In an exciting development, Key Publishing Group announced today that famed make-up artist Kabuki will headline IMATS New York and Los Angeles 2012.

Known for editorial (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle), celebrity (Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson), TV and film (Sex and the City, Party Monster) and runway make-up (Zac Posen, Diesel, Jason Wu, Miss Sixty), Kabuki is one of the most exciting talents working today.

Acclaimed artist Kabuki to be keynote speaker at IMATS New York and Los Angeles 2012
Kabuki photo by Karl Giant

IMATS New York takes place April 14-15 at Pier 94. This larger venue will host more exhibitors, award-winning educators and more. For details, visit

IMATS Los Angeles will be June 23-24 at the Pasadena Convention Center. This largest IMATS will celebrate its 15th year with award-winning speakers, an expanded exhibitor floor, showcase pieces debuting at the Make-up Museum and—new for 2012—a special make-up effects area for vendors, demonstrations and more. Visit soon for details.

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