While working as an assistant at a Beverly Hills hair salon in 2005, Sergio became more fascinated with fashion and beauty. It didn't take long before makeup became more than fascination, it was obsession. In 2008, Sergio attended The Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy in Hollywood, CA, and was certified in Fashion/Glamour/Bridal Makeup, and has been an ambassador for Too Faced Cosmetics, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, BLISS, Christian Dior Beauté, Dr. Brandt Skincare, Bare Escentuals, La Prairie Switzerland, Estée Lauder, and NARS Cosmetics.
At 21 years old, Sergio managed Estee Lauder's largest door in the western hemisphere, generating over $7.5 million anually. While serving as a manager for MAC Cosmetics, trained and developed over 30 artists, earning six MAC Certifications, and served on the MAC Product Testing Panel. With a background in fine art, Sergio has previously served Las Vegas as a painter and art instructor, and has sponsored competitions, pageants and competitors at regional and national levels.
"As a Makeup Artist, I don't just apply colour, I FEEL it." -Sergio Daae
Sergio began playing violin at age 10 in his school orchestra. It wasn't long before he knew it would be part of his life, permanently. Growing up on the El Paso/ Ciudad Juárez border, his exposure was not limited to symphonic music, but in folkloric Mexican Mariachi and Country/Bluegrass music as well. At the age of 17, Sergio took first place at the El Paso Young Artist Concerto Competition, and went on to study violin performance at The University of North Texas on scholarship.
A former member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, he has performed under the batons of Lowell Graham, former Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band, as well as world-renowned Turkish Conductor Gürer, Aykal. Sergio has been a featured soloist among orchestras, choirs, dramatic stage productions, and chamber groups, internationally. His unique perspective and sound come from experience in Classical, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Rock, Soul, Gospel, and Folk performances.
As a seasoned professional in live performance, creative and competitive artistry, Sergio has mentored and groomed performers from around the world who perform around the Southwest and on The World Famous Las Vegas Strip. As a trusted judge, Sergio is dedicated to developing talent and pushing for excellence in both the Wedding and Entertainment landscape of Las Vegas.
"My music is a vocabulary with no Greek or Latin roots, let me tell you a story." -Sergio Daae