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Local 706 craft meeting-MAC

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On June 12 at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, Karen Westerfield, makeup craft president of IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists, joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to host a continuing-education class open to all 706 members.Demonstrating new trends in color and techniques, the ongoing craft series allows artists to view new products, learn about the latest application tools and discuss the challenges of new formats like high definition.“The craft events are vital for our members to keep up with the latest products that help us cope with the new film formats,” said Westerfield, who recently worked on the Twentieth Century Fox feature Mr. & Mrs. Smith and HBO’s Lackawanna Blues.The event enabled the artists to give product feedback directly to MAC, which has built its business utilizing professional artists as part of its R&D strategy to invent and refine products for film and television. MAC offers professional artists a discount at their pro shops as an added industry benefit.Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Local 706 is headed by president Susan Cabral-Ebert.

Written by April MacIntyre

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