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An Insider’s Story – Hair and make-up artist

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Hair styling for make up artists

Hair styling for make up artists (Photo credit: London College of Fashion short courses)

I work as a freelance hair and make up artist for the film industry. It can seem like a daunting field to start out with but if it’s something you’re really passionate about, I really recommend plugging away at it.

There are hundreds of courses out there for budding make-up artists, but there is nothing like learning on the job, so when starting out as a trainee accept every job on offer, no matter how big or how small. You never know who you’ll meet along the way who will give you your big break.

Although the starts tend to be incredibly early and the hours incredibly long, there’s no other industry in the world quite like it.  I am constantly meeting people from every walk of life, learning new skills, and experiencing life in parts of the world that I would never have the opportunity to enjoy in any other way.

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Written by getrealvideo

January 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

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