Hair/Makeup Artist Intern

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Come learn and work with one the BEST in the business, Jakeem Smith, celebrity publicist.


Depending on the nature of the client/job, you many work alone, as assistants to a more senior colleague or as part of a make-up design team.

Typical work activities include:

communicating with clients to clarify visual requirements;
production study: reading scripts to ascertain the materials and the look required, budget implications and identifying areas where research is required;
producing and sketching design ideas for hairstyles and make-up;
ensuring 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;
demonstrating and implementing a practical understanding of lighting, the photographic process, colors and the impact of special effects/make-up processes on the skin;
ensuring that appropriate action is taken to minimize unpleasant side effects from the use of specialist make-up/hairdressing techniques;
maintaining awareness of health and safety issues and legislation;
casting facial and body molds and sculpting latex foam - known as prosthetic;s
fitting and maintaining wigs, hairpieces and prosthetics;
maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of available make-up and beauty products;
sourcing, budgeting and ordering materials and equipment from specialist suppliers;
time management - knowing how long a subject will take to be made-up;
working quickly and accurately in time-pressured conditions;
taking detailed notes and photographs of work, maintaining an up-to-date portfolio of work.


*Ensures that the talent has suitable make-up and hairstyles before they appear in front of cameras or an audience. This may be in a variety of settings, including film, television, live music, and photographic shoots.
*Interpret the make-up requirements of talent to produce both a creative and technically accurate visual representation. This may involve very basic make-up for a TV presenter through to more complex period make-up or special effects.
*Formal training desired.
*Some experience with celebrities is desired.
*Please provide samples of your work and be ready for on the spot performance.

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