JANET S. SHAFSKY
Professional Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist
Licensed Esthetician/Certified Esthetic Rehabilitation Specialist, Cosmetic Manufacturer
phone: 907-522-4506, cell-907-229-4342 • email: email@example.com • website address: www.impressionsbyjanet.com
Janet S. Shafsky CEO of First and Lasting Impressions, Inc. “Impressions by Janet” Cosmetic’s
Skin and Hair Care Products Made in Alaska with natural Alaskan Ingredients.
I have been fortunate enough to make a career out of MY PASSION.
From the time I was a young girl growing up in Southern California. I always loved the art of makeup and
hair. As the years passed I was lucky enough to be able to make a business out of my love.
I began my career in the fashion industry. I worked as a Makeup Artist / Training Representitive for Almay,
Essentia, Max Factor, Redkin, Sassoon, Borghese and Diane Von Furstenberg.
I also modeled on runways in print work and modeling evening gowns
for Hollywood icon Eva Gabor in the 1970's.
Marriage and moving to Alaska in 1978, I fought to continue my career in the makeup industry.
It was a struggle because the late 70’s was a very natural time, Brooke Shields and bushy eyebrows were
popular and in Alaska (hardly anyone wore makeup). Or had a budget for it.
I moved from the glamour Capital of the world to the wild northwest and the Alaska Pipeline days.
In the 1980’s I worked on various video shoots and freelanced with many of Anchorage’s top photographers
I had two beautiful daughters and I went back to school to become a Licensed Esthetician.
My passion for pleasing my clients and Alaska’s skin care challenges evolved into researching and
developing my own name brand “Impressions by Janet” Alaska’s first Alaskan made cosmetics, skin and
hair products made with natural Alaskan Ingredients and specially manufactured for Alaska’s harsh
In 1990’s filming in Alaska started to really take off and I loved it business was booming.
But in 1991 After spending 3 1/2 months in the hospital on total bed rest to keep my last daughter from being
born too soon. I saw the challenges people endure when they are faced with unfortunate situations.
This incident lead me to expand my career and become a Licensed Esthetic Rehabilatation Specialist.
I work with burn survivors and accident victims. I also teach people how to properly camouflage
scars, vitaligo and port wine stains.
ALASKA FILM GROUP
I started a business in the film industry in Alaska in 1980 before we had a “film industry”. I wasn’t taken
seriously back then due to low budgets and high cost’s of filming in Alaska. I can proudly say now that
sticking to my goal to create a cosmetic industry in Alaska has paid off and with our new Alaska Film
Incentive Tax Revenues.
I know that imitation is a form of flattery and I am proud to say I have paved the way for many women and
men who have followed in my footsteps.
I have continued my passion over for over 30 years Professional Key Makeup Artist
for hundreds of Television Commercials, Video's, Film and Print Work.
“Impressions of Alaska” The Shafsky Girls
My three daughters Jillian, Jennifer and Jessica also share my passion and have been assisting me since
they were very young.
They have learned great work ethic’s and are all very qualified to work professionally with all aspects
of the film industry.
Janet S. Shafsky
CEO First and Lasting Impressions, Inc.
3920 0’Malley Rd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Website Address: www.impressionsbyjanet.com
Alaska Film Group Member since conception.
Alaska is a very beautiful but unforgiving environment to film in. Never underestimate the power of nature.
Our weather can change at the blink of an eye. Our knowledgeable crew’s know how to work safely in
Alaska’s harsh climate. And we love to show off our amazing state’s wildlife, scenery and food.
Please, leave it to the professional people of Alaska to guide you through a safe, fun and healthy shoot!
Makeup Credits to include:
ANDY, JILLIAN ME AND JONATHAN
Pepsi/ Sierra Mist
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL/DISNEY CHANNEL
CONSPIRACY THEORY /JESSE VENTURA
WEATHERPROOF/THE WEATHER CHANNEL
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES/REDTREE PRODUCTIONS
CELEBRITY CRUISE LINES/REDTREE PRODUCTIONS
NBC, MSNBC, FOX, FOX NEWS, CBS, ABC, CNN
“ASAHI” SUPER DRY/
JEWELL” ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT/RANDY TRAVIS PRODUCTIONS
NEIL M’cCOY COUNTRY MUSIC VIDEO
SPECIAL OLYMPICS “ALASKA” Makeup for the STARS”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa Joan Heart, Frankie Nuiez,
MT. ALYESKA PAUL MITCHELL'S “ALASKA’S CELEBRITY SPORTS”
Pierce Brosnan, Richard Dean Anderson, Ian Zerning, James Beluchi,
John Ratsongurger, Michelle Phillips,Sherri Belefont’e, William Shatner,
Patti Hearst, Linda Blair Tim Matthison, Dr.. Ruth Westhimer and
Plus hundreds of wonderful local productions available upon request.