How to become a successful Los Angeles celebrity stylist

How to become a successful Los Angeles celebrity stylist

As a Los Angeles celebrity stylist, your job can be very exciting and you can jump from one project to the next. In this blog article, I will give a couple of tips on how to become a successful Los Angeles celebrity stylist.

First of all, you will need to build your network and nurture relationships. As you start working, you’ll meet so many people that can help you along the way including brands, individuals, production companies or agencies.

As a Los Angeles celebrity stylist, you need to create your portfolio and figure out your style and what you are good at. For example, I started my career as fashion designer but then quickly realized I’m better at styling so I pursued this career. There are many different categories of fashion styling as well, like celebrity styling, wardrobe styling, editorial styling etc. Find out what kind of work really speaks to you, and pursue that.

Do your research. For every project or event, you will need to spend hours working on your laptop and develop your lookbook which you going to showcase to your clients. Always bring a lot of backup options for dresses, shoes and accessories. On the day of the shoot or event everything can change.

As a Los Angeles celebrity stylist you will need to compete with other stylists for the most wanted dresses. In Hollywood the level for a stylist is very high, all of the celebrities want to be the best dressed for their events so you will need to make sure you are the one who styled them. For red carpet events, like the Oscars you have to be really well-planned and organized.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles celebrity stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

 


Wardrobe Stylist in Los Angeles | Gillette Fuse Commercial

Wardrobe Stylist in Los Angeles | Gillette Fuse Commercial

As a wardrobe stylist in Los Angeles, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Gillette. and Justin Bell Productions on their new product launch “Gillette Fuse” commercial.

I had 3 talents/models to style and work on their hair and makeup looks.

The client requested V neck and crew-neck tee options with a not-too-high neckline in solid colors: white, grey and Gillette blues only and for bottoms sweats or non-distracting pajama.

We asked the talents to arrive fresh out of the shower hairstyle and contemporary cut, as the makeup looks go I applied camera-ready makeup. The talents shaved on the camera so they had to have 2-3 days of facial hair.

A professional wardrobe stylist is one of the trending professions within the fashion and commercial world globally. What a wardrobe stylist does is select the clothing and accessories for commercials, editorials, print or TVC advertising campaigns and music videos produced by advertising agencies and production companies. This profession is really essential to these companies because if not for the styling and branding, the message of the commercial will not be communicated across to the audience and customers.

As a TV commercial wardrobe stylist in Los Angeles, I mostly work on TV commercials, branded videos, and campaigns. I really enjoyed collaborating with the production team on this Gillette commercial. I get excited about working with brands and about what I can contribute to their project. Most of all, I love the delight of seeing my work used by clients in some of their major campaigns.

Check out the finalized videos on the Gillette website to learn more about our commercial: https://gillette.com/en-us

I constantly post about styling trends, please visit my wardrobe stylist in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Client: Gillette
Production: Justin Bell
Director: Gregg Helvey

DP: Keith Duggan

Wardrobe Stylist/ HMUA: Luca Buzas
Writer: Richard Stark


Las Vegas Professional Makeup Artist | FC Scion Gala Video

Las Vegas Professional Makeup Artist | FC Scion Gala Video

While working in both fields, I have learned  that print makeup is quite different from video makeup. I was hired as a professional makeup artist in Las Vegas where I worked with a commercial production company called Tiger House Films.

Tiger House Films is a dynamic, multi-award winning full-service commercial and brand film production company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, working in New York, San Francisco and nationwide. THF have the combined capabilities of an advertising agency, video production company, and post-production house.

Many brands enjoy shooting in Las Vegas as it can provide a variety of locations. For this particular shoot, I did makeup for actor, Vincent Veillon, and knowing the difference between photo and video makeup is essential for this type of job.

The TV show that we shot is a Swiss comedy show called 26 Minutes. They filmed in many different locations throughout Nevada. Since I really enjoyed the location, I am going to list down some of the things that make Las Vegas my favorite location:

  • Las Vegas is iconic. The city itself is a character, reminding the spectators of its fancy makeup and glittering lights, and people tend to associate it with party and fun.
  • Accessibility and flexibility. If you want to shoot in the dessert, you’re in luck! You’re already there, and if you want want complete isolation, it’s just a short drive away. If you want to shoot on the streets, there are several picturesque streets throughout the city. The city can also provide locations for various different types of shoots. Whether it would be TV shows, fashion, print, commercials, you name it, Las Vegas can provide it.
  • The city is busy with entertainment events. In Las Vegas, very day is a show. Entertainment is endless and non-stop. This creates job opportunities for artists, production companies, production people and everyone who is creative. As a Las Vegas professional makeup artist, you’ll have no trouble finding exciting projects to work on.

