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When life gives you lemons

We will never forget 2020, Covid 19 a global pandemic. The impact on the creative and beauty industries has been devastating. I have not had any client contact since March. Life seems strange almost surreal. I wake up every day and think it is all a dream! But when life gives you lemons, you make the best Lemonade right?

I have kept myself busy with Facebook Lives, interviewing special guests and discussing all things skincare, makeup, health, wellbeing and of course the creative industry. My passion for my profession has certainly not diminished. If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page yet and would like to keep up to date with my “Lives”, please give it a Like.  

I have undertaken three Covid 19 Protection and Prevention courses so when life does return to normal and I am permitted to work, I will be able to protect my myself, private clients, work on set proficiently and teach with confidence.

“Education is the most powerful weapon”

Nelson Mandela

I have really missed holding private lessons at my professional studio. However adopting the online video communications platform, Zoom, has been liberating. My Zoom skincare and makeup lessons have been both fun and interactive. I have provided a wide variety of consultations from teens, busy mums, career women and retired ladies since Lockdown.  It may be not be the same as physical contact but you can still learn. Each lesson is bespoke to every client, learning the correct skincare routine, skincare products, makeup application and recommendations. My clients have loved that my education comes from my training and industry experience and reassured that I am not selling. I am not a sales person but a professional passionate educator.  Client satisfaction is paramount! Knowledge is power and power is confidence! So, if you are feeling the negative affects of Lockdown, struggling with your skincare or makeup routine (may be even both), needing to present yourself for online meetings – A zoom lesson with me may be the answer! It is amazing what you can achieve during a lockdown lunchbreak!

“Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege to benefit from a very special master of the beauty industry. My innovative zoom lockdown lesson was packed with such wonderful practical advise in how to upgrade with confidence, my beauty regime, to a new level and keep me well motivated going forward. It was immediately apparent that Clare has that magical ability to help promote a new level of confidence, with her genuine understanding and wealth of knowledge of skincare and makeup brand knowledge. I am so very grateful for her invaluable advise, every recommendation was tailored to my individual needs and budget. This personal one to one with Clare was so much more practical than some of these generic lessons promoting a specific brand, or an online video, not personalised to my features and skin type, since we covered such a wide range of different products and would strongly suggest this is an ESSENTIAL step before you visit the next beauty counter.”

Theresa Bray

My homemade Lemonade tastes good too!

Clare xx


Clare Pinkney Surrey Makeup & Hair Artist Logo

Film, TV, Commercial, Fashion and Bridal Makeup and Hair Artist covering London, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Essex, throughout the UK and internationally.


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