How to become a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist

How to become a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist

All Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist began careers the same way, but stand out by working with well-known clientele due to the level of work and detail the artist puts forth. Hustle every day.

First of all go to a makeup school and try to learn as much as you can before practicing on others. The principal thing that any celebrity makeup artist needs is the right training and education.

Build your book and assist smaller artists before going on to assist some of the greats in the industry. This experience led to high-profile campaigns, and larger opportunities which would eventually result in a decade-long collaboration. Keeping a portfolio of your successes will allow you to showcase your skills the way you want them showcased – with professional photos that use proper lighting techniques. Also take snapshots of your work so that you have a working diary of your career.

As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists and hairstylist, it’s also essential to build great relationships with both clients and brands — you never know where your next campaign could come from or how you’ll connect with your next big client. Great relationships can also lead to your very own collaboration with the brands directly. For example, I often collaborate with Anastasia Beverly Hills because I love their products and they have such a great team behind the brand.

Being a celebrity makeup artist often means being in high demand, so you can expect your schedule to be packed and traveling to become a way of life. Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists work exclusively with movie stars, political figures, artists and others in the public eye.

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

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


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


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video

As a Los Angeles makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tiger House Films commercial production company team on their Birdies campaign video. I was the lead Los Angeles makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and creative coordinator on this project.

To create our model’s makeup look for this campaign I used Anastasia Beverly Hills products. Our clients were going for light smokey eyes, wavy hair and minimalistic styling. The process of creating Olga’s smoky eye was a simple 5 step process:

1) I prepped for the smokey eyes with a long-wear eye base

2) Applied a medium shadow on the lower lid up into the crease, then layer a darker medium shadow on top to build intensity.

3) Used an eye pencil and a gel liner in black color

4) Curled the lashes and added fake eyelashes for the more intensive look

I love my job as a Los Angeles makeup artist and I love working with a wide range of different looks and styles that my clients request. I get excited about working with luxury brands such as Birdies. I am always curious as to what I can contribute to these projects. Most of all, I delight in seeing my work used by clients in their social media posts, advertising campaigns, and websites.

Birdies are the most versatile slippers in the world. Birdies combines elevated style, luxurious comfort, and everyday versatility.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles makeup artist 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: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist/ HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor


Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

As a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tiger House Films production company team on their Birdies slippers campaign video. I was the lead beauty makeup artist, creative coordinator and wardrobe stylist on this project. We were shooting for 2 days in Los Angeles.

I want to share some of the key practices related to being a beauty makeup artist. Some of these practices have really helped me to become excellent at my job.

  1. Wash your face, tone the skin and apply moisturizer
  2. Apply primer, you can also mix it with your foundation
  3. Conceal dark circles and blemishes
  4. Apply foundation evenly matching to your skin tone
  5. Contour and highlight your face
  6. Choose your eyeshadow palette
  7. Line and define the eyes, use liquid or pencil eyeliner
  8. Use a natural lipstick

The third of our three fashion commercial productions with high end San Francisco based company Birdies Slippers, this “every day girl” themed video was shot in Los Angeles with the Tiger House Films commercial production team. Known for being Meghan Markle’s favorite slippers brand, this spot was released 2019.

I had a great time working with Birdies and Tiger House Films commercial production company as a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles beauty makeup artist 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: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist / HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor


Hollywood Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist | Solstice Magazine Publication

Hollywood Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist |Solstice Magazine Publication

I would like to share an amazing experience I had working as a Hollywood celebrity wardrobe stylist with Tarek Reed fashion photographer. I have already worked with him on a couple of projects,  his works are simply stunning. Tarek Reed is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Boston, Miami and Los Angeles.

Our model for this editorial photo shoot was Lyssa Roberts, she is a Los Angeles based actress and model. Lyssa was very easy going and professional to work with.

Every story is what makes an outstanding fashion photograph exceptional and every story begins with an idea. Our idea for this shoot was recreating the old Hollywood on a film shoot so we matched Lyssa’s styling and hair makeup according to that style. As a Hollywood celebrity wardrobe stylist, I loved working on this project.

We rented the clothes from a showroom called Le Maison de Fashion on Melrose Avenue, a snug boutique features a range of stylish high-end designer fashions, accessories & shoes for women.

One of the best things about being a Hollywood celebrity wardrobe stylist is the opportunity to travel all over the world, discover new cities, locations and explore the places you love.

Solstice Magazine was created by Sebastian Santa Maria, a London based fashion photographer. The magazine is a high-quality publication with a view to giving fashion and photographically orientated creatives another platform for expressing themselves through the visual and written mediums.

Check out the finalized images on Solstice Magazine to learn more about our creative collaboration: http://www.solsticemagazine.co.uk/

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my Hollywood celebrity wardrobe 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/

Please visit Tarek Reed website for more: https://tarek-reed.format.com/


Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Birdies Evergreen Video

Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Birdies Evergreen Video

I would like to share a great experience I had working as a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist with Tiger House Films commercial production company. I have already worked with THF on numerous projects, as a wardrobe stylist, makeup artist or creative coordinator.

As a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Birdies slippers. In this blog article, I would like to share with you a couple of useful tricks and tips on how I created the styling looks for our model, Olga for this campaign video.

1) Fit is incredibly important. Olga has a perfect shape and everything I bought for this video shooting fit to her incredibly well. I used a lot of black and white, high quality clothes. Ultimately, I really believe you should just wear what you love and what makes you feel happy.

2) I love incorporating silk and classic pieces into my styling and collection. There’s nothing cooler to me than a delicate top worn with stiff vintage jeans and Birdies flats for a day out.

