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April 15, 2015


 Timing is everything and It is who you know not what you know are sayings that apply to this blog. After a few months of packing up my father’s home and selling it I was looking forward to a few days off. In my business things change as fast as the weather.  An early morning call from a talented photographer friend Cody York had me scrapping my plans to sit around my robe most of the day and head out to a shoot for REEBOK that was taking place in my city 10 minutes away.

  When I grabbed the call I expected the work would be the next day but then I was told the stylist that was supposed to be there had an emergency I was asked to step in. I had 30 minutes to be there, gather my kit and drop my daughter off to school.  Anna was very helpful to assist me on getting out the door on time.  When I left the house I thought I was getting the model ready for the shoot and leaving still having my day but once I arrived I found out differently.

  As I walk into the cross fit gym I am introduced to the crew from Boston and the UK all very happy I could step in so quickly. I set up and ask the producer what is needed from me? I was told my instructions and then I began.  I also ask” How long I was needed that day?” My answer was” All day and tomorrow if possible”? My lazy days just got hijacked and I was completely OK with that.

   The winter time is such a slow period as a stylist. December through March you begin to think all you worked for is gone and then you land a job like this. Scott Panchik and his family own CrossFit Mentality and has worked with REEBOK in the past and on this day they came to Scott right in my backyard. As a freelancer  I try to meet and network with everyone I can, I even try hard to gain new accounts at big companies. It is frustrating at times but on days like this it pays off. 

  I met Cody on a shoot for the Cleveland Clinic where he was an assistant.  Cody is also a very talented sports and landscape freelance  photographer and I worked with him on a job where he needed a stylist. For  this shoot he was asked who he knew locally that could fill in for the scheduled stylist? Cody  thought I was someone that actually would be up, answer his call and possible be able to be there. So as I said in the first sentence it is who you know and that timing was everything on this day. One thing I also learned that is kind of funny you can rest when you’re dead.

On set..,,but can't show the product yet.

Cody and Ricky

March 11, 2015

Girlfriends Night Out

Girlfriends Night Out 

Thursday March 12, 2015

Free event from 6:15- 9:00

Concord Community Center
7671 Auburn Rd. 
Concord Twp. Oh.


* Deposit needed and requires 5 people or more. 

February 6, 2015


February is a cold month we have to heat it up somehow so what about Valentine's Day? I have heard that men prefer women wear RED lipstick more than any other color. A  red shade is sometimes hard to find and kissing in red lipstick is almost impossible. Actress Olivia Munn was just on the red carpet complaining about her shade bleeding onto her skin. Here are some issues with red, if you have small lips and lined them eating might become a problem if you rub your lips they will then look UN even. If you wear red gloss it might get on your teeth while talking.

What should a girl do? My suggestion is to find a red lip color and apply to the lips then blot it down and apply a clear gloss over it.You could find a transfer resistant shade or lip stain as well. With this you can kiss away and leave no evidence on your Valentine. I think sensual scents are important on a date. Working many years in a barbershop as a barber it is good to hear the take on things from the men. Here is another tip, they dislike the smell of baby powder or strong flowers on women. I guess they don’t want to think of Grandma or the kids in the heat of the moment?

I find that Bath & Body Works have some great products that will last on the skin and their massage oil is awesome. Sensual black currant vanilla or lavender vanilla oils can be placed on skin or in bath water. How about some candles? Yankee candles have some amazing scents on the high end of pricing or Walmart has some budget candles than can fill a room with a delightful aroma.

I should note some people might be a hater of this day because they don’t have a Valentine or maybe lost a Valentine. I do get that, but find a way to pamper yourself. Maybe get a massage or manicure and make sure to wear your red lipstick to grab some lunch with family or friends. Who knows maybe you will meet someone while out  and next Valentine's it might be a whole new outlook on the day.

Merlot by FACE atelier

January 1, 2015

Cleveland Magazine Interesting People 2015

Once again, it was Cleveland Magazine’s issue of the Most Interesting People. This year instead of a group photo, we photographed three people in three separate shoots. We have a chef, a news anchor and a football player. The process of scheduling for three individual shots is a lot harder than just one big shoot.

First we photographed Ben Bebenroth: a farmer, chef and owner of Spice Kitchen + Bar and Spice of Life Catering Company. Ben came ready with his farm boots and chef coat in hand. Ben's  home sits on 13 acres of land in Cuyahoga Valley which also is a farm. Ben talks to Kim from Cleveland Magazine about his home, business and family as we got started.On camera Ben holds a few vegetables and knives as props and we have a few laughs. Within minutes the photo needed  has been captured.

Our second shoot was with news anchor Jennifer Jordan from FOX news. Jennifer came in looking beautiful already, just off an early broadcast. Kristen Miller the Art Director had arranged wardrobe for Jennifer but she also brought a few dresses in case they were needed. I helped Jennifer with her makeup and hair. Then there were three dresses to photograph her in and it would be determined later which one would be used. FOX news also sent out a news camera to spotlight her shoot on their program. Jennifer was excited about this shoot and I think she did great.

Our last shoot was with Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer. This was going to be done the day before "THE DECISION" was to be made on whom would start the game against  the Colts Johnny Manziel or Brian. Our shoot was going to be done at the Browns training facility in Berea.  Once we arrived and got checked in we were shown to a very small media room outside the lobby area. Eric Mull set up to do the photographing. 

