United Makeup Artists Expo The UKs Professional Makeup Artist Trade Show That Listens

Please check back as more names will be added as they confirm for our 2019 show


Amanda Gaffey
Amanda Gaffey

Amanda is a freelance make-up artist & designer, based in the Northwest with over 25 years of experience in television, film & photographic make-up. For the past 15 years she has been an educator and mentor to students and trainee’s with an ambition to being successful in a competitive industry. She is currently involved in the launch of Make-up United Artists - an organisation dedicated to improving and maintaining standards and conditions for workers in the make-up industries UK wide.

Presented by: Make-up United Artists and United Makeup Artists expo

Role : Panel Participant
Location : Education Room 2
Time : Saturday 3 pm

Louise Young
Louise Young

Louise has been a highly successful make-up artist for over 30 years working in film, fashion, television and theatre. Recently, Louise has worked on films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Age of Ultron, The Man From Uncle, Florence Foster Jenkins and Dumbo. Louise is also a sought after educator and has a best selling book called Timeless: A Century of Iconic Looks is loved by artists and students alike. Louise’s range of handmade make-up brushes and colour cosmetic products are used and loved by some of the worlds leading make-up artists.

Presented by: Make-up United Artists and United Makeup Artists expo

Role : Panel Participant
Location : Education Room 2
Time : Saturday 3 pm

Website: Louise Young
Fiona Lobo-Cranston
Fiona Lobo-Cranston

Fiona is a well respected and established make-up artist, working in either main team or crowd room positions in the film and TV industry. Fiona works across the fields of feature films, TV drama, children’s drama and commercial productions. Sh has had numerous supervisor positions for a various theatre productions and worked in barber salons for over a decade.

Presented by: Make-up United Artists and United Makeup Artists expo

Role : Panel Participant
Location : Education Room 2
Time : Saturday 3 pm

Millie Kendall MBE
Millie Kendall

Millie Kendall, awarded an MBE in 2007 for her long-standing contribution to the cosmetics industry, is one of beauty and business's most respected names. She has been involved in launching and promoting some of the most successful beauty brands in the UK and is also the founder and CEO of the British Beauty Council, an organisation who’s aims are to represent the opinions and needs of the British beauty industry.

Presented by: Make-up United Artists and United Makeup Artists expo

Role : Panel Participant
Location : Education Room 2
Time : Saturday 3 pm

Website: The British Beauty Council
Pamela Clare (Makeup Artist & Lecturer)
Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare (PC) is known as "The Make-up Guru". As a Professional Make-up Artist and Educator she takes her career quite seriously. As a Make-up artist, PC specializes in Professional Make-up Application for Film and TV (Including High Definition Airbrush Make-Up) Perfect for any occasion from TV and Film to at home everyday use for a flawless, professional finish. Fashion - Runway, Bridal, Editorial, and Commercial Print. Her natural talent definitely speaks for itself!...
PC has just been successful in her application and been appointed as Head of Make-up for the feature film about the Bronte Sisters.

Presented by: White Rose Beauty Colleges

Role : Educator
Location : TBC
Time : TBC

Creative Fashion & Photographic Make-up Artist & College Lecturer..... Pamela Clare has over twenty years professional experience in the fashion and beauty industry and has worked and trained with some of the best company's in the world. Approved Make-up Artist for Ben Nye & Premier Products Inc (PPI)
Her career has gone from strength to strength, working with Models, Musicians, Film Actors / Actresses and many Photographers.
Although based in Leeds, P C often travels around the UK and Europe and beyond on various projects.

Kamanza Amihyia (Hair & Makeup Artist)
Kamanza Amihyia

Kamanza is a professionally qualified hair and make-up artist working within the TV, fashion, film, editorial, commercial, music touring, beauty and theatre industries. Originally, aged 17-years old, she trained in fashion design and illustration at the London College of Fashion, then Kamanza began to grow her passion for the overall improvement of the whole image, creating and expanding her knowledge by training and studying hairdressing. Kamanza then studied for a BA Hons in Business Marketing & Media Make-up.

Presented by: JT Makeup Studio

Role : Demonstrator
Location : JT Makeup Studio stand
Time : Saturday

As well as a global celebrity clientele Kamanza has over 20-year's experience in the creative industries. She travels internationally as both a hair and make-up artist and an educator specialising in Afro hair and media make-up for Afro-Caribbean, East & South Asian ethnicity skin tones. With her passion for teaching Kamanza has had the pleasure of teaching both pro and non-pro artists for the further education sector, Creative Media Skills, Bath Academy of Media Make-up, KulturAkademin (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Master Courses for Hollyoaks, English National Opera and BECTU.

