Meet the Team

Melanie Weekley

MELANIE WEEKLEY

Founder & Principal

I am the founder and Academy Principal of the Bath Academy of Media Makeup. Born and raised in Bath, I left home as a teenager to train as a Makeup Artist in London.

Since 2002 I have been working successfully in many fields of the media; Television Drama, Fashion, Entertainment, Music, News, Sport and Current affairs. Working in the industry, and making many key contacts through my professional and driven work ethic, I turned my attention to my second dream; creating an elite training facility for aspiring Makeup Artists in my hometown of Bath.

Peter Swords King

PETER SWORDS KING

Senior Tutor and Creative Director

Academy award winning Makeup Designer Peter Swords King is the Senior Tutor and Creative Director at the Bath Academy of Media Makeup.

With a hugely successful film career behind him (and currently as busy as ever) Peter works alongside Melanie Weekley to ensure that students have all they need to be able to achieve their true potential. In addition to his executive role, Peter also takes a selection of classes at the academy.

Gozra Lozano

Gozra Lozano

Creative Fashion Director

Gozra Lozano is a prolific celebrity makeup artist whose work in fashion, advertising, TV and the music industry expands nearly 2 decades. Gozra began his career as part of the original MAC Senior makeup artist team and ambassador for Makeup Forever before starting a successful freelance career.

Gozra has worked in Fashion shows such as Vivien Westwood, Givenchy, Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen to mention but a few! From British Marie Claire to American Vogue, and personal Makeup artist to the Pussy Cat Dolls, Gozra has become a well-known name within the fashion world.

Stacey Toulson

Office & BAMM Agency Manager

Stacey’s experience in the makeup industry spans more than 13 years, with Beauty Makeup being Stacey’s significant area of expertise.

Stacey bought her own salon in Royal Tunbridge wells in Kent and soon began to establish an admirable reputation for wedding makeup - both in her salon and privately.

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She moved to the West Country and soon found an opportunity for herself with an established South-West based makeup company. Very quickly, Stacey was promoted to South-West Regional Makeup Trainer status, as well as being given a Senior Makeup Trainer position for their London clients.

In this role, Stacey tutored many aspiring Makeup Artists, as well as those already established and working as professional Makeup Artists in the industry.

Stacey progressed further in her role by writing the training material for the post-graduate South-West makeup courses and that of the London College of Fashion.

Stacey is now both the Office Manager at BAMM and one of our Bridal Makeup Course Tutors.

Passionate about makeup and quality training, experienced, approachable and well organised, Stacey is a perfect fit for BAMM.

Stacey also runs our agency, placing BAMM students into work placements for TV, Film and Bridal.

Kelston Digital Marketing

Social Media & Website Management

As a Digital Marketing Consultancy our job is to leverage high technology resources and create an environment in which a salesperson can close a sale.

The services we provide BAMM include Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Social Media Management, Content Marketing and Website Creation & Maintenance.

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While the term Digital Marketing covers a wide range of activities for most of us it means delivering advertising materials in a digital format. The Digital Marketing channels we normally use to deliver this material are Search Engines, Websites, Social Media & Email.

Rachael Rackham

Tax, Accounts, Self Assessment and Invoicing

Rachael comes in each term to educate students of the Peter Swords King TV and Film Makeup course and Gozra Lozano fashion Course in the all important steps on becoming self employed, managing accounts, invoicing correctly and what is or isn’t tax deductible in the makeup industry.

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Rachel has worked in practice since 1997 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2004, during this time she has worked in both local and national accountancy practices in Bath and Bristol gaining valuable experience in all aspects of accounts, audit and tax. Her friendly nature and love and passion for makeup ensures Rachael is the perfect person to guide our students correctly, efficiently and with ease when setting up as self employed, freelance makeup artists.

Tristan Johnson

Wealth Manager

Tristan is a Wealth Manager, and helps individuals, families and small businesses secure and grow their wealth.

His talk on our business module always goes down very well with the class. Tristan provides a high level overview of financial concerns students will encounter when they become self employed. This includes provisions for protection, pensions and general savings and investment.

Guy Traynor

Photographer

Guy is a freelance photographer based in Bristol, specialising in portrait and product photography. Recent personal projects have taken Guy to Iceland for the landscape and to benedictine monasteries here in the UK for a photo documentary.

Guy is responsible for most of the professional photo shoots we have at BAMM and helps our students understand the process of each shoot.

Billy Bob

Caretaker

Early birds will meet Bill’s friendly face each morning. He cleans the school, fixes and mends. Bill often help tutors and students as a last min stand in model!

Liz Bugg

Documentary Photographer

Liz is a voluntary BAMM member, who often pops in to take behind the scenes photos. Liz provides us with beautiful images to splatter across our social media pages whilst documenting our students progress. This provides our students with personal profile shots to use on their CVs and media collateral. Liz is on the committee of the Bath Alkmaar Twinning Association, Bath Photographic Society and the Royal Photographic Society Western Region.

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“It is great seeing and recording how the students transform their models to the module brief. Some of the images I have taken have helped me achieve my licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society. Allowing me to use LRPS after my name.”