Course leader Rupert Simon started his career over 35 years ago in hairdressing, then worked in the West end wig dressing and in the early eighties trained at ITV in makeup, period hairdressing and prosthetics.
To date he has worked on over one hundred TV dramas, movies, commercials, music videos, theatre and operas. He has worked as a Hair & Makeup Designer, crowd supervisor, makeup artist, hairdresser as well as a senior lecturer at West Thames College London, and Northbrook College Sussex. His passion is period hairdressing, and he likes to teach the original techniques of the period and also teach how to adapt the technique for modern styling tools to save time. He’s worked on many movies including, War Horse ( key hairstylist ), Prince of Persia ( Crowd hair supervisor), 47 Ronin, additional photography ( hair makeup supervisor)
Bitter Harvest ( hair and makeup designer)
In TV last year he’s worked on Evelyn Waugh Decline and Fall set in 1928 as hair and makeup supervisor, he’s just finished on Victoria series 2 as a crowd hairdresser, and recently worked on WILL, Poldark , Gunpowder, The Collection, and The hollow crown series.
At Creative Media Skills we have a constantly growing bank of tutors. We understand the importance of perfecting key skills. Most importantly we understand that the soft skills accumulated from simply spending time with those who have great knowledge and experience is invaluable.
We hand pick the most experienced and generous professionals from some of the biggest sets in the world. By being adaptable around working schedules, we succeed in continually persuading these top level professionals to give of their time.
All of our course leaders at CMS share a passion to enlighten younger crew coming up behind them. They love to pass on their huge knowledge and expertise that only years of experience can bring. Most importantly in this way crew receive highly professional training targeted to their greatest point of need.