Venice Marshall (Makeup Artist)
Venice Marshall

Venice was born into the world of art and creativity through ambitious artistic parents and has always been known for being the one to create out of the ordinary make up looks. She has since have since become a fully qualified hair and make-up artist and is actively working in the trade, as well as attending many competitions and public events. She also finds time to teach part-time for Lincolnshire Beauty, Therapy and Make-Up Academy. I always find working with keen students rewarding. I encourage them to come to as many events as possible and get involved."

Presented by: GetSetGo Bags

Role : Demonstrator
Location : GetSetGo Bags stand
Time : Saturday and Sunday

Website: Venice Marshall Make-Up Artist
Venice is the owner and founder of a festival unit called Transformation Station Events which goes out and about to music festivals. They offer live body painting show sessions on models with DJ accompaniment, as well as offer face and body painting and lots of glitter to the public. "The tent is a wonderful magical place and all the artists and models involved are super talented and I couldn’t do without."
Gemma Betton (Educator)
Gemma Betton

Gemma found art was her passion at a very young age. At school she excelled in artistic skills and continued to study Art and Design in Further Education at College. During this time, she fell in love with sculpting for the first time alongside her natural ability with fine art skills. Gemma found herself stepping in to the beauty, makeup, nails and aesthetics industry after gaining these skills and has combined her creativity with the beauty industry for almost two decades now. For 15 years Gemma has been lead educator for media makeup within colleges and in private training centres.

Presented by: VITA Skills

Role : Educator / Demonstrator
Location : Education Room
Time : Saturday 1 pm
Sunday 11 am

Gemma has always maintained her freelance skills alongside teaching and for many years has worked with general public, catwalk and studio models, musicians, influencers and reality television stars providing commercial and creative makeup but she also has a particular passion for body art and SFX. She spends most of her time making lists of things she’d like to create in between teaching! Gemma is currently an educator for VITA and its sister company QUATTRO and still loves nothing more than sharing her creativity with future makeup artists. She sees artistic inspiration in everything, including fellow artists and particularly enjoys helping students adapting to creative ways of thinking.
Gemma will also be demonstrating on the VITA skills stand. Saturday - General commercial makeup and simple fine art, freehand body art. Sunday - THE WORKER BEE

Emma Jayne Lavin
Emma Jayne Lavin

Emma has always been artistic for as long as she can remember although she channeled that into her first found love, nail technology. She has been practicing fine art and sculptured art on nails for many years. Almost a decade ago Emma decided she wanted to share her skill with others and qualified as a teacher. Along the way, new doors were opened and Emma expanded her skillset and started using the face and body as a canvas instead of the nail! Makeup has since taken over her life and she feels she can express thoughts, ideas and feelings through creativity with makeup. She loves fashion and photographic looks and takes inspiration from other artists that create abstract, Avant garde pieces. Often she combines this with SFX.

Presented by: VITA Skills

Role : Demonstrator
Location : VITA Skills stand
Time : Saturday and Sunday

Emma has worked with clientele, in horror houses, on sets of short films, roadshows, trade events, music videos and studio work. Emma is currently an educator for VITA and is incredibly passionate about developing the creative minds of our future makeup artists and instilling positivity in as many people as she can. Emma will be demonstrating on the VITA Skills stand. Saturday - ‘Putting on a front’ Avant Garde Face and Body art. Sunday - general commercial makeup and simple fine art, freehand body art

Rebecca Scott (Makeup Artist)
Rebecca Scott

Having a passion for special effects makeup started at a young age for Rebecca and it still remains a big part of her life today. The desire to create realistic character designs has always excited her and given her the determination to work outside her comfort zone. Enthusiasm, skill and hard work are essential within this industry and Rebecca shows these qualities through her work.

Presented by: MonsterFX

Role : Demonstrator
Location : MonsterFX Stand - Show Floor
Time : Saturday + Sunday

Website: Rebecca Scott MUA
Emily Walsh (Makeup Artist & Lecturer)
Emily Walsh

Emily was always artistic even from an early age and could see the art and beauty in almost anything. At school she was only interested in painting and being creative - and after seeing Robin Williams' transformation in Mrs Doubtfire Emily found her passion in prosthetic makeup. Several Special Effects Makeup and Prosthetic Makeup courses and work projects on, Emily is currently teaching specialist make-up and running her own workshops along-side working in the industry. She thoroughly enjoys passing her skills onto her students giving them both knowledge and inspiration, and preparing them for the weird and wonderful world of make-up artistry.

