Welcome to my site. Here you will see my scope of work as a Dallas Makeup Artist and Dallas Hair Stylist .
"Creating beauty wherever I l go."
“I am a Dallas Professional Makeup Artist, Hairstylist, Therapist and Team Player.”
“I run the full gammit. I can work with any type of personality range, whether they are icons, rock stars, celebrities, politicians, CEOs, super models, to the everyday person. I love the variety and discovering more about what drives success and how it is best expressed through beauty.”
Since 1987, Laura Schakosky has been a Dallas Freelance Makeup Artist and Hairstylist. Yes, she was born with a brush. Her interest in Makeup began at the age of 14 when she enrolled at Kim Dawson Modeling and Acting School in Dallas, TX. After graduating high school, Laurie attended Careers in Cosmetology where she studied to become an esthetician. It was there that she obtained the basic knowledge of skincare and cosmetic application.
She continued her education at the University of North Texas with studies in Psychology and Fashion. While attending college, Laura’s interest in makeup grew as she interned with Dallas Makeup Artist Catherine Hatcher for 1 ½ years. Catherine taught Laura application techniques for tv, film, hd video, fashion and commercial print.
Once the internship was complete, Laura’s career took off. She left college to pursue her career and quickly became successful. She began working with Music Celebrities and in Fashion. She diversified her career through TV, commercials, corporate videos and film work. Five years later, Laura landed freelance makeup artistry jobs on the TV shows Hard Copy and Inside Edition working with the hosts of the show. Working on live shows changed the course of Laura’s career. She dreamed of working with other celebrities and to see what qualities they had that set them apart.
In 1992, Laura decided to move to Hollywood, CA. Through her persistence and drive, Laura broke into the Hollywood makeup scene and into the International talk show scene shortly after her arrival. Her climb to the top of her field began by first working with corporate executives at the major networks, followed by celebrities who often had photo shoots with multiple changes in style. Laura’s portfolio grew and so did her reputation. She became a personal makeup artist for major celebrities. In addition, the major networks gave Laura a big push into doing gallery shoots with seasonal previews of TV cast members for TV Guide, People and Entertainment Weekly. Eventually she began doing seasonal events for ABC, NBC, UPN and FOX Press tours, where all of the celebrities from a network join together under one roof to meet the press, do talk shows, radio shows and photo shoots. It was at one of these press tours that Laura was at the right place at the right time. She met the cast of the Drew Carey Show who asked her to become part of their crew and to work on the show full time. She became a personal makeup artist for Cathy Kinney the famous blue eyeshadowed Mimi and Christa Miller. By accepting this opportunity, she was able to join the makeup union Local 706. This opportunity opened Laura up to all the makeup job opportunities in Hollywood. Once the season was over, Laura decided to diversify. She day played on different tv shows such as The Hughleys and films such as Charlies Angel’s, did fashion shoots, commercials, celebrity interviews and network promos. It was during this time that Laura received a lifetime opportunity from CBS in New York to be the Key Makeup Artist for tv anchors and celebrities for the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Being the only makeup artist from California this was quite an honor.
In 1995, in the mist of experiencing success, Laura reached a point where she questioned why she had chosen the career she had. She longed for substance in her work and her life. She began exploring the psychology and origins of cosmetics, which brought her back to her own roots in college. Over an eight year time span she studied extensively ancient beauty, health and wellness philosophies and techniques and how they relate to standards of beauty today. As a result of her inspirations she has developed her own beauty philosophy and line Laura Leigh Beauty that changes how we see beauty. She has designed her own aromatherapy line based on the chakra system, wellness program, a makeup line named Laura Leigh beauty and she created a beauty system that integrates beauty, wellness, success coaching and trends for each month of the year.
In 2000, Laura returned to her hometown in Dallas, TX. Today she continues to be a Dallas makeup artist and a traveling makeup artist extensively. While being in Dallas, Laura has honed her skills as a visionary, leader, teacher and mentor for others to bring out the best in them both in image and in life.
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A resume filled with adventures and memorable experiences accumulated since 1987 to today.
