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Hi, I’m Amy

I’ve always had an interest in hair and make-up as my parents worked in Theatre, TV and Film making and distressing costumes.  I loved my upbringing and spent quite a lot of time up the West End watching Musicals, Ballet and Opera.

At 17 I started my career, having already carried out work experience at Glyndebourne Opera House, I starting working in a photographic company making over up to 14 clients a day to have their photos taken.

At 20 I worked in retail.  Mostly for Shiseido, Molton Brown, Pout & Charles Fox.

I also worked on Films including Harry Potter and Captain Correli’s Mandolin.

I married at 22 and had my first son aged 24 and at 25 we decided to move out of London and down to Sussex.

Life was very different working as a freelance hair and makeup artist with a young child so I set up my Bridal Business, ‘Makeup by Amy’ and was soon busy getting brides ready for their special day all over Sussex whilst my husband worked from home in travel.

At 26 my second son was born and alongside my wedding business, I started teaching Salsa and Zumba, started my beauty business offering manicures and eyebrow shaping and quite frankly did anything and everything I could to make sure I could work on my terms, doing what I loved whilst fitting around my family life.

I love sharing my knowledge so in 2016 I started up Sussex Make-up Academy and taught courses alongside my freelance work.

In 2018 I went full time for Sussex Makeup Academy and haven’t looked back once.  I love meeting new people and sharing my experiences.  Someone once said to me ‘Never hold back any information; the more you give, the more people want.  Be a giver in life’  This resonated with me so much that I totally stand by that now.  I will never hold anything back.  I will teach ad preach as long as it is helping you.

Sussex Makeup Academy was born through my passion and I am so proud of all past students who have made a real success of their business.  I’m also lucky enough to have made lots of new friends through teaching.

If you have any questions at all please do get in touch.  I aim to be as flexible and welcoming as I can.  You will always get an honest answer out of me.

Please see my CV below.

Film

Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017

Staring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton & Halle Berry

Troy 2004

Starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom & Eric Bana

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2001

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001

Staring Nicholas Cage, Penelope Cruz & Christian Bale.

The Mummy Returns 2001

Staring Rachel Weisz & Brendan Fraser

The Mummy 1999

Starring Rachel Weisz & Brendan Fraser

Hamlet 1996

Staring Kenneth Branagh & Kate Winslet

Television

Eurosport

Freelancer from 2016 – present day

Channel 5 Live

Freelancer since 2017 to present day

BBC News

Freelancer 1999 – 2004

ITV News

Freelancer 2001-2004

Sky News

Freelancer 2001-2004

Celebrity Wedding Planner

Freelancer 2012 for Amy Childs

TOWIE

Freelancer for Amy Childs, Harry Derbridge & Gemma Collins 2010

Hollyoaks

Freelancer 1997

Footballer's Wives

Freelancer 2003

Bad Girls

Freelancer 2003

Publications

Closer Magazine

Alan Carr as the X Factor Judges 2012

Closer Magazine

Towie’s Arg as Tom Cruise

Vogue

Editorial 2000

Professional Hairdresser Magazine

Annabelle’s Wigs 2017

Creative Head

Lino Carbosiero 2014

ETC Magazine

Front Cover & Editorial 2013

Heat Magazine

Editorial 2011

Now Magazine

Editorial 2011

Zest Magazine

Makeover Editorial 2002

BeauNu Magazine

Fashion Editorial 2017

Sheeba Magazine

Interview 2017

Evening Standard Magazine

Freelancer 2009

The Sun Newspaper

Freelancer 2014

Your Sussex Wedding Magazine

Editorial 2017 & 2018

Femme Rebelle Magazine

Fashion Editorial 2017 & 2019

Feroce Magazine

Fashion Editorial 2018 & 2019

Elegant Magazine

Fashion Editorial 2018

Solis Magazine

Fashion Editorial 2017

CELEBRITIES

  • DANIEL RADCLIFF
  • EMMA WATSON
  • RUPERT GRINT
  • NICOLAS CAGE
  • PENELOPE CRUZ
  • KENNETH BRANAGH
  • KATE WINSLET
  • BRANDAN FRASER
  • RACHEL WEISZ
  • ROBBIE COLTRANE
  • ALAN RICKMAN
  • BRAD PITT
  • ERIC BANA
  • ORLANDO BLOOM
  • COLIN FIRTH
  • DAME MAGGIE SMITH
  • JANE HORRICKS
  • BARBARA WINDSOR
  • ALAN CARR
  • AMY CHILDS
  • GEMMA COLLINS

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

  • WAR HORSE
  • PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
  • FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
  • ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
  • SAUL Glyndebourne Opera House
  • ONEGIN Glyndebourne Opera House
  • DON PASQUALE Glyndebourne Opera House
  • DON GIOVANI Glyndebourne Opera House
  • DER ROSENKAVALIER Glyndebourne Opera House
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY Brighton Dome

COMPANIES / BRANDS

  • BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION Charity
  • THE COSTUME STORE Company
  • HYSTERIA MACHINE Designer
  • AMY CHILDS
  • ANNABELLE’S WIGS Company
  • SELI GALLIEN Designer
  • VINE CREATIVE Marketing Agency
  • POSTO9, SAMBA COUTURE, IBIZA BIKINI’S Designer
  • ARTEMIS SKINCARE Company
  • SW12 MODEL AGENCY
  • CHRISSIE NICHOLSON-WILD Designer
  • PAPER COUTURE Designer
  • HIPPY POPPINS Designer
  • NEWHAVEN FORT Zombie Run
  • ZITA MILANO BEAUTY Make-up Brand
  • KRISTINA YOUNG HAIR ADDITIONS

CATWALK

  • VIN & OMI – London Fashion Week
  • SARAPOL – London Fashion Week
  • AFRO- Front Row Fashion Show
  • ST MARTIN’S – Front Row Fashion Show
  • INANCH – Pia Michi Charity Fashion Show
  • CHRISSIE NICHOLSON-WILD – Guerilla Fashion Show
  • ISAAC RAYMOND – Young designer fashion show

BRIDAL

  • BRIDAL MAKEUP BY AMY – My freelance wedding business set up in 2004 offering wedding hair and make-up to brides
  • LIPSTICK & CURLS – Freelance hair and make-up artist

MAKE-UP COMPANIES

  • KRYOLAN
  • CHARLES H FOX
  • POUT
  • MOLTEN BROWN
  • SHISEIDO
  • ZITA MILANO BEAUTY

EDUCATOR

  • SUSSEX MAKE-UP ACADEMY
  • KRYOLAN
  • SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE
  • NORTHBROOK COLLEGE
  • KINGSTON COLLEGE
  • BRIGHTON METROPOLITAN COLLEGE
  •  ANNABELLES WIGS
  • MANCHESTER COLLEGE
  • FARNHAM COLLEGE

I can’t possibly write everything that I have worked on (I have tried my hardest) but my career has been so varied from working with designers and brands to making wigs for theatre.  I will try to update as I remember more things that I have worked on, if you would like to see my professional make-up site, this can be found here – http://www.amyprifti.co.uk and my bridal website (although out of date and in desperate need of updating) can be found here – http://www.bridalmakeupbyamy.co.uk

 

 

Many thanks for taking the time to look.  I look forward to meeting you.

 

All the best

 

Amy

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