One day, all access insight into the world of hair and makeup for commercial photography.

October 16, 2023

Boston Model Portfolio

With Hair and Makeup Artist Alicia Dane


Photographer Anthony Grassetti

PLUS a special live hair and makeup photoshoot demonstration on model!

Learn directly and in-person from industry leading hair and makeup artist Alicia Dane!

Join us at fashion and model photographer Anthony Grassetti’s full-service studio, and have the unique opportunity to learn directly from hair and makeup artist Alicia Dane, as she reveals her full process of hair and makeup application for commercial photography!

Whether an aspiring hair and makeup artist, or an established professional who wants to revamp their skillset, this class will provide the knowledge needed to take your abilities to the next level!  This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a leading hair and makeup artist in the commercial photography industry.  Rather than searching through endless YouTube tutorials of makeup trends and fads, this is a chance to learn from an artist that is consistently booking work with top brands and clients.

By far, the most requested “look” when working with commercial clients, is “natural beauty.”  Therefore, we have decided to make a class that focuses on just that: natural beauty for commercial photography.   We are so fortunate to have Alicia Dane teaching the class, as natural beauty is her specialty!  Though it can look deceivingly simple, natural beauty is one of the hardest looks to achieve, when done correctly.  Throughout the day, Alicia will reveal her process, demonstrating both hair and makeup on a live model.

After extensive demonstrations, Alicia will then work with Anthony and perform a live photoshoot!  This will be an extremely beneficial experience, as students will be able to see how the hair and makeup translates on camera.  Alicia and Anthony will review the makeup and hair, while making changes and troubleshooting as they would on a commercial set.  Students will learn how makeup interacts with studio lighting, as well as how to make adjustments on the spot as needed in the fast pace environment of a photoshoot.

Assuming your goal is to make real money working as a professional hair and makeup artist, this class will be an invaluable resource.

Limit of 12 students!


Schedule subject to change

Morning presentation by Alicia Dane and Anthony Grassetti

-Examples of natural beauty

-Industry Insight

-Q & A session

Full process demonstration with Alicia

-Skin assessment

-Skin prep

-Makeup Application (in depth)

-Hair (in depth)

Working Lunch Provided

Afternoon photoshoot

-On set maintenance


– adjusting hair and makeup for photography lighting

-see firsthand how photoshoots work, and how to work with the photographer

Your Instructors

Anthony Grassetti
Anthony GrassettiPhotographer
Anthony Grassetti Photography, LLC was formed in 2014. Trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Tufts University (’09) with graduate study at The University of Chicago (’10), Anthony imparts his Fine Art background into every image he creates. Specialized in fashion photography, portraiture, head shots, and model photography.

For the past 10 years, Anthony has specialized in fashion as well as model portfolios, and has worked with the top modeling agencies in Boston and NYC. Agencies regularly send their models to his studio to create or update their portfolios.

Anthony has worked with Alicia Dane for over 10 years, and considers her to be one of his favorite artists.

Alicia Dane
Alicia DaneHair and Makeup Artist
Alicia Dane has been working with top brands and celebrities for over 10 years. With a focus on natural beauty, Alicia excels in making clients and models look their absolute best, while maintaining industry standards of not looking “over done.” For this reason, she is consistently booked and re-booked and has had the opportunity to work all over the country. Some of her notable celebrity clients have been Meryl Streep, Meghan Markle (Duchess of Sussex), Gordon Ramsey, Chloë Grace Moretz, to name just a few.

In addition to celebrities, Alicia has worked with top brands such as First Aid Beauty, Living Proof, Reebok, Rue La La, CVS, and Converse among many more.

Alicia has established herself as one of the very top hair and makeup artist in New England, and we are so lucky to have her share her knowledge and experience with us!

The Location

You will be learning in Anthony’s fully equipped fashion photography studio in Beverly, MA.  With separate areas for hair and makeup, learning, and photography, the studio will provide a true sense of working in a professional studio space.  Parking lot attached for easy access.  Directly accessible by train from North Station in Boston.  The address is 59 Park St, Beverly, MA 01915.