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About Jalia...

Jalia Pettis is an Arizona-based makeup artist, hairstylist, and educator. Her passion and ability have been recognized with numerous awards, including NAHA Finalist for Educator of the Year (2024), Denman Stage Star USA (2023), and NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year (2022). Pettis’ work spans a variety of settings, from film, television, and editorial, to creative direction and business development. In addition, she has worked with a range of clients, from internationally recognized brands to musicians, celebrities, athletes, and more. A truly multifaceted artist, Pettis excels in a broad spectrum of specialties, from clean beauty to men’s grooming, natural hair, high-octane glamor, and much more. As an educator, her goal is to equip others with the tools and self-confidence to start their industry adventure.


  • 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


  • 2024 North American Hairstyling Awards - Educator of the Year Finalist

  • 2023 Denman Stage Star USA

  • 2023 Global Image Awards Finalist - Makeup Artistry

  • 2022 North American Hairstyling Awards - Makeup Artist of the Year

  • 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

  • 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

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