Photographer: Sammie Boyd Location: The Model House

At 23 years old I finally decided to dedicate my life to my passions and leave the corporate world behind. I have always enjoyed drawing, designing clothes and tattoos and creating glamorous make up looks.

Make up is more than my career; it is what gets me excited to get up and go in the morning. I love creating fierce and fabulous looks on myself and clients whether that is for an occasion, night out glam, films or photo-shoots. From the day to night everyone deserves to feel amazing and that is why I love what I do.

Special FX and Bodypaint are my creative releases and I absolutely love learning and developing my techniques in these areas. Nothing satisfies me more than making and applying latex wounds and blood or designing my next bodypaint bonanza. Developing latex prosthetic’s to enhance my pieces, from horror and gore to glitter and pop art you’ll often find me painting myself late at night or working on models in my spare hours.

I am also a hairstylist so everything from creating that perfect bouncy blow-dry to a bridal/prom up-do. I create fashion and avant garde styles, incorporating additional hair pieces or props. When creating a bodypaint I usually style a wig to finish off a creature creation. If I’m not holding a make up brush or paintbrush the likelihood is I’ll be wielding a hair dryer, grips or hairspray.

I completed my Level 3 Media Hair and Make up Artistry course in May 2018 where I  developed my skills on a professional level and have received the best grades, entered competitions and worked on a film for 11 days. I have now returned to University for one year to study Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate In Education where I will be learning to teach Level 3 Media Hair and Makeup Artistry.

Welcome to my website here you’ll be able to follow my make-up creations, favourite products, hair designs, special FX, body paint and my exciting new lifestyle.

I am available for bookings via Facebook, Instagram or Email- Laurawhittlemua@gmail.com