To learn more about FC Scion Gala Video please visit their youtube page here: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=icT2qBXcDJ0

I frequently post about hair and makeup trends on my Instagram, please visit my Las Vegas professional makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see additional of my work as a Las Vegas professional makeup artist, please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Celebrity Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Essentia Billboard

Celebrity Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Essentia Billboard

Being a celebrity makeup artist Los Angeles has some totally fun perks. The other day I was at the Grove, and the advertisement I worked on appeared on the billboard! This is one of the projects I had fun working on, and what I am proud of, is that this particular campaign I did with Essentia called the Overachievers Nation was marketed heavily throughout the United States. We shot with the celebrity singer and songwriter, Arlissa, who flew all the way from London. She looked gorgeous in the advertisement.

My goal is to keep the consistent work I am getting as a celebrity stylist and makeup artist in Los Angeles who works with video shoots for big brands. For this campaign, I worked with STORIES International which is a trusted agency and commercial production company from Los Angeles. They have handled campaigns for well-known companies such as Sony, Subaru, KFC, IKEA, etc. STORIES International has a long list of clients on their website. The Overachievers Nations is directed by the talented Austin Will, who has done works for Puma, Nike, and other active lifestyle related campaigns.

The campaign took us one day to shoot. We did the production at Hotel Cafe which is a Hollywood club. I was excited to get my hands on the job to shoot on that day. I did the celebrity stylist tasks first and we started choosing pieces for Arlissa’s wardrobe. She was fun to style because she got the unique, fit and gorgeous look perfect for the Essentia brand.

After taking care of her wardrobe, we immediately proceeded to Arlissa’s makeup. For her makeup, we chose the natural look. The concept of the video is centered on what she does, that is why we want her to look as natural and comfortable as she regularly does. I really liked working on the look because she seemed effortlessly stunning in the photos, especially when I saw the ad on the billboard.

The advertisement was also shown on different platforms all over the United States. It was seen in print, online and billboard, including that one in the premium location at the Grove, Los Angeles. I always feel delighted when I  see a campaign I worked on, especially this Overachievers Nation project. Essentia was a great company to work with. It was a pleasure completing this beautiful advertisement. If you want to have a peek of the advertisement, you can also see the video on their website.

Essentia currently provides smooth tasting alkaline bottled water and has been popular with athletes who play physically demanding sports or go through lots of energy and demanding tasks every day. These people need to replenish and refresh after their arduous workouts. Arlissa was indeed a perfect person for this ad as she performs and burns through energy very quickly on stage.

Overall, it was a memorable experience and seeing the billboard made me realize how rewarding it is to be a celebrity stylist or celebrity makeup artist. Los Angeles is a great place for this profession. You get to meet amazing people and brands, and you get to see your work shown and admired by strangers as well as the general public.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends on Instagram, please visit my celebrity makeup artist Los Angeles Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

To see the branded video with Arlissa please visit Essentia website here: https://www.essentiawater.com/overachiever/arlissa/


Personal Stylist and Makeup Artist in LA | Salvation Mountain Photoshoot

Personal Stylist and Makeup Artist in LA | Salvation Mountain Photoshoot

As a personal stylist and makeup artist in LA I was working with wedding, lifestyle and portrait photographer Radostina Boseva ( Joy ). Joy’s client, Viki  asked her to arrange a shoot for her 18th birthday. Viki then contacted me to take care of her personal wardrobe styling and hair-makeup during our one day photoshoot.

We were shooting on both film and digital, Joy stated: I love to shoot with both film (yeah, the old school film rolls) and digital. The images that you will see here are primarily shoot on film, because I love the colors and the dreamy look.

As a personal stylist and makeup artist in LA, I love to travel for work to beautiful places. For this photo shoot, our location was Salvation Mountain, Salvation Mountain is a hillside visionary environment created by local resident Leonard Knight in the California Desert area of Imperial County, north of Calipatria, northeast of Niland near Slab City, and several miles from the Salton Sea.

