Today we’d like to introduce you to Luca Buzas.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m a Los Angeles makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and creative coordinator. I focus my work on films, commercials, TV & Web content as well as still photo shoots. I have been working with major brands from all over the world for the past seven years.
I travel regularly for commercial and fashion shoots internationally, mostly in the USA, China, The Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.
I started my career in Shanghai, China in 2012 where I worked on projects with L’Oreal, Forever21, Converse, Pinterest, ANTA, MONTBLANC, MONCLER, KinderJoy, Minute Maid, Alibaba, NEWLOOK, Etam, Oppo, Uni-President, etc.
In 2017, I moved to Los Angeles where I continued working in the commercial, film and fashion world. Since moving to California, I collaborated as a makeup artist and wardrobe stylist with brands such as Netflix, Royal Enfield, Napapijiri, Champion, Gillette, Birdies, IKARIA, Raw Gold Cosmetics, Mani Jassal, Barbie, MTailor, Scotch Porter, The North Face, Decathlon, Essentia Water, Midol , AWANA, Joybird, DrinkBai, Cole Haan, Playboy, FAMSA, New York Life Insurance etc.
In the past, I worked with celebrities such as Magic Johnson, Barbara Fialho, Julia Michaels, Kathryn Newton, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Chris Hemsworth, Paul Klein, Arlissa, Anny Fan, Jeffrey Kong, Zhou Yi, Wuning and Hu Ge.
Originally I’m from Budapest Hungary, I add efficiency, speed and organization to every production collaboration. My goal with each new client is to create a fashion-forward look for them while maintaining a high level of brand identity.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Right after graduating from ModArt International in Budapest, I moved to Shanghai China because I got my first job there as a fashion designer at Shanghai Fashion Week. Living in China had its challenges, including communication without knowing the language, how to get a working visa, job searching, etc.
I always loved developing projects, being on set and brainstorming creative ideas. Wardrobe styling and hair/makeup are all about being up to date with trends, communicating with your clients and finding solutions to what’s fitting for that particular shoot.
It was my dream to move to Los Angeles so it felt right to start this adventure in August of 2017. I always knew that it wouldn’t be easy in the beginning. There is a huge creative commercial and film industry in L.A. but I didn’t know how well I would do as a stylist/makeup artist in such a competitive city.
It was great living in Asia for five years and I’m very happy I am able to continue my carrier in the US by taking the lessons I learned in Asia and applying them to the industry here in Hollywood.
Before and after I moved, I connected with a lot of producers, directors, advertising agencies and companies in order to start a working career and that networking paid off.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m a makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and creative coordinator. I focus my work on films, commercials, TV & Web content as well as still photo shoots. I have been working with major brands from all over the world for the past seven years.
I feel it is important to look at the overall project and sense what styling or hair and makeup match the campaign from a modern, trendy perspective. Creativity is key to matching campaign styling, hair and makeup to the image of the brand while adding something fresh and new to each concept.
Each project has challenges with time. My organizational skills and team management abilities make the production process smooth, efficient and fast. As a makeup artist, I love creating beauty from a diverse and subtle color palette. Great makeup allows the talent to feel powerful on camera and in real life. Hairstyling brings out contours and shapes of the face. Each hairstyle defines the character, look and attitude of the model on camera.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My biggest support is my family. As well as each client that brings something new and challenging to me. I’m really grateful that with each project, my business/network grows and becomes more successful.
- Address: 807 North Wilton Place, 90038, Los Angeles, CA
- Website: https://lucabuzas.com/
- Phone: 2132469904
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luca.buzas.1
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- Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luca-buzas-490b8946/
Client: IKARIA Resort Wear, Production Company: Tiger House Films, Photographers: Melis+Dainon, Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas, Client: Napapijiri, Agency: GoLab, Production Company: Tiger House Films and ZELDAZELDA, Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas, Client: NETFLIX, Production Company: Tiger House Films
EP: Hasan Foser, AD: Cedric Chabloz, PM: Joshua Douglass, Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas, Client: The North Face, Agency / Production House: PUSH Media, Director: Charles Lanceplaine, Director of Photography: Charlie Sarroff, Stylist/HMUA: Luca Buzas, Client: KinderJoy / China, Agency: Zorba, Production: Studio Supreme, Director: Olivier Hero Dressen, Wardrobe Stylist: Luca Buzas, Client: Champion, Agency: Exposure, Celebrity: Magic Johnson, Wardrobe Stylist: Luca Buzas, Agency & Production Company: STORIES International, Client: ESSENTIA, Celebrity: ARLISSA, Director: Austin Will, Wardrobe Stylist and HMUA: Luca Buzas, Client: UMG, Artist: LANY Julia Michaels, Production Company: Anarchy, Directed by Tomdream, Producers: Aattai, Mariah Morgenstern, HMUA: Luca Buzas, Assistant: Mya Zan