LAURA SCHAKOSKY’S MAKEUP AND HAIR RESUME
Chilli’s World Cup Series
The Container Store
Boy Scouts of America
American Heart Association
Brat’s Kids for Walmart
Suzanne Summers (Lose Weight, Feel Great)
Providian Visa (20 commercials)
Chevrolet (30 commercials)
Dutch Boy Paint
Murad (Infomercials for 3 years)
Sally’s Beauty Supply
Globe Life Insurance (20 Commercials)
Bindi Skincare (Infomercials)
We Love TV Campaign (Promos and Print)
Press Tour and PIP Press Tour
(Five years) (Cast Members of New and Established Shows)
Al Jazeera America – live shots
Publicity Press Tour (including:
Fox NFL Anchors and News Anchors)
TV Guide Seasonal Publicity Shoot/Gallery (Two Years) (Cast Members of the FOX Shows)
FOX Headline news (5 years of satellite interviews)
Univision (Tony Sanchez political campaign)
PAX TV (Promos of Show Cast Members)
Welcome Home Campaign (Promos and
Photo Shoots of Show Cast Members
Photo Galleries (Cast Members of Shows) Disney
(Two Years) (Photo Galleries of Cast Members)
Survivor (Promos of cast members)
Press Tour (Cast Members of Shows)
The Cartoon Network (Promos)
Channel Nine Australia
The Exorcist Press Tour (with Linda Blair)
Olympic 2000 Press Tour (Gold/Silver Medalists for the Swim Team)
Press Tours for Films
Momma Mia Press Tour
Slumdog Millionaire Press Tour (for Danny Doyle)
The Exorcist Press Tour (with Linda Blair)
Olympic 2000 Press Tour (Gold/Silver Medalists for the Swim Team)
TV SHOWS, FILMS
CNN Wolfe Blitzer and Laura Bush interview
Jimmy Kimmel Show with John McCain (for the elections)
Dr. Phil Show (Dr. Phil and show guests)
Glen Beck Show – The Blaze
The Drew Carey Show (Full Season) (Personal for Cathy Kinney and Christa Miller)
The Hugley’s (Day Player)
Charlie’s Angels (Day Player)
Nickelodeon – Summer Snick Dallas Reunion Show
Weddings with Rachel Hunter (Australian Special)
Coach (One Day – Celebrity Request)
UPN Movie Trailer Show (One Full Season) C-16 (Day Player)
Gamestop TV and in store videos Full Seasons 2013-2014
NEWS SHOWS, ANCHORS, SEGMENTS
CNN – Pierce Morgan Show
CNN with Art Smith (Oprah’s chef)
Military Channel – satellite media tour
Inside Edition (Personal for Deborah Norville and Segments)
Eyewitness New Channel 7 (Promos)
MTV (Wrap-arounds and Music Videos) ABC News Network
KTLA Morning Show (Celebrity Request)
FOX Headline News
CNBC with Kay Bailey Hutchenson
Nancy Grace Show
1998 Winter Olympics (In Nagano, Japan) including:
Primetime Preview Show
Late Night with David Letterman The Olympic Late Show (Key for Anchors, Gold Medalists and Celebrity Interviews)
Martha Stewart Segments
2000 Olympic Promo (With Ray Charles)
(Print with Oscar De La Hoya)
World Wide Wrestling (promos)
(Press Junket with Arnold Palmer/Campaign for the American Heart Assoc./Wheaties)
Underarmour (print and commercial with Jordan and Hunter)
(ESPN Newscasters for White Sox game)
Mavericks Finals Game
FOX Sports World (Fill in for Two Shows)
FOX NFL Sunday (Press Tour, Gallery
Photo Shoot and Fill In for Two Shows)
Photo Shoot with Hershel Walker (book cover)
Photo Shoot with Troy Akmain (ad for Wing Stop) Photo Shoot with Emmit Smith (ad campaign) Deion and Pilar Reality TV show (stylist)
ESPN Mavericks games (Main sportscasters and sidelines sportscasters (Doris Burke) for 3 years including finals)
NBA (Print with Shaquille O’Neal)
Sprite (Print with Kobe Bryant)
MVP Shoes (Print with Magic Johnson)
Mark Cuban interview with FOX Headline News
ESPN Rangers games (3 years – Sportcasters)
Nolan Ryan commercial
TALKING HEADS, INTERVIEWS ON LOCATION AND IN STUDIO
The Doctors (show Intro and promos)
Channel Nine Australia including: The Today Show Midday Show 60 Minutes Australia Hey, Hey is Saturday! Jana Wedt Specials
A Current Affair
America Online (Celebrity Request)
Geraldo (On Location Interview)
Mike and Maty (On Location Interview)
Jimmy Kimmel Show (Live Feed with John McCain for election campaign)
Soul Train Comedy Awards
Kids Choice Awards
Esquire (editorial with Pat O’Brien)
Vanity Fair (exclusive interview with the Hunt Brothers)
Try It Yourself Hair
Guitar and Base
Western and English Today
Today’s Black Woman
Soap Opera Digest
CELEBRITIES AND ROLE MODELS
Robert Downey, Jr.
Soul Train Comedy Awards Kids Choice Awards
Australian Film Industry Awards NAACP Awards
Cable Ace Awards
My reel encompasses a taste of work that I have done for television.
“My all time favorite work to do is live tv makeup and hair. It is an environment where I feel like I can make the most impact, to motivate and bring out the best in people, while I do their makeup. There is nothing more exciting than working on projects where millions are watching and I am a part of that. It is a time when I feel the most connected.” Laura Schakosky
Some of Laura Schakosky network clients include: FOX, NBC, ABC, UPN, CNN, ESPN, CBS, CNN, CHANNEL 9 AUSTRALIA, SPIKE TV, NICKELODEON, MTV and MTV LONDON.
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Are you a Human Resource Manager or Training Facilitator? Are you looking to improve the professionalism and perhaps add a fresh look to key women leaders within your company? If so, you do not want to miss the opportunity to hear motivational speaker, celebrity makeup artist, Dallas Makeup Artist, business coach and wellness professional, Laura Schakosky. Laura specializes in creating professional images for corporate leaders and will customize her unique program to match your company’s needs. This has proven to be a valuable tool for sales teams, managers and executives who have a high level of visibility and desire to have their appearance match the attitude they want to project.
With over 25 years experience, Laura brings comprehensive thinking and Hollywood-like experience to every seminar. Using her expertise, she shares what it takes to explore a new attitude along with a new look and bring them both to life. Trade secrets, used by some of the country’s most influential people, are also shared as a new creative image emerges from this new found knowledge.
During seminars, participants gain insights into:
1. Ways to relieve stress, relax more and focus the mind.
2. Foods incorporated into the diet to feel better and clear up skin imperfections.
3. How to amplify the senses, enhance creativity and use intuition as a business tool.
4. Acquire easy methods to make the skin look incredibly fresh and young.
5. Experience an understanding of color psychology and how it relates to choosing makeup colors and textures.
6. How to apply makeup to best express the attributes the participant wants to create.
7. Explore a new way to look at beauty.
8. Understand how a person’s self perception will change as personal growth develops and a new image is perceived.
Each participant will create a new look that is powerful and personal for them. Laura guarantees no one will walk out of the seminar looking or feeling the same. This is the beauty of her unique presentation.
To book a seminar with Laura contact her speaking agent at http://www.pbspeakers.com/speakers/speaker.asp?sID=203