M.A.C.H Masterclasses

Working alongside Claire Hanson and as part of her Elite M.A.C.H team has been one of the most wonderful parts of my job.

As well as working together as a team on various events in London and infact overseas, we teach masterclasses in Hair and Make up, these are fantastic classes which can be for beginners to working make up artists and we also offer a bespoke service and can tailor a course to your specific requirements.

Anouska – 2 day Hair Masterclass with photoshoot!

Bridal, Classic,Vintage, and Retro /Fashion were all themes on our agenda for Anouska’s 2 day One to One Intensive Hair Master Class with me at Claire Hanson’s studio in Oxfordshire.

Working as a trainer on Claire Hanson’s M.A.C.H team.

Day one consisted of getting back to basics and perfecting the perfect blow dry alongside some other styles inspired by vintage, classic and fashion, and some top tips and tricks of the trade for changing hairstyles in an instant and creating varied looks quickly and efficiently, yet with attention to detail and a flawless finish.

On day two we covered 3 main looks and Anouska perfected them for the shoot with an amazing photographer to document her amazing work.


Using Claire Hansons essential hair prep routine – sectioning and blow drying with a root boost spray, Anouska was guided through the step by step process via tuition and coaching, I really saw her develop and fine tune her skills in the 2 days and also realx and gain confidence speed and ability.

Claire and I  were on hand to guide her with day 2 – “Shoot day”. We were very impressed with Anoushkas professionalism and approach to the shoot, she was not only the make up artist and stylist but also a contributer to the shoot allowing her to see her work in her own eyes and get the images she ultimately wanted for her portfolio.

Make up was incorporated into the shoot day to complete the looks. Both interior shots are done in a variety of lighting to demonstrate how make up and hair can differ, the artist then alters the make up accordingly, and learns how to also do this whilst on set, and to time, an essential skill when working with a photographer.

We then also take the same make up out side to see the difference, and then into full light where the last shots were done for the retro/fashion section.

Photographer and genius Glen Mitchell was on hand again for the shoot and provided yet more jaw dropping tricks and lighting techniques to produce a set of high quality commercial images for Anouska’s portfolio – essential to any Make up & Hair Artist.

In Anoushka’s own words

‘I’m delighted with my 2 days, Mel was an incredible teacher and helped my confidence enormously, I can’t believe how much we’ve covered and that I’ve learnt, I’m so happy’

For information on Glen Mitchell – www.glenmitchellphotography.com

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