Hi, I’m Claire, a freelance hair and make-up artist based in Warwickshire and throughout the UK with over 20 years of experience. I live in the beautiful town of Alcester, just outside of Stratford – upon – Avon, with my husband and our two children.
Make-up has always been a strong passion of mine. I love being creative and bringing out the best with people’s features. Ever since I was a child, and I used to play with my Mum’s make up with my friends, I always enjoyed experimenting with colour and trying out different looks.
My work varies from photo shoots, film, special effects and body painting to bridal hair and make-up.
After qualifying in beauty therapy NVQ level 2 & 3, I started off working in a salon offering beauty treatments and make up for special occasions. I always loved doing make up in the salon and soon decided that I wanted to gain more experience in this area. I decided to go to The UK Make-Up School to develop my skills and trained as a hair and make-up artist. Over the years, I have worked on a broad range of projects, developing an advanced skill set and experience, enabling me to provide a high standard make-up service.
During my time in the make-up industry, I have worked on many films including feature films BBC Nativity and The Children and a number of short films. I have also had work featured in a variety of magazines and was a finalist in the world body painting competition.
Enhancing someone’s features and making them look and feel the best they can be is one of the best parts of my job. This is why I especially love doing bridal hair and make-up; I love it when I give the bride a mirror and get to see her reaction.