Biography

A Make-up Artist for over 20 years, Claire Hanson began her career in London working on prestigious events including London Fashion Week, and soon became Make-up designer on some on the UK’s leading fashion brands.

Claire’s major break into the music industry came a few years later, for pop band S Club 7, in 1997. She worked solidly with them for almost 5 years from day one to the very last day.

Having worked for many major international music artists, leading faces of film & TV, Claire’s skills were seen and requested by Mr. Lionel Richie. She began as his personal groomer and has now taken Claire around the world several times over, working on all tours, and appearances where her role quickly developed into Artist Assistant working directly by his side for the past 8 years.

Her work has featured in some of the world’s major magazines including Marie Claire, Elle, Traveler Conde Naste and newspapers internal magazines at The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times. British born actor Johnny Lee Miller, presenter Fearne Cotton, and actresses including Kristin Scott Thomas, Sienna Miller and Parminder Nagra famed for her role in the film ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ alongside Kierra Knightly and in the hit TV series ER, have all been under her artistic wand.

Over the years she has truly demonstrated a cutting edge approach to style and glamour that has been used in this industry as a template for others to follow.

With an impressive Studio at her home in the stunning Cotswold countryside of Oxfordshire, she and her team of trainers inspire, mentor/coach and enlighten many many young up and coming artists from all levels on her Master Classes, which she thrills at designing to suit the individual.

Claire is truly a leader and innovator in her field. Her unique ability to display a face to its full potential as well as establish a following of devoted celebrity clientele. Her passion for her work and loyalty to each and every client be it a trainee artist, a business lady, a bride, or someone in the public eye, Claire establishes a rapport with them from the onset and views each and every one as important as the next.

For the past 8years Claire and business partner Dominique have seen over 2,800 artists in their search for 'new talent' and from which have formed an Elite team known as the M.A.C.H team. Another great achievement to add to her ever growing list of ambitions she masters. The team work with Claire and through her on all major events and clients as Claire mainly works behind the scenes developing exciting new projects and constant client awareness.

Claire success in this industry, as well as her passion she oozes and artistic style, has clearly been passed down within the M.A.C.H team. She plays a critical and essential role in the development of the team and for creating leading artists of the future.