Hello! My name is Alyssa Hagan, I am 19 years old, I am based in paisley. I am currently studying HND makeup artistry at Ayrshire college.
It has always been my dream to work in a creative field. When I was younger, I loved art, specifically drawing or painting. It is what I would spend every free moment I had doing and when I wasn’t free id be at school where my favourite subject was art and design. As I knew I wanted to do something in the creative field for a job I had to find out exactly what I wanted to do and that’s when I found makeup artistry. I completely fell in love with it and it quickly became my passion. This passion has stuck with me since I was about 12 so I knew this was the job for me. The fast-paced environment is one which thrive in and it’s an industry which initiative and creativity are essential, and these are skills I have honed and pride myself on.
I left high school and started college the next year studying makeup artistry which I am now in my final year of, and I have loved every second of it. I mainly specialise in FX and character makeup because those interest me the most. Growing up I always loved horror movies and I would be in complete awe at the gruesome makeup before me, it would inspire me to create something gruesome.
I mainly work with prosthetics and scar wax to create my looks. However, I have a wide portfolio full of looks that use different mediums. When I first started out dabbling in prosthetics, I used to buy them from other talented makeup artists however recently I have started making my own prosthetics. I began to teach myself how to make my own prosthetics by looking at YouTube videos and doing research and then college came and sped that process along and now I will only make my own prosthetics for my makeup looks.