Meet Cece Meadows
Hola! Ketche allea! haa, marʉawe! Hello!
My name is Cece Meadows and I am the founder and CEO of Prados Beauty. I was born and raised in Arizona but currently call the traditional homelands of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa people (Las Cruces, NM) my home. I am a Army wife, mother of four, a published poet and makeup artist. I find great joy in helping others and currently serve as the founder and President of my nonprofit, The Prados Life Foundation.
As an Indigenous woman who's ancestors are of the Yoeme and Nʉmʉnʉ people, from present day Sonora Mexico, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, I love learning about my culture, our languages and practicing our traditional ways. I created Prados Beauty to bring light and awareness to Indigenous peoples, our stories, our true history, resiliency and beauty. Creating space for Indigenous peoples throughout Turtle Island in the beauty space is my mission, and I take great pride in that opportunity.
At Prados, we are building a community of dreamers and misfits who choose to follow their own path in life. We encourage our youth and our supporters to push the boundaries of conventional thinking.
We’d love for you to join us.
Meet Our Collaboration Partners
Steven Paul Judd
Steven Paul Judd is Kiowa and Choctaw from Norman, Oklahoma. He is a filmmaker, director, screenwriter, writer of fiction and visualist. He’s a member of the Writers Guild of America and served as staff writer for Disney’s XD Comedy Series, “Zeke and Luther.” Judd’s filmography is large in scope and provides a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture today. His innovative approach provides a glimpse into a world that is familiar to the underrepresented first peoples of this nation and at simultaneously brings about an fresh perspective and understanding among the non-Native community through humor. Judd’s filmography has earned him many honors and awards and the Native American population have embraced his work with an outpour of support and encouragement to continue creating.
Known primarily as a filmmaker, he is also a prolific visualist whose mash-ups of Native experiences and disposable American pop culture are sly and often downright funny. His creations include paintings, prints, poster art, photography, and t-shirt designs. His t-shirt designs usually sell out within 24 hours on THENTVS website. His mural “War Paint” can be seen at historic Indian Alley in downtown Los Angeles.
Prados Beauty is so honored to have partnered with Steven on not one, but two amazing collections. Steven alongside Cece and Kassie Kussman (Cherokee), worked many hours insuring that the Originals and First Prados Beauty collection, was a success! In the summer of 2021, the revamped, reformulated and redesigned 2.0 collection launched. Later that year in October of 2021, The Matriarch collection was launched in collaboration with Steven as well. This collection has gone on to win numerous awards and praise by many in the beauty world and Native community.
Kassie has been collaborating with Prados Beauty since 2019 as a digital
artist and designer. Her perspective and industry knowledge on packaging,
branding and design has helped Prados in so many ways. Kassie, Steven, and Cece worked together collectively in 2019 for the 2020 launch of the Originals collection. Kassie came back in 2021 and worked with Prados Beauty on placements and packaging design for their retail launch in JCP in 2022. She is currently the head designer for Prados Beauty. Her latest works in collaboration with Prados Beauty will be seen in October of 2022 for thier newest collection.
Kassie currently resides in Missouri with her daughter and partner. She is
also a talented Native (Cherokee) silversmith. You can find her work and
purchase at www.meanrighthook.com
Photo by @daniel.joephotos on instagram
Proudly Indigenous, Unapologetically Beautiful
We take pride in our culture, our community, our story, and our products. We design and craft high quality cosmetics, makeup brushes, lashes, and so much more. Our products are not only beautiful but more importantly, affordable. Every person should be able to look and feel their best, while still being able to afford beautifully crafted items.
As part of our commitment to our community, we have establish the Prados Promise. The Promise is more than just a give back - it's a commitment to help Native communities and those in need throughout Turtle Island. In addition to donating a portion of our proceeds to Native communities in need, we also do charitable work in these communities and support other Native entrepreneurs on our website and social channels.