VANESSA DIONNE, Emmy award winning makeup artist, has supervised over 80 theatrical productions in her 22-year makeup and hair career. Hollywood Bowl design credits include Annie, Mamma Mia! A Chorus Line and Spamalot. Walt Disney Concert Hall design credits: Mass, Trip to the Moon, Nixon in China, Theatre of the World, Alice in Wonderland, Così fan tutte, Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels and the Marriage of Figaro. Dionne is head of hair/makeup at the Walt Disney Concert Hall/Hollywood Bowl and works at CBS on The Bold and the Beautiful. Dionne was the head of hair/ makeup at the Dolby Theatre for Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS; assistant wigmaster at Los Angeles Opera; hair and makeup supervisor at the Mark Taper Forum. Dionne recently received Best Theatrical Makeup, Best Theatrical Hair for Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Mamma Mia! at the 2018 IATSE Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Awards.
Deidra Chattams is a celebrity hair stylist from Dayton, Ohio who’s been in love with the elements of hair her entire life.
She understands the technology of hair restoration and continues to master her craft by constructing facial and cranial prosthesis for cancer patients and those with other terminal illnesses. Her illuminating spirit and vivacious personality caused her to generate lots of buzz amongst the Black Hollywood scene. Her goal is to serve men, women and children that strive for radiant healthy hair. In 2011, Deidra gained exposure after a video of her signature design, “Hair Tattoos” featuring a braided self-portrait went viral on Youtube. She became known as “The Hair Artist” creating hairstyles ranging from fashion-forward to simple and chic. Deidra felt it imperative to educate others on the principles of preserving the integrity of their own hair and is now driven with her passion for creating a plant-based hydrating hair care system formulated to restore natural hair textures and stimulate hair growth.
Deidra uses her spare time sharing her gifts of hair and beauty services for various community outreach organizations including haircuts and styles for children going back to school, homeless centers, domestic violence facilities, drug treatment programs and those with cancer and other terminal illnesses.