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BA (Hons) Hair and Makeup Staff Profile

Head of Department - Richard Keys

I have a passion for learning and helping to ensure that students graduate with the best possible chance of gaining employment in their chosen field. From a media make-up perspective, I enjoy analysing the prosthetics on film and TV productions such as Game of Thrones, where the minute attention to detail is fantastic. I am the Head of the Department responsible for the Higher Education programmes in Sport, Science, Media Make-up and Tourism.

Programme Manager - Estelle Greenhalgh

After training in Fashion, Theatrical and Hair and Media Make-up, I began to promote myself as a freelance make-up artist. Whilst working freelance I was employed in a variety of different contexts within the fashion, television, bridal and photography industry to include Calendar (Yorkshire Television), bridal designers to include Sharon Cowen, Asian bridalwear companies, short films, fashion shows and events and providing makeovers for the public and for promotional images for personalities from TV productions including Hollyoaks, The Apprentice and Big Brother. One of my favourite roles in this time was as a beauty editor for the magazine publication Chic Lifestyle.

My current interests include catwalk and avant garde fashion, period dramas and contemporary body art.

Lecturer - Naomi Francis

My academic background is in Drama, Theatre and Art and Design studies which linked in with my overall obsession for theatrical makeup and special effects for the film industry. With my appetite to learn and progress into the extraordinary world of makeup artistry, I graduated from Worcester College with a HND in Theatrical Special Effects Makeup Hair & Costume. I have had a long spanning career and have worked extensively within the makeup industry. My career began in freelance producing high fashion hair and makeup for editorial & catwalk campaigns for leading fashion brands. Through this, I established a career path which led me to work within the cosmetics industry as a Business Manager for 8 years. Here I learnt interdisciplinary elements such as marketing, promotions, trend forecasting and branding whilst continuing to develop my practical skills within fashion makeup. My underpinning passion is theatre and special effects, recently working on productions such as ‘Through the Looking Glass’, ‘Cats’ and ‘Hercules’. I am currently teaching on the FdA Fashion, Theatrical, Media Hair & Makeup course whilst undertaking my Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training. I am extremely passionate about my subject and work to develop students into becoming aspiring, innovative, creative individuals in an exciting field of work.

Lecturer - Helen Gorman

I have worked in the Makeup Industry for nearly 10 years and I have a broad knowledge of working in television, fashion, retail and commercial areas of the industry. Since qualifying with a BA Hons. Degree from Bradford College I have built up a reputable freelance business and completed my PGCE at Huddersfield University, securing a job at Leeds City College. I have worked on numerous primetime television shows including Waterloo Road and Hollyoaks. While working for MAC Cosmetics I have worked on many high profile clients including Katie Price, Kim Marsh, Kara Tointon, Jessica Metcalf and many more behind the scenes at the British Soap Awards. I have experience of working with clients from varied backgrounds while working for The Daily Express and The Daily Mirror newspaper, completing makeup for ‘real life’ subjects, celebrities and many wellknown ‘behind the scenes’ professionals.

Lecturer - Charlotte Butterfield

I have been in the makeup industry for nearly 10 years and have worked for both Illamasqua and Urban Decay as a makeup artist and trainer. During my time with these brands, I worked at London Fashion Week, held a demo at UMA Expo and was a finalist in the staff category of Illamasqua’s Distinction in Makeup Artistry Awards held at BAFTA. My research interests are varied, coming from both a Media Makeup & SFX qualification and a Masters Degree in History of Art, but I have a keen interest in the history of makeup, creative makeup design and exploring gender theory.

Lecturer - Kirsty Jenkins

I gained my qualifications in Media Makeup Artistry in 2012 and I then went onto work at 'Wigs Up North' in Manchester whilst also working as a freelance hair & makeup artist in the Bridal industry creating hair & makeup for bridal parties. I am also experienced in photographic and editorial work. During my time at Wigs Up North I was greatly involved in making wigs for TV and theatre; 'The Three Musketeers, David Williams book remake of 'Billionaire Boy' and productions such as 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and many more. My interests are theatre, photography, vintage hairstyling and makeup, as well as wig making.