Media Make-up Alumni working at Madame Tussauds

Luke Beard achieved an upper second class honours in BA (Hons) Media Make-up this year. Since graduating from the course Luke has found employment with Merlin Entertainment, who own attractions such as Thorpe Park, The London Eye and Madame Tussauds 

Luke says,"Within three months of finishing my course I got a job in the Hair Colouring Department. I have been working as a hair inserter, meaning that I insert the hairs one at a time into the wax figures of celebrities.

To insert an entire head of hair (including eyebrows) takes on average a month of work. The role requires intense precision as the finished product must resemble the celebrity as closely as possible.

I find the work incredibly rewarding and I have learned so much during my time here. 
Somerset College was invaluable in getting me to where I am today. The support and tuition I received was outstanding. I couldn't recommend the course highly enough. In fact, it was through a contact I made while studying at the College that I got this job."

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