Emma Smith is a professional award winning makeup artist and tutor, with over 15 years of experience within the beauty industry. She has a multitude of qualifications and registration with the teaching council of Ireland. Emma is very passionate and creative and has a love for Makeup Artistry.
At the age of 15 Emma started working as a hairdresser, whilst training as a hairdresser she realised she loved the more creative side – such as upstying, colours and creative cutting – and she excelled in these areas.
She then went on to study Make Up Artistry, Beauty Therapy and Complementry Therapies for five years. In her first year, Emma won an award for student of the year, which was judged on a creative fashion look, covering all aspects of hair, makeup and costume design.
In her 2nd year, she won the prestigious ITEC Student of Year Competition of Ireland – for Fashion and Glamour Makeup. On completion of her five years of study she recieved ITEC and FETAC Diplomas in Fashion and Media Makeup, Beauty Therapy and Complementry Therapies – and she then decided she would love to share her passion and creativity with others in the form of teaching.
Emma recieved her FETAC Train the Trainer Certificate, and Training to Train Certificate, and started to teach for the ETB in Balbriggan and various other colleges.
She then went on to study in NUI Maynooth, where she then gained a degree for Training and Continuing Education.
During this time, she also worked for major brands in Brown Thomas and on various Fashion Shows and Photshoots, aswell as freelance work. Emma has also worked in the TV industry for TV3 and Miss Ireland Pagents, to name but a few.
In 2015 Emma decided to set up FX Makeup Academy, as she wanted to bring her own unique style of teaching and courses to the industry.