From Radostina Boseva about our shoot: One of the most interesting, challenging and fun photoshoots that I did last year, actually happened at the very end on December 30. I flew down to Los Angeles from San Francisco and together with the fantastic fashion stylist and makeup artist Luca Buzas we drove down all the way to Salvation Mountain for this colorful and fun birthday photoshoot. The entire session was photographed on film and I think only film could preserve all those beautiful colors in the California desert.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my personal stylist and makeup artist in LA page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Please visit Radostina Boseva website here to view the full photo shoot: https://radostina.photography/journal/portrait-session-on-film-in-salvation-mountain-california


Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | Mei Online Advertising

Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | MEI.COM Online Advertising

I recently collaborated with MEI.COM on a fashion shoot for their online luxury shopping platform. As a celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles, I often collaborate with fashion brands on their online advertising campaigns. I had the luck of working with Instagram celebrity influencer Taylor Tomasi Hill on this campaign. We went for a natural beauty makeup look with wavy hair style.

Our fashion shoot started early in the morning at one of the 5-star luxury hotel suites in Shanghai, China. We had a quick meeting about the beauty makeup style we were going for. Taylor preferred focusing more on wardrobe styling so we wanted to keep her makeup natural. Natural makeup is all about finding the balance between glowing skin and the perfect foundation application.

MEI.COM is bringing luxury to life. Leading luxury retail platform MEI.COM revolutionizing the way they produce the most fashionable web content in China. As the largest luxury retailer in the Chinese market, staying ahead of trends in fashion is imperative to MEI’s success.

From Wikifashion: “Taylor Tomasi Hill is the style and accessories director for US Marie Claire magazine. It’s said that she is also the muse to Prabal Gurung. Taylor was previously the accessories director for Teen Vogue magazine. Taylor has described herself as a “clothing chameleon”, whose style is constantly evolving. She often mixes feminine pieces with boyish or edgier items. Taylor herself favors items from Proenza Schouler and Rick Owens. She lists Burberry trench coats as a staple in her wardrobe as well as Madewell destroyed jeans, Chanel 2.55 bag and YSL heels for the office. Taylor is rumored to be the new fashion director for Barney’s New York.”

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

To shop from MEI.COM please visit their website here: http://www.mei.com/index.html


Makeup Artist For Instagram Influencers In Los Angeles | Stars Exchange

Makeup Artist For Instagram Influencers In Los Angeles | Stars Exchange

I recently collaborated with Stars Exchange on a photo and video shoot for their brand. As a makeup artist for Instagram influencers in Los Angeles, I often collaborate with brands and agencies on their social media campaigns. Stars Exchange is a Shanghai, China-based influencer agency, they promote models and actors to become celebrities, recently they opened an office in Los Angeles, CA as well.

Our shoot took place in the Hollywood hills surrounded with a beautiful view and luxury homes in Los Angeles, CA. We had a fashion photographer and a behind the scenes video team to capture the upcoming models and influencers in their best looks. On this particular shoot we were going for a Hollywood beauty look. I used Pat McGrath‘s newest eyeshadows and lipsticks. We had multiple instagram influencers on the shoot days to create promotional material for them. I took care not only of their instagram makeup and hair styling, but also their wardrobe. On my latest shoots I had the luck of working with Instagram influencers such as Alena Savostikova, Jess Adams and Eve Lina

As a makeup artist for Instagram influencers living in Los Angeles, my trademark is clean skin, minimal, natural and a no makeup – makeup look. When I do makeup for private clients, celebrities or models, I always look at the person first to see what fits his or her profile so they will feel comfortable in front of the camera and in the spotlight.  I always look for references on what to create from the best celebrity makeup artists on Instagram and for A-list beauty inspirations.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my makeup artist for Instagram influencers in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

To see Stars Exchange influencers please visit their website here: http://www.stars.exchange/


Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles, CA | ESSENTIA

Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | ESSENTIA

As a celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles, CA I got hired recently to work with ESSENTIA on a new campaign called Overachievers Nation with celebrity singer/songwriter Arlissa. Arlissa flew in from London to Los Angeles to work with us on this branded video and photo shoot.

The agency and commercial production company was STORIES International, their headquarters are based in Los Angeles, CA. The commercial was directed by Austin Will. We were shooting one day at a Hollywood club called the Hotel Cafe. We started our day selecting Arlissa’s wardrobe, then right after I started to work on her makeup. She loves natural makeup, on this specific commercial shoot, the video and photo campaign was about her and her work. For this production we were going for a look where she felt most comfortable. As a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist I love to work on branded commercials.

