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Meet Blánaid Daly who is two weeks into the Peter Swords King Television & Film Makeup & Hair Course at The Bath Academy of Media Makeup.

Blánaid Daly


Knowing that I wanted a career in media hair and makeup and after doing research on numerous college, speaking to past pupils and tutors, and speaking to both Melanie and Peter, I knew the choice was clear. BAMM is very clearly at a standard that no other college appears to be on. The attention to detail in every aspect of a look is incredible. Also, from speaking to past pupils, I realised that they don’t just send you off after 4 months and forget your name, once you’re in the BAMM FAM, they will never forget you. I believe that that sort of support and love is very difficult to find in just any college. So for all those reasons and more, I knew BAMM was for me.

Background info

I’m from Dundalk, in Ireland. I have ITEC and SQA qualifications in makeup artistry. I studied at LA College of Creative Arts in Dublin for a year. I have also worked on numerous projects including an upcoming Irish film “Full Circle” and one of my favourite pieces of work to date, The Miraculous Magic of Everything, a fairytale collection that was printed in June.

Who or What inspires you?

There are a lot of things that inspire me, but I would say what inspires me the most is my younger self. What I mean by that is, I’ve always been a bit quirky and weird, and sometimes I’ve struggled with that. But I’ve found with makeup, the more weird and wonderful you are, the more creative you are, the better. Therefore, those weird, quirky traits I had when I was younger, and still have, are now what inspires my creativity.

Reason Behind Makeup Career Choice

I’m a huge movie geek! I love how, when you’re watching a film, you’re transported into a world outside of your own. You experience everything the characters experience, your mind races with imagination. I love how movies make me feel, and I wanted to be a part of creating these characters so that other people could experience these same feelings. I feel like makeup is the perfect way to do that because makeup is a huge part of who that character is, whether it’s a woman in 1920’s America, a hooligan pirate or a high school student. You couldn’t have the character without their look, their style.

Speciality Areas of Interest

I would love to work on some period dramas in the future. As well as some creative fiction work.