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I hold a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Makeup as well as a driving license and a car. I am based in Leeds and am willing to relocate if necessary. From March 2022-August 2022 I was a main team Hair and Makeup Trainee on CBBC’s The Dumping Ground. I have recently qualified Level 2 (NVQ Diploma) Hairdressing and Barbering at a recognised academy to help me to become more employable and contribute to a wide variety of skills for the industry. For Hairdressing I was taught to cut, colour and style hair at a Level 2 basis.

 

I'm eager to continue my path within the Hair and Makeup field and help my team in any way possible. The craft of Hair and Makeup is limitless and I love that there is so much to explore with a never ending scope of learning! During the pandemic following my graduation there was a gap in my employment history due to the industry being closed. I used my time to excel in my Makeup skills through social media which granted me success in James Charles, an internet Makeup star, recreating one of my original pieces which gave me a lot of exposure. This has lead to several sponsored collaborations with big brands. I wanted to ensure I was keeping up my artistic flair whilst the industry was closed during this time. This kept me up to date with trends as well as setting them myself. I love to get creative and learn from industry professionals with each job. Once I have completed my Trainee tasks, I take advantage of any spare time to observe other artists in action and pick up useful tips and techniques. I specifically enjoyed watching a designer create and colour his Prosthetic pieces which he kindly allowed me to watch. I believe the Hair and Makeup Trainee role is a vital part to the team as we help things run smoother for the Artists and make their day a little bit easier.

ARKADE BARBERS - SENIOR BARBER

I currently work in a high street barbershop on a self employed basis to further my advanced barbering skills. This opportunity provides me with valuable experience to enhance and improve my skills in the field through cutting different styles on afro, curly, asian and caucasian hair. This experience has allowed me to become more confident with scissors, clippers, trimmers and foils. I haven’t been specifically taught how to cut afro hair however I have experience in doing so with scissors as well as clippers. There's a variety of clients with long hair and short hair seeking different hair styles and hair cuts which has allowed me to interpret reference images and apply different techniques and skills accordingly.

 

CBBC "THE DUMPING GROUND" -MAIN TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP TRAINEE

March 2022 - August 2022 (6 months) Michael Birtley (Makeup Designer)

The cast on The Dumping Ground are very diverse which leaves lots of room for experimentation and practise. My responsibilities include maintaining continuity through logging images and any details through printed folders as well as digital (iPad). I always turn up to set first to ensure the day runs as smooth as possible for the Department by making everybody drinks, assigning character bags according to the call sheet, collecting sides for each Artist and calculating continuity for the day. I studied the call sheet to ensure any appropriate equipment such as tear bags, towels, hairdryers etc were packed ready to go on set. I was often assigned different actors each day to make up and style their hair which has given me a great introduction and gainful experience in Afro hair and Barbering. I’ve had many opportunities on set solo as well as within a team on this production. I was extremely lucky to assist the Makeup Designer when sculpting, running and applying a Prosthetic piece for an episode and learnt a lot in this time.

 

NFL (AMERICA) LIVE TV - HAIR ARTIST FILMED IN GERMANY

November 2022 - November 2022 (1 week)

I was invited to work for NFL Live TV in Germany for a week as a Hair Artist. It consisted of modern day styling/glam. I was responsible for being a personal Hair Artist for a presenter Colleen ensuring she looked perfect at all times. This was a step up from my usual Trainee work and was recommended by a fellow Makeup Artist from a previous job.

 

ITV "VERA" - HAIR AND MAKEUP (dailies - 2 days)

My time on Vera involved preparing 30 SA’s for a party scene within a strict timeframe. I was required to use my initiative and match the makeup with their costume and an appropriate hairstyle. I was also required to do touch ups on set on the 30 SA's and cover continuity images

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5LBS OF PRESSURE - HAIR AND MAKEUP TRAINEE (DAILIES - 2 days)

Over several days I covered for the team's Hair and Makeup Trainee for this Crime Thriller. I logged any continuity within this time using the Sync on Set app and ensured the teams day went smoothly by organising Makeup trolleys to travel. quickly fetching any products or bags when necessary and making sure everybody has a cup of tea in their hand when their hands are free! This was based away from my home and relocated.

 

JACKDAW - ANTON PRODUCTIONS - HAIR AND MAKEUP TRAINEE (dailies - 4 days)

 

LONDON FASHION WEEK - MAKEUP ASSISTANT (1 day)

I worked alongside other Makeup Artists ensuring the models were cat-walk ready for Helen Anthony’s designs. I was responsible for closely following the Key Makeup Artists product choices and techniques to achieve the same outcome.

 

BELLA MARIE ACADEMY - MAKEUP TRAINER

At Bella Marie Academy I taught a class full of students the art of makeup and hair ranging from practical to theory. I taught the basics of SFX which was always well received. Throughout the day I monitor their work and give feedback when necessary help them improve.

 

Freelance Day work

END Clothing - Hairdressing Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Missy Empire - Hair and Makeup Artist

Barbour Clothing - Barber and Makeup Artist

Flymo TV Advertisement

KEY SKILLS

LAFHAB

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering

  • Ladies Continuity Cutting

  • Screen Skills COVID-19 Basic Awareness

  • on Production

  • Hairstyling

  • SFX makeup (Bullet wounds, Bruises, Cuts

  • and Prosthetics)

  • Ageing Makeup

  • Styling Wigs/Extensions

  • Creating and applying Facial hair

  • Airbrushing

  • Creative Male Makeup

  • Historical Hair and Makeup

  • Life Casting

  • Sculpting and Applying Prosthetics

2:1 Ba (Hons) Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Makeup

PERSONAL PROFILE

Leeds City College University Centre

During my degree I covered:

  • Level 3 Adult Education

  • Gel Nail Polish

EDUCATION
  • Maintaining continuity via iPad and paper

  • Organising/preperation

  • Mimicking practical demos

  • Working efficiently under pressure

  • Time management

  • Assisting Prosthetic application

  • Makeup creativity

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