Jalia Pettis

I consider myself a Visionary and a woman who wears many hats. Having a business background composed of over 20-years in Human Resource Management coupled with Training and Marketing experience. I started by compnay, 3Jay productions in 2006. A multi-faceted firm of professionals which caters to those in the beauty, fashion and entertainment industries. 3Jay Productions offers a broad range of services to include business development, brand management, imaging, art direction, event planning and writing services. I also have team of freelance/licensed beauty professionals and experienced fashion professionals called the Style Exhibition who provide services to agencies, business owners, commercial campaigns and an array of talents.


In 2008 I launched my freelance makeup artistry career. After a solid year of trial and error coupled with frustration I began seeking out mentors and actually took the initiative to study the craft of makeup artistry. I discovered that I had complete joy in this area of creativity and began booking fashion events, photo shoots and travel throughout the southeast. I knew in order to take my career full-time I would need to relocate and moved from South Carolina to Arizona in late 2012. In 2014 I returned to school to study esthetics and graduated from Penrose Academy at the top of my class.


In July 2015 I became a Beacon Award Winner and in May 2017 was named NAHA Finalist for Makeup Artist of the Year both accomplishments through the Professional Beauty Association. In 2018 I began my journey as a Platform Educator traveling to offer other professionals training. I also developed a curriculum for aspiring Makeup Artists which is currently undergoing copyright and will be available as training in 2021. As a Licensed Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist, I educate my clients on having healthy skin; the skin that lives under the glitz and glamour. I write as a guest contributor for various blogs and print publications. As a proud mother of three my life philosophy is based on faith and perseverance.


Resides in Phoenix, Arizona

Willing to travel upon request


1995 - 1998 (Liberal Arts)

Western Michigan University

1998 - 1999 (Business Management)

Arizona Western College

2010 - 2012 (Makeup Artistry)

EPro Institute

2014 (Esthetics)

Penrose Academy



2012 - Most Interesting Minorities of Columbia, South Carolina

2014 - National Technical Honor Society

2015 - BEACON Award Winner (PBA)

2016 - Arizona State Captain (PBA)

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

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

2019 & 2020 - Top Makeup Artists of Phoenix, AZ via Expertise.com

2020 - Creative Artist of the Year Nominee for Makeup Artistry - Sheen Magazine

Events & Trade Shows

2016 - AZ Natural Hair Expo

2018 - International Salon & Spa Expo & Premiere Orlando

2019 - International Salon & Spa Expo, AZ Natural Hair Expo, The Image Expo, Premiere Orlando, IECSC Las Vegas, The Boss Lady Event, Strategizing Your Way to Equal Pay Symposium, and Style Exhibition

2020 - BEACON at ISSE & Textured Workshop

2020 Virtual Events - Artistry Arsenal, The Beauty Breakdown/PBA, Texture vs. Race, Digital Makeup Class/PBA


Host/Brand Ambassador

2019 - Present

Content Creator, Coil Beauty

2019 - 2020

Beauty Writer, WOE Magazine

2019 - 2020

Brand Ambassador, Camille Rose Beauty

2018 - 2019

Web Series, Beauty with Jalia Pettis on Beauty Bridge