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

Speakers, Demonstrators and Educators for 2022

Please check back as more names will be added as they confirm for our 2022 show


Nick Wolfe
MK

Nick Wolfe is a World Champion Body painter and makeup artist. Considered an expert in his field, he is sought after all over the world for his inspirational art and educational workshops.

With his identical twin brother Brian, he joined Universal Studios, Florida in 1998, where they soon made names for themselves in the prosthetics department. With the face painters of Enjoy Your Face Inc, who paint in major theme parks in the US and Japan, they developed and integrated designs specifically for boys, aiming to bridge the gender gap in the art of face painting.

Their classic use of highlighting, shadow, anatomy studies, and 3-D illusions quickly received international attention in 2001 when they were hired as contributing authors to Creative Facepainting. The book has been produced in five languages and was considered the face painting bible.

In 2004, Nick and Brian left Universal Studios and founded their own make-up company, Wolfe Brothers Face Art & FX, regularly touring the world to promote their products and teach face and body art techniques. Four years later they left the company to embark upon a more freestyle career path. Plying their craft all over the globe under the corporate name Evil Twin FX LLC, the brothers continue to teach workshops on face painting, body painting, special FX make-up, and mask making in Europe, Asia, Australia, and across North America. Most recently, the Wolfe Brothers competed against 40 other countries to win the world champion title at the World Body Paint Festival. Nick has also published several books in 10 different languages.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role : Demonstrator
Location : Warpaint Stand
Time : TBC

Kirsty Stanway
MK
With over 25 years experience in the industry, Kirsty has worked in all areas of the makeup industry, from acclaimed TV dramas Skins and Holby City to award-winning movies such as Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine and Sleepy Hollow. For the last ten years, she has been the series designer for BBC’s award-winning medical drama Casualty, and has helped many BAMM graduates secure trainee positions on set.

A creative and enthusiastic tutor on our SFX and Prosthetics Makeup Courses, Kirsty’s passion shines through in the BAMM classroom.theatrical.

Presented by: Bath Makeup Academy

Role :Educator
Location : Show Floor
Time : Both Days

Cassie Lomas
Cassie Lomas

Cassie Lomas is a make-up artist, businesswoman, brand and a mum - truly inspiring those around her that you can make your dreams come true. Starting her makeup career back in the 1990s Cassie has worked with some of the world’s most famous faces including Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Twiggy, Rita Ora, Camilla Cabello and Little Mix to name a few.

Working on shoots for Vogue and creating covers for Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Sunday Time Style mag is something Cassie loves and she has also headed her own shows at London Fashion Week for designer Clements Riberio.

In 2010 Cassie launched her makeup school, Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy, which has firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious and recognised private schools for makeup training in the UK, having courses in-person in Manchester and online. Cassie prides herself on being an honest and dedicated mentor to all her students for as long as they need her.

Following on from the success of Cassie’s school, in 2014 she launched her own Creatives Agency, representing the best new talent in make-up and hair and is now a leading agent in the UK.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Fashion Judge
Location : Show Floor
Time : TBC

Website: Cassie Lomas
MK Grand Master Barber
MK

MK is a 25yr+ Multi Award Winning National & International barber. Salon Owner + Product Range called MAN IS KING also providing male grooming services. -Writer & Consultant for City & Guilds Barbering.

He has travelled the world from Japan to Russia to France conducting seminars & shows. - Latest project The NBC show called the ‘THE COURTSHIP’ where he was head barber for the 18 men in the reality show + His latest shoot with Idris Elba & Christian Louboutin for promo for his latest shoes out this summer! & now a proud participant in the TV & Film make up & hair course with MAKE-UP UNITED ACADEMY through ScreenSkills!

MK “Ive always wanted to see my work & name on big productions, & look forward to making my own production be it a show, advert, or theatrical.

Presented by: MAKE-UP UNITED ACADEMY& United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Educator
Location : Show Floor
Time : 3PM Sunday

Laura Phipps
Laura Phipps

Laura Phipps After studying at the London College of Fashion and graduating in 2004, I started my career in Fashion and Retail makeup, always with the dream to be in TV and Film. Over the following years I worked the UK independent film circuit teaching myself along the way.

