We offer the largest team of international tutors of any makeup school.
At AOFM our teaching ethos sets us apart from the rest, being the first to be opened and operated completely and only by working freelance makeup artists. What makes us unique from other schools is our tutors are freelance makeup artists, coming into the academy to teach our students as guest lecturers. This means your tutor has come directly from applying makeup or styling the hair for top magazine covers and editorials, famous celebrities & designers and the world’s premier Fashion Weeks, bringing with them current, up-to-date skills and techniques. You can’t get more insider industry knowledge than that.
Most other schools offer students a full time teacher with maybe one or two guest teachers coming in over the duration of the hair and makeup courses. This means the student only gets one perspective of teaching. At AOFM our teachers come from all sectors of the industry and with more than 40 makeup artists making up the AOFM team you will be spoilt for choice as you will have an array of individual skills to learn from.
Our students are taught by a different teacher every day, no one class is the same and you are offered a wider breadth of skills and techniques for each makeup module. This gives our students more makeup application insight, tips, tricks and industry know-how than you can get anywhere else.
Jana Ririnui created and founded the Academy of Freelance Makeup nearly a decade ago. Although already an accomplished makeup artist, he also occasionally taught at makeup schools in London, seeing first-hand a lack of transparency and real industry advice in such training. This spurred him on to approach his closest artist friends to create the first industry-based makeup school entirely run by the top working freelance makeup artists. It was important to him and his colleagues that students understood the real world of working as a makeup artist and are given a no-nonsense, honest approach to teaching the makeup artists of the future. He realised many schools promised a world of bright lights and fame without teaching them how to get to the top of the industry ladder. To this day Jana hand-picks the best in the business, inviting them into the Academy to teach students everything they need to know to prepare them for success.
Jana has since taken this unique ethos of solid, impartial and honest advice and true industry knowledge even further, supporting his graduates out of the four walls of the classroom and placing them all over the world to work backstage at the biggest international Fashion Weeks and industry events as well as to assist AOFM’s artists on top magazines and the world’s most famous celebs.
Jana’s untiring commitment to AOFM graduates continues to push the boundaries of makeup education to this day, making AOFM one of the most renowned and respected makeup schools in the world in the process.
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Dani started her career in makeup working in beauty halls in Cardiff in 2008, after a couple of years working for various brands, she moved to Ibiza where she became a body painter and worked freelance creating the outlandish makeup looks coveted by DJ’s, dancers and performers. After moving to London in 2012, alongside her modelling career, she has continued to freelance, working on editorials and branching out into special effects and drag.
For the last five years, Dani has worked with AOFM, running the academies in London, New York and Online. She is now the full-time academy manager in London, supporting students with their education and helping in the building of future artists careers.
Sarah was born and raised in Dubai where she completed her BA in Marketing and Communication at Murdoch University, U.A.E in 2015. Inspired by the makeup industry, her career in the field kickstarted as she was determined to make her mark by freelancing with Glamazle, an E-commerce beauty store in the Middle East, while simultaneously utilising her marketing and communication knowledge to begin building her connections in the cosmetic universe over the years as she worked with celebrities, established beauty brands, makeup artists and influencers like Kartik Aryan, Kanika Kapoor, LaSplash, sisters Sonya and Fayza, to name a few. She’s been active in the makeup industry for 5 years, and now manages AOFM Dubai, assisting the Director with all operations while watching over the students and making sure their education and needs are a priority at the academy.
Alice manages our Online Makeup Course and has worked in various aspects of the makeup world – from runway, fashion, music videos, bridal and celebrity makeup.
She loves the fast-paced world of Fashion Week, and is a regular backstage at London, Paris, Milan and Moscow, and initially joined AOFM managing the Pro teams backstage.
Alice knows first-hand the experience retail artistry can give to your career – she joined Charlotte Tilbury to help launch her successful makeup range, and worked with the brand for four years as a Backstage Lead Artist.
Her makeup style is to enhance someone’s natural beauty; turning them into the most beautiful version of themselves. She loves to see a bride’s reaction looking in the mirror and them having that ‘wow’ moment!
She has a regular client base within the music industry and enjoys working backstage at the likes of Wembley and the O2, and on music videos.
Alice loves the versatility that life as a makeup artist can bring you – one week you could be working at the Cannes Film Festival, the following week at the BBC, and the next providing a glitter bar at a wedding reception!
Innovative, perfectly crafted and always bang on-trend, Farah is easily the most exciting makeup artist working today. Farah has been working in the beauty industry for many years, during which she has had opportunities to work with Celebrities at Pakistani International Screen Awards, Miss India World Wide, and Asian Fashion shows including numerous ad campaigns.
Trained by Hollywood Celebrity Artist “Makeup by Mario” and a well known Russian hairstylist “Georgy Kot”, Farah provides picture-perfect makeup services to an elite clientele, and runs expert masterclasses where she reveals her trade secrets and technique to achieving flawless, iconic looks.
She also specialises in Asian bridal makeup and hair for UAE weddings and destination weddings. Her aim is to transform her clients into perfection and bring out their true beauty and confidence, while adding that oomph so that they look like the most beautiful and glamorous version of themselves.
Emily is an award-winning creative media makeup artist who is known around the world for her avant-garde beauty looks and punk makeup style. Originally from the UK Emily is the winner of the first NYX UK Face Awards and is now residing in Dubai as a freelance international makeup artist and teacher at AOFM. Emily has showcased her work and been an official IMATS Educator multiple times in London, New York and LA!
Shona is a specialist in editorial makeup with years of professional experience as an international freelance artist working in the makeup industry, as well as a freelance artist for top brands such as Illamasqua, MAC Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Urban Decay, NYX Cosmetics, Chanel and Huda beauty in both the U.K. and UAE. Her work has been published in renowned magazines such as: Cosmopolitan, Zahrat Al Khaleej, Harpers bazaar and The Tatler. Clients consist of Elie Saab Couture, Chanel, Pandora, Toyota, Issey Mijaki, and Lialy Line.
Betty has been crafting her skills in hair since her teens. Her interest was sparked after she started getting involved in, working on and creating photoshoots. Fast forward a decade and she was one of the fortunate people who has managed to turn her passion into a career. Through the years she was lucky enough to be guided by some inspiring mentors and have attended some of the best courses including from schools like Vidal Sassoon, L’Oreal and London Barbering academy to name a few. She also have had the great privilege to work under some of the top industry professionals for Fashion Week which has been an invaluable experience for learning new skills and working with the industry’s top talent.
Previous clients and publications have included Bloomingdales, Vogue Arabia, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, The Libertines, Nescafe, Rankin, Eleonora Galasso, InStyle, GQ, Net-Porter, Harrods, Chase & Status, Wonderland, VOLT, Charlotte Simone, Warehouse, Jamie Oliver, Ferne Cotton, New Look, Babyliss, Rollercoaster, Wonderland, FCUK, The Gentlewoman and Look.
Jojo has been a makeup artist and hair stylist for 30 years. He was always fascinated by beauty that he saw in movies, fashion magazines and his mother – who would start her beauty routine at 7AM. Inspired by fashion designers, he was fortunate to work with celebrity makeup artists back home where he got his training and experience. His mentors saw his potential and so sent him to an academy in Hongkong. And, when he returned back he landed his very first editorial experience.
Jojo is now a specialized fashion makeup artist for fashion shows, editorial and campaigns. He delivers looks with a touch of his own style and fashion designers love it! Currently based in Dubai, he has done many collaborations with high fashion companies such as Amato Couture, Michael Cinco, Ezra Couture, Rocky Gathercole, The Cartel, Splash Fashion, Iconic Extreme, Peter Richweisz “ Desertfish” and is sought after by fashion designers and brands all around the world like Nike and Elsi Couture. Also, had the opportunity to be in two seasons of Germany’s Next Top Model with Heidi Klum doing their runway challenge, an exhibit show of Iris Van Herpen, Swarovski “Sparkling Couture” Ad Campaign with George Hobeika. Working with top photographers (Tejal Patni, Tina Patni, Oliver Marshall Doran and Toufic Araman) led him to even bigger opportunities such as with Esther Quek where he was the official hair and makeup artist for “The Rake Magazine” and “Revolution” as well as in Paris for “Citizenk Magazine” and “Citizenk Arabia”. He has also worked with celebrities and advertorial brands such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi, Dolce Gabanna, Rolls Royce, Rolex and Hublot, to name a few. One of his favorite fashion moments was Fashion Week, where he worked with Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, Nina Riccu, Herve Leger, Amato Couture, On Aura Tout Vu and Giambatista Valli.
