Ms. Aria Durso

Aria Durso











B.S. In Liberal Studies From MTSU
Professional Certification in Makeup Artistry and Prosthetic Makeup Application from Joe Blasco Maekup Center, Orlando FL

ARIA DURSO studied professional makeup artistry at the Joe Blasco Makeup School, where she graduated with the highest level of certification offered.  She honed her skills on projects for Detour Studios in Florida, creating prosthetic and horror effects.  Since returning to Nashville in 2008, she has begun a lasting love affair with wig design and hair styling, and was named RAW Artists Nashville's Hair Stylist of the year in December of 2011.  She is a prominent figure in the local art scene, but truly loves designing for stage.  She has designed makeup, hair, and costuming for almost all major universities in the Nashville area, as well as many professional theater companies.  Her wig design for Nashville's Blackbird Theatre 2012 production of Pacific Overtures was praised by Stephen Sondheim himself.  She designs crazy teetering hairdos for people from all walks of life, as well as more simple period appropriate hair designs for stage productions and film.  Her work has been featured in numerous print magazines as well as several feature and FX films.  She takes the teaching of makeup and theatre very seriously, and nothing means more to her than passing the trade secrets of the craft onto a new generation of students.  Her work can be viewed at




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