About The Founder

 Barbara Layne

Executive Profile

Barbara LayneAs Founder of Academy of Makeup & Fashion – On Set, Lady Layne Cosmetics and Beverly Hills Image Consultants, Ms. Layne has achieved international recognition for her outstanding accomplishments in the fields of professional image consulting, beauty products development and her schools of beauty and media makeup artistry.

As a proud mother of four, she was attracted to professions involving any form of “Self Improvement” She managed Health Spas and then went into the beauty field. “I believe that being self-sufficient and independent leads to confidence and high esteem.” I had to be Self-employed to accomplish that.” Now, with extensive experience in the fields of image, beauty and health, Ms. Layne is dedicated to helping men and women enhance and manage their total image and careers. Her appreciation, knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse images is the result of having lived, worked and traveled in thirty countries on four continents.

As a freelance commercial, television, print, theatrical, film and video hair and makeup artist and image consultant, Barbara Layne has worked with Heather Locklear, Mimi Rogers, Sharon Stone, Roddy McDowall, Debbie Allen, Sally Kellerman, Jeff Goldblum, Florence Henderson,Teri Garr, Nichelle Nichols, Connie Stevens, Ricardo Montalbon, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ed Begley Jr., Pat Boone, Rob Weller and Mary Frann, Lee Greenwood, Phyllis Diller,Ben Vereen,  Alan Rachins, Woody Harrelson, Tim Matheson, Mare Willingham, Dennis Hopper, Soleil Moon Fry  and many other celebrities.

Barbara Layne’s professional career in image management and makeup training has included positions with corporate clients including Marinello Cosmetology Schools, Noeiver Cosmetics, Nabisco, Easter Seals Telethons, Dole Raisons, Hand Corporation, Summer Salt Records, Models Bootcamp, Forever Spring Skin Care, Amway, Viviane Woodard Cosmetics, Television Talk Shows, News Casters, Gourmet Choice Health Foods, European Health Spas and the Total Fitness Centers.

Barbara’s latest book is titled “Inspired Style” and co-authored by many of her Image Consultant associates. She wrote the syndicated newspaper column titled “Image Matters,” and has been quoted in many magazines as an authority in the fields of beauty and image. She also writes monthly newsletters for various companies. She is on the Advisory Boards of the National “Esthetique” Magazine, and Viviane Woodard Cosmetics.

Ms. Layne’s reputation in Hollywood as a Master of international makeup prompted an invitation from Japan to open CIAC a school of makeup and a chain of glamour photography studios. As a fearless adventurer she moved to Japan and rode a bicycle for 3 years! After completing her business challenge she opened the first  Total Image & Makeup Academy in prestigious Brentwood, California.

Barbara currently is a key makeup advisor for Western Cosmetics and Entity Cosmetic Laboratory and Manufacturing Plant, and is responsible for the development of new color lines of cosmetics. To keep her close professional presence, the Total Image & Makeup Academy studio was invited on sight the manufacturing plant. This is where national and international students come to learn about the Total Beauty Industry.

As the Academy progressed the Academy opened studios in other parts of Los Angeles. The Encino Town Center provided extra space and elegance to “Beauty Schools.”  Then Barbara’s dream re-named Academy of Makeup & Fashion – On Set Media came true. A 3000 sq. ft. Canoga Park location that would accommodate a Full Production Studio along with a huge classroom for Makeup Artists.

The www.AMFonSet.com  web site would show off our proud accomplishment.

Ms. Layne instructs private, professional and corporate classes in image and fashion consulting as well as full courses of beauty corrective makeup, and a thorough beauty media makeup course for photography, TV, film, video and print, including fantasy and period makeup.

Ms. Layne received her Bachelor of Science in Management and her Master of Arts in Applied Arts from Kensington University. She received her PhD in Fine Arts from the University of the Americas and diplomas in image consulting from the Fashion Academy and in film industry makeup from L.T.U. and private courses with the Hollywood glamour makeup “great,” Webster Phillips – Academy Awards Makeup Division Judge.

Ms. Layne has received many awards including the Distinguished Service Award presented by the United States Air Force, the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Honduras and the Friendship Citizen Award presented by the Governor of Utsunomiya, Japan. Also listed on the Continental Honored Who’s Who Registry of Professional Women, and VIP Woman of the Year with NAPW.

Barbara Layne and her Academy supports many Women’s charities and well as holding a Professional status award member of the Association of Image Consultants International.  She stays current with the L.A World Affairs Council, the National Cosmetology Association, the American Institute of Management Science, Beverly Hills and Encino Chamber of Commerce.

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