My Job As A Hair And Makeup Photo Stylist


One day last week I was going through my closet (and notice I said closet, as in single, not closet(s) because I only have ONE in my studio apartment) which kinda makes me a magician because I don't know HOW I fit all my shit into one closet. 

It's called, "The Magic of Arranging."

And as I was rearranging my closet for Spring, I came across a portfolio which contained various photographs of some of the models and actors I did the hair and makeup for when I used to be a photo stylist in Florida.

I worked for several different photographers in the Central Florida area during the '80's and '90's. It was a side job that I did whenever photographers needed a hair and makeup stylist for their shoots. The money was great and I could pick and choose whenever I wanted to do it.

The photo you see above are some of the tools I used. I carried a makeup case which contained cosmetics, skincare and a ton of makeup brushes. I also carried a big canvas bag which contained everything I needed to do hair - curling irons, a blow dryer, hot rollers, hair spray and gel, combs and brushes.

I was literally a mobile...Hair and Makeup Will Travel guy.

And not only did I do the styling for females but males as well, because guys wear makeup and have their hair coiffed for photo shoots too.

In case you might not know exactly what a photo stylist does, allow me to briefly share the job. A stylist will not only apply the initial makeup and hair styling to a model, but they also stand behind the photographer during the shoot to make sure everything stays in place; doing touch-ups. Their job is to make sure that everything about the model looks good. And some photographers I worked with actually allowed me to look through the camera during a shoot, just to see how the hair and makeup appeared through the lens.

Back then they didn't have digital photography, so it wasn't as easy as it is now to do touch-ups in post production. Therefore, I had to make sure that there were little or no mistakes with the hair and makeup.

And I have to admit, some of the photographers I worked were very temperamental and demanding. But hey, that was part of my job, so I had to deal with it.

I would also like to add here that in addition to having a hair and makeup stylist on a shoot, there is also sometimes a clothing stylist and prop stylist. A clothing stylist is responsible for attending to all the clothes in a shoot. And a prop stylist is responsible for getting any item that is needed for a picture that is either handled by the model, or part of the scene of a photograph (such as specific chairs, tables, etc.).

Today, I would like to share several photographs which I had to scan on my computer and then resize them to fit my blog. All of these photos were shot with film (yeah, remember film???), so some are a bit fuzzy and grainy in the transfer.

Included are photographs that were either used as prints ads or professional headshots.

Lights! Camera! Hair! Makeup!

Shoot!


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Have a SUPER Monday, y'all!

60 comments

  1. Weren't the 80's and early 90's fabulous for hair and clothing styles? I love the hair in #2, so GREAT work, Ronnie. Was that the hardest hairstyle of all the photos you show?

    I only had my makeup done professionally one time, but it was a great learning experience. Thanks for sharing some of your work with us!

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  2. Good morning, Ron. I think it would be a good idea if you moved in next door to me so that you could see to my hair and make-up. The month of May would be a good time for me... smiles. Seriously, you did great with those models. What a fabulous occupation you had. Thank you for sharing your pictures and experience with us.


    Happy Monday, my friend.

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  3. I must say i enjoyed seeing your work...like you said it had to be harder back then ...than now....you would be really good at it today....i wish i could get some tips from you cause i do make-up as well... but not like you...its part of my 2nd job....thanks for showing........... http://stacygardner.avonrepresentative.com/

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  4. Rob LenihanMarch 17, 2014

    Very impressive, Ron! It sounds like you had a really awesome gig there--in spite of the temperamental photographers!


    I can just see you running around Florida with your gear having a grand old time--"Have Blow Dryer Will Travel"! I'm so glad you shared these photos with us! Have a terrific week, buddy!

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  5. Oh Ron, how interesting that you were a hair and makeup photo stylist! What a fun and fascinating job that must have been. I love these photos! I remember back in '80's and '90's when everyone wore their hair like #2 and #3. The model in #2 is so beautiful. Is she the same model in #8? Love the hat with the veil. And what a handsome guy in that last photograph!