Denny is a certified hair and makeup artist with over eleven years of experience, having worked in a number of local and international venues. From high profile private functions, to modelling agencies – she is a versatile stylist, specialising in all genres and can skilfully create any look that is desired, from natural daytime to dramatic theatrical.
She taken one of her inspirations from Pat McGrath and has enjoyed doing editorials. Using a creative imagination landed her in projects with famed magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Condé Nast Traveler, OK! Magazine and Villa 88. Apart from working alongside actors from Game of Thrones, she had the opportunity to work on shows such as Emmerdale, The Borgia’s, and UK-based TV shows such as Love Island, Geordie Shore and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.
Born in Barry South Wales, Clayton grew up loving music and their obsession with glamorous, iconic women started at a young age whilst listening to Aretha Franklin, Mary J Blige and RnB girl groups like En Vogue.
Their fascination with makeup and beauty started around 13 where Clayton realised they could self express through wearing makeup.
Professionally, Clayton has worked as a makeup artist for 9 years with NARS Cosmetics. They started their career as a part-time makeup assistant in John Lewis Cardiff and progressed to be the Senior Artist for the UK and Ireland.
Clayton would often support the NARS Artistry team backstage at fashion week for brands Erdem and JW Anderson. Clayton also works with Christopher Kane and RIXO on their seasonal look books and their celebrity clients include Anna Brewster and supermodel Erin O Connor.
Clayton now also DJ’s as their alter ego ‘Butch Queen’ and is excited to be combining their love for beauty and music in an interactive and fun period makeup course at AOFM.
“I went to makeup school in London and in Los Angeles. I was also trained for special effects make up but then choose to work for beauty, editorial and campaigns” says international makeup artist Akgun Manisali
With over 15 years of experience, he has made a name for himself as an editorial and campaign makeup artist, doing countless covers for international publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Elle, Magazine Antidote and global campaigns with super models such as Adriana Lima, Natasha Poly, Cameron Russell, Arizona Muse, Hana Jirickova and more.
Breianne has worked as a freelance makeup artist and educator in London, New York, Paris and Vancouver. Beginning her career in Canada, Breianne worked in all areas of the business; fashion, business and product development, education, management, cosmetic retail, and bridal. She is now based in London England working in the industries fashion capital. Most recently Breianne worked at AOFM as the studio manager, educator, and student mentor for a fashion makeup school in London and New York. Working backstage at over 80 shows for both London and Paris Fashion Week Breianne has seen first hand the most current makeup trends and products being used by the industries top professionals.
Breianne is also first assistant to London’s leading makeup artists, Janeen Witherspoon and Ayami Nishimura. This has exposed her to top campaign ads, leading magazine editorials and covers, and working alongside top photographers, stylists and hairstylists in the industry. See assisting credits below.
Magazines: Russia Vogue, Dazed and Confused, Sunday Times Style, Wonderland, 10 Magazine, Garage Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, UMM, POP Magazine, i-D Magazine, GQ, Lulu.
London based makeup artist Suzy Rycroft began regularly working backstage at London Fashion Week assisting on the teams of world renowned make-up artists including Pat McGrath, Lucia Peroni and Alex Box, as well as working on shoots with leading London make-up artists including Kay Montano, Sam Bryant and Florrie White. In 2009 Alex Box offered Suzy the role of First Assistant. This fantastic opportunity led to working on shoots with fashion heavyweights such as Karl Lagerfeld, Nick Knight and Rankin and on publications including Italian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Arena Homme+ and i-D magazine. The years working with Alex Box included extensive work on countless catwalks nationally and internationally.
Charlotte Olympia, COS, Dior, Topshop, French Connection, Selfridges, Mr Porter, Dunhill, Urban Outfitters, Blackberry, Nicky Clarke, Jack Wills, Palmer/Harding, Isa Arfen
Amarpaul Kalirai, Barnaby Roper, Baud Postma, Bella Howard, Damien Fry, David Sessions, David Hughes, Gregoire Alexander, Greg Williams, Jerome Hunt, John Akehurst, Joost Vanderbrug, Katja Mayer, Lena Emery, Markn, Patricia Schwoerer, Saga Sig, Toby McFarland Pond, Zeb Daemon
Karla is an active makeup artist who specialises in airbrushing, fantasy makeup, and body art. Karla has been a member of AOFM for many years. After switching careers, Karla decided to take a makeup course in London with AOFM and her success has grown ever since. Karla now teaches in the Advanced makeup level at AOFM. Amongst many clients she has worked at: Bahrain International Circuit, BMW, John Lewis, Bravo, Live Events, Contraband, Virgin Media TV, Candy Bar, Ikea, Notting Hill Carnival, Discovery Channel, Guildhall, BBC, British Athletics, Hurlingham Club, Teen Beach Movie premier event, Monsters Inc premier Event, Bond Premier After party show, London Zoo promotion, 7Man Magazine, Disney, Pre-party Show, London Fashion Week, IMATS… and many more.
Country: United Kingdom
Zana has been working as a makeup artist since 2009. In her short time as an artist, she has been fortunate to have worked with some of the worlds’ biggest makeup artists. Zana trained in film makeup courses but soon realised her passion was working in the fashion industry, and now does a lot of beauty makeup work. Her work receives much attention for the different approach to makeup she takes. Zana’s work is published in print magazines regularly and she works closely with designers to create looks for shoots.
Country: United Kingdom
Award-winning manicurist Roxanne Campbell has worked extensively in the nail industry since 2006. She currently teaches Nail Technology at the AOFM makeup school. She combines this with regular session work, as well as freelancing for eminent designers such as Christopher Kane, Antonio Berardi, Sophia Webster, Acne, House of Holland, Band of Outsiders, Lela Rose, Nicole Miller and Tadashi Shoji during London and New York Fashion Week.
Roxanne also provides pop-up nail bars backstage at high-profile events at Wembley and O2 arena. Her favourite assignment so far, was working for Proctor and Gamble during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Here, Roxanne was able to truly express her creativity painting more than 200 national flags on the nails of top international athletes and gold medalists.
Country: United Kingdom
Harriet is part of the team from Forward PR who work very closely with the AOFM family. Harriet is an expert copywriter with a penchant for long words and good grammar. Armed with an appreciation for both the creative and commercial worlds integral to the fashion business, Harriet writes a killer press release and has penned articles for a variety of media publications.
Country: United Kingdom
Laura is part of the team from Forward PR who works very closely with AOFM, building our name in the industry. She began her career in client management at a financial services organisation and swiftly moved into a successful career in fashion PR, where she is an Executive Account Director. A fan of music; when Laura is not dotting around London on the fashion scene, she can be spotted at just about every music festival and small indie gig.
Country: United Kingdom
Courtney and her team work very closely with AOFM managing all of our PR and press. Courtney is the Founder and Managing Director of Forward PR which launched in 2004, and is a firm fixture in London’s dynamic fashion industry. She is a regular guest lecturer and frequently found on fashion juries and speaking panels. She has been featured in numerous publications including VOGUE.CO.UK, Business of Fashion, ACCESS FASHION, Stylist, FIASCO, Mayfair Times, LuxuryFinance and Drapers. She has extensive business and fashion industry experience and has held top-level positions in both fashion and business throughout the Americas and the UK.
Nat Van Zee
Dutch-born makeup artist Nat van Zee works worldwide in fashion, beauty, advertising, music and education. Renowned for creating beautiful radiant skin, she also masters playful creative expression with an innate sensitivity to context and brief.
