a little background…

I'm Jody Ann Yates and I specialise in wedding, occasion hair and makeup artistry and special effects. I'm based in Cheshire, close to Knutsford and Tarporley and work in and around the UK.

Makeup is all about feeling great, so I believe that being approachable, friendly, calm and compassionate is as much a part of my role as applying a beautiful, flawless, individual look.


My special effects work is focussed on absolute realism and I work as a lead makeup artist for a global provider of realistic medical casualty simulation.

As a professional MUA I have worked on projects as diverse as fashion shows, battle fields, celebrity events, weddings, music videos and photoshoots; my makeup has been featured in hard-copy and online publications as well as ITV Be's The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

I'm extremely privileged to be a Regional Coordinator for Look Good Feel Better, an international Cancer Support Charity helping people with the visible side effects of Cancer treatments.

I've also been a dancer; studied performing arts (including stage makeup and hair) and worked for the airlines for eight years. I love to study and practice studio and location photography too.

If you'd like to enquire about bridal and wedding makeup and hair, makeup lessons, prom hair and makeup, or would like help with makeup application or hair styling for any other occasion, please do get in touch.

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