Paul Gooch

Visiting Tutor

Bafta-winning makeup and hair designer Paul Gooch won a Bafta for Alice in Wonderland in 2010. Having originally trained at the BBC, Paul is an amazing and accomplished artist with over thirty years’ experience with an excellent eye for detail. He is patient and collaborative, which is why many celebrity actors have personally requested him as their makeup artist.

Paul currently works for director Tim Burton.

Makeup Artist credits include:  Dumbo Assassins Creed, Miss Peregrine?s Home for Peculiar Children, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, John Carter, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The King?s Speech.

Find out more about Paul Gooch on IMDb.


Andrew Whiteoak

Facial Hair and Knotting Tutor

Andrew has had an illustrious theatre career for over 19 years, having spent much of that time at Birmingham Rep as Head of Makeup and Wigs. He designed and created wigs, hair and makeup for hundreds of productions, including Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, East is East, The Witches, Noises Off, Of Mice and Men, Little Shop of Horrors, The Crucible and Peter Pan.

Since embarking on a solo career in 2015, Andrew has done wig and hair work for the Disney live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast, as well as being involved in the final season of Downton Abbey.

Andrew is a certified State Registered Senior Hairdresser and committee member of the National Association of Screen Make-up Artists and Hairdressers.

Find out more on Andrew Whiteoak’s website.




I am a London based photographer specialising in editorial, commercial  fashion, and beauty portrait photography.  Born in a family of artists I have always been surrounded  by art and curious in knowing the latest trends. My style is simple and clean with an edge.  I think it is all about a collaborative synergy, bringing the most out of my team to create beautiful, compelling photographs.

In regards to the feedback and what I could say about the courses:

I had the pleasure of working for Veronica at the end of her course. As an experienced beauty photographer I have worked with many different makeup artists. All I can say, is that her students definitely are learning from the best in the industry. The attention to detail and the tecniques used, made me see even more how important is to have a good teacher and attend a proper course. I definitely recommend Mmakup Academy to anyone wanting to enter in this industry.


Stella Broster

Marketing Consultant

Stella is a flexible marketing consultant focusing on communications. She helps organisations raise their profile, grow awareness of what they do and ultimately build their business and extend reach. With a passionate, proactive attitude and a singular ability to write great copy, Stella writes about your organisation and what it does well, and then broadcasts that content to the widest possible audience.

Stella has over 20 years’ experience gained while working with a wide variety of organisations including award-winning film and TV make-up artists, outstanding education and special education institutions, leading charities and community interest companies, international firms of solicitors, bespoke business consultants and dynamic creative media companies.

Find out more on Stella Broster’s website.



Janita Doyle

Visiting Tutor

Janita is a Television Makeup and Hair Designer with a prolific track record in TV production. Based in Manchester, the epicenter of television production, Janita has an excellent reputation and works constantly.

Having trained at the BBC, she now specialises in airbrushing as part of her professional makeup application for HD productions.

Her recent TV work includes Boy Meets Girl (2015), Coronation Street (2015), Banana (2014) and Remember Me (2014).

Find out more about Janita Doyle on IMDb.


Katy Bird

Visiting Tutor

Katy is an award-winning makeup artist who has worked on countless advertising and commercial shoots. Her wide experience ranges from fashion, television and bridal makeup to editorial and commercial work.

Her passion for artistry runs deep, and having a natural talent for painting, Katy has the ability to see the face as a canvas to create a range of looks that vary from the adventurous and breathtaking to the simplistic and flawless. Whatever she undertakes ? whether it’s London Fashion Week, a wedding or even drag racing ? you can be sure it will receive her incredible eye for detail.

Find out more on Katy Bird’s website