Meet the backstage pros making everyone look their absolute best!
1. Patrick Ta, Makeup Artist
When did your interest in makeup begin?
I’ve always had an interest in makeup and loved anything creative but never had the confidence to pursue it. One of my roommates pushed me to go for it.
What has been your favorite editorial to date?
Ariana Grande in Elle — natural glam and light, long hair.
Which model do you have the most fun working on?
Gigi Hadid, one of my first clients when I moved to L.A. We clicked instantly. She’s one of the most kind-hearted, funny, inspirational women in my life.
2. Bryce Scarlett, Hair Artist
Hails From San Diego
Celeb Clients Natalie Portman, Margot Robbie, Gigi Hadid, Brie Larson, and Lily Aldridge
Brand Pair-Ups Christian Dior, Victoria’s Secret, Mansur Gavriel, Audemars Piguet
Editorial Coif Work Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and V
Major Gig Moroccanoil brand ambassador
3. Kevin Hughes, Hair Artist
Hails From Long Island, as one of 12 children
Education Studied fashion buying and merchandising, attended cosmetology school, and apprenticed for talents like Danilo, Robert Vetica, and Peter Gray.
Major Gig Moroccanoil artistic director since 2017; he began working with the brand in 2011
Celeb Clientele Emily Blunt, Sara Sampaio, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosie Huntington – Whiteley
Editorial Coif Work Vogue Beauty, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, and L’Officiel.
Runway Work Oscar de la Renta, Veronica Beard, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, and Altuzarra
4. Vincent Oquendo, Makeup Artist
Major gig Works frequently with Maybelline
Celeb clientele Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kate Bosworth, Karlie Kloss, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Graham, Hailey Baldwin, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Emma Roberts, Nicola Peltz, Ashley Benson, Elsa Hosk, and Sara Sampaio
Brand pair-ups Stella McCartney, Nike, Marc Jacobs, Yigal Azrouël
Photog and glossy relationships Has worked with talents like Alexei Hay, Roe Ethridge, Marilyn Minter, and Ben Watts, and for magazines like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, L’Officiel, V, and W
5. Lacy Redway, Hair Artist
Hails From Jamaica
Celeb Clientele Tessa Thompson, Sarah Paulson, Amandla Stenberg, Diane Kruger, Karlie Kloss
Tress Specialty Plaits so great, they’ve got their own hashtag, #braidsbylacyredway
6. Daniel Avilan, Makeup Artist
Hails From Guadalajara, Mexico
Celeb Clients Jared Leto, Ewan McGregor, Alexander Skarsgård
Editorial Work Elle Mexico, Vogue Latin America, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Korea, Marie Claire Latin America, and more
7. Joseph Carrilo, Makeup Artist
When did you realize that you wanted to be a makeup artist?
I’ve played with makeup since I was about 14; I realized at the age of 23 that I could really do this as a job and make money and fulfill my dreams of creating art.
What was one of your favorite shoots to work on so far?
A story I did and produced for Vogue Mexico with Elsa Hosk. I was re – creating a Hitchcock vibe, and it came out so spectacular.