Presented by: VITA Skills

Role : Educator
Location : TBC
Time : Saturday

Website: Emily Walsh Make-Up Artist
Lauren McNicoll (NYX Professional Makeup Education Executive)
Lauren McNicoll

Lauren McNicoll is a theatrical, special effects and media makeup artist with over ten years’ experience in editorial makeup, bodypainting and special effects. She has had a variety of careers as a makeup artist, working for herself, Tony’n’Guy, M.A.C, L’Oreal and more recently, NYX Professional Makeup. Lauren has a huge passion for creative transformative looks which involve all elements of SFX and Body painting with influences from beauty, fashion and editorial looks. Come see Lauren’s demo to learn how to create the perfect glowy base paired with a Los Angeles inspired editorial look.

Presented by: NYX Professional Make Up

Role : Demonstrator / Speaker
Location : Education Room
Time : Saturday 16:30 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm

Website: Lauren McNicoll on Facebook
Sophie Peach (Winner of NYX Professional Makeup FACE Awards 2018)
Sophie Peach

Sophie has always been very passionate about illustration, painting and prop making. She is an aspiring makeup artist, known for her exceptionally creative, transformative and otherworldly looks. Sophie was recently crowned ‘Artist of The Year’ for the NYX Professional Makeup FACE Awards 2018. Sophie will be showcasing her talent at the NYX Professional Makeup stand, creating two transformations throughout the event. Be sure to come along and take a look, you won’t want to miss it!

Presented by: NYX Professional Makeup

Role : Demonstrator
Location : Show floor
Time : Both days

Website: NYX Professional Makeup
Jackie Sweeney (Makeup Artist)
Jackie Sweeney

After graduating from London College of Fashion in 1994, Jackie went on to work across TV, Theatre and Film before becoming a Co-Founder of Wigs Up North in 2004. With her business partners, she helped the business grow, win awards and launch their own UKMUA brand of products. In 2015, she decided to return full time to filming and retired amicably from Wig Up North.

She has successfully gone on to work as a daily, or main team or crowd supervise on shows such as Peaky Blinders, The Little Stranger (Feature) , Les Miserables (BBC) and Catherine The Great (SKY Atlantic).

Presented by: UMAe

Role : Speaker
Location :Education
Time : TBC
Atarah Mayhew (100daysofmakeup)
Atarah Mayhew

Having studied at The University of the Arts London, Atarah Mayhew continued her creative journey into social media, being one of the first to create a huge following within the beauty community.

Creating a platform for others to share their skills and succeed, she has success grown multiple Instagram accounts such as her personal page. With @100daysofmakeup being one of the most popular & unique makeup accounts currently on Instagram, as they cater to all makeup genres from Creative Artistic Makeup, Special FX and Glam Makeup

Presented by: Vita Skills

Role : Speaker
Location :Vita Skills Booth
Time : TBC

Website: 100daysofmakeup
Ellis Atlantis (Glowup Winner)
Ellis Atlantis

Glowup makeup artist and contestant Ellis is based in London and shares his creative make-up looks on his Instagram account.

Ellis has finished in the top 5 at the NYX Professional Makeup Face Awards in both 2017 and 2018.

Presented by: UMAe

Role : Speaker / Demonstrator
Location :Education / Show Floor
Time : TBC

Website: Ellis Atlantis
Tiffany Hunt (Glowup Contestant)
Tiffany Hunt

Glowup shapeshifter & makeup artist and contestant Tiffany Hunt lives in Nottingham and works at MAC cosmetics in John Lewis.

She has a huge online following, especially on her Instagram account where she credits herself as a social media influencer.

Her make-up skills are entirely self-taught, and each look created for her Instagram account takes between four and twelve hours to finish. Tiffany was in the NYX Professional Makeup face awards top 5 2018

Presented by: UMAe

Role : Speaker / Demonstrator
Location :Education / Show Floor
Time : TBC

Website: Tiffany Hunt
Leigh Easthope (Glowup Contestant)
Leigh Easthope

Glowup makeup artist and contestant Leigh lives in Manchester and works as a freelance make-up artist and painter.

He shares much of his work on Instagram and says that he’s always loved being creative.

Presented by: UMAe

Role : Speaker / Demonstrator
Location :Education / Show Floor
Time : TBC

Website: Leigh Easthope
Belinda Maines (Glowup Contestant)
Belinda Maines

Glowup makeup artist and contestant Belinda who lives in Newcastle fits in her passion for make-up around motherhood and her full-time job.

She shares her creative make-up looks on her Instagram account.

