Sarah Smerdon

Sarah Smerdon

ScreenSkills HETV Trainee 2020-21 - Hair and Makeup

  • Location: Bristol
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available
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My name is Sarah and I am a freelance Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist based in Bristol, UK.
I graduated from Bath Academy of Media Makeup where I professionally trained in makeup for TV and film, under the creative direction of Oscar-winning Makeup Designer Peter Swords King.

Since completing my training in 2015, I have been working in the industry and experiencing many different aspects including TV, film, theatre, fashion, editorial and bridal. I have worked in the hair and makeup department of high-end TV dramas, feature films, a popular TV gameshow and an international TV news channel. I also do makeovers for a commercial photography studio.

In 2019, I qualified in Women's Hairdressing and attended the London School of Barbering, graduating with distinction.

With a background in art and design, I enjoy expressing my creativity through my work. I have a good knowledge of skincare having also trained and worked in beauty and holistic therapies.

I have always been amazed at the power of hair and makeup to totally transform a look, create a character or simply enhance natural beauty.

I love to meet new people, explore new places and learn new skills. My career, so far, has enabled me to do all of these, providing some exciting and varied opportunities, whilst doing what I love.

This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Safe Management of Productions

First Option

12th May 2020 - 12th May 2025


Safe Management of Productions - Health and Safety - First Option

May 2020 - May 2020

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 Hair - Bath Academy of Media Makeup

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Beauty Therapy - NVQ Level 2 - City of Bath College

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012


  • Afro-Caribbean Hair
  • Afro-Caribbean Makeup
  • Airbrush Makeup
  • Barbering
  • Camouflage and Corrective Makeup
  • Character Makeup
  • Facial Postiche
  • Hairdressing
  • Period Hair
  • Period Make-up
  • Prosthetics
  • Special FX Makeup
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • TV and Media Makeup and Hair
  • Vintage Hair
  • Vintage Makeup
  • Wig Knotting
  • Wigs