Zendaya’s Music Video For “Neverland” ft. Bryan Cranston

Zendaya “Neverland” ft Bryan Cranston

Key Hair: Tara DiPetrillo
Key Makeup: Merav Adler
Hair & Makeup Asst.: Jessica Huerta


Bryan Cranston


Maks Chmerkovskiy
William Thomas
Brooklyn Fullmer
Alla Kocherga
Malene Ostergaard
Trevor Takemoto
Ade Willis
Jacqueline LeWarne
Ian Eastwood
Zack Everhart
Henry Byalikov
Sergey Onik

Director: Brad Furman
Director of Photography: Joshua Reis
Choreographer: Maks Chmerkovskiy
Zendaya’s Makeup: Alan Avendano
Zendaya’s Hair: Larry Sims


I adored working with my glam squad, the talent and our hard working crew. Everyone was on their game!! So many lovely people to spend an 18hr day with. Thanks for keeping me awake and smiling everyone! Much love and appreciation!

With an Abundance of Love, Light & Laughter,


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Makeup & Hair for Satya’s Bellydancing, Aerial & Fire Promo Video


It brings me an abundance of joy to work with people who are so passionate, loving, uplifting and talented. Not only did I get the chance to doll Satya up, I can actually speak from personal experience in regards to how talented this Goddess is. I currently take bellydancing classes and fire workshops with Satya and also dance with her in our bellydancing troupe. Come to think of it, I have even been in an aerial class with her.

Doing makeup and hair for Satya was so enjoyable for me because it gave me the opportunity to allow someone to radiate in their element. I wanted to focus on making her features pop in a traditional bellydancer and stage performance look. No matter what, Satya’s beauty always shines through in her craft. I’m happy to help her accent that. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out Satya’s website for classes and performance dates! And look out for my “Intro to Bellydance Makeup” & “Seduce Me With Your Bellydancer Eyes” Makeup Workshops coming in March!

The promo video could not have been made without the talent of the following spectacular beings…

Satya Performance Arts

A HeavyTheory Production

Music by Sea of Dirac

and of coarse myself,
Makeup & Hair Styling by Tara DiPetrillo

Have a beautiful day expressing yourself!

With an Abundance of Love, Light & Laughter,

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Trailer for the Film, “10 Rules For Sleeping Around”.


I worked on the film “10 Rules For Sleeping Around” with one of my favorite local makeup artists, Bryan Reynolds, and a funny cast and crew to keep us awake and laughing during some long nights working the graveyard shift. Here is a trailer of the film, directed by Leslie Greif (known for working on shows like, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels and Walker, Texas Ranger).

“Sleeping Around” is a screw ball sex comedy following two couples and their ten rules to a happy healthy and open relationship. The film stars Tammin Sursok, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Michael McKean, Jesse Bradford, Virginia Williams and many more. Check out the full details on the IMDB page.

Love, Light & Laughter,




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Makeup for “Bye Bye Parabens” (A New Hair Care Line)

There is a new hair care line on the market and I had the pleasure of doing makeup for Tracy Riggs, (the founder of Bye Bye Parabens) during the filming of the Bye Bye Parabens infomercial.

It’s always a joy to work with people who are passionate about what they do. And Tracy sure has a lot of that; passion!

Love, Light & Laughter,

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Makeup, Hair & Styling for the Sidewalk Safety Campaign in Charlotte, NC

I was happy to be a part of the Sidewalk Safety Campaign in Charlotte, NC. It is always so rewarding to work on projects filled with meaning and for a positive cause.

To learn more about the campaign please watch this news video and see images below.

Sidewalk Safety Layouts-1

Sidewalk Safety Layouts-3

Makeup, Hair & Styling: Tara DiPetrillo
Photography & Layout: Sean Busher Imagery

Love, Light & Laughter,

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“Just Tom” – Early Release Trailer


Here is a trailer for an Indie film, “Just Tom“, I did makeup for last year. The film will be premiering in Charlotte next month (April 2013).



“Just Tom” is an independent feature film about a 30-year old watch salesman’s experience in Charlotte, NC, where he attends a three-day watch convention.

Written and Directed by Peyton Lea
Starring Nathan Moore, Casey Gogolin, and Richard McNulty

Just Tom – Early Release Trailer from Peyton Lea on Vimeo.

Love, Light & Laughter,


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Makeup for Mrs. North Carolina 2013 Winner – Josie Sanctis

Josie during the winning moment. Makeup by myself (Tara DiPetrillo) and my dear friend & fellow makeup artist – Jackie Greene.

On October 27th 2012, I had the honor of doing makeup for a contestant of the Mrs. North Carolina 2013 competition. Josie Sanctis, the winner, is a woman with a warm heart and a passion to bring awareness around Trichotillomania – a disorder that urges people to pull out the hair from their bodies (scalp, face, arms, legs, etc.) from the root. Josie, who has been effected by Trichotillomania herself, touched me with her personal journey through this disorder.

I did makeup for Josie during the first half of the competition, for her interview, which consisting of 50% of her score. The picture shown on the left was taken during this time. We went for a softer smokey look with warm browns around the lids and a bone color as a highlighter. Her eyes were lined with black gel eyeliner to make them stand out and pop. I added a soft pink on Josie’s lips to add a touch of color to the existing neutral pallet.

We did add on some false lashes and tailored a beautifully arched brow. And let it be known, that Josie did a wonderful job of growing out her lashes and brows for the competition. I even had to pluck a few brow hairs. It’s a wonderful thing to witness someone make such progress. Here’s to you, Josie! Continue to shine!

Love, Light & Laughter,


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Rosario Dawson’s Makeup for The Democratic National Convention 2012

I was honored to do Rosario Dawson’s makeup for this years Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC on September 5th. Aside from being a talented actress, Rosario is also the Chairwoman for Voto Latino, the country’s leading organization in registering and engaging young Latino voters.

Here is a clip of Rosario speaking that day. She wanted a natural look with no lipstick. Her natural beauty is the spotlight with neutral colors accentuating her features.


Rosario is a very down to earth woman with a lot of passion for her cause. One thing that was amazing about meeting her was that we had both just come back from a trip to Burning Man in Black Rock City, NV. If you do not know what that is, please do yourself a favor now and add that to your bucket list. And go ahead and Google and Youtube it. It’s a way of life we all should embrace. Thanks again, fellow “burner”, Rosario! See you on the playa!


Love, Light & laughter,


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Tara DiPetrillo Talks About Working on the Recent Emmy Winning, TV Series “Homeland”, on Fox News Charlotte

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fox News Charlotte as one of the Makeup Artists who has worked on the hit Showtime series, Homeland -who recently won all the Drama nominations at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Homeland took home the Emmys for Outstanding Drama SeriesOutstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series (Claire Danes) and Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (Damian Lewis). Way to go Homeland! Keep it up!

I’d like to send out a big thank you to the fab Makeup Department – John Bayless and Chris Varosky for welcoming me onto your team. And another thank you to my good friend Ginger Knussman who worked in wardrobe. You all made this experience possible for me and I appreciate you!

Love, Light & Laughter,


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The Launch of the New Yogurt and Fruit Shake, Früsh

There is a new product on the market and I had the joy of working on a photoshoot with the gang at Sean Busher Imagery, earlier this year, to launch the yogurt and fruit shake, Früsh. Here are some of the ads that you may have spotted in many popular magazines.

Makeup, Hair & Styling – Tara DiPetrillo


Love, Light & Laughter,


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