About me


Affectionately called "Sami" by all who know her, Sami has nearly 12 years industry experience as a Hair & Makeup and Special Effects Artist, and has trained and worked with some of the best makeup artists in the industry. She is a qualified Hairdresser and Barber, and trained in Airbrushing and Wigs. she has strong hair skills and she is very good at marcel tonging.


Sami has worked on several feature films (such as Dheepan by Jacques Audiard, which won the Palm D'or at Cannes 2015, Spielberg's Warhorse; Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch; The Silent Storm with Damien Lewis and Andrea Riseborough; I Against I produced by James Marquand. She loves working in a team, supervising or assisting, working in crowd or equally happy designing, fitting into any role whenever and wherever required.


Her credits include Downton Abbey, Horrible Science, Sky News & Sky Sports, Fox, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Austrailan TV and Canada TV on shows such as Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Will and Kate; Music videos (Coldplay, Wiley, Skepta, Smiler, Tyson & Fake Blood) to fashion (London Fashion Week, Tom Ford, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney, Pam Hogg) from ads (BMW, Cadbury's, Microsoft, Peroni, M&S, Sony, Nokia) to trailers for features (Mindhorn with Sir Kenneth Branagh and Steve Coogan;  Daywalker (with Ray Liotta attached).



Education & Training



Trained in all aspects of makeup, hair, special effects, wigs and airbrushing, barbering and hairdressing:

- Hair knotting

- Perfecting the Wave, marcel waves with tongs, with Julio Parodi

- Barbering NVQ Level 2

- 18th and 19th Century Period hairstyling with Lou Shepperd

- Afro Hair cutting and styling, Profile Media Services

- Bloody Gorey Effects with Vicky Voller

- Prosthetics with Shaunna Harrison

- NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing, West Thames College

- Beauty Makeup Masterclass with Tahira Herold

- Airbrushing, Airbase

- Fashion Editorial Masterclass with Lan Nguyen

- Period hairstyling & Wigs, Casualty, Haircutting and Barbering,

  Hairstyling -  The London School Of Media Make Up

- Life casting, moulding, sculpting, production and application of silicone

  and gelatine prosthetics - Stuart Bray Prosthetics Workshop

- ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup - West ThamesCollege

- Fashion Design and Illustration - Central St Martins

- Pattern Cutting - Hammersmith and Fulham College

- Contemporary Couture and Draping on the Stand - Westminster College

- Degree in Pharmacology BSc (Hons) - University College London