Sophia Lenore, Hair & Makeup Artist Turned Entertainment Journalist


Sophia Lenore is a well-known and respected hair and makeup artist within the film and television industry. Recently Sophia Lenore has added beauty and entertainment journalist to her resume. Sophia Lenore is a new fresh addition to the entertainment industry in the field of journalism. She brings a modern yet lighthearted spin to her reporting which makes her a favorite among some celebrities to talk to. Sophia Lenore’s carefree and relateable personality makes her seem real and not phony like some celebrity journalists. She cares about her readers and followers, what they want is important to her. However Sophia Lenore also cares about the people she interviews, which is why she avoids scandalous stories that are based on lies.

” I refuse to perpetuate  false and fictitious stories. My readers visit my website to obtain reliable news about their favorite celebrities, if I were to report lies and untruths I would be cheating my readers and ruining my credibility and that is not what I am about”. -Sophia Lenore.

Sophia Lenore is trying to bring a new and interesting spin on celebrity reporting. Hopefully the world is ready and willing to embrace what she has to offer.


Feb 2012 03

Tocarra Jones

As a working hair and makeup artist I get the opportunity to work with many types of models, actors, singers, comedians and socialites. Some of the people that I have worked with have become friends or close acquaintances of mine, however the most underrated and unappreciated people that I have worked with in the industry are plus-sized models.

My plus-sized model friends and colleagues have very successful modeling careers (in many cases they are more successful than the skinny models) but receive little to no respect or appreciation in the industry.

Originally plus size-models were only hired to model clothing targeted for full figured men and women. Now plus-sized models are hired for almost everything. You can find plus-sized models in advertisements for cosmetics, footwear, sunglasses, watches, household products and pharmaceutical companies. The opportunities for work as a plus-size model are endless. Even the title plus-sized model has evolved over the years. Now the term plus-size model is synonymous with full-figured model, extended-sized model and outsize model (not sure if I dig that last title).

With the success of the plus-size modeling industry designers are beginning to pay attention to the earning potential of plus-size clothing lines. Plus-sized models have excelled from the pages of fashion magazines and window display advertisements to the catwalks of New York and Paris.  Fashion designers Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano both used plus-size models  in their Paris shows. Italian plus-size fashion house Elena Mirò now regularly stages biannual prêt-à-porter shows during Fashion Week in Milan. Mark Fastand and William Tempest each used plus-size models during their own London Fashion Week showings.

Leading modeling agencies like Karin models, Ford models and Wilhelmina have developed plus-sized divisions. A  large number of other reputable agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Australia have all developed plus-sized divisions to cater to the growing industry.

So why all the disrespect?! My friends who are plus-sized models tell me that although they are in demand and are having relatively good success as models, the industry treats them like an ugly step sister! Although plus-size modeling is a growing lucrative addition to the modeling industry plus-models get the least amount of praise and respect. Mainstream skinny models continue to get all the admiration and applause.

Plus-size modeling continues to receive criticism in and outside of the modeling industry. Many industry insiders feel that plus-size modeling may be setting a bad example for women and how they should look. They advocate that promoting and openly accepting full figured models may lead to women believing that having an unhealthy lifestyle (being over weight)  is acceptable. Some fashion designers have openly criticized full figured models and have yet to embrace the plus-size modeling industry.

In my opinion it is their loss! So keep your head up because your day of praise will come, but in the meantime make that money girls!!

And now you’re in the know…




Feb 2012 03

Entertainment Journalist and American Hair & Makeup Artist Sophia Lenore

In July 2011 hairstylist and makeup artist to the stars, Sophia Lenore, decided to make Berlin, Germany, her third home to accommodate her celebrity and socialite clients. Until recently celebrity hair and makeup artist Sophia Lenore spent her time flying back and forth between her two homes in New York City and Miami, Florida. “Now I just need a place in California” Sophia stated in an interview with Miami Very Social Magazine. Sophia Lenore is married to retired tennis player turned pro athlete trainer, Philipp Halfmann, whose busy tennis touring schedule greatly influenced Sophia’s decision to relocate to Berlin, Germany. “Both my schedule and my husband’s schedule were getting so chaotic. I was traveling all over the place for photo shoots, films, television shows, runways shows you name it! Phil’s schedule was just as crazy because he was spending 6 months in America and 6 months in Europe touring and training athletes. So, I thought, why don’t I just start working more in Europe myself?” So after making the decision to move to Europe 3 months later Sophia was on a plane to Berlin with 15 suitcases. “I never travel light”. Sophia laughs.

Sophia Lenore’s arrival in Berlin, Germany, was abrupt and noticed by many! “As soon as I arrived in Berlin I got so busy!! Suddenly I had new agents, new clients, several new projects, a slew of new hair and makeup assistants, and a new title to add to my resume”. Sophia Lenore is the new School Director as well as the Director of Education at Yab Academy for hair and makeup.

However Sophia finds the balance and never shows signs of being overwhelmed.” I will never allow myself to become so busy that my clients in America and Europe, who have grown dependent and accustomed to having me available to them, can’t even get me on the phone”. “I am always taking new clients, and signing on for new projects. If I am available and in town you can book me, there is no ego here”.