A little bit about Me…
I am an award-winning, independent hair and makeup artist, fully qualified, trained with a wealth of experience. I enrolled at the Academy of Freelance Makeup (AOFM), London / New York and was trained by and worked alongside some of the best global makeup artists, including London Fashion Week.
I am based in Dundee in my studio room but regularly travel throughout Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fife, Angus and Perth and am also available to travel throughout the UK and globally.
In 2017 I was honoured to receive a ‘Commendation Award ‘ Expert Makeup artist of the Year’ at ‘The Look Awards’ in Glasgow, judged by industry experts and hosted by ‘The Herald’ newspaper. I have also been a Finalist in the ‘Scottish Wedding Awards’ 2015/2016, Finalist: ‘Sunday Herald Look Award 2015/2016 and Finalist: ‘Women Ahead Awards’ 2010.
I am IMDB listed and have created photographic and special effects makeup for film and video, with my written and visual work published in magazines and press.
Edith Bowman, Arlene Philips, Victoria Derbyshire, Nina Myskow, Scouting for Girls, Kirsty Wark and Tina Daheley, Emma Pollock.
Garmin, Marks & Spencers, Allianz, BBC, CNBC America, UK Federation of small businesses, Fife, Angus, Aberdeen Councils, Benefit, Superdrug.
‘Scottish Woman’, ‘Invite Magazine’, ‘Real Life Weddings’, ‘Best Scottish Weddings, ‘I Do’, ‘Pulse’, ‘I on’, ‘The Sun, ‘Daily Mail’, ‘Scotsman’, ‘The Herald’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Hair Now’.
A number of short films with both UK and International companies, some of which were shortlisted and /or won world film awards.
Hair & Makeup Artist : Scouting for Girls-‘Millionaire’ – Director: Lewis Arnold and Emma Pollock -‘Parks & Recreation’ – Faction North
Theatre and Dance
Dundee Repertory Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre, Glasgow Conservatoire, Thomas Small.
London Fashion Week, Creative Head & Key Artist of a number of Scottish Fashion Shows, work with a wide range of successful fashion designers, jewellers, photographers.
Large number of weddings per year, including Asian weddings and recognised by a range of wedding awarding organisations. I acknowledge that every Bride is unique and special and ensure that every Bride looks and feels fantastic.
Makeup and Hair tuition
I teach Makeup and Hair techniques to anyone with an interest in learning what works well for them personally and those wishing to pursue a career in Makeup Artistry and Session and Bridal Hairstyling.
I have a Masters Degree and also studied for a post graduate degree in the fields of Health, Welfare and Social Work and was an invited guest at the opening of the new Scottish Parliament by my local MSP. This was in recognition of my campaigning and awareness-raising work on behalf of women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. As a result I can deal in a calm and relaxed manner and there is not much that fazes me.