Michael M.
Michael M.

Wikipedia: 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 2 Career 3 Charities 4 Books 5 References 6 Media Appearances 7 Categories 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’s 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’s 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’s solo guest of the hour as he made her over in front of millions of viewers. He also made regular appearances on Cleveland’s 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’s vacationing host, Fred Griffith, and co-host the show with Connie Dieken. Maron’s reputation as one of the world’s 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’s 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’s 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’s 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’s success led to his celebrity makeup video, Michael Maron’s 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 “facial differences.” 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’s prisons. Maron currently hosts a monthly radio program, “Beauty & Lifestyle with Michael Maron,” which can be heard on “Talk at Ten,” 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, “Hollywood Makeovers That Will Amaze You” Woman’s Day, “Do Almost Anything Better Guide” Apr. 2, 1996 Les Nouvelle Esthetique, “The Trend in Glamor (Mr. Makeover, Michael Maron),” Joel Gerson, Oct. 1997 http://reddressdiary.blogspot.com/2009/12/fabulous-over-40-10-top-make-up-tips.html Orlando Sentinel LIFESTYLE Journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, January 1995 - Volume 95 - Issue 1 – pp. 192 http://www.wellsphere.com/skin-beauty-article/fabulous-over-40-10-top-make-up-tips/905838 http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1901577 Orlando Sentinel, Plain Truth About Makeup Enlightening Look At Transformations Of Hollywood Stars, Jean Patteson, October 6, 1987 http://women.webmd.com/features http://fabulously40.com/ http://www.permanent-line.com/news.html Ellensburg Daily Record http://torahwomen.com/ http://tv.msn.com/tv World Class Speakers & Entertainers Les Nouvelle Esthetique, “Michael Maron’s Beauty Forecast,” Aug. 1997 Los Angeles Times, Life and Style, “Head and Shoulders” Los Angeles Times, View, “TV’s Beauty Brokers Fashon; With millions of Eliza Doolittle’s watching, late-night TV is becoming the province of makeover mavens” Beth Amkrier, Feb 28, 1990 Los Angeles Times Magazine, “About Face Successful Makeovers Depend on More than Cosmetics,” Paddy Calistro, Nov. 9, 1986 Los Angeles Times, Fashion, “Hot Dots: Real or Not, Moles Make a Mark,” Michael Quintanilla, July 18, 1990 American Salon, “A Perfect Blend” American Salon, “Beauty Boost” Playgirl, “Makeover Winners” The Washington Post, Jan 1, 1984; June 17, 1984 McCall’s Magazine Oprah The Merv Griffin Show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Good Morning America Today The Phil Donahue Show The Montel Williams Show The Jerry Springer Show “A.M. 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