Famida is a leading hair and makeup artist, experienced in working on all skin tones. She is a unique talent, with a wide and diverse range of skills and knowledge gained within TV/Films, commercials, fashion, beauty, music, celebrity and corporate event. Famida is also trained in hair, SFX and prosthetics. Her signature styles involve creating modern looks with vintage and period influences. She’s also known for modernising classic looks and high-end glamour.
Famida began her career in Yorkshire studying for a HND in Media Makeup & SFX. Whilst at College she was encouraged to secure a job with MAC Cosmetics and hone her makeup skills. This is where her interest in makeup quickly turned into a passion. Whilst at MAC, Famida was approached to teach aspiring makeup artists, and this led to a lecturing post at Bradford College.
In 2009, a move to London enabled Famida to enter into the fashion and beauty industry, and work, learn and train alongside the greats, such as Val Garland, Pat McGrath, Peter Philips, Lucia Pica, Kabuki, Inge Grognard, Aaron De Mey, Sam Bryant, Miranda Joyce and Lisa Butler. During this time, Famida worked on top fashion shows, such as Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Balmain, Dior and Chanel. She was also a Lead Makeup Artist at London Fashion Week SS19.
Famida has worked with an impressive list of celebrity clientele from Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King, Jourdan Dunn, Neelam Gill, to Gordon Ramsay and Raymond Blanc, as well as Bollywood talents, which include Manisha Koirala, Kanika Kapoor and Mahira Khan. Her work has been featured in a number of publications.
Famida has formed a strong reputation within the entertainment industries and has established strong ties in fashion, beauty and film/TV. She is based in London and willing to travel throughout the UK.