Claire Portman – Hair and Makeup Artist

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About Me

Claire Portman

Claire escaped from a short stint in investment banking, went back to college to study makeup and hair design and hasn’t looked back since.

She loves the creativity and excitement of being on set and can work to any brief – advertising, fashion and editorial – for both adults and children. Claire shoots all over the world – admittedly preferring somewhere warm and sunny (with a beach!). Taking inspiration from nature and the people she works with, Claire has built a career creating compelling hair and make-up looks to communicate concepts and brand stories.

She works for a diverse range of clients including Chanel, Barbour, Boden, Net A Porter, Ted Baker, Paul Smith, Next, DAKS, M&S and All Saints. Her editorial credits include Harrods, Cosmopolitan and Porter Magazine. Celebrities she has worked with include Kim Kardashian, Laura Bailey, Martin Freeman and Anthony Joshua to name but a few.

As a bi-lingual mum of two Claire loves to cook the Italian food of her childhood and is never happier than when chatting and feeding people around her kitchen table. In her spare time Claire practices permanent make up and is branching out into tattoos.