At This Hospital, Trans Women Get Makeup Lessons With Their Surgeries
A program at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center helps patients confidently transition with makeup workshops.
Unlike cisgender women, many transgender women do not usually have the chance to learn how to do their own makeup. To overcome that learning curve, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles offers two makeup programs: one personalized makeup lesson at the hospital post-surgery and workshops with other transgender women after discharge.
Kris Jorgensen is a professional makeup artist with MAC Cosmetics and a Cedars-Sinai volunteer who teaches workshops on how to apply makeup. As Jorgensen says, "Makeup application should be as unique as the person applying it." The makeup programs are part of the many services offered under the Transgender Health and Surgery program at Cedars-Sinai.
If you are interested in participating or are a makeup artist interested in volunteering, reach out to Camille Camello at CamelloC@cshs.org.