Learn from established industry professionals
If you are looking to start a career in make-up artistry, what better way to learn the art of make-up then to be taught by established industry names?
Amanda has enlisted some of the top professional make-up artists and designers in London to create the perfect education in professional media make-up.
Amanda has worked with some of the most famous faces in TV, music videos and advertising, working as a designer, make-up artist and personal artist.
Amanda’s clients include artists such as:
Graham Norton, John Malkovich, Alesha Dixon, Alicia Silverstone, Ricky Gervais, Beverley Knight, John Barrowman, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Michael Flatley, Isabella Rossellini and Andrew LLoyd Webber to name just a few. Amanda’s has design shows for the BBC, ITV, Ch4, Ch5 and Sky1. She has created looks for Red Carpet Events such as the Classical Brit Awards, BAFTA EMI & SONY.
TV productions Include: ‘The Graham Norton Show’ ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ ‘The Apprentice’ ‘Pressure Pad”National Lottery Awards’ ‘Loose Women’ ‘Tonight’s The Night’ ‘An Idiot Abroad’
Drama & Film include: Angus Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging, Benidorm, Mr Selfridge, Boomers.
Magazines include: Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, OK, Heat, Daily Mail and Out.
Advertising campaigns include: Head & Shoulders, Dove, Adidas, Clearasil, Halifax, SONY Bravia.
Working as an international Makeup artist Nicci Jackson’s career has spanned over 20 years. Her passion for the art of makeup has led her to become a sought after expert in her field as well as a renowned educator.
Nicci is an ambassador for The Safe Beauty Association and advocate for safe beauty practice within makeup artistry, She has collaborated with some of the industry’s leading celebrities, brands, publications, productions and pop bands. She has worked in all sectors of the industry including editorial, runway, celebrities, advertising, film, theatre, television & training. In 1995 her work was presented to her Majesty the Queen.
Nicci is a fresh and focused artist who takes control of every job she works on with confidence and exceptional talent. She has keyed fashion week shows and recently headed the makeup team for Prince Williams Grand Prix opening party at Blenheim Palace.
Her editorial, advertorial and show credits include, GQ, S Magazine, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Very, Express Magazine, Now Magazine, Fabulous, Bliss, Mail on Sunday, MTV, Reebok, Nokia, Virgin Atlantic, Magnum Ice Cream, Nescafe,, X BOX, Schwarzkopf, London Fashion Week, South African Fashion Week, Henry Holland, Jockey Lingerie, Billabong and the A1 Grand Prix.
Louise Has been a highly successful make-up artist for over 20 years working in film, fashion, television and theater. She regularly makes up famous faces and also lectures in media make-up throughout the UK. She has written HND and Btec National Diploma Courses in Media Make-up and currently contributes to various TV and radio programmes as well as working on some of the most popular films and TV series in the country.
Louise also runs her own cosmetics and pro brushes line www.louiseyoungcosmetics.com which sells world wide and is regularly featured in fashion magazines such as Elle, Glamour and Vogue.
Tricia has helped create cutting edge looks for some of London’s finest elite designers such as Armani, Bruce Oldfield, Emilio Dela Morena, Jaeger, Issa and many more. Having gained a wealth of experience Tricia was given opportunities to work on major advertising campaigns such as Agent Provocateur, Max Factor, music promos featuring the likes of Joss Stone, various fashion shoots, shows and events.
During this time Tricia was noticed for her natural skills and soon established a creative career of her own dealing in all aspects of the industry, beauty, catwalk, commercial, editorial, fashion, music promos & primetime television shows and celebrity red carpet events such as “The Brits”.
Throughout her career Tricia has had the pleasure of working with many top models, musicians and actors, to name a few, Alice Dellal, Brooke Shields, Denise Van Outen, Erin O’Connor, Greta Scacchi and Kelly Brook. Her work has adorned the covers of Cosmopolitan, Tatler, Top Sante, Fabulous, ES, Random, Quintessentially and many more.
Hair Designer of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ for 4 years, Hair Designer of ‘Dancing on Ice ‘ for 3 years, Hair Designer of ‘Pop Star to Opera Star’ and personal hair stylist to numerous red carpet celebrities, Paul helps you to understand how to create and break down the hairstyles seen in fashion, music videos and dance shows and teaches you the skills to achieve them.
Lisa has experience working on, TV (Live), documentary’s, editorial and primarily commercials since 1998. Which includes contemporary and period productions across all formats including HD. Lisa has a background in Motor Sports, vintage hairstyling, make up and SFX. Lisa also curates for festivals and events and designs fashion shows, coordinating large numbers of hair & make up artists and consulting for beauty brands.
Clients include : Hello Magazine, Lily Allan, Amanda Stretton, Rolex Magazine, James Morrison, Leigh Francis (Keith Lemon), Tesco Magazine, Louise Redknapp and Kate Humble (personal), Radio Times, Yasmin Le Bon, Cartier, Polo Magazine, Kevin Spacey and Wayne Hemingway.
Lee started in the business as a Hairdresser firstly as Artistic Director for the renowned Pierre Alexandre Salon then owning his own Salon in Manchester. In the mid 80’s he started working as a Make-Up Artist on high profile Editorial Shoots & Fashion Shows working for Chanel, Versace & Ungaro in London, Paris & Milan from 1989-2001 he was personal Hair & Make-Up Artist to Judy Finnigan & Richard Medley on ‘This Morning’ at Granada TV. Lee has also had the pleasure of working with many ‘Celebrities’ including Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, The Spice Girls, Ricky Martin, Faye Dunneway, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Lulu, Cilla Black, Jackie Collins, Dame Judy Dench, Diana Ross, Twiggy, Honor Blackman, Joan Collins, Dolly Parton, Joan Rivers, Dolph Lungren, Lady Diana, Margaret Thatcher & Tony Blair.
