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About Jessica Mae

Jessica Mae

Founder & Creative Director


About Jessica Mae

Jessica Mae

Founder & Creative Director

Jessica Mae


You can contact Jessica for information about:

  • Securing destination beauty services.
  • Commercial styled shoot production for brands.
  • The WarPaint International Foundation, Artisans Unite.
  • Speaking engagements.
  • Investment opportunties.

Jessica Mae. Founder WarPaint International Beauty Agency

Award-winning Makeup Artist, Speaker, and Educator.

Artisan. First & Foremost.

Jessica Mae is the Founder and Creative Director for WarPaint International Beauty Agency, alongside Sammy J. Koza.

Makeup & beauty have been a lifelong passion for Jessica Mae. She has been working as a professional makeup artist for 11+ years, getting her start as a counter manager for Benefit cosmetics. Jessica quickly fell in love with the industry and her thirst for knowledge and growth in her career took precedence over all else.

In 2010 she shifted her focus away from the retail side of the industry and set out on a mission to create a unique agency of talent. Once "Makeup by Jessica Mae", operating in the consumer markets, Jessica launched WarPaint International as an on-demand mobile agency. WarPaint represents high profile artisans specializing in wedding day beauty, editorial hair and makeup, hair design, trend developoment, special FX and day experiences.

WarPaint International strives to perfect it's vision of the "perfect self" by focusing on each client's inner beauty. WPI provides on-location makeup & hair services which offers convenience & luxury with the simple click of a button.

WarPaint International is the ultimate symbol of luxury and excellence in hair and makeup artistry.

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Life is a stage, Prepare For Battle
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Press & Awards

Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil with Jessica Mae | WarPaint International

Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil with Jessica Mae | WarPaint International

Jessica Mae has won mulitple awards and has been featured by media outlets numerous times. Some of her accomplishments include:

  • 40 Under 40 Honoree (March 2017) - MSP Business Journal
  • Innovation in Retail Award (Oct 2016) - NAWBO
  • National Ambassador to The Knot Wedding Network
  • The Knot "Hall of Fame" Award 2017
  • The Knot "Best of Weddings" 2017 Minneapolis | NYC | LA
  • The Knot "Best of Weddings" 2016 Minneapolis | NYC | LA
  • The Knot "Best of Weddings" 2015 Minneapolis | NYC | LA
  • The Knot "Best of Weddings" 2014 Minneapolis | NYC | LA
  • Wedding Wire "Couples Choice Award" 2016 Minneapolis
  • Wedding Wire "Couples Choice Award" 2015 Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis Happenings Magazine "Best in Beauty" (2015 - 2016)
  • Makeup Artist of the Year Award 2011 - RAW

The latest news

Ideas For Fall Fashion

Stylists from War Paint International showed Kim Johnson a few makeup and hair ideas for fall (3:28). WCCO 4 News - Sept. 17, 2018 - Pumpkinpalooza: Bringing Orange into Your Makeup Palette

Contests Be Well With TCL Coffee with Cool People Em's Adventures Good Company Gotta Have It Host Chat Kid Connection Monday Night Meal Pet of the Month Rockstar Row Super Saver TCL Cupid's Couple TCL Happy Hour TCL's Movie Trip TCL Partners TCL Regulars What's Happening This Weekend

Fashion Guest: Spring Hair & Makeup Trends

Since it still doesn't feel like spring outside, we're finding ways to feel good about the way we look this time of year. Jessica Mae founder of WarPaint International is here, with Director of Education Katie Rote and some models. WCCO This Morning - April 6, 2018

Founder & Creative Director of WarPaint International, Jessica Mae, talks with Twin Cities Live | KSTP Channel 5 about overhauling your makeup bag. 

Looking great in 2018. Glitter and gold are just two of the hot makeup trends for the new year. Shayne Wells from Fox 9 teamed up with WarPaint International Creative Director, Jessica Mae, and showed us how women of all ages can rock the looks. 

The Surprising Way This Beauty Agency is Disrupting an $80 Billion Industry? Franchising

If you thought technology startups creating the next hot product in your pocket were hot, you've clearly never seen a girl's makeup drawer. As a guy, I have little interest in makeup trends. As an entrepreneur who likes to keep one finger on every kind of pulse, I find value in knowing what's happening in every industry--I don't discriminate.

40 Under 40: Jessica Mae, Founder and creative director, WarPaint International Beauty Agency - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Jessica Mae founded WarPaint International Beauty Agency in 2010. Now, at age 30, she has expanded the company into four major markets across the United States and is working on a franchising model and innovative educational platform. Jessica Mae founded WarPaint International Beauty Agency in 2010.

Raven Does Things: Warpaint International At-Home Makeover [WATCH] | Raven | 101.3 KDWB

I try to look my best at work (most days, anyway) because artists, record label representatives and clients always stop by the station-- sometimes unannounced. A few months ago I found a not-so-secret way to get glam, quick: Warpaint International Beauty Agency.

How This Female Founder Landed Herself On The Minneapolis 40 Under 40 With Her On-Demand Beauty Startup

It's said that the best startup ideas come from a founder building a company around a need they have in their own lives. For professional makeup artist, Jessica Mae, this is exactly how she came up with the idea for Warpaint International-an on-demand, luxury beauty service that recently landed her on the Minneapolis 40 Under 40 list as a leading young business leader.

NAWBO-MN honors women business owners with Achieve Awards (Photos) - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

The National Association of Women Business Owners - Minnesota Chapter will recognize 17 female entrepreneurs at the annual Women Achieve Awards Oct. 28.

Get Movin' Monday: Spring Makeup Trends

Get Movin' Monday: Spring Makeup Trends Jessica Mae, founder of WarPaint International, dishes on the latest trends in makeup for spring 2016, Ali Lucia reports (6:17). WCCO This Morning - April 25, 2016

Couture Fashion Week Runway - Opera Recycles 2017

Opera Recycles presented by Opera Carolina showed their eco-friendly fashion collection during Couture Fashion Week New York's 26th season on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square. Designers showing their looks included Kristen Alyce, Lyndsee Hairston, Malou Tabada Cordery, Emily Kramer, Venie Tadeo, Sarah Danee and Rocio Llusca.

Expired Makeup: What Happens When You Use Old Makeup | Reader's Digest

Take a gander into any woman's makeup bag, and we can guarantee you'll discover a cringeworthy hoard of years-old makeup. Whether we bought it because we didn't know how to say no to the intimidating lady at the makeup desk or because we got a bit too spend-happy with our paychecks, chances are you have several foundation bottles or primer potions you've only pumped once (not to mention the Naked Palette that you've only used two shades out of).

Why Locals Are Putting Their WarPaint on This Valentine's Day | Lake Minnetonka

When husband and wife team Sam Koza and Jessica Mae created their own beauty business several years ago, they knew the name needed to be as fierce as the mission. WarPaint International was the result of their brainstorming efforts. "[The name is] powerful and meaningful," Mae shares.

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Jessica Mae Portfolio

Jessica Mae's Portfolio

Jessica Mae Portfolio

Jessica Mae's Portfolio



Jessica Mae has a diverse portfolio of clients with work ranging in Bridal, Consumer, Editorial, Commercial, Television, Celebrity, and Rock Star.