Josie Connell

Josie Connell

Trainee Hair & Makeup Artist

  • Location: Bristol
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available
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Hello! My names Josie and I'm a Hair & Makeup Artist, wishing to pursue a career in High End Television production.

My two great pleasure’s in life have always been storytelling and art, which developed into my obsession with TV drama and my love of painting, makeup and character creation. I trained at The Bath Academy of Media Makeup where I completed the Peter Swords King intensive course, and prior to that I completed a Fine Art Degree (2.1) at the University of Leeds. Since my course that finished in December 2016, I've been actively seeking as much work experience as possible; I've worked as a Crowd Dailies Hair & Makeup Trainee on Mary Poppins Returns and Belgravia a new ITV Period Drama in July '19. These were incredible opportunities, that confirmed to me that this career was really suited to me, and that my skills and personality would lend itself well to the challenges of the industry. I’ve additionally been a makeup artist for various short films, music videos and a feature film, including shorts backed by Channel 4, BFI, Creative England and Sky Arts, the latter which was broadcast on Sky Arts and streamed on Now TV. To increase my skills as a trainee I also completed an HND certificate in Prosthetics and Sculpting at Creative Media Skills and completed a partial NVQ Barbering Course, which included cutting, styling and beard work. 

I'm a calm, thoughtful, proactive and reliable makeup artist, who will travel to wherever the work takes me as I actively seek a trainee position, and would love to hear from anyone who needs assistance in the industry on future projects.

Work History

Hair & Makeup Assistant - Furniture Village Autumn Advertisement - Black Lab Films

Aug 2019 - Aug 2019

Hair & Makeup Crowd Dailies Trainee (3 days) - Belgravia - ITV Studios

Jul 2019 - Jul 2019

Hair & Makeup Artist - Reprise - BFI Network

Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Hair & Makeup Artist - A Noble Truth - BFI Network

Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Hair & Makeup Artist - Hairy - Channel 4 Random Acts

Jan 2018 - Jan 2018

Hair & Makeup Trainee - Curfew - Eon Productions/NFTS

Dec 2017 - Dec 2017

Hair & Makeup Artist - Together They Smoke (ep.1) Shortflix - BFI, Sky Arts, Delaval Film

Nov 2017 - Nov 2017

Hair & Makeup Artist - The Other Side with Valerie Hope ft. Kate Robbins - Creative England

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

Hair & Makeup Crowd Dailies Trainee (2 days) - Mary Poppins Returns - Walt Disney Pictures

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017

Makeup Artist Trainee - Microsoft X-box Halo Wars 2

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017

Props Assistant and Runner - Wella Shockwaves Advert

Dec 2011 - Dec 2011


Prosthetics and Sculpting - HND - Creative Media Skills

Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

Barbering - Partial NVQ - Reflections Training

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018

Peter Swords-King Film, Television and Theatrical Makeup - Diploma - Bath Academy of Media Makeup

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

Fine Art (2.1) - BA - The University of Leeds

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

Vintage Glamour Course - Certificate - Illamasqua School of Makeup Art

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014


  • Afro-Caribbean Hair and Makeup
  • Basic Hair Cutting and Barbering
  • Basic Makeup
  • Body Art
  • Body Painting
  • Camouflage Makeup
  • Drawing
  • Face Casting
  • Facial Postiche
  • Historical Research
  • Knotting
  • Painting
  • Period Hair
  • Period Make-up
  • SFX
  • Vintage Hair
  • Vintage Makeup
  • Wig Styling