Mary-Lynn Is from the UK where she graduated in Fashion Art and Make-up with BA (Hons) degree from London College of Fashion. Back in London, She also qualified as an IMA Make-up Artist and CIBTAC Beauty Therapist. Mary-Lynn’s passion for art led her to specialise in the Fashion and Creative facets of the Make-up industry
11 years ago.
Her artistic talents led her to work with some of the most prestigious magazines, brands and TV channels internationally for Editorial, Advertorial and Media work.
In 2011, She was bestowed the MAC Award of Contemporary Make-up via LCF.
Her Clients include Creative Head Magazine, FaceOn Magazine, Hello UK, The English National Ballet, MAC, MBC Group, Goldwell and many more.
Elena studied Beauty therapy in Madrid, Spain; including cosmetology to introduce herself to the beauty industry before taking her makeup career more seriously when she signed up with a private Makeup school – Thrukho makeup school- in Madrid.
She moved to London in 2011, where she started working with brands like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent; creating looks for the Royal National Ballet and introducing the Google Glasses into a makeup consultation for different press, bloggers and newspapers. Elena then moved to working with Shiseido group, looking after the business’s make-up activities and training across the UK for Nars and Laura Mercier inside the Spacenk stores.
Elena was selected to be part of the Global Backstage Team, working in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London Fashion week since 2016, working with some of the biggest makeup artists like Val Garland, Andrew Gallimore, Lyndsey Alexander and Lucia Pieroni among others, and brands like Rixo, JW Anderson, Rodarte, Christopher Kane, Erdem, etc. In addition, she did hair and makeup for different E- Commerce and celebrity Photoshoots/events.
After 10 years of experience in London, Elena is now working full time at London College of make-up where she shares her experience and knowledge with our students.
Cristina Cimpoiasu Bujor
Christina’s passion for makeup drove her to pursue it as a career; graduating from “Christine Valmy Makeup School” in Romania back in 2005 and combining it with hairstyling skills with a hair course at “Adrian Niculescu Hairstyle Academy” in 2018. She represented Mac cosmetics as a make-up artist in Harvey Nichols Dubai while also working backstage at Dubai Fashion Forward, Dubai Bridal Week and Vogue events. During her 5 years working for Mac Cosmetics, she gained a vast experience from Mac global make-up artists.
Moving forward Cristina collaborated with various magazines like Zahrat Al Khaleej, Hello Pakistan and covered media & film make-up, working as a make-up and hairstylist for feature films.
With a passion to share her knowledge and help others develop their own careers in this field, she started teaching makeup at a renowned Institute of Luxury Fashion in Dubai. Now, Cristina continues to work with private Clients and special events/shoots while also sharing her valuable experience and inspiring students as a teacher at London College of Make-up in Dubai.
We have a large team of top international make-up artists who travel to the UAE from various countries, to hand-over advice and knowledge from their vast experience in fashion and celebrity make-up. These artists will bring their own portfolio and kit for the students to see how a professional make-up artist works. Our students will have the chance to attend seminars organized by cosmetic and skincare professionals from various brands, such as Dermalogica and many more.
IMA International Examiners:
Co-Founder, Chief Examiner
With over forty years association within the fashion and beauty industry Beryl Barnard has become one of the matriarchs of make-up in the United Kingdom. Starting out firstly as a beauty therapist and then a make-up artist before moving on to becoming the founder and owner of the Beauty and Make-up school.
Beryl Barnard has now brought her expertise to overseeing the quality and control within the IMA and is a member of its examination board.