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  • Submissions for 2017 MUAHS Awards Now Open

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Online submissions for consideration for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, or MUAHS, is now open.  S. Submissions will close on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5 PM (PT). This year’s awards gala returns to the NOVO in L.A. Live on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS)…

     

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  • Redefining “The Mummy”: A Conversation With Hair & Makeup Designer Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou can’t resist “Universal Monsters”: the creatures that were brought to public attention by Universal Studios from the 20s – 50s.  Involvement in the re-imaging of “The Mummy” for the award-winning makeup and hair designer – she has a Saturn, MUAH, IOMA and Gold Derby Award for hair and makeup in…

     

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  • Eryn Krueger Mekash’s Long Partnership With Ryan Murphy Leads To “Feud”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Eryn Krueger Mekash marvels at frequent collaborator Ryan Murphy’s timing. Mekash, who started as a makeup artist on Murphy’s “Nip/Tuck” and served as makeup department head, prosthetic makeup artist and makeup designer on nearly all Murphy’s content continuously witnesses his creations tap into the nation’s zeitgeist. When he approached her with “Feud,”…

     

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  • Re-Imagining Wolverine: “Logan” Makeup Designer Joel Harlow

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Staying truthful to the origins of iconic characters has served makeup and prosthetics artist Joel Harlow well. His decision to compliment the “Star Trek” legacy by keeping the makeup effects practical in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot resulted in Harlow’s first Oscar win and third Oscar nomination for “Star Trek Beyond.” Although Harlow…

     

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  • Ryan Murphy Promotes Hair And Makeup Artists, Diversity At 2017 MUAHS

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    After relaunching their annual award celebration three years ago at the Paramount Studio, demand for tickets forced the Makeup-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild out of the space. This year, their increasingly popular event, lovingly referred to as the MUAHS, was held downtown at The NOVO. As the crowd acclimated to their new environment, actress/writer/producer…

     

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  • Makeup and Hair Stylist Awards Reveals 2017 Nominees

    By 411 Update

     

    The nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater have been announced. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony to be held Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The…

     

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  • “Other People” Makeup Head Elle Favorule On Tackling Tricky Physical Transformation

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Makeup department head Elle Favorule played a makeup double-header last year: working on two first time writer/director features back to back. In fact, she was still on location in Georgia for Clea DuVall’s “The Intervention” when pre-production began on Chris Kelly’s LA based “Other People.”  Racing back to her hotel after a fourteen hour day,…

     

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  • Sarah Paulson, Marcia Clark, And Ryan Murphy Talk Sexism, TV, & More At FX Event

    By 411 Update

     

    By: Danielle Moore With 22 Emmy nominations and the coveted Television Critics Association for Program of the Year, FX’s The People V. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story is the undisputable critical darling of the 2016 TV awards season. At an event on the Fox Studios lot on August 16, FX paraded these accolades—with a special…

     

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  • Behind The “K.C. Undercover” Disguises: Special FX Makeup Master Ed French

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    “K.C. Undercover”, the Disney Channel spy caper staring pop sensation Zendaya, gives Ed French what he loves most: a challenge. “Interesting scripts and characters ignite the imagination and allow me to do interesting things,” said French. An award winning special effects artist, French is a respected contributor in both the film and television world.  His…

     

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  • Emmy Watch 2016: The Reality Behind “Face Off”

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    By: Marjorie Galas There’s a reason makeup artists Dick Smith and Rick Baker have recognizable names.  Smith created the transformative prosthetics that turned young Linda Blair into a haggard demon in “The Exorcist” and Marlon Brando into jowly Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather.”  An apprentice of Smith, Baker was the mastermind behind the wolf…

     

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  • Makeup Made Easy For The Masses: Rae Morris Makeup Masterclass

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    By: Marjorie Galas It’s hard to know what to expect when meeting a person whose career has been spent making the most beautiful supermodels camera ready and training the makeup artists who style icons such as Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul.   Meeting Rae Morris is like waking up to a bright, sunny day.  The four…

     

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  • “Hair And Makeup By…” Learn From The Best With Exclusive Variety 411 Offer!

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    Imagine standing side-by-side with an Emmy-nominated hair stylist, learning about the latest products and techniques they use on a daily basis.  I had the opportunity to do just that when I attended the first “Hair and Makeup By…A Symposium of Film and Television Artists” held September 2015.  Camille Friend, the hair department head on recent…

     

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  • Multi Theater Crowd Honor 2016 MUAH Winners

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    By: Marjorie Galas Loni Love, popular host of “The Real” perfectly addressed the massive uptick in attendance at the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards – otherwise known as MUAHs. With an audience split between the Bronson and Sheri Lansing Theaters on returning supporter Paramount’s lot –Love found herself running from one stage to the…

     

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  • Guillermo del Toro, Rick Baker Celebrated At 2nd Annual MUAHS Awards

    By 411 Update

     

    The MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist Guild (MUAHS)  will hold their second annual award show February 14th, 2015 at the Paramount Studios Theater.  The MUAHS made a strong return last year after a ten year absence due to returning sponsors Paramount and MAC Cosmetics.  This year Patron Tequila joins them as a lead sponsor. The 2015…

     

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