3) Make sure on every take the clothes, shoes fit perfectly, specially when you have multiple models. On the monitor you can watch the video at the same time when the cinematographer is shooting so you can make sure everything looks exactly the way you want it. You need to check the details and at the same time the full image as well.

I’m a wardrobe stylist and these Birdies shoes are something I could wear all day on my feet when I’m on set.

Check out the finalized videos on Birdies Slippers website to learn more about our creative collaboration: https://birdiesslippers.com/

I constantly post about styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles wardrobe 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/

Client: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist/ HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor


Editorial Makeup Artist | Fitness Fashion Magazine Publication

Editorial Makeup Artist | Fitness Fashion Magazine Publication

As an editorial makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE creative team on their first editorial publication. I was the editorial makeup artist and hair stylist on this project.

Our shoot took place in a DTLA studio in Los Angeles, CA. We had a fashion photographer to capture the models and influencers in their best looks. On this particular shoot, we were going for a natural beauty look. I used Antonym Cosmetic‘s newest eyeshadows and lipsticks. We had multiple Instagram influencers on the shoot day to create FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE editorial content. As an editorial makeup artist, I not only took care of their makeup but also their hair styling.

About FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE: Jami Gaddy is a health and fitness enthusiast, and activewear fashionista! As a nutritional consultant, Jami is well versed in a variety of diets including blood type, paleo, vegetarian, and vegan. After discovering her own allergies to gluten, soy, and dairy, she learned how and now teaches others how to eat cleaner and stay allergy free. Jami is also an athlete turned fitness model. Through her love of fitness and exposure to activewear, Jami became a fitness fashion ambassador. After noticing the influx and demand for activewear she created FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE to showcase and advertise the latest activewear trends…fitness in fashion! FFM highlights the latest in living a stylishly healthy, fit lifestyle to showcase and advertise the latest in activewear trends. “When you look good, you feel good, inside and out, and fitness is always in fashion!

I had a great time working with as an editorial makeup artist  FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my editorial makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

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

Photography by: Hilla Hartenstein, Hair/Makeup: Luca Buzas, Raquel Monique
Models : Marine De Vachon, Jennifer Lee, Amy Loubris, Pua Perry


Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Editorial Photo Shoot in Hollywood

Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Editorial Photo Shoot in Hollywood

I would like to share a great experience I had working as a Los Angeles fashion stylist with Tarek Reed fashion photographer. I have already worked with him on a couple of projects,  his works are simply outstanding. Tarek Reed is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Boston, Miami and Los Angeles.

Our model on this editorial photo shoot was Amanda Gullickson who is currently signed up with Wilhelmina Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and NEXT Models Miami.

We worked with Mannfolk PR and Media Playground on this shoot. As a Los Angeles fashion stylist I reached out to them a couple of weeks before our photo shoot day and shared with them our creative concept. Both of these PR companies loved our direction and they were happy to lend to us their exclusive designer pieces for the duration of the shoot. Their brands included Mimi Tran celebrity fashion designer’s pieces.

MANNFOLK PUBLIC RELATIONS is a modern one-stop solution for the new millennium.  Named one of the country’s most dependable “it” PR firms by WWD, MANNFOLK PR combines years of savvy experience and knowledge for today’s digitally focused strategies. Their strengths in the digital media realm recognizes the importance of the right strategic collaborations while providing brands with the personalized attention only a boutique firm can provide.

With a PR showroom in Los Angeles and office in New York, MANNFOLK PR is staffed by creative, experienced, and highly motivated professionals who are committed to bringing your brand’s message to the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries’ most influential trendsetters.

Media Playground PR (MPPR) is a Los Angeles based public relations firm specializing in fashion and lifestyle brands since 2003. They craft integrated media strategies, connecting public relations and social media with brand directives to maximize your brand’s global exposure.

Check out the finalized images on En-Vie-Fashion Magazine to learn more about our creative collaboration: http://www.en-vie-fashion.com/

I constantly post about styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles fashion 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/

Please visit Tarek Reed website for more: https://tarek-reed.format.com/


Los Angeles HMUA | Bombino aka Deran Alkheir Dance Video

Los Angeles HMUA | Bombino aka Deran Alkheir Dance Video

As a Los Angeles HMUA, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Bombino aka Deran Alkheir. In this blog article I’ll explain a couple of useful tricks on how I created the hair and makeup looks for the dancers in this production.

I spent most of my time focusing on the female dancer’s smokey eye makeup and lips because these are the only parts of the body Tuaregs show due to the limitations of their traditional clothing. Old or young, male or female, each Tuareg seems to cultivate a personal style expressed through a few simple items of fabric.

For the dancers hair styling we used head wraps called cheches whose fabric can stretch to 18 feet in length, plus flowing gowns called bubus that allow air flow while deflecting heat and blowing sand, dressing like a traditional Tuareg can at first seem a confining enterprise. We had to hide all their hair under these head wraps and adjust it during the shoot. I love my job as a Los Angeles HMUA, I always have the opportunity to work on original and artistic projects.

This music video was directed and produced by Jonathan Wing and choreography by Hillary Pearson. I had 2 dancers from Los Angeles to do hair and makeup for. We shot this video using different color lights which created a futuristic and mysterious environment in a Downtown LA studio.

About Bombino: For centuries, the desert town of Agadez has served as a converging point for the great camel caravans driven by the Tuareg that link West Africa with North Africa and the Mediterranean. Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino’s electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page.

Check out the finalized music video on Okay Africa to learn more about our creative collaboration: http://www.okayafrica.com/bombino-video-premiere-deran-deran/

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles HMUA artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

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