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Introducing Christina Choi, acclaimed makeup artist

Christina Choi is a nationally acclaimed makeup artist based in San Francisco and founder of Christina Choi Cosmetics. Christina has 20 years of industry experience. Prior to establishing Christina Choi Cosmetics, she was the Designer of Makeup Artistry and National Makeup Artist at Bare Minerals. Fans have been admiring Christina’s work for years as she inspired, designed, and created makeup looks for national and global campaigns, infomercials, print work, and packaging for Bare Minerals and Buxom Cosmetics. Her work has also been showcased on QVC and Sephora.

Christina traveled throughout the United States for national beauty events, photo shoots, filmings, and masterclasses. Christina’s successful career began at MAC Cosmetics as a makeup artist for almost 8 years and spent her last 3 years with the company at the MAC PRO boutique on Union Street working closely with beauty industry professionals.

Christina is known for her clean and modern makeup artistry aesthetic and precision. Her deep passion, attention to detail, and love for makeup artistry can always be seen in her work. Her top priorities are providing excellent customer service and extraordinary artistry for all of her clients that she works with.

Christina has been featured in Teen Vogue, NPR, Shape Magazine, Nob Hill Gazette, O.C. Magazine and various morning and radio shows.

More information about Christina can be found at:

Services: www.makeupbychristinachoi.com
Products: www.christinachoicosmetics.com
Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/christina-choi-cosmetics-san-francisco
Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay 2017 winner for “Best Beauty Supplies
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Featured San Francisco Artist Dana Draper

Featured Artist Dana Draper at Red Union Hair Salon and Art Gallery San Francisco, CA

Dana Draper has been strongly influenced by his family who were involved in the arts. Harry Guggenheim, director of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum for 20 years, encouraged Draper to appreciate the arts by his volunteering in the museum library and in the art restoration conservatory.

Peggy Guggenheim opened her doors to her 20th century art filled home in Venice, Italy to the young Draper. With this exposure, Draper later entered the Art Student League and obtained a masters in fine arts from NYU.

Draper’s grandmother, Dorothy Draper, internationally recognized interior designer, who decorated the San Francisco Fairmont and Mark Hopkins Hotels, played a dominate roll in young Draper’s education. She was “The Designer” of the fifties and she taught him a keen sense of color and scale.

Currently: Again, Draper is working with copper, he has made the full circle from his early days in Chile. Draper employs a unique form of copper painting. He applies water based acids, and oxides directly on copper. Acids such as rice vinegar, lemon juice, and rock salt as well as special recipes are used to obtain exciting color patina interactions on the copper. Large sheets of copper that Draper has artfully crafted are transformed into unique art doors, interior dividers, wall panels, and site commissioned projects.

Draper is primarily a figurative artist focusing on the qualities of motion and light. Why nudes? “The undraped figures are devoid of politics, pretensions, and material possessions. Therefore, expression, feeling, motion, color, and relationship come into play as the primary visual and emotional factors.”