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Over the last decade and a half, makeup artist Kaela Dobson has contributed her skills to a variety of film and television projects, exhibiting her diverse storytelling abilities through makeup. Based in New York, Kaela has a lot of experience going above and beyond the typical role of makeup. Kaela oversees not just typical makeup but has spearheaded the production and design of grills and gold teeth, extensive tattoo cover ups, extensive tattoo applications, nail design and custom press ons, likeness makeups, and elaborate facial hair appliances just to name a few.

Passionate about character-driven makeup, Kaela was the makeup department head on Amazon Prime's "Harlem Season 2" as well as Prime's "Harlan Coben's Shelter" She has also worked on productions such as Marvel’s “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist,” and HBO’s three-time Golden Globe nominated series “The Night Of.” She department headed 2 seasons of the CBS hit crime drama series “FBI: Most Wanted” from Emmy- winning executive producers Dick Wolf and René Balcer.


As of most recent, she wrapped filming on a new Ryan Murphy series for FX/HULU titled "American Sports Story: Gladiator" following the life, success, and murders of football player Aaron Hernandez.

Kaela became interested in hair and makeup at a young age which led her to becoming a licensed cosmetologist before graduating high school. She is a graduate of Make-up Designory NYC and a member of the makeup and hairstylist union, Local 798. Her drive and eye for detail has accelerated her career to where she is today.




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