Meet Dimitri

Dimitri James

Dimitri James is a professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician whose work has graced the runway and the red carpet as well as national and international television shows and magazines. He is also a highly sought-after cosmetology teacher, training makeup artists and estheticians for renowned beauty brands. His educational background inspired him to write two beauty books, Becoming Beauty and Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls. However, the title he is proudest of is Founder of Skinn Cosmetics, a line of premium skincare formulas and color cosmetics.

Dimitri credits his long and successful career in the industry to his innate ability to see and bring out the beauty in everyone. Growing up, his passion for his future profession was sparked by his mother and two grandmothers, all European-trained estheticians, who made their own skincare products from the finest natural ingredients. They instilled in him that what matters most when it comes to beauty is what’s on the inside. True beauty, his mother always taught him, comes not only from having a good heart and mind, of course, but also how a person feels about themselves. Further, his grandmothers didn’t care about fancy packaging and how their products looked, they cared about what their products were made of and how they made people feel. Dimitri took these lessons to heart and followed in their footsteps to become a licensed esthetician himself, and went on to serve as a makeup artist for some of the world’s most iconic beauty brands, including Estee Lauder, Chanel, Revlon, Lancôme and Borghese.

With the creation of Skinn Cosmetics in 2002, Dimitri has now added the distinction of pioneer to his resume. His goal when he started Skinn was to make the finest skincare formulas and bring them to the world at prices real people could afford—and he’s proud to say he’s accomplished that mission. As the company’s founder, he’s involved in every step of creating new formulations, from visiting the organic farms that grow some of our ingredients, to traveling the world to promote Skinn and learn new beauty trends. However Dimitri’s favorite part of the job is meeting his loyal customers. His high energy, informative live makeovers and demos have earned him legions of loyal fans across the globe and he continues to be inspired by his customers’ stories and life-changing transformations.

 

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Dimitri James

Learn about where he first started, what gets him excited and why he decided to make a change.

Learn about where he first started, what gets him excited and why he decided to make a change.