About me

Firstly thank you for stopping by to check out Art of Deception. My name is Michelle Brett and I am a freelance hair and media makeup artist based in Cambridgeshire.

My career spans over 18 years, beginning modestly as an apprentice hairdresser back in 1999.

Hair was always something I was very passionate about and still am to this day. I am very conscious that feeling good about yourself can boost confidence and mental wellbeing. It is something that always has and will continue to drive me forward with my career choices.

After years progressing through the salon ranks I began to get the urge for something new. Having had experience as an apprentice myself and working with many young aspiring hairdressers in the salons I decided to venture into the world of education.

Anyone in the education sector can tell you what an eye-opening and challenging experience it is. At times I certainly questioned who the one learning was! Working with young people is both thrilling and exhausting but ultimately massively rewarding. I gained a range of qualifications including, the A1 assessor award, Diploma in the lifelong learning sector, IV award and QTLS status. Alongside the teaching I remained curious and eager to further develop my own creativity so it was during this time that I also completed my qualification in Theatrical and Media makeup.

The journey that followed this particular qualification has been a colourful and exciting one. I have been lucky enough to work on a variety of amazing projects. Including TV and film work, photographic shoots, advertising and charity events. My skills have taken me to festivals where I have worked both backstage and front of house. As a body artist I have competed in UK competitions, and was placed 3rd at the UK skills event in Birmingham. I have also had the pleasure of painting bumps for some wonderfully excited expectant mothers.

I consider myself to be extremely lucky. The piece that you have read here is a mere scratch on the surface of my journey.

My experiences have enabled me to encounter such a diverse mixture of people and for that I am extremely grateful.  Amongst many things, people teach you about tenacity, courage, strength and love. There is no certificate for such lessons yet I regard them as some of the most valuable. I remain inspired and humbled and will continue to approach my work with an open mind and a listening ear.

So let me finish on this, if you are looking for a professional who can inject passion and creativity into your service with commitment and an individual flair, look no further than…

Art Of Deception

Encouraging all that you are and all that you aspire to be