Save the Date

April 20th, 2016

April 20th, 2016

We don’t know about you, but we’re getting excited every time we look at our calendar.  There are so many great events coming our way in the next few months – we wouldn’t want you all to miss out, which is why we’ve gathered the details of the biggest events leading up to summer.  Diaries at the ready, be sure to save the date(s).


7th & 8th  UMA Expo

Perfect For:  Film & TV artistry, Beauty make-up

Making its new home at the Novotel London West, this is the third year of UMA Expo and we’re looking forward to it more than ever.  With a carefully curated list of exhibitors and world-class artists on hand for demonstrations, this is the perfect place to stock up your kit, to network and to learn.  To hear more about which artists will be attending the show, click here.

We’re teaming up with Make-Up Designory for this year’s unique Make-up Competition which requires MUAs to transform young women into older men.  You can read the full details here.

Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming giveaways where you can win tickets to attend UMA Expo!


13th – 15th  Paintopia

Perfect For:  Bodypainter and Facepainters

Warpaint favourites Jennie Roberts and Catriona Finlayson are bringing their rainbow-burst of bodypainting joy back to Sprowston Manor.  A fantastic event, whether you’re competing, visiting or learning more about the art of bodypainting.  Expect a warm, friendly atmosphere and incredible designs from competitors and visiting artists alike.

You can read our full preview here.

paintopia 2

22nd & 23rd  Beauty UK Show

Perfect For:  Salon MUAs, Students

The Birmingham NEC plays host to the Beauty UK Show once more this year, welcoming artists interested to see the latest Spring/Summer launches in beauty, nails, tanning, hair and complementary therapies.  You can also enjoy free educational experiences, including the ABT Seminar Programme, Habia/VTCT Live Stage, Hair UK Style Stage and the Holistic Health Demo Stage.  We’re looking forward to checking out the National Make Up Awards.



3rd – 5th  IMATS London

Perfect For:  Inspiration, Pro Deals

IMATS is always a visual feast.  Artists across Editorial, Beauty, Film and SFX – including Alex Box, Duncan Jarman, Einat Dan and the team behind Game of Thrones – will be speaking and hundreds of demo’s taking place over the three days.  With all of these make-up genres under one roof there is a lot to take in; prepare to be inspired.


12th June  Professional Beauty Belfast

Perfect For:  Education, Salon MUAs

For one day only, key beauty brands descend on Belfast for the annual Professional Beauty Show.  If you’re looking to extend your repertoire of skills into more of the salon world, or possess a passion for excellent skincare, this is the place to be.

Show floor



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