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Hair and Makeup Training



I seized the opportunity to officially train in hair and makeup during the pandemic, as the entire events industry shut down and my work was gone. In 2021, I graduated as a mature student from the prestigious and Oscar winning, Peter Swords King, Hair and Makeup for TV and Film course and immediately started my journey as an HMUA in BBC Casualty, Outlaws, Enola Holmes 2, a Ridley Scott production and several local productions and independent films.
I've been adding to commercial, editrorial, creative, fashion, campaigns, project and shoots across the UK and even Europe!
The skills we learnt on the course have massively improved my standard of work in all areas and I love the flexibility it's provided as an addition to my events based work.

Unfortunately Bath Academy of Media Makeup has had to pack up the rollers and close their doors, so I'm even more grateful I had the chance to learn from some of their amazing in-industry tutors.

My prior training started in New Zealand whilst working for three time world champion body artist, Yolanda Bartrum who allowed us access to all of her workshops and training in Special FX, Zombie makeups, body art, airbrushing, face art and prosthetics. Working in her workshop gave me a great insight into the endless creative possibilities the industry has to offer.

After returning to the UK in 2016, I set up Painted Peach and have been providing my services here ever since. In 2017 I joined the Neill Gorton prosthetics bootcamp in Falmouth to further my understanding of mould making, casting, application and painting. I've been working with prosthetics since then. 

It was thanks to the Creature Creation course at BAMM where Darren Longthorne taught me how to create full face prosthetics and boost my niche of turning people into creatures, and has allowed me to start creating, designing and making my own characters.

Below you will see some of the work from my training at BAMM. Please get in touch if you have an enquiry. Enjoy!


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Each module was taught by an active industry professional and assessed on our portfolio photoshoot at the end of each week. Modules included:

Skin Camouflage - Tutor: Sue Bardwell

Hair and Makeup basics and Bridal - Melanie Weekley (also Principal at BAMM)

Global Hair and Beauty (People of Colour) - Lola Maja (makeup) and Regina Meeson (hair)

Fashion - Gozra Lozano

Comercial and Editorial - Sophie Moore

Vintage Hair and Makeup (70s, 80s, 90s) - Lisa Colgenette

Wig Knotting and Facial Postiche - Jo Smedley

SFX - Kirstie Stanway & Daz Longthorne

Character Breakdown - Angela Williams

Barbering - Gemma Nelson

Iconice Decades Hair (20’s - 60’s) - Fiona Maynard

Period Hair (Tudor, Victorian, Georgian, Renaissance, Edwardian) - Angela Williams

Theatrical - Maria Leydon

Business - Various speakers


Advanced Course - Creature Creations : Darren Langthorne

Global Beauty
Bridal, fashion, global