Camilla J Collins has always had a passion for the arts. After her schooling she went on to study Design for Performance at Central Saint Martins and then went onto study TV, Film and Theatre Hair and Makeup at Greasepaint Makeup School in Ealing (Now Iver at Pinewood.)
Over the years Camilla has gained a wealth of experience from various projects; from short films, music videos, features and Commercials to beauty, editorials and fashion events.
Although still active in the film and photographic industry, Camilla found her true calling was working with her clients at the heart of their events such as weddings and special occasions. She took a step back from TV and Film work to set up her own bridal hair and makeup company back in 2012 offering a bespoke hair and makeup design service for weddings, special occasions and other events.
Over the years Camilla has received recognition, nominations and won awards for her work. She won the hitched.co.uk 2012 Breakthrough award in Hair and Makeup styling and more recently she was selected as a national finalist for the Professional Beauty Awards 2018 as Best Make-Up Artist as well as being selected as a regional finalist for the South East of England in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019.
Camilla loves nothing more than making brides and their bridal parties look and feel fabulous for their very special day and is an ambassador for WeddingPlanner.co.uk for whom she regularly writes inspirational hair, makeup and beauty articles for.
With a rise in demand for her skills, Camilla has cherry-picked a fantastic team of talented and reliable hair stylists and makeup artists with whom she has worked closely with over the years.
As well as individuals, Camilla has worked with luxury brands and larger companies. Her clients include MTV, Wahl, Pot Noodle, Elonex, Investec, Lee Cooper, Claridge’s, Fortnum and Mason, Louis Vuitton, Warner Brother’s Studio Tour, Rimmel and Google to name a few.
As well as beauty and fashion makeup artistry, Camilla loves getting stuck into more creative projects and utilising her skills in SFX and Prosthetics. She decided that she wanted to make these creative makeup artistry skills accessible to everyone and not just for Film and TV clients, so in 2014 Camila created CJC Creatives which provides a whole host of services for private and corporate events as well as PR and Marketing Campaigns. Due to the huge success of the party entertainment services in particular offered through this site, she later launched Glitter & Glo in 2017 which provides mobile fun and creative glitter embellishments as well as UV face and body painting services for private and corporate parties.
I’d highly recommend Camilla. My hair and make up looked amazing and was just what I wanted. Camilla is easy going and friendly which really made a difference to how I felt getting ready on my wedding day and from my first enquiry to any follow up questions she was always prompt and helpful in her replies. I especially loved my hair and had lots of lovely comments from people and both my hair and make up lasted all through the day and well into the evening.
I booked Camilla to do my hair and make up for a friend’s wedding and felt a million dollars!! She was friendly, accommodating, continuously took my needs into consideration and kept asking me if I was happy or whether I wanted to change anything. I trusted her with everything and so glad I listened to her advice and suggestions!! Her communication throughout was great and I can’t wait to use her again soon!! I also asked her if she would bring her gorgeous pup Arthur with her as I’m a huge animal and dog lover which totally made my day!! Thank you Camilla and Arthur!!
Camilla, I can’t recommend you highly enough. Your professional and friendly manner immediately made me feel relaxed and in safe hands at my trial after a bad experience with another artist. As for the day itself, you were a calming influence in the general madness and my hair and make-up was just beautiful and lasted all day and night. I received so many compliments and lost count of how many people told me I looked like a 50s film star – Thank you!
Just a note to thank you for working you hair and Make Up Magic for my wedding. I’m so happy with how it all turned out and I was so relaxed on the day knowing we were going to have fun getting ready, knowing I didn’t even have to think about how I looked because you’d take care of it and knowing there would be no stress. Best. Day. Ever. Everyone went crazy for my hair and it stayed in place until I washed it two days later – extraordinary! And I had so many compliments on looking great so the make up was a definite winner.
You did an amazing job – Just as well – there are literally thousands of photos.
Thanks or everything.
I just wanted to say thank you so so much for doing our makeup on the day of the wedding! Everyone was so so happy with how they looked and I’m still amazed how much magic you worked on my face! :) you made it so much fun in the morning as well so thank you!
Have an amazing new year and hopefully speak soon!
I just want to say a huge thank you for yesterday - my make up and hair looked amazing and was exactly the look I wanted. Both hair & make up stayed in place all night, despite the heat combined with some crazy Israeli dancing! I was a sweaty mess by the end and miraculously, the photos at midnight look the same as at the start! You were calm and became one of us - making the morning go by without a hitch.
I couldn’t ask for anymore. Thank you.
Camilla is a very talented hair and makeup artist, who made me and my bridal party look our best at my wedding. In fact, I loved my make up so much, I went back for a makeup tutorial to learn more about how to do it myself! Camilla is a lovely person with great imagination and ideas and a skilled professional, and I can't recommend her enough.
I wanted to give my granddaughter a special gift for her 13th birthday and it was a night out at the Royal Opera. To make it extra special, we added a makeover session as she was keen to learn how to present herself at this age.
Camilla came highly recommended and the makeover was great; my granddaughter learnt a lot and looked beautiful for her night out.
Camilla is very professional, very skilled, knowledgeable and considerate, she even brought a present for my granddaughter's birthday!
My granddaughter was delighted and no doubt we will both see Camilla again.
Just amazing; Camilla was the embodiment of calm as I stressed and worried. She put me at ease before our big event and did my hair and makeup and that of my daughter. Everyone commented on how fabulous it looked. I wish Camilla could make me look like that every day!!! We will definitely book Camilla for our next big event. Thank you Camilla xx
Camilla did the hair and make-up for me, my three bridesmaids and my mother for my wedding. She did an excellent job and we were all really happy with the results. I also enjoyed my trial, where Camilla made me feel very calm and reassured. I would definitely recommend Camilla to other brides!
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