Mo’Nique is an angel

By: Alkhyseam Watson (HairStylist)

Mo’Nique is the most generous celebrity I have ever known or worked for. She often donates her time and money to various causes. On one occasion, for “My Sister’s House” (a shelter for abused women), she rented a hall, had Walmart donate food, and provided tables, chairs, etc. Mo’Nique wanted to surprise Continue reading

Nina Dobrev, reaching out

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

After lunch on the set of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, we always do touch ups for the next round of shooting. One day I had Nina Dobrev in the touch up chair, and I noticed that she had been crying and she continued to cry through my work. I had to ask her what happened. She got up and left the chair and Continue reading

Arsenio Hall

By: Deborah Holmes Dobson (Hair Stylist)

I was working on the Arsenio Hall Show when southern California suffered the devastating Northridge Earthquake in 1994. A lot of the crew members were unable to make it into work, even if they had survived the quake, due to road closures and damaged homes. Ever thoughtful, Arsenio decided to shut down production for a week Continue reading

Ian the Compassionate

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

I have seen evidence many, many times of Ian’s extremely down-to-earth nature and have decided that he is definitely an incredible role model for other actors. This goodness makes me his biggest fan.

His kindness does not stop with humans. Continue reading

Ian Somerhalder’s generous gift

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

Thus far, I have been blessed to work with Ian Somerhalder for the past two years. Hopefully there will be many more to come. He’s a gorgeous human being and has the biggest human heart to match. One early morning while working on ‘The Vampire Diaries’, I noticed that Ian was extra happy. Ebullient. Intrigued, I asked how he was doing. He answered, “ I am going to buy Jess a Continue reading