Karen Perkins


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Hair & Make up Coordinator
Film (Feature)
Men in Black 4Rose Line Productions
1999 - 2018Series Make Up Designer
Television / TV
  • Education

    Hair & Make up foundation courseGrease Paint

    About me

    Hair and Make-up Designer with considerable experience gained in the Film and Television industry, predominantly within multiple camera and multi episodic, long running drama series where attention to detail and continuity are paramount. Highly resourceful, flexible and innovative with proven inter-personal, communication and administrative skills. Proven team leadership and motivational abilities, gained through hands-on team management.

    Additional Information


    Team Leadership:

    •Extensive experience recruiting, building, training, motivating, delegating and leading cohesive teams of up to 13 staff

    •Leads through example using a collaborative approach to ensure that all team members are respected and valued both for their contributions and as individuals

    Budget Control:

    •Experienced in managing Materials and Staffing Budgets, monitoring expenditure, liaising with Series Line Producer and providing updated progress on planning and commissioning document

    •Sourcing materials and negotiating supplier discounts

    Problem Solving:

    •Adopts a proactive approach, anticipating and pre-empting problems through constant communication with production, costume and filming teams

    •Uses assertiveness, negotiation and persuasion to manage conflict and promote strong working relationships

    Time Management:

    •Highly motivated, able to manage demanding and conflicting work schedules to meet challenging deadlines and shifting priorities within makeup, hair design and production teams


    •Methodical and organized, maintains detailed records to ensure continuity pre, post and re-shoot


    •Communicates openly and articulately at all levels, ensuring that all team members are aware of requirements and timings

    •Approachable and friendly, with integrity and high professional standards

    •Emotionally intelligent and diplomatic with strong negotiation and persuasion skills

    Health & Safety

    •Trained in H&S, COSHH and risk assessment, promoting awareness of safe working practices

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Film (Feature)
    • Live TV
    • Television