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"Of the many Make Up Artists I've worked with, Emma Fairfield has to be one of the most creative and innovative.  I regularly shoot with her as she uses original techniques with both make up brush and hair trickery which are a true inspiration to photograph.  When working as part of a team I've seen the other MUA's drop their own brushes to watch her work and pick up tips, to which she's very open, teaching them new methods of her own design.  She is a Photographers dream, easily fulfilling the brief and then excelling, pushing the boundaries always with the photographer's vision in mind.  Emma is a rare diamond; creative, reliable, friendly, a true artist and a privilege to shoot with."

- Shirlaine Forrest, Freelance Photographer  

'I have worked with Emma on all my photo shoots for many years, she is extremely versatile and knowledgeable. Working in the fine art industry the importance of getting the "look" and mood correct is absolutely essential and something Emma excels at. She is very hard working with a very positive attitude, nothing is ever to much trouble and it is always a pleasure to work with her, I would never consider working without Emma on any of my shoots, as I feel she is essential to the creative process required in creating my work'

- Rob Hefferan, Fine Artist

“Emma worked with me on a personal project recently. I wanted a Gothic theme for two female portraits. Emma developed and brought the style together working hard to create the costumes and carefully complemented the look with the hair and makeup. She is very thorough and creative. I was delighted with the results”.

- Jonathan Oakes, Freelance Photographer 

'Emma is a very experienced professional; make up artist, she is dedicated & very reliable., Her knowledge spreads from Theatrical, film noir, classy to beauty... she is very easy to work with & open to new ideas, a pleasure t0 work with'' 

Sarah Jones, Freelance Photographer

'I have known Emma for the past twenty years in which we have developed a strong professional relationship. Working with Emma on a variety of jobs and with a number of clients including major model/ad agencies, and commercial clients she has shown a 'can do' attitude and has always provided a high standard of make up, aside from her obvious capabilities as one of the North West's leading make up artists I find Emma very personable, reliable and enthusiastic' 

Sandi Hodkinson, Freelance Photographer

'I worked with Emma on a week long job - high pressure handled with professionalism and perfect results delivered to the brief. Emma also had a welcome eye for detail throughout, ensuring everything was kept fresh during the shoots. Since working with Emma I have also been extremely pleased with her recommendations for make up tests from her students'

Jay Mawson, Freelance Photographer 

'I have worked with Emma on many projects in the past and find that she is hardworking as well as fun. She has a clear passion for the work she carries out and shares that enthusiasm with the people around her. Emma is incredibly creative and thrives on challenges, no challenge is ever too big for her to tackle. Emma's work speaks for itself and is of the highest quality. I can always rely on Emma to pull out amazing ideas from absolutely nothing and inspire everyone around her''

Jade Thorley, Freelance Make Up Artist 

'I was lucky to assist Emma on a Music Video, As soon as I met Emma she immediately put my nerves at ease, and her calm nature helped ease the timing pressures of working on a busy set.
Although Emma was kept busy all day, she still made the time to encourage me to try new techniques and guided me with those I felt less confident with. Allowing me to shadow her whilst working was fantastic- you rarely get the chance to watch someone as talented as her. Since then Emma has been a constant support to me, regularly passing work onto me, and putting me in contact with others. She really is one of a kind!'

- Sian-Louise Auld, Freelance Make Up Artist 

'When I was looking for a professional makeup artist to help me with a photoshoot for my beauty therapy text book, Emma was the first person I turned to as I had seen much of her work and knew what a professional she was. Not only did she provide most of the great makeup designs herself she organised a team of like minded professional makeup artists to work with her. All I had to do was provide her with the specifications I required and everything was completed on time and just how I wanted it. The photographs turned out so well they have been used in several other text books since because of the high quality of the work'
Susan Cressy, Lecturer, Author


'I have known Emma for 10 years in my capacity as a fellow lecturer and author.  During this time I have seen some of the extraordinary work she has produced.  In addition to this she worked on a hairdressing book I co-wrote where she carried out both day and evening make-up on the models to an excellent standard. Emma is a fun-loving individual but she takes her work seriously and is highly professional. Her teacher / student relationships were good; she was able to motivate and encourage her students, many of whom have since achieved great accolades in the make-up industry' 

- Helen Stewart, Lecturer, Author

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