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 my company, 3Jay productions in 2006. A multi-faceted firm of professionals that 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. 


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, photoshoots, 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. Some may think I should have stopped here but I knew as I continued to cultivate my craft it was only right that I return back to school and enhance another skill. It was time that I moved on from doing "kitchen hair" & simplistic styling. As such during the 2020 pandemic I went back to school to obtain my hair styling license through an education at Sally Rogerson Academy.


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 2020, I was named an International Award Winning Artist through International Beauty Industry Awards. In 2021, I launched a line of beauty tools entitled BLND Beaute that also come with a virtual educational component.

As a Platform Educator, I travel to offer other professionals training in business and beauty. I also developed a curriculum for aspiring Makeup Artists which is currently undergoing copyright and will be available as a virtual training in late 2021. I also have an educational platform entitled the Style Exhibition which provides continuing education for those in the beauty industry in addition to providing behind-the-chair services to agencies, business owners, commercial campaigns, and an array of talents.


As a Licensed Hair Stylist, Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist, I personally educate my clients on having healthy hair and skin. I also 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


  • 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



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

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

  • 2019-2021 - 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, South Carolina

Events & Trade Shows

  • 2021 - ISSE Digital Experience, IECSC Las Vegas, Black Beauty Expo, Americas Beauty Show & Premiere Orlando

  • 2020 - BEACON at ISSE & Textured Workshop, Virtual Events - Artistry Arsenal, The Beauty Breakdown/PBA, Texture vs. Race, & Cantu Elevate

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

  • 2018 - ISSE & Premiere Orlando

  • 2016 - AZ Natural Hair Expo


Host/Brand Ambassador

  • 2021 - Present Stylist Ambassador, Palmer's

  • 2020 - Present Brand Ambassador, The Sexiest Beauty

  • 2019 - 2020 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