1. art classes

    Drawing 1,

    Expressions

    Drawing from Imagination: Female

    Gesture Drawing 1 (Class Foursie-11)

    PREREQUISITES: Basic Figure Drawing Skills

    Instructor: Ron Velasco

    This Class will be focusing on creating an ideal foundation to begin a drawing. We will discuss how to look into lines, action, and form that represent the figure. The idea of this class is to push the movement and to look and draw through rather than drawing only the surface.

    Half-day class; Saturday, December 5, 9 am to 12 pm

    Drawing Expressions (Class Foursie-12)

    PREREQUISITES: Basic Figure Drawing Skills

    Instructor: Ron Velasco

    This class will focus on facial expressions. In this class, we will discuss the human head and how certain muscles create different expressions. We will approach the class through simple ideas adding on new complex forms as we go.

    Half-day class; Saturday, December 5, 1 pm to 4 pm

    Drawing from Imagination: Female (Class Foursie-14)

    PREREQUISITES: Basic Figure Drawing Skills

    Instructor: Ron Lemen

    This workshop covers basic figure structures that can be applied to life drawing, photo analysis, or imaginative/illustrative drawing. Topics will cover basic shape design, rudimentary anatomy and some basics on shading form.

    One-day class; Sunday, December 13, 9 am to 4 pm

    Class will be held at: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts,

    16926 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406

    TO RESERVE A SEAT: Email registration@eido-ed.com for EACH class you want to take. Include the course name in the Subject Line. Include ALL OF the following in your email:

    Your name; Guild Affiliation; Email address; Phone number

    The name of the class you are reserving a space for (A separate email for each class is required)

    IMPORTANT! This does not complete your registration. You will receive a follow up, within three business days, from Eido (registration@eido-ed.com) with instructions on how to complete your registration.

    Training classes, funded by CSATTF and held through the Local Provided training programs, are open to all members of the Guild, not just those who are CSATTF eligible. In order for the class to be held, a small number of members who are CSATTF-eligible MUST attend.

    If you have questions, please email registration@eido-ed.com

  2. Robin La Vigne

    ROBIN LA VIGNE — Journeyman Make-up Artist

    One of the pioneering female make-up artists of Local 706, Robin Dee LaVigne was the daughter of make-up artist Emile LaVigne. After her apprenticeship in the Producers Association training program, she became a Journeyman in 1977. Robin worked on some of the most popular sit-com and nighttime dramas – most notably Seinfeld, Dynasty, Ellen, The Tracey Ullman Show, In the Heat of the Night and The Colbys. The father-daughter make-up team actually got to work together on The Colbys for two episodes in 1986. Her creativity was displayed on The Tracey Ullman Show for which she won an Emmy (along with Carol Schwartz and Tom and Bari Burman). Never complacent, she respectfully challenged the old studio system that only gave credit to the studio make-up department heads. Her reasoning was that while on a distant location, she did all of the work and should be given the proper credit. At that time, the determination was that the studio department head was actually in charge and her request was denied but the production department heads began getting their own credit, little by little. She was a classically trained make-up artist with ability to work in every genre and those talents served her well. Her love of painting translated onto beautiful canvases after she retired, and she was a talented photographer as well.

    Robin retired in 2002 due to health problems, but continued her artistic endeavors. She passed away on October 6,
    2015 from heart failure, and her son Andrew Erie notified our union that services had been private.

  3. Robin La Vigne

    ROBIN LA VIGNE — Journeyman Make-up Artist

    One of the pioneering female make-up artists of Local 706, Robin Dee LaVigne was the daughter of make-up artist Emile LaVigne. After her apprenticeship in the Producers Association training program, she became a Journeyman in 1977. Robin worked on some of the most popular sit-com and nighttime dramas – most notably Seinfeld, Dynasty, Ellen, The Tracey Ullman Show, In the Heat of the Night and The Colbys. The father-daughter make-up team actually got to work together on The Colbys for two episodes in 1986. Her creativity was displayed on The Tracey Ullman Show for which she won an Emmy (along with Carol Schwartz and Tom and Bari Burman). Never complacent, she respectfully challenged the old studio system that only gave credit to the studio make-up department heads. Her reasoning was that while on a distant location, she did all of the work and should be given the proper credit. At that time, the determination was that the studio department head was actually in charge and her request was denied but the production department heads began getting their own credit, little by little. She was a classically trained make-up artist with ability to work in every genre and those talents served her well. Her love of painting translated onto beautiful canvases after she retired, and she was a talented photographer as well.

    Robin retired in 2002 due to health problems, but continued her artistic endeavors. She passed away on October 6,
    2015 from heart failure, and her son Andrew Erie notified our union that services had been private.

  4. Craft Meeting

    Local 706 Hair Craft Class

    Joint Make Up & Hair Craft Meeting

    Sunday November 8th 2015  Noon to 3:00 pm 

    Local 80

    2520 W. Olive Ave.

    Burbank, CA 91501 

  5. Guild Awards Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    SUBMISSIONS FOR THE MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS

    GUILD AWARDS OPEN

    Rules Nomination Form  —  Submit Now

    IATSE Local 706 Awards to be Held

    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Theatre

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2015 – Online submissions for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (IATSE Local 706) honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater will open October 13, 2015. Voting will also begin for Lifetime Achievement and Artisan Awards. Submissions and voting will be made online at www.local706.org. This year’s awards gala will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Theatre. The official announcement came from IATSE Local 706 President Sue Cabral-Ebert

    The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5 PM (PT). The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) members will vote to determine the nominations. Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards rules should be directed to Kathy Sain in the MUAHS Awards Office at (818) 295-3933, email ksain@ialocal706.org. For a complete list of the MUAHS Awards Rules and Regulations visit www.local706.org.

    The 2016 Distinguished Artisan Award will be announced shortly. Honorees for the two Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring one outstanding make-up artist and one outstanding hair stylist will be announced on November 2, 2015.

    The entry and voting timeline for the 2016 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards is:

    • Submissions Open – Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    • Submissions Close – Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:00PM (PT)
    • Voting for Nominations Begins – Monday, December 7, 2015
    • Voting for Nominations Close – Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5:00PM (PT)
    • Nominations Announced – Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    • Final Ballot Voting Begins – Monday, January 18, 2016 
    • Final Ballot Voting Close – Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:00PM (PT) 
    • Winners Announced at the Local 706 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards – Saturday, February 20, 2016

    *Dates subject to change

    Rules Nomination FormSubmit Now

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    ABOUT LOCAL 706:

    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,800 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these.

    artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland Resort. Local 706 members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Entertainment Emmys®, Saturns®, BAFTA Awards® and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry, including their own Hollywood Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards®. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. The official website can be found
    at www.local706.org

    PRESS CONTACTS:

    Cheri Warner • Nicole Player • Weissman/Markovitz Communications

    818.760.8995 • cheri@publicity4all.com nicole@publicity4all.com

    SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING CONTACT:

    Jill Carrigan • Laurie Flamholtz • IngleDodd Media

    310.207.4410 • local706@ingledodd.com

  6. Guild Awards Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    SUBMISSIONS FOR THE MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS

    GUILD AWARDS OPEN

    Rules Nomination Form  —  Submit Now

    IATSE Local 706 Awards to be Held

    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Theatre

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2015 – Online submissions for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (IATSE Local 706) honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater will open October 13, 2015. Voting will also begin for Lifetime Achievement and Artisan Awards. Submissions and voting will be made online at www.local706.org. This year’s awards gala will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Theatre. The official announcement came from IATSE Local 706 President Sue Cabral-Ebert

    The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5 PM (PT). The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) members will vote to determine the nominations. Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards rules should be directed to Kathy Sain in the MUAHS Awards Office at (818) 295-3933, email ksain@ialocal706.org. For a complete list of the MUAHS Awards Rules and Regulations visit www.local706.org.

    The 2016 Distinguished Artisan Award will be announced shortly. Honorees for the two Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring one outstanding make-up artist and one outstanding hair stylist will be announced on November 2, 2015.

    The entry and voting timeline for the 2016 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards is:

    • Submissions Open – Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    • Submissions Close – Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:00PM (PT)
    • Voting for Nominations Begins – Monday, December 7, 2015
    • Voting for Nominations Close – Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5:00PM (PT)
    • Nominations Announced – Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    • Final Ballot Voting Begins – Monday, January 18, 2016 
    • Final Ballot Voting Close – Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:00PM (PT) 
    • Winners Announced at the Local 706 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards – Saturday, February 20, 2016

    *Dates subject to change

    Rules Nomination FormSubmit Now

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    ABOUT LOCAL 706:

    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,800 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these.

    artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland Resort. Local 706 members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Entertainment Emmys®, Saturns®, BAFTA Awards® and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry, including their own Hollywood Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards®. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. The official website can be found
    at www.local706.org

    PRESS CONTACTS:

    Cheri Warner • Nicole Player • Weissman/Markovitz Communications

    818.760.8995 • cheri@publicity4all.com nicole@publicity4all.com

    SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING CONTACT:

    Jill Carrigan • Laurie Flamholtz • IngleDodd Media

    310.207.4410 • local706@ingledodd.com

  7. Photoshop Class

    Photoshop advanced Topic: Painting

    REGISTER NOW!

    Photoshop Advanced Topic: Painting

    FREE CLASS FOR ALL GUILD MEMBERS!

    Photoshop Advanced Topic: Painting

    Photoshop Advanced Topics 3: Painting (Class Foursie-39)
    Learn to use Photoshop to paint, draw and sketch. We will focus on the tools and techniques specific to creating original ideas from our imagination. This is a hands-on workshop.

           One-day class
           Saturday, October 17, 9 am to 4 pm 

    Classes will be held at: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts, 16926 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406

    TO RESERVE A SPACE (This will reserve a seat for you in the class, while we ascertain your CSATTF eligibility):

    Email registration@eido-ed.com for EACH class you want to take. Include the course name in the Subject Line. Include ALL OF the following in your email:

         Your name

         Guild Affiliation

         Email address

         Phone number

        The name of the class your are reserving a space for

       (A separate email for each class, please)

    IMPORTANT! This does not complete your registration. You will receive a follow up, within three business days, from Eido (egistration@eido-ed.com) with instructions on how to complete your registration.
    Training classes, funded by CSATTF and held through the Local Provided training programs, are open to all members of the Guild, not just those who are CSATTF eligible. In order for the class to be held, a small number of members who are CSATTF-eligible MUST attend.

    For more information about CSATTF training programs, go to www.csatf.org/training.shtml If you have questions, please email egistration@eido-ed.com 

  8. 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

    2016 LIfetime Achievement Awards Nominees

    Muahs banner


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD (MUAHS) ANNOUNCES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINEES
    FOR THE 2016 ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATING ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE 


    Awards Ceremony Set for February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios


    LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2015 – The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) today announced nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black tie Awards gala will be held Saturday, February 20, at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood. The announcement was made today by Sue Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706. 

    The Make-Up Artists Lifetime Achievement Nominees are Bernadine AndersonLeonard EngelmanVe NeillMaurice Steinand Michael Westmore. The Hair Stylists Lifetime nominees are Judy CrownRenate LeuschnerMartin SamuelRobert Louis Stevenson and Yolanda Toussieng. One winner from each category will be honored as the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients at the Awards gala.

    Online voting for the Lifetime Achievement Awards will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by all eligible members of the IATSE Local 706 Guild. Winners will be announced on November 15, 2015. Submissions of qualified entries will also begin online on Tuesday, October 13. 

    Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards may be directed to Kathy Sain in the MUAHS Awards Office at 818.295.3933, Email: ksain@ialocal706.org.

    The entry and voting timeline for the 2016 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards are:
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – Submissions Open  
    Friday, November 20, 2015 – Submissions close at 5 p.m. PT  
    Monday, December 7, 2015 – Nominations voting opens 
    Monday, January 11, 2016 – Nominations voting closes at 5 p.m. PT 
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – Awards Nominations Announcement  
    Monday, January 18, 2016 – Final voting opens  
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Final voting closes at 5 p.m. PT
    Saturday, February 20, 2016 – Winners Announced at the Local 706 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards  
    *Dates subject to change  

    ###


    About Local 706:
    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,900 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions, new media and Disneyland theme parks. Local 706 Members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Entertainment Emmys®, Saturn Awards®, BAFTA Awards®, and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry including their own Hollywood Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. For more information, visit www.local706.orgor follow MUAHS on Facebook and Twitter

    MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Weissman/Markovitz Communications
    Cheri Warner  
    cheri@publicity4all.com
    818.760.8995 l Cell: 818.390.0999 

    SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING CONTACT: 
    IngleDodd Media
    Laurie Flamholtz l Jill Carrigan 
    310.207.4410 I 
    MUAHSawards@ingledodd.com

  9. 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

    2016 LIfetime Achievement Awards Nominees

    Muahs banner


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD (MUAHS) ANNOUNCES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINEES
    FOR THE 2016 ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATING ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE 


    Awards Ceremony Set for February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios


    LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2015 – The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) today announced nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black tie Awards gala will be held Saturday, February 20, at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood. The announcement was made today by Sue Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706. 

    The Make-Up Artists Lifetime Achievement Nominees are Bernadine AndersonLeonard EngelmanVe NeillMaurice Steinand Michael Westmore. The Hair Stylists Lifetime nominees are Judy CrownRenate LeuschnerMartin SamuelRobert Louis Stevenson and Yolanda Toussieng. One winner from each category will be honored as the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients at the Awards gala.

    Online voting for the Lifetime Achievement Awards will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by all eligible members of the IATSE Local 706 Guild. Winners will be announced on November 15, 2015. Submissions of qualified entries will also begin online on Tuesday, October 13. 

    Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards may be directed to Kathy Sain in the MUAHS Awards Office at 818.295.3933, Email: ksain@ialocal706.org.

    The entry and voting timeline for the 2016 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards are:
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – Submissions Open  
    Friday, November 20, 2015 – Submissions close at 5 p.m. PT  
    Monday, December 7, 2015 – Nominations voting opens 
    Monday, January 11, 2016 – Nominations voting closes at 5 p.m. PT 
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – Awards Nominations Announcement  
    Monday, January 18, 2016 – Final voting opens  
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Final voting closes at 5 p.m. PT
    Saturday, February 20, 2016 – Winners Announced at the Local 706 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards  
    *Dates subject to change  

    ###


    About Local 706:
    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,900 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions, new media and Disneyland theme parks. Local 706 Members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Entertainment Emmys®, Saturn Awards®, BAFTA Awards®, and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry including their own Hollywood Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. For more information, visit www.local706.orgor follow MUAHS on Facebook and Twitter

    MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Weissman/Markovitz Communications
    Cheri Warner  
    cheri@publicity4all.com
    818.760.8995 l Cell: 818.390.0999 

    SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING CONTACT: 
    IngleDodd Media
    Laurie Flamholtz l Jill Carrigan 
    310.207.4410 I 
    MUAHSawards@ingledodd.com

  10. Julie Palasek    (1947 – 2015)

    Julie Palasek    (1947 – 2015)  

    JULIE PALASEK, Pink Contract Hair Stylist               (1947 – 2015)

