The Afro Hair Culture & Beauty Festival Masterclass
The name Maisie Dunbar is synonymous with beauty. With more than two decades of industry experience, she is one of the most sought-after celebrity beauty experts in the world.
As founder of the award-winning Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge, based in metropolitan Washington, DC, Maisie has earned a stellar reputation as a talented makeup artist, skilled nail technician, and holistic lifestyle professional. Throughout her illustrious career, she has garnered numerous accolades and awards for her expertise in the fast-paced industry. From Oprah, Donna Karan and Patti LaBelle, to Cameron Diaz, Sharon Osbourne and Common, Maisie’s client list reads like the Who’s Who of fashion and entertainment. Her creativity, wealth of knowledge, and professionalism have landed her work in the pages of Vanity Fair, O Magazine, Glamour, Italian Vogue, Ebony, Essence and Seventeen, to name a few. Maisie is also a regularly featured television and radio personality who has been featured on FOX TV, WOLB talk radio, TLC, BET, and many others. Her work has graced several advertising campaigns for clients such as Samsung, Revlon, Ashley Stewart, Steve Madden and Anne Klein. Unmatched in her expertise, she’s often recognized by major publications and cosmetology schools for her innovation and attention to detail.
A native of Liberia, West Africa and proud mother of an ambitious young man, Maisie has broken barriers as a leader in her industry, launching BluffaJo Cosmetics in 2006. A leading edge skin care and professional makeup brand, BluffaJo uses high pigment minerals and natural ingredients to enhance the beauty of women worldwide. In 2016, BluffaJo went international launching in Ghana and Nigeria, West Africa to rave reviews, and providing celebrity-quality products to a fast-growing African market.
Despite her busy schedule, this beloved beauty professional is passionate about mentoring and training others—regularly hosting sold out seminars on techniques and business strategies of the beauty industry. Her awards are too many to list and include: Maryland Top 100 MBE Business of the Year, Salon of the Year Winner by Nails Magazine, Café Mocha ‘Salute Her’ honoree, and the Minerva Entrepreneur Award.