- Dyana is a very talented, experienced and creative artist. I've worked with her several times and was very impressed with her techniques. She is very reliable and knowledgeable in her craft. If you are looking for someone who is professional in all situations, Dyana fills the bill.
Director of Photography, Video and Web Developer at RiotScience Productions
January 8, 2019, Aris was a client of Dyana’s
Photographer, Producer, Video Strategist, Filmmaker, VOA & OCT
February 18, 2018, Brad was a client of Dyana’sAs the personal makeup artist to celebrities and top fashion models, Dyna creates looks that are flawless and accentuate one’s natural beauty. Her passion when working on projects is always at the forefront. Always one of my favorites to bring in on fashion,advertising, and personal projects.
Brett Dorrian Benedict
Photographer + Media Makeup Artist (Business • Branding • Lifestyle)
January 16, 2018, Dyana worked with Brett in the same groupI met Dyana Aives in 2010, and worked with her first as an instructor, then as a mentor. As an instructor, Dyana demonstrated a drive and motivation to truly help students succeed. I was her student for beauty and airbrushing, and with every task assigned, Dyana presented with clarity and coaching to ensure that no student was overlooked in times of detailed hands-on understanding with technique and product. She made sure that all lesson take-aways were engrained so that no student was just rushed off and onto the next thing. Dyana took care to serve her students as a knowledgeable and personable instructor. Dyana’s artistry and approach to business is to be complimented. She was very good to not only teach us how to do makeup, but how to be makeup artists and represent ourselves professionally to make it in our industry. As she does with her own work, and as an instructor, she has a larger picture view of the needs of the situation. Just like being a piece of the whole on set, in a classroom, Dyana is able to include, encourage, and illustrate everything we needed to know to launch with skill and confidence. Dyana was able to reach students of all levels in a meaningful way that went beyond simple theory and demo. She has become a foundational mentor in my work as a prominent artist in my market and as a studio owner for media artists, providing the same kind of mentoring and encouragement that I was shown. Dyana was an outstanding inspiration in helping me define my career and life goals, and inspired me to take the steps I needed to take to get to where I knew I needed to be. When you begin to find real success, you have to look back at those who made an impact. When I look back, Dyana is there. Dyana has always developed genuine relationships with those she has worked with and taught. Dyana has made a valuable mark on the evolution of the makeup artistry education community. Regardless of where she is and what she is doing, she makes a difference, inspires, and mentors.
Instructor at Drama Works Academy
January 2, 2017, Dyana worked with Ryun in the same groupHighly professional, and a great personality.
- I worked with Dyana on a spec Coca Cola commercial. Dyana did well with the makeup/hair tasks required of her. She was creative in her approach and collaborated well with the stylist.
QUE Productions, NY-Unique Video Production and Marketing Company
December 12, 2016, Nick was a client of Dyana’sMy name is Nick Karis, I am currently the multimedia director at QUE Productions. I had the pleasure of working with Dyana on several projects. Dyana's outgoing and energetic spirit always brightened our sets. Dyana's ability to handle the work under pressure situations was flawless. Her skills as a makeup artist and hair stylist where exceptional and her love for her craft was easily noticed by all. I would recommend Dyana for any production considering her services. Nick Karis Director of Multimedia QUE Productions
- I have known Dyana for a long time and would hire her again for her excellent make-up and people skills.
Director - Cinematographer at St Marks Pictures LLC
October 3, 2015, Tim reported directly to DyanaAs a Director of Photography and Director, making things look great is my business be on film or TV. I'm completely grateful to having worked with Dyana as part of the visual team. Her eye, expertise and overall professionalism helped get my talent looking their best. As one who considers make up the best "special effect" in my arsenal, Dyana is a true artist. She's a gift to any production.
Photographer + Producer + Photo Art Director + Videography
August 23, 2015, Lisa was a client of Dyana’sDyana is a wonderful and spirited creative to have on set. She brings, not only expertise with her tools of the trade, but her fun personality that warms the entire crew. She listens, contributes and participates fully in the assignment or project she takes on. She sould be on your top ten list for make-up artists.
Violation Department Coordinator at City5 Consulting
August 18, 2014, James managed Dyana directlyDyana is a consummate professional who is always conscious of what is happening in front of the camera while managing a department removed from set. She is able to achieve many, many looks from horror and blood effects type work to highest-end glamour. I have seen her work with all skin types, complexions, races and ages with equal aplomb. I recommend her unreservedly.
A Jane of All Trades with a focus on Special Event Production, Entertainment Booking and Community Outreach.
August 17, 2014, Dyana worked with Nicole in the same groupDyana does stellar work. She has an easy going personality which puts everyone at ease. She executed the vision of director perfectly and worked well in an ever changing environment while maintaining consistency and professionalism. I wish she could do my makeup daily as she is a delight and a talent. Hire her, you will not regret it.
Paralegal / Office Administrator at ANN A. THOMSON, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
August 16, 2013, Andrea worked with Dyana but at different companiesDyana is a seasoned make-up artist with a resume that is sure to impress. I've seen her transform people in amazing ways (high fashion to horror/gore); she's worked on major motion pictures and most recently with/on some of the "higher-ups" at Vanity Fair Mag in NY. She'll accomplish whatever look you're going for with the added bonus of exercising your stomach muscles as she applies not only make-up but her outrageous sense of humor - I love this girl!
