Meet the Mastermind

Emmy nominated celebrity makeup artist Salpie Tatka, Owner and Program Director of MAXIMA School of Makeup Artistry, has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  She has been featured on several news channels in makeup related segments.  She has worked with numerous actors such as: Luke Perry, Dennis Quaid, Kenton Duty, Lochlyn Munro, Julia Child, Lori Petty and John Cryer, to name a few. 

Salpie holds degrees in Fashion Design and Marketing.  Salpie was based in L.A. prior to moving to Arizona and establishing the first Post-Secondary Makeup Artistry School in 2006.  In addition to training hundreds of students in MAXIMA’s elite program who have become successful makeup artists, her impeccable reputation and network allows her graduates greater opportunities to succeed in the industry.

In Salpie’s spare time, she enjoys doing charity work, which is indicative of her deeply held belief in contributing to the community. Her love for the makeup industry is apparent and leads to helping other passionate individuals succeed in the industry.




About the School

MAXIMA School of Makeup Artistry is a post-secondary School of Makeup located in Historic Old Town Scottsdale. We are the only school in Arizona that offers programs exclusively to train professional makeup artists for careers in Television, Film, Print, Theater, Fashion & Airbrush techniques. Our emphasis is concentrated on professional training, mentoring, and career development. We understand the importance of educating talented and professional makeup artists to stimulate the growth of the entertainment industry.

MAXIMA School of Makeup Artistry's intensive training programs give you the edge needed to succeed in one of the many different careers within the entertainment industry. Our small classes allow for personal attention in a friendly and professional environment! When you sign up for our Makeup School you will receive high quality, professional level products, which may include an airbrush kit, special effects makeup, and much more! Having completed the course, students will receive a certificate of completion and the opportunity to enter into our Makeup Artist Agency, which helps make up artists obtain industry-related credits, such as IMDb credits.

To learn more about the program, start dates, and prices please contact Salpie at (480) 429-3784.