Tomiko Taft - Makeup Artist Extraordinaire

As Toad & Co. joins us once again for their catalog photoshoot, we wanted to highlight their make-up artistry master and beauty doctor, Tomiko Taft, a crucial part of their production team. From fashion editorials to the silver screen or the music industry to weddings and personal celebrity clients, her skills and expertise extend far beyond catalog shoots.  Born in Westlake, she transplanted to Santa Barbara in '92 and boy has her career blossomed. With over ten years of high-end cosmetic knowledge, she has been featured in Santa Barbara Magazine, California Style Magazine, Style Me Pretty and more. From natural effortless looks, to striking edginess or stunning glamour make-up this wonderwoman does it all— loving it all the while. Tomiko is driven by her passion to bring out the dynamic beauty of all her clients and does just that — accentuates and celebrates all of their own unique beauty! 

"My favorite type of work is fashion photo shoots. It is so fun to be around creative people and all the clothes, jewelry, bags etc. I have been to so many cool and beautiful places on shoots that I may never have come across otherwise, like Rose Story Farm and Knapps Castle. I also enjoy going to see my regular clients. It doesn't feel like work, more like catching up with friends." 

For more info or to get into contact with Tomiko click HERE!

 Touch-ups are essential during those long days on set.

Touch-ups are essential during those long days on set.

 A make-up junkies dream tool set.

A make-up junkies dream tool set.

 Oh the possibilities are endless.

Oh the possibilities are endless.

 A few of the numerous clients and magazines Tomiko has worked for.

A few of the numerous clients and magazines Tomiko has worked for.

 Plus I forgot to mention, she has the cutest fur baby you ever did see! Eddie the Pomeranian and teddy bear look a like.

Plus I forgot to mention, she has the cutest fur baby you ever did see! Eddie the Pomeranian and teddy bear look a like.

 Tomiko and Eddie in the loft.

Tomiko and Eddie in the loft.