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The Hybrid Canvas is Dallas’ most progressive and utterly irresistible hair, makeup and styling duo. Stylists Larry TraeVon and Ellie Mae are cousins who grew up with a mutual adoration of all things beauty – from dolls to the music industry to fashion. And this fascination carried them into their teens wherein they began to experiment with their own aesthetics and consider beauty in more personal terms. It was these youthful, formative years that sparked their desire to make their own way in the beauty industry. Ten years later, Larry and Ellie have officially combined passions and forces with The Hybrid Canvas as they aim to “bring substance back to beauty.” With more than 25 years combined experience in retail cosmetics, portrait studios and salon environments, as well as with behind-the-scenes artistry in fashion, event production, bridal and film/television, these two not only have their fingers on the pulse of what’s trending and what’s transforming modern standards of beauty, but they approach their business and clientele with compassion and a unique take on the way humans should be treated, especially within such a vulnerable service as beauty. “To us, ‘bringing substance back to beauty’ means we always remember to utilize the fifth element, which everyone should know is love. We love on our clients, we love on our art, and we encourage you to love on yourself.”
The Hybrid Canvas provides Larry and Ellie with an expression of an eclectic yet purposeful and controlled cyclone of time periods, cultural references, nature and all styles of beauty. As makeup artists and hairstylists, Larry and Ellie have made it a point to focus on the “canvas” on which they design their portraits, so to speak. They understand there is an opportunity lying in the details of the complexion and that color is merely an accessory. By focusing on the complexion, Larry and Ellie encourage their clients to embrace themselves as they are, while the artists utilize color and provide the tools and techniques to merely enhance and “accessorize” their canvas. As both stylists are biracial and members of the LGBTQ community, they pride themselves on their adaptability and embrace their responsibility to genuinely include everyone – celebrating all skin tones, all hair textures, all styles, and all walks of life. “Beauty truly can and should be all inclusive and multifaceted.”
Larry TraeVon and Ellie Mae have worked behind the scenes for McCULLOUGH Official, Pat McGrath, Modern Luxury, Symbology Clothing, NYFW, Verizon, HGTV, VH1, WFAA, CNBC, Austin Woman Magazine, The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay, Stetson, DOBBs, D Magazine, High Times, Sure Shots Magazine, RW & Co, Alternative Apparel, Apple Music, AT&T, Famous Footwear, Shell, Tommy Bahama, Perry Ellis, Pin Show, DIFFA, AIN and American Leather.