Our mission is to provide clean and flawless beauty make-up applications as well as realistic make-up effects, all while working in a professional & time efficent manner.
Our number one goal is to work with our clients to make sure they are 100% happy.
We strive to provide the highest quality work to ensure your make-up is flawless and effects realistic. Weather you are a bride, model, actor or director, we will work with you to bring your vision to life. Our hard work ethic, eye for detail and friendly personality will ensure your satisfaction.
Cat Paschen was born and raised in the San Francisco/ Bay Area. After graduating San Francisco State University, Cat decided to switch career paths. Instead of applying to law school, she decided to apply to work at MAC cosmetics. After being hired at MAC she decided to move to LA to pursue a career as a professional makeup artist. After graduating from Make-up Designory's Master Make-up Artistry program, she went on to work for MUD's FX lab. A year after graduation she was chosen as one of the contestants to compete on Syfy's 6th season of Face Off. Cat has been fortunate to travel the world doing make-up for films and trade shows in places such as Vietnam, London, New York, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, LA and Mexico. She has keyed numerous film projects and has been apart of many great make-up teams including Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Universal's Grinchmas and Knott's Scary Farm. In her free time, Cat enjoys sculpting, painting and playing with her dog Butters.
Nicolas "Niko" Daniel Gonzalez was born and raised in San German, Puerto Rico. Since he was a kid, he has been involved in theater, dance groups and Tae Kwon Do. He would volunteer to do the make-ups for his high school and college theater productions. After taking a formal make-up class at his college, more and more people started requesting him to do their make-up. This gave him the push to pursue make-up as a professional carrier and brought him to his now home, Los Angeles. After graduating from Make-Up Designory's Master Make-up Artistry Program, he went on to work for the school's FX lab, retail cosmetic store and is now trained as a substitute teacher. A year and a half after graduating, Niko was chosen as one of the contestants to compete on Syfy's 6th season of Face Off and made it to top 4. Niko has traveled the world doing make-up in Japan, London, New York, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, LA and Mexico.
Beauty Make-Up & Special Make-Up Effects Application for:
Live Make-Up Demonstrations (brand promotion at events and conventions)
Custom Prosthetics and Masks
DYAD Make-Up & FX Studio is owned and operated by Cat Paschen & Niko Gonzalez. As soon as they met each other, they realized they shared an extraordinary love, passion and drive for make-up that was hard to find. After competing on Syfy's 6th season of FaceOff together, they opened DYAD Make-Up & FX Studio.
Both Cat & Niko's experience working on film, television, music videos and live events combined with their experience working in make-up effects labs help them bring a vast amount of knowledge to the company. This helps them bring your ideas to life and provide the highest quality work possible.