by Nana Fischer | Make-up and Hair Designer | Upon reading the script of The Lost City of Z as a make-up and hair designer, I was excited to take on a story that encompassed world wars, operas, gala balls, the jungle and indigenous tribes. It was a challenge and a feast.
by Shandra (Sha’) Page | Co-Department Head Hair & Journeyman Hair Stylist | The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller set during the Civil War, so the overall hair styles needed to be inspired by the 1800s. As heads of the hair department, Tony Ward and I, collaborated with hair design artist Odile Gilbert, who set the look for the women in the film.
by John Blake| Department Head & Make-up Designer | When I first met director James Gunn, it was to discuss his vision of make-up. As you no doubt know, James wrote both scripts for the two movies so I was aware that his vision would be personal and strong. As a make-up designer, my job is to encapsulate his vision and transpose it onto the screen…
by Camille Friend | Department Head Hair Stylist | Throughout my career working in film and television, I’ve done a world of hair styles. But never before was I put in charge of literally creating a universe of hair designs. Get ready to take a little trip with me into the awesome alien realm of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
by Doniella Davy | Trainee Make-up Artist | “Hi Randy, it’s Donni again, Doniella Davy. I need to go over the Local 706 eligibility requirements one more time—the ones that pertain to a film flipping. I know we went over all of this last week and also the week before, and I still have that list.
With Collaboration and Kleenex An interview with Zoe Hay & Michael Reitz | Department Heads Make-up & Hair Zoe: Michael and I start every workday with a phone call on our drive to work. It’s become such a part of my morning routine that I half expect a call even during hiatus. Of course, we start with […]
by Daniel Curet | Journeyman Hair Stylist I’m here with the fantastic make-up and hair team from Empire, make-up artist Beverly Jo Pryor and hair stylist Melissa (Missy) Forney, currently in Los Angeles working on Inner City, a film with Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and many others. These two gals have been working together so long […]
by Mary Ann Hennings | Department Head Hair Stylist Speechless is a show that I am very proud to be a part of. It’s about parents, Maya and Jimmy DiMeo, who keep moving and changing schools until they find the perfect situation for their son, J.J., who has cerebral palsy. They also have a preteen daughter […]
by Christina Smith | Department Head Make-up & Barbara Lorenz | Department Head Hair | This film was a labor of love. These pictures give you a good idea of the locations we used and the extreme conditions of the Anza-Borrego Desert where we worked. The majority of the film was done solely by Oscar nominees Christina Smith and Barbara Lorenz.
by Brian Badie | Trainee Hair Stylist Styling hair for film and television has long been a dream of mine. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, I relocated to New York City in 2001 to pursue my passion. With the utmost gratitude, I have been fortuitous in my endeavors thus far and was privileged to achieve […]