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About

Coming from a creative family I had a passion for art, fashion, beauty and culture from an early age. Having studied fashion at The London College of Fashion, my first career steps led me to one of the most renowned department stores in the world - Selfridges. Working as a buyer for Ladies Accessories, and the Wonder Room, allowed me to get up close to the fashion industry and unleash my creative side in all the wonderful opportunities the stores had to offer.

After 7 years, I took a change of direction and decided that i wanted to give something back to the world. I wanted to combine my love for fashion and art with helping to make people feel good about themselves. I began taking short courses in all areas of makeup from beauty; to special effects, to period looks, to hair, and I knew this was where I wanted to be.

Having trained with many exceptionally talented makeup artists, among them Margo Holder, Jana Carboni, and Julia Townend, they inspired me to train to be a hair and makeup artist of the highest calibre. As well as having already attained my qualification as a Professional Skin Camouflage Practitioner with the British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC) (click here to find out more), now I wanted to pursue other areas of makeup, particularly in fashion, film and tv. 

This led me to Brushstroke Makeup School, based at the world famous Shepperton Film Studios, where many of the greatest movies have been filmed. Enrolling on their Professional Hair and Makeup for Fashion, Media, Film and TV was the best decision I made. Whilst on the course I have learnt all aspects of hair and makeup (some of which can be seen here), covering special effects, prosthetics, life casting, bald caps, high fashion, editorial, bridal, period looks, media, haircutting, laying on, wig making and dressing, knotting hair, airbrushing, as well as working on set and business. Having been taught and inspired by many experienced and established makeup industry professionals including James Anda, Anita Perrett, Adrian Rigby, Carla Viljeon and Paula Cahill, this course has equipped me with the practical and theoretical skills to work as a successful hair and make-up artist within the television, film, theatre and fashion industry.

My commercial clients have included personal hair and makeup artist to dj Ilona Rampling for her first music video "Keeping me Awake"; Toni & Guy, Bearsuit "Please don't take him back" music video; Lovebox festival for Evening Standard VIP; Alistair Cowin's "Undiscovered Beauty" book; Artista Events; "Streetcar Named Desire" production at Hampton Hill Theatre; Vicky Saragouda designs; The London College of Fashion; Jessica Anne Styling, as well as many photoshoots with renowned photographers such as Jan Masny and Amy Barton.  

I feel that not only do I have the creative and intellectual ability to execute any brief set, I conduct myself in an efficient and professional manner, delivering exceptional quality, whilst helping to make my clients feel at ease as they prepare for their role.

To book me for your film/tv production, photoshoot, special event, music video or wedding please contact me through my contact page or on:

info@charlottetrendell.com 

07977102822