Purple Hair Productions is a one-stop shop for all of your Hair and Make Up Styling needs!
We are a boutique company representing a team of highly skilled and creative Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist professionals. We provide experienced, reliable stylists who understand how important it is to help your talent not only look great, but feel comfortable and confident. Our Hair and Make Up Artists easily follow style direction or can provide great creative input and suggestions to help ensure that we achieve the optimal desired look for your production, photo shoot or private event. We are fully insured.
We work within the entertainment industry serving the Television, Music, Film, Theater, and Fashion communities bringing our own special brand of “glam” wherever we go!
We look forward to working with you on your next project! For more information and for bookings or becoming a member of our crew, please fill out the contact form below.
With over 25 years of experience as a licensed Hair Stylist and Local 798 Union Make Up Artist, Jacqueline is truly a master of her craft. She is considered a consummate professional who understands the grand scope of what is needed and required to ensure the successful outcome of every project she is involved with.
She is now offering, through her company, her years of experience and expertise by helping to staff your project, production, or event with the perfect Artist. For years, Jacqueline has been a preferred Artist among entertainment industry insiders. Having helped to prepare many of Fashion and Music’s Royalty for live stage performances, runway shows, interviews, photo shoots, and television appearances she is trusted and beloved. Along with her professionalism and masterful artistry, Jacqueline brings a keen sense of humor, enthusiasm, and fun to every project, face, or head of hair she puts her hands on.
In her spare time, Jacqueline (AKA Jaxx), loves to curl up with a good horror novel, daydream about the fleet of classic “muscle” cars she’d like to own someday, and desperately wishes David Bowie really was a vampire and would’ve lived forever….
Want to learn more about Jacqueline? Visit the JBensaid website!
Josh is a Make up Artist, and a licensed, Local 798 Union Hair Stylist. Originally from California, his love of theater led him to NYC in 2004. Once here, Josh began his education and career working as an apprentice for famed Broadway Make Up Designer, Angelina Avallone and, in 2009 graduated from Cosmetology school. For the past 7 years, Josh has worked his magic on countless Broadway shows as a Hair, Make Up, and Wig Stylist. His impeccable talent has also led to opportunities in both the Fashion and Television industries. With his transformative artistry, Josh is affectionately known as “The Phoenix”. He is extremely flexible and has the ability to adjust quickly to work around any challenge to ensure a fantastic final look. Josh loves sci-fi & fantasy, and can quote just about anything from Absolutely Fabulous.
Meraly graduated from Cosmetology school in 2008 and is a licensed Hair Stylist. She continued her beauty education by attending Make Up Designory in NYC and completing their Journeyman Program in 2009. She put her talents to work right away, concentrating in the Film and Television industries. Meraly brings a fun, upbeat vibe to the set, but don’t let her bubbly personality fool you, she takes her craft very seriously studying classic films for inspiration. In addition to her outstanding Hair Styling and Beauty Make Up skills, Meraly is a well-versed Special Effects Artist and considers Period Hair Styling one of her great strengths. Meraly speaks fluent Spanish, has a symbolically adopted Penguin whom she’s affectionately named Benito Weasley, and in 2016 all of her “muggle “ dreams came true when she had the opportunity to visit the Harry Potter Studios in London.
Romy is a Make up Artist and Hair Stylist with 17 years experience. Born in Japan, and raised in California she attended Make Up School in the Bay Area. While in California, Romy used her top-notch skills working on commercial and corporate shoots. In 2003, she decided to make the move to NYC where she has concentrated her talents working within the television industry. Her “Zen like” approach to Hair and Make up styling, not only produces flawlessly stunning results, it will leave who’s ever lucky enough to be in her chair feeling like they’ve spent an afternoon at the spa! Romy is fluent in Japanese, loves robots, StarWars, and has a particular fondness for Darth Vader.
