MELISSA HOOD

STUDIO DIRECTOR & HAIR ARTIST

From my background of studying fashion and textile design at university, prior to that having an extensive knowledge of art and design and now having almost 15 years experience as an award winning hair dresser; At Kudos, with the help of my team, we are creating a brand committed to the ethos that hair and makeup is art

I wanted to bring clients a new style of hair and make-up experience. Somewhere which evoked a life style. Not just a place to go and have your hair and makeup done but somewhere to become immersed in the latest fashion, trends and styles in the industry and beyond.  A place where talented individuals (forward thinkers, who stand out amongst others in their trade), can give the very best service and advice, which is tailored to suit each individual client. Because of this I changed the word salon to STUDIO. A studio, being a room where an artist works to create there masterpiece! 

JESS THOMAS

STUDIO CO-ORDINATOR & HAIR ARTIST

Jess  has been in the hairdressing Industry for over 7 years. Her passion for it never stops growing. From the moment she embarked on her hair journey she  has been able to not just think about a persons hair, but the individual, their personality, style the demands their life makes on them. Meaning each client gets a perfectly bespoke service and by the end of each appointment will be booking a return visit! 

As a Hair Artist, Jess specialises in colour correction, colour transformationscrazy colour 

and balayage. Twinned with a funky cut or baby lights with a beautiful, beach wave or a  bouncy blowdry.

GEORGIA GAFFNEY

STUDIO MUA

Georgia is currently on a career break but will be working as a guest MUA on a small number of dates during 2020. We wish her all the best and look forward to having her back soon!

Keep your eyes peeled for her guest MUA appearences at Kudos.

 

Georgia Gaffney is a self taught, extremely motivated and talented young MUA. In her short time at Kudos she has gone from strength to strength. Her impeccable eye makeup, cut-crease and defined brows are in high demand. Her editorial and photoshoot work shows her growing in confidence. 

 

Her ability to give clients that extra special look, to make sure they get noticed is what makes her happy. 

 

Whether you’re looking for subtle, glam, dramatic or a perfect lip, or even face paint,, Georgia can deliver and her clients are never disappointed. 

ANIKA ARROWSUCH

STUDIO MUA 

Having over 10 years experience in the industry as an MUA Anika is no stranger to making people look and feel good. Originally from Liverpool, Anika trained in theatrical, television 

and media makeup and knows exactly how to bring the ever in demand styles of the city to the people of Devon.

 

Having worked on photo shoots for Britains Next Top Model, Playboy and Miss Liverpool Anika brings a  versatile and in-depth knowledge to Kudos. Making her clients feel ultra glamorous by creating makeup looks to compliment  their personality. 

Anika is also experienced in bridal makeup and can find the perfect balance for brides and bridal parties of all ages enabling them to wear their makeup from day to evening with confidence.

CARISSE CONTAGIOUS

MUA

Carisse's Make Up journey began in 2017 and she has never looked back since the first day. This has brought about a transformation which has allowed Carisse to express anything from thoughts and feelings to creativity and a broad imagination.

 

In the short space of time within the industry Carisse has  been offered many fantastic opportunities that have allowed her to travel the country regularly to do what she loves, working for companies like The GYPSY SHRINE, NIKE, Maya Jama's Halloween Party, and Short film with L.A director Ra Dreyfus.

 

Achieving a Distinction grade in both Level 2 and 3 Technical Certificate in Make Up Artistry. Carisse covers all elements of makeup from bridal, glam, specialising in facepaint and spcial effects.

 

Kudos Hair and Makeup Studio Ltd

No. 57 Abbey Road, Torquay. TQ2 5NQ

01803 431711

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