I have worked as a professional freelance Make-Up Artist and Hairdresser for 20 years, predominantly in the Film Industry, but also covering Weddings, Events, Red Carpet, Commercials and Photographic.
In 1996 I gained a BA Honours Degree at London College of Fashion in ‘Hair & Make Up for the Performing Arts’.
I bring the skills developed from working within many varied fields and on a vast array of people from Actors & Actresses such as Elizebeth Olson, Demi Moore, Catherine Zeta Jones, Tom Hardy & Guy Pearce to Brides, Pop Stars & Stunt men - working under serious amounts of pressure on busy film sets, to more relaxed & intimate settings such as weddings.
I was born into a film industry family, my Mother owned ‘Wig Specialities’, a very successful company in Marylebone, Central London, which was a hub for film industry talent & make-up artists from the 70’s. She made the wigs for many Hollywood Blockbusters, including designing and making the famous Princess Leia plaits in “Star Wars” and “Superman’s” unmistakable Kiss Curl. It was also where I was trained in Hairdressing as a young teenager, by the most respected and talented film Hairdressers in the country. So its no surprise then that I started my career in films and have been lucky enough to travel extensively with my work to countries including Australia, South Africa, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Prague, France, Spain, Denmark, Serbia & Hungary.
Feature Films I have worked on include ‘James Bond – The World is not enough’, ‘Pirates of The Caribbean – On Stranger Tides’ and ‘X men – First Class’.
In 2011 I married a Film man, and in 2013 we had our first son Oscar, shortly followed by Albie in 2015. Since then I have also been teaching at some of London’s most prestigious film make-up academies – “Delamar Academy of Make-Up & Hair” at Ealing Studios, OSCAR & BAFTA winning “Christine Blundell’s Make Up Academy” and BAFTA winning “Jeanne Richmond’s London School of Media Make Up”.