Makeup and Education


Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore – Jos Brands is well known all around the world for his great specialist competence, expertise, his creativity and not least for his exceptional team spirit. At Fashion Shows in Düsseldorf or Paris, but also at beauty contests, for example Miss Universe, he is able to lead teams made up of numerous nations in a highly professional way and at the same time always ensure a pleasant working atmosphere.

Jos Brands was born in Antwerp; at the Royal Opera in his home town he learnt the profession of make-up artist. During his international career he passed through all the key stations of this profession – from activities in films, on television and theatre stages through to studio work with fashion photographers and designers such as Raf Simons or Viktor & Rolf right up to advertising in international magazines for world brands such as Canon or Pentax.

Jos Brands has a professorship at the renowned Antwerp Municipal Institute for Adult Education - SIVO. In his lecturing activities the most important thing for him is to guarantee that the young up-and-coming talent in the make-up artist profession receives high-quality training as this is the decisive prerequisite for finding a job as a qualified make-up artist.

For many years Jos Brands has been advising Messe Düsseldorf as an expert and serves as a jury member in the make-up championships within the framework of BEAUTY INTERNATIONAL. In addition, the make-up expert specialized in airbrush and body-painting has been working as a seminar instructor worldwide for more than ten years. In “Airbrush and Make-up” he has written a standard work for professionals in this make-up art.