Derek Collins
Derek Collins
Derek Collins credits the roots of his career in the beauty industry to New York City in the early eighties. Within a few months of moving there, he landed a position working for the Model Agency, BB/LW, now a division of the FORD Agency. With his college background and determined drive, Collins rapidly became a national scout and key principle at the agency. While there, he was an integral part of developing and executing two national model searches and a start-up magazine, Maxima. 

After moving to Los Angeles in 1986, Collins discovered his eye for make-up under the guidance of renowned make-up artist Jayson Jeffreys and quickly became a fixture of the Los Angeles fashion scene. Over the years, Collins created a name for himself in all aspects of Film, Television and Print and ultimately found his passion painting models behind the runways of fashion designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Norma Kamali and Carolina Herrera. 

In the mid nineties, Collins completed his beauty repartee by developing his hair artistry and mastering color. He was privileged to study under other industry greats such as Louis Licari and Umberto Savone.

Throughout the years, Collins has styled numerous celebrities including Tracie Thoms, Amy Smart, Ed Norton,Megan Mullally, Joely Fisher, Eva LaRue, Kristen Bell, Lea Thompson, Ricki Lake, Dick Van Dyke and even First Lady Nancy Reagan. Collins is now available by private appointment at LUKARO Salon in Beverly Hills. He has also brought his talents to the Chicago/Indianapolis area for the launch of his new product, BRAZILIAN SILK™. To check availability or to set up your personal appointment, please call 323-559-6114.

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