Houma, Louisiana’s native son returned home to be honored by the town, and to be inducted into the Finding Our Roots African American Museum for all his accomplishments and contributions to the beauty industry.
Journeyman Hair Stylist Linda Flowers An Interview by Daniel Curet, Hair Craft Secretary For those fortunate enough to have attended December’s Hair Craft Education, journeyman hair stylist Linda Flowers demonstrated her invention, the TopStyler, and presented each attendee with a gift of that tool! How did you get your start in the industry? Flowers: I […]
For more information, click here. Dear Sisters and Brothers: Representatives have been in touch with our fellow members in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with IATSE Local 494 and IATSE Local 600. The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has left many needing supplies as they start to recover. If you […]
Local 706 and I.A.T.S.E. make-up artist Patti Denney has been working on the set of The Young and the Restless (Y&R) at CBS Television City in Hollywood for 37 years. (Is that some kind of record?) Patti, in charge of the Y&R make-up and hair department as key, is also an accomplished painter and photographer…
by JOSHUA KOSMAN (Reprinted from the San Francisco Chronicle) Midway through Sunday’s performance of La Bohème at the San Francisco Opera, Dale Travis made his way to his dressing room on the second-floor backstage at the War Memorial Opera House. The venerable and versatile bass-baritone was taking on two very different roles in Puccini’s opera-the […]
by Claire Alexandra Doyle As a child, I loved being involved in theater and dance. Each equipped with our individual skills, we would come together to create a beautiful piece of work. Some would design outfits with their own flair to it, whether that be a specific stitching pattern or adding in machine embroidery designs […]
Last August, the Nisei Week Japanese Festival celebrated its 75th anniversary, and the woman honored as the Grand Marshal of the parade is a familiar figure to Local 706, make-up artist Kaori Nara Turner. Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1933, Kaori started her career as a dancer. In 1966, she met and married well-known Hollywood […]
Local 706 make-up artist Melanie Levitt has had a noteworthy career for decades, garnering many accolades. She won an Emmy in 2002 for Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic) for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and between 2003-2009, received six additional nominations for the show. Artisan supervising editor Jeff Angell interviewed Melanie about her work and […]