Head Makeup Artist
April 2011 — January 2013
Communicate with clients to clarify visual requirements.
Read scripts to ascertain materials/look required/budget implications, known as production study, which may require further research.
Produce and sketch design ideas for hairstyles and make-up.
Ensure continuity in hair and make-up and liaising with other members of the design team to ensure the overall look/effect is consistent and coherent.
Build a rapport with make-up subjects, which may include members of the public who are being interviewed for television as well as professional actors or presenters.
Demonstrate and implement a practical understanding of lighting, the photographic process, colors and the impact of special effects/make-up processes on the skin and ensure that appropriate action is taken to minimize/eradicate any unpleasant side effects from the use of specialist make-up/hairdressing techniques.
Take detailed notes and photographs of work, maintaining an up-to-date portfolio of work undertaken.
Maintain awareness of health and safety issues and legislation.
Fit/manipulate/apply wigs, hairpieces
Maintain wigs, hairpieces, and other specialist materials and equipment.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of available hair and make-up products, sourcing, budgeting and ordering materials and equipment from specialist suppliers.