Hi there – I’m Laura. I am a professionally trained makeup artist, session hair stylist and aesthetician based between Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow; but of course am happy to travel to wherever you need me.  I am available for Commercial, Editorial, Fashion, Music, Bridal and Beauty bookings for both public and private clients across the UK.

My passion for makeup began when I trained as a Beauty Therapist at the Mary Reid International School of Beauty in Edinburgh in 1998. I then returned to study makeup at the world-renowned Academy of Freelance Makeup in London, the Academy of Makeup in Glasgow and Special Effects school, Gorton Studio, in Falmouth, allowing me to learn the skills to create any makeup look required.

My years as a beauty therapist have given me a keen understanding of skin care - both products and procedures, HD Brow shaping, brow and lash tinting, hair removal and nail treatments; all helpful when looking to achieve the attention to detail sought by makeup clients and photographers alike.

My family has a hair and beauty business, Sutherlands Hair and Beauty in Newport-on-Tay, where my dad and sister work as hairdressers and my mum runs both the hair and beauty salons.  This provides me with the unique position of being able to keep abreast of the latest treatments and training techniques.

I also have a degree in journalism and newspaper, magazine, marketing and PR experience, which I hope will help me translate your exact requirements.

If you need any additional information or you would like to make a booking, please feel free to contact me via the Laura Sutherland Makeup Contact Page.

I’m reliable, organised and helpful and will ensure that the results are of the highest standard, no matter how big or small, catering for all age groups, skin types, skin colours and complexions.
London Fashion Week | Birmingham Clothes Show Live | Jane Gowans Jewellery, Cracked Clown Company | Dundee 48-Hour Film Competition |Perth City Council
Academy of Freelance Makeup in London – Professional Make-Up and Hair Styling Certificate.

Academy of Makeup in Glasgow - Advanced Bridal Makeup, Advanced Eye Makeup and Body Painting.

Hybrid FX Makeup School in Leeds – Film and Television Hair and Make-Up Certificate.

Mary Reid International School of Beauty in Edinburgh – ITEC, CIDESCO in beauty and body therapy.

Interests include high fashion, photographic, catwalk, bridal, music, editorial, film, television, fx makeup, HD Brows, nail extensions/art and advertising makeup and hair looks.

Experience - Makeup artist at London Fashion Week and for Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham, short films, ad campaigns and short films.

Specialist areas include corrective make-up, ageing, period hair and makeup, theatrical makeup, tattoo airbrushing, airbrushing for HD, studio photo shoot makeup for press shots, special effects – wounds, scars, gelatin and wax and small prosthetic application techniques.
Please get in touch if you would like to work with me. I welcome requests from creative individuals who wish to work in collaboration to mutual advantage. I'm hardworking, enthusiastic, punctual and easy to work alongside. Willing to travel.

I also have a degree in journalism (2:1 BA Hons) and experience in marketing and PR.