    Fun post, Ron. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week x

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  6. "Weren't the 80's and early 90's fabulous for hair and clothing styles?"

    Yes, they were, Bijoux! And that was when I first got my cosmetology license (in early '80's) when hair styles were changing a lot; going from a 'set look' to more of a natural way of wearing your hair, using a blow dryer and your hands to style your hair.

    " I love the hair in #2, so GREAT work, Ronnie. Was that the hardest hairstyle of all the photos you show?"

    I love that style too! Actually the hardest hairstyle in these photos was #3 because you can't see them in the photograph, but I had to use butterfly clips to hold her long back to create that shorter look on the top.

    "I only had my makeup done professionally one time, but it was a great learning experience."



    Isn't it interesting to experience what all is involved with having your makeup done professionally?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!


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  7. Goooooood morning Valerie!

    "I think it would be a good idea if you moved in next door to me so that you could see to my hair and make-up. The month of May would be a good time for me... smiles."



    HA! Hey, if I lived closer to you, I would LOVE to do your hair and makeup!


    Yes, it was a fun and very interesting occupation. I also did hair and makeup for weddings and special occasions. I used to work out at Disneyworld sometimes; doing the makeup and hair for people who would have their wedding INSIDE Disney.


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely week!


    X to you and Joe!

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  8. Greetings Stacy!

    Welcome. Nice to meet you!

    "like you said it had to be harder back then ...than now...."



    Yes, because digital photography and editing were not being used back then, so the hair and makeup pretty much had to be perfect when you shot a picture.


    Thank you for stopping by and have a super week!


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  9. Hey there Rob!

    "It sounds like you had a really awesome gig there--in spite of the temperamental photographers!"



    Yes, it was an awesome gig because I had lived in Orlando for so many years that I had great connections in getting work. If another stylist couldn't do a job, they would call me up and ask if I was interested in taking their place. We would pass on work to each other.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a TERRIFIC week!


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  10. Hola Denise!

    "The model in #2 is so beautiful. Is she the same model in #8? Love the hat with the veil."



    Yes, very good eye you have because that IS the same model. And I agree, she is so beautiful. I love dark hair. And I think she had either green or blue eyes (I can't quite remember) which was a gorgeous contrast with her dark brown hair.


    Isn't the veil faaaaaaaabulous? So vintage and classic!


    And yes...the guy in the last photo is handsome, I agree. He was also VERY tall.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful week too!


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  11. Mark PetruskaMarch 17, 2014

    Nice work, Ron! I like the woman in the nightie kneeling on the bed. (Yeah, I know. Shocking). And you've taught me something today about photo shoots: credit doesn't just go to the guy behind the camera. It also goes to the guy behind the guy behind the camera.

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  12. Thanks, Mark :)

    " I like the woman in the nightie kneeling on the bed. (Yeah, I know. Shocking)."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! And do you know what's funny? I KNEW you were going to say something about that photo!!!

    "credit doesn't just go to the guy behind the camera. It also goes to the guy behind the guy behind the camera."



    Well said! It's really a collaboration of so many talents coming together; creating a photograph.


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a super week!


    X to you and Tara!

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  13. Kudos to you for being able to cram all your crap into one closet! I have several closets that endanger your life to open!
    Wow, you did beautiful work in the beauty industry!

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  14. Ron, I love that first photo of the model on the motorcycle. Cool looking shot! What was that photograph taken for?


    I'm going have my girlfriend read this post because she is such a fashion magazine junkie, so I think she would find this very interesting to hear what goes on behind taking model photographs.


    What a cool job, dude!

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  15. Geraldine H.March 17, 2014

    Oh wow, this is impressive Ron. What a creative and fun gig that must have been. And you certainly did a good job, judging by these photos.


    I like what you said about dealing with temperamental people on jobs, that was part of it and you accepted that. That kind of attitude and professionalism seems to be sliding these days.


