A bit about me – Make up Artist
Make-up artist and nutrition coach on a mission to make you feel beautiful inside and out.
Founder of The Graceful Disgraceful Make-up Experience for the Pro-age women, which has just launched with great success. This is a unique session that is designed for older women and takes them on a journey from bare face to a healthy glow. With lots of chat around growing older, nutrition and skin. Make-up, chat and lots of fun, whats not to love? (details on graceful disgraceful page)
Karen originally trained in Beauty Therapy and Massage at Champneys Health Farm and worked in various Salons and Health Clubs in London learning her trade until she realised Make up was her passion. As part of the New Romantic club scene she was very lucky to assist the amazing Lynne Easton who was Boy Georges make up artist. She worked on many Pop Videos and shows including Culture Club, Wham and a regular at London Fashion Week. This amazing opportunity allowed Karen to work with many musicians and designers of the time. After this apprenticeship she went on to work in her own right for fashion magazines, catwalk shows advertising and Celebrity shoots including Kate Winslett for Premier magazine and Jude Law for British Vogue to name but a few. Her eye for detail for close beauty led her to work with many hair brands and hairdressers including Trevor Sorbie Akin Konizi and Nicky Clarke
Karen has travelled the world with her skill working in Hong Kong and China and her work graced the pages of the first ever China Elle magazine. She also worked for a short spell in Sydney Australia.
With over 30 years experience Karen now teaches others make up and have taught in many of the best schools in London including London College of Fashion and London School of Make up. She teaches a Cosmetic make up artist course for beginners at Southern School of Beauty and have recently designed a Bridal Make up artist course for them aimed at building confidence when working with Brides.
Karen has been lucky enough to direct make-up students’ photo shoots, which combined a passion of working with up and coming talent and working in a photographic studio.
A love for applying make up never ends, she also has a certificate in cosmetic airbrushing, which she offers to the many brides she works with and recently got back in the studio, working on shoots for magazines and hair clients.
Karen is a certified nutrition and weight management adviser with a real interest in the concept of beauty inside and out. Working with clients to help them achieve great skin and general wellness through healthy diet, exercise, beauty regime and positive outlook, which ties up beautifully with Graceful Disgraceful Make up Experience. she work s with individuals, salons and corporate, a volunteer for Look good feel better – the beauty industry charity for women with cancer.
Karen takes weekly NHS referral Obesity sessions for SHAPE UP 4 LIFE and is a trained Health Champion for Wiltshire which is a volunteer role supporting the Health Trainers spreading health awareness to the community.
- Cidesco Diploma in Beauty therapy and cosmetology
- member of The British Beauty Council
- Cosmetic Airbrushing
- City and Guilds teaching further education
- City and Guilds Nutrition Diet and weight management advisor
- Ante natal and post natal nutrition certificate
- Association for Nutrition certified course
- BPS Certificate in third wave Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- member of BABTAC and Beauty Guild
- RSPH level 2 understanding health improvement
- Short courses online – Nutrition,Health and Lifestyle Issues and Insights: Vanderbilt uni, Diabetes: University of Copenhagen, Microbiombe: Prof Rob Knight Uni of Colorado Boulder Obesity: University of Reading, Nutrition and Wellbeing: University of Aberdeen, IWE introduction in Wellness coaching, Food as Medicine: Monash Uni Australia
Revised Client List for make up artist:
Sanders Nicholson Iain Philpott Clive Arrowsmith Trevor Leighton Simon Bottomley Stuart Weston Tim Winter Andy Earl Jon Mortimer Pascal Chevalier Frazer Cunningham Nick Cole Chris Edwick Constantino Ruspoli Gary Holder Alistair Hughes Julian Barton Richard Barnes Alan Ollie Mark Lawrence Tim Simmons Andy Neil Paul Mitchell Chris Bishop Maureen Barrymore Tony McGee Terry O’Neill Bob Carlos Clarke Lorenzo Agius Neil Marriot John Rogers Nick Fallowfield Cooper Chris Lane Jim Crone Bill Gidda Jamie Blanchard Chris Bulezuik Robert Aguilar
Elle Brides Vogue Cosmopolitan Daily Telegraph The Times Country Life Hello OK Good Housekeeping Looks Daily Mail New Woman Company Daily Express Womans Journal
You and your Wedding Bride and Groom T.V Times HairdressersJornal Good Health and many more
Kate Winslett Jenny Agutter Terry Wogan Julia Swahalia Jude Law Frank Skinner Philip Scofield Vic Reeves Bob Mortimer Clive Anderson Stephen Fry Rupert Everett Colin Firth Tamsin Outhwaite Miranda Richardson Michele Collins Brenda Blethyn June Whitfield Graham Norton Sophie Ellis Bextor Mel Sykes Dougie Henshaw Lenny James Sophie Anderton Kellie Maloney and many more
ABC Amy Stewart Al Jerreau Barry Gibb Bronski Beat Boy George Culture Club Deacon Blue Flock of SeaGulls Gloria Gaynor Level 42 Snap Status Quo Style Council Transvision Vamp Wham.
Commercials and films
Black & Whyte whisky Tweed Range Rover Gulf Air Vidal Sassoon Metro Tahiti Crisp and Dry The Pesario B.H.S. Anway Cosmetics (Japan)Various Pop Promos Pantene video
TV Appearence: Anglia, Home Malone (2001)
LOreal Oil of Ulay No.7
Vaseline Intensive care Max Factor Atrixo De Beers Nivea Clairol
Wella Zi Eyedrops Color Calpol Rimmel Boots Wahl Goldwell Clynol