On January 10 in Hollywood, the team at pro makeup artist favorite, Skindinavia, once again kicked off the biggest weekend in makeup artistry with their Skindinavia Celebrates Pro LA event! The party, which annually falls on the eve of the Make Up  Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS) hosted more than 150 of the industry’s most talented makeup artist, hairstylists and industry insiders for what has become the pre-party of the year.

Hosted by Skindinavia founder, Allen Goldman and Director of Brand Development Deb Milley, the event brings together the MUAHS nominees along with the makeup artist membership of the Local 706 to celebrate their pro community in grand style in advance of the most important night in makeup. Attendees of this year’s event were treated to and evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a gift of three of the company’s most popular products – The Makeup Finishing Spray, The Makeup Primer Spray and the brand’s new The Makeup Remover Spray.

I am so honored that the pro community of LA and the nominees of the MUAHS have returned year after year to celebrate such an important weekend in our industry with us. We could not be more pleased to share such an exciting time with our friends in pro makeup artistry.” said Allen Goldman, Founder of Skindinavia. “We are all so blown away by the incredible work that is honored at the awards and we are so inspired by the talent that surrounds us here in Hollywood.”

Teddy’s at The Hollywood Roosevelt once again set the scene for the celebration, produced by Michael DeVellis of The Powder Group on behalf of  Skindinavia. The room was packed with the who’s who of film, television, theater and commercial makeup artistry. They were joined by industry powerhouses including Local 706 President, Julie Socash and Business Representative, Randy Sayer, immediate past Local 706 President, Sue Cabral, former Governor of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Leonard Engelman and The Milton Agency Founder, Daniella Milton.

Among the attendees who would go on to with at the 2020 MUAHS the next evening were Vivian Baker and Richard Redlefsen for Bombshell; Nicki LedermannTania Ribalow and Sunday Englis for Joker; Anne Nosh Oldham and Marc Pilcher for Downton Abbey; Dave Presto for Fosse/Verdon; Barrie Gower for Chernobyl; Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Tom Denier Jr. for Saturday Night Live; Melanie Mills for The Real; Rita CiccozziTanya Hudson, Krista Seller, Julie McHaffie, Dianne Holme for A Series of Unfortunate Events.

MUAHS Nominees attending the event included the following incredible talents. Abby Clawson, Mike Mekash, Carleigh Herbert for American Horror Story 1984; Gina Ghiglieri for American Idol and Tonia Green for American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance; John Blake for Avengers: Endgame; Jason Collins for Botched, Season 6 Promo; Tyson Fontaine for Celebrity Big Brother 2; Deborah Huss Humphries, Debra Denson and Vera Steimberg for Dolemite is My Name; Anne Nosh Oldham, Marc Pilcher and Sam Smart for Downton Abbey; Alan Bosshardt, Christina Patch and Cool Benson for Dr. Phil, Julie Socash for Dancing With The Stars; Doniella Davy and Kirsten Coleman for Euphoria; David DeLeon and Lelissa Sandora for Grace and Frankie; Vanessa Dionne for Into the Woods; Anna Stachow and Stephen M Kelley for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum; Vyvy Tran  for Paddleton; Lizzie Yianni Georgeiou and Tapio Salmi for Rocketman; Amy L Forsythe, Danielle Minnella and Heidi Pakdel for Russian Doll; Silvia Leczel for So You Think You Can Dance; Rocky Faulkner for Star Trek: Discovery; Sean Sansom for It; Burton LeBlanc, Alastair Muir and Faye Castro for The Handmaid’s Tale; Mike Fontaine and Mike Marino for The Irishman; Angelique Valez for MTV Video Music Awards; Angela Moos for Patsy and Lorena and Rent Live; Tym Buacharern for Us.

Details on all the nominees and winners of the MUAHS can be found at
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Photos: Brandon Showers