Our Amazing Team

Our team is an absolute melting pot of experience from all areas of the make-up industry.  Every one has their own freelance careers, which ensures that the techniques they show you are completely up to date and relevant to your training with us.

Elaine Myers-Jones

Elaine Myers-Jones

Founder, teacher and student mentor

Elaine, the School’s founder, Principal and student mentor, trained privately as a make-up artist in 1994 and is also a qualified and experienced lecturer.

She has vast experience as a freelance make-up artist in fashion/editorial make-up, music videos, TV, film and Special FX make-up.

Her 22 year career as a Make-up Artist has seen her make-up many celebrity faces that include Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Natalie Imbruglia, The Sugarbabes, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Maroon 5, David Beckham, Kate Winslet, The Prodigy, Alesha Dixon and many more.

Jo Anthony

Jo Anthony

Wigs, Period Make-up and Hair

After having trained as a Hairdresser/Make-up artist, Jo started her career as Wig Mistress/Make-up Artist at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester where she spent the next seven years working on a huge variety of shows. She then went to London and worked extensively in the West End, RSC Barbican, National Theatre and the Royal Court. In 2000 she moved back to Manchester and now works in Film, TV and Theatre.

Tori Robinson

Tori Robinson

TV, Film and Fashion

Tori has been working as a Hair and Make-up Artist in Film and Television for almost 10 years. After studying Media Make-up, she soon started working in television.

From "Sharpe", set in the 1900’s and "The Long Walk to Finchley", set in the 1950’s to "Spook"s, "The Mark of Cain", "Five Day"s and "Holby City", she has both assisted and supervised on a variety of dramas and still continues to work in the industry today.

Her most recent projects include "Heading Out" for the BBC and Series 2 and 3 of ITV’s "Scott and Bailey".

Jon Mort

Jon Mort

Fashion/Editorial Make-up and Hair

Jon Mort is a high Fashion Make-up Artist and has worked in industry since the early 1980s. Jon was the Chief Make-up Artist & Hairstylist at Versace for several years making his reputation global in the world of fashion.

Emma Ferguson

Emma Ferguson

Special FX, Period Make-up, Special Occasions

Emma has been a Make-up Artist now for 20 years. She studied at the London College of Fashion and then trained at Granada Television where she stayed for seven years and has been freelance ever since. She has had a wide range of experience from commercials and studio based shows to TV drama.

Darren Longthorne (Daz)

Darren Longthorne (Daz)

Special FX

An incredibly talented sculptor and special effects artist, Darren has worked on many films and TV shows including Wrath of the Titans, Eastenders, Coronation Street, 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, Hollyoaks, A&E, Casualty 1909, Star Wars episode II, Cold Blood, Blue Murder, Prank Patrol, Shameless and most recently Thor 2 The Dark Ages and he sculpted the 2013 Brit Award, designed by Vivienne Westwood. In his own words, he is ‘An all round creative guy’! (Daz is the one in the background by the way!)

Lee Din

Lee Din

Hairdressing

Lee started in the business as a Hairdresser firstly as Artistic Director for the renowned Pierre Alexandre Salon then owning his own Salon in Manchester.

Lee has worked extensively within the TV industry on many popular programmes including The Jerry Springer Show, Coronation Street, The Jeremy Kyle Show and Loose Women

Clare Golds

Clare Golds

Make-up and Hair

Clare started her career at Granada Television over 20 years ago. She has gone on to become an accomplished Make-up Designer covering all aspects of filming including: period and contemporary drama, studio and light entertainment.

Her credits include: Dr Who, Coronation Street, The Forsyte Saga, Early Doors, Far From The Madding Crowd, Bedlam, Young Dracula, The Secret of Crickley Hall, Casualty 1909, Apparitions, The Visit, Mersey Beat.

Lorraine McCullouch

Lorraine McCullouch

Fashion Styling

Lorraine started her career in 1996 doing PR for a designer store in Liverpool, providing clothing for shoots for GQ and Vogue magazines.

Lorraine then did her first shoot as fashion stylist for Jennifer Ellison for OK magazine and is now a regular stylist for OK, Hello, Heat, Tattler, Look, More and Closer magazines.

Lorraine’s personal clients include Patsy Kensit, Coleen Rooney, Alex Gerard and Jacqueline Gold.

Lorraine regularly styles the artists of Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks for any editorials they’re featuring in.

Mark Izzard

Mark Izzard

Hairdressing

Mark has been working in the hairdressing industry for over 15 years, starting his career by training with Toni and Guy in London.

During his time as a hairdresser he has been very privileged to work with high profile companies such as the BBC, OK Magazine, Land Rover, Goldwell, L’Oreal Professional, Wella, Schwarzkopf and Habia working both nationally and internationally.

He is also a freelance educator working for L’Oreal Professional as a H3 Ambassador where he educates and works delivering education and working on high profile events.

Sam Collins

Sam Collins

Fashion, editorial and special occasions

After training at the school itself over 9 years ago Sam started her career in Fashion and advertising.

As well as her advertising background Sam also works heavily in fashion and has worked repeatedly at London Fashion week with designers such as John Rocha, Betty Jackson and Richard Nicoll.

Sam also works with publications such as: OK magazine, Grazia, Closer, Prima, Lingerie Buyer, Moda, Zest magazine and Now magazine.

Helen Archer

Helen Archer

Fashion/Occasion make-up and hair

With over 20 years experience in the fashion industry. Regularly working with shows such as Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Coronation Street. Her clients include ghd, Icon Magazine, OK, Hello, Closer, Vidal Sassoon, Bench, L’Oreal, Neil Morrisey, Gary Rhodes, Charles Worthington and many more, Helen brings a wealth of experience to share with our students.

Nicki Mehta

Nicki Mehta

Hairdressing

As a highly accomplished professional Hair Stylist & Colour Specialist, Nicki now works freelance throughout the U.K & abroad.

With nearly 15 years experience he has developed an excellent skill base and a real passion for the industry.

Clients have included ghd, Schwarzkopf, Wella, X-Factor, Selfridges and Diesel, he brings his invaluable experience to our students, teaching at the School.

Patrick (Paddy) Baston

Patrick (Paddy) Baston

Make-up and Hair

Patrick graduated from School of Make-up in 2012 and has gone on to carve out a fabulous career in makeup.

He honed in his skills working with cult British makeup brand Illamasqua for four years and now travels around the UK getting women ready for their glamorous events.

From pageants, celebrity events to photo shoots you’ll find Patrick there with brushes ready and waiting.

He’s worked with reality TV Stars from Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach and X-Factor

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