Neck Up Design

Neck Up Design is on line portfolio of Theatrical Hair and Makeup Design. Neck Up Design provides pr

Daniel holds a Bachelors in Musical Theater, Masters in Student Affairs from Ball State University and a license in Cosmetology from the Aveda School Milwaukee. Daniel is the owner of Neck Up Design, LLC: Creating hair and makeup design for theater, events and individuals ( Broadway: Matilda (Wig Swing) Broadway National Tours: Flashdance, Wicked, Elf the Musical, Mamma Mia a

Neck Up Design Salon - Theatrical, Bridal, and Event Hair/Makeup 08/20/2017

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Photos from Neck Up Design's post 01/14/2017

Two more weeks to see me as Tony Whitcomb in the murder mystery SHEAR MADNESS ! For tickets and times go to

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 12/05/2016

Just completed teaching a two day makeup course to students at the Christian Youth Theater. The first day we focused on two looks from my time with Disney Cruiseline. A Pirates of the Caribbean tutorial with a focus on facial hair application, a FROZEN inspired makeup and today was the Blood, Guts and Gore tutorial. These kids are so creative!!

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 11/25/2016

Happy Thanksgiving!! I have been blessed to have so many opportunities this year. My career has taken me all over the world. From the Alamo to Singapore, Graceland to Indonesia and, most recently, to the Caribbean as a wig stylist for Disney Cruiseline. I've designed for some amazing theatrical companies this year. But the biggest THANK YOU goes to my salon guests. You have been so patient as I've pursued these opportunities. I've been humbled to return from work trips to a full salon schedule. I'm honored to have you in my home! Blessings to all those whom I've had the honor of working with this year. XO

Timeline photos 10/18/2016

Check out my hair and makeup designs for ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! We open on Friday!

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 10/14/2016

Before and After Hedwig makeup on Cody.

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 10/06/2016

INTO THE WOODS opens today Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre!! You can see some of my designs in the show! For more information go to

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 07/30/2016

I've began my two month Asian tour of ANNIE. Today was our first day in Jakarta, Indonesia. We had a tour of the Ciputra World Theater this afternoon. Tomorrow I'll lead the Indonesia team in washing and restyling every wig for the show. I'll post more pics from the wig department as thinks progress.

Becoming the Wizard of Oz's Good Witch 07/15/2016

If you're in interested in knowing some of what I am up to check out this article. Tampa's CBS affiliate WTSP followed Rachel Womble as she transforms into Glinda for the National Tour of the Wizard of OZ. I apply the Swarovski Crystals and Style the Glinda wig.

Becoming the Wizard of Oz's Good Witch This isn’t Rachel Womble’s first show , but it holds a special place in her heart.

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 06/16/2016

I haven't posted for awhile. I'm currently touring with the National Touring Company of The Wizard of OZ. I started in San Antonio traveling to Ft. Worth and am now in Memphis, TN. I'm working in the wig/makeup department. Today I did the Wicked Witch makeup/wig quick change (in 10 minutes!) We've been to some amazing performance halls. I'll post more as I go! Next stop Atlanta! XO - Daniel

Beauty and the Beast at Beef and Boards 06/02/2016

Check out my appearance on Fox 59 this morning! I discussed my makeup designs for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST now playing Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Beauty and the Beast at Beef and Boards A tale as old as time…and some amazing makeup too! Daniel Klinger created some stunning looks for characters in the new Beef & Boards Dinner Theater’s presentation of Beauty and the…

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 06/02/2016

Spent the morning at Fox 59 discussing Makeup design for Beef and Boards BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Fox 59 06/02/2016

If you're in the Indy area, I'll be on Fox 59 @9:15am talking about the makeup and costumes for BEAUTY and the BEAST. Stay tuned! You can watch a live feed at

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Photos from Neck Up Design's post 05/12/2016

Had a great photo shoot for the musical ASSASSINS at Buck Creek Players. It opens May 27th.

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 05/11/2016

Building facial appliances for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST . One down, seven to go!

Timeline photos 04/28/2016

I'm shaking, but I did it!! And to educate those who don't know. Kylie Jenner releases her product once a week. It typically sells out in 5 minutes. I happened to see she was restocked and opening her site at 4:22. After clicking refresh a thousand times, the site opened. I clicked on 6 lip colors, hit check out and typed in my information and credit card information as fast as my little fingers would allow. I landed two out of the six selected! The 16 year old girl residing inside me is very pleased!! Lol. I'll post a product review when they arrive. Eeeeeee!!!

Kylie Cosmetics℠ 04/28/2016

For all of you makeup junkies. I received an alert that Kylie Jenners Lip Kits and Glosses are being restocked in a few minutes. Mama is at the ready with his credit card! I'll keep you posted!

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Timeline photos 04/21/2016

My home has exploded with wigs! BAT BOY vs. The ADDAMS FAMILY!