In 2008 I decided to train in more advanced SFX with Neill Gorton and have never looked back. Whilst I also do beauty, fashion and editorial makeup and have worked as a wig mistress for the RSC, prosthetics is definitely my first love. Today I feel very lucky to teach the subject as well as work as designer, supervisor and key artist on large productions. I enjoy seeing the new talent and passion emerging from new artists as they also inspire my creativity and keep my passion alive, reminding me of what a privilege it is do what you love.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Character Judge
Location : Show Floor
Time : TBC

Tally Bookbinder
Tally Bookbinder

Tally’s career started at the Dawn Cragg school of Film & TV where she qualified with distinction in all aspects of make-up and hair design. An award-winning highly respected celebrity hair and makeup designer, Tally boasts 30 years industry experience.

A pioneer in the art of body painting Tally quickly established herself in her early career on the world stage winning the UK final of the Dominelli body painting championship holding third position for GB in 1988 in the world finals in Vancouver Canada. In the early 90’s Tally landed her dream job spending 2yrs on-the-road as personal make-up artist to the world-renowned boyband, Take That. With extensive TV work for all the major channels under her belt Tally has enjoyed the prestigious position of being hair and make-up designer on several award-winning productions. She has spent 7 consecutive years with CBeebies on their beautiful adaptation of the Northern Ballet’s production of The Ugly Duckling (2013), Three Little Pigs (2014), Elves & The Shoemaker (2015), Tortoise and The Hare (2016), Goldilocks & The 3 Bears (2017). Puss In Boots (2019) and Little Red Riding Hood (2020) for television.

She also holds the credit for hair and makeup designer in the CBeebies production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016 and The Tempest in 2018. Tally was also privileged and proud to have designed a production very close to her heart when she worked on the BAFTA nominated Ann Frank: A Life In Hiding for newsround in 2019. Tally’s creative touch is regularly seen in popular publications such as Hello!, Ok!, Marie Claire and the Telegraph, her work has also been featured at the NTA’s, Soap Awards & other red carpet events.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Body Painting Judge
Location : Show Floor
Time : TBC

Miss Kate Monroe (Award-Winning Face and Body Painter)
Miss Kate Monroe

Always having a passion for the arts alongside an intrigue for creating her own world of fantasy and escapism, Kate has only recently delved into the world of face and body art and has never felt more true to herself.

From a young age, her favourite thing was always to draw; setting herself projects and creating books filled with pages upon pages of drawings. This grew to experimenting with graphics, design and photography as she encompassed one of her other great passions of the music industry. The biggest thing that fascinated her was creating a complete final package that could be easily marketable, a skill that would aid in future endeavours.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists Expo

Role : Creative Judge
Location : Show Floor
Time :TBC

Website: Miss Kate Monroe

Kate has won multiple awards, amongst which Novice Face Painter at Paintopia 2014, the Postal Body Painting Competition at the UK Face and Bodypaint Convention, the Warpaint Magazine competition at Pro Beauty North, and reaching the top 10 at the NYX UK Face Awards 2017.

Kate took her first steps into teaching in 2016, leading beginners face paint workshops at Alton Towers for both their Enchanted Village and their Scarefest season, and being an 'Instructor' for the first time at the UK Face & Body Art Convention with Body Art Demo's.

The near future sees Kate experimenting more with different mediums and looking to further herself in the realms of her fine art and selling her work, as well as working hard to delve deeper into the face and body painting world and build upon her successes.

Armand Beasley
Armand Beasley

Having started as an actor, Armand trained during his “resting periods” in skincare, make up and fragrance to expand his skills. This led to him setting up a Personal Beauty Studio in conjunction with House of Fraser. He then started appearing regularly on radio and TV as a beauty expert, including GMTV with Armand creating makeup and beauty looks for members of the public.

