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Season 1


Meet the host + judges

mentor

Sir John

Sir John is a world renowned celebrity makeup artist with an impressive client list that includes Beyonce.


Meet the contestants

contestant

Amanda Terry

Amanda believes that there are no rules to makeup and works full-time as a makeup artist for celebrities, TV and film. This independent woman says that success is her ultimate goal in life. She has struggled her whole life through bad family circumstances and wants to win American Beauty Star to start an easier life. “It’s […]

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Andrew Velazquez

Andrew is a first generation Mexican American who earned his Fashion Certification and Cosmetology License by the age of 18 and has been in the beauty industry for over 18 years. He has done everything from the VMA’s, Emmy’s, Grammy’s, Rupaul and Kardashians all while working as a leader at MAC. He later moved on […]

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Catherine Shim

Do not let this beautiful woman’s appearance fool you. She has worked the graveyard shift protecting the Long Island parks as a Law Enforcer for over a decade, while during the day taking care of her three kids, her husband, and managing her Instagram account that caters to over 1M followers. Catherine is a self […]

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Corey Ford

This isn’t his first time at the rodeo! From a child, Corey Ford wanted to be a star. Before he was featured on OWN Network’s Houston Beauty, Corey attended beauty school and developed his true talent. After his appearance on the show, Corey became known as the celebrity hair stylist in Houston. His bold personality, love […]

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Danny Jelaca

Danny, an insanely flamboyant, over the top Miami hairstylist of over two decades, brings a long list of celebrity clientele to the party such as Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Naomi Campbell and Ivanka Trump. In 2002 he opened his own salon in South Beach’s most prestigious neighborhood and it has continued to be a massive […]

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Jenny Strebe

This small town mom of two packs a serious punch. Her and her husband dedicate their lives to Jenny’s career and her brand, ‘Confessions of a Hairstylist’. The family is from Tempe, Arizona but they are constantly on the road so Jenny can teach her specific hair techniques to large groups of people. They travel […]

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John Blaine

Hair extraordinaire, John Blaine is a fearless leader who never holds back. He’s worked in the industry for over two decades branding himself as one of the top celebrity hairstylists in the country. His flamboyant and sassy attitude coupled with his talent makes him a force to be reckoned with.

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Kym Nicole

This hardworking mom wants give her children what she never had as a little girl. Growing up in an abusive household never stopped Kym Nicole from dreaming big and reaching her goals. She formerly worked at a huge salon, but now has her own private salon servicing celebrity clients. She has also worked in a […]

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Mitchell Halliday

Mitchell is 18 years old, from the United Kingdom, and is ready for his second shot at fame. His boy band appeared on the X- Factor last year and after being eliminated in the final round, Mitchell decided to pursue his second passion, makeup. He currently works in a local salon doing makeup, but thanks […]

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Silvia Reis

Although Silvia seems typical, at 32 years young she is a salon owner in San Francisco, A Redkin trained hair specialist, and a YouTube Influencer. Her family, originally from Portugal, moved to America to give her the life they never had. Silvia uses her parents strength as a constant reminder to work harder. She met […]

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Tyme The Infamous

Tyme’s dream was to attend FIDM and become a leader in the fashion industry. Shortly after being accepted she was crushed when her family told her they could not afford to send her to college. Instead of letting the news deter her, it propelled her further into pursuing makeup full time through social media. She […]

contestant

Amanda Terry

Amanda believes that there are no rules to makeup and works full-time as a makeup artist for celebrities, TV and film. This independent woman says that success is her ultimate goal in life. She has struggled her whole life through bad family circumstances and wants to win American Beauty Star to start an easier life. “It’s […]

contestant

Andrew Velazquez

Andrew is a first generation Mexican American who earned his Fashion Certification and Cosmetology License by the age of 18 and has been in the beauty industry for over 18 years. He has done everything from the VMA’s, Emmy’s, Grammy’s, Rupaul and Kardashians all while working as a leader at MAC. He later moved on […]

contestant

Catherine Shim

Do not let this beautiful woman’s appearance fool you. She has worked the graveyard shift protecting the Long Island parks as a Law Enforcer for over a decade, while during the day taking care of her three kids, her husband, and managing her Instagram account that caters to over 1M followers. Catherine is a self […]

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