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Noel Dalton - Founder/Head Trainer

In 2008, after working as a resident Makeup Artist for Chanel Beauty, Southwest Institute of Makeup Artistry founder Noel Dalton fell into a job teaching airbrush makeup at a local beauty school. At the time, finding full-time employment as a freelance makeup artist was virtually impossible in her hometown of Albuquerque, NM. After weeks of searching and following a few Craigslist leads, Dalton was hired as an instructor at Urban Academy, (now Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy). It was then that her love of teaching and professional education was set in motion.

Noel decided to open her own studio in 2009 - a quaint and colorful 400 square foot store front in the heart of downtown Albuquerque. The Vanity Makeup Studio was one the first makeup studios in New Mexico. With an intense desire to elevate the game, she became known for her portfolio building workshops, which involved well known photographers from all around the USA. By offering these workshops to fellow beauty industry peers and aspiring makeup artists, she not only elevated the Makeup Artistry game in New Mexico, she created it.

Now boasting over a decade of professional experience, Noel has worked with internationally published photographers, celebrities, hundreds of bridal parties and models across every major city in the country. Known for her artistic eye and precise attention to detail, she is able to beautifully transform each individual in a way that is subtle and profound. With a style that is colorful and ethereal; she's a pro at giving each client a magazine-worthy natural glow. Southwest Institute of Makeup Artistry is the newest incarnation of Noel’s creativity, love of makeup, and desire to help others achieve their dreams.


Monica Chavez Syverson

Transforming a woman into her best self by simply enhancing her natural beauty is foremost in the mind of makeup artist Monica Syverson.

With more than 13 years experience in areas such as product knowledge, makeup education, skin and makeup consultation, bridal, and National makeup artist events, her work has taken her throughout New Mexico and all the way to Boston. Throughout Monica’s career, she has learned that listening to your client and creating a comfortable, clean, flawless makeup application is what women want. It’s this simple principle that has made Monica so successful in her makeup career and in educating other aspiring makeup artists, as well as her clients, to do the same.


Danielle Bridges

Danielle is a firm believer in celebrating the inner beauty and spirit of her clients. Makeup is truly an art form to her and she lives and breathes the industry.

Every client is special, every face an exciting blank canvas and opportunity to create a piece of art! Danielle believes that makeup is a limitless tool; an adventure. After a decade in the Makeup Industry, Danielle’s talents have been featured on runways, film, television, print, corporate media, weddings, Celebrity grooming, and everything in between!

Her most important job, however, is giving back. Sharing the gift of real-world knowledge and education to her clients and other aspiring makeup artists is her inspiration. Danielle wants everyone to live their best life and would love to share her passion and vast skill set with the world!

Southwest Insitute of Makeup Artistry will allow her to do just that.


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