He has also appeared on UK and global TV and radio networks as presenter and regular guest, as well as writing and contributing to beauty columns for publications around the world. He also has worked on editorial shoots internationally, from Greece to the Oscars in LA, to fashion shows in Delhi and society weddings in New York.Armand has been leading seminars on grooming front of house staff for corporations including British Airways and the Rocco Forte Group. He regularly fronts positive beauty seminars ranging from 120 to 2000 people.

Presented by: Warpaint, Pro Body Glow & United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Bridal Judge
Location : Show Floor
Time : TBC

For many years Armand has hosted the Warpaint stage for us at the Professional Beauty UK trade shows, and in 2019 Armand hosted India’s very first Make up Week live from Mumbai, which was an enormous success. Still working as an actor, you may well catch him on BBC1 later this year.

However, one of his proudest moments has been co-creating the 100% natural high-shine nourishing multipurpose balm with BuzzBalm Beauty, Pro Body Glow which launched in October 2019 to rave reviews, and has become a firm favourite with MUAs, consumers and celebrities alike.

Throughout all his success, his down to earth nature and sense of humour ensure his feet stay firmly on the ground, no matter who his client is. After all, everyone deserves star treatment!

Cat Finlayson
Cat Finlayson

Discovering face paint in 2000 whilst educating in zoos, Cat won UK Professional Face Painter & placed 5th in Face at the World Body Paint Festival, then went freelance full -time.

Repeat bookings include decorating 1000s for the Hong Kong Rugby 7s, painting 100 faces daily at a woodland attraction, creating eco-glitter skin and leotard designs for international acrobats, and being promo artist, college tutor and judge for Paintopia.

A Hobbycraft Artisan, she runs workshops especially on Cricut machines for her stencils and matching paper-cuts, which she also sells. In 2021, Cat was 14th in the World Body Paint Festival, the highest placed UK entrant.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Body Painting Judge
Location : Show Floor
Time : TBC

Victoria Robinson
MK

Victoria Robinson, owner of Victoria Louise MUA, is a freelance MUA and educator teaching the next generation of Beauty Therapists and Make Up Artists.

An award-winning MUA, Victoria has been in the industry for 24 years, working in TV, film and theatre, as well as working with brides to create their perfect wedding make up.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role : Demonstrator
Location : Warpaint Stand
Time : TBC

Spob O'Brien (Hair and Makeup Artist in Film TV Theatre)
Spob O'Brien

With Spob’s expertise in period make-up and hair for Film/TV and commercials she has created looks through the eras, on such productions as Brideshead Revisited, The Kings Speech, Engima, Rush and Inception.

Her love of history, make-up and hair in reflected within her work.

Presented by: United Makeup Artists expo

Role : Educator
Location : TBC
Time : TBC

Leigh Easthope (Glowup Contestant)
Leigh Easthope

Glowup makeup artist and contestant Leigh 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 Warpaint Stand
Time : TBC

Website: Leigh Easthope
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: Essentials by samantha Helen

Role : Educator
Location : Education / Essentials by samantha Helen
Time : Sunday/Monday

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."

Danny Elias (Make-up Artist)
Danny Elias
Role :Educator, Demonstrator
Location : Show Floor Square Peg Studios

Danny Elias is a make-up, hair and prosthetics artist with a broad range of experience including film & television, fashion, media and editorial, as well as being a fully qualified teacher. She is a member of the 'Professional Leadership Academy' at the University of Bedfordshire and former Manager of ‘Neill Gortons Prosthetic Studio’. Danny began teaching media make-up for College Gwent and was an integral part of ‘It's My Shout Productions’, training young make-up artists in association with BBC Wales, S4C, the UK Film Council, the Arts Council of Wales and ITV.

Recent screen credits includeHerotiks,BBCs A Midsummer Night's Dream, The X-Factor (2015,2014), ‘Dc Brain ‘Casualty, Sherlock, Indian Doctor, Wizards vs Aliens andDoctor Who. She designed the make-up for recent TV film Devil's Vice (BBC1), S4C Pobol y Cwm ‘after dark’web series. In 2010 she designed the highly popular underwater series ‘The Underwater Realm’ and worked with Millennium FX on the prosthetics for 20th Century Fox movie Victor Frankenstein.

