Makeup and Hair artist. Cenla's Choice Awards Best Makeup Artist 2018. Feature and short films,video, still photos, and HD photography. Theatrical makeup, including opera productions. Based in Alexandria, in central Louisiana, and travels to locations statewide. Available for out of state travel also. I also wrote and hosted "YOUR style with Dan Forest" on KALB tv 5, Alexandria, Louisiana from 2011-2013.
I have been in the industry since 1990.
Makeup Department Head – The Dinner Party
Makeup/hair – And We're DEAD in 3,2,1!
Hair Dept head – Barry Avenue, pilot
I've known Dan for c23j yearsz....oh darn this old idiot box!anyways...the best way I know to describe Dan is like this...
If he is working your hair, get ready to be understood...and while he works that hair, he'll engage your Mind in some fantastic discourse, and you walk away feeling wonderful both outside and inside!
300 characters is not enough to describe this man's hair and makeup talents. I can personally say he turned me into "Mimi" from the Drew Carey show. The hair and makeup was so convincing, I was asked for my autograph! If you are hiring, STOP NOW! You found him. He's got everything your looking for!!
I have engaged Dan for Hair and Make-up over the past decade for the majority of the opera and theatre productions I have directed in Louisiana. A consummate professional, Dan is always thoroughly prepared and eager to create. His demeanor puts the talent at ease and his experience allows him to easily adapt to any last-minute changes that might occur. I recommend this talented artist without reservation.
I've hired Dan consistently when working back in Louisiana and have flown him out to work with us elsewhere when the budget allowed. I echo some of the previous recommendations here when I say Dan takes his job seriously and is a pleasure to have on set. He can get along with anyone and is great at helping to put talent at ease. His passion for and focus on his craft is refreshing. It's nice to have a go-to person that you know you can count on , and Dan is one of those people.
- Darrin Dickers
I'm a photographer and video director. I highly recommend Dan. He is good with professional talent and puts those not used to the camera at ease. By the time they get to me, Dan has them ready. On the set, he's there when you need him and invisible when you don't. He's a pro and lots of fun to have on a shoot.