Imogen, Media Makeup, Level 3

Imogen Sandy combines a hair and media makeup programme at Reading College with a part-time job at a high street store beauty counter.

She chose a makeup artistry pathway because she says that “I don’t like doing exams, I find them really stressful, so it’s been nice to be doing coursework rather than building up to exams. And it’s been nice to see myself progress, even from just a couple of months ago, and feeling more confident.”

“I do makeovers on other people at work, so doing it here has made it very comfortable, and I had never done hair artistry before, but I have enjoyed learning about that.”

Imogen plans to work as a freelancer in the future, specialising in bridal makeup. We wish her all the best.