Recent publications includes ‘Prosthetics Magazine’ 'Faceon', 'EDGE', 'The Guardian', 'Vogue Italia', 'Cellardoor', 'Urban Mainstream', 'Fan the Fire', 'I Am LDN', 'T&M', 'Men’s Health' and Los Angeles based digital magazine 'Cliché. She has also been involved in several advertisement campaigns for ‘The Welsh National Opera’, Bullying UK’ ‘Hines’ ‘About Face’ ‘About Eyes’ Top Shop’ to name a few.

James Mac
James Mac

James Mac is a freelance beauty-glamour makeup/drag artist and runner up on BBC’s Glow Up series 2.

James’ focus is on hyper creative looks, fashion, editorial and drag inspired makeup.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Fashion Judge
Location : Show Floor
Time : TBC

Kelly ODell
Kelly ODell

Kelly Odell has been a makeup artist for 12 years and covers all styles from natural, bridal, glam and to the creative side such as face art and special effects.

Leicester-based Kelly now has her own studio which she launched on 1st October 2021 where she teaches accredited courses and 1-2-1 lessons. She loves all style of makeup and enjoys the variety of places it can take her.

Presented by: Warpaint & United Makeup Artists expo

Role :Educator
Location : Show Floor
Time : TBC

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’.

Ahsen Gulkaya (Makeup Artist)
Corey
Role : Educator / Demonstrator
Location : Show floor
Time : Both Days

Ahsen Gulkaya is a makeup artist and makeup instructor in Istanbul, Turkey, working internationally in multiplesegments of professionalmakeup. Her credits include design and makeup for numerous movies, television, fashion, editorial photography and theater. She has taught makeup since 2004 and specializes in special effects. Ahsen is the proprietor of Handesan FX Shop in Istanbul.

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 : Sunday

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.

Amanda Gaffey
Amanda Gaffey

Amanda is a freelance make-up artist and designer, based in the North West with 25 years of experience in television, film and photographic make-up. For the past 17 years she has also been an educator and mentor to students and trainees with the ambition to be successful in a competitive industry.

As well as running Make-up United Artists, an agency dedicated to providing excellence in make-up artistry and hairstyling for the screen industries, she has an academy studio in Media City, hosting masterclasses and workshops for beginners and industry pros alike.

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

Role : Panel Participant
Location : TBC
Time : TBC

Emma Rutherford (Co-Founder and Editorial Director Warpaint Magazine)
Emma Rutherford

Emma Rutherford is co-founder and editorial director at industry bible Warpaint Magazine, London. Each week, Warpaint features interviews, news stories, trend editorial, events and awards from the creative world of the professional makeup artist. Warpaint champions the work of internationally-acclaimed artists, as well as bringing our readers the latest in cosmetic launches and new collections.

Presented by: Emma Rutherford

Role : Speaker
Location : Education, Competition
Time :TBA

Website: Warpaint Magazine

Covering every aspect of a make-up artist’s brief, Warpaint ventures behind the scenes of blockbuster films, TV productions, editorial shoots and major events to get the artist’s own story. Featuring body art, prosthetics, wig work and SFX as well as high fashion, catwalk, editorial and beauty, Warpaint brings to both pro artists and aspiring students the sense of community and recognition of the incredible work our leading artists achieve.

Emma has become a name in the industry. Her talent and especially her hard work are visible not only in Warpaint, but also in her other role as Co-Founder and Head of Strategy for RI Media, a multi-service consultancy specialising in beauty, cosmetics, hair, wellness, health and lifestyle.

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
Jackie Sweeney (Makeup & Hair Supervisor, Designer)
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 All Creatures Great and Small, Peaky Blinders, The Little Stranger (Feature) , Les Miserables (BBC) and Catherine The Great (SKY Atlantic).

Presented by: UMAe

Role : Speaker
Location :Education
Time : TBC


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