During her final years at school Maddii wasn’t sure exactly what to do at College – she really enjoyed drama and thought that might be a good option, but she wasn’t that keen on being on stage. Maddii was interested in make-up from reading articles online, watching Youtube videos and following bloggers, and this is what made her look into Hair and Media Make-up.
During her research Maddii thought that the course at Eastleigh College was the best fit for her, since it covered media, theatre, TV, film and also fashion photography. She found her favourite part of the course to be trying new things. “It’s more in-depth than you think”, she said, “It’s not just the basics like applying foundation. You have to learn all the techniques including hair, prosthetics, and changing characters.”
Creating characters is one of Maddii’s favourite parts of the course. In order to create a character, she first draws out a face plan and gets further inspiration, before re-creating this on the person. Her favourite character so far has been Peter Pan, as this involved adding natural elements such as leaves and feathers.