October 3rd, 2018
Who’s excited for this year’s return of the United Make-up Artist expo (UMAe) in London? Spanning 13th and 14th October, the show is determined to bring together professional and aspiring artists in order to educate, demonstrate and get to know one another – and we couldn’t be happier to be going.
Dedicated to allowing people to meet industry icons, the show once again takes place at the Novotel Convention Centre in Hammersmith, where the intimate settings allow for asking and receiving industry advice direct from the pros. The main show floor is packed with well known names – from Kryolan to Pierre Renee – while the downstairs education rooms will host a variety of demos from exhibitors. On top of that, there will be a demo stage hosted by Joey Bevan near the show floor on both days and the Sunday stage will see a panel at 2pm with our very own Editorial Director, Emma, alongside Paul Merchant from Kryolan and actress and trans model, Nicole Gibson
Get ready to fill your bags with delights from attending brands, including PAM, NYX, Screenface, and loads more – the full floor plan can be found here so you can make a beeline for your favourites – although we wouldn’t judge you for having a leisurely browse!
One thing you won’t want to miss, though, is David Malinkowski’s keynote speech at 1.30pm on Saturday 13th. Part of the Oscar-winning team behind war drama Darkest Hour, David’s expertise and industry knowledge is undeniable, so make sure you grab a space!
Whether you’re a member of the public with a passing interest in makeup or an industry insider, all are welcome at UMAe. The industry ticket is available to makeup artists, FX artists, sculptors, tutors, hairdressers, wigmakers/dressers, mold makers, stylists, students in full time or part time education, and anyone connected to the professions – i.e. MUA agents, buyers, manufacturers, retailers, photographers, etc.
With the purchase of a loyalty card, insiders can gain access to both days of the show for only £12 – and don’t miss out on the Halloween party taking place on Saturday 13th – from 8 until late for ticket holders, the pass can be added to a day ticket or purchased separately. Don’t forget to pick up some of UMAe’s famous and funny merchandise. We’ll see you there.