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 04/08/2016

Mama went shopping today. I wanted to highlight some of my finds. First, if you're VIB Rouge you will have received a 15% coupon in the mail or online. Use it soon!

I'm LOVING Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Heathers. (I wanted Veronica to round out the set, but it's sold out). The pigment is gorgeous!

Too Faced has just come out with a new eye-shadow Palette called Sweet Peach (it even smells like peaches). I was concerned the shadows would be for a specific audience like Urban Decays Naked 3 Palette. I'm happy to report the shades cross all skin tones. And the formulation is beautiful. Very little fall-off and very blendable shades. A fun Palette for Spring/Summer.

I ran into Crystal, the Regional Rep for TARTE COSMETICS, I asked for a good Blush Palette. She produced TARTIEST in four usable shades. TARTE uses a clay formula which is great for folks with oily skin. This Palette hasn't been officially released, but look for it at Sephora and Ulta soon!

Lastly, I made a stop into LUSH and was excited to find soap tins ($3.45) that fit my L'Occitane Verbena Soap. I use the soap to clean my makeup brushes.

I grabbed some lip pencils from MAC and cashed in some Sephora points for skin care products. All in all a successful shopping spree!

Timeline photos 04/07/2016

Mark your calendars! BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL is coming to Theater On The Square April 29-May 21, 2016. In addition to being the Wig and Makeup Designer, I will be performing with this amazing cast! The musical is based on a 1980's tabloid alleging to discover a Bat Boy living in the caves of West Virginia. The music is excellent and the script is dark and humorous. You don't want to miss this production! For more information and to purchase tickets go to (Hair and Makeup by Me, Photography by Zach Rosing)


My Sigma brushes and brush case just arrived! I'm a makeup addict and proud!!

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 02/23/2016

Hello dolls! I've let some time pass since my last product review. I have three today I think you are going to love! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

There is only one brow product I will use and that's Anastasia Beverly Hills. Recently, I have been playing with the Dipbrow waterproof pomade. And I LOVE it!! I've included a link to a video demonstrating how to use the product. ABH has designed a brow brush that is the perfect tool for your browdip (or with the brow shadow). There are 11 colors to choose from. $18

I've posted my love for Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Liquid Lipstick ($21). They've come out with Melted Chocolate and Mama loves it!! Melted Chocolate comes in 6 cocoa-powder infused shades. I'm obsessed with Chocolate Diamonds. It is a metallic chocolate with high drama. I recommend applying over the MAC Chicory Lip Pencil for definition.

Lastly, Buxom Cosmetics Customizable Eyeshadow Palette is fabulous with a great price tag! For $40 you receive a palette and the choice of 6 shadows (from over 40 shades). Buxom has some beautiful shadows. My favorite is the high pigment Platinum. You can purchase at Sephora. I spoke with Ulta and they will be carrying Buxom at the end of February.

Review: Sweeney Todd from Actors Theatre of Indiana 02/12/2016

Another great review for the Actors Theater of Indiana's SWEENEY TODD!! (featuring my wigs!) This production closes on Sunday. Check it out if you're in the area.

Review: Sweeney Todd from Actors Theatre of Indiana Don Farrell as Todd is downright ghoulish

Timeline photos 02/10/2016

If you are in the Indy area this weekend, I will be hosting a Drag Show at the Monkeys Tale in Broad Ripple. The show is this Saturday Feb. 13. First show is at 11pm and the second at 1am. Broad Ripple's Got Drag

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 01/09/2016

Wanted to share a Judy Garland makeover/transformation on Georgie Tiepen for the play PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND. Goals were to make the eyes larger by adding a n**e pencil on the lash line(MAC Cosmetics), Darkened pupil (can be achieved by a dark brown cosmetic contact lense), Darken the eyebrow (Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil in Dark Brown or Chocolate) and reduce the arch and to create a fuller lip with a Mac Lip Pencil in Brick and a matte lip color in tarte cosmetics Jump Lip in Envy. Contour to reshape face with Kat Von D Contour Palette. Wig and Makeup by Daniel Klingler, Photography by Ed Stewart. For more information and tickets go to

Photos from Neck Up Design's post 12/01/2015

I've been a busy Christmas Elf! I have wig and makeup designs in THE PURDUE CHRISTMAS SHOW opening this weekend and A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Beef and Boards opening this weekend. Wig Designs in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Indiana Repertory Theater and A VERY PHOENIX CHRISTMAS at the Phoenix Theater. Support Theater and have a Happy Holidays!!

Timeline photos 11/18/2015

Finished the wig for the Purdue Christmas Show. This year's main character will be the Ice Queen. She hates Christmas, but I'm confident the Purdue Glee Club will instill the love of the Holidays into her icy spirit.

Timeline photos 11/12/2015

Just heard from my publisher Idiot's Guides EVERYDAY MAKEUP SECRETS is being reprinted!! Thanks to everyone who has supported the book! Remember the book will make great Holiday gifts!! (hint hint)

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