Ever since I can remember I have always been fascinated about makeup. I grew up in a small village in Crete with not much makeup going around, so when i was given the chance to get hold of my mums makeup bag, it got very messy! When i came over to England, i finished my studies and i knew exactly what i wanted to be.
I trained at Brushstrokes Shepperton Studios doing an in depth course on Hairstyling and Makeup Artistry for film TV and Theatre. My course included Basic Make-up, Basic Hair, Wig making, Postiche, Period Make-up, Period Hair & wig dressing, Fantasy Hair, Character Make-up, Airbrushing, Fashion Make-up, Basic Haircutting & Barbering, Special Effects and Prosthetics. After my 2 year course with Brushstrokes I wanted to do a more intense course in Airbrushing as it’s the new and fast method of applying make-up to the skin, hair and nails. My course with Greasepaint included: Maintenance/cleaning, Application of Airbrush and cosmetic make-up, Stencilling, Tattoos, Body Art, Nail Art, Hair Art and Special Effects.
I have worked on a variety of fashion shoots, Editorials, Weddings and music videos. I have also worked on the Football Legue show held by the BBC. I take pride in all my work and always try and find new opportunities to express myself through my work.
My approach to every project is friendly, imaginative and highly professional, and I use a wide range of the very best cosmetics in my kit, including products from Yves Saint Laurent, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, MAC. I have carefully chosen all of the products myself to suit bridal and photographic makeup. This means they have a lightweight feel that lasts all day for my brides and/or models but will also be suitable for photos, giving the flawless finish we all look for on our skin in our wedding pictures.
I was working with Yves Saint Laurent for almost 3 years learning some great techniques and meeting some great people, but working with them full time prevented me to peruse my real passion, freelance makeup artistry which is how i created my business MIKAMAKEUP.
Im based in Walton on thames. Im happy to cover most places around Surrey and South West London but for an additional cost i will travel further if required.
My main area of expertise is makeup however i can do fairly simple hairstyles which include: side buns, soft up do’s, beehives, french pleats, blow drys and different types of curls using rollers and curling tongs. If you wish to have a very elaborate hairstyle i would recommend we go over the style together and see if i can do it, if not i would recommend you book a professional hairdresser and just simply book me for the makeup.