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Mari Piira

Mari Piira

I am very eager, curious minded and passionate about working on TV-and film. Not just to work in the industry but to be apart of making remarkable stories and creating something spectacular. I have over ten years of experience from working as a make up- and hair artist and I have constant thirst to educate myself and learn new hair and makeup methods and techniques. I love working with prosthetics and also I have a great passion towards period hair and wigs. I work effectively under pressure, and I’m used to follow strict schedules such as working on film sets and hair competitions. I have very strong work ethic and I am committed to making high quality work. I am punctual and collaborative team player I like the variety of the TV- and film industry and as well as the new projects it offers. I am not afraid of long hours and I can respond to the challenges that will be offered. I know this is an area where I want to work for the rest of my life.

Work Experience

10/2021
Hair and makeup daily in ”The Queen Mary”
Director Gary Shore
Hair and Makeup designer Chloe Edwards.
London, UK

08/2021
Hair and makeup daily in Sky original film ”The last train to Christmas”.
Written and directed by Julian Kemp.
Hair and Makeup designer Jaimee Rose.
Swansea, UK

07/2021
SFX and makeup for feature film ”I Bring Joy”
Canyon Media Limited
London, UK

06/2021
Makeup for dramatised documentary.
Holst Birthplace museum
Evenlode films and productions
Cheltenham, UK

06/2021
Hair, makeup and SFX artist for short film ”Writers Retreat”.
Directed Mishaal Memon
Edenbridge, UK

06/2021
Hair and makeup for period drama short film.
Holst Birthplace museum
Evenlode films and productions
Cheltenham, UK

05/2021
Hair- makeup and SFX artist for short film ”How to cope with Oliver Pope”.
Directed by Alex Di Cuffa
London, UK

05/2021
Hair and makeup for short film “The Long Run”. Directed by Chloe Palmer Laporte
London, UK

10/2020
Hair and makeup for short film “The Bull and The Butterfly”.
Directed by David John Jeffery
London, UK
02/2017-12/2019
HairBesties Artistic Educator
Educator for color brand Pravana
Tampere, Finland

01/2019
Hair and makeup for commercial.
Game company Wildz.
Tampere, Finland

01/2016 – 12/2019
Hair and Makeup salon owner
I owned half of the hair salon Hiushuone Ilmio. My colleague and I took care of half the work in the salon as well as our own clients. We employed one rental chair on our premises.
Tampere, Finland

08/2018
Hair and makeup for commercial
Honor Play
Tampere, Finland

05/2016
Makeup for catwalk.
Fashion Show Kajo
Helsinki, Finland

02/2015
Hair and makeup for TV commercial
Leo Vegas Casino online
Helsinki, Finland

01/2011 – 02/2016
Self-employed
I worked as an entrepreneur in a rental chair as a hairdresser and makeup artist.
Tampere, Finland

Education

-The Iver Makeup Academy
3 week Period Makeup & Hair module
-The Wig Room Academy
3 day Period wig styling course
London, UK
-Studio 50 London Makeup School
Fashion, Editorial and Diverse skin tone makeup.
London, UK
-Shaune Harrison Academy
Prosthetic & makeup FX.
Liverpool, UK
-Mazell and Palmer
Dynamics of cutting course
Porvoo, Finland
-Pravana Henkel
Artistic Educator 1 & 2 course
Los Angeles, US
-Makeup Artist Academy
Beauty makeup, era-makeup, bridal makeup
Tampere, Finland
-Jyvaskyla Vocational College
Degree in hairdressing and grooming
Jyvaskyla, Finland

Years of Experience

  • Hair Dressing 10+ Years
  • SFX 1 year
  • Prosthetics Less than a year
  • Colourist 10+ Years
  • Barbering 10+ Years
  • Wig Dressing Less than a year
  • Airbrushing Less than a year

Other

  • Languages Finnish
  • Areas can work in Based in London but available to work worldwide.
  • Driver License EU drivers license
  • References Please contact Iver Academy