Wenya is a Local 798 Union Make Up Atrist who graduated from Make Up Designory in 2009 a certified Beauty and Special Effects Make Up Artist. Since then, Wenya’s talents have graced New Yorks’ Runways, Fashion Magazines, and Television Studios. With her naturally glamorous make up designs, simple hair styling, and attention to detail Wenya creates looks that are truly beautiful. When she’s is not busy making people gorgeous, you can find Wenya pumping iron at the gym, or running half marathons. She says she works out so she can eat and admits to having a serious dumpling addiction. Life motto….”Lift, Laugh & Lipstick!”
Angela is a licensed Hair Stylist and Make up Artist who had a passion for beauty from a very young age. From Television and Print work, to Fashion and Celebrity work, her experience spans more then a decade. Hailing from Queens, Angela is a true-blue native New Yorker who’s been fortunate enough to be trained by some of the top stylists in New York City, such as John Barrett and Oscar Blandi. Her top-notch skills, along with her easygoing nature, make Angela a dream to work with! When she’s not busy running around the city glamourizing, Angela can often be found playing her trombone!
I’ve booked and worked with Purple Hair Productions on two separate occasions. The first was for an industry photo shoot and Jacqueline was my Hair & Make up Artist. The second was for a Red Carpet Event and Meraly was my Artist. Both of these ladies did an incredible job – some of the best I have EVER worked with in the country – and were so beyond fun to work with! I had specific looks I was going for, and they were so attuned with how to get me looking my best. I felt completely comfortable in their hands and was THRILLED with the way I looked. Most importantly, they made the experience delightful and I left looking and feeling fabulous. I’ve truly worked with a lot of hair & makeup professionals in the business, and it’s just not easy to find fun, professional, talented artists – so trust me, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Purple Hair Productions.Grace Parra
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jacqueline Bensaid and her team at Purple Hair Productions on several occasions throughout the past few years. From studio production shoots to large-scale event shows, their work is always on point as is their attention to detail. They will often come into the control room to speak with me and address any Hair and Make Up changes that may be needed and are always on hand and readily available to take care of any necessary touch ups. I would highly recommend Jacqueline and her team at Purple Hair Productions to anyone in need of professional Hair and Makeup Artists.Lauren Quinn
I chose to hire and work with Purple Hair Productions for a number of our high profile, large events. They are a consistently reliable company that I can count on and trust to do a fantastic job from start to finish. Jacqueline and her entire team are professional, talented and are an absolute pleasure to deal with!Maria Rodas
Jacqueline is one of the most talented artists I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She not only makes my talent look beautiful, anyone that sits in her chair is immediately relaxed and at ease. Jacqueline and her team at Purple Hair Productions professionalism are paramount and they are a pleasure to have on set. When they are a part of my shows, I know not only the talent will be happy but so will the production.Patrizia Dimaria
As a Fashion Stylist, I’ve been fortunate enough to overlap with Jacqueline and her team at Purple Hair Productions on various Network Studio Shows, Red Carpets and Live Events. Jacqueline and her team are all Artists that are true to their profession. Their knowledge of Hair and Makeup is unsurpassed as well as their kindness and professionalism is with Artists, Executives, Celebrities and On-Air Personalities. It is for these reasons that I have also recommended them to my private, high profile clientele with great success. Purple Hair Productions provide consistent, fantastic service you can count on.Pilar Chira Steinborn
As an event planner I take the vendors whom I recommend to my clients very seriously. Purple Hair Productions are one of those companies that I can trust and rely on to do an excellent job. Jacqueline and her team recently worked on an entire wedding party at Liberty Warehouse for one of my brides. They arrived early to set up and provided a schedule for hair and makeup that they stuck to the entire day. Which in turn, helped us stick to our schedule. The bride and wedding party were thrilled with the results and the day went by smoothly thanks to Purple Hair Productions. I can’t recommend them enough. The service they provide is seamless and worth every penny!Nicole Coppack
Purple Hair Productions were wonderful to work with! From my initial contact with Jacqueline, who helped to book the Hair and Make up Artists for my project, to the actual shoot days, they were very accommodating, professional, and easy to work with. For this show, I worked with both Josh and Wenya who are great! Not only are they talented artists, they were complete pros with our celebrity talent helping them to look fantastic and feel totally comfortable. I would highly recommend Purple Hair Productions! This company is a great resource for anyone who is looking to hire/book top notch Make up and Hair Stylists.Olivia Lovin
MTV, VH1, BET, FUSE TV, NICKELODEON, MSG NETWORK, FOOD NETWORK, HSN, HBO, BRAVO TV, HISTORY CHANNEL, SUNDANCE CHANNEL, BBC WORLDWIDE, COMEDY CENTRAL, DISCOVERY ID, E! NEWS, A+E NETWORKS
VEVO “Style Mix Series”
WITH CELEBRITY GUESTS APPEARING ON:
LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE VIEW, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
INDEPENDENT FEATURES; “ZARRA’S LAW” With Tony Sirico, Burt Young and Katherine Narducci.
