Marci originally trained as a Beauty Therapist in the Czech Republic in 1997-2000.
With flare for the creative makeup she had been taking part in the Fantasy Makeup Competitions in Germany, Austria and in the Czech Republic in 2000. (If not painting the faces or sculpting hair she paints and draws in her spare time on paper and canvas.)
Experienced as a beauty consultant, she became a lecturer for the Modeling Agency - teaching young girls skincare and makeup aplication for the day life as well as for the photography purposes and catwalks.
She started her bridal makeup and hairstyling journey in 2002.
Trained in Advanced Makeup, Ethnic Skintones Makeup and Hairstyling by Mai Lee in Beauty Base School in London in 2009.
Marci is fully insured and has a certified qualification in Advanced Makeup and Hairstyling.
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Marci works very often with an amazing and bubbly photographer Andrea Denniss, a head of Pink Lily Photography and creates hair and makeup looks for her 'Lovely Lady's shoots' - the sophisticated boudoir photoshoots or headshots which show every woman at her best!
Marci works with talented Ross Charles Hairdressing (awarded Best Hair Salon in York) complementing with her makeup skills his fantastic and inspiring competition hair looks (L'Oreal Colour Throphy, British Hairdressing Awards).
Marci works with wonderful photographer David Charles, doing makeup for the professional headshots (including makeup for Jane McDonald)
Every now and then Marci is contacted to do the hair and makeup for the shoots happening last minute in Yorkshire (for the The Sun, The Daily Mail) and beautifying Yorkshire based women and men featuring in their articles.
Marci did hair and makeup for Lizzie Armitsted an Olympic cyclist (2 days of filming short movie in Dales).
She did makeup and hair for the various corporate shoots (one of them including Radara, targeted skincare)
Marci completed (again) Beauty Therapy course in UK (distance learning); and received the diploma with the highest honours (Fun fact: mainly for enhancing her language skills this time).
She keeps up to the current standards by constantly upgrading her skills with various trainings whether online or in person:
P.Louise Makeup academy in Manchester for heavy glam looks workshops in 2019.
Elstile, Tonya Stylist and Ulyana Aster's hair trainings online in 2018 and 2019.
Marci also completed CND shellac nails training in Leeds with Sweet Squared in 2014. LVL lashes in Ponterfract in 2015.
Working in the various photography studios in York, Harrogate, Leeds as a makeup artist and session stylist since 2011.
Doing hair and makeup for the fashion shoots at various locations, pre-wedding photo shoots, events (Miss York), and promotional/corporate shoots since 2007
TRAININGS AND BACKGROUND
MARCI'S MAKEUP KIT
High end brands - Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, MAC, Giorgio Armani, Estee Lauder, HUDA, Dior, etc but she also offers makeovers with cruelty free vegan and/or clean and organic cosmetics such as RMS, Lily Lolo, Ilia, Inika, Jane Iredale and many more.
Marci is passionate about bridal hairstyling and makeup, creative editoral makeup looks as well as simple looks to highlight the individual natural beauty!
With over 20 years experience she never stopped learning and trying new things and that's the beauty of what this job and this creative industry has to offer! Continuous growth.
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