Make-up artist's dream comes true
WHEN Nadia Melbourne was made redundant for the second time, she decided it was time to pursue her dream career.
She already had a degree in media make-up and management from the University Of Bradford, but did office jobs to pay the bills.
However, redundancy proved the push she needed to start working full-time as a professional freelance make-up artist.
Nadia, who lives in Grimsby, said: "I've always loved cosmetics and I completed an evening course in beauty therapy at the Grimsby Institute while I studied for my A-levels.
MAYFAIR ESTATE AGENTS
IF WE CANNOT FIND YOU A TENANT WITHIN ONE MONTH WE WILL FIND YOU ONE FOR FREE, YES FREE, YOU WILL PAY NO FEES.
Terms: TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY.
Contact: 01472 355 553
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
"Once I'd done my degree I set up a website advertising my skills as a hair and make-up artist and I started to get bookings through word-of-mouth recommendations.
"The thought of doing it full-time was scary though, so I started working in an office, but when I was made redundant I decided to follow my dreams."
And Nadia, 29, from Grimsby, has found helping brides look sensational on their big day is the ultimate reward of working as a make-up artist.
"Weddings are just the most amazing thing to be involved in because everybody is so happy and jovial," said Nadia.
Nadia's work has already appeared in The Sun, Now and Real People, while a short film she worked on, entitled Good Night, was Bafta nominated.
"I absolutely love what I'm doing now and I'd never go back to working in an office," she said.
"It's fantastic seeing my work in magazines, but helping a bride to look her very best on her big day is the most incredible feeling."
To find out more, visit www.travellingmake upartist.co.uk or call 07764 487084.