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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair and makeup for short film “The Bull and The Butterfly”.
Directed by David John Jeffery
London, UK
HairBesties Artistic Educator
Educator for color brand Pravana
Tampere, Finland

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

Hair and makeup for commercial
Honor Play
Tampere, Finland

Makeup for catwalk.
Fashion Show Kajo
Helsinki, Finland

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

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


-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


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