Thursday, 25 February 2010


My 'Special Celebrations' One to One Masterclass is the PERFECT gift idea.

*Divorce completion (!)
*Pregnancy announcement
*For the friend or relative that needs the Feel Good Factor
*Special gift session for Birthdays such as: 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th and beyond...we're never too mature to look our best and feel a million dollars

Please feel free to come along with your friend when she chooses to take the day.
Tea/Coffee and cakes included.

Price and availability upon application

Please contact Claire for further details


Thursday, 18 February 2010


At the time, having been working as a commercial Make-up & Hair Artist for 11 years, it came as a natural progression 5 years ago to be involved at a high level in another wonderfully elegant area of my work, that of the Bridal Industry. Approached by the team at "The Wedding Bible" book, I worked closely with them on all shoots for the book and was asked to be their Make-up expert, providing my knowledge and top tips. "The Wedding Bible" book became a best seller, an adorned the shells of high street book stores and department stores. My love of the Bridal Industry is apparent, and it gives me the greatest pleasure to be a part of any bride's day including the trial process and sourcing essential hair accessories if needed.
My Bridal Masterclasses and workshops are varied, but here are 2 of my most requested ones:


The tutorial I offer is ideal for weddings with a larger group of bridesmaids where I can offer the girls a Masterclass for application of their own Make-up on the wedding day. An ideal day for you to learn the subtleties for essential flawless durable Make-up. I will provide a full demonstration from skin preparation to various application methods, and specifically chosen types of products for various skin types. This will be a hands on session for the individual or group of bridesmaids, where I will assist you in completing your desired look.


For the budding Make-up artists out there who are looking at entering into the Bridal Industry, I tailor make my session to the individual, working closely on any areas you feel you need extra help with or starting from the beginning, covering all aspects of not only the Bridal Make-up but the hair should you wish to extend your Masterclass.

* Further masterclasses available, concentrating on Bridal hair only-Please see my Intensive Runway Masterclasses blog for all areas of Hair tuition.

For further details, please contact Claire:
My website

Image courtesy of Barker Evans Photography


It can be a daunting industry, and many individuals and professionals have come to me over the years with the same question- "How do I start?" I have carefully put together the perfect introductory package which can be taken over several weeks or as a block. It's a starting point for someone who feels that they may wish to pursue a career as a professional Make-up Artist.
With the way I have designed this, it can also be individually tailored to those who wish to simply enhance their existing Make-up skills for their own benefit.

* Introduction to your kit * Hygiene within your kit/studio * Skin preparation * Application of foundation and concealer * Eye Make-up techniques-shading & highlighting * Application of eyeliner including gel * Application of Mascara and using curlers * How to get the essential natural look and all the way through in various stages to the smokey eye look and high fashion trends in Make-up
* Make-up for special occasions * Correct application of false eyelashes * Eyebrow shaping * Application of lip gloss, liner, blusher, bronzer and how to remove Make-up with ease and precision.

This Masterclass will run for 4 days solidly or taken over several weeks to suit your schedule.
Discount available for 2 or more bookings made at once.
Price on application.

Please contact Claire:

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Claire Hanson Celebrity Make-up & Hair Artist with her client
"ER" actress Parminder Nagra

This class is designed for individuals, groups, girls nights in and hen parties, perfect for the evening out or those professional who want to perfect their techniques in this area, looking at new innovative ways to create a sensational evening look. Detailing the ever essential application for a flawless base, contouring and highlighting, how to achieve the ultimate smokey eye, and the perfect lips.

* Full use of Make-up kit (You can, if you wish bring your own too)
* Session can take place in the comfort of your home,venue or Claire's studio
* Price upon application

Please contact Claire for further details:

Images courtesy of Barker EvansPhotography & James Stenson Photography


Claire Hanson, Celebrity Makeup & Hair Artist

Have you ever wondered how to use that brightly coloured eye shadow you have lurking at the bottom of your make-up bag, or that fabulous liquid eyeliner that sends shivers through you, wondering how you'll ever use it without there being a mess? Well, worry no longer ladies ! Enjoy an enlightening half day or full day with Claire, who will show you how to use them and create the perfect session where you'll be able yourself to master the techniques demonstrated. Claire will also look at what might not actually be complementing your complexion, and suggest cost effective replacements and introduce you to new products that you will use for years to come.

Look forward to revamping with you !...................Claire

- This can be taken as a private one to one or in groups
- All equipment provided:brushes,sponges etc
- Workshops available weekly and occasional weekends and evenings
- Price on application

Please email:

Sunday, 14 February 2010


With Claire Hanson, Celebrity Make-up & Hair artist.

The 1 day intensive Master class:

The aim for this 1 day, is to inspire and enable you to create 4 commercial hair style including:
* Bridal-Creative "up do"
* Bridal-Elegance
* The Rock Chic-High end Fashion & Catwalk/Editorial
* Vintage Glamour 1940's

Under the guidance of Claire herself, the Master class day covers blow-drying, waves, curls, bridal, red carpet, editorial and avant-guarde styling. "Runway" participants will learn everything they need to know to be at the top of their game. Claire has created this day to allow your confidence to bloom and your abilities released within what can sometimes be a daunting part of the industry. You will leave the day behind you inspired and with the wealth of new knowledge. You will then be able to fully use your creativeness for any occasion, saving time, energy and money. This day is purely hair based. (If you want to include a make-up course, see, further down, the two day intensive Master class.)

ONE TO ONE FULL DAY 10am-5pm (price on application)
(Including refreshments throughout the day, lunch and all equipment)


The 2 day intensive Master class:

The aim for this 2 day is to inspire you to create a further 2 commercial hair styles and to incorporate the make-up with each creation.

* Bridal Industry
* Editorial/Catwalk/High fashion
* Creative long hair
* Addition of hair pieces/latest revolutionary padding in round, oblong, cone & crescent pieces to create beautiful styles instantly.

This extra day allows you to go over any areas from the previous day that you feel you may need to improve on. Claire will also show you 2 further styles in any category you feel would be most useful for you. You then will have the possibility to consolidate what you already have learnt.
Incorporating sensational Make-up for each hair design you create will transform and provide you with all the essential knowledge to take that step on your own and go out there and shine.

ONE TO ONE SESSION 2 DAYS 10am-5pm (price on application).
(Including refreshments throughout the day, lunch and all equipment)

- Many other bespoke workshops, lessons and intense courses to suit the individual,
please contact me to discuss.
-Prices do not include travel.
-These Master classes can be done in the comfort of your own home
or at Claire's studio.
- We can source accommodation

I look forward to speaking and meeting you.


Images courtesy of Barker Evans Photography & Rhys Frampton Photography