Jeni Dodson

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Best hair & make up in the south!

Who are you and what do you do for Knitting magazine?

My name is Jeni Dodson and I am a freelance session hair and make-up artist. I collaborate with Emma and Katy to create a look for our model that is in keeping with their brief for each particular photo shoot. Wether we are keeping to a theme, off on location, I take into account possible hair style or make-up changes through out the shoot. I stay on hand to re-powder and tend to any possible flyaway hairs - and we've been to some very windy locations!


What is the best thing about working for Knitting magazine?

I often take my inspiration from the colours, textures and the incredible designs. The diversity of the yarn never ceases to amaze me. I love bringing ideas to life and working with Emma and Katy is so much fun, and sometimes an education! I also get to try on these gorgeous creations!!


When and how did you get into Hair and Make-up?

Since as far back as I can remember I've been an independent, creative gal painting and moulding all manner of things. My medium just happens to be hair and make-up. Starting out as a hairdresser in London I soon became involved in creating the avant-garde for shows and photo shoots. It was here that I was head-hunted by an agent which enabled me to travel around the globe working in the commercial and fashion world, from New York to Milan. It's every little girls dream, only I never grew up!


When I'm not busy being part of Team Knitting I'm...

Looking after my business which takes up most of my time. As they say, 'if you find a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life!' I also work closely with designers, celebrities, musicians, models and brides-to-be. When I have time, I like to work on personal artistic projects. I adore living in Brighton and enjoy all it has to offer.


Describe your artistic self in three words:

Outside the box!


If you could only ever use one beauty product ever again what would it be?

Golly thats a hard one - I work in the advertising industry and am well versed on hype, packaging and false claims that go with each and every product.

I prefer to opt for natural remedies for skin care. If I had to choose one product it would be Organic Rosehip Oil - a powerhouse full of nutrients and essential fatty acids that play a vital role in the regeneration process of our skin cells and the repair of damaged tissues. It's an ultra-fine oil that absorbs instantly allowing the skin to breathe as it works, helping reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines and pigmentation and restoring the skins moisture balance.


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