PJ Duell has had a passion for entertainment and makeup since he was knee high to a grasshopper. Anytime he had a chance, he submerged himself into the arts. From theater, circus, sideshow and face and body art, he couldn’t get enough and it was his dream to one day own a business of his own doing what he loves. He has been a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist since 2004.


Happy Face FX only uses FDA approved cosmetic/theater grade facepaints and glitter! You can take the worry out of having a facepainter at your event. We use TOP brands such as Wolfe, Mehron, Kryolan and Diamond FX. If you have any questions about what is in these products feel free ask us and we will direct you to the information you desire! You can feel safe in knowing you have a professional working with you.

Here are some places where you may have seen Happy Face FX’s work, just to name a few!

  • Downtown Business Association of Saratoga Springs NY
  • Face Painting at Victorian Street Walk, Travers Fest, Fall Fest
  • Birthdays
  • Bridgeport CT with Center Ring Productions ~PT Barnums World Of Wonder~ Face Painting
  • Clown Fest Seaside Heights New Jersey~ facepainting on the boardwalk
  • Six Flags The Great Escape~ Facepainting for company picnics for Group Sales
  • Six Flags The Great Escape~ Makeup Artist for Fright Fest 07-09
  • Double M Haunted Hayrides~ Makeup artist 05-10
  • Double M Haunted Hayrides Daytime Corn Maze~ Face Painting
  • Glow parties at various Nightclubs
  • Mardi Gras at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs
  • St Pattys Day at the Living Room in Saratoga Springs
  • LARAC June Arts Festival Downtown Glens Falls
  • Take a Bite Festival Downtown Glens Falls
  • Adirondack Balloon Festival Downtown Glens Falls
  • Hometown Holidays xmas festival and tree lighting in downtown Glens Falls
  • Many local theater productions including Rocky Horror, The Wizard of Oz, The Addams Family, Snow Queen, Alice in Wonderland and many more
  • Various Company Picnics
  • Glens Falls Farmers Market