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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... »

The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

March 11, 2022 | By
The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

The Batman and Scream were my two most anticipated movies of the year, and with the former currently playing in theaters and the latter now available On Demand, it’s time to turn our attention to my other Most Anticipated Movies of the Year, albeit with a below-the-line twist this time around. Rather than simply... »

Cruella‘s Oscar-Nominated Hair and Makeup Artist Nadia Stacey on Emma Stone’s Stencil Mask and Iconic Wig

March 3, 2022 | By
<i>Cruella</i>‘s Oscar-Nominated Hair and Makeup Artist Nadia Stacey on Emma Stone’s Stencil Mask and Iconic Wig

Our below-the-line Oscars preview continues with our latest nominee interview — Nadia Stacey, the hair and makeup artist responsible for Emma Stone’s memorable look in Disney’s Cruella. Stacey faces stiff competition this year, as Cruella’s fellow nominees include Dune, Coming 2 America, House of Gucci, and The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Whoever wins will receive their Oscar an hour... »

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: How Todd Tucker’s Illusion Industries Created the New Leatherface

February 23, 2022 | By
<i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>: How Todd Tucker’s Illusion Industries Created the New Leatherface

For 10 years, Illusion Industries has serviced Hollywood films, television shows, music videos, and commercials with all manner of unique props, special makeup effects, full-blown creatures, and articulated puppets. Todd Tucker, the Founder of Illusion Industries, has 30 years of experience in the industry, having originally traveled from NorCal down to SoCal to chase his Hollywood... »

MUAHS Guild Awards Winners: Coming 2 America, Saturday Night Live Lead the Way

February 20, 2022 | By
MUAHS Guild Awards Winners: <i>Coming 2 America</i>, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Lead the Way

Eddie Murphy‘s comedy sequel Coming 2 America led the way among feature winners at the 9th Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, picking up three prizes from IATSE Local 706. Saturday Night Live was the big winner on the TV side, as the long-running sketch series got the last laugh, winning three trophies... »

Being the Ricardos Makeup and Hairstyling Heads on Transforming Nicole and Javier Into Lucy and Desi

January 20, 2022 | By
<i>Being the Ricardos</i> Makeup and Hairstyling Heads on Transforming Nicole and Javier Into Lucy and Desi

Following his acclaimed courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7, Writer-Director Aaron Sorkin returns to Amazon with Being the Ricardos, which follows a fictional week in the real lives of beloved TV icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who are played by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. Aided by these two Academy Award-winning actors, Sorkin... »