Helen Ridgeway

Hair & Make-up Artist in Features & TV Drama

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Hair and Make-up Artist

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A focused and pro-active Make-Up Artist and Hairstylist with a strong commercial awareness in a wide range of fields within this industry as well as extensive management experience within this profession.

Over 20 years’ experience within the TV, Film and Theatre industries as a Make-Up Artist and Hairstylist working successfully on a range of popular television dramas and West End theatre productions. Nine years’ experience working within the fashion industry as a Make Artist/Hairstylist Manager for one of the world’s leading fashion websites. Producing and leading high-performance Make-Up Artist/Hairstylist teams to create world class imagery for the e-commerce site.

I am a highly motivated individual, working well on my own and equally as part of a team. I’m someone who enjoys a challenge, applies sound judgement, planning and execution whilst always maintaining the highest standard of professionalism. I have excellent communication together with a flexible approach to my work; focused and enthusiastic in everything I do and have always achieved my goals with a good deal of success.

A creative thinker and complex problem solver. Versatile, organised with the highest attention to detail. Personable and approachable with strong leadership skills who focuses on delivering in high pressured environments and adapting well to rapid change. A team player with a wealth of experience in a variety of Make-Up and Hair sectors.

Features & TV Drama

Prod Co Title Director Producer HMU Designer Role

PARAMOUNT

THE BURNING GIRLS

KIERON HAWKES

OLIVER KENT

DEBBIE STORY

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

NETFLIX

ONE DAY

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

JULIETTE TOMES

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

INSPIRED FILMS

THE MAKING OF THE AMAZING MAURICE

CHRIS ANASTASI

LOUIS PALTNOI

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

BBC FOR BBC1

EASTENDERS

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

CAROLINE MARICONDA

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

TIGER ASPECT FOR CHANNEL 4

BIG AGE

NOSA EKE

BOLU BABALOLA

KAYLA SELWAY

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

PENNY LANE TV FOR SKY ONE

THE GRINCH THE MUSICAL

JULIA KNOWLES

SUE ANDREW

NICOLA COLEMAN

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

BBC FOR BBC1

HOLBY CITY

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

CARA PARRY

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

BBC FOR BBC1

DOCTORS

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

SALLY HOLDEN

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

LIME PICTURES FOR CHANNEL 4

HOLLYOAKS LATER

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

HELEN BLACK

STAFF HAIR AND MAKE-UP SUPERVISOR

LIME PICTURES FOR CHANNEL 4

HOLLYOAKS

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

HELEN BLACK

STAFF HAIR AND MAKE-UP SUPERVISOR

BBC FOR BBC1

5 DAYS

PETER HOAR

SIMON CURTIS

JANITA DOYLE

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

LEFTBANK PICTURES FOR BBC3

MARRIED, SINGLE, OTHER

CHARLES MARTIN

ANDY HARRIES

NIC COLLINS

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

CONKER MEDIA FOR BBC2

PROPER MESSY

TIM HOPEWELL

TONY WOOD

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

COMPANY PRODUCTIONS NORTH FOR CHANNEL 4

SHAMELESS

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

LIZ ARMISTEAD

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARITST

SHED PRODUCTIONS FOR BBC1

WATERLOO ROAD

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

GILL WALSH

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

TALKBACK THAMES FOR ITV

THE BILL

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

PAULA CAHILL

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

GRANADA FOR ITV

CORONATION STREET

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

LIZ ARMISTEAD

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

YORKSHIRE FOR ITV

EMMERDALE

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

JESS TAYLOR

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

BBC MANCHESTER

10:96

NOREEN KERSHAW

KENTON ALLEN

CLARE GOLDS

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

MERSEY TV

GRANGE HILL

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

HELEN BLACK

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

MERSEY TV

BROOKSIDE

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

HELEN BLACK

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

TV Commercials / Branded Content

Prod Co / Agency Brand / Title Type HMU Designer Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

SASSY PRODUCTIONS

SAFE SPACE FOR AUDIBLE

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

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SASSY PRODUCTIONS

AQUADOODLE

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

SASSY PRODUCTIONS

GENEVA FOR AUDIBLE

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

INSPIRED FILMS

PFIZER

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

SASSY PRODUCTIONS

PETRONAS FOR FORMULA 1

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

SASSY PRODUCTIONS

TRUE CRIME FOR AUDIBLE

BRANDED CONTENT

DEBBIE STORY

MAKE-UP ARITST

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SPACECITY

PLUMBS

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

CHIEF PRODUCTIONS

KELLOGGS

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

CHIEF PRODUCTIONS

CROWN PAINT

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

CHANNEL M

RBS

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

THE GATE FILMS

EMPIRE ELECTRICS

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

THE GATE FILMS

NUMARK PHARMACY

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

ONWARD FILMS

CAR PEOPLE

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

SALON TV

REEBOK CYBERIDER

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

BUCKMARK PRODUCTIONS

NORTON FINANCE

BRANDED CONTENT

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

N/A

Stills

Prod Co / Agency Brand / Title HMU Designer Role

BBC

EASTENDERS PROMO MATERIAL

CAROLINE MARICONDA

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

ASOS

HAIR NAD MAKE-UP MANAGER FOR ECOM

HELEN RIDGEWAY

DESIGNER

LAVINIA HUGHES

NOW MAGAZINE

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

LIME PICTURES

HOLLYOAKS CAST CARDS

HELEN BLACK

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

THE WORX

L’OREAL

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

Live TV

Prod Co Title HMU Designer Role

SKY

SKY NEWS/SPORTS

CAROL TUCKER

MAKE UP ARTIST

NFL

NFL LIVE COVERAGE

HELEN RIDGEWAY

MAKE-UP ARTIST

REDSEVEN

TOP GUN MAVERICK

HELEN RIDGEWAY

MAKE-UP ARTIST

Music Videos

Prod Co

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Shorts & Personal Projects

Prod Co

test

Directors Worked with

  • Various from popular television drama

Education

  • Skillset London Refresher/Advance Period Hair course
  • Skillset London Wig design and management course
  • Skillset London Prosthetics and Make-up course
  • Screen Yorkshire Leeds High Definition Make-up Training
  • Skillset London Airbrushing Techniques Training
  • Intuitions Hairdressing College Harrogate Refresher training in hairdressing techniques
  • Knowsley College Liverpool Cert in Barbering
  • University of Salford Manchester BA (Hons) in Television and Radio
  • York College York A Level in Communication Studies
  • Norfolk College Kings Lynn BTEC National Diploma in Media Make-up and Design with Distinction Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Manor CE School York 10 GCSEs

Genres Worked in

  • Television
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Events
  • Fashion
  • Theatre
  • Beauty

Celebrities Worked with

  • Various from popular Television Drama
  • Film and Theatre

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft office

Additional Skills

  • Valid driving license
  • Car owner
  • Passed APA Covid Assessment