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About Nuance By Nan

Hello! Welcome to Nuance by Nan! My name is Nan Whitehead, and I created Nuance by Nan as a place for women to discover their own personal style with cosmetics and skin care products.
Courage has a lot to do with style and wearing make-up…a woman needs to make the commitment to experiment with color. Make-up is for every woman (young and mature). It's knowing how much or how to little to wear that's important.

When you apply your make-up properly it will enhance the best of what you have. The greatest changes are to those of us who have the plainest faces. It is here we can create extraordinary improvements.

I created Nuance by Nan in 1984 after a career as a professional actress and model. Having been a featured actress in numerous soap operas, commercials and feature films with such stars as Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta and Frank Sinatra, it gave me the opportunity to learn the utmost about make-up application and how to coordinate it with your personality.

I started by guest speaking and demonstrating make-up applications to groups of women. Due to customer demand for quality products and personalized service, I researched and developed cosmetics and a full line of skin care products, packaged them under Nuance by Nan and opened my salon in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Personal service is the key to my successful business growth. Unlike major department stores, I devote as much time as needed to my clients…it's the only way to succeed in business and I learn from my clients as well!

Thank you for visiting Nuance by Nan Cosmetics Online Salon!

Nan Whitehead

Nan Whitehead

Summary of Qualifications

  • Experienced speaker and motivator
  • Qualified trainer / educator
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Sales background
  • Cosmetic Consultant

Experience / Accomplishments

  • Actress – films and soap operas
  • Films – Night Hawks with Sylvester Stallone,
    The First Deadly Sin with Frank Sinatra
  • Soap Operas – featured roles on All My Children,
    Edge of Night, The Doctors, Guiding Light
  • Ford model - print ads and commercials:
    Ivory Soaps 75th Anniversary Baby
    Runway and print modeling plus modeling for charity/fundraising events
  • Owner (1984 – present ) Retail/Service Business
    (Nuance by Nan Cosmetics and Skin Care)

    created a line of quality cosmetics and
    skin care packaged under the Nuance by Nan label

    2 locations of retail stores in NJ

    strong internet business ( which is linked
    from key sites such as ,, and
  • Makeup Artist / Skin Care Consultant:
    makeup and styling for commercial shoots
    (AT&T, Schering Plough, Lucent, Bristol Meyers- Squibb),
    training films and documentaries

    private sessions; camera ready makeup applications for bridal parties,
    makeup for headshots or portfolios, individual or group makeup lessons
    for teens and women, all occasion makeup application lessons for individuals

    public conferences for women in business or women returning to the workplace
  • Featured and Guest Speaker:
    At local events, meetings (such as the British Secretaries Association,
    Hadassah, Professional Women’s Clubs,
    Women in Business Clubs) and social gatherings

    Topics include: motivating women to improve their physical appearance
    makeup application technique, and skin care guidance
  • Published writer:
    “Creating the Illusion of Beauty” – a basic guide for women about
    skin care and step by step makeup application

    Editorials for special feature sections such as Bridal, Health Beauty
    and Fitness, Spring/Fall Fashion, Women in Business

    weekly columns in newspapers on topics of make-up application and skin care tips/info


  • Member of SAG (Screen Actors Guild), AEA (Actors Equity Association)
  • Member AFTRA (American Federation of Radio and Television Artists)
  • Member of American Renaissance Theater - NYC
  • Attend International Beauty Show, HBA Global Expo & Educational Conference to stay
    up to date on current products, techniques and ideas within the industry


  • Monmouth College, NJ
    BA – Speech and Dramatics (Communications)
    Minor - Business
  • Professional Studies for Acting
    Robert Elston - HB Studios
    Robert X Modica – Carnegie Hall
    Script interpretation with Stella Adler
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