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Make up to the Stars

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Strictly Come Dancing is a successful talent show that has been on air with the BBC for 10 years, winning numerous awards including ‘Most Popular Talent Show’ at the National TV Awards in 2008, 2013 and 2014.

Part of the strictly magic comes from the amazing work of the costume designers and hair and make-up teams that work tirelessly behind the scenes. Every week glamorous dresses and suits are designed for the celebrities and professional dancers that help to create the mesmerising atmosphere and vibe of the dance they are performing.

The teams work around the clock to ensure that each and every costume is perfect and flawless. And of course, in the world of dance, no contestant would be ready to take to the floor without a spray tan and their hair and make-up fixed. From waltzes to horror scenes the make-up team are exceptional in the effects they produce for every show regardless of the stage set or theme.

Have you ever considered a career in the world of hair and make-up? If so part of your role in this amazing job would be to create the look that your performer or presenter needs for the work they are undertaking either on camera or in front of a live audience. This line of work can be hugely rewarding and very fulfilling and could even involve travelling around the world, working in a variety of different locations.

Your workplace could be very varied and may include TV sets, film sets, theatres, concerts and even photo shoots but if you are creative and love fashion, hairdressing and make-up then this career path could be just perfect for you.

Make-up artists can work independently or as part of team, depending on who they are working for. You may find that you work alongside a production team that could include production designers, camera and lighting crew, costume designers and of course the performers themselves.

There are many different looks that you may be asked to create, including natural effects, special effects and period drama, the work really can be very interesting and challenging. Gaining as much experience as you can in all the different types of sets will help you to establish which areas you enjoy the most.

If you are thinking about training in this area then we have a range of make-up courses that could start you on your journey. To find out more about our courses Contact Us, we’d love to hear from you.