Gemma Arterton, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson, Karlie Kloss, Pixie Geldof, Lilly Cole, Agyness Dean, The Ting Tings, Little Boots, VV Brown, Coco Sumner, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sunday Girl, Paloma Faith, Diane von Furstenberg, Mariella Frostrup, Rebecca Ferguson, The Vaccines, Tinie Tempah, Fearne Cotton, Nicola Roberts, Dakota Blue Richards, Alexis Jordan, Brooke Candy, Natalie Dormer.
i-D, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler, Nylon, Style, L’Officiel, Elle, Grazia, Wallpaper, The Times Style, The Guardian, The Observer, InStyle, Ponystep, GQ, Esquire, Arise, 7th Man, Fiasco.
Vivienne Westwood, Diesel, Selfridges, Kurt Geiger, Net a Porter, Adidas, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, G-Star, KTZ, Asics, Hackett, Selfridges, Saatchi & Saatchi, Urban Outfitters, Mastercard, Virgin, Sony, Universal, EMI, L’Oreal, P&G, Harrods, Topshop, Asos, French Connection, Wella, Tony & Guy, Marks & Spencer, Next, Wilkinson, John Lewis, BMW, Ford, Barclays, Budweiser, Superdry.
Lou Denim is a London based photographer specialising in Celebrity Portraiture, Beauty and Fashion. She was born in France and from a young age has travelled the world living in both the Caribbean and various European capitals before making her home in London. This experience of different cultures and landscapes has developed her eye for visual arts early on. She has worked with a diversity of celebrities from film stars such as Liv Tyler and Sean Bean, to musicians like Robbie Williams and Rita Ora. She has photographed comedians, TV presenters, sport stars and captured the individuality of each of these characters within the briefs given. Her editorial work has appeared in many international publications and her advertising clients are worldwide. As demanding and competitive as the industry is, she truly loves her job and always work with passion and dedication.
Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Company, In style, More!, Fabulous, Look, Grazia, Top Santé, New!, Esquire, FHM, Live, TV Mag, Men’s fitness, Top of the Pops, Now, Closer, The Telegraph, Essentials, The times, Star mag, Heat, The Note Book, Bliss
Rimmel, BBC, Cadbury, EA games, Premier Inn, EE, John Frieda, Clairol, Braun, H&M, Citroën, Tesco, Mc Coys, National lottery, Carvela, MTV, Rover, Sure, Galaxy, Revolution, E4, Clinton, Argos, JD Sports, Clarins, Levis
Keith Rahzi Clouston was born and raised in Singapore. He has been based in Central London since 2001. His first fashion editorial was published in January 2006. Since then, he has focused on beauty and fashion photography; both in studio and on location.
Bambimagazine.com, Beauty Rebel, Bizarre Magazine (Cover), BRO Magazine (Singapore), Celebs on Sunday, Cocoon S/A, E-mergemag.com, Evening Standard, Fabsugar.co.uk, FACEON Magazine, Fashion156.com, Fashionface.tv, FHM’s Sexiest 100 2011 (Cover, UK + Spain), FS Magazine, Gallery.cliclamode.com, Galrilla.net, GQ Magazine, Headmagazine.co.uk, How to Prepare for a Career in Fashion (Contributor), LABB Magazine, Lagmagazine.com, Make Up is Art (AOFM, Contributor), Marie Claire UK, Metro London newspaper, MINDGAME Magazine, MODOMagazine, Olympus User Magazine, People Magazine (Australia – Cover), PRIDE Magazine, PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY (Cover), SubMission Magazine, Thecreativebook.com, TWO-Magazine, Urban Life Magazine, UW Magazine (China – Cover), Villagelife Magazine, WE:MEN Magazine, Zoozoom.com
Daniel Sandler cosmetics, Fred and Ginger / Coco De Mer, Gossard, Gregory Dean, GYMBOX, LISA E MOSS Jewellery, Myla and Davis, Playboy, Prevage, The Blow Bar, Venue (Singapore)
Country: United Kingdom
Jules Wood is a British born freelance stylist who has lived and worked in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and is now based in New York.
Upon graduating from her makeup course her desire to travel landed her in Tokyo, where she worked with Japanese pop stars such as Hikaru Utada and Fay Ray as well as poet Chris Mosdell amongst others. Having become fluent in Japanese, after four years she returned to London where she assisted Vivienne Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto in their London boutiques and dressed celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Charles Saatchi and Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys.
Jules was then offered the position of Fashion Editor at B International Magazine in Hong Kong where she stayed for two years. Having achieved everything she wanted in Hong Kong, she decided to move to New York City where she still lives and works as a Fashion stylist for magazines such as Nylon, Paper, Zink, Tatler HK, and Marie Claire, Elle US, Zoo Magazine, Galore Magazine, Client Magazine, Carbon Copy, Beauty Rebel, In this capacity she has worked with celebrities and super models such as Franz Ferdinand, Jeremy Piven, Shia LaBeouf and Lou Reed, Angela Martini, Mischa Barton, Irina Lazareanu, As well as working in New York City she has continued to work with Asian clients such as Nintendo, Tatler HK, Marie Claire HK.
Born in Paris from Swiss and French parents, Fabrice Lachant studied film at Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts before working on major Hollywood features in LA. Since he moved to London, Fabrice has been freelancing as a photographer and completed a masters in photography at the University of the Arts London. Some of his work includes a campaign for London Underground and private bank Coutts & Co. as well as London Fashion Week, Vauxhall Fashion Scout and many others. Fabrice has had work published in fashion magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, Yifei VISION, Neo2, Fashion China, Elle, Esquire, GT, reFresh, TimeOut, Fashion156, Grazia and has been commissioned to produce art images for the book The Measure edited by Louise Clarke. Fabrice Lachant’s work has also been featured in exhibitions at the Lipanjepuntin Art Gallery in Rome and Tieste in Italy.
Magazines: TimeOut, ID Magazine, Chinese Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Fashion156, Buckstyle, Vogue.com, GT (Gay Times), ReFresh, Upstreet, Fantasticsmag, Neo2, Yifei Vision, Fashion China, K Magazine, Digit, Body Wear, Fashion Forecast, The London Paper, Metro
Clients: Danielle Scutt, Chris & Tibor, Jaqueline Rousseau, Huan by Chris Liu, L2Design, Yishion, Cotton Republic, Republic & Co, Aware, Ashana, London Underground, V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum), ASOS, Mayor of London, Coutts & Co Private Banking, Thorntons (Chocolate brand), London College of Fashion (LCF), De Montfort University (DMU), Governments Connect, The Palm Restaurants, The Royal Horseguards Hotel.
Celebrity fashion stylist, style consultant and art director based in London, UK. With more than 8 years experience in makeup courses and fashion, Claudia has worked for a wide range of international publications and clients. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Claudia decided to move to London. Claudia has a plethora of contacts and a unique sense of style.
Celebrities: Gillian Anderson, Katie Melua, Boy George, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Cher Lloyd, Tolula Adeyemi.
Magazines: Vogue Ukraine, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Esquire, I-D, Dazed and Confused, Futureclaw, Material Girl, Vision Magazine
Clients: V&A, Saatchi and Saatchi, Andrew Collinge, Microsoft, Tigi, University of Creative Arts, Priyanka Lugani, M&S, NEXT, Lipsy.
Philippe Miletto started his career in Belgium with photographer Serge Leblon with whom he produced his very first publications. He then moved to Paris where he worked for three years as Head Makeup Artist for Shu Uemura. He is now based in London working with a number of high fashion magazines and as the beauty editor for ID and Zoo magazines.
His style of makeup is what we in the industry call conceptual and avant-garde. He has vast amounts of experience in the industry and has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion and make-up such as François NARS and Kevyn Aucoin. Any student lucky enough to train with Philippe will have the advantage of learning his secrets and how to create truly creative and conceptual make-up through his renowned makeup school.
