J. Jared Janas, Designer/Owner

Backstage Artistry


Jared formed Backstage Artistry in 2005 with his former business partner, Rob Greene. With over 20 years in the wig, hair, and makeup industry, his skill set includes building, dressing, and maintaining wigs and facial hair, designing makeup (2D and 3D) for all media, and creating hair designs for all occasions.  His work has been seen in theater, television, and film. He is a proud member of Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Local 798.

In 2017, Jared was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his wig and hair design of the Mint Theatre’s production of Yours Unfaithfully.

Backstage Artistry now works with many wigmakers, makeup artists, and hairstylists to design productions all over the world.

As of 2014, Jared has teamed up with wig, hair, and makeup designer DAVE BOVA to co-design many productions seen on Broadway, off Broadway, regionally, and around the world. Check out Dave’s website for more photos and information. Dave Bova Design

For further information or to book us for your production, please contact us here.