 When Brian came in he looked sharp in his suit that the magazine requested him to wear. We did some introductions and as Brian was on set Eric said “I had a lot of friends offer to come with me so they could meet you"." People like you.” Brian snickered and relied “Well I am not too sure about today". I looked at Brian's eyes they seemed to be welled up a little. I felt as if he wasn’t taking this decision lightly.

The shoot  was about 15 minutes long and Cleveland Magazine was all in favor of Brian being on the cover no matter the decision. I had joked that there might be a re-shoot of Johnny on Friday. Kristen replied” It will be Hoyer”. The Browns did keep Hoyer for that game but would start Manziel the following week. In my eyes, I am Team Hoyer and he has earned the right to be on the cover because Brian is the hometown guy and this year he has been very interesting. 

November 18, 2014

On a Technicality

Jeffery Grover

The last few months have been so busy that I haven’t had time to write about the projects I have been working on lately. I was asked by my friend Jeffrey Grover to be the key makeup & hair for the new movie he wrote called On a Technicality. Jeff is a veteran actor in many stage, film, and television roles. Now he is taking on this film here in Cleveland. Jeff is not only the writer of the film but an actor, a co- producer, and casting director.

As the stylist, I had a call time of 8:00 p.m. and was scheduled to work until 5:00 a.m. for two nights. This is a much different schedule than I am used to since I generally do print or television work during regular business hours. With past film crews, I haven’t been an integral part of the filming due to the late hours and my kids who are still in need of my assistance preparing for school in the morning.

This project is the first night film I was available to work. Jeff and I have collaborated on projects many times before and he is the utmost professional. He has so many amazing talents that I knew this was going to be worth the late night hours. On a Technicality is the first screenplay Jeff has written. It was conceived after an event involving some friends he met in the 80's while playing softball. This group of five guys, who met in grade school, takes a quirky bet. It celebrates their unique friendship, particularly when one in the group gets young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

I, personally, have a great grandmother and late mother-in-law who were stricken with this terrible, mind-robbing disease, so this project hits home. I asked Jeff if he had family or friends who struggle from Alzheimer’s. Although he had not, he does have friends that have family who fell ill with it. In the past, Jeff has also worked with Judson Park on some of their Alzheimer's Disease projects.

With Steve Hacker filming and Andrew Gorell directing, this film will be in post-production this winter. On a Technicality will be a short film under a SAG Short Film Agreement. It will be eligible for submission to numerous film festivals in this category. The cast includes: Brian Zoldessy, George Roth, Scott Miller, Joel Hammer, Lindsey Mitchell and, of course, Jeffery Grover.

The two night filming went very well. The cast and crew were an absolute joy to work with both nights. Jeff did a great job getting such a talented and fun team together. I think I will keep my daytime job hours but if Jeff gets busier doing more films in Cleveland, I might have to rethink that thought. 

Lindsey and Jeff



November 11, 2014

Hot in Cleveland

The city of Cleveland is alive more than ever. I am happy that LeBron has returned.  I received a call in September from TVland wanting to book my company to style the cast of Hot in Cleveland. They were going to attend the CAVS home opener. I was so thrilled with the thought  I just might meet the ladies of this fun show. The network did say there was a chance the trip might not happen but wanted information about our services.

Two days before the game TVland did cancel. I was disappointed this happened but just an hour later I received a call from CNBC they needed a stylist for Morgan Brennan. For once it was good timing, had they called first I would have said I was booked and then got the call about the cast canceling. I received my itinerary and saw a 5 a.m. call time to meet Morgan and thought maybe I was seeing 5 p.m.? This meant I was to rise and shine at 3:30 a.m.

Morgan was very sweet and things moved along pretty fast. I was chatting with here about how much business has picked up with the changes to our city. The casino opening a few years ago, films being shot here and the move back home for Le Bron has just made the phone ring a lot more. Morgan said she heard this many times while talking to local people here, in fact her piece she was going to speak about on CNBC was about economics in Cleveland.  

Once I was done I rode around downtown. All the morning shows were on live, the stage was set up across the arena for a concert later on and ESPN had a booth set up on 4th street. Morgan said;” It felt like a super bowl game not a basketball home opener”. That night many celebrities were in town.  Parties went on late despite the CAVS losing. I think even though the cast of Hot in Cleveland weren’t here things were pretty HOT that night. The flame is lite in the city and I feel it will burn bright for a long time.

Below is a link to the piece Morgan did while here in town.

Morgan behind the scenes/ Jess Golden photo

Beiber/ Usher / Strahan: Jason Miller Getty Images

October 20, 2014

Busy Busy

   Life has got the best of me the last few months and I haven’t had time to blog about projects I have been working on. The summer and now fall has been crazy with weddings. Every weekend I was able to assist many happy brides doing their makeup.  In September I did the makeup and styling for the cover of Cleveland Magazine and a few weeks ago worked with Beth Segal. 
 Tonight as I write this I am trying to stay awake to change my sleep schedule in order to work on a movie that will shoot the next two nights. More about that in my next blog  since many assignments have to stay quiet until  after it happens. I have some pretty cool things coming up soon so please check back to see how Cleveland is coming back.