HETV Scotland and NI: Working with textured hair types and make-up for medium to deep skin tones
Providing access to diverse crews nationwide is a key ScreenSkills objective. As a result, we are running a programme dedicated to helping hair and makeup professionals upskill in working with textured hair types, and make-up for medium to deep skin tones.
Applications are invited from hair and makeup professionals working in high-end TV who live and work in Scotland or Northern Ireland, and are looking to build on their skills in hair and makeup on people of colour. The course will take place in-person in Glasgow, Scotland.
The course is open to hair and make-up artists living and working in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
This programme is funded by the ScreenSkills High-end Television Fund made up of contributions from high-end TV productions made in the UK.
The progamme will be deliverd by BLCKSTR, a collective of industry artists who design workshops that meet the needs of hair and make-up professionals working in film & TV.
Who it's for
Applications are invited from hair and makeup professionals working in HETV, who live and work in Scotland or Northern Ireland, and are looking to build on their skills in hair and makeup on people of colour.
We have 20 places open to HMUAs living and working in Scotland, and 10 places open to HMUAs living and working in Northern Ireland.
We are especially interested in supporting HODs and supervisors who are interested in upskilling.
Applicants accepted onto the course who are based in Northern Ireland, or a significant travel distance from Glasgow, may apply for funding to help with travel and accommodation.
We offer inclusive training. If you have any needs which we can accommodate during the recruitment process and beyond, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet them.
What it covers
The working with textured hair types and make-up for medium to deep skin tones programme aims to help HMUAs in HETV become familiar with, feel more confident about, and get more practice in working on hair and makeup on people of colour.
Held over 3 days, our workshop has been designed to support the industry, and meet any diverse hair and makeup skill shortages of professional hair and makeup artists. The training will also address unconscious biases around afro textured hair and deeper skin tones.
Course content includes:
- hands-on hairstyling techniques
- hair prep for wigs
- make-up application
- identifying skin tones
- product knowledge
- unconscious biases
- working with inclusive crews
The programme is being taught by experienced industry professionals whose credits include HETV shows with diverse casting e.g. Queen Charlotte, Britannia, Small Axe, MOOD and other award winning TV dramas.
Your educators are
- Annie Little
- Calma Ritchie-Polack
- Nic Collins
How to apply
We will be running 2 x 3-day workshops. Please apply for one workshop only.
Workshop one: 16 - 18 January 2024 9.30 – 17.30
Workshop two: 6 - 8 February 2024 9.30 – 17.30
Click 'apply now' to apply for your place on one of the workshops. You will need a ScreenSkills account to complete your application.