By Lynne Tucker
It’s time to step up your Halloween game! This Oct. 31, ShadeZ FX Beauty & Art will be transforming everyday, humdrum you and me into … well … whatever we want! They’ll open their doors at 6 a.m. and go till midnight, doing Hollywood-quality work on those tired of looking like second-rate monsters and ghouls.
At ShadeZ FX Beauty & Art, they can teach you how to do it yourself too, through a wide range of classes and tutorials. These skills will be instrumental for all types of occasions – not just on All Hallows’ Eve!
The “face” of the company is Tania Jolley and Takuo “Taco” Kanemaru, a longtime couple engaged to be married Fall 2014. From L.A., they met while working at Cinema Secrets, a premier costume and makeup shop located on Riverside Drive in Burbank.
This past summer, they started ShadeZ FX Beauty & Art. Currently working out of Lendway & Co. Salon located at 10115 Riverside Dr. in Toluca Lake, Tania and Taco are looking to relocate in the future but love where they are right now.
ShadeZ FX offers makeup classes to all levels teaching Beauty, Theatrical, and Special Effects. During the class I observed, Taco did the FX makeup on two ladies, turning one into the Bride of Frankenstein and the other into a Forest Elf. What an amazing process!
As you can see from the pictures, FX makeup is an art form. The concept at ShadeZ FX is that it’s a teachable form. The Beginning Class is the Average Joe FX Class. The next step is the 1 Day Combo. Anyone interested in learning to create a variety of characters should look no further. Great for hairstylists, makeup artists, filmmakers, and actors of the stage and screen.
So visit shadezfx.com to sign up for classes and make an appointment on Halloween. And don’t forget to “Like” them on Facebook at ShadeZ FX Beauty & Art.