Kamanza Amihyia

Afro-Caribbean Hair


kamanza-amiyahKamanza is a highly respected, professional makeup artist with a global celebrity clientele. She has more than 15 years experience in hair and make up. Kamanza is a qualified and trained fashion designer, having graduated from the prestigious London School of Fashion.

Having wanted to start her own business, Kamanza studied Business and Finance, and Business and Service Marketing (which she graduated with Hons). Kamanza started her career in makeup as a self taught makeup artist. She then saw the importance of being properly trained and fully qualified in any trade that she specialised in, so she went and studied Media Makeup, Airbrushing , European hair, Afro Hair and Hair extensions. Kamanza has toured all over the world with her celebrity and corporate clients, for music tours and events (such as the Grammys, Hollywood christmas parade and global education for makeup brand) and has worked within advertising, TV, Wedding and editorial.

She has worked on various TV programmes, music videos and premieres. Kamanza is highly skilled across all skin tones. Kamanza is used to working on huge global events, advertising (Saatchi and Saatchi) and editorial – Vogue Italia, Fabulous, Celebs On Sunday, The Sunday Times (Style Magazine), Brides, The Evening Standard, Asian magazine, Asian Wedding, Black beauty and hair, Hello, Intelligent Life magazine, Amazon Fashion, Wimbledon Championship awards, Nissan, Sainsbury , Marriott Hotel, Harvey Nichols, M&S, Barcadi, to name a few.

She has also worked as a makeup ambassador for Nars, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Sue Devitt, Aveda and Sleek make up and Charlotte Tilbury.

Her celebrity clients have included: Stevie Wonder, Anne Perry,Tamara Eccelstone, Ciara, Diana Vickers, Alesha Dixon, Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams.

Other clients and events have included: PPQ, Clements Ribeiro, London Men’s fashion week, Stevie Wonder world tour, The White House Inauguration, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, Grey Goose Vodka, V Festival, Bacardi, T in the park festival, Eylure , Miss UK Beauty Pageant, the Royal Opera House, Polydor records and Universal music, SKY, Ascap centennial award (New York) and the Athens Special Olympics world summer games.

Kamanza has extentened her knowledge in the makeup industry by becoming a fully qualified lecturer, teaching further education and KS4 students.

Being a great believer in giving back, Kamanza has been a volunteer for the charity, Look Good Feel Better for the past eight years. Kamanza also volunteers at High school education industry day where she talks to school students about how to become a makeup artist.

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Specialist Areas


  • Afro Hair & Makeup
  • Skin Tone Makeup

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