What course did you study at LSBM?
I studied the intensive short course in Make-up application.
Why did you decide to choose LSBM to study?
I decided to choose LSBM as I had done a lot of research for beauty & make-up schools in London, however it kept coming back saying LSBM was one of the best in Europe and the UK. It had a great location and great reviews.
Would you recommend LSBM as a place to study Make-up or Beauty Therapy to other students?
What has been your career path since leaving the school?
Since leaving LSBM, I gained myself a job working at the UK's no.1 premium make-up and brow brand - Benefit Cosmetics. I worked there for two years before venturing out on my own and starting freelancing.
What is your area of speciality?
I would currently say my area of speciality is make-up! It's the first service I was ever qualified in, and I have been doing it the longest, however I feel like I'm getting a lot stronger at bridal hair recently!
What do you enjoy the most about the industry and working as a therapist?
The thing I enjoy the most is how it doesn't feel like 'work', or a 'job', I love what I do - it's fun and rewarding, and I love the fact there are no limitations within this industry, you can be as creative as you like! I love to see my clients happy!
What has been your career highlight to date?
I would say I have a few career highlights to date, just the mere fact of pushing myself further all the time and continuously learning new things, and of course, working with 80's pop star Tiffany!
You recently did the Make-up for 80’s star Tiffany Darwish on Good Morning Britain, can you explain the beauty and make-up routine you did for her TV appearance?
Tiffany asked for the 'Natural, Sexy, Drew Barrymore look', a gorgeous natural glow. I went through a good skincare routine with Tiffany prior to the make-up application. We used her own foundation which was Dior, followed by NARS ORGASM blush and a tan bronzer, finished with a nice HD setting powder. The eyes were kept simple but defined, using dark eyeliners and smokey shadows in the crease, topped with a lifting mascara, and of course Benefit's brow products!
You now have your own business, tell us more about how you set this up and what treatments you offer?
I always knew I wanted my own business, I first started setting it up in 2015, it hasn't been easy nor a quick process, but I am finally getting to where I want it to be! Since the launch a couple of years ago, I've also completed several more courses to add to my services, I now offer make-up, bridal and event hair, eyelash extensions, facial waxing and tinting, nail treatments, and wedding photography!
Thanks Arri, it sounds like you are on to a successful freelance business!
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