With over 30 years of experience in Make Up and Hair Design, San Francisco-based artist, Miles Berdache, is sought after from coast to coast for a flawless, polished style and an exquisite attention to detail. A former graphic artist, whose work in make up has spanned multiple disciplines in print, film, stage and commercial artistry, Miles melds in his work a penchant for perfection with a passion for fresh, innovative styling.
"My passion for artistic transformation really began as a child with a "Barbie Color'N Style" bust that a neighbor girl (reluctantly) gifted me...well, that and makeovers for anyone who would sit still long enough. I soon learned that absolute beauty could be achieved with a little make up and a keen eye for placement...and the magic began."
Miles honed his natural ability through years of professional training that included the Lamson Academy of Cosmetology, Make Up Designory (MUD), freelance assignments with Laura Mercier, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Make Up For Ever, as well as, a Regional Make Up Artist and Trainer for Borghese.
After Training as a Commercial Artist and Stylist, Miles broadened his scope into film, music, television and print. Major print clients have included Lucky, French Cosmopolitan, Vanidades, People, Time, Newsweek and Money Magazine. Commercial and Advertising clients have included Apple, Macy's, Wal-mart, Melvyn's and Land's End. Music and television clients have included Clive Davis, Mariska Hargitay, Lennon Murphy, HDTV, Video Music Awards and The Food Network.
Whether working with celebrities or powerful women, Miles' success is derived from his ability to tailor his creative vision to the unique essence of the individual or assignment and he is known for leveraging his deep knowledge and understanding of the History of Make Up to find the fresh innovative expressions, whether natural or avant-garde.
"I love to witness the transformation process with the women I work with. They begin to sit taller, hold their head higher, and I know they get more confident and self assured. It's beautiful!"
Currently, Miles is expanding his devotion to this amazing industry by working with influential women, who command a media presence, to develop the skills necessary to perfect the visual message that best reflects their brand. the next evolution of Miles' unique brand is an extension of the attention to detail the he brings to everything he does.
"I feel I have been entrusted with a talent that must be shared with all women...I have the skills and expertise to help them focus on what they do best and feel confident knowing that they will look flawless doing it."
Miles enjoys sharing his time with like-minded thought leaders and creatives in all industries and continues to expand his own personal development while perfecting his craft. Locally, Miles is honored to be a member of the Chico Chamber of Commerce and an active member of Soroptimist, raising money and helping to benefit women girls in the community, as well as, globally. Miles shares his life, love and passions with his best friend and husband, Richard, and their fury and feathered children, Bodi and Echo.