Ian Massa-Harris – SFX Makeup Department Head

Ian Massa-Harris - SFX Makeup Department Head

Ian Massa-Harris is a leading international Makeup Artist in Film, TV, Theatre, Ballet, Opera, & Stage Musicals.

He is a specialist in Prosthetics, SFX, Historical, Character and Theatrical Makeup. He started his career in Theatre & Fashion but his talent and passion sent him towards specialist makeup.

His skill set includes: Lifecasting, Flat Moulding, Sculpting, Fibreglass Cores, Prosthetic Application, Airbrush, Body Painting, Body Art, Fashion, Character, SFX, Makeup Lead, Crowd Makeup, Basic Hair, Basic Wig Dressing, Theatre, Still Photography, TV, Ad-campaigns, Catwalk Fashion, Photography & Events.

He has worked with personalities that include, Sir Ian McEllen, Eleanor Bron, Samatha Bond, Alison Steadman, Imelda Staunton, HRH Princess Royal, Christopher Biggins, Gok Wan to mention but a few.

He is the Seventa Makeup Academy SFX Department Head and also teaches & demos Media, SFX and Prosthetics to Degree, BTEC and City & Guilds levels (III, IV & V) at various colleges in the UK.

Ian frequently demos at trade shows such as IMATS & UMAE. He has demoed for various brands including Tilt and Mehron UK.

Ian is currently a mentor at ExilianFX Studios and works closely with the owner of ExilianFX Studios as a Makeup Designer and Senior Artist.

Ian is also a brand Ambassador for Mehron UK, a branch of Mehron Inc. He is sponsored by Mehron & Ben Nye through Treasure House of Makeup.

Ian originally trained with Kryolan in Theatre & SFX and was mentored by the Ex Wig and Makeup Master of the Royal Opera House – Ron Freeman. Ian has also attained the following qualifications: BSc Hons, Dip Opera Performance, ENO Baylis Programme Knack, FHT Associate, City & Guilds III, ITEC III and Level 3 – Award in Education and Training (PTLS).