Covid-19 Resource Guide

We recommend using clear signage on set to assist with following COVID-19 protocols. Below is a selection of FREE signage we’ve made to use! Just download the PDF’s from the list below.


  1. .pdf
  2. 1x Color version
  3. 1x B+W version (print on paper color of your choice)
  4. 8.5″x11″ (also prints larger or smaller easily)
  5. We recommend you assign each department a color of your choice

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Covid-19 Resource Guide


Use a hard carrying case and seal all products in bags inside.
Provide space between make-up stations or provide a partition in between.
1 talent per station at a time.
Disinfect stations and equipment between uses.
no double dipping
Clean all hairbrushes and combs with appropriate disinfectant.
Large reusable brushes should be washed with soap and hot water and dried/sterilized in a UV sterilizing box, sealed, and protected while on set.

Talent PPE

Have talent wear a mask when possible (ex. while having their eyes or hair done).
Only remove the actor’s PPE when necessary.
Face shield
Once made up, actors may consider a face shield (as opposed to a mask) to not disturb completed make-up. Make-up artist or hairstylist may handle the placing / removing of face shields on the actor (if the actor prefers).
Consider having the actor show up having done their own hair or make-up (confer with your hair or make-up artist first).

Artist PPE

Wear appropriate ppe for the duration of person-to-person contact.
Plastic Safety Glasses
Lightweight Face Screen
N95 Mask / cloth mask with a filter
Hazmat Suit
If required by special request.
  • DuPont Tyvek Disposable Protective Suit (Amazon)
    These protective suits are breathable so they don’t get too hot, but they stop hazardous particles down to 1 micron in size. The Dupont Tyvek coverall provides excellent tear and puncture resistance.

The Covid Kit

Disposable single-use brushes and applicators
Use disposable applicators on each individual subject for the eyes and lips and when proper disinfectant cannot be guaranteed.
Mix foundation, powders, lipsticks, etc. on a separate clean palette for each individual.
70% Alcohol Spray
  • Non-chemical Recipe: Polish spirits (99% proof) diluted in witch hazel and water
Hand Sanitizer Wipes/Spray
Makeup Trays (Sterilized)
UV Sterilization Tools
  • Illumicide Disinfecting Case (
    A mercury-free, ECO-Friendly, germicidal light to quickly disinfect everything from lipsticks to eyeshadows to brushes in just 3 minutes. Developed by a beauty industry pro In Chicago and is used by both beauty pros and doctors. Has top-notch UV sterilizing capacities!
  • UV Wand
    To sterilize the hair and make up station before unpacking.
To put over talent. Clean & washed.
Washed in hot water with soap.


Barbicide Certifications

BARBICIDE® COVID-19 Certification Course

This program is designed to present the most current information that is pertinent to the Beauty Professional. This information changes daily, but the guidelines for the Professional Beauty industry are likely to remain consistent in the short term. All rules and guidance of individual states must be followed.

BARBICIDE® Certification Course

Completing this free course takes less than an hour earning you a portfolio-ready certificate showing your dedication to infection control.
After you pass the course, you will have the option to instantly print your portfolio-ready certificate with your name on it. Good luck!

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Covid-19 Resource Guide


Plan Preventative Measures

All crew must wear PPE when traveling to set and immediately wash hands before entering the set.
Understand all requirements for cast, crew, and vendor entry onto set.
Plan for additional security and screening time at entry gates.
Schedule additional trips to abide by social distancing.

Limit vehicle capacity

Check with local state and city guidelines for restrictions on max group size. Typically groups are limited to 10 people.
Space out filled vehicle seats to allow for social distancing.

Assign Drivers

Assign a specific driver to each vehicle.

Self-reporting to set will be encouraged

When possible, have cast and crew use their own vehicles to avoid shuttling in groups.

Sanitize / Disinfect / Clean

Sanitize and disinfect vehicles when they’re picked up and after each drop off.
Keep Windows open for ample ventilation (weather permitting).

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Fireside Chats w/ MDS: Lizzy Weinraub @ Cast Partner



This week Lizzy Weinraub from Cast Partner joins Mike to talk about casting in the age of Covid and beyond. Their conversation will focus on the silver lining of this crisis and how it has shifted the landscape and erased borders when it comes to where they look for talent.


Lizzy Weinraub


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Request for Production: Location, Location, Location!



Mike speaks with location scouts and managers to discuss the news that surrounds reopening location shoots in the US and abroad. Also hear their forecasts on what things will look like based on information they’ve been pulling together over the past few weeks.


Andrea Raisfeld

Mark Bodnar

Keith Adams


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Fireside Chats w/ MDS: Clean + Green



This week’s Fireside Chat features three guests in the green and sustainability movements!! We’ll take a look at how to be eco conscious as well as safe and clean in our offices and on-set moving forward.


Emellie O’Brien
Earth Angel

Julie Raskin

Nicole Grossberg
Zero Waste NYC


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