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

About Shana

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 -
  • Additional passions include crochet, sewing, bowling, herbalism and doing digital illustrations

Celebrities I have worked with:

Billie Joe Armstrong
Brit Morin
Daymond Garfield John
Kat Von D
Katherine Moennig
Joyce Maynard
Richard Branson
Sophia Mitri Schloss
Steph Curry
Susan Gregg Koger
Tonya Harding

Clients & Publications:

7x7 Magazine
Bare Minerals
Benefit Cosmetics
Chevy Auto
Juice Beauty
Method Home
Mineral Fusion Cosmetics
Nylon Magazine
Old Navy
SOMA Magazine
SOMA Water

Film and TV credits:

13 Reasons Why
All About Evil
Cardinal X
Grande Cafe
Lane 1974

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

Kind Words

COMING SOON. In the meantime you can see some here.

 Photo by  Emily Takes Photos

Photo by Emily Takes Photos