    This is a bit off topic, but one thing I'm noting more and more is how defensive a lot of "younger" people seem to be now, when they are given a customer complaint to handle. I've had experiences lately where I'd say something to a rep. and my comment was taken all out of context and they get all cranky and defensive, instead of remaining polite.


    And what happened to saying: "oh no problem, it's my pleasure to help" I NEVER hear that anymore and I'm not a "bag" (I hope not!!!) when I do have something to complain about. I realize now just how far I did go to satisfy customers, when I worked in retail. But for me, I actually loved doing that. It wasn't a problem. ;-) It was just part of doing a good job.


    Sorry, I digress...I was thinking about this and I know you've written about your experiences in retail before, so wanted to share these recent thoughts I had too.


    Happy Week and may the luck of the Irish be with you too! It's Glorious Green Day IMO! ;-) and I love green, as you know.

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  16. "Kudos to you for being able to cram all your crap into one closet! I have several closets that endanger your life to open!"


    HA! OMG Suzi, you should see my closet because everything has to be fitted in like pieces to a puzzle. And the hard part is that if I take something out from the back of the closet, EVERYTHING has to be removed and then put back in like a puzzle again - UGH!#?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a faaaaabulous week!


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  17. Hiya Matt!


    That first photo was taken for a Harley Davidson store in Orlando. In some of the shots we took, the photographer used a smoke machine that was out of range from the camera, which gave a 'smokey' effect to the photographs. I love that shot too. Especially the blue and red paper in the background.


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a most excellent week!


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  18. Thank you, Geraldine :) And yes, it was a very fun and creative gig, which I enjoyed.

    LOVED your comment about dealing with customer complaints in retail because I know exactly what you mean (being in retail myself).

    " I realize now just how far I did go to satisfy customers, when I worked in retail. But for me, I actually loved doing that. It wasn't a problem. ;-) It was just part of doing a good job."



    Exactly.


    Honestly, customer service has gone to the wayside. And not only with younger people, but it also seems to be with a lot of people in the customer service industry.


    Complaints are going to be part of the job, I mean that's why they call it 'customer service industry.'


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Happy week to you and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!


    And YAY to GREEN!!!!


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  19. I have said it before and I will say it again...Ron you lead such an interesting life! This is the type of job that I wouldn't even have the slightest idea how to get into. Such fun though. My fav pic above is number 8. She looks like she belongs in a movie. Such a great style.

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  20. "This is the type of job that I wouldn't even have the slightest idea how to get into."

    It's funny Shae, because I just sorta fell into it without ever planning to do so. The photograph who took several of these photographs, also took my own headshots. So when he found out I was a hairstylist and makeup artist, he ask me to work for him. And then one job lead to another.

    "My fav pic above is number 8. She looks like she belongs in a movie. Such a great style."

    Isn't she beautiful? And you're right, she does look like she belongs in a movie - like a time period movie. She is also the model in picture #2, which is a TOTALLY different look.

    Thanks much for stopping by, girl. Hope all went well with your job interview last week! Have a FAB week!

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  21. What an impressive portfolio, my friend! I remember the "big hair" of the '80s, and you've captured its essence here. I especially love the fur in #3 and the sportiness of #10.

    I'm in the process of redesigning a website for a local restaurant and learned through some research that food photography, too, typically employs stylists to make the stuff look appetizing and inviting. Not unlike what you did, huh?

    It takes a LOT of people working their magic for an outstanding end-result, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing, and I hope your St. Paddy's Day is happy!

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  22. David OliverMarch 17, 2014

    Wow Ron! You are really good! All of these look like...no, many are better than ad pictures I use to see in magazines. And the thing that impresses me most is the variety because it is all done equally well.

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  23. Aw...thank you, David :) I selected this group of photos for two reasons. One because it gave a bit of variety, and two because the other ones were worn-looking from from being shot with film. Some of them were so faded and blotchy.

    Much thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a spectacular week!

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  24. Nicely done! Some of the 80's hair made me giggle a little - it seemed so great a t the time, though. The days of big hair!