Editorials: Vogue Italy, Zoo Magazine, Hot & Cool Magazine, Numero China, Garage Magazine, Wonderland, POP, Sleek, USED Magazine, Mother Magazine, Candy Magazine, TIGER Magazine, TANK, Vision Magazine, Common & Sense, i.D Magazne, Dossier Journal, Out of Order, Purple Fashion
Country: United Kingdom
Michelle’s professional career is varied – she can be found heading departments for feature films, keying backstage at music awards shows, or creating innovative and unique looks for editorials and catwalk shows worldwide. Michelle has an eye for detail from her time completing courses in makeup schools and loves to work with texture, paint and colour. Michelle believes applying makeup is more of art rather then a technique. Her skills do not stop at editorial and catwalk makeup; she is very well known for her SFX and Gore makeup FX and has had the chance work her magic on many Hollywood productions. She has also designed makeup for numerous British made films and indie cult classics.
Celebrities: Royal family of Brunei, Janet Jackson, Latoya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Justin Timberlake, TI, Travie Mccoy, Terry Gillian, Tony Bennet, Remy Bennet, Sue Johnson, Ben Barnes, Tom Felton, Garry Lineker, JLS, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Alexandra Burke, Alex Gardino, Claire Maguire, Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Sugarbabes, Joseph Morgan, Tom Hiddleston, Mila Kunis, Colin Firth, Willy Moon
Magazines: Elle Magazine, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Mix Mag, Hunger, Syn Magazine, Schon Magazine, Blanc Magazine, Drama magazine (contributor), Flux, Rolling Stone, Attitude, Teen Vogue, Idol Magazine, FTAPE, Dazed & Confused, Dazed & Confused Korea, Disorder, ID, Super Super, Notion, Fiasco, NEO2, China Post, Chinese Tatlier, Chinese’s Harpers Bizarre, Chinese style, 125 Magazine
Designers: Roland Mouret, KTZ, Fyodor Golan, Matthew Miller, Moncler, Christopher Raeburn, Xander Zhou, John Smedley, YMC, Baartmans & Siegel, Spencer Hart, Jean Pierre Braganza, Vivian Westwood, Ziad Ghanem, Orschel Read, Emma Bell, Lee Lapthorne, Jacob Kimmie, Valetin Yudaskin, Christophe Guillarme
Country: United Kingdom
While in secondary school I fell in love with makeup – I felt like being able to express myself through the art of makeup gave me the confidence I needed during that time. Although studying business studies at college, I soon found as a creative that wasn’t the path for me. I made the decision to stay true to my passion to fully commit to my aspirations of becoming a makeup artist. I later enrolled in makeup at a beauty college in London and never looked back. At the start of 2019 I made my television debut on the first season of BBC’s Glow Up: finding Britain’s next best makeup artist. Later on that same year I went on to become the makeup artist on the BBC show Misfits Salon.
At the age of 20, I worked on my first magazine: Marie Claire. Since then my work’s been featured in Paper magazine, Harper’s Bazaar on the front cover of Notion magazine, Hunger magazine and more. If I’m not working on a shoot, it’ll be a music video. My style of work is not limited – from glam, editorial to SFX makeup.
In my time so far I’ve been able to travel up and down the country with some of the biggest black artists in the UK. Being the key makeup artist to pop star Bree Runway and also working with names in the music and fashion industry such as Leomie Anderson, Nadia Rose, Lancey Fouxx, Stormzy, AJ Tracey and Headie One.
Country: United Kingdom
Louise started her career in special effects makeup with a completion of a course from her makeup school, but soon discovered that she much preferred making people look beautiful, and now concentrates on fashion, music and beauty. Her work has been seen in publications such as Nylon, Stylist and Twenty-6 Magazine. She also works regularly with music artists such as Tinie Tempah and Birdy. She has also tended to the faces of Gemma Arterton, Romola Garai and Samuel L Jackson. Louise loves to create looks with clean beautiful skin and fresh playful colour.
Celebrities: Ben Whishaw, Birdy, CocknBullKid, The Coral, Cover Drive, Dizzee Rascal, Donna Air, The Feeling, Gemma Arterton, Kate Nash, Lemar, Melanie Fiona, Noisettes, Remi Nicole, Romola Garai, Rumer, Sade, Samuel L Jackson, Shontelle, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, VV Brown, Zoe Kravitz
Magazines:Amelia’s Magazine, Attitude, Blanche Magazine, Bon, Deluxxe Digital, Easy Living, Elle, ES Magazine, Esquire, Flux, Grazia, Hunger, InStyle, JNC, Let Them Eat Cake, Luxx Magazine, Monocle, No.ise, Nylon, SIX Magazine, Stylist Magazine, Twenty6 Magazine, British Vogue, Vogue Russia
Clients: All Saints, Aquascutum, Asos, Beauty Without Cruelty, Burberry, Derek Rose, Hewitt and May, Jane Carr, Janet Reger, La Redoute, Liberty of London, Littlewoods, Puma, Reef, Oxygen Boutique, Net-a-Porter, People Tree, Swedish Hasbeens, Temperley, VV Vintage
Country: United Kingdom
Bryony O’Dame (Bee) is a makeup artist & hairstylist based in Essex. She grew up between the UK & Spain and entered the world of fashion as a model dresser (age 13), immediately falling in love with the buzz backstage! Bee has a banking & business background, working in London, Zurich and New York for 13 years.
In 2013, Bee qualified as a beautician and later became a self-taught MUA focusing on bridal, beauty & body painting. After an Avant-Garde Masterclass in 2015 with International Artist Einat Dan, she decided to attend AOFM London in order to move her career to the next level and return to the world of Fashion! Bee graduated from AOFM London in 2016 and went on to join the AOFM Pro team becoming a Key Artist within a year. Bee has travelled the world working backstage at hundreds of shows in NY, London, Milan & Paris, as well as the amazing Pitt Uomo Fashion Festival in Florence and Front Row Pro Event in Rhodes. Bee still loves the buzz backstage!
Not only known for her work in fashion, Bee is also an accomplished body painter, makeup designer and session stylist, who has worked in TV, film, e- comm, music videos, bridal and beauty. Bee has been Lead HMUA on several films, key MUA at Cannes Film Festival 2019 for Cinemoi, Key HMUA for the Boodles Diamonds UK Christmas Tours (Since 2017 with Vox Vanguard Collective) and Key HMUA for several International VIP body painting events (Bee was even commissioned by one of Hollywood’s elite to work at a VIP Gala for Animal Rights)!
Bee works closely with several Couture Houses including Gyunel and Anna Mason and is a regular Elite MUA for VIP Red Carpet events at The Dorchester, The Savoy, Annabel’s, Sexy Fish, Century Club and George Private Members Club in Mayfair.
In 2019 her work was featured in the national newspapers following her Breast Cancer Charity work with The Pink Ribbon Foundation and she has historically worked with Comicon and the Nottinghill Carnival for body painting and costume design. Bee is sponsored by Rosalena Skincare.
Queen Bee MUA has been published in L’Officiel, Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, Harpers Bazaarr, Elle Brazil, Elle ES, Candid Magazine, Dark Beauty, Feroce Magazine, Femme Rebelle Magazine, Fashion Week Online, Sunday Express, The Sun Newspaper, The Daily Mail Newspaper, The Guardian Newspaper, The Mail Online.
Bees creative vision and varied skill-set, combined with consistent high-end delivery, gives her clients all the confidence they need, and her passion and drive reach beyond the makeup industry… Bee is a successful businesswoman in her own right with an interest in property and business. Bee has been steadily expanding her portfolio since 2005 and is the Director of Queen Bee MUA Ltd.
Originally from Sweden, Lina started out working as a cartoonist and illustrator after graduating art school. A move to Cairo, Egypt and a job for the largest fashion magazine in the country introduced Lina to the world of fashion and celebrities. She decided to put the drawing career on hold and concentrate on taking up makeup courses and was soon in high demand by the countries leading producers, singers, actors and magazines. To further her career she decided to move to London where she joined her first agency. Lina is now an internationally recognized makeup artist with over a decade in the industry. Her experience covers most areas, but celebrities, music and advertising is her main focus. Clients include the White Stripes, Boyzone, Girls Aloud, Andrea Bocelli and brands like Roberto Cavalli, Levi’s, Evian, Sony, and Babyliss.
Celebrity: Ronan Keating, Dannii Minogue, The Neptunes, Liberty X, lady Victoria Hervey, Lost Prophets, Dizzee Rascal, Frans Ferdinand, The Corrs, Girls Aloud, Snow Patrol, Gary Lineker, Richard Hammond, Muse, Goldie, Vanessa Mae, the White Stripes, Hard-Fi, James Morrison, Block Party, the Killers, Maximo Park, Denise van Outen, Nancy Dell’Ollio, Natasha Kaplinsky, Trinny & Suzannah, Ferne Cotton, Jemma Kidd, Terry Wogan, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Paul McKenna
Editorial: I-D, Dazed & Confused (Japanese), Marie Claire, Glamour (UK), GQ (UK), Harpers & Queen (UK), Guardian, Sunday Times Style, ES Magazine, Rolling Stone (German), NME, Maxim Fashion (UK, Italy), Oyster, Bolero, Centrefold, Schon, 1883, Contributor, Sheer, That!, WAR!, Space
Clients: Babyliss, Boots, Remington’s, Axcent of Scandinavia, Debenhams, Red or Dead, Ellesse, Direct Holidays, Criminal Clothing, Thomas Cook, Sony, Motorola, Peter Werth, NW3, George at Asda, New Look, Samsung, Ra-Re, Nolita, Kickers, Levi’s, BHS, Evian, Siemens, Shirin Guild, Nike, Lipsy, Brandalley, Lovejeans, Humanic, Thomas Pink
Country: United Kingdom
Club-kid turned makeup artist, creating through the fantastical and experimental ways makeup can be used. My take on makeup is that it should be brave; should push the creative boundaries and be something unique to you and your imagination. This means I’ve had many opportunities to give my own perspective stamp on music videos, performances and concerts where individuality is key. The shoots I create for also require their creative narrative; it needs to speak without words. Being able to fine tune the creativity for different projects is a matter of ‘volume’. My makeup ‘loudness’ plays well for artistic projects with big creative briefs where I can build the character from head to toe. For the quieter briefs I still play with whimsy for things such as catwalk or more minimal editorials. Wherever my brush is required I aim to paint the normal into the unusual.
Bjork, Channel 4, Cirque Le Soir, CSM, Damien Frost, Drag Lab, Drag World, Esther Joy, Feroce Magazine, Fetish Fashion Week, Fringe Festival, Gina Harrison, Girli, Graduate Fashion Week, IMATS, Inaurem, Iris Brosch, Jonny Woo, Judas Magazine, Kassandra Powell, LCF, Lightning Like Scissors, Magnus Hastings, Michelle Webb, Museum Of London, Noctis Magazine, Plan B, Paper Magazine, Queer Fashion Week, Rankin Studios, Royal Opera House, SCMP Style Magazine, Sade English, Self Styled, Sink The Pink, Sophia Orlandi, Studio Prokopiou, Thomas Knight, Tim Walker, Torture Gardens, V&A Museum, Vogue Italia, Wella Hair Academy.
Country: United Kingdom
Jan has been involved in hairdressing all his adult life from working in salons to being an educator and now being a session stylist. Because of this he understands what motivates and inspires other hairdressers. He has promoted products all over the world and understands the individual nature of each country. For shows Jan has worked for L’oreal, Wella, Schwartzkopf, Tigi, Label M, and Redken. At all levels from salon workshop through to shows for up to 5,000 people. Jan has worked in every European country as well as America japan the Middle and Far East and Eastern Europe.
Jan was a key member of the Toni & Guy creative team he can be seen cutting and styling in more than 10 collections. Whilst at Toni & Guy Jan taught every makeup course from beginner to advanced men’s and long hair. Helped to develop the whole curriculum for the program.
Jan started as an assistant to Guido Palau working on collections for Gucci, Prada, Calvin Klein, Jill sander, Alexander McQueen and Versace. He has moved on to head his own shows for Basso and Brooke, Danielle Scott, Avsh Alom Gur, and Fashion Fringe.
Jan has work published in magazines such as Plaza, Marie Clare, 125 Magazine, Tush, Glamour, Sunday Times, Tank and The Guardian.
Emma White Turle
Country: United Kingdom
Emma is well known throughout the industry for creating timeless perfection with her iconic looks. Her successful reputation as a gifted makeup artist ultimately rests on her enthusiasm and eye for detail. Emma has been fine tuning her skills in makeup schools since she started work aged 14, whilst working alongside prestigious photographers such as Joel Anderson, Stefano Massimo, Richard McLaren, Perou and John Swannell. They collaborated with her on shoots for publications including British and US Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle, Mens Health, Oyster, Vanity Fair and 125. Emma is now the Beauty Editor at Large for Schön! Magazine. Her work is not just consigned to print; she also has a successful career working in television, on shows like Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, MTV Europe Music Awards and the MOBO’s. Her trusted experience working with celebrities means that she is a favourite with the likes of Morgan Freeman, Emilia Clarke, Jerry Hall, Myleene Klass, Jared Leto, Daisy and Pearl Lowe, Sir Paul McCartney, Kimberly Stewart, Justin Timberlake and Will.i.Am.
Celebrities: Morgan Freeman, Jerry Hall, Gary Oldman, Kelly Brook, Eli Roth, Samuel L Jackson, Alan Carr, Arnold Schwazenegger, Daisy Lowe, Anna Kendrick, Sir Paul McCartney, Emilia Clarke, Ralph Fiennes, Kaya Scodelario, Denise van Outen, Ray Winstone, Helen McCrory, Tim Minchin, Myleene Klass, Ricky Gervais, David Schwimmer and Justin Timberlake.
Photographers: Brian Aris, Sven Arnstein, Clive Arrowsmith, Cody Burridge, Matthew Eades, Richard Grassie, Jason Hetherington, Bill Ling, JP Masclet, Stephano Massimo, Tony McGee, Richard McLaren, Sean McMenomy, Terry O’Neill, Perou, Grant Scott, Matthew Shave, John Swannell, and David Venni.
Clients: MTV, Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Hugo Boss, Laureus Sports Awards, Nicole Farhi, Calvin Klein, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. Recently Emma has been working on commercials with Vodafone, Gatorade, SKY and New Look.
Country: United Kingdom
After graduating a Specialist Hair and Makeup course from West Thames College, Carolyn began her career as a freelance makeup and body artist. She provides professional makeup and body painting services for the TV, entertainment, music and fashion industries. With her amazing artistic talents Carolyn is recognised as one of the World’s leading body artists. She’s won major industry awards and is a Double World Body Painting Champion. She is an incredibly versatile artist and regularly produces stunning camouflage effects, detailed logo work and fine art prints for her clients. Her expertise are regularly called on for movies such as Dumb and Dumber To.
Celebrities: Mark Ramprakash, Ricky Whittle, Kate Garraway, Rolf Harris, Lizzie Jagger, Dervla Kirwan, Dom Joly, Gale Porter, Mark Cueto, Mark Foster, Denise Lewis, Jennifer Ellis, Chantelle Houghton , Ieuan Thomas and Kara Tointon.
Magazine: Hello Magazine, Okay Magazine, 1881 Magazine, Take a Break, Pick Me Up, Kerrang, Take 5, New Magazine, Now Magazine, More Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Star, Evening Standard and the Metro.
Clients: The BBC, SKY TV, ITV, Maverick TV, Coca Cola, Cadburys, Ford Motor Co, The NHS, National Lottery, Twentieth Century Fox, EA Games, Unilever, Warner Bros, Vodafone, West End Studios, Lexus PR, Premier PR, Sister PR, Fever PR, Holland & Barrett, Royal Parks Foundation.
Barbara Carranza was born in Mexico City, where she trained 15 years ago as a makeup artist at a salon specialised in eyebrows. After hundreds of satisfied clients, Barbara has developed her own expert style, designing tailor-made eyebrows measured and shaped to suit each client’s own features.
In Latin America, eyebrow grooming is an Art. Mexican girls in particular love to look after their eyebrows, making a perfectly shaped eyebrow an absolute must-have.
Barbara currently lives in the UK and teaches the Art of Brow Design at the awarded AOFM makeup school – Academy of Freelance Make-up (London, NYC and Paris), where she shares her Latin eyebrow technique with students and happy clients alike.
