Chicago Makeup School | About the Owner
SoHo Makeup Academy owner Yola Waltos.

About the Owner

Yola Waltos - School Owner

President of SoHo MAKEUP ACADEMY Jolanta Kaczmarska-Waltos (Yola Waltos) started her carrier in Poland, working in show business. Since 1990, when she moved to the United States, she has been working in the beauty industry. In 1996 she started to work at Mario Tricoci & Elizabeth Arden as a makeup artist. Four and half years later she was promoted to manage as the Head Makeup Artist.

During the last twenty years she has had an opportunity to work with many photographers helping to create portfolios for models as well as doing makeup for runways and fashion shows.

Currently she is managing and coaching groups of makeup artists providing services for Chicago Red Hot Fashion Show, Midwest Beauty Show, Style Max Fashion Show, PACC Fashion Show Image Promotion on Trade Show, The International Polonaise Ball-Florida, Discover Poland Festival-Santa Monica and many others.

Yola has done makeup for bridal catalogs for brides, bridesmaids and mothers (Bridal Magazine for Landa Designs, Inc). Her clients include contestants of beauty pageants such as Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, Miss America, and Miss Polonia. One of her clients won the Miss Illinois title in 2003.