My name is Nicci Welsh, I am a make-up artist and a hair stylist. I set up this blog to show the students at the academy I opened in 2010 an insight into my work. But now our net work has grown, I am getting a lot of requests and I have decided to add a little more to our blog.

I have been working in this industry all of my adult life, it is the only thing I have ever wanted to do. I am so lucky to have a job I love as it doesn’t feel like work. I’ve learnt a lot over the years and have a passion to share it with others. A few years back (more than I care to remember) I wrote a book and was really happy that others found it helpful to inspire their own look and some of them to become make-up artists and hair stylists. This gave me the idea that I would like to start an academy to teach the absolute best in make-up and session styling.

Now I combine working with photo shoots, fashion shows, music videos and TV with my academy and as a freelance beauty writer. This blog is to share what happens in my working life for those that are thinking of joining the industry and to give you some tips and ideas for your own make-up and hair.

I have a wonderful team that are working with me and have been by my side for many years now. They will also be adding posts from their jobs and giving inspiration.

We are passionate about make-up, hair, products and more make-up. You can be inspired, guided and get great advice from us.

United Makeup Academy students are learning new skills in hair and makeup every day. At the same time our Pro team are working backstage on fashion shows, photo shoots, music videos, commercials and TV.

We would like to share our experiences with you and provide tips and advice for you to use on yourself and for budding wanna be makeup artists and hair stylists.

Let us know what’s on your mind.


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