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I really do love my job and here’s why.. I LOVE MAKEUP. I love the colours and textures and how you can create art on a face. So I pretty much do it all. Film and TV, shoots, events, bridals……… I enjoy the variety and meeting heaps or Aleysha Mawanidifferent people and travelling all over the place. It’s lots of fun and I feel really lucky! 

I had a go at opening a pretty cool shop on Brick Lane, Athena. It was great. I loved Athenadecorating it with a mix of vintage Hollywood glamour and fun pop art. Here’s what Time Out said. We had a boutique area where we would glam people up; for nights out, festivals or just for fun. Blowdrys, fast makeup, pick and mix and lemonade, it was a girls dream!

We had an academy (which we still have we have just moved). Athena AcademyWith lots of cool classes from smokey eye masterclasses to vintage hairstyling to festival fun. Click here to see our classes. 

It was a great time but I decided to move on and turn Athena into an agency and Academy. Click here to see. So now you can book me and my team for all your hair and make up needs :)

What else can I tell you about me.. well when you sit in my make up chair, expect a gorgeous face and hair do of course.. but also a chat and a laugh. Oh and I’m super quick! So yeah expect a quick, fun and super glam experience.

SkeletonLike I said I LOVE MAKEUP so my kit is ginormous! Expect lots of different brands, types and colours. I’m a makeup shopaholic so always expect the new stuff too. Book me pretty much anywhere. I am based in greater London so it’s easy peasy to get around.

 

Training and experience

LMA 

Hair: Bridal hair, hair ups, high fashion styles, editorial, day time and evening looks.

Make Up: Bridal, High fashion, commercial looks, T.V make up, Professional photo shoot make up, editorial, evenings out, day looks.

about meMagazines & Other Photographic

Time out: Feature as founder of Athena. Creative head Magazine: feature on Athena. The Salon magazine: salon of the month.  Evening standard lifestyle: On Aleysha’s classes and teaching methods. Oak Jeans, Editor Feature fashion story. Oak Jeans and Rococo [girl group] instore campaign. Holistic Therapist Magazine: Cover. Black hair magazine: Calendar feature. Asian Woman Magazine: Fashion and beauty. Vogue Italia: Fashion and beauty.  Vanity: Beauty images with advice. Express and star: Rock the seventies revival. We heart living: 5 ways to look best on a bad day.Playboy Face Chart

Events

Playboy club London: Make up tutorials on the bunny look. Karen Millen: Birthday party. Tibits: restaurant opening. Dorchester hotel: Make up and hair for guests. Intercontinental Hotel: Makeup and hair for guests. 888 ladies: promotional events. Ronan Keating’s Emerald and Ivy ball: Makeup and hair for performers. Lady Gaga concert: Makeup and hair for concert guests. Hen parties: hair and makeup. Birthday parties: hair and makeup. PhotographicSantander: corporate shoots with HGA Creative.

Celebrity and bloggers

James Morrison Music Video. Shola Ama. Andreya Triana. Elle Macpherson TV advert. Confetti crowd. Maddie and Jodie. The Londonite.Fruit Lips

Television Work

BBC: Crisis control. Miss China UK Pageant: Semi finals and finals. Elle Macpherson: Aviva commercial. Aspen: Comedy series. James Morrison music video. The conversations film. Lips fashion film.About Me

Studio work

TMP Studio and model agency. Makeover London, Mint Brown Studios. New ID Makeover Photography studio. The Face London Makeover photography studio. Prima Donna Studio. AG Studios. Scarlett Studio. Pictures London Photography Studio. Mind Studio. Gap Photography.