Pip Lund

Hair and make up artist to the stars, now living in Australia, Pip Lund, studied Hair and Beauty Therapy at Bradford & Ilkley Community College in the 1980s.

Pip Lund working on one of her Narnia characters“I spent 2 years studying Hair and Beauty Therapy at Bradford & Ilkley Community College from 1983 to 1985. I made lots of good friends and still have contact with a few, but think I am the only one who migrated to Oz!

After College I did my final 2 years in a salon in Bradford called Christopher and Paul’s before I went to work for myself for 5 years. I was given a government grant to set up the business and I was one of the first mobile hairdressers in the area. As well as enabling me to work doing something I enjoyed, my City & Guilds also helped me when I then decided to apply for residency in Australia.

I studied make up, including special effects in film and photography, at Mask Make-up Studios out here in Oz. The rest is history. I am now self-employed as a freelance makeup artist and hairdresser working for film, TV, photo shoots and weddings. I currently work on lots of different shows in Oz for Channel 7, Channel 10 and Foxtel.

I have had also the privilege of working on movies including Star Wars Episode 3, Narnia and Superman. The photo is of me with one of my characters from Narnia. My career has led me to meet all sorts of wonderful and exciting people. I absolutely love it! I have worked with many stars such as Ewan Macgregor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Matt Damon, Antonio Banderos, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee and Jerry Seinfeld, and sports and music personalities.

I have many tales to tell but they are top secret as this is all part of the job!”

Photograph supplied by Pip Lund