The video turned out great, It has been advertised all across the US on billboards, online and in print versions as well. It was a pleasure to work with ESSENTIA on this commercial.

About ESSENTIA:

The result is supercharged ionized alkaline water that has been clinically shown to be more effective at rehydrating. We believe proper hydration increases human potential. Essentia‘s proprietary ionization process creates a clean and smooth tasting 9.5pH or higher alkaline water that’s better at rehydrating. We have backed it up with solid science*. Essentia was included in the first ever hydration study of its kind.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends on Instagram, please visit my celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

To see the branded video with Arlissa please visit Essentia website here: https://www.essentiawater.com/overachiever/arlissa/


Los Angeles Celebrity Makeup Artist | NEWLOOK London E-Commerce

Los Angeles Celebrity Makeup Artist | NEWLOOK London E-Commerce

As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist, I mostly work with fashion models, celebrities and social media influencers. Not only for fashion but for makeup, you always need to keep up with the changing trends. On Instagram, there is a huge crowd of followers who love to see collaborations between brands and celebrities. On this NEWLOOK London E-Commerce campaign we worked with fashion influencers from Shanghai, China during a one day photo shoot.

Having worked in the industry as a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist, clients often require clean, beauty looks to be camera ready. I love how this particular shoot turned out because it is was successful collaboration between influencers and the fashion brand. This project highlights my work as a makeup artist and hair stylist by exposing my style to a large social media audience through influencer posts and tags. For this particular set of talent, I created a clean-cut red lip paired with minimal makeup, keeping the hair loose and embracing natural texture with a little salt spray.

NEWLOOK London is all about delivering fashion excitement, newness and value. It translates the latest trends from the catwalk, celebrities, and the streets, providing its customers with fashion that is always bang on trend. From jeans to evening dresses, shoes to shoulder bags, New Look understands fashion. Its clothing and footwear collections are regularly award winning. New Look isn’t just for the girls either – it has a fantastic menswear collection as well.

As a makeup artist working with celebrities, my professional make up kit helps me create professional looks for all of my fashion shoots. the looks required from high end advertising agencies, fashion brands and commercial production companies are very particular. My favorite products are ABH, MAC, Bobbie Brown, Kryolan, Estee Lauder and Sigma brushes.

I always post about makeup and beauty trends on Instagram, please visit my Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

The vesatile line of products from NEWLOOK London, cam be viewed on their website: http://www.newlook.com/uk


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Wardrobe Stylist | The North Face SS18

Los Angeles Makeup Artist And Wardrobe Stylist | The North Face Commercial

The North Face Presents Its Innovative Black Series Aluminium Tyvek Collection

In collaboration with PUSH Media, I was hired as the key makeup artist and wardrobe stylist for this major The North Face SS18 campaign. As a Los Angeles makeup artist and wardrobe stylist, my clients demand the highest level of creativity and professionalism, especially when it comes to major brands and fashion campaigns.

This campaign was called THE NORTH FACE Urban Exploration, the separate line is what TNF calls a “downtown expression of the brand.” TNF UE’s direction is balancing utility and high-fashion to make garments and accessories more suitable for the city lifestyle.

As a Los Angeles makeup artist I had the luck to work on this SS18 Black Series Collection video and photo commercial campaign that spanned the length of two days and multiple locations. Our fashion commercial production shot in downtown Los Angeles and Joshua tree in the desert with 2 fashion models. Most of our creative team flew from Shanghai, China especially to shoot this campaign. As I’m a Los Angeles makeup artist and wardrobe stylist it was great to work with creatives from Shanghai, giving us the opportunity to have a cultural mix on set.

THE NORTH FACE is currently showing our Urban Exploration SS18 Black Series Collection on the front page of their website, which gives me huge exposure as an Instagram makeup artist and celebrity wardrobe stylist. I love to work on sports campaigns and with lifestyle, activewear brands. As an Los Angeles makeup artist and Stylist and I work constantly with major sports brands focused on style and shooting to match the brand’s vision and creative ideas.

In THE NORTH FACE Urban Exploration campaign, it was really important to keep brand originality in tact. The image for this campaign was built around expeditions and discovery.

To see more of my work and a Los Angeles makeup artist please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

To see the entire collection of THE NORTH FACE Urban Exploration SS18 Black Series, visit their website here: https://www.thenorthface.com/featured/black-series.html