Barbara has been working in the fashion industry for over 15 years. Her artistic and conceptual approach to make up has made her a recognised name in the beauty industry, combining a strong, graphic, highly contemporary style with a perfect mastery of colours and textures. Attention to detail and expression of creativity is key to her high-standard makeup artistry. Makeup course students will be thrilled to learn from her vast experience and creative, artistic style, especially in the field of Beauty and Macro-Beauty.
Celebrities: Ana Calvi, Anita Pallenberg, Beth Ditto, Claudia Schiffer, Debbie Harry, Daphne Guiness, Daisy Loewe, Dani Minogue, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria, Joan Collins, John Hurt, Monica Belluci, Naomi Campbell, Sienna Miller, Ozzy Osborne
Magazines: Allure, Amica Italian/German, Deutsch, Elle German/ES, Glamour German/RU/NL, Grazia UK/Italian, GQ UK/German, Harpers Bazaar Uk?RU, How to Spend It, Issue One, 125, Luxure, Madame Figaro FR/RU, Marie Claire UK/US, Neo 2, Quest, Sunday Times Magazine, Stlye & the Family Tunes, Tatler, Vogue UK/German/Greek/ES, Viktor, Wallpaper, Zink, Zoo
Clients: Thierry Muglar Makeup, Diego Della Palma, Hugo Boss (Perfume), Coty (Perfume), Catrice, Avon, Nivea, Nivea Beaute, Bourjois, Body Shop, Balea, Oil of Olay, Procter & Gamble, Lo’Oreal, Labello, Eucerin, Oriflame, GHD, Doulas, Clairol, Pantenne, Schwarzkopf, Toni & Guy, Wella, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Mont Blanc (Jewellery), Chrits (Jewellery), Campari, Becks, Bertie, Dune, Ferrero Rocher, Nokia, Pioneer, Phillips, Pied a Terre, Southern Comfort, Samsung, Sony, Swarowski.
Country: United Kingdom
Annabel first started her career in design; she had always loved art at school and had a passion for makeup, so she decided to study makeup courses in London. After working for numerous make up brands and building up experience working on the general public, she started working at London Fashion Week. She then began contributing to magazines like Dazed and Confused and ID, and gained some high profile advertising campaigns. She continues to contribute to magazines like Lula, The Sunday Times Style and Grazia. She has worked on various celebrities and music videos. Annabel loves the variety and creativity that her work brings to her – she gets to travels to all sorts of places; this year she has been to Milan, Marrakesh and Monte Carlo.
Celebrities: Alan Carr, Alexa Chung, Bar Refaeli, Bronson Webb, Camilla al Fayed, CharlotteGainsbourgh, Christain Slater, Claire Hope Ashety, Daisy Lowe, Daon Broni, DavidLeon, David Mitchell, David Walliams, Elle MacPherson, Emma Pierson, Erin O’Conner,Hayley Atwell, Jade Parfitt, Jasmine Guiness, Jessica Lange, Jethro Cave, JoeAnderson, Kelly Reilly, Lily Cole, Lohralee Stutz, Matt Lucas, Natalie Dormer,Paloma Faith, Princess Julia, Rhys Ifans, Robert Webb, Ruth Wilson, Sadie Frost,Sally Hawkins, Serena Reese, Tyson Beckford, Zara Philips
Magazines: 125 Magazine, Bon, Another Man, Arena, Dazed and Confused, Elle (UK, Fr), Esquire, Exit, Falter, Grazia (UK, It), Harpers Bazaar (UK), How To Spend It, i-D, Interview, Lula, L’uomo Vogue, Marie Claire (UK, De), Muse, Neon, Nylon, O, Perfect, Ponytail, Qvest, Saturday Times, Soma, Sunday Times Style, Tank, Tatler, Teen Vogue, Test Magazine,Tetu, The Observer, The Telegraph, Upstreet, Vanity Fair, Vogue (UK, Ru, Jp, Us), Wallpaper, Wig Magazine
Clients: Aquascutum, ASOS, Boots, Cos, Debenhams, Diane Von Furstenburg, Freddy, IBM,Intercontinental, Jack Wills, Jasmine di Milo, Jigsaw, Jones the Bootmaker, K-Swiss,La Redoute, Luella, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Margaret Howell, Mini Cooper, Monsoon,Net-a-Porter, Oli, Oral-B, Peak Performance, Peter Jensen, Philips, Radcliffe Denim,River Island, Ross and Bute, Silas and Maria, Tallulah and Hope, Topshop, Warehouse,Whistles.
Angela is renowned for her natural make-up style with unmade-up, amazing glowing skin and creative but always beautiful looks. She is in demand for beauty and fashion editorial as well as advertising, and is often asked by top beauty editors for tips and quotes. Specialising in using organic products, Angela works closely with The Organic Pharmacy and has shot many campaigns for their makeup range ‘Organic Glam’. She is also a regular at London Fashion Week.
Clients: British Vogue, Korean Vogue, L’Uomo, InStyle, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Italian Vanity Fair, Nylon, Sunday Times Style, Stella.
Rebecca Casciano is on a passionate mission to inspire beauty from the inside out. At the beginning of her freelance makeup career, Rebecca was simultaneously dealing with skin issues which led her to an exploration of holistic healing that truly transformed her life. Rebecca’s education and experience has clearly reinforced her belief that beauty and wellness are deeply connected. Approaching her work and life with a renewed sense of purpose, she is thrilled about joining her passion, creativity and wish to help others through highly acclaimed makeup courses.
Celebrities: Mary J. Blige, Clive Davis, Karmin, Alexis Jordan, Amel Larriuex, Wynter Gordon, Oh Land!, Casha, Lolene, Les Nubians, Rachael Sage, Sky Ferreira, Ndambi, Kendra Ross, Martha Wainwright, Yerba Buena, Q-Tip, Blues Traveler, The Click Five, Supa Nova Slom, Art Brut, Tina Sugandh. PERSONALITIES: Martha Stewart, Audrina Patridge, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Gabrielle Bernstein, Kris Carr, Anderson Cooper, Mark Sommers, Constance Marie, Toni Morrison, Frederic Fekkai, Dan Rather, Richard Dreyfuss, TV Carpio.
Magazines: A4, Addict, Brilliant, Coco Eco, Dirrty Glam, Ebony, Essence, ELLE Mexico, Equally Wed, Florida International, Highlights, HintMag.com, Heeb, Karen, Kurv, Kouture, Maxim, Muscle & Fitness, New York Moves, New York Magazine, NRG, One World, OK!, Paper, Platinum Plus, Pop Star, Remix, Rouge, Sportswear International, Strut, The Source, Urban Latino, Venus, YRB, Z!NK
Clients: Adwa New York, Bebe, Big Drop, Cuervo, Christopher Fischer, Creative Homeowner, Food Network, Head and Shoulders, Institute of Dress, Ouidad, Pastry, McDonald’s, Macys, NBA & WNBA, Verizon, Random House, Revlon, Rugby North America, Sapphire Company, Sebastian, Spike TV, The Company Store.
Belgian makeup artist Pascale Poma’s strong sense of fashion lead her to the perfect answer – fashion photography: the merging of her old passion and extensive knowledge of art and fashion, and her new-found skills in the beauty world. Her great talent, coupled with a discreet and soft demeanour, makes Pascale a name to be counted on. Pascale moved to NYC in 2000.
Celebrities: Angie Stone, Anna Wintour, Bar Refaeli, Betsey Johnson, Brandy, Bruce Jenner, Carrie Fisher, Edward Norton, Green Day, Ice T, Jon Bon Jovi, Kelly Osbourne, Ms Lauryn Hill, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Shawn Johnson, Sting, Vanessa Carlton.
Magazines: 10, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Surface, Nylon and Elle , In Style and the New York Times to name a few.
