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, have made Claire a well-respected name in the industry.
She has worked internationally in her career, with many high-profile celebrities, leading glossy and national publications, and for international brands. Claire has been passionate about make-up and skincare from an early age, which has always been her driving force. She began her beauty training by spending three years at West Hertfordshire College, where she learned 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 led to her being signed by an agent within a week!
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 giving expert advice on make-up and beauty to the show's 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, to name just a few. Her 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 Veneta, and the Gucci kidswear campaign with Mert & Marcus