Before you put on that “killa” look…you need your locks tamed (Nataki Minix at CoStars Style Studio.com) and the face to be “beat”…and who better to see than Ms. Malika J *stunning in the fashionable green dress* (@mjfaces on twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org)! If you have never met or heard of Malika J you’ve definitely seen her handy work because this darling’s star is shooting the top faster than a comet… Her super sweet manner makes her kind of a super nova! Malika says… “I believe there are two types of people: those that allow things to happen to them and those that make things happen for them. I like to believe that I am the person making things happen for others”. And in having a conversation with her you see exacttly what she means. A very passionate love of what she does, sharing this passion with others and just being a ROCKSTAR on the face makes her one of my fashionable favs.
Beauty, passion and originality are just a few words that convey the ambitious nature and determination of image consultant & executive producer Malika James. From radio to television, Malika’s artistic style and creativity has influenced the image and persona of some of today’s hottest musicians, models and on-air talents.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Malika’s road to success began while studying telecommunications and film at the University of Alabama. Actively engaged in community affairs, Malika got her start as a radio personality with a local station conducting live remotes, interviews and special events. Eager to sharpen her natural abilities and talents, she soon became an intern with an NBC Affiliate learning step-by-step the art of news broadcasting and television production. Malika realized there were several key elements necessary to making on-air personalities appealing and persuasive particularly within the realm of image consulting. With these insights, Malika transitioned into the world of makeup artistry with MAC Cosmetics. From makeup application to skin care management, Malika embraced the opportunity to service an array of clients on proper skin etiquette thereby allowing her to follow her passion of becoming a freelance makeup artist within network television.
Since moving to Atlanta in 2005, Malika has diversified her portfolio working with a host of companies, celebrities and major networks including Bravo, TNT, MTV, TBS, BET and CNN under her company, MJ FACES. Notable public figures such as Atlanta Falcons owner Author Blank and Jane Fonda have utilized her freelance services.
To date, MJ FACES has shared priceless experiences alongside notable photographers such Marc Baptiste, Sean Cokes, Chris Standford, Harold Daniels, Andrew Zaeh, Donna Permell and Hannibal Matthews. Her work has been featured in today’s hottest music, fashion and lifestyle publications such as Rolling Stone, Essence, Jet, 944, GQ and Uptown Magazine. MJ FACES’ roster includes singing sensation Janelle Monae http://vimeo.com/14252483 , Tameka Raymond, super producer Swiss Beats, songstress Angie Stone, Ludacris, TI, Big Boi of the dynamic hip hop duo Outkast, Pharrell, Akon, T-Pain as well as sports commentators Chris Webber and Ahmad Rashad, the Coca Cola Company and Turner Broadcasting Systems. Recently, MJ FACES also welcomed Cynthia Bailey of Bravo’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 3 to the client roster.
A firm believer that “dreams really do come true”, Malika benefits greatly from each of these experiences. Inspired by their stories and relentless pursuit of happiness, Malika has begun to embark on the next chapter on her own journey – developing film content based on true stories that seek to uplift, inspire and encourage dialogue about life, love, politics, and philanthropy between artists and the global community. Following her dreams, Malika James is confident MJ FACES will continue to flourish and prosper, remain a trustworthy and credible resource within the natural cosmetics, fashion and film industry worldwide. Follow her on twitter @mjfaces.
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