This week, I am handing my blog over to Hanna Johnson, a freelance editor currently living in Italy, to tell you all about Makeup artist shows in the UK. Thank you Hanna for this blog entry!
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As an aspiring or professional makeup artist, you are always looking for ways to improve and hone your craft. Luckily, there are some amazing events across the UK that will help you develop as an artist. They are also lots of fun and you’re sure to meet other artists, producers and customers that are just as passionate about beauty as you are. Make sure to get your hotel beforehand because these events are very popular and usually packed with passionate artists eager to share innovations and styles! So here are the top makeup artist shows of 2015:
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The Beauty UK show 2015 runs from May 10th to 11th and is located in Birmingham. The show is totally free if you complete the pre-registration. If you don’t, a ticket costs £20 at the door. Car parking is £12 and the event is held at the NEC. This year BeautyUK welcomes NailsUK, BarberUK, HairUK and Holistic Health for special shows. There will also be exciting competitions sponsored by UK Nail Tech. Stick around for the National Makeup Artist Awards and the WorldSkills UK West Midlands hear. On top of this, the hottest new products and treatments for spring and summer 2015 will be launched at this event. The networking opportunities are unlimited and you can stock your kit with the best new products and discount prices. If this isn’t enough to convince you, the free education program provides lectures and demonstrations from leading brand representatives in the beauty industry. So what are you waiting for? Get to Birmingham! Just make sure to buy your train ticket from London to Birmingham ahead of time so you don’t run into problems with tickets and overbooking.
United Makeup Artists Expo
Back for it’s third year, the United Makeup Artists Expo is dedicated to education, demonstrations, sales of new products and overall professionalism. Professional and aspiring makeup artists from all around the world flock to London for the event, held every year in the Business Design Centre in Islington. There are great networking opportunities as well as education and product acquisition. The show is dedicated to the needs of the industry and is committed to evolve in time with the world of beauty itself. It will be a show to remember, taking place from April 11th to 12th. Tickets should be booked beforehand, and the prices are as follows: £40 for one day and £50 for both days (if you are a professional or student). If you are not a professional or student, the a ticket for one day costs £50 and the entire weekend costs £60. I assure you, it is money well spent as you are investing in your career!
International Makeup Artists Trade Show (IMATS)
The IMATS show began back in 2002 and has continued to be one of the most foundational events for developing artists. This year it will be held from July 10th to 12th in London at the Olympia National. At IMATS you can hone the tools that will advance your career. From classes in TV, fashion, film, editorial, theatre and red-carpet, there is something for everyone. Networking opportunities are endless here, and you just may meet your future employer. An event not to be missed!