Presented by: UMAe

Role : Speaker / Demonstrator
Location :Education / Show Floor
Time : TBC

Website: Belinda Maines
Ruth Parry (Special effects make-up artist)
Ruth Parry

Commencing her career in the North West of England in 2011, Ruth undertook a two year traineeship at Liverpool based effects company MakeupSFX and later went on to complete a twelve month apprenticeship with Neill Gorton at Millennium FX in Cornwall. During this time she was also accepted onto the Dick Smith Advanced Professional Makeup Course.

 

Presented by: Cantor + Nissel

Role : Demonstrator
Location : Show Floor
Time : Both days

Since leaving Cornwall in 2014, she has been fortunate to work as part of the teams at Millennium FX, KMFX, BGFX, Coulier Creatures and Animated Extras and has been given the opportunity to work on productions such as ‘Life’, ‘King Arthur’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Game of Thrones’ seasons 6-8, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ and ‘Men In Black: International’.

Davy Jones (Emmy, Bafta award winning special effects make-up artist)
Davy Jones

With over 30 years experience, Davy Jones is one of the UK’s most respected prosthetics, makeup and effects artists having created multi-award winning, leading edge makeup and effects for many TV and film productions.

An Emmy, Bafta and Royal Television Society Award Winner, he has worked on blockbusters Pirates of the Caribbean, Narnia 2, Blade and Band of Brothers and more recently has been working on the latest in the Men in Black franchise and filming in both the UK and Prague for the upcoming BBC drama World On Fire.

Presented by: Davy Jones School of Makeup

Role : Speaker
Location : Education, Show floor
Time : Both days

Website: Davy Jones School of Makeup

His recent TV work includes SkyTV’s The Five and Netflix series Safe. Now gearing up for a new forensic drama it’s been an extremely busy time of late having recently returned from Sri Lanka and the shooting of his third series on ITV’s Good Karma Hospital. Davy has also been working on HBO’s period drama Gentleman Jack.

When work committments allow Davy shares his immense experience through a range of courses which give students the rare and invaluable opportunity to learn, first hand, the techniques essential in gaining a foothold in the increasingly demanding film and TV industry.

Samantha Helen
Samantha Helen

"Samantha Helen is a professional body painter and creative makeup artist. A keen art student who found sticking to a flat canvas challenging and restricting. Her passion for the mysterious and challenging allowed her to experiment with paint not only on paper but on the body. After transforming herself into different characters and illusions, her body art was picked up by numerous media outlets such as MTV, The Daily Mail and Metro! Samantha now begins to share this passion as a demonstrator producing masterclasses for universities, colleges and academies up and down the country.

Presented by: Red Carpet FX

Role : Educator
Location : Education / Red Carpet FX
Time : Saturday

She has been in the industry working with fantastic brands such as Rolls Royce, Disney, Coca-Cola, Nokia and Thomas Cook to name a few. Samantha produces her creative media makeup for all types of events and campaigns whilst working along side tv shows such as Blue Peter and Newsround."

Elizabeth Armistead Head of Makeup Coronation Street
Elizabeth Armistead

Starting in the business in 1979 @ the age of 22 with the BBC. Liz stayed with the corporation for 15 years working on Drama, light entertainment, daytime etc. Following her time at the BBC she left to go freelance as a designer, working on all kinds of productions from smaller shows to setting up the world renowned Shameless.

Liz is credited as working on a number of other productions as well as becoming head of Eastenders for a few years. To date, Liz is Head of Make Up for Coronation Street at ITV.

Presented by: The Makeup People

Role : Speaker
Location : Education, Show floor
Time : Saturday TBC

Website: Elizabeth Armistead

Liz Will be available on Saturday for portfolio reviews at The Makeup People Stand.

She will also be on stage in the education rooms where you can engage in a Q&A session regarding working on the set of Coronation Street and at ITV.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain an insight into one of the UK's most famous television shows.

Emily Simms (Education Kryolan UK)
Emily Simms

Emily Simms has over 12 years experience as a make-up artist and specialises in fantasy character, body art and air brush. Starting her career within retail, she made a name for herself though winning National and European artistry competitions, for looks containing intense detail and realism.

Presented by: Red Carpet FX

Role : Educator
Location : Education / Red Carpet FX
Time : Saturday

3 years ago Emily progressed to a role within Field Education, eventually finding herself at Kryolan Professional Make-up. Emily is now a part of the International Pro Team for Kryolan, traveling across the globe creating looks backstage at London Fashion Week, International Awards ceremonies, Advertising Campaigns and on set. /p>

Tanya Noor (Head of Makeup at Phantom Of The Opera, Founder GetSetGo Bags)
Tanya Noor

Tanya trained at the prestigious London College of Fashion in the early 1990’s and has been an established makeup artist for over 25 years working in the fashion, theatre and film and TV industries.