In 2001-2005 Lee spent his time in Palm Beach, Florida where he worked on projects as diverse as Donald Trump for Mar Largo to the Invicta Watches Campaign for NBC Television. Since returning home in 2005 Lee has worked extensively within the Television Industry on many popular programmes including: The Jerry Springer Show, Coronation Street, The Jeremy Kyle Show, Loose Women & the Iceland Ad Campaign.
Stuart Bray is a freelance special effects make-up artist working in the film and television industry since 1994. During that time he has worked on a number of features films including:
Saving Private Ryan, The Mummy, Gladiator, Blade 2, Shaun of the Dead, Stardust and 47 Ronin. Recently Stuarts work can be seen on the HBO show of
Game of Thrones.
Stuart specialises in all the processes involved in making prosthetic appliances and make-up effects from design, sculpting, moulding, casting and application.
The name Joseph Koniak is synonymous with quality, style and creativity, which is why the award-winning hair stylist has acquired a client base boasting some of the biggest names in fashion, music and media.
Dividing his time between his salon in north London, as artistic director with Mayfair’s Eleven Hair and as a brand ambassador for Diva Professional Styling, Joseph’s industry credentials speak for themselves and his shows and seminars are inspiring, educational and motivational.
A hugely successful session stylist with a ‘passion for perfection,’ Joseph has undertaken work for the hair at elite fashion shows including Christopher Kane, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Julien Macdonald, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Oscar De La Renta, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood to name but a few.
Joseph is also the official catwalk hair stylist for the premium international bridal trade show, White Gallery London, where, for the past three years, he has been called upon to create cutting-edge hairstyles for acclaimed designers including Alan Hannah and Ian Stuart.
In the film and TV world, Joseph’s credits include the Bond film, Spectre, Disney’s 2015 reworking of Cinderella, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Batman – The Dark Knight, Dancing On Ice and Downton Abbey.
Sam started her career working in the wig department in the West End and has 15 years experience of working on such shows as: 42nd St, Aspect of Love, Phantom of the Opera, Cats and many others. Sam also has experience in working with the Opera and with touring companies including: Glyndebourne Festival.
In the past 10 years, Sam has added a significant amount of Film and TV credits to her CV. Films and period dramas include: Young Victoria, The Duchess, My Week with Marilyn, Miss Marple, Poirot, John Carter, Dark Shadows, W.E, Invisible Women, 47 Ronin. Light Entertainment credits include: Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice, Got to Dance, Let’s Dance, So You Think Can Dance, Don’t Stop Believing, I’d Do Anything, Downton Abbey.
In the last eight years Bryony has worked with a variety of different People on an impressive amount of projects, from Film & Television to Editorial & Advertising. Most recently her work can be seen on television shows such as The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor. See Bryony presenting on itv/thismorning (Bryony’s Beauty Blog).
Recently she has worked closely with Tulisa Constavalos re-creating her look for Tulisa’s solo singing career. She worked on The X-Factor where she was Tulisa’s preferred artist.
Celebrity clients include:
David Hasslehoff, George Lamb, Sam & Mark, Phillip Scofield, Alan Carr, Holly Willoughby, Tulisa Contostavlos.
Jo has been working as a hair and make-up artist for over 15 years. In that time she has been called upon to design such flagship entertainment shows as ‘Got to Dance’ SKY1, ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ and ‘Children In Need’ for the BBC along with Comedies such as ‘Pete Versus Life’ Objective Productions for Channel 4,’ and ‘Toast’ for the BBC. Jo regularly works on commercials, fashion & editorial shoots and has worked with such household names as Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Ray Winstone and Myleene Klass.
Jo is passionate and enthusiastic about her job and is always willing to share her knowledge and experience.
Florence specialises in Prosthetics and is the Makeup Educator and Demonstrator for Principality FX. She gives demonstrations of ‘On-Skin Silicone Gels’ and ‘Pro-Colours’ at IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) in London, Los Angeles and The Makeup Artist Design Show, Dusseldorf. She holds workshops across the UK for established makeup artists looking to try new products and techniques.
Florence has worked on many Feature Films including The Da Vinci Code, The Woman in Black, GNAW and Mercenaries.
After re-training as a Make-up Artist and upon moving to London Celine worked in the fashion industry working alongside leading make-up artists Sam Bryant, Alex Box & Kay Montano. The next few years would see Celine stepping into the role of Sam Bryant’s 1st assistant, getting the opportunity to work alongside some world class photographers, such as Tim Walker, Miles Aldridge, Liz Collins, Paolo Roversi to name just a few.
Working in London, Paris, Milan, and New York and helping Sam to create some fabulous work and campaigns for clients such as Mac Cosmetics, Hermes, Guerlain, Juicy Couture, Miss Dior, Sonia Rykiel, Burberry & Lancaster the list is endless.
Celine now pursues her own projects working with clients such as Agent Provocateur, Burberry, Converse, Fred Perry, Jack Wills, McQ for Alexander McQueen, Hugo Boss and Nike, working on various Red Carpet Events and Film Premieres and working with an array of actors, presenters and musicians.