My name is Nicola O’Neill, i am a professional freelance make-up artist, now based in Belfast. Originally i trained as a beauty therapist, working for a year before deciding make-up was my main interest. In 1997 i started working for MAC Cosmetics in Glasgow, training with great make-up artists who have gone on to become creative directors of MAC.
I moved down to London with MAC where i gained invaluable experince in high fashion and high quality make up, then moving back to Edinburgh, once again working for MAC. Over the years, working for such an important company in the make up industry, i have picked up priceless training and experience. I am a MAC Pro Member , which apart from giving me trade discount, gives me access to the latest tips and trends happening in the make up world. Along the way i have been involved in various different projects, hair shows, magazine shoots and catwalk shows and pride myself on being able to adapt my skills to any situation.
In 2007 i started my freelance make up business, which has gone from strength to strength and resulted in me being extremely busy throughout the years with weddings! 2008 saw me expand my skills to hair where i trained at the London Academy of Freelance Make Up, here i trained in Bridal, Fashion and Period Hair Styling. Training in hair has been invaluable to my business allowing me to offer both services, and on occasion being a back up when a stylist didn’t turn up!
Since then i have trained in Xtreme semi permanent eyelash extensions, Shellac and Minx nails and most recently, due to popular demand, HD brows and Temptu Pro Airbrush make up. I have recently moved to Northern Ireland with my family and look forward to working within the Northern Irish industry and establishing a great customer based business.
Please feel free to contact me for availability or any questions you may have.