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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... »

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Unveils Awards Nominations

January 11, 2022 | By
Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Unveils Awards Nominations

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild has unveiled the nominees for its 9th annual awards show, which is slated to take place in person on Feb. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Coming 2 America, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, House of Gucci and The Suicide Squad led the feature nominations with three nods apiece, while Cruella,... »

Oscars Shortlists: Academy Unveils Contenders in 10 Categories Including Score, Sound and VFX

December 21, 2021 | By
Oscars Shortlists: Academy Unveils Contenders in 10 Categories Including Score, Sound and VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its shortlists in 10 awards categories on Tuesday, including potential nominees in crafts categories such as Sound, Visual Effects, and Makeup and Hairstyling. The Academy also whittled down the list of contenders in the Documentary Feature and International Feature categories, as well as all three... »

House of Gucci Make-Up Artists on Working with Lady Gaga

December 20, 2021 | By
<em>House of Gucci</em> Make-Up Artists on Working with Lady Gaga

Though it opened to mixed reviews over Thanksgiving weekend, few could argue that Ridley Scott’s fashion intrigue drama House of Gucci did give its all in the below-the-line department. In our own take, we noted that the Janty Yates costumes were outstanding, for instance. Accolades are also in order for the makeup and hairstyling... »

Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for House of Gucci

December 3, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for <em>House of Gucci</em>

Jared Leto’s over-the-top performance as heir to a fashion fortune in House of Gucci garnered mixed reactions from critics, but one thing that is undeniable is that his look is memorable. In the film, he has to look like the bombastic Paolo Gucci did—balding, with long side chops on his face, a pudgy nose,... »

Crafts Spotlight: Dune Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

October 20, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: <em>Dune</em> Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, Dune, hits the big screen this weekend. The Warner Bros. production features a bulging cast that includes Timothée Chalamet as the protagonist, Paul Atreides, and Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac as his mother and father.  Roughly, Dune is about the Duke of House Atreides... »

Bridgerton Hair and Makeup Designer Marc Pilcher Dead at 53

October 4, 2021 | By
<em>Bridgerton</em> Hair and Makeup Designer Marc Pilcher Dead at 53

Sad news from the UK, as it’s being reported that Hair and Makeup Designer Marc Pilcher, who just picked up a Creative Arts Emmy for his work on Netflix‘s Bridgerton, has died at the age of 53 from COVID complications. Variety has confirmed Pilcher’s death through his agency, Curtis Brown, who shared a statement from Pilcher’s friends and... »