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 - www.shanaastrachan.com

  • 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
Jerry Rice
Richard Branson
Sophia Mitri Schloss
Steph Curry
Susan Gregg Koger
Tonya Harding

Clients & Publications:

7x7 Magazine
Adobe
Ancestry
Bare Minerals
Benefit Cosmetics
Brit+Co
Chevy Auto
Creativebug
Creativelive
Dropbox
Juice Beauty
Leapfrog
Lyft
Method Home
Mineral Fusion Cosmetics
ModCloth
Nylon Magazine
Old Navy
Panasonic
Salesforce
Sephora
SOMA Magazine
SOMA Water
Sprint
Vogue
Walmart
Zenni Optical

Film and TV credits:

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


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