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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Announces 10th Annual MUAHS Awards Timeline

July 26, 2022 | By
Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Announces 10th Annual MUAHS Awards Timeline

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has announced the dates and overall timeline for its 10th Annual MUAHS Awards, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, February 11, 2022. Julie Socash, President of MUAHS, Local 706, also announced the full timeline for nominations and voting.... »

Oscar-Nominated Make-Up Designer Donald Mowat Appointed to Order of Canada

July 2, 2022 | By
Oscar-Nominated Make-Up Designer Donald Mowat Appointed to Order of Canada

This past week, award-winning and Oscar-nominated Hair and Make-up Designer Donald Mowat was appointed to the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. Mowat is a long-time friend of Below the Line, who not only received his first Oscar nomination for Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune earlier this year, but he’s also... »

Impeachment: American Crime Story Key Hair Stylist Natalie Driscoll and Makeup Dept. Head Robin Beauchesne on Recreating Monica and the Clintons

June 24, 2022 | By
<i>Impeachment: American Crime Story</i> Key Hair Stylist Natalie Driscoll and Makeup Dept. Head Robin Beauchesne on Recreating Monica and the Clintons

The sexual affair between White House intern Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton may seem like old news, but in FX’s limited series Impeachment: American Crime Story, executive producer/director Ryan Murphy breathed new life into the torrid scandal of 1998. The 10-episode series debuted last fall and starred Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky and Clive... »

Moon Knight Makeup, Hair and Prosthetics Designer Donald Mowat on the Art of Making Stars Like Oscar Isaac Look “Bad”

June 6, 2022 | By
<i>Moon Knight</i> Makeup, Hair and Prosthetics Designer Donald Mowat on the Art of Making Stars Like Oscar Isaac Look “Bad”

Never before has a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe been asked to “embrace the chaos” until now, but that’s the wonderfully chaotic world of Moon Knight for you. The Disney+ series follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a British, mild-mannered museum gift-shop employee, as he discovers and embraces his dissociative identity disorder, as well as his... »

The First Lady‘s Makeup Department Head Carol Rasheed on Creating Looks for Several Historical Figures

June 2, 2022 | By
<i>The First Lady</i>‘s Makeup Department Head Carol Rasheed on Creating Looks for Several Historical Figures

Showtime’s new drama series The First Lady follows the White House lives of former First Ladies Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Michelle Obama (Viola Davis).  Created by Aaron Crowley and directed by Susanne Bier (Bird Box), the series interweaves their three remarkable stories and draws subtle parallels between them while contrasting the different styles and personalities... »

Gaslit‘s Prosthetic Makeup Maestro Kazu Hiro on Transforming Sean Penn Into John Mitchell

May 25, 2022 | By
<i>Gaslit</i>‘s Prosthetic Makeup Maestro Kazu Hiro on Transforming Sean Penn Into John Mitchell

To be gaslit is to be manipulated into questioning your own sanity, and in the new Starz original miniseries Gaslit, White House counsel John Mitchell (Sean Penn) and his outspoken wife Martha (Julia Roberts) find themselves dealing with just that as the Nixon Administration seeks a scapegoat for Watergate. You might say the Mitchells... »

Pam & Tommy‘s Makeup and Hairstyling Artists Reveal How They Recreated the Celebrity Couple for Hulu

May 13, 2022 | By
<i>Pam & Tommy</i>‘s Makeup and Hairstyling Artists Reveal How They Recreated the Celebrity Couple for Hulu

In the Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy, the makeup and hairstyling team recreated ’90s icons Pamela Anderson, a model and actress, and Tommy Lee, drummer for the Los Angeles rock band Motley Crue. During that decade, the two performers met, shacked up, got married, and created an infamous sex tape, around which the miniseries is... »

X Hair and Makeup Designer Sarah Rubano on Turning Mia Goth Into Pearl and Working With Ti West

April 20, 2022 | By
<I>X</i> Hair and Makeup Designer Sarah Rubano on Turning Mia Goth Into Pearl and Working With Ti West

If you didn’t see X, the new horror film from writer-director Ti West, in theaters last month then I urge you to check out the movie on digital platforms, where it’s now available. Genre fans and gorehounds will be satisfied and are also likely to be impressed by the characters of Howard and Pearl, an elderly couple... »

Union Roundup: Karen Westerfield Wins Top Post at Local 706 Following MUAHs Guild’s Second Election

April 19, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: Karen Westerfield Wins Top Post at Local 706 Following MUAHs Guild’s Second Election

Suddenly, union elections are all over the news. Mostly, these news stories center around the question of whether to organize a workplace to begin with, and they’re currently popping up everywhere, particularly if your corporate name is “Starbucks” or “Amazon.” The ownership of said companies, in time-honored fashion, is not pleased. Sometimes, though, these... »

Oscar Nominees Linda Dowds and Stephanie Ingram on How They Turned Jessica Chastain Into Tammy Faye Bakker

March 15, 2022 | By
Oscar Nominees Linda Dowds and Stephanie Ingram on How They Turned Jessica Chastain Into Tammy Faye Bakker

When Below the Line was scheduled to interview Jessica Chastain’s makeup artist Linda Dowds and hairstylist Stephanie Ingram, who have been working with the Oscar-nominated actress for years, we had no idea the conversation would take place mere minutes after they won a BAFTA Award for Best Makeup along with prosthetics coordinator Justin Raleigh for their work on The... »