Ever wondered how the professionals do it, and wanted to learn how to apply makeup properly to achieve the best results? Whether you are looking for one to one makeup tutorials at home, lessons for a small group of friends, or workshops within an educational context - Leah has experience of teaching both makeup and hair skills in a wide range of different environments.
“The makeup and special effects training combined both hands on workshops and practical one to one tuition. This approach allows small and manageable groups of students the time, space and atmosphere in which to learn quickly and develop excellent levels of skill. Leah is knowledgeable, inspiring and approachable and her expertise, experience and comprehensive knowledge is infectious. Highly recommended by all who participated.” [Andrea Wiltshire: Costume Tutor at Aberystywth University]
Makeup lesson (£35)
Lessons for individuals are 1.5 hours and include eyebrow shaping. Stuck in a style rut - had the same tired look forever and feel it's time for a change? Get expert advice and tips and tricks on up-to-date looks, styles, products and colours that will really suit you and boost your confidence. Step by step photographs and ‘how to’ makeup face-charts are also provided to take home with you.
Groups can also be catered for. Sessions priced per group depending on numbers and duration. Give her a call to talk through your needs with no obligation.
Tutoring available in a wide range of hair and beauty skills, including:
beauty, fashion and TV and film makeup
hair styling (contemporary and period looks)
period/historical makeup looks
character & aging makeup
casualty makeup techniques (bruises, burns, cuts, scars etc)
basic direct applied prosthetics - (e.g. facial pieces)
face and body painting.
Leah has worked on a number of theatrical productions at Theatre Hafren, Newtown Powys, creating and applying character makeup designs. She has also worked on a range of independent films in London and Wales - designing and applying contemporary and period makeup and hairstyles, as well as vampire, dead body and wound makeup, and old age makeup. She recently worked for S4C, providing makeup and hair-styling for the characters on their highly popular children television shows, Cyw and Tag.
'Leah Sims did a fantastic job as daily make-up artist on our DELIGHT shoot. She was great with the artists, absolutely professional under pressure, and calming and lovely to have around set. The film was nominated for the Golden St. George at Moscow International Film Festival 2013, a glowing testimony to all the cast and crew whose quality of workmanship, unswerving commitment and unflappability earned us this honour. Thank you so much Leah!' [Fiona Howe, Producer, Joint CEO Scenario Films]
'It was a pleasure to have Leah working as makeup artist with us during the week of the Urdd Eisteddfod. She looked after a number of actors and presenters. We hope to be able to work with her again soon.' [Jane Felix Richards, Head of Promotions and Marketing, S4C]
On the set of 'Delight', filmed on location near Aberystwyth, by Scenario Films, 2013.
Teaching students from the TV, Film & Theatre Studies department at Aberystwyth University in contemporary makeup, casualty & special effects makeup, and period makeup & hair styling
Makeup for Toad in The Adventures of Toad of Toad Hall, Theatre Hafren, Newtown, Powys
TEACHING, THEATRE, TV & FILM
Working with the characters on the S4C children's TV shows - Cyw and Tag, 2014