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Artist Profile: Dick Smith

Dick Smith sadly passed away last week. As the godfather to the make-up world, and after inspiring so many artists to enter this industry, it only seemed right to dedicate an article to Dick and his incredible career.

Smith’s most famous work includes films such as Little Big ManThe GodfatherThe ExorcistTaxi Driver, and Scanners. He won a 1985 Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for his work on Amadeus and received a 2012 Academy Honorary Award for his career’s work.

Dick was born in New York, and at first had intentions of becoming a dentist studying pre-med at Yale university. His interest in makeup first started after he read a book on theatrical make-up techniques entitled ‘Paint, Paste and Makeup’ this changed his career path forever.

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Mr Max Factor

Max Factor is one of the most famous names in the make up industry, but not everyone may know that the brand was started by a visionary make-up artist, wig maker and inventor.

Born in Russia 1877

Max Factor was born in Russia 1877, and emigrated to Los Angeles in the early 1900’s to be closer to the film industry.
He began his career as an apprentice to a wig maker, but by the age of 20, he was running his own makeup shop making and selling his own creams, rouges, fragrances, and wigs.

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Fashion Week Diary Dates

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New York Fashion Week – September 4th- 11th 2014

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London Fashion Week – September 12th-16th 2014

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Milan Fashion Week – September 17th- 23rd 2014

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Paris Fashion Week September 23rd- October 1st 2014

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Secrets to Success

From Makeup School to Makeup Artist

Are you at a makeup school? Just finished your qualification in makeup? A bit bemused about what to do next? Needing a little guidance?

There’s no one path. For some it takes years of trial and error.

One thing we know for sure, you need; a passion to learn.

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Getting into Theatre

As a Make-up/Hair artist there are many different routes into work that you can take. Each sector of the industry is very different. This article advises you on how to get into theatre.

Working in theatre as a Wigs, Hair & Make-up Artist is an incredible job. You will learn so many new skills and be part of a close knit team, dedicated to making sure all aspects of wigs, hair and make-up on that production are of a very high standard nightly. You’ll also build good relationships with the actors and dancers on the production as you’ll be working so closely together.

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