Clients: Amazon.com, Anne Klein, Atlantic Records, Burlington, Canon, Cointreau, Dove, GARNIER, H&M Lingerie, HBO, Jenny Craig, Jive Records, Khol’s, L’Oreal, L.A.M.B, M.A.C Cosmetics, Macy’s, Mercedes, Mexx, MTV, Nautica, Nokia, POLO RL, Ralph Lauren, Sony BMG, Swarovski, Target, Uniqlo, Verizon
Known as “The Makeup Man”, Lazarus Jean-Baptiste is a star of the makeup world, sought after for his teaching with makeup courses, range of styles with all ethnicities and his charming interpersonal skills. In March 1994 Lazarus set out to forge a niche for himself among New York City’s makeup professionals. In 2005 Lazarus was personally selected by fashion icon Iman to be a contributor to her top selling book “The Beauty of Color. The Ultimate Beauty Guide For Skin of Color”.
Celebrities: Anne Akiko Meyers, Anne Rice, Camila Alves, Danity Kane, Eve, Estelle, Fantasia Barrino, Hannah Storm, Heather Headley, Iman, Julissa Bermudez, Jordana Brewster, Lil’ Mama, Mya, Maya Azucena, MC Lyte, Mo’nique, Olivia, Titiyo Jah, Wendy Williams, 50 Cent, Alan Cumming, Anthony Hamilton, Avant, Bruce Springstein and the E Street Band, Fabulous, Ginuwine, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Shaggy, Zap Judah
Magazines: Elle, Essence, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar [Russian], New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, ‘O’ Magazine, Paper, Rouge, Seventeen, Smooth Girl, Spin, Surface, The Source, Vogue [German]
Orlando Santiago began his career as a freelance makeup artist at Christian Dior, where he advanced to become the regional makeup artist for the Central and Northern region of Florida in just a few years. In 1999, Orlando was offered a position as a member of the National Art Team for Toni & Guy, where he traveled nationwide doing platform makeup, educating and demonstrating his makeup talent while launching the newly developed Bed Head makeup line. In 2000, he moved back to New York City to join MAC Cosmetics as a trainer for makeup schools. He managed MAC’s largest account, and was instrumental in introducing new seasonal makeup trends worldwide to the company’s new and existing artists. He currently participates in many shows for Fashion Week each season.
Celebrities: Lady Gaga, P-Diddy, Teyana Taylor, Lolene, Heather Headley, Tyra, Franz Ferdinand, Ludacris, Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Adrienne Bailon (The Cheetah Girls), Hill Harper, Terence Howard, Selita Ebanks , Daphne Guinness, Natalia Vodianova.
Editorial: Elle, French Vogue, Essence, American Salon, On Makeup Magazine, Social Life, Karin + Raoul, Source, King, Catalina, Free, Black Women, Hair, Sync, Esquire, Flaunt, Smooth, Time Out, Velvet Addiction, Amber, Vibe Vixen, Jewel, Time, Paper, AOL.com
Clients: L’Oreal-Matrix, Walmart, Jeep, Meukow Liquor, Burger King, Revlon, Verizon, Azzure Denim, Old English Beer, Corona Beer, Miller Beer, Love Boat (Japan), Ashley Stewart, Mickeys Liquor, Taxotere.
Mykel Renner knew from an early age he was destined for a career in beauty and fashion. After a 10 year stint working in Southern California, he then moved on to the ultimate creative mecca: New York. The worlds of fashion, advertising and music opened up to him globally, and in the past 12 years he’s worked with creative forces like Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz and Steven Klein.
Celebrities: Alicia Keys, Aerosmith, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Angie Stone, Ricky Martin, Wyclef Jean, Ultra Nate, Chris and Cosey
Magazines: Vogue, Vogue China, Vogue Deutch, Vanity Fair, Vogue Homme, V Magazine, Elle Mexico, Zink, Blink, Hello, 10
Clients: Samsung, Revlon, Secret, Motorola, Verizon, Target, Di Modolo Jewelers, Ogilvy, Skin Medica, K&G Super Store, Grey Ant
Originally, Katie sought a career in acting, studying theatre in college and receiving a BFA in Theatre Performance, however, she quickly discovered a flair for makeup behind the scenes. Shortly after college, a friend introduced her to a makeup course and entry to the world of fashion, and from that point on she was hooked.
After moving to New York, Katie began assisting some of the top makeup artists in the industry, including Dick Page and Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, helping her to hone her craft and launching her into her own career.
She now works in a variety of mediums including fashion, film, theatre, and television, and has been fortunate enough to work with some of the top designers backstage during New York Fashion Week.
Her makeup is best described as beautiful with a modern edge, and clients appreciate her speedy application amiable, friendly demeanour that she brings to set. Katie is currently based in New York City.
Misuzu Miyake was born in Japan and started her career in Tokyo. She followed her dream to become an international makeup artist by moving to New York City in 2004. She began assisting top artists such as Pat McGrath, Lucia Pieroni, and Tom Pecheux for Vogue, W magazine, advertisements and other photo shoots. Misuzu has worked fashion shows as Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Dior, Lanvin, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and others in New York, Milan and Paris. After working under several luminaries in the fashion industry, she began to establish on her own career in New York City with makeup courses and training.
Magazines: AMERICA, Black Book, ELLE Japan, Singapore Figaro Japan, China Glamour Mexico Harpers Bazzar Japan,China Marie Claire Japan, NYLON Japan, New York Times, NEO2, PREEN, SPUR, TATLER, Teen Vogue, Vogue Japan, WWD FAST, Zink
Clients: AOL’s 25th, anniversary, Allegri, Colgate, Dolce&Gabbana Men’s, Watch, Frye Boots, Free’s Shop, Galaxy, Joseph Abboud, Matta, Mens T By Alexander, Wang, Members Only, Me & Me, NOOKA, Svedka Vodka, Tabasco, Vaseline
Konstanze was born in Salzburg, Austria where she first started to work as a hairstylist. In 1992 she moved to Berlin and found her true calling as a makeup artist learning at a prestigious makeup school. As an assistant, she learned all the secrets of makeup and discovered a love of painting on human bodies. After working as a makeup artist throughout Europe, she moved to New York. Since then, she has worked for years closely with Kevyn Aucoin, François Nars, Stephane Marais, and Linda Cantello. Taking advantage of all that experience, Konstanze is happy to call New York home and loves all the new opportunities it has given her.
Celebrities: Ashley Bush, Cat Power, Christy Brinkley, Ethan Hawks, Leeli Kubic, Jennifer Lopez, Juliett Luis, Robin Givens, Salma Hayek, Saoirse Ronan, Julia Rothfeld, Sylvester Sralone, Jennifer Flavin
Editorial: 125, Amica, Black Book, Clear, Cosmopolitan, Departure, ELLE Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Jalouse, Numero, Spinn, Surface, Sleek, Vanity Fair, Vogue…
As Director of Artistry for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine, James is fortunate enough to work with makeup lines and makeup artists at all levels of the industry. Over the years James Vincent’s passion for the art of makeup has included nearly every genre of makeup artistry. Film and theatre, television and celebrity work, editorial and runway work and includes training and product development positions for such companies as MAC, Stila, CNN and Lancome. James is the co-founder of the hip, niche makeup line Pretty Pretty and now focuses his career on working internationally in fashion, film, theatre and editorial.
His resume includes clients as diverse as designers Ashton Michael, Charlotte Ronson and Ashley Paige and celebrities Lady Gaga, Liv Tyler, Joan Jett and Jane Fonda. Having worked with photographers including Alexander Thompson, Mike Ruiz and David Lachapelle, James work has been seen on the cover of Paper and Atomic and in magazines including ID, Index, Wonderland, and Surface. He has been featured on numerous television shows as a beauty expert such as NBC Universal’s Home Delivery and NBC’s The Today Show. James has also worked in television as key artist for shows including American Idol and on stage for productions including Roundabout Theatre’s “The Philanthropist.” Nylon magazine and WWD have named James as a “makeup artist to watch”.
Dani Fonseca, a native to the lively city of New York, can usually be found expressing her artistic visions, ideas and stories on and through the human form. Starting her company The Body of Art in 2005, she is one of the most sought after body painters in the tri-state area, commonly hired to create installation for events, videos, and private clientele. Her most commonly known creation was the skeleton look on Lady Gaga’s face in her self-expressed anthem “Born This Way”. Dani’s lifetime work is constantly examining and challenging the often-misperceived boundaries of authentic expression. Although her medium has quite often been body painting, makeup, props and installation, there is no one medium that captures her exploration and exposition of this visceral, powerful vulnerability.
