My name is Hayley Young. I am a professional, international make-up, hair and special effects artist based in Yorkshire, although I do often travel not just in the UK but worldwide doing this amazing job.

Make up has always been a passion of mine from a young age. I knew exactly the career I wanted to pursue when I finished school and I am so lucky to have what is my dream job. I have worked on everything from film and television to theatre and commercials to photo shoots. No two days are ever the same on this job. Over my career I have also worked abroad too doing stage and television work in America, filming in Denmark, a theatre tour in Switzerland and Santas make up artist in Finland..... to name a few places.

Working in the special effects world has also been just as exciting. The blood and gore is definitely something that becomes very popular around Halloween and I have worked at several scare attractions over the years.  I also do the beauty side too working with private clients and Brides for Special Occasions and doing photographic work. Some of my work has been published internationally in magazines. 

Behind The Scenes

Filming is a passion of mine. I thoroughly enjoy been on a set come rain or shine, event when my alarm goes at 3am and I'm working 14-16 hour long days...... I still have a smile on my face! I have done special effects, prosthetics, wigs and period hair and make-up for films and television series.


View my IMDb link above to learn more!

I have always had an interest in theatre and still get goose bumps from performances whether I am working backstage or spectating as an audience member. There is something magical about losing yourself in a theatre performance, I love the buzz backstage and the thrill of a quick change! I have done hair, make up and wigs for many theatre productions both in England and abroad.

I was awarded a degree in Make-up Artistry and Special Effects Make-up from Bradford College in 2009 as well as a BTEC in Beauty Therapy Sciences from Hull College in 2006. In 2013 I also completed several hair cutting and barbering certificates.


Education is important and i always ensure I keep my skills up to date and as fresh as possible. I also LOVE sharing my skill and knowledge which is why I decided to open my own make up school to help other artists in the industry expand their skills and to also share my expertise with those considering a career change. After 10 years of working freelance in the industry I look forward to helping others build their businesses too.


Contact me if you're interested in 1-2-1 lesson, skills workshops, makes up master classes or courses


Check out my YouTube link above for tutorials!


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Behind The Scenes

In the last few years I have also turned my hand to writing and had many articles published in magazine columns relating to beauty, make up and skin care.


My biggest achievement in this area was having an article I wrote on wedding make up published in The Wedding Guide book, this also included images of my bridal work on a photo shoot.