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 Akemi Yagi has been in the cosmetic industry for over 20 years.  Born in Japan she relocated to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue her dream of becoming a professional make-up artist.

 A graduate from the Joe Blasco make-up school, Akemi went on         to work closely with one of top make-up artist gaining valuable on-set experience.

 Akemi assisted on the Grammy Awards show and music videos for Janet Jackson’s “Son of a Gun,” Aerosmith’s “Jaded,”and make up for Ricky Martin, Madonna and more.


Akemi has a special skills set which enables her to do incredibly         detailed work. She is an expert in creating an eyebrow shape to suit her clients' face using a specific method of measurement and placement.

 As well as her make-up career Akemi is a licensed esthetician and 

 enjoys the balance between being in a creative environment on-set and the contrast of a relaxing spa, focusing on anti-aging       treatments.


Work Experience/clients:

2014 Baby Couture Magazine for Nikki DeLoach

2013 Baby couture magazine for Una Healy

2012 Baby couture magazine for Candace Cameron

2011 Germany TV Show

2011 Suss Desugn

2010 Suss Design

2010 Blü Magazine

2010 944 Magazine

2010 CocoEco Magazine

2010 Duwop Campaigns

2010 Germany TV Show

2009 CocoEco Magazine

2009 944 Magazine

2009 Head Make-up for Roberto De Villacis

2008 Baby couture magazine for Chris Cornell 

2009 Suss Design

2008 Suss Design

2007-2009 Mariel Hemingway ADVERTISING

2007 SOGORI Jewelry

2007 ACTIVE Various local fashion shows, including:

2007 Elsie Katz Spring

2006 LA Fashion Weekly

2005 Ed Hardy

2004 Von Dutch


make-up assistant on location at various music video shoots, including Aerosmith “Jaded” Anri “Ever Blue” Bette Midler Ednita Nazario Janet Jackson “Son of a Gun” Kristen W. “Stronger” Marilyn Manson “Don’t Like the Drugs” Marilyn Manson “Dope Show” Patti Labelle[cameo] “Dilemma” Snoop Dogg Strom “Elements” Zoe Girl Make-up

Assistant to top celebrities at various music award shows, including:


2002 Patti LaBella Soul Train’s Lady of Soul Awards

2001 Aerosmith American Music Awards

2001 Madonna Grammy Awards

2001 Shakira Latin Grammy Awards

2001 tATu Grammy Awards

2001 Marilyn Manson American Music Awards

2001 Britney Spears American Music Awards

2000 Rickey Martin Billboard Awards

2000 Rickey Martin Grammy Awards

2000 N’Sync Billboard Awards

2000 N’Sync MTV Music Awards

2000 Shakira Latin Grammy Awards

2000 Britney Spears MTV Music Awards

1999 Rickey Martin Grammy Awards make-up assistant to Commercials/PSA

Burger King

Coca Cola

Date Raoe-Rave




Make-up Assistant to Photo Shoots/Appearances






Pussycat Dolls


Tracy Ross



Sandra Vidal

make-up assistant to various celebrities at top music tours, including 2001 Madonna Promotional world tours Los Angeles, CA


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