Damon R. Smith
Producer / Production Manager / Coordinator / Office Manager at Various Corporate Experiential Marketing Companies
August 16, 2013, Damon R. was a client of Dyana’sDyana is a wonderful make-up artist to work with. She brings years of experience and creativity to every task or challenge given. I would recommend her for all types of projects from High Fashion Photography to Feature Films. DRS
Producer and owner of Ducks In A Row
August 16, 2013, Kenneth was a client of Dyana’sDyana, is very experienced, creative and joy to work with. I have and continue to work with her.
- Dyana is an excellent stylist and I count on her for expert advice and great results. It's hard to find someone who is fantastic at make-up AND hair but she aces both. As an actress, I work with different stylists all the time. When I'm paying for the shoot, I only hire Dyana.
Fashion, Style and Beauty Blogger / Influencer at Yael Steren
August 16, 2012, Yael was a client of Dyana’sI hired Dyana after seeing a look she did for Olivia Palermo at the VMA's. I absolutely loved my experience with Dyana. She had wonderful makeup recommendations and great tips for applying makeup as well. I am very particular with makeup, and Dyana exceeded my expectations. I can confidently recommend her services!
Director - Cinematographer at St Marks Pictures LLC
August 16, 2012, Tim managed Dyana directlyI worked with Dyana on both features and commercial work as a DP and as a director, respectively. I wouldn't hesitate to hire or recommend her. Her level of craft and professional attitude not only keep the talent at ease and on set on time but most importantly, looking good. My only regret is that her skill level will eventually make her more difficult to book. She's a real excellent find.
- Dyana is the consummate professional. She will do all that it takes to complete a job and MORE. Her work is stunning and frankly we are happy to have her sure hand for all of our projects
- Dyana is responsive, skilled at her craft, and a true professional. If you're in need of a competent makeup artist for any type of video shoot or motion picture project, I would not hesitate recommending her.
Hairstylist at Exclusive Artist Management
September 14, 2011, Christopher worked with Dyana but at different companiesI met Dyana 15 years ago on a photo shoot. I was instantly blown away by her talent and her dedication to her art. 15 years later, I am proud to not only be her friend but someone that I enjoy working with and collaborating with. She is by far the most talented and creative makeup artist I have ever met and also one of the most special people I know. She has amazing vision, versatility and is someone you just love to be around. Her body of work is very impressive. I can't recommend Dyana enough -she is a true artist, a true talent and a wonderful person.
On-Air Global Beauty Expert/ Multimedia Content Creator Founder: Around The World Beauty Inc
April 24, 2010, Dyana worked with Stephanie in the same groupDyana is a free spirited talented artist with years in the business. Her makeup is flawless and her professionalism on set is what I seek to inspire too . I'm lucky enough to have Dyana Aives as a mentor and has a fellow NYC Makeup Artist that always works beyond expectations.
Benefits Coordinator and ATS/LMS administrator. I've got personality, attention to detail and tech abilities! I can wear many hats. Toss me your hat and let’s go! Open to New Opportunities
February 11, 2010, Marina was a client of Dyana’sDyana Aives is one of the most creative, dynamic and talented artists I have ever worked with. Dyana's personality and ability to transform even the average girl into a supermodel sets her apart in a field where artistry sometimes can be lost. I would highly recommend Dyana for any project - there is no one else like her in this industry!
President of CEC - Creative Entertainment Connections
June 26, 2009, Laura was a client of Dyana’sDyana is a highly skilled MUA with a great eye and touch. We are proud to represent her here at CEC.
Features Design Director at New York Post & Alexa
June 15, 2009, toni was a client of Dyana’sDyana is a creative, energetic, personable and talented MUA. We had a difficult shoot and she was punctual, patient and stuck it out the whole way, especially with as many obstacles we had that day. She is on top of her game and a very talented and creative person as you can see in her work. Worked well within our budget and I would be happy to hire her again without hesitation.
Artist in Residence, Arts Educator, Teacher and Curator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
June 13, 2009, Kelli reported directly to DyanaDyana is a sheer joy to work with. Her upbeat, high-energy and personable attitude are truly key ingredients to her success. Not only is she an amazing makeup artist, she is very professional.
- It is with pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Dyana Aives, who has provided her exceptional make up artist skills for our recent science fiction short film ‘LOVEBUG’. I have worked closely with Dyana as Producer in charge of Production and have found her to be extremely competent and enjoyable to work with. She is bright, innovative, and dependable. Valuable make up artists are difficult to find and with that said I give you my highest recommendation with confidence that Dyana Aives will use her experience and abilities to serve other filmmakers confidently and with great skill.
June 11, 2009, Angelique worked with Dyana but at different companiesDyana exudes a love of art, color and texture in her work which explains her phenomenal success as a makeup artist. She is always an absolute pleasure to work with and consistently delivers outstanding results beyond my expectations!
producer at Major Motion Pictures
September 8, 2008, eve worked with Dyana in different groupsDyana is an exceptional hair stylist and a great wit. I would hire her for all of my movies!