Jefferson Villanueva Palis is one of Dubai’s rising artists in the field of hair and makeup. This talented Filipino has made a name for himself with his exceptional skills in BOTH hair and makeup, something that is admired and appreciated by his clients. He has the uncanny ability to transform a person’s look from ordinary to standout, with his brilliant ideas in hairstyling and world-class makeup skills. The Jeff Palis look has become synonymous with classy, glamorous, and opulent looks. Among his expertise is his signature ‘Natural Look‘, a look that continues to fascinate and inspire many of his clients.
Jeff has more than 10 years experience in the hair and make-up industry, 5 years of which were spent in the United Arab Emirates. What started as a hobby drawing eyebrows of people and cutting tresses of dolls during his childhood years has blossomed into full-blown talent. Jeff continues to hone his craft through continuous professional training as well as participation in regional and national hair and makeup conventions. In his native Philippines, he was Trainer for one of Manila’s most prolific hair and makeup schools, the Ricky Reyes Learning Institute (RRLI). He was already an established hair and makeup artist in San Pablo City, Laguna before deciding to venture out of the country and fly to Dubai to expand his horizons. He soon found himself working in numerous projects and steadily earned the trust and admiration of his clients. He is a certified MAC Pro makeup artist, and has worked with prominent clients like Virgin Radio Dubai, Cartier, Nissan, Audi, Nikon, Germany’s Next Top Model, among others. He is also the makeup artist of choice for some local designers and celebrities in the Emirates. He continues to be involved in local fashion shows, high-profile events, and ad campaigns across the UAE.
Jeff is currently under the management of Imperial Gents Salon in Dubai. He is also affiliated with various talent and modelling agencies in the UAE.