Sanitation and Hygiene

Sanitation and Hygiene

Sanitation and Hygiene 

Roxanne

July 13th, 2020

Following up from my previous post, I have further expanded my knowledge base on sanitation and hygiene to develop the best practices to keep everyone I encounter safe. In addition to the certifications I had already received, I now also have been trained and certified by Sanitation Conversation, Dermalogica, and Lucsol. 

The health and safety of those who sit in my chair, and those I work alongside with, has been something that I have always greatly cared about. However, there is always room for improvement and things we can change and add to our routine. With this in mind, I am revamping my gear and practices to better meet the health needs of everyone I work with at this time. Going forward, I will be wearing a mask during makeup applications for the foreseeable future and will potentially also be wearing a face shield and gloves. I am redoing how my tools and products are stored in containers to limit there exposure to possible contamination. I will be using more disposable applicators when that is a viable option. Tools that have been used will be placed into a separate marked container away from those that are clean to prevent cross contamination. Along with routine cleaning and disinfection after items have been used, I’m also looking to add a UV Sanitizer Box, and other such tools to further aide in germ removal from my gear. 

As we slowly (and safely) begin returning to sets and shoots, I will continue to evolve to what is necessary and what can be improved upon. I think we all know that this is a strange and uncertain time and the only way we can get through it is to be open to change and by being flexible. 

Looking forward to getting back to work soon! Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, wash your hands, and wear a mask.
-Roxanne

 

Number One Priority

Number One Priority

My Number One Priority 

Roxanne

June 19th, 2020

As everything is on hold for a uncertain amount of time, there are a lot of questions and concerns naturally about how to return to work without risking the health and safety of ourselves and those around us. Proper hygiene and disinfection has been something I have always taken a great deal of care with. Having started in retail cosmetics this was something taught to me very early on, as we’d see so many people daily coming in and trying out products in store. But with the rise of Covid this has put a whole new focus on proper sanitation and disinfection practices. 

I want anyone who hires me, or sits in my chair to feel safe and confident that every precaution is being taken to ensure that they are not being put at risk at catching any sickness or infection. So I’ve taken the time to become better educated by taking a number of course. I’ve now received certification from Barbicide, MildayPro, and Safe Sets International. I have several others I plan on taking shorty. 

Looking forward to when I finally get to go back to creating beautiful makeup looks with you all! Until then, stay safe, wash your hands, and wear a damn mask!

Some 60s Love

Some 60s Love

Some 60s Love

Roxanne

April, 16, 2020

Here we are in the midst of a lock down, being unable to create new work, as staying 6 feet away from people makes it impossible to do makeup. But on the plus side it give me a chance to catch up on sharing all the things I had been working on prior to all this! These shots are from the last photoshoot I was able to do with photographer Wes Ellis and Models Olivia Applegate and Samantha Robinson. 

I love doing stylized and period looks, so when I was sent the reference images of moody meets 60s I was all over it! Creatively it was exactly what I needed to get me pumped up to create.

Hair and Makeup by Me.
Styling Eryn Brooke
Produced by Stephanie Mishelle Ard
Photography Assistant Mike Palo

Tori Kelly Videos

Tori Kelly Videos

Some new Work I did for singer Tori Kelly. Was delighted to not get to work on just one, but two music videos for her. It was beautiful getting to work on stories that were so personal to the artist and were reflections of direct memories. (I did the hair and makeup in both videos for the actors, Tori Kelly’s makeup and hair was handled by her personal team)

The first, ‘Change Your Mind’, was a hard look at her father and his absence in her life. We had the two men playing her father (one when she was a child, and one for modern day). for the younger dad focused on some subtle aging by emphasizing lines on his face, making him look weathered, and adding a tiny bit of gray to his hair line.

 

The second video, ‘Sorry Would Go A Long Way’, focused in on the relationship of her parents and its collapse. It contrasts the joy and ease of their wedding day to events at the end of their marriage. The video took place with Tori as a child, so we did some makeup and hair looks that would make sense for the 90’s, while giving the extremes of being polished and put together for the wedding vs the less then perfect feel for the separation. When we shot this I appreciated the song, however seeing the video and listening to the words really hit me on another level and I found myself crying as I watched it.

 

 

StarKid’s 10niversary Celebration! -KickStarter

StarKid’s 10niversary Celebration! -KickStarter

StarKid’s 10niversary Celebration! -KickStarter

April 8th, 2019

So, I swear I do more then just kickstarter campaigns! But those are things that have quick turn arounds, and everyone is always strongly encouraged to share! So they are the easiest things to put on here and talk about. Usually the idea is to not only promote the work I did, but also to get you to support the project! Well, this campaign hit their goal before I got around to posting about it!

So happy and proud for the entire StarKid Team! I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with several of these people multiple times, and I’m so grateful to have gotten to do so again. While they have already made their goal of $155,000, (at the time of this post they were at $190,000) you can still go and donate to get in on all the amazing rewards and gifts, and support your favorite musical theater group!  

 

A Tale Told By an Idiot – Kickstarter

A Tale Told By an Idiot – Kickstarter

A Tale Told By an Idiot Kickstarter

April 1st, 2019

Somehow in my life, I feel backwards into the world of digital series. And I am so grateful that it happened! I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on several webseries and digital shorts. One of the great joys of it is the friends I have made, and that I now get to make cool and creative content with them.
One of those friends is Ashley Clements, who I met when working on the webseries ‘The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye’ being made by the Tin Can Brothers. When she told me Brendan Bradley, William J. Stribling, and her were working on an adaptation of Macbeth I was so excited to work with them all! We’ve done the initial phase of filming, but they need some help raising funds to complete the project now. And of course, that where you lovely people come into play.

I really hope you can donate, and help complete this story. It’s been such a joy helping to bring these characters to life in a tech based setting, and I’m looking forward to getting back to work with all these amazing creative people! As of Now, they are nearly 60% to their goal of $25,00. Which is amazing, but they need help to meet the full amount. So be sure to check it out, support if you, gets some cool stuff, and spread the word! 
Click here to Donate and make the Bard Proud!

 

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