About Us

We believe that EVERY woman has the right to look and feel beautiful!

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The Core Beauty Workshops were established by actress Holly Fulger and makeup artist Melissa McNamara in Los Angeles, CA in October 2010.  The Core Beauty Workshops are a collection of workshops and private coaching to assist women in discovering their inner and outer beauty.


Holly Fulger - TV/Film Actress, Core Beauty Co-Founder, Spokeswoman

Holly Fulger
  —  An actress for over 25 years, Holly brings the perspective of putting media images in their rightful place.  Living and working in Hollywood has allowed her to experience the good, the bad and the misguided of our beauty culture up-close. She is passionate about the fact that every woman deserves to feel beautiful.  This passion is the inspiration for The Core Beauty Workshops.

She began her career in Chicago with the acclaimed Remains Theater Company.  Her first TV series was a short lived series called “Sable” with Rene Russo, shot in Chicago. That series got her noticed by producers, and soon she was playing Hollis Amato on the television series  ”thirtysomething”.


The series she most loved,  ”Anything But Love”, with Jamie lee Curtis, came next.  After that came the series “Ellen”, with Ellen DeGeneres, where she played Holly (a role written for her) for a season. She has traveled the world playing Aunt Judy, for the Disney Channel’s film trilogy “Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century”, and guest starred on numerous other series.

Because she began her career as a model, Holly has always loved beauty and fashion.   Holly’s signature class is “Sexy at Every Age” – a class for mature women who want to enjoy their sexiness well past age 40, 50, 60 and beyond.
Read more about the full Core Beauty Workshop curriculum here. 


Melissa McNamara Makeup Artist, Core Beauty Co-Founder

Melissa McNamara

Melissa’s passion for makeup artistry began over 18 years ago when she realized how important was to teach women how look their best, and to make the world of beauty attainable.    That experience has shaped a long career working behind the scenes in film, at magazine shoots, fashion week and leading seminars teaching artistry techniques.

Melissa’s 7 years as an artistry educator brings real-life experience and hands-on expertise to client relationships.  “My philosophy is to inspire, engage, and instill confidence in my clients.  I believe that beauty comes from within, and my job is to help others to discover the true essence of who they are, and how to utilize your makeup to express that.”   Melissa runs her own studio in North Hollywood.

Guest Speakers and Workshop Facilitators:  Each Core Beauty Workshop and events feature highly qualified, inspirational and motivational coaches, speakers and facilitators who have lived extraordinary lives and who help other women plan for and live extraordinary lives.  Our guest speakers don’t just speak – they interact personally with all of our guests and teach real-life skills and usable strategies that make a difference in your daily communication.  Our speakers change each month, so be sure to check the current schedule if there is a certain speaker you are interested in working with.   Some of our speakers include:

Dari Lallou Mackenzie








 Read more about the full Core Beauty Workshop curriculum here.

Watch this video to see some highlights of our Core Beauty Workshop Intro Course!

Read about the full Core Beauty Workshop curriculum here. 

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