33 year-old US-American Julia Watkins embraces the four pillars of success in the industry: dedication, passion, love for detail, and wholeheartedness.
Julia grew up backstage and was born into show business through her parents. Her mother is from the Caribbean and her father from Miami. As internationally successful ballet dancers, her parents were at home on the world's major stages. From an early age, journeys to New York City, London, Paris and Milan were just part of everyday life. Through her parents' career, Julia was brought up to be very cosmopolitan and got a glimpse behind the scenes at a very early age. She accompanied her parents when she was young and was immediately fascinated by makeup. Her professional dream has always been to work as a make-up artist herself behind the big stages of the world.
In order to get closer to her dream, Julia attached great importance to an excellent education. After completing her apprenticeship as a beautician and master hairdresser, she moved to Frankfurt, one of the most prestigious make-up schools in Germany where she completed her training as a professional hair & make-up artist. Immediately after her training, she assisted backstage at well-known designer shows at Berlin Fashion Week in order to learn from the professionals. Her talent was recognised immediately, and she quickly got the opportunity to work at the fashion shows in New York.
Today Julia made her dream come true and works as Head of Make-Up at numerous fashion shows in Berlin. She is part of the backstage team at international fashion shows such as Rebecca Minkoff, Jason Wu or Adidas. VIPs like Leni Klum, Lorena Rae and Nicole Scherzinger trust her. Her references include not only well-known designers and VIPs, but also international brands such as Maybelline New York, Tweezerman, Puma, Adidas, LeGer by Lena Gercke and Levi’s. Numerous commercials, music videos and campaign shoots bear her signature. She is Head of Hair and Make up of the ProSieben TV show “Germany’s Next Top Model” and creates the looks of “Switzerland’s Next Top Model” as head artist as well.
She loves to get to know new people and artists and to be inspired anew every day.
She has been the key make-up artist of the Born This Way Agency since 2020 and enriches the team with her devotion, love for detail and her know-how in the fashion week and shooting business.