Hair and Makeup Stylist

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Job Reference: selfridges/TP/72008/784
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 26/03/2019
Job Category: Creative
Region / Division: London - Wigmore Street
Location: London

Know The Role

  • Oversee and execute hair and make-up styles across all fashion sets within the studio on a daily basis, preparing teams for sign off from the styling management team.
  • Demonstrate strong technical and creative skills across hair and makeup and an understanding of forward thinking ways of working.
  • Have knowledge of current hair and makeup trends, interpreting and executing styles in line with the Selfridges Creative vision.
  • Collate seasonal trend packs, drawing inspiration from a variety of fashion media to influence ideas, and set seasonal hair and make-up styles for the Selfridges sensibilities, helping the Selfridges imagery to remain fresh and forward-thinking.
  • Mentor a team including grooming and junior Hair Stylists, cascading knowledge, sharing a wide variety of styling and make-up techniques, aiding progress and development team members.
  • Maintain and encourage a positive ‘can do’ atmosphere in the studios, which is conducive to high production levels and excellent quality of work.
  • Hold morning briefs with Hair and Make-up team, setting and assigning styles and goals for the day.
  • Develop and cascade excellent knowledge of the Selfridges Style Guides in order to maintain visual quality and consistency across all images taken for the website.
  • Collaborate on a daily basis with Art Director, Photographer, Shoot Lead, Stylist and Stylist Assistant to produce imagery in line with the Selfridges style guides.
  • Working with Assistant Online Styling Manager on the update of Selfridges Hair style guides.
  • Maintain efficiencies within the studios and be a point of contact for Hair and Make-up queries.
  • Responsible for briefing and leading freelance team members daily on best practice.
  • Work with peers to implement changes in order to improve studio efficiencies and shoot imagery.
  • Able to troubleshoot and show initiative through a back catalogue of knowledge.
  • Attention to detail is crucial, maintaining a very high quality of imagery across the board is essential.
  • Own the studio Hair and make-up consumables, ensuring required equipment and product is always on hand and maintained.
  • Maintain a tidy and workable area, ensuring at the end of the day it is clear and ready for the following days shoot.
  • Work efficiently and develop cross departmental relationships.
  • Lead and inspire, living the Selfridges values.

Know What We're Looking For

This role requires a person with excellent hair styling and make-up techniques, and a very strong creative visual focus, as well as possessing strong organisational skills and attention to detail.


  • hair styling and make-up experience
  • Salon and session experience with a strong creative portfolio
  • BTEC National Diploma Hair Level 2 with a strong product knowledge
  • Good communication skills and able to give and take direction
  • Strong fashion and trend knowledge
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisation skills, with a pro-active ‘can do’ attitude
  • Confident in decision making.
  • Manual handling
  • Good time management and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility