Academy to the Aspiring Makeup Professionals in DMV


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720 Grant Street Suite E,
Herndon, Virginia 20170

BELIEVE. DREAM. CREATE. with Axel Makeup Academy

Axel Vasquez


Professional Makeup Artist

Licensed Cosmetologist

Professional Makeup Artist and License Hairstylist with over 10 years in the Beauty Industry.

Axel's Background in Beauty

Axel Vasquez

As a child in Guatemala, Axel Vasquez always knew beauty was his passion. Starting with the practice of doing updos with his sister when he was young, to watching beauty pageants and helping local girls succeed in their transformation into pageant queens, his passion for beauty kept growing. 

Professional Makeup Artist

Today, Axel is a professional makeup artist and certified instructor. From his first job at Aveda, followed by Dior Cosmetics and MAC Cosmetics, he honed his skills as a consummate pro in the application of eye-opening makeup designs. 

Axel’s career has spanned over seven years, during which time he took numerous makeup classes and even went to makeup school to become certified. Since he got his start, Axel has built a large clientele in the DMV area, including helping prepare people for weddings, quinceañeras, fashion shows, TV appearances, and other events. 

Today, Axel is the founder and with a hand selected Team at Axel Makeup Academy and Hair Studio to serve you and to bring your desires and dream to fruition in the Beauty Industry.

Beauty is a Multibillion Dollar Industry. Build your Empire Today!

The multibillion dollar industry of makeup is demanding The need of makeup artists and is expanding very fast. This career is providing many opportunities to grow and to make money. And I, as your educator will guide you and help you to learn the skills and to stay focus on your goal of becoming a successful Professional Makeup Artist.

“I will never stop dreaming, because dreams do come true as long as you believe in yourself.”

                                                                                                                — Axel Vasquez

Axel's Mom is an Ageless Beauty | American Beauty Star

Published on February 28th 2019

When your mom's your client, what do you do! You make her look like the ageless beauty just as Axel Vasquez did in episode 9. Judge Leah Wyar weighs in on his winning look.

Runner up in American Beauty Star Season 2