I thought I would write a little introduction about me.
My name is Anita, I am a freelance Hair and Makeup Artist based in Southampton, Hampshire.
I've always had an interest in makeup from a very young age, its something I thought about doing when I was 17, however I was deterred as this 'wasn't an ideal career option'. Many, many years later, realising there was a gap in the local market and a passion in my heart, I decided I would do something about it.
I enrolled in the local college and completed a Level 2 NVQ in Fashion and Photographic Makeup, passing with a distinction. I loved every minute of the course, I had an excellent teacher who really pushed me to look at going freelance. I loved that I was able to create art and managed to talk my friends into being my models for creating all the different looks required in the course.
Next, I took some time to chose who I would further my career with, going back and fourth between many Asian makeup academies, I finally chose to do a hair and makeup course with renowned Jawaad Ashraf and Saira Hussain. It was an intense 2 week course where we learnt specific hairstyles and makeup looks.
Soon after completing the course I created my Facebook Page Anita Makeup Artist and within a few days the bookings started coming in thick and fast! My first summer as a freelance Hair and Makeup Artist was wonderful, it really is one of the best decisions I have made.
I've met some amazing people following my passion, some of whom I can call friends. I've got some really loyal clients and I get to do something that I don't think I will ever get bored of and I feel so blessed and lucky to be able to do something that I love doing.
Finally, this brings me nicely onto blogging! This, again, is not something I thought I would do, however over the years I've really built up my knowledge base and what better way to share that with everyone than a blog! I'll be writing about some of my favourite products, affordable makeup brands and my quest to find my holy grail! I'll also be writing about some exciting collaborations...stay tuned!
I hope you have enjoyed reading a little bit about me and I hope to be back very soon with some interesting blogs in the very near future.
All my love
Anita Makeup Artist & Hairstylist
Hi, I'm Anita, an experienced Hair & Makeup Artist based in Southampton. I love working with all skin and hair types and am passionate about your events as you are. I look forward to working with you in the very near future x