Shana Astrachan is a licensed Esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.
Specializing in commercial, film, print and bridal
Innovative and creative styling
Professional and passionate
Green friendly, using natural and organic products when possible
An authority on vintage and retro looks of all eras
I love collaborating with my clients to create the looks that will make them feel the most confident and fabulous.
My early formal education was studying metalsmithing and art through a fine art program. After many years working in the design world I went back to school to study skin care, cosmetic ingredients and formulation production. Through that program I fell in love with applying makeup and styling hair, and thanks to my first makeup job working on feature film (which I should mention was a horror film written and directed by a drag queen!), my eyes were open to the creative possibilities in the world of makeup and hair. I now divide my time between the one-on-one services I provide doing makeup and hair, with working on a variety of creative projects including my Fox & Doll beauty products, my silver and gold jewelry line and a few other creative and crafty projects that may result in some new items coming to my online shop soon!
A bit more about me:
San Francisco resident for over 20 years
Palm Springs is my second home, for work and vacation
Born and raised in the mountains of New Hampshire and went to art school in Portland, Maine
July is birthday month, astrological sign is Cancer; a classic loyal, sensitive, water loving crab
Dog lover - grew up with lots of them including Bichon Frises (my favorites), Dalmatians, and West Highland White Terriers
Fascinated by handcrafted shoes, maybe I was a shoemaker in a past life
Been making jewelry at age 13 and studied metalsmithing in a 4 year fine arts degree program - www.shanaastrachan.com
Additional passions include crochet, sewing, bowling, herbalism and doing digital illustrations
Celebrities I have worked with:
Billie Joe Armstrong
Daymond Garfield John
Kat Von D
Sophia Mitri Schloss
Susan Gregg Koger
Clients & Publications:
Mineral Fusion Cosmetics
Film and TV credits:
13 Reasons Why
All About Evil
Some favorite lines used in my hair, makeup and nail kit are:
Alterna • Ardency Inn • By Nieves • Elizabeth Street • Essie • Floss Gloss • Fox & Doll • Gabriel Cosmetics
Juice Beauty • Julie Hewett • Hairstory • Inglot • Kat Von D • Kenra • Kett Cosmetics • Laurel Organics Skin • Mineral Fusion
Nars • RMS Beauty • Sienna Cosmetics • Stila Cosmetics • Suavicita • Tarte • Temptu Airbrush • Zoya • Zuzu
COMING SOON. In the meantime you can see some here.