“#HORROR” With Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyone and Taryn Manning.
“DOUGLAS BROWN” With Zoe Bell, Robert Forster and James Hedaya
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNING BEST SHORT FILM, “TOWN RED”
MACY’S, BANK OF AMERICA, PROACTIV, ST. IVES
PRINT – REQUEST MAGAZINE, CMJ MAGAZINE, MOJO MAGAZINE, INKED MAGAZINE, NYLON MAGAZINE, RAINE MAGAZINE
DIGITAL – CONGLOMERATE, FILLER, INK, ROLLING STONE, MARTHA STEWART LIVING, EVERYDAY WITH RACHEL RAY, COSMO GIRL
BROADWAY THEATRICAL CREDITS:
“ROCK OF AGES”, “CHICAGO”, “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN”, “PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT”, “BIG FISH”, “BULLETS OVER BROADWAY”, “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA”, “HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH”
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK:
SAMANTHA PLEET, TAMARA POGOSIAN, IZZY LANE, SERGIO DAVILA, OSCAR DE LA RENTA-Childrenswear, MALAN BRETON, POPOMOMO, ARGYLECULTURE, BETSEY JOHNSON
FASHION DESIGNER LOOK BOOKS:
ROBERT GRAHAM, WILLIAM CALVERT, CALLULA LILLIBELLE, WASHINGTON ROBERTS, BRANDON SUN, XINNATEX NY, RAE FRANCIS, ALICIA TRIMBLE, GILDING PRIMAL INSTINCT
SONY MUSIC, SONY BMG, ISLAND DEF JAM, WARNER BROS, ARISTA
CORPORATE CLIENTS: (this includes both corporate videos and executive photo shoots)
DISNEY, PEPSI, NESTLE, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, PFIZER, GENENTECH, AT&T, IBM, CITIBANK, CISCO, L’OREAL, DR BRANT, KIEHL’S, LEE JEANS, TIFFANY’S, W HOTELS, Met Life
VIACOM SPECIAL EVENTS “All New Upfront” 2015, 2016, 2017, NICKELODEON “School of Rock” Premiere, TRU TV “Impractical Jokers – Live Punishment Spectacular” 2015, 2016 ,NICKELODEON “Upfront” 2016, 2017, WYCLEF JEAN’S “ALL STAR JAM AT CARNEGIE HALL” BENEFIT CONCERT, SLIPKNOT “DISASTERPIECES” DVD PREMIERE, HARD ROCK CAFE “AMBASSADORS OF ROCK TOUR” With MOTLEY CRUE, VOODOO FESTIVAL 2003, 65TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, 85TH ANNUAL MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, SMIRNOFF “NIGHTLIFE EXCHANGE PROJECT” DANCE FOR MADONNA
RED CARPET EVENTS:
47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, Z-100 “JINGLE BALL” 2010, “MEN IN BLACK 3” PREMIERE, SPIKE TV “Upfront” 2015
*CELEBRITY CLIENT LIST AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST*