EVA IN CONVERSATION WITH DEANNA HAGAN

Potographer: Guy Aroch / Represented by: Bridge Artists

EVA IN CONVERSATION WITH DEANNA HAGAN

Make-Up Artist: Deanna Hagan - Represented by Bridge Artists.

Photographer: Guy Aroch  

By Nateisha Scott

Deanna Hagan has been a great support to 111SKIN and its journey from the beginning and as an ambassador and skilled make-up artist she creates beautiful looks on all of her clients that we personally adore. Taking a moment we discuss the changes in the industry, lifestyle essentials and balancing motherhood with a career.

Photographer: Hanna Tveite

HAVE A ROUTINE

The number one area that stabilises and synchronises with your energy levels is sleep. Sleep allows your body to recover and re-energise itself ready for the next day. A good habit to get into is to set a time each night for when you can switch off and head to bed, the right amount of sleep for your body not only improves your functionality but optimises your energy levels during the day, resulting in a more alert mind and body.  

EVA: Do you remember the first time you wore make-up?

Deanna Hagan: I had to be 13 or so. My father said I was 13 going on 21, very precocious.

EA: Do you still remember the look you created?

DH: Coming out of the 80’s, we’re talking about filled eyebrows, contoured cheekbones, 4 different eyeshadows (heavy in the crease), eyeliner and loads of mascara. There was definitely a lip colour too. This, of course, I did on myself! Needless to say, my father was horrified.

BE MINDFUL OF YOUR DIET

Going hand in hand with both exercise and energy levels has to be your diet. Once you start to fuel your body effectively with nutrient-dense foods you will see a dramatic increase in your energy levels. Avoiding cheap processed nutrient sparse foods and replace them with fresh and wholesome products that will spark your energy levels. Whether it’s bananas, brown rice or what is considered to be a super food like avocado’s, incorporating them into your diet will carry you through the day sustaining your energy levels rather than a quick burst and then a tailing off like the effects of crisps, sweets and chocolate.

 

INCORPORATE A TREATMENT

Beauty and technology has certainly advanced into a space where we can stimulate our body’s own natural responses to achieve what exercise and diet can also do. Take 111CRYO/HEAT for example, it is an holistic temperature and light treatment system that conditions the body for optimal wellness. CRYO involves exposing the body to -85 degrees in a quick yet effective 3 minutes, creating both mental and physical benefits. HEAT works through an infrared sauna wellness pod for 15/30 minutes that includes LED, oxygen-enriched air and aromatherapy. Combined CRYO/HEAT is a non-invasive treatment that resets, restores and rejuvenates the body and completing 2 or 3 sessions a week is a great addition to your routine.

 

“At 111SKIN we want help boost ATP levels (Adenosine Triphosphate) in the body the best way we can. A quick trip to Cryo will invigorate the body to fuel ATP and using any of our Regenerative Collection inspired by Cryo helps mimic those ATP enhancing effects on the skin”.

Ziad Halub, Head of Education. 

STAY HYDRATED

Not only a rule for clear and radiant skin but staying hydrated throughout the day is essential for keeping you alert and energised. As a way of boosting your metabolism, drinking enough water has a positive impact on your energy levels.

 

EA: Certainly, starting young, do you know when you wanted to become an artist?

DH: As a teenager, my primary focus was on music. I studied piano and voice at a world-renowned conservatory. Fashion was an intriguing art form that I followed pretty devoutly. But living in a small town meant I had to reach outside of my environment. I remember sketching designs and forcing my dear mother to find a way to sew them for me. I guess makeup sort of fed into that “performance” part of me. There was a lot of influence from the late 80’s and 90’s too.... music, fashion, movies.

EA: Oh, that’s great, do you remember your first MUA job?

DH: That would have been for theatre in high school and in college.

EA: Since then, how would you say the industry has changed and evolved as you have navigated it?

DH: I guess digital created the biggest change. Less print, more images, social media, and, what seems like, a massive quantity of people. I’m not sure if the fashion industry has evolved, in the sense that it’s become something better. I think it just changed. The beauty industry, however, has seemed to respond well by opening doors to new and innovative companies structured around breakthrough science and real sustainable practices.

EA: What has been the best and worst part of your career?

DH: As time passes, and seems to speed up in fact, I find myself reminiscing on the beauty of those moments of flawless collaboration. When artists connect on a level that's difficult to articulate. I always said that it’s not the place, the job or the makeup, it’s the people. That brings me to the worst part: when people are self-consumed, all the joy fades.

EVA: Do you remember the first time you wore make-up?

Deanna Hagan: I had to be 13 or so. My father said I was 13 going on 21, very precocious.

EA: Do you still remember the look you created?

DH: Coming out of the 80’s, we’re talking about filled eyebrows, contoured cheekbones, 4 different eyeshadows (heavy in the crease), eyeliner and loads of mascara. There was definitely a lip colour too. This, of course, I did on myself! Needless to say, my father was horrified.

 

Photographer: Hanna Tveite

EA: Certainly, starting young, do you know when you wanted to become an artist?

DH: As a teenager, my primary focus was on music. I studied piano and voice at a world-renowned conservatory. Fashion was an intriguing art form that I followed pretty devoutly. But living in a small town meant I had to reach outside of my environment. I remember sketching designs and forcing my dear mother to find a way to sew them for me. I guess makeup sort of fed into that “performance” part of me. There was a lot of influence from the late 80’s and 90’s too.... music, fashion, movies.

EA: Oh, that’s great, do you remember your first MUA job?

DH: That would have been for theatre in high school and in college.

EA: Since then, how would you say the industry has changed and evolved as you have navigated it?

DH: I guess digital created the biggest change. Less print, more images, social media, and, what seems like, a massive quantity of people. I’m not sure if the fashion industry has evolved, in the sense that it’s become something better. I think it just changed. The beauty industry, however, has seemed to respond well by opening doors to new and innovative companies structured around breakthrough science and real sustainable practices.

EA: What has been the best and worst part of your career?

DH: As time passes, and seems to speed up in fact, I find myself reminiscing on the beauty of those moments of flawless collaboration. When artists connect on a level that's difficult to articulate. I always said that it’s not the place, the job or the makeup, it’s the people. That brings me to the worst part: when people are self-consumed, all the joy fades.

 

Potographer: Guy Aroch

EA: What is your overall approach to beauty?

DH: I’m still expanding on my definition and understanding of beauty. But, for now, beauty is that mysterious thing which holds the truth of ourselves within it. True beauty reflects our imperfections, desires, and strengths. I attempt to translate that into skincare and makeup.

EA: That is something I love about your work and are there any rules you follow or ignore?

DH: In life or in makeup?

EA: both?

DH: One important rule to follow is connection. Once we connect to who’s in front of us, the process of unfolding their beauty begins.

EA: Do you have any wellness habits that you are obsessed with?

DH: A daily skincare regimen, hikes during all weather and seasons, ocean swims, prayer and meditation, stocking up at the farmers market, physical affection, music music music!

 

EA: I can relate to so many of those elements for my routine and aside from skincare, what products would you class as your essentials?

DH: Mascara, lip gloss, Nars kohl liner in Mambo, and body oils!

EA: How do you stay inspired?

DH: By pushing myself into new territory.

EA: Mother to mother, what are your tips for managing children and your career?

DH: Our minds tend to be so full of both family and work responsibilities, so I make an effort to be present. I have automatic phone silencing, app restrictions and no phones at mealtimes to keep myself in check and I also refuse to be on my phone whilst spending time with my children. At night, I always try and reflect on my day and use this for the next. In the morning, I am thankful for the birds singing! That means I’m alive!

 

 

EA: It sounds like you have a great balance?

DH: I hope so, I always travel with a journal, (they’re stacked behind my bed). I often go back to read about my struggles, my desires and the places I’ve been. I like taking landscapes (photo and video) and making soundtracks too. I guess I see this as a way to thread my life together. Life is storytelling.

EA: I couldn’t agree more, I find myself also reflecting daily and being thankful for the position I am in and finally, what is your favourite 111SKIN product?

DH: Please don’t make me choose! But right now, I’m hovering over the Celestial Black Diamond Contour Gel.

SHOP DEANNA’S ESSENTIALS

Potographer: Guy Aroch

Photographer: Guy Aroch

EA: What is your overall approach to beauty?

DH: I’m still expanding on my definition and understanding of beauty. But, for now, beauty is that mysterious thing which holds the truth of ourselves within it. True beauty reflects our imperfections, desires, and strengths. I attempt to translate that into skincare and makeup.

EA: That is something I love about your work and are there any rules you follow or ignore?

DH: In life or in makeup?

EA: both?

DH: One important rule to follow is connection. Once we connect to who’s in front of us, the process of unfolding their beauty begins.

EA: Do you have any wellness habits that you are obsessed with?

DH: A daily skincare regimen, hikes during all weather and seasons, ocean swims, prayer and meditation, stocking up at the farmers market, physical affection, music music music!

EA: I can relate to so many of those elements for my routine and aside from skincare, what products would you class as your essentials?

DH: Mascara, lip gloss, Nars kohl liner in Mambo, and body oils!

EA: How do you stay inspired?

DH: By pushing myself into new territory.

EA: Mother to mother, what are your tips for managing children and your career?

DH: Our minds tend to be so full of both family and work responsibilities, so I make an effort to be present. I have automatic phone silencing, app restrictions and no phones at mealtimes to keep myself in check and I also refuse to be on my phone whilst spending time with my children. At night, I always try and reflect on my day and use this for the next. In the morning, I am thankful for the birds singing! That means I’m alive!

 

EA: It sounds like you have a great balance?

DH: I hope so, I always travel with a journal, (they’re stacked behind my bed). I often go back to read about my struggles, my desires and the places I’ve been. I like taking landscapes (photo and video) and making soundtracks too. I guess I see this as a way to thread my life together. Life is storytelling.

EA: I couldn’t agree more, I find myself also reflecting daily and being thankful for the position I am in and finally, what is your favourite 111SKIN product?

DH: Please don’t make me choose! But right now, I’m hovering over the Celestial Black Diamond Contour Gel.

SHOP DEANNA’S ESSENTIALS

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