Make-up artist Paul Seaman has spent the last 30 years working with some of the biggest names in the fashion and hair industry. Originally from a graphics and advertising background, Paul discovered his love of make-up and photography whilst studying at Manchester Polytechnic College.
The tests he did while a student landed him work with a model agency providing the make-up for new models and within three months he began working full time as a make-up artist. A short stint as a hair model for Vidal Sassoon introduced Paul to the world of hairdressing and Paul quickly established himself within the team of make-up artists for the company both in the UK and in Germany where he lived in the 1980s.
From there Paul joined the Sassoon International Team and worked alongside Tim Hartley, Stacey Broughton, Mark Hayes, Annie Humphries and Tracy Hayes, designing the make-up looks for international shows and tours.Upon moving to Paris Paul’s first shoot was with renowned photographer Christian Moser and he soon built up an international clientele, working with Italian Cosmopolitan, Italian Harpers and French Vogue, and many catwalk shows. Paul claims his best working week ever included shoots with American Vogue, Cindy Crawford, Jean Paul Goude and Jacques Olivar.
Always with one foot in the fashion world and one in the commercial arena, Paul’s versatility has gained him an impressive reputation across a variety of clientele, from hairdressers to advertising agencies to perfume and fashion houses. His visual and aesthetic sense is impeccable, and his make-up has been the lynchpin of many campaigns and shows.