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NASMAH is a member of

Cine Guilds of Great Britain

National Association of Screen Make-up Artists and Hairdressers

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NASMAH is run by a committee of volunteer members (i.e. they do not get paid for the work they do), who are voted in and/or volunteer every two years:



Sandra Exelby



Stephanie Kaye



Laura Moss



Stephaine Kaye



Andrew Whiteoak

Ann-Marie Mays

Colin Laphan

Jan Harrison-Shell

Sara Austin

Jenny West








Our aims and objectives are:


  • To maintain the high standards of artistry achieved over the past years;


  • To raise the member's profile within the industry;


  • To encourage and promote further training for its members and training generally throughout the industry;


  • To affiliate itself to other associations in order to further the advancement of its members; and


  • To be non-political and nationwide. Please note: NASMAH is not a union.





NASMAH is a non-profit organisation and is funded by member subscriptions and sponsorships.


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The T&Cs and policies governing the use of this website, our privacy policy and the terms and conditions for booking a NASMAH course:


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NASMAH members are media make-up and hairdressing professionals  who fulfill the application criteria and pay an annual subscription fee - see the directory  for the current list of members. NASMAH has members at every level from new entrants to  designers.


All new member applications are put before the committee and admitted on a majority vote.  All CVs will be checked - false claims or credits will result in expulsion.


Full Members are required to have worked in the industry for no less than 10 years, after having completed a basic training recognised by the association, and new applicants will require two current members to sponsor their application.


Freshman and Associate applications are slightly different - see membership for details.


Members will elect a chairman, secretary, treasurer and committee at our Annual General Meeting every two years.


Members will be expected at all times to maintain a professional attitude.


In 1996, six film and television make-up  artists  invited 50 of the top make-up artists and hairdressers in the industry to a meeting about setting up an association for hairdressing and make-up professionals. From this meeting NASMAH was born and a constitution drawn up.


NASMAH was formed  to maintain the high standards of artistry achieved in previous years and to promote the profile of hair and make-up professionals in the industry.  





In 2009, NASMAH was invited to join the Cine Guilds of Great Britain.


Cine Guilds brings together the highest quality of craft people  in the British film industry and consists of eight member associations, each of which operates in a specific department in the film industry:

  • film editors (GBFTE)

  • sound techs (AMPS)

  • film designers (BFDG)

  • cinematographers (BSC)

  • camera team (GBCT)

  • location managers (GLM)

  • stunt co-ordinators (GSAC)

  • make-up and hair (NASMAH)


Cine Guilds is dedicated to  promoting and maintaining the highest technical standards within the UK film industry. It enables the craft guilds to be heard with one united voice and works hard to promote the UK film industry.  


NASMAH is an active member of Cine Guilds; the Chairman regularly attends meetings and participates in discussion. News is published in the quarterly newsletters (only available to NASMAH members).

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NASMAH is a professional, social and educational organisation.  We encourage the highest standards in the craft of media hair and make-up, and work hard to promote our members

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