Hair & Makeup
Claire Ray is a London based make-up artist who has worked in the beauty and skincare industry for
over 18 years. Her professional attitude and abundance of original and creative ideas, combined with
her technical and artistic abilities, has made Claire a well-respected name in the industry. Her career
has taken her worldwide, and she has worked with many high profile celebrities, leading glossy and
national publications and with international brands.
From an early age Claire’s passion for make-up and skincare has always been her driving force. She
began her beauty training by spending three years at West Hertfordshire College, and it was here she
learnt hairdressing and beauty skills. Claire then continued her training at The London College Of
Fashion where she completed a HND course in special effects for hair and make-up. During her time
at college, she worked at Fashion Weeks in London, Paris and New York assisting numerous make-up
artists including Val Garland.
Upon leaving college, Claire’s determination and talent saw her being signed by an Agent within a
A natural in front of the camera, Claire soon caught the eye of GMTV Daybreak and was asked by the
producers to appear on the LK Today show as their beauty expert. This collaboration has seen Claire
give expert advice on make-up and beauty to the shows viewers.
Claire has worked on numerous editorial and brand shoots and with celebrities including Matt Damon,
Take That, Westlife, Mischa Barton, Sienna Miller, Abbey Clancey and to name just a few.
Editorial credits include The Daily Mail, You Magazine, Elle girl, Zest Magazine, The Times, The
Guardian, Elle, Marie Claire, Look and Brides. Claire has also worked on catwalk shows for Alexander
McQueen and Bottega Venetta and the Gucci kidswear campaign with Mert & Marcus.