Michael Maron is an American makeup artist, beauty industry entrepreneur, photographer, best-selling author and media personality. Maron is best known for pioneering the before-and-after makeover phenomenon.
1 Early Life
6 Media Appearances
Maron was born in New York and grew up in southern California. A child prodigy, he became a professional portrait artist at the age of twelve, and then dabbled in acting and modeling. He appeared in television commercials and hosted his own radio show on KCRW National Public Radio. After obtaining his Master‚Äôs degree in filmmaking and television production at UCLA, he was selected to join the UCLA Theater Arts teaching staff. Production work on numerous primetime television shows followed. A self-taught photographer, Maron specialized in fashion and beauty photography as well as makeup design. Known for doing the makeup on his photography clients, his distinctive work caught the eye of legendary model/agent, Wilhelmina Cooper, founder of Wilhelmina Models. It was Wilhelmina who helped launch his career.
Maron‚Äôs expertise in beauty, fashion and design has been highlighted in scores of magazines and television shows. One of his first televised appearances was with a makeover on comedienne Phyllis Diller on The Merv Griffin Show. Their segment garnered a tremendous response. That particular show won an Emmy Award. Maron has appeared multiple times on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He was spotlighted as Oprah‚Äôs solo guest of the hour as he made her over in front of millions of viewers.
He also made regular appearances on Cleveland‚Äôs groundbreaking television show, The Morning Exchange, which was the first morning show to use a "living room" set and establish the now familiar concept of news and weather at the top and bottom of the hour. Maron was invited to temporarily fill in for the show‚Äôs vacationing host, Fred Griffith, and co-host the show with Connie Dieken. Maron‚Äôs reputation as one of the world‚Äôs top beauty authorities, innovative cosmetic developers and best-selling beauty authors, is highly recognized. Over the years, his roster of clients includes show business beauties, top models and legendary film stars. Maron co-founded and developed two successful cosmetic lines on QVC in the U.S., Britain and Germany. He has been one of QVC‚Äôs most beloved long-term, on-air guests and resident beauty authorities. Having served as former makeup consultant to the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Maron‚Äôs expertise has been sought after by cosmetic surgeons throughout the U.S. In addition to his popular engagements on the lecture circuit, he is often invited to speak at medical symposiums. He has served as spokesperson and consultant for many Fortune 500 companies including; Clairol, Matrix Essentials, Unilever, Shaklee Corporation and the Miss Universe Organization. Maron became a published author in his twenties with his first book, Child Inside Me, followed by his bestseller, Michael Maron‚Äôs Instant Makeover Magic. This book, written and photographed by Maron, was the first beauty book to show dozens of famous Hollywood stars without a stitch of makeup. The book‚Äôs success led to his celebrity makeup video, Michael Maron‚Äôs Makeover Magic. The video was a trailblazer for how-to videos in the cosmetic industry.
Maron specialized in advanced corrective makeup techniques for burn survivors and individuals with ‚Äúfacial differences.‚Äù His book, Makeover Miracles, was the first beauty book to document the marriage of corrective cosmetics with the latest breakthroughs in cosmetic surgery and anti-aging strategies. His work was recognized by Dr. Elliott H. Rose, renowned reconstructive surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai Medical Center. Rose invited Maron to contribute a chapter on corrective cosmetic techniques for his comprehensive medical reference book, Aesthetic Facial Restoration.
Maron devotes his time and resources to a number of charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Operation Smile, and conducts makeovers and seminars in burn centers and women‚Äôs prisons.
Maron currently hosts a monthly radio program, ‚ÄúBeauty & Lifestyle with Michael Maron,‚Äù which can be heard on ‚ÄúTalk at Ten,‚Äù WPCR radio, PortClintonRadio.com. He resides in Los Angeles.
Child Inside Me, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN-10:0448161877
Michael Maron's Instant Makeover Magic, Warner Books, ISBN-10: 044638187X
Makeover Miracles: A Before-and-After Guide to Corrective Makeup, Cosmetic Surgery, and Anti-Aging Strategies, Random House, ISBN-10: 0517584301
Michael Maron's Makeover Magic, 1 hr. video
The Smart Woman's Guide To Plastic Surgery, Jean M. Loftus, photography by Michael Maron, ISBN-10: 0809225832
Ladies Home Journal, ‚ÄúHollywood Makeovers That Will Amaze You‚Äù
Woman‚Äôs Day, ‚ÄúDo Almost Anything Better Guide‚Äù Apr. 2, 1996
Les Nouvelle Esthetique, ‚ÄúThe Trend in Glamor (Mr. Makeover, Michael Maron),‚Äù Joel Gerson, Oct. 1997
Orlando Sentinel LIFESTYLE
Journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, January 1995 - Volume 95 - Issue 1 ‚Äì pp. 192
Orlando Sentinel, Plain Truth About Makeup Enlightening Look At Transformations Of Hollywood Stars, Jean Patteson, October 6, 1987
Ellensburg Daily Record
World Class Speakers & Entertainers
Les Nouvelle Esthetique, ‚ÄúMichael Maron‚Äôs Beauty Forecast,‚Äù Aug. 1997
Los Angeles Times, Life and Style, ‚ÄúHead and Shoulders‚Äù
Los Angeles Times, View, ‚ÄúTV‚Äôs Beauty Brokers Fashon; With millions of Eliza Doolittle‚Äôs watching, late-night TV is becoming the province of makeover mavens‚Äù Beth Amkrier, Feb 28, 1990
Los Angeles Times Magazine, ‚ÄúAbout Face Successful Makeovers Depend on More than Cosmetics,‚Äù Paddy Calistro, Nov. 9, 1986
Los Angeles Times, Fashion, ‚ÄúHot Dots: Real or Not, Moles Make a Mark,‚Äù Michael Quintanilla, July 18, 1990
American Salon, ‚ÄúA Perfect Blend‚Äù
American Salon, ‚ÄúBeauty Boost‚Äù
Playgirl, ‚ÄúMakeover Winners‚Äù
The Washington Post, Jan 1, 1984; June 17, 1984
The Merv Griffin Show
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
Good Morning America
The Phil Donahue Show
The Montel Williams Show
The Jerry Springer Show
‚ÄúA.M. Los Angeles‚Äù