Saks makeup artists at Gok gig

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Hollie Simpson of Saks Beauty Squad was delighted to be asked to head up a backstage makeup team for Gok’s ‘One Size Fits All’ tour in the stunning setting of Ramside Hall. Hollie’s no stranger to backstage given she’s our lead makeup artist and has rocked countless shoots, shows and big events over the years, alongside Saks Art Team for hair.

Hollie. Loves. Makeup.

A Style and Body Confidence Masterclass

Award winning Fashion Stylist, TV Host, author and champion of all women, Gok says “Body confidence is not about waking up and loving every part of you… it’s about waking up and not hating any part of you.”

At each event, Gok hosts two catwalk shows featuring a full range of clothing, from occasion wear to vintage.  The event also featured a body shape masterclass, a trend analysis, demonstrations and Q&A.

Hollie and model at Gok gig

Glam is ON

Hollie, who’s also the owner of our Saks Beauty Teesside salon, says: “The looks were all about making women feel amazing and it’s what we do at Saks every day. We wanted to inspire the audience to feel they too could look and feel like the models did. Real women all inspiring each other – the room was electric. We went for sophisticated Hollywood glam. Who doesn’t feel amazing when glammed up, right!”

About our Saks MUAs

For this gig, Hollie chose three makeup-obsessed therapists Alice of Saks Beauty Halifax, Brooke of Saks Bishop Auckland and Kirsty of Saks Guisborough.

Alice of Saks Beauty Halifax at Gok gig

Our Alice

Alice says: “An amazing day spent with the best #saksyteam to create bespoke make up looks for the individuals that were performing for Gok’s show! I enjoyed it so much. It had such a good vibe and buzz about it. It was such a fun full packed day – can’t wait to do something like that again.”

Kirsty of Saks Guisborough at Gok gig

Kirsty at work

Brooke says: “I loved working on the makeup backstage – it was an amazing atmosphere. Seeing all the models’ confidence grow made me feel great about doing the job I do.”

Brooke of Saks Bishop Auckland with Gok

Brooke with the man himself

Get this, our super-talented trio are all currently brilliant Saks Apprentices – trained by the best and already at a very high standard and already representing Saks UK! That good.

The girls, Gok and Saks HQ organiser, Louise


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