Monday, 29 December 2014

The Best of 2014

As another year comes to a close I look back on what I've done and achieved and the fun I've had! This year has been exciting for me for several reasons, one of them being that I've branched out into other areas of hair and make-up that have given me the opportunity to go to exciting places and see exciting things. I'd also like to thank all of my clients. I couldn't do my dream job without you! Here is a quick round up of some of my favorite moments (not all can be included!).


It was an honor to be a part of this shoot, styling hair for vintage haute couture expert William Vintage for To see the full shoot click here.

Beehive Tutorial with Melon Lady, Helen Anderson

It was a lot of fun to film this tutorial with Helen. Helen has amazing hair to style. I was so happy seeing her fans all over the world re-create this style in a competition we ran. To watch the full tutorial click here.


I was thrilled to be asked to come and do male grooming with Ellie Cain on the Topman Christmas shoot. I always love working with Ellie and you will hopefully see her with me a bit more this year.

Wig Restoration Challenge

 I enjoyed coming to the rescue when I was asked to rejuvenate these wigs that are part of the Fabulous 1950's Fashion exhibition at The Bridewell Museum

Upside down with Gizzi Erskine and Space NK

Earlier this year I was set a challenge when I had to create a beehive that would withstand being upside down. Gizzi Erskine created a fun video as part of Space NK's Beauty Council.

Wella Colour Competition Finals

 I was so proud to be the make-up artist for Sophie Morter at Flint who got through to the Finals of the Wella Colour Competition. This is a huge achievement for any hairdresser and I was so happy to be part of this. The finals were unbelievable in terms of the show and very impressive. I sure won't be forgetting this in a hurry! Last photo by Joanna Millington.

The Sunday Beauty School

Of course I cannot forget to mention The Sunday Beauty School. I cannot tell you how exciting it is for me to pass on my skills to others and see them work wonders with their own hair. I am in debt to my business partner Emily Turnbull of LoveMoi Makeup who has been a source of advice, wisdom, support and hilarity throughout our journey of putting the school together. More news of what is to come soon...

I think 2015 is going to be busy year. Bring it on. I'm ready. Thank you again and a Happy New Year to you all!

Amy x

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween Hair and Make-Up Fun: Bride of Frankenstein

It's been a while since I last posted, but I wanted to show you this group of photos without flooding your Facebook timeline. I love Halloween as an opportunity to have fun with hair and make-up, last year was Zombies, this year my ultimate favourite Halloween icon: Bride of Frankenstein!

Massive thanks to Lenore for modelling for me.

Hair, make-up and photos by Flamingo Amy

Enjoy...and Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Sunday Beauty School Mini Shoot

Those of you who are following me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook probably know that Love Moi Makeup and I have launched The Sunday Beauty School, starting on Sunday 10th November.

Last weekend I put together a shoot with Baskerville and Wild to capture photographs for the step-by-step guides that will be given to all those who attend the hairstyling demonstration. The gorgeous Katie modeled for us, and we couldn't help but get a few gorgeous non-technical shots too. Here are the results...

Before and After: Attendees will learn how to create this hair look at The Sunday Beauty School

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Halloween MakeUp and Photoshoot

Everyone loves Halloween right?

I certainly do. This year (after working the the Zombie Weddding muscial) I was asked to do Zombie makeup for a real life 'Zombie' wedding. The bride and groom were big zombie fans and I had so much fun making up the guests. This year I have also got to work on 2 World War II films, which has bought me into contact with prosthetics and the processes for creating scaring and gross wounds.

So all this lead me to thinking - I MUST do something for Halloween!

I have teamed up with the lovely Emily, owner of LoveMoi Makeup to present the you 'The Halloween Parlour'.

We'll be offering these on 2 dates as Halloween falls mid-week(ish). Saturday 26th October and Saturday 2nd November. 

I will be offering 2 'levels' of 'Zombiefacation'. The the first involves making you look, welll, dead. I can add scabs and blood and this takes around 15 minutes and costs £10.

The second and more detailed option includes special effects scaring and grazing using latex made myself. As this is latex you will need to come in for a skin test, as people can be allergic to this. You also have the option of cuts using special effects wax too if you are allergic to latex. This takes around 30 minutes ad costs £25 You can book by contacting me at

Emily is best known for her gorgeous beauty work, but she will be taking it to a rather different level. She is creating some macabre (but actually quite sexy) looks like the one below. Contact her at to book.

Last but not least here are some of the images from my zombie shoot with the very patient and game Alex. Thank you Alex for allowing me to take you to the park in Zombie make up - you're a star.

Photos, editing and makeup by Flamingo Amy. Enjoy!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Guide to Creating a Modern 1920's Look

After the hype surrounding The Great Gatesby Emily Turnbull (aka LoveMoi MakeUp) and I teamed up to create a guide on a couple of looks inspired by the film and the period.

A Vintage Wedding Guide has blogged our guide on these styles, the first one you can see here, and it's a modern version. The second is slightly more true to the period, but with an editorial look. Here is the sneak preview the that said style. You can learn how to create this one next week on the Vintage Wedding Guide blog.

The very talented Rekah Garton photographed this for us. Make sure you take a look at her work too.