This past week we have had an exciting guest come to our school - Naoko Scintu, a professional celebrity makeup artist who has worked with huge brands and companies including Vogue, Grazia, Maybelline and River Island and also celebrities such as Sophie Turner and Florence Pugh. She also attends red carpet events e.g Brits and is doing different fashion weeks across the globe including Miami, Milan and Paris.
Naoko came in at lunchtime last Friday to give us an insight about her career in the hair and beauty industry. We were told the pathways needed to work in industry; her pathway was doing an Art Degree and Hair and Beauty Qualifications, which gives you visual awareness. This is a key feature to have in this industry. This was very helpful for the girls that have an interest in the art of makeup and she answered the many questions that we had. There was a big turn-out, many girls had questions about the lifestyle, income and how to progress in careers in the beauty industry further.
Overall it was amazing that Naoko was able to come in and teach us about the industry and give us a greater understanding of the pros and cons of working in it and whether it would be right for us.