Currently Tanya is head of makeup at Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End of London.

Presented by: Get-Set-Go-Bags

Role : Educator
Location : Main Stage, Show floor, Education
Time : Both Days

Website: Tanya Noor

Tanya is a qualified academic professional makeup artist who teaches to a degree level. In conjunction with her busy career Tanya has also developed a range of set bags called Get Set Go Bags. She designed her wide range of set bags for the makeup industry which are available online and at stockists in London, Europe and the USA. www.get-set-go-bags.com

Website - get-set-go-bags.com
E-Mail - info@get-set-go-bags.com
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/getsetgobags
FB - getsetgobags
Twitter - @getsetgobags
Shaune Harrison (Award Winning Makeup Artist)
Shaune Harrison

Shaune’s love of films started at an early age, and as a child he experimented with 8mm films trying to copy scenes from his favourite movies. After years of trying to recreate classic creatures, Shaune finally started in the film industry in 1988 working in the field of Special Make-up Effects.

Presented by: Shaune Harrison Academy

Role : Speaker
Location : Education, Show floor
Time : Sunday TBC

Website: Shaune Harrison Academy

About the Shaune Harrison Academy.

Passionate about his craft, Shaune is a keen advocate of passing on his many years of experience to a new generation of artists who want to perfect their skills in the art of Creature and Special Make up effects. The Academy is the pinnacle of Shaune’s many accomplishments and his dedication, devotion and infectious passion for the craft are the driving force in enduring its continued success.

Shaune has worked on some of the biggest blockbusters in the world, from the Harry Potter series, Captain America, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Sleepy Hollow, Stardust, The Mummy, Sunshine, The Fifth Element, The DaVinci Code, Game of Thrones, Dracula Untold, World War Z, & The Avengers: Age of Ultron… www.shauneharrisonacademy.com

Julia Townend (Makeup Artist)
Julia Townend

Julia is a London based Makeup & Body Artist with over 20 years experience of working in fashion, theatre, film & TV. She combined her freelance career with working as an educator London College of Fashion and West Thames College until 2013. Now working back fulltime as a freelance Makeup Artist on various productions; Julia works additionally as an academic consultant for a number of universities and private academies.

Presented by: JT Makeup

Role : Educator / Speaker
Location : TBC
Time :

Website: Julia Townend

In 2013 Julia, helped by her sisters, developed the JT Makeup Studio range. "It has been very organic and created with my love of fantasy, art, history and fairytale."
This product range is used regularly by makeup artists in the film, theatre and fashion industries, and received from fellow makeup artists such as Polly Osmond, Lan Nguyen- Grealis, Julia Carta, Pixi Woo and Phyllis Cohen

Brian Kinney (Makeup Artist)
Brian Kinney

Brian Kinney is a prime time Emmy-nominated makeup artist and a Journeyman in IATSE Local 706 Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild in Hollywood.

Presented by: Full Slap FX

Role : Speaker, Demonstrator
Location : Education, Show floor
Time : TBC


Website: Full Slap FX
Amanda Green (Makeup Artist)
Amanda Green

Amanda Green, make up artist and designer to some of the most famous faces on TV has created intensive professional makeup artist courses for anyone interested in learning the art of makeup.

Presented by: The Makeup Artist Academy

Role : Speaker / Educator
Location : Education
Time : TBC

Website: The Makeup Artist Academy

Amanda has worked in the media industry for over 25 years and some of her clients include artists such as Graham NortonJohn MalkovichAlicia SilverstoneAlesha DixonRicky GervaisBeverley KnightJohn BarrowmanJay SeanTom JonesIsabella Rossellini etc., the list goes on...

Maria Malone-Guerbaa (Professional Make-up & Face Paint Artist)
Maria Malone-Guerbaa

Maria started her career as a portrait artist in Limerick with a dream for film and TV life. She later left for London and studied in Camden Town in CBMA. After years learning from experts in their field Maria discovered face and body painting and realised that her love of portraitists and art could come alive on the faces and body's of real people and discovered she had the ability to transform people into celebrities and real life animals.

Presented by: Maria Malone-Guerbaa

Role : Competition Judge
Location : Show floor
Time : Sunday

Website: Maria Malone

Her incredible talent and artistry took her global and her work was showcased around the world, from This Morning, The One Show, Today in the USA, to Spain and Germany around the world. Today Maria provides beautifully artistic designs for film and TV and teaches her skills to transform your own face.



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