Thin on the ground

Thin on the ground

9 posts
1 Jan 2009
kruse
Photographer
kruse
I am looking to improve my work this year and that means, in part, getting a good MUA onboard.

Now, here's the problem I seem to be coming up against.  I live near Peterborough so south Lincolnshire, north Cambridgeshire region and there appears to be a real shortage of MUAs in this area.  Is that just a geographical oddity or are there a lot less MUAs out there than I had assumed?

So, my question is this, is there a secret MUA land somewhere on the web full of happy, bouncy MUAs just praying for a hapless photographer to chance along so that they can rescue him from his mediocrity and catapult his work into the stratosphere?

Cheers


Jeremy
Posted 1 Jan 2009
squodge
Photographer
squodge
I'm wondering whether it's something to do with where the training for beauty therapy can be found.  The prestigious courses are found in London; and I know a few can be found in places like Windsor, Birmingham, Nottingham.  So perhaps the wannabe MUAs all float over to where they study, and then end up living there?  Just a theory, and I could be completely wrong LOL.

~ squodge ~
Posted 2 Jan 2009
pentacstan
Photographer
pentacstan
squodge

where the training for beauty therapy can be found. .....     ........a few can be found in places like Birmingham,

~ squodge ~


Would appreciate information as to where a simple, not too expensive, basic photo mua course can be had in Brum.
hny, atb, Stan Newton
Posted 2 Jan 2009
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
It depends on what you class as local, I will travel anywhere and class Lincoln as fairly local as I work there often.

As said above the main area for training near by is Nottingham as far as I'm aware there are no training schools in your area, hence the lack of mua's, this must be why I have quite a bit of work in the Lincoln area.
Posted 2 Jan 2009
kruse
Photographer
kruse
You may be right Squodge.  I plan to check a couple of the local colleges on Monday to see what they cover so maybe that's a way forward.

Claire, we shall have to  have a chat about rates then, although Deeping is 40 miles south of Lincoln.

Cheers

Jeremy


 
Posted 2 Jan 2009
Ellecor
Make Up Artist
Ellecor
Hi,

I'm not too far from Peterborough either (Leicestershire) and would be happy to let you have my rates, if interested.

Regards.
Posted 6 Jan 2009
majestic_layers
Make Up Artist
majestic_layers
Part of the job is travelling I have gone to Scotland and Wales for shoots before! If you need a good creative mua let me know I don't want to be doing anything else so more than happy to travel all over the uk within a days notice if I'm free x

Posted 5 Feb 2009
FHepper
Make Up Artist
FHepper
I actually live in Peterborough and studied as a makeup artist for 2 years at the local college i am now working towards a degree in Makeup Artistry and Special Effects in Bradford as it was the closest to Peterborough as there are very few places that arent too expensive. I still come down to Peterborough regularly so if you are interested in my work please dont hesitate to contact me.
Posted 18 Feb 2009
lashestolockes
Make Up Artist
lashestolockes
Hi thereemoticon

I am based in Kent but am willing to travel practically anywhere within the UK and abroad for the right job so if you need a friendly, reliable and creative artist for any hair or make up job including SFX just drop me a line

Posted 23 Feb 2009
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