TV Media/Film: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video, 50 Cent “Off and On” Video, and single release cover, Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” 2012 Grammy Nomination Concert performance, Victoria’s Secret 2010 Fashion Show (body artist), Make Me a Super Model: Season 1, “My Normal” Film (key mu and hair), The 2006 Latin Grammys Reggaeton Performance, Virgin Mobile commercial, ESPN (The Contender promo)
Promo Event/ Advertising: Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Promo Images, Chevrolet, Mercedes Benz, Vox Vodka, Stolichnaya Vodka, Blue Fly
Fashion: Marc Jacobs (lead body artist), Max Azria, Herve Leger, Abigail Lorrick (look book artist), Phillipe and David Blond (key body artist), Wayne (key makeup artist), Prete and Bruno (key Makeup Artist), Trovata, Joanna Mastroianni, Devi Kroell (key assistant for Lisa Butler), Liz McClean, Alexander Teroxov, House of Fields, Veritee Hill Designs (key makeup artist), Jose Luis Victoria (key makeup artist)
Chi Chi Saito
Chi Chi is a makeup artist from outside of Tokyo, Japan. Chi chi has a strong passion towards illustration, art, Japanese cartoon, and fashion.
She has lived and worked in several different countries including Toronto, San Francisco, New York and Sydney from the age of 18.
This gave her a chance to experience and learn about different aesthetics in different cultures around the world. After studying illustration and makeup courses in New York, she began working for Patricia Field.
Aside from her profession as an established makeup artist, she also collaborates on art projects with designers, artists, musicians and film directors. Chi Chi now resides in New York but also works globally in cities such as Paris and Milan.
PARIS: Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Miu Miu, Lanvin, Stella Mccartney, Givenchy, Hussein Chalayan, Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, John Galliano, Nina Ricci, Yoji, Yamamoto, Ingrid Vlasov, Shinichiro Arakawa, Amaya Arzuaga
MILAN: Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, La Perla
NY: Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Y3, Mulberry, Anna Sui, H & M for Versace, Victorian’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam, Aritzia, Christian v Siriano, Verlaine Yummie Tummie, Emerson, Yu Konishi, Canon show
Editorial: Vogue (Italy), Vogue (Brazil), Men’s Vogue (Brazil), V Magazine, Numero (Japan), Elle Magazine, Elle Girl (Russia), Lucky Magazine, Amika Magaizine, Glamour (Germany), Cosmopolitan (Portugal), Marie Clare, Oyster Magazine, Fashion Gone Rogue, Nylon Magazine, Nylon Guys, Qvest Magazine, Spur Magazine, French Magazine, Tatler Magazine, Blanche Magazine, Russh Magazine, Cream Magazine, Vice Magazine, Zink Magazine, Jimon Magazine, Kurv Magazine, Blend Magazine Idolize Magazine, Soma Magazine, Neo2 Magazine, Time out, Soen, Ginza, In New York Magazine, Want 2 watch
Valentina has been working in the fashion industry for over twenty years. Moving to London from Italy gave Valentina the opportunity to find her perfectionist approach and technical skills, eye for colour, texture and attention to detail. She has built up her client-base and reputation in the fashion industry for her quality, elegant and modern-edge style, becoming the outstanding and talented makeup artist she is today. Valentina’s editorial contributions include; i-D magazine, Dazed & Confused, Tatler, Fault Magazine and Fiercive magazine. Valentina loves the expression, freedom and possibilities that make up provides, from a flawless skin to a complete transformation. Her passion for teaching makeup courses with research and love of different cultures keeps her inspiration, skills and works always up to date. Her approach is always very patient and calm, with a down to earth demeanor, astute level of aestheticism and understanding of the creative process.
Editorial: i-D, Tatler (UK), Tatler (RU), Domovoy, Dazed & Confused (Korea), Avenuel (Korea), Fault Magazine, Fiercive Magazine (JP), Esquire (RU), Sfashion, Neo 2, B-Magazine, Glass Magazine, Office, Graffiti, L’Edito, Toni & Guy Magazine, Elle (USA), Elle (DK).
Clients: Graff Diamonds, Jacob Cohen Campaign, Swarovski Crystal, House of Fraser, Brunello Cucinelli, Fedeli, New Look, Canon for Copenhagen Fashion Week, Samsung Commercial, Eurostar Commercial “Da Vinci Code”, Cinema Campaign, Reebok Advertising Campaign, Tetley’s Beer Campaign.
Internationally published Oscar Alexander Lundberg, who is originally from Stockholm, Sweden, started off his career as a model but quickly realised he enjoyed working behind the camera more than in front of it. Having tried on a few different hats, he gained a great deal of experience, but his main strength emerged in hair & makeup artistry. After a few years he pursued his dream of moving to London; studied a makeup course, and he quickly built a strong portfolio in fashion and celebrity hair and makeup, working with the likes of Natasha & Daniel Bedingfield, Vince Kidd, Sadie Frost, Sally Phillips and the cast of SKINS. During his time in London, OA has creative directed two fashion publications and held the position as fashion and beauty editor for a lifestyle magazine. His work has also been featured in publications including VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Japan, Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Glamour, TATLER Hong Kong and The Sunday Times Style.
Celebrities: Alex Arnold, Annabelle Wallis, Daniel Bedingfield, Emily Beecham, Frances Ruffelle, Freya Mavor, GizziErskine, Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers), Izzy Lawrence, Kristin Knox, Maya von Doll (Sohodolls), Morgana Robinson, Natasha Bedingfield, Perry Benson, Sadie Frost, Sally Phillips, Victoria Modesta, Vince Kidd, Zara Martin, Whitney Thompson (ANTM)
Editorial: 1883, Attitude, Fiasco, Client, F.Tape, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar Russia, OUT, Pride, Sunday Times Style, SVA, Tatler Hong Kong, Velour, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue.com, Vogue.co.uk, VOLT Café, Z!NK
Clients: Ada Zanditon, Aspinal of London, Belle Sauvage, Britain’s & Irelands Next Top Model, Dove, E4, Hepatitis C Trust, House of Fraser, Imogen Belfield, Mark Fast, Mark Thomas Taylor London, Merrell, Peter Lang Australia, Pyrrha, Pistol Panties, Tatty Divine, Toni & Guy, Unilever
Fabio began his career as a salon hairdresser in Italy, working for Toni and Guy following relocating to London, and now works as a freelance hair stylist. Fabio constantly works with some of the biggest names in fashion. He has also worked on a variety of big shows and magazines in London, Paris and Milan. His work is bold and highly structured, and uses hairpieces, wigs and the most unbelievable objects in his creations. His fresh, innovative and creative approach with hair has led to him being one of the most sought after freelance artists in the business.
Publication: British Vogue, Elle UK, Fiasco; Vision, Officiel Homme Italy, Rodeo, Lula, Velour, Hunter, Open Lab, HungerTV, Hypebeast China
Celebrity: Mulberry (Emma Hill executive designer)
Music: Zutons, Amarie Rogers, Joe Whiley, Lilly Allen.
Look book: Hussain Chalaian, Blue Marine, Pierre Cardin
AOFM is proud to offer our students, celebrity hairdresser Desmond, who has manifested himself as one of the most versatile and artistically accomplished hairstylists in the UK. He has won numerous awards for his hairdressing as well as his photography skills. Throughout the years Desmond has become a sought after educator and has conducted seminars all over Europe and the USA. Desmond has a countless number of television appearances to his name, and is well known for his roll in Channel 4 TV program The Salon. AOFM students will love working with this talented hairdresser and will benefit from the skills he has to teach.
He has a varied celebrity clientele including Tori Amos, Julia Roberts, Elle Macpherson, Destiny’s Child, Denise Van Outen, Beverly Knight, Mick Hucknall, Davina McCall and Will Young.
Desmond also has an extensive list of awards to his name, such as Mens Hairdresser of the Year, International Artist of the Year and Afro Hairdresser of the Year to name but a few.