ABOUT ABBIE MAY
Abbie May is a fully qualified, international celebrity make-up artist based in London, specialising in TV, video, red carpet, bridal, music videos and editorial. Abbie May uses cruelty free and vegan products and is steering towards a more sustainable kit everyday.
UK based Abbie May started her career in makeup artistry in 2012. Abbie's creativity came through from a young age, after initially thinking she wanted to pursue a career in acting and music, she soon realised it wasn't her long term dream despite loving the talent side of things. After some research and thinking about her future, she decided to enrol in a hair & media makeup course - she quickly fell in love with the world of makeup and never looked back.
After qualifying, Abbie focussed on getting her name out there through social media. Soon after, she was introduced to one of her first celebrity clients - Maya Jama, through a friend. She worked with Maya regularly for a few years whilst building her clientele with the social awareness she gained, which led her to work with more industry names such as Yasmin Evans and Neelam Gill.
Abbie is recognised for both her creative skillset as a makeup artist, but also her diverse ability to work with all skin tones, genders and ages, creating a bespoke look that works best for them. In 2014, she was approached to take on the role of lead makeup artist for Africa Fashion Week and still continues to work with them five years later. Her dedication and commitment to the makeup world has gained her a loyal and engaged following both on and offline.
Her portfolio includes editorial work for publications such as Wonderland, W and Vogue International, and working on campaigns for brands such as Adidas, Sleek Makeup, Mary Kay and Sneakersnstuff. Abbie also continues to focus on and regularly work with her celebrity clients such as Vick Hope, Shawn Mendes and Nathalie Emmanuel.
Maya Jama, Yasmin Evans, Vick Hope, Julie Adenuga, AJ Odudu, Nush Cope, Tinea Taylor, Laura Whitmore, Ashley Louise James, Lilah Parsons, BTraits, Scarlett Moffat, Chris Kamara, Zane Lowe, Marvin Humes, Matt Richardson, Sonny Jay & Roman Kemp.
MØ, Kara Marni, Grace Carter, Sigrid, Amelia Monet, Amun, Joy Crookes, Gracey, Serine Karthage, Hamzaa, Taya, Raye, Tove Stryke, Kelela, Girli, Anne Marie, Becky Hill, M.O,Sasha Keable, Tallia Storm, KStewart, Karen Harding, Black Honey, Yuna, Camden Cox, Folly Rae, Elise Kasai, J GRREY, Rina Sawayama, Serene Karthage, Ritual, Shawn Mendes, Craig David, Sigma, Rizzle Kicks, Netsky, Tough Love, Reggie & Bollie, Jonas Blue, Jax jones, Luke Friend, Fall Out Boy, Krept & Konan, GFrsh, Devlin, Tinchy Stryder, Lethal Bizzle, Yungen, Novelist, Dappy, Mike Skinner, George The Poet, Charlie Sloth, Wilkinson, 2 Cellos, Swifta Beater, Masego, Tom Zanetti, Blade Brown, MIST, Steel Banglez & Preditah.
Nathalie Emmanuel, Letitia Hector & Big Shaq.
Neelam Gill & Ikram Abdi Omar.
Guz Khan, Stephen Bailey, London Hughes, Lauren Pattison, Stephen Bailey & Darren Harriot.
Sharmadean Reid, Alexandra Cane, Gracie Francesca Victory, Samira Mighty, Charlotte Dawson, Tommy Mallet, Georgia Kousoulou, Georgia Toffolo, Chris Hughes, Andrew Brady & Nathan Henry.
Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cese Fabregas, Michy Batshuayi, Sam Tompkins & Jermaine Pennant.
Wonderland Magazine, Nation of Billions, Cosmopolitan South Africa, Cosmopolitan Korea, W Magazine, Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, The Guardian, The Sun Newspaper, Fabulous Magazine, Fault Magazine, TMRW Magazine, Q Magazine, Notion Magazine, Pause Magazine, Xander Magazine, Spindle Magzine, Noctis Magazine, Vogue Italia, Pro Hair & Beauty, Schon Magazine, Volt Cafe Magazine, Fucking Young Magazine, Rion Magazine, HUF Magazine, LUI Magazine, Jute Magazine, Dull Magazine, Glamcult Magazine & more.
Tanning Lounge & Beauty Salon, Marlow, July 2014 – January 2015, Temp Receptionist
M.A.C Cosmetics, Milton Keynes, August 2013 – March 2014, Retail Make-Up Artist
Space.NK.apothecary, Henley-On-Thames, November 2012 – August 2013, Beauty Sales Advisor
Individual Eyelash Course with Eyelash Emporium, Pinewood Studios in 2014
High Definition Brow Course in 2014
Amersham & Wycombe College - VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up (QCF) in 2013. The course covered beauty make-up, the art of photography make-up, the art of dressing hair, creating images based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector, tanning, eye lash perming & tinting, themed face/body painting, nail art application, mendhi skin decoration, body art design, temporary hair colour and plaiting and twisting hair.
Amersham & Wycombe College - VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up (QCF) in 2012. The course covered air-brush make-up to the face and body (I also own my own airbrush kit), camouflage make-up, media make-up, style and fit postiche, fashion and photographic make-up, client care and communication in beauty-related industries, monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon, apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps, provide eyelash and brow tinting treatments, design and apply face and body art and create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps.
Certificates available on request.