Jalia Pettis, Licensed Beauty Pro

About Jalia...

Jalia Pettis began her journey in the beauty industry in 2008. After much trial & error, she relocated from South Carolina to Arizona in 2012 which catapulted her career. In July 2015 she became a Beacon Award Winner, in 2017 was named NAHA 2017 Finalist for Makeup Artist of the Year, in 2018 embarked upon her journey as a Platform Educator, in 2020 was named an International Beauty Industry Award Winner, and in 2021 she earned yet another licensure in hairstyling. She also holds the title of 2022 NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year. As a Session Stylist, Jalia works in a variety of commercial settings to include film, television, and editorial. Jalia is truly skilled in multiple areas to include HR Management, Business Development, Contract Writing, Creative & Art Direction, what she refers to as the perfect mix of beauty & brains and the definition of #iammybrand. Her goal as an educator is to equip others with the tools and self-confidence to start the adventure that comes with the industry.


  • 2020-2021 (Hair Styling) SR Academy

  • 2014 (Esthetics) Penrose Academy

  • 2010 - 2012 (Makeup Artistry) EPro Institute

  • 1998 - 1999 (Business Management) Arizona Western College

  • 1995 - 1998 (Liberal Arts) Western Michigan University


  • 2022 NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year (PBA)

  • 2020-2021 International Beauty Industry Award Winner - Culturally Inspired Makeup

  • 2020 - Creative Artist of the Year Nominee - Sheen Magazine

  • 2019-2022 - Top Makeup Artists of Phoenix, AZ via Expertise.com

  • 2018 - American Small Business Championship, State of Arizona (SCORE)

  • 2017 - NAHA Finalist Makeup Artist of the Year (PBA)

  • 2016 - Arizona State Captain (PBA)

  • 2015 - BEACON Award Winner (PBA)

  • 2014 - National Technical Honor Society

  • 2012 - Most Interesting Minorities of Columbia, SC