Sarah Smerdon

Sarah Smerdon

Trainee Hair and Makeup Artist

  • Location: Bristol
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available
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I am a qualified hair and makeup artist looking for trainee opportunities, with a passion for working in TV and film.

I am based in Bristol but willing to travel in the UK and abroad. I have a UK passport and full UK driving licence with my own transport.

I completed a course in makeup for TV and film at Bath Academy of Media Makeup under the direction of Oscar-winning makeup designer, Peter Swords King. During the course, I was trained in the latest techniques by industry professionals, in all aspects of makeup and hairstyling.

After graduating, I completed a work placement on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as a daily hair and makeup trainee for crowd scenes. I have since been working freelance in many different aspects of the industry to build on my skills and experience.


Barbering - NVQ Level 2 - London School of Barbering

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Hairdressing - VRQ Level 2 - City of Bristol College

Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

Peter King TV and Film Makeup Course - Media Makeup and Hairstyling - Bath Academy of Media Makeup

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015


  • Airbrush Makeup
  • Barbering
  • Camouflage and Corrective Makeup
  • Character Makeup
  • Facial Postiche
  • Period Hair
  • Period Make-up
  • Special FX Makeup
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • TV and Media Makeup and Hair
  • Vintage Hair
  • Vintage Makeup
  • Wigs