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Hyewon Ahn

T + 1.310.880.8604

hyewonmakeup@gmail.com

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Hyewon Ahn

With over 14 years professional experience in TV, film, fashion, photography
and theatre, Hyewon is an international figure in make-up, body painting, wig
design and special effects.

Although deservedly proud of the work she has done in Europe, Asia, the
Middle East and now Los Angeles, one of the highlights of her career to date
has been the recent presentation of her work to the President of Korea on live
TV, in a show spotlighting work done by Korea’s leading make-up artists.

Although deservedly proud of the work she has done in Europe, Asia and
the Middle East, one of the highlights of her career to date has been the
recent presentation of her work to the President of Korea on live TV, in
a show spotlighting work done by Korea’s leading make-up artists.

Hyewon began her make-up career in 2001 with the KBS Broadcast Network
and at the Opera House in South Korea. After moving to the UK to study at the
London College of Fashion, she graduated with a BA in Costume, Technical
Effects & Make-up for the Performing Arts. Awarded a finalist place in the 2007
BBC Vision Design Competition for Make-up, she went on to become the 2012
World Champion at the International Body Painting Festival in Asia.

Employed from 2007 to 2015 at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in
London, Hyewon became used to a fast-paced, real-time work environment,
with tight deadlines, high expectations and always the possibility of the
unexpected. She has worked on principal artists, choruses and actors in over
90 opera productions doing make-up, wig dressing, special effects and body
painting, all of which were appropriate to the character, period, culture and
nationality of the production. Other work in London has included supervising a
production of `Cabaret’for the Savoy Theatre and ‘A Chorus Line’for the
London Palladium in the West End.

Hyewon is truly a leader and innovator in her field. Her application procedures
are especially detailed, inspired by the special techniques she learned while
working at Madame Tussauds in London, where a wig can take up to five
weeks to create. This lengthy process includes placing three strands of human
hair in follicle , inserted in the direction of hair growth. Eyelashes, eyebrows
and any body hair needed are also inserted and matched to human skin,
building up layers of tint and shade until a realistic skin colour and texture are
achieved. Hyewon has worked on several celebrity models, including Kate
Winslet, Lady Gaga, Queen Elizabeth II, Elvis Presley and David Beckham.

Hyewon’s teaching credits include Master Cla sses for the Royal Opera House
in London and Kryolan Charles Fox in Germany, Dubai, Korea and the UK.
Since 2012 she has been engaged on a regular basis to teach Body Painting,
Special Effects, Air Brush Make-up and Theatrical Make-up at Suwon
University, SBS Broadcast Academy and the Korean Make-up Artist
Association, as well as the London College of Fashion , Ealing Studios and the
Delemar Academy in London.

A passionate and dedicated professional, Hyewon has maintained a high
editorial profile working with clients that include Madame Tussauds, Ealing
Studios, the BBC, ITV, Channel Five Productions, Warner Bros, Momentum
Pictures, Samsung, Tatler, Vogue, the Guardian, Ray-Ban, Christian Dior,
Cartier, Alice Temperley, Michael Clark and Vivienne Westwood.

Languages spoken: English, Korean

SELECTED CLIENTS

TV
2014 DOCTOR WHO BBC One
2012 - 2013 X FACTOR ITV
2012 MAESTRO AT THE OPERA BBC Two
BREAKFAST BBC One
2008 POKER PARTY Channel Five Production
2003 DING DONG DENG

Theatre & Film
2007 - Ongoing THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden

2014 BOLSHOI BALLET
2014 ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE
2013 A CHORUS LINE London Palladium
2012 CABARET Savoy Theatre
2007 HARRY PORTER Warner Bros
2006 BLUEBEARD Cochrane Theatre
WILDERNESS Film Momentum Pictures
KUNDALINI YOGA Carolyn Cowan DVD
RED SHOES Film for LCP

Lectures
2015 Korean Make- Up Association : Korea
“Masterclass”: UV Body Painting
2014 THE PROSTHETIC EVENT: England
“Educator”: Special Effects Body Painting
2014 MAKE UP ARTIST DESIGN SHOW: Germany
“Masterclass”: Theatre Make- Up
2014 GLOBAL FACE ART : Dubai
“Masterclass”: Theatre Make- Up
2014 Korean Make- Up Association : Korea
“Masterclass”: Special Effects Make- Up
2013 - Ongoing EALING STUDIOS: DELAMAR ACADEMY
Teaching Make-Up Skills & Body Painting
2013 - Ongoing KRYOLAN & CHARLES FOX: Masterclasses
2012 SUWON University: Masterclasses
2010 CRISIS: Teaching Make-Up Skills

Editorial & Advertising
2013 ILLUSION Magazine
2013 VOGUE Magazine
2012 OK Magazine
2011 FACE ON Magazine
2010 TATLER Magazine
2009 MICHAEL CLARK Company
SAMSUNG Electronics
PRIDE OIL TV Advert
2008 POKER PRO EUROPE Front Cover
CONTACT THEATRE, Manchester
2006 CPL Aromas Fragrance Company
GUARDIAN Newspaper
2005 ALICE TEMPERLEY

Exhibition & Event
2013 The Holy Trinity, Atzaro Beach IBIZA
2010 – 2011 MADAME TUSSAUDS
2009 BLOODLUST BALL , Hampton Court
2008 SHENZHEN Designer Fashion Show,
Intercontinental Park Lane
2005 ANGEL COSTUMIERS
2004 BODY PAINTING for various AD companies

- Finalist, BBC Vision Design Competition for Make-up Design, 2007
- Expertise: Eyelash Extension & Nail Art
- Expertise: Fibreglass and Prosthetics
- Computing: proffcient in Photoshop,
- Illustrator, Power Point & Excel
- Millinery, painting, drawing, printing,
- Sculpture & calligraphy
- Clean International Driving Licence

EXPERIENCE

2003-2007
University of the Arts London(LCF), London, England
BA(Hons) Costume, Technical Effects & Make Up for performing Arts

2006-2007

Central Saint martins College of Art and Design, London, England
Fashion Folio Course : Fashion and Textile Design

2006
Carolyn Cowan Bodypainting Masterclass, London,England
The Art of Mudwork, Fullers Earth & Painted Clothes

2006
Neill Gorton Prosthetics Masterclass, London, England
Silicone Prosthetics & Plat-gel Masterclass

2006
London College of Fashion Millinery, London, England
Period Corsetry & Surface Textile Design