Working on a new show is always exciting and for Makeup Department Head Cindy Miguens, the formula for success couldn't be better as her new Freeform show, Famous in Love, stars Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, and Perrey Reeves. Created by the TV genius I. Marlene King, who also created a little show you may have heard of by the name of Pretty Little Liars, Cindy has a long history with the show creator as she was also the PLL Makeup Department Head. You could say she has a lot of experience with the hottest young Hollywood talent. Can we say - jealous much?!? With a busy schedule, we asked Cindy a few questions on how she helps achieve those Hollywood tears, the clean-up needed after an emotional scene, and what's in her set bag.Read More
She's baaaaack! Remember when we chatted with former Days of our Lives Kate Mansi awhile back and learned all about her beauty and skincare regimen as a soap opera star. Now with a Daytime Emmy nomination in her pocket and having recently shot a film with KellyMcGillis, we find out what Kate has up her sleeve for this year's Emmy's, what beauty secret has helped further her bond with her boyfriend (don't worry, it's SFW!), and the cathartic experience she had when she chopped off her hair.Read More
TVLand’s Younger is the show that we’d all like to live vicariously through (er, those of us in our 40’s and older). Perhaps it’s even become ourSATC replacement with the show boasting creator Darren Star and legendary Costume Consultant Pat Field. The show is based around Liza (played by broadway veteran Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old posing as a twenty-something while attempting to get her foot back in the door of the publishing world after taking time off to raise her teen daughter. We just had to find out how Liza maintains her outward youth, so we asked Hair Department Head Anne Marie Bradley and Makeup Department Head Eldo Ray Estes to divulge. Of course, we also got the scoop on what it’s like working on such a fun show, how they stay “on-trend” with looks, and what’s in their set bags.Read More
If you’re one of the 60 million people who saw just the trailer of the new NBC hit show, This Is Us, then you’re probably just as hooked as we are about this new fall show which has blown everyone’s minds in just the first two episodes. With constant flashbacks to the 70’s back to present day, the Hair and Makeup teams have their hands very full working with an A-list cast. We sat down with Hair Department Head Michael Reitz and Makeup Department Head Zoe Hay to chat about their early thoughts on the show, how they achieved such groovy 70’s hair and what it takes to perfectly age a stunning Mandy Moore into a grandmother.Read More
He is busy and in demand! He is Alessandro Bertolazzi, and most recently, he worked as the Hair and Makeup Designer on the upcoming, highly anticipated superhero film, Suicide Squad, working with mega stars such as Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne. If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll note that only a genius could master such intricate hair, makeup and special effects seen on each sinister character. So, we had to find out what it was all about. We caught up with Alessandro in Nairobi before he took off to Seoul for another location shoot with Netflix show, Sens8.Read More
If working with the President of the United States and a TOP CIA Analyst sounds intimidating, well, it probably is for most people. But not for Katherine Rees (Hair Department Head) and Carme Tenuta (Makeup Department Head). They work on the new hit show, NBC’s State of Affairs, starring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard. Having worked on shows together in the past, these two have a solid system down for running their departments. They credit ESP-like communication, getting their actors in and out of their chairs in a flash and making sure a sense of humor is still ever-present for keeping them sane. We got the gossip on why they work so well together, how they prep for a show (and keep up with the fast pace of production) and how they made their journey into the land of TV and Film.
What’s it like to work with one of the biggest pop stars – ahem – Miley Cyrus? Celebrity Makeup Artist Denika Bedrossian takes it all in stride. Makeup artistry seems to have been her calling from a very young age. “As a child, my sister and I used to paint in a studio every day. Oil and acrylics, watercolor and charcoal… whatever it was, it was always my favorite part of the day. The older I got, I began to realize I was meant to move from canvas to faces,” she says.Read More
With her signature rocker-chic style and eye for the avant garde, it’s no surprise that makeup artist Amy Chance is currently one of the most sought-after artists for some of the hottest actresses and recording artists on the planet. The list includes Sky Ferreira, Lily Allen, Kate Mara and Chloe Sevigny. Growing up in Hollywood, Amy parlayed her interest for music, movies and fashion into makeup. Her work has appeared everywhere from Jalouse and i-D to ELLE and Nylon, and she has worked with photographers and directors such as as Hedi Slimane, David Lynch, David Fincher and Ron Howard. Amy took a moment out of her busy Awards Season schedule to answer some questions from Wisdom in Beauty below.Read More