A little bit about me
From a very young age I have always had a keen interest in makeup and the ability to change how someone looks using different makeup techniques. At the age of 13 I spent my Saturdays applying one makeup look after another, perfecting eyeliner and practising on my unfortunate friends. I was hooked.
My family have always been very creative and we have even been called the 'arty farty family' when I was at school. My mother used to dress us in Von-Trap style clothing that she had made out of curtain like material and our school projects used to be award winningly worthy! She now is the the co-founder of WestBarnCo, a skin care and cosmetics range that we run together.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, I love films and knit in the in winter. I like nice food and cocktails and tend to be that one person you can not get off Karaoke after a few drinks.
London Fashion Week
Love Niche London
Sam Jackson photographer
My makeup journey
In 2013 I decided to train professionally at Newcastle academy with tutor and makeup artist Vikky Johnston. Here I trained in the fundamentals of makeup and the history of makeup and hair. I quickly embraced the industry in the occasion sector perfecting bridal hair and makeup as well as other occasional looks. I then spent time in London at The Session School to expanded my training in hair, fashion and photographic makeup. I spent quite some time perfecting my photographic and editorial makeup and hair and worked on photoshoots, music videos and Fashion shows including London Fashion Week.
After spending a few years working in fashion and occasion work I gravitated towards film and TV and completed further training in Belfast with makeup artist Pam Smyth at The Makeup Dept, where I continued to develop skills in SFX, character makeup and facial hair.
I have since worked in TV and Film for productions companies such as Hook, HBO and for brand that include ALDI and ITV.
Newcastle College Advanced makeup
The Session School - basic hair
The Session School - bridal hair
The Session School - Fashion and photographic makeup
The Makeup Dept - Get Set Ready
The Makeup Dept - SFX