We had the good fortune of connecting with Harper Leblanc and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Harper, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Creative individualism

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist. I do Red Carpet, Press and Fashion Editorial. Press is following a celebrity through their Press day which may include The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Entertainment Tonight, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America and more. Interviews with International Shows as well.

I’ve traveled the world for the love of fashion to Italy, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Beijing, Tibet, Africa and other destinations throughout the world. Fashion, although it paid for flights and accommodations, editorial work generally pays very little. At the time, I was a single mom trying to balance Advertising Bookings with my love for Editorial. My previous agency thought I should spend less time doing Fashion Editorial due to the fact that it didn’t make enough commission.

Another agency was pushing me toward Dillards ecommerce work. I Flew to Arkansas for a week trial to oversee three sets as well as doing Makeup and Hair. The Agent came back and said they wanted to hire me for three months. I decided not to go in that direction, even though at the time they offered me a day rate of a $1,000, totaling $90,000. I then moved into a new market, which was risky at the time, as I needed money. I told the Agent I’m dropping their representation to pursue Celebrity work. This was a turning point in my career.

This gave me an opportunity to show my work to Darin Barnes and his team at Exclusive Artist Management. He is a native to LA with many Hollywood/New York relationships.

I’ve done Press and Red Carpet to include legends Ian McShane, Warren Beatty, Isbella Rossellini, Willem Defoe, Peter Fonda, Adam West, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, Beau Bridges.

And Celebs, Jennifer Tilly, Reid Scott, Patton Oswalt, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Stormare, Joel Kinnaman, Tommy Lee Jones, Corey Stroll, Rosanna Arquette, Ashton Sanders, Henry Golding, Millicent Simmonds, Taye Diggs, Ludicrous, KJ Apa, Matthew Modine, Olivia Cheng, Maye Musk, Chrissy Metz and more.
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My career has brought me down many paths, but, I have always followed my heart, as I continue to have as much or more passion for my work!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

The Perch eat on a glamorous rooftop setting with French small plates, handcrafted cocktails & grand views of the city.
448 S Hill, Los Angeles
213.802.1770
Tangaroa Fish Market
12604 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles
Menu: tfmraw.com
Neon Cruise Tour
Please add J. Eric Lynxwiler

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Darin Barnes and the team at Exclusive Artist Management

darin@eamgmt.com
agents@eamgmt.com

Website: www.eamgmt.com/harper

Instagram: harperartist

Linkedin: Harper Leblanc

Twitter: Harperartist!

Other: Mobile 917.399.3642

Image Credits
Daniel Sahlberg (Joel Kinnaman) Junseob Yoon (Maye Musk) also note Makeup me (Hair Frankie Payne) Chrissy Metz Hair me (Makeup Motoko)

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