My Background


I am a professionally trained wig mistress and makeup artist who graduated from the fabulous Delamar Academy, a world leader in the training of BAFTA winning makeup artists, based at London's historic Ealing Film Studios.

Having worked on top shows in London's West End theatre for a number of years and becoming Head of Wig and Makeup Department on the fabulous Book of Mormon, I recently changed direction and brought my extensive experience to the Big Wig Company.  Today, I create wigs for TV, Theatre and Film including; Wicked, Les Miserable, Phantom, Dreamgirls, Book of Morman, Pretty Woman, Aladdin and many more. 

Prior to joining the wig making crew at The Big Wig Company, I worked on some of the most successful, award winning and dynamic West End shows, for example, Dreamgirls, Wicked, Showboat, Jersey Boys, Shrek, Prince of Egypt and Bend it like Beckham.

My career has also included a number of high profile assignments at the Olivier Awards, Children in Need, West End Live, ITV's This Morning Show and Comic Relief.

Earlier in my career, I trained with the worlds leading cosmetic houses which include Clarins, Lancome and MAC Cosmetics. Today, I still maintain my connection to the West End through swinging on The Book of Mormon and Prince of Egypt and when possible, I utilise my long experience as a make-up artist for top UK fashion brand, ASOS, where I collaborate with their stylist's to showcase ASOS clothing in their best light.

In addition to my theatre and television work, I have for a number of years, provided a special occasion makeover and wedding makeup/hair service.

As you will see from the testimonials on this site, my broad experience coupled with a fresh innovative approach to makeup and hair design means that I quickly understand my client’s needs and ensure their natural beauty always shines through for their special event - please look at the wedding section for the various services I can offer. 

I am also keen to pass along my knowledge, so undertake to teach youngsters about makeup and makeup routines. I also have many drag friends and I maintain their wigs through a care service which I am keen to expand.  

Please don't hesitate to contact me by email or on my mobile +44 (0) 7742 289121 to discuss your requirements for your special event or if you just need a refresh of your makeup or wigs.  

Thanks for visiting my website and I look forward to talking to you soon.

Liv xx


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