Tess Felix Make-Up for Live Events

Theater, Opera, Dance, Performance Art & Special Effects

Tess Felix hair and make-up services for theater, opera dance, performance art & special effects. Over 30 years of experience is brought to each project as onsite hair stylists and makeup artists. She’s one of the few certified wig makers in the United States, is a licensed Cosmetologist, and apprenticed with Mike Spatola in mold making, sculpting, and foam latex for use in special effects make-up. She also is a successful fine artist. This all comes together to insure creative and exciting solutions for each project she works on. She has worked extensively in live theater both in the bay area and across the United States for clients such as San Francisco Opera, The Mountain Play, Golden Gate Theater, and Hippodrome Theater.

Certifications & Training

Member of the Local 706 Journeyman
2000 – present (Hairdressing)
Hair, Pink contract holder
Licensed hairstylist and makeup artist
California Cosmetology License
Bjorns Hairstyling Academy, Vallejo, CA 1977
Hair Police
2003, Advanced training in hair extensions, braiding, and dread perming
Richard Steads Wig and Makeup School
1990, Wig Construction, Hair Ventilating, Period Hairstyling, and Theatrical Makeup
Special Effects Makeup Training
1986, Apprenticed with Mike Spatola in mold making, sculpting, foam latex, and materials relating to special effects make-up
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, 1981-1985, Santa Barbara California Drama

Featured Projects

(Full list and resume on request)
National Broadway Tour, 2011
Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore Make-up
The Mountain Play
Hair Department Head, 1993-2011
Hair, manager
San Francisco Opera
1990 – 2011
Hair and Make-up
The Tamalpais School
2005 – 2011
Make-up designer for school productions
Young Frankenstein
National Broadway Tour, 2010
Curran Theater, Hair
Beauty and the Beast
National Broadway Tour, 2010
Golden Gate Theater, Hair
San Francisco Lyric Opera
2002 – 2003, 2009-2010
Hairdresser, Wigs, and Make-up
South Pacific
National Broadway Tour, 2009
Curran Theater, Hair
Mark Morris Ballet and Opera
2000 – 2007
Multiple roles: Hair and Make-up Artist
Barber of Seville
Music Academy of the West, 1982
Hair and Make-up Designer
Runway, San Francisco Passport Fashion
Show, 1990 – 1991