    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  25. Hey there Debbie!

    Thank you :)

    "I remember the "big hair" of the '80s..."

    HAHAHAHAHA! I know, it's like a flashback in time, isn't it? And it's so intuitive that you selected #3 and #10 because that is the SAME model in both photos! The fur shot was taken for a furrier company in Florida. Yeah, I know...a FUR in Florida?!?!

    " that food photography, too, typically employs stylists to make the stuff look appetizing and inviting. Not unlike what you did, huh?"



    Yup...you are so right! They even have a stylist for FOOD photography as well. And you're also right, A LOT people work their magic just to get that ONE perfect shot.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. And HAPPY ST. PADDY'S DAY to you! Have a super week!


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  26. "Some of the 80's hair made me giggle a little - it seemed so great a t the time, though. The days of big hair!"


    HAHAHAHHA! I know Dale, isn't it hilarious to look back on the styles of decades gone by? Yeah...and the '80's was the decade of BIG hair, baby!!!


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. And Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Have a super week!


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  27. Now I'm curious about who you have me confused with? :-)

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  28. Bwhahahahahahhaah!

    OMG...can you BELIEVE that ? I did it AGAIN and thought you were DALE because your avatar looks similar to his. However, I changed the comment above to YOU!

    So sorry, girl.

    BAD Ronnie!

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  29. Ron, this post is FABULOSO! And what a hoot to see the hairstyles of times gone by. You did a great job on these models! My favorites are 1, 2, 3, 8 and 10.


    I think it's so neat that you did this for a career. Do you still do it? You're very good at it. Being someone who enjoys photography as you do, you could probably do the hair and makeup, and then take the pictures yourself!

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  30. That's funny!


    Oh, And I meant to tell you - I was doing some cleaning today and I put on the "Happy" 24-hour site, cranked it up, and danced my way through the house work!

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  31. Oh...how FAAAAABULOUS! Two things: ever since I discovered that 24-hour site of Happy, I've been going to it DAILY. And also, the other day as I walking down the street, I kept hearing the song Happy playing. At first I thought I was just imaging it, but then as I got closer to the street corner, I saw a man and woman in a car with the radio BLASTING the song. And they were both dancing inside the car and clapping their hands. Then I started dancing in the street and they saw me, so all three of us were laughing at each other ROCKIN out to HAPPY!!!!

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  32. Hey ho Robert!

    Thanks, bud :)

    " And what a hoot to see the hairstyles of times gone by."

    Isn't it hilarious to see the hairstyles of '80's and '90's?!? And even the makeup with those dramatic eyes, like Donna Mills on "Knots Landing!"

    No, I don't do this anymore. I tried getting work when I first moved back to Philly with several photographers, but no one would hire me. I did do makeup for weddings for awhile, but that's pretty much it. Also, I used to do makeup for a couple cosmetic retailers when I first moved back.

    "Being someone who enjoys photography as you do, you could probably do the hair and makeup, and then take the pictures yourself!"



    Ha! Who knows...maybe one day I will!!!


    Much thanks for stopping by, Robert. Have a SUPER week!!


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  33. I still think it is crazy how our blog posts tend to have a hint of each other off and on... so cool!

    I've decided something. I WANT YOU TO DO MY EYES! The eyes of these models are gorgeous. My eyes are the only feature I really like on me.... and you rock the eyes.

    Did you do all the hair too? Did you have a cosmetology license? This is unbelievable!

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  34. "I still think it is crazy how our blog posts tend to have a hint of each other off and on... so cool!"

    I know, Katherine...isn't that WILD? And it happens a lot! We must be on the same 'blogging wave-length!'

    "The eyes of these models are gorgeous. My eyes are the only feature I really like on me.... and you rock the eyes."

    The eyes were always my favorite thing to in makeup because they really are the windows to the soul. Also, the challenging thing with doing eye makeup (especially when it comes to eye shadow) is to 'blend' it well, so that it creates a natural contour.

