Prior to Blasco’s schools, the professional makeup artist industry was rampant with nepotism and gender bias. Whereas today makeup artistry is available to all who want to pursue it, the professional industry in the ‘40s and ‘50s was dominated by men and those who had a personal relationship with someone in the industry. Blasco’s schools were the first to introduce qualified female makeup artists into the television and film industry, some of whom have gone on to win Academy Awards and Emmy Awards for their work. His schools are known for their inclusivity, proudly welcoming artists of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
Blasco himself has worked as a makeup artist in the film and television industry since 1964. Having apprenticed with some of the world’s most well-known and renowned makeup artists, he continues to refine the classic methods he was taught in order to gift them to the modern generation of makeup artists. Today, his career continues through his complete line of professional makeup products as well as through his social media platforms, where he continues to teach and build relationships with many aspiring makeup artists.