    Julie Palasek joined Local 706 as an IATSE Pink Contract theatrical hair stylist member in 1997.  In 2007, a newspaper article described life on the road with The Phantom of the Opera. This production of Phantom came by its apparent effortlessness the hard way: hitting the boards night after night, in city after city. The third national tour of Phantom presented its 6,000th performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical since the company took the show on the road back in 1992. Not only did the tour have longevity, it had monstrous girth, too. It took 20 semi-trucks to haul the show, which included 157 wigs 230 costumes, 2,700 yards of drapery fabric, a 2-ton motorized chandelier, 213 electric candles, a 1,600-pound portcullis (a metal gate that runs the length of the stage), eight painted backdrops, a life-sized elephant, 11 mannequins, a 10-inch-high deck that rested on top of the theater’s actual stage and so much more.  Julie Palasek was responsible for “The Phantom” who affectionately called her “Peanut.”  She also toured with “White Christmas’ in 2011.

    She started working for Panopoulos Salons and later opened her own salon, JP and Co. in Grand Haven, Michigan. In 2013 she transferred to IATSE Local 26, traveling and styling hair for many Broadway shows and performances 

    Julie worked many jobs, however, her greatest job was that of being grandmother to Sophie, the joy and light of her life. Julie was a very loving and giving person, always willing to help others. She had a contagious smile, was a fantastic cook and loved to entertain her dinner guests with wine, a great meal and sometimes a little tap dancing. She loved to have fun, laugh and would do just about anything to make you laugh too.

    She will be deeply missed and forever cherished by her devoted husband Scott, her loving children Martha Leavitt and Andrew Palasek, and her precious granddaughter Sophie. She is also survived by her siblings Mary Ann O’Neill, Mike and Tony Arsulowicz. Per her request, cremation has taken place.  Special thanks to Spectrum Health Hospice and the staff at Lemon/Holton Cancer Treatment Center for all their help. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Thank you

  11. Julie Palasek    (1947 – 2015)

    Julie Palasek    (1947 – 2015)  

    JULIE PALASEK, Pink Contract Hair Stylist               (1947 – 2015)

    Julie Palasek joined Local 706 as an IATSE Pink Contract theatrical hair stylist member in 1997.  In 2007, a newspaper article described life on the road with The Phantom of the Opera. This production of Phantom came by its apparent effortlessness the hard way: hitting the boards night after night, in city after city. The third national tour of Phantom presented its 6,000th performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical since the company took the show on the road back in 1992. Not only did the tour have longevity, it had monstrous girth, too. It took 20 semi-trucks to haul the show, which included 157 wigs 230 costumes, 2,700 yards of drapery fabric, a 2-ton motorized chandelier, 213 electric candles, a 1,600-pound portcullis (a metal gate that runs the length of the stage), eight painted backdrops, a life-sized elephant, 11 mannequins, a 10-inch-high deck that rested on top of the theater’s actual stage and so much more.  Julie Palasek was responsible for “The Phantom” who affectionately called her “Peanut.”  She also toured with “White Christmas’ in 2011.

    She started working for Panopoulos Salons and later opened her own salon, JP and Co. in Grand Haven, Michigan. In 2013 she transferred to IATSE Local 26, traveling and styling hair for many Broadway shows and performances 

    Julie worked many jobs, however, her greatest job was that of being grandmother to Sophie, the joy and light of her life. Julie was a very loving and giving person, always willing to help others. She had a contagious smile, was a fantastic cook and loved to entertain her dinner guests with wine, a great meal and sometimes a little tap dancing. She loved to have fun, laugh and would do just about anything to make you laugh too.

    She will be deeply missed and forever cherished by her devoted husband Scott, her loving children Martha Leavitt and Andrew Palasek, and her precious granddaughter Sophie. She is also survived by her siblings Mary Ann O’Neill, Mike and Tony Arsulowicz. Per her request, cremation has taken place.  Special thanks to Spectrum Health Hospice and the staff at Lemon/Holton Cancer Treatment Center for all their help. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Thank you