    And yes, if you and I ever meet in person, I would love to do your eyes!

    "Did you do all the hair too? Did you have a cosmetology license?"

    Yes, I did do all the hair too. And no, I no longer have an active cosmetology license. I gave that up many, many years ago because I got into doing more with makeup than hair.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a fabulous week! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  35. Herman TurnipMarch 17, 2014

    Holy shoot, these are some striking pics! Honestly, I can't imagine how much work went into these during those pre-Photoshop days. I can see how one flaw could ruin the entire shoot! And I'm sure that's a similar battle people had to wage during the early days of HDTV where you could see every pour and imperfection.

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  36. Hey there Herman!

    Thank you :)

    "Honestly, I can't imagine how much work went into these during those pre-Photoshop days. I can see how one flaw could ruin the entire shoot!"

    Yup, you're right, it could.

    Right about the time I stopped doing this work, one of the photographers I used to work with had just started using some sort of computer graphic system that allowed him to touch-up his (film) photos, but it was NOTHING like Photoshop. Yet, even back then it was so impressive.

    "And I'm sure that's a similar battle people had to wage during the early days of HDTV where you could see every pour and imperfection."

    Exactly!

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope your cold is feeling better. Have a SUPER week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  37. These are AWESOME photos Ron!! I agree with Herman...the work that went in to those shoots must have been INSANE before digital!! When I think of all the rolls of film I went through just messing around!! I don't just want you to do my eyes...I need an entire MAKEOVER!! :) Seriously...you are so GOOD with the cosmetics and the hair...I just loved BIG hair and I keep telling my daughter to MAKE it BIGGER!! She doesn't get it...but of course she has to be up on the latest and greatest!! Is it a big deal to go back and get your license reinstated?? I will NEVER forget the day my daughter took her state test. It was the longest day of my life...I thought that day would never end!! I sat in that chair and couldn't talk or move a muscle...I was SO afraid she would FAIL!! We laugh about it now, but at the time, it was NOT funny!! Happy St. Patrick's Day...a little late!! Sent you an email with an interesting link I thought you would enjoy! xo Jeanne

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  38. WOW. I'm having total flashbacks to that time.That had to be the coolest job ever! You did such a great job with the hair and makeup!
    Of course, I'm still trying to figure out how you function with ONE closet! You're my hero. Really!
    I can't even imagine the kind of time and work that went into this before photoshop and digital cameras. We've come a long way, baby! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  39. Ahhhh, the 80s….gotta love that hair! ;-) Why did you stop doing this?! These shots are fantabulous! I love the lighting in #6 and #8 looks very classic. Awesome, awesome shots.

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  40. "WOW. I'm having total flashbacks to that time."

    HA! I know Chrissy, isn't it WILD?!?!? Especially the photos from the '80's!

    Yes, it was a cool job. I also did some prop styling for a publishing company for a couple of years. They published school books for kids.

    "Of course, I'm still trying to figure out how you function with ONE closet! You're my hero. Really!"



    The one thing that's great about having only one closet is that it makes me live simply, without collecting a lot of stuff because I would literally have no where to put it - HA!


    Mucho thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a fantabulous week!


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  41. Helloooooooo Jeanne!

    Aw..thank you :)

    "When I think of all the rolls of film I went through just messing around!!"

    OMG...I think the SAME THING anytime I take a picture with my digital camera and I don't like the shot because I can just delete it and take another one! But I have to say, when digital first came out I thought it was the stupidest thing because I couldn't get used to viewing my photos on a little screen, rather than having them processed on paper.

    "Is it a big deal to go back and get your license reinstated??"

    Yes, it would be because I allowed my license to totally expire, which means I couldn't have it reinstated. I would have to go back to school and take the course all over again. Technically, I wouldn't have to have a license to do this kind of work again. I would only need a license if I went back into a salon and was cutting, perming and coloring hair.

    " Is it a big deal to go back and get your license reinstated?? I will NEVER forget the day my daughter took her state test. It was the longest day of my life...I thought that day would never end!! I sat in that chair and couldn't talk or move a muscle...I was SO afraid she would FAIL."



