National Association of Screen Makeup Artists and Hairstylists

A Member of the Cine Guide of Great Britian


NASMAH is sponsered by Greasepaint, Artdeco and The Academy of Frreelance Makeup

© 2015 Nasmah

Proudly created with the assistants of

Ann-Marie Mays

About us

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


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)

NASMAH is a non-profit organisation and is funded by member subscriptions and sponsorships. NASMAH is sponsored by:Greasepaint Make-up School Academy of Freelance Make-up


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; andTo be non-political and nationwide. Please note: NASMAH is not a union.


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.

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