About D'amelio Cosmetics

D’Amelio Cosmetics is the East Coast’s most sought after professional hair and makeup team owned by celebrity makeup artist Lauren D’Amelio Ventre. Their work and commentary has been featured on NETFLIX, MTV, BRAVO, VH1, E!, TLC, NYFW, Allure, Buzzfeed, Nylon, Hollywood Life, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Opera Magazine & many more! All members of D’Amelio Cosmetics team set the bar with their professionals and talent. Their goal is for every client to feel beautiful and confident.

Event Details

The Hair & Make-up fee of $375 covers BOTH Hair & Make-up services on Saturday (Preliminary Competition) AND Sunday (Final Competition & Crowning).

*Payment must be submitted in full to reserve your appointment.

$375 total for hair and makeup for both Sat & Sunday

June 22th - 23th 2024

If interested in Friday, June 21st interview hair & makeup please inquire at Dameliopageantteam@gmail.com.

special discounted rate

We are so excited to be a part of this amazing event! We are offering a special discounted rate for Miss NJ contestants as our typical rate for hair and makeup services for a two day event is +$1,000.

About Lauren D’Amelio VentrE



I have been in the beauty industry for the past 16 years and a licensed Cosmetologist for the past 14 years specializing in Bridal, Education & Film. I have been featured on major networks such as MTV, BRAVO, VH1 as well as E! and have worked countless New York City fashion shows for the Bridal industry’s top designers. I strongly believe in always furthering my own education and will be showing you my personally recommended tips and tricks that I have learned through it all. 

My Mission – Make each and every client the best version of themselves.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The total fee is $375. This amount includes BOTH hair & makeup services on BOTH Saturday (Preliminary Competition) & Sunday (Final Competition & Crowning). Contestants can also book hair & makeup services for Interview at an additional cost of $200.

The final day to sign up for hair & makeup is Wednesday, June 12th.

Individual hair & makeup appointments will be posted inside the ballroom on Friday evening.
Yes! Our team is experts in long lasting beautiful makeup that will stay all day. The products and technique Lauren has taught her team is perfect for pageants, celebrity red carpet and bridal which all have long hour days.
Unfortunately, no. This a package offer. You can choose not to have your hair or makeup done both days, but the price will be the same.
Unfortunately, no. This is a package offer. You can choose to only have one service done, but the price will be the same.

Hair & makeup will take place on-site at the Hilton Parsippany. (Room details TBD) Interview Hair & Makeup services will take place on the bottom floor of the conference space at the host hotel (Room TBD).

Please list any concerns you may have to your artist/stylist and please bring your own product(s) that you know you are not allergic to.
If you have a foundation or lip shade that you love, feel free to bring it with you and we will use it when we apply your makeup.
Yes! Our artists are extremely well rounded and have experience and expertise working with all skin tones and hair types/textures.
Yes absolutely! We suggest you begin looking through Pinterest or other social media, including @lauren_damelio and @dameliocosmetics to find several hair and/or make-up photos that you like. We will create a look based on what you like that will fit you, and help you create the look you are hoping to achieve. We will also have pageant looks on a vision board onsite that you can pick from!
NO. While we do have enough time to style everyone’s hair, we do NOT have time to blow dry contestant’s hair. It is IMPARATIVE that you come to your appointment with FULLY dry / smooth hair. If you arrive with wet or partially wet hair, you will be sent to your room to dry your hair and we will do our best to squeeze you in at the end of the day prior to the pageant.
Of course! That said, our stylists will not be doing updos or blowouts. Updos are not ideal hairstyles for pageants. You want the judges focused on your face, not the back of your head. Stylists can curl, wave or straighten your hair and then style it. Recommended styles are as follows: Down curls, Hollywood waves, Half Up/Half Down and Ponytails.
If you know how to put your clip in extensions in, please do so before you arrive to the hair & makeup room. If you do not have experience with clip in extensions, bring them with you and we will put them in for you.
No. The look that you leave the room with is the look that you will wear for the duration of the competition. We will not have time to change hair or makeup styles in between competitions. If you want to change your look from Prelims to Finals, we can absolutely style you differently the following day. That said, it is recommended to keep a similar look, so the judges will recognize and remember you!

If you have additional questions, please email us at: Dameliopageantteam@gmail.com.

Someone will get back to you within 48 hours.


D’Amelio Cosmetics will be available again this year to perform their Hair and Makeup services for interested contestants during the pageant weekend. You will step on stage with confidence, looking and feeling your absolute best with the help of our beauty experts!