    My mother did the same thing for me. She was my model when I took my test. And OMG, you're right...it was such a LONG day.


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. And Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too! And yes, I got your email this morning and will be responding in a bit. I'm right in the middle of doing my laundry, so I have to run downstairs and throw my clothes into a dryer.


    X to you and the girlz!

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  42. Fabulous! I have so always wanted to have my make-up done professionally.

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  43. Oh boy! Is there anything you aren't good at? I have done hair all of my life. Even worked in a salon, but I would never have had the confidence to do that job. Good for you Ron. Why did you give it up?

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  44. benzekneesMarch 18, 2014

    Great work Ron! It must be marvellous to make someone look their best for a pic!

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  45. Thanks, Benze :)

    Yes, it's such a satisfying feeling to help someone look their best for a pic! And it's also a wonderful experience in which people put their expertise together to come up with a photograph.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super-duper week!

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  46. Hey Babs, you did hair too!?!!? I don't think I knew that about you. How COOL!!!!!


    I honestly got into this completely by chance because someone knew a photographer who was looking for someone to do the hair and makeup for one of his photo shoots, so I just said, "Yes...I'll do it." Then one job led to another and another.


    I gave it up when I moved back to Philly because no photographers would hire me. Although, I did do the makeup and hair for some weddings and special occasions on my own over the years. And I also worked as a makeup artist for a few retail cosmetic companies.


    Much thanks for stopping by, Babs. Have a FAB week!


    X to you and Mo!

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  47. That's what I thought Ron, a Harley or motorcycle ad!


    Love the bike!

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  48. There were actually better shots of the bike that they used, but I chose this one because you could see the hair and makeup more. A closeup.

    We also did some other motorcycle pictures with a different model.

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  49. Ah yes...the good old days, when hair went its own way and went BIG. Unless you had my kinked out hair...which people paid big money to have and all I wanted to do was iron it straight. LOL...always going for ways to get what we weren't blessed with and not embracing what we had. Talk about tortureous times to the self esteem. People like you gave us hope in making the best from what we had. I never mastered that. Talk about a closet filled like a jigsaw puzzle. On one hand the 80's and 90's were awesome times....on the other hand....yikes, talk about one growth opportunity after another.


    Fantastic photos. And my goodness, the eyes have it. They're all amazing. Especially the jammie gal and the gal with the retro hat. Very sensual, those two shots. And the gents--that wavy haired fella must have been a challenge. I can see how the make up aspect would appeal to you, cuz I'm clear it's a fine art. *sigh* Which is why I use mascara and call it good. I've just never gotten the hang of it and, frankly, stopped even trying.


    Very awesome job you had. And very creative problem solving on the closet situation. One....would force me to decide what's REALLY important.

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  50. "Unless you had my kinked out hair...which people paid big money to have and all I wanted to do was iron it straight. LOL...always going for ways to get what we weren't blessed with and not embracing what we had."

    HA! Exactly, Mel...you said it! Everyone who had curling hair wanted straight, and those who had straight want curly (or wavy).!!! Perms! Perms! Perms! were very big when I was doing hair and I hated doing them :(

    " On one hand the 80's and 90's were awesome times....on the other hand....yikes, talk about one growth opportunity after another."

    Yes, for me too! The '80's (especially) was a time of huge growth for me in so many ways!

    "I can see how the make up aspect would appeal to you, cuz I'm clear it's a fine art."

    Yes, it is an art form for sure because it involves color, shadowing and blending. And that is something I learned how to do the more I did it. It wasn't about the amount of makeup I put on someone, it was more about bringing out their natural features and enhancing them - especially for photos.

    " And very creative problem solving on the closet situation. One....would force me to decide what's REALLY important."

    Amen! Me too, Mel!

    MUCH thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Hope your week is going fabulously!

