I have always had a passion for make-up and still get excited by the way products can be used to create so many beautiful effects.
In 2002, I trained in Theatrical & Media Make-up which gave me the opportunity to explore the amazing worlds of special effects, body painting, prosthetics, wig-making, cosmetic and photographic make-up. This provided me with some fantastic practical experience, including work on the BBC Fame Academy, at the Wycombe Swan Theatre and with various youth groups.
I subsequently chose to specialise in beauty make-up and was delighted to join Chanel, graduating from their Academy in 2005. I was part of the Chanel Specialist experience for almost 5 years, working as a Resident Make-up Specialist in Selfridges, London and later as a National Specialist travelling around the country to work on special events.
On overseas assignments in South Korea and South Africa, I was able to witness first hand the use of make-up and the impact of Chanel in different cultures and enjoyed participating in public make-up shows and demonstrations.
Everyone loves a few claims to fame, amongst which I can include being interviewed by Tatler about Chanel’s wedding package in 2008. It has also been my privilege to work alongside make-up greats like Sharon Dowsett, Kay Montano and Mary Greenwell in the course of charitable and counter events I have taken part in.
Now Freelancing I have been lucky enough to be apart of hundreds of brides special day. This has also taken me overseas to Malta for a destination wedding.
Past shoots have included clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, ITN and Natwest Bank.
Recent achievements have seen me win Buckinghamshire makeup Artist 2022 by Hitched.