February 17th, 2019
Head down to the Warpaint Live Stage at Professional Beauty at London’s Excel Centre on Sunday 24th February for the Warpaint Industry Panels at hosted by our favourite make-up artist with the microphone, Armand Beasley. We have a full schedule for you. Tickets cost £5 – click here to book your place.
11 – 12 Vegan, Natural and Organic: Beauty with a Conscience. Gone are the days when natural and organic meant compromising quality. Our panellists take you through the world of choice in cosmetics, skincare and brushes.
Panellist are Michelle Doan (Emani Naturals), Cat Finlayson, Chloe Brady (Glittertastics)
Founder and Chief Innovator of Emani Vegan Cosmetics and based in California, Michelle Doan worked in the fashion industry as a designer before she found her passion for healthy skin. She suffered cystic acne for most of her life and she has dedicated the last 20+ years in producing the healthiest products suitable for the most delicate skin.
Paintopia co-founder and collaborator with us in Warpaintopia, Catriona Finlayson is constantly in demand on commercial projects and her background as a scientist and educator means her attention is always drawn to products that help us preserve our global resources while not compromising on quality products.
Chloe Brady is the multi-award winning international body artist, creator and driving force behind the Glittertastics brand. A fantastic inspirationalist, she is passionate about educating and inspiring the next generation of body and make-up artists. Always pushing the boundaries and creating new glitter mixes, sustainability and biodegradability are high on her agenda.
12.15 – 13.15 Altered States: Camouflage and Transformation with Make-up. Whether you’re covering scars, tattoos, skin conditions or creating your alter ego, transforming looks has never been more mainstream.
Panellists are Gemma Horner (Kryolan), Tanya Noor, Angela Youngs and Emma Cammack
As a senior member of the International Kryolan Pro team, and Head of Education in the UK, Gemma Horner, has worked on global campaigns, editorials, fashion shows and TV. Gemma’s passion for teaching has led her to take workshops and masterclasses both in the UK and international for Kryolan in various subjects.
Trained at London College of Fashion, Tanya Noor has been an established Makeup Artist for over 25 years working in fashion, theatre film and TV as well as teaching to degree level. Currently Tanya is Head of Makeup at Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End and juggles her busy career with her own range of set and kit bags called Get Set Go Bags.
A previous winner of the Warpaint Pro Artist, Angela runs a theatre company along with her husband which involves writing, costume, props and performing. This led her to enter Warpaint competition and her bodypainting and prosthetics have grown from there. She now paints for many performers and dancers and has won several awards for her incredible creations, alongside appearance at UMAE, IMATS London and The Prosthetics Event.
Award-winning bodypainter and artist, Emma Cammack specialises in creating illusions, tricking the eye into seeing something that is not there, painted clothes, altered body image, making models vanish into backgrounds. Her work has featured in editorial, advertising and on TV over the last 24 years. She is also a judge on the US reality TV bodypainting competition Skin Wars and the spin off Skin Wars Fresh Paint.
13:30 – 14:30 Continuing Education: You’re never too old to Learn. Topping up, up-skilling, re-skilling or simply adding more strings to your bow, there’s a plethora of courses available to make-up and hair artists. How do you choose what’s right for you?
Panellists are Petar Agbaba (CB*MA), Stacie Collings (North Kent College), Lucy Jane (Lucy Jayne Academy) and Jennie Roberts.
Co-founder of Christine Blundell Makeup Academy (CB*MA), Petar Agbaba runs the only UK make-up school run by an Oscar and BAFTA winning Make-up Designer actively working in the industry. CB*MA trains some highly successful film, TV and theatre hair and make-up artists, who are now working on productions including Holby City, EastEnders, Dr Who and Black Mirror, as well as Artemis Fowl, Dumbo, Mary Poppins Returns, Star Wars and Aladdin, to name just a few.
As Curriculum Manager at North Kent College, Stacie Collings has a wealth of experience in the Beauty sector and Education Management industry. With a background in Beauty Therapy and having run both her own and other salons, Stacie graduated from University of Greenwich with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Stacie actively encourages all her learners and staff to aspire and achieve exceptional performance.
Multi-award winning artist with many years’ experience in all aspects of the industry, Lucy Jayne’s work ranges from red carpet and photo shoots to bridal and fashion shows. She offers accredited, high-end, master classes in perfecting the art of applying beautiful makeup and taking skills to the next level.
Founder of bodypainting festival Paintopia and collaborator with us in Warpaintopia, Jennie’s worked on a huge array of projects and is an experienced teacher of body painting. She’s knows what to look for in a college and will only offer her teaching services at the best.
14:45 – 15:45 Know Your Worth: how to price your services. One of the hardest things for a freelancer to master, attaining the correct rate for your services can often be a battle. We give you the tools to help you.
Panellists are Lee Pycroft and Thomas Hope (Artiste)
With over 28 years in the industry, Lee Pycroft is a highly regarded make-up artist who has painted the faces of many A-list celebrities such as Joely Richardson, Anne Hathaway and Elle Macpherson. Realising that beauty and makeup had a role to play in self-care and emotional wellbeing, Lee trained as a Human Givens psychotherapist HG Dip and is a registered member of the Human Givens Institute (MHGI). She lectures on mental health, self esteem and confidence in schools and universities, has a private practice alongside working as a make-up artist.
Founder and style director of luxury on-demand beauty service Artisté, Thomas Hope has over 16 years’ experience in the hair and beauty industry and a team of highly experienced Artisté professionals at his side. He uses his creative spirit and passion for the client experience to make every service a pure indulgence and artists who work with him are able to choose when they work safe in the knowledge that their fee is guaranteed.
16:00 – 17:00 Perfect Skin: Nailing the Basics. Preparation is the key to success and creating the perfect base can be the difference in the longevity of your look. This session is full of tips and tricks to give you the edge.
Panellists are Marie Reynolds, Leanne Simmons (Kryolan) and Nadira V Persaud
Celebrated Wellness and Skin Health Expert, Marie Reynolds has built a reputation as a progressive skin health practitioner. With over 30 years in the professional skin care and wellness industries for over 30 years, as a therapist, judge, behind the scenes working with skin care brands and creating her own brands, she’s the go to skin expert that they Beauty Editors turn to.
A senior member of the International Kryolan Pro team, specialising in SFX, bridal make-up, fashion editorial, HD-TV and cosmetic camouflage, Leanne’s make-up artistry experience includes working at various fashion weeks in the UK and Europe, also on events such as the BRITS Awards After party, Editorial Campaign for Tresor Paris, Monster mashup music event, Pop Magazine, Style speaks Magazine India and the Bambi Awards in Germany, creating looks on celebrities ahead of their red carpet and stage appearances.
Nadira V Persaud
Make-up Artist and Beauty Expert, Nadira V Persaud’s philosophy is about enhancing natural beauty whilst focusing on lifestyle to strike a balance between looking and feeling good. Her roll-call of influential clients hails from the worlds of beauty, fashion, advertising, the arts, music, film and TV, and she’s a regular contributor to glossy magazines, websites, and social media portals, as well as roles as Brand Ambassador to a number of global cosmetics brands and Make up Advisor for a UK charity supporting and empowering lives of burns and scars survivors.