About Joe Blasco

Joe Blasco History 2017-06-19T22:37:13+00:00

History of Joe Blasco

FROM SMALL TOWN BEGINNINGS…

At an early age, Joe Blasco became fascinated by make-up after seeing photos of legendary monster make-up artist Jack Pierce applying make-up to Boris Karloff in 1931’s “Frankenstein.” Devoting much of his early years to studying texts on the art of make-up, he was awarded a scholarship to cosmetology school in 1965. After graduating, he moved to Hollywood, California to work with the Max Factor Company as a make-up artist representative.

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD…

Joe Blasco’s career progressed rapidly. While working in the industry, he apprenticed with major professional cosmetics manufacturing firms as a Cosmetics Chemist and Compounder. Blasco’s expertise enabled him to develop a singular technique for make-up application, and he began teaching at a prominent Westwood salon. He would go on to become personal make-up artist to scores of personalities, including Rona Barrett, Bette Midler, Olivia Newton-John, Lauren Bacall, Carol Burnett, Donnie and Marie Osmond, Dick Clark, Hal Linden, Carmen Zapata, and the late Orson Welles.

A DREAM REALIZED…

In 1976, Blasco opened the doors of the first of two advanced Makeup Training Centers, which have since received international acclaim. In the early 1980’s, Blasco created and introduced his cosmetics line to professionals in Hollywood and has since extended his line to fine retail outlets, salons, department stores, and specialty boutiques worldwide. The name “Joe Blasco” has become synonymous with glamorous celebrity make-up, high quality cosmetics products, and cutting-edge make-up artistry education.

TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THE FUTURE…

Joe Blasco remains a consultant to many celebrities and continues to lead his companies in providing unequalled make-up artistry education and in producing superior cosmetic products.