    ((((((((((( You )))))))))))

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  51. people have been begging me to wear make-up, maybe you can put it on for me. don't know what to do with the stuff really. i really can't believe they have all those people attending to one person. well maybe back then, but now. everything is photoshopped so does it really matter i wonder when it comes to make-up and does it still have to be perfect. i guess to a point, but i'm thinking of the people who read the news, when they cut to commercial people come out to fix them up. i'm thinking they haven't moved from that chair and they're just reading. what changed? what happens to make-up and hair?

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  52. ", maybe you can put it on for me. don't know what to do with the stuff really. "

    Yes Val, I would be more than happy to select some makeup with you and show you how to apply it. However, it's funny because I never think of you has even needing to wear any makeup because you look GREAT without it. And I really mean that. But perhaps the next time you're in Philly or when we go to NYC together, we can pop into a Sephora and pick out some makeup. That would be FUN!

    ". i really can't believe they have all those people attending to one person."

    Yup, and they still do it. They hire separate people to take care of different aspects of the photo shoot (hair, makeup, props, etc.) However, because of Photoshop, they can correct things with the makeup and hair much easier than they could many years ago.

    "but i'm thinking of the people who read the news, when they cut to commercial people come out to fix them up. i'm thinking they haven't moved from that chair and they're just reading. what changed? what happens to make-up and hair?"

    Yes, in fact, I did makeup for television before (I actually did Tom Brokaw's makeup for NBC once). And when they would cut to a commercial break, I would run in front of the cameras and touch-up his face (the shine) and make sure his hair was neat because he ALWAYS ran his hands though his hair, which made me have to re-comb it and re- hair spray it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a great rest of your week!

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  53. Ron, I would love to own a motorcycle some day, particularly a Harley. Oh, to dream!

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  54. Hey Matt, I used to work with woman who she and her husband BUILT Harley's, no kidding. And they were beeeautiful bikes!

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  55. That's got to be '80s hair in the second shot.
    Interesting post Ron, thanks for the insight.

    {Incidentally, I am about to mail you some photos of another of our charity events at work, one for which we had our very own stylists!
    On the understanding that we had to raise £45 before 10am today, three of us would then let two of the girls at work loose on us with make-up, which we would wear for the remainder of the day.
    We raised £126 in two hours and the money is still coming in.

    This tied in with the campaign to get women to post photos of themselves online without make-up (and the reverse for men) to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Feel free to post any and all of them if you so wish.}

    Be afraid, be very afraid...

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  56. "That's got to be '80s hair in the second shot."

    Yes Dale, definitely the late '80's indeed!

    "On the understanding that we had to raise £45 before 10am today, three of us would then let two of the girls at work loose on us with make-up, which we would wear for the remainder of the day.We raised £126 in two hours and the money is still coming in."

    Oh how faaaaaaaaaabulous!!!!!!! That's AWESOME! And I'll check my emails in a bit to see your photos. Can't wait!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a super weekend and the best to you with this charity event!

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  57. What an amazing, creative, FUN idea to raise awareness and funds. You GO!! And bless you for your willingness to be a part of it.

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  58. Thanks Mel, it's not the first time we have looked like idiots for charity, far from it.

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  59. " I have so always wanted to have my make-up done professionally."


    I don't know if you have a MAC store or a Bobbie Brown counter in your area, but they both offer professional makeup applications, and they also offer makeup lessons; teaching you how to apply makeup yourself.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, m'dear! Have a lovely week!


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  60. Hey there Lisa!

    "Ahhhh, the 80s….gotta love that hair! ;-)"

    Yeah, the '80's was the decade of some BIG hair - HA!

    I stopped doing this when I moved back east. I tried getting work when I first moved back to Philly with several photographers, but no one would hire me. I did do makeup for weddings for awhile, but that's pretty much it. Also, I used to do makeup for a couple cosmetic retailers when I first moved back.

    "I love the lighting in #6 and #8 looks very classic."

    I love the lighting in #8 too because it creates such a 'vintage' feel to the photo.

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful week!

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