About Me

Joanne Coleman. Makeup designer. Beautician. Mum of two.

In her 20-year career, Jo has provided exceptional makeup results for TV and film clients, national advertising campaigns, music documentaries, fashion editorials, commercial photo shoots and private clients. She brings a unique combination of warmth, fun and flawless beauty expertise to any professional assignment and loves helping clients all over the UK to look and feel their absolute best – whatever the setting. 

Makeup perfection. And that’s only the beginning. 

Jo offers a truly holistic approach to hair and makeup and believes that the entire experience should be flawless outside and in. “I’m passionate about professional makeup. I’m obsessive about enriching my clients’ outer beauty and for me, that means ensuring they’re happy on the inside too. I’m always mindful that whether I’m working with a musician, actor, celebrity or bride-to-be that I’m often preparing them for something big. I try to create a sense of peacefulness and inner calm as I work with a client - my previous experience as a reiki practitioner and healer definitely helps! Whether they’re in front of the camera or taking centre stage, I want my clients to look amazing and feel their best too.”

Celebrity Clients

  • Naomi Watts
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Kate Ashfield
  • Steve Coogan
  • Timothy Spall
  • Paul Nicholls
  • Hayley Westenra
  • Roxane Mesquida
  • Stereophonics
  • Sunny Ozell
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Liccy Dahl
  • Bastille
  • Led Zeppelin
  • James Martin
  • Gaia Weiss
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Katie Derham

Editorial Clients

  • Empire™
  • Total Film™
  • Best™
  • Loaded™
  • Nuts™
  • OK! ™
  • Time Out™
  • Avon™
  • M&S™
  • Debenhams™
  • Red Magazine™

Corporate Clients

  • Colgate™ 
  • Philips™
  • Mornflake™
  • Starwood Hotels™
  • Persil™
  • Camel™
  • Sanex™
  • E4™
  • Tena™
  • Libresse™
  • Glenmorangie™
  • Finlay & Co™
  • The Body Shop™
  • Barclaycard™
  • Siemens™
  • Direct Line™
  • Fifi & Friends™
  • Sky Arts™

Directors I’ve Worked with

  • Dick Carruthers
  • Midge Ure
  • Kelly Jones
  • Paul Caslin
  • Ed Coleman
  • James Russel

Photographers I have worked with

  • Sam Riley 
  • Scott Macauley
  • Helen Marsden
  • Jason Bell
  • Ian Hooton
  • Tom Howard

charitable work

Giving back. Helping others. There’s nothing more beautiful. 

Jo regularly donates her time and expertise to help people in need. Whether she’s providing complementary makeovers to people undergoing serious medical procedures or providing free beauty treatments to people facing hard times, she’s passionate about trying to make a difference to the lives of people who need it most.

“I’ve always believed that everyone deserves to feel and look good, and a little care and pampering can make a huge difference to the life of those who may be at their lowest point.”

The Pink Ladies Day 

Jo has been involved with this event from the very beginning, initially becoming involved to support close friend and founder Nicky Murphy, who herself has gone through breast cancer treatment, she’s since been involved every single year. 

“I’ve lost close family and friends to cancer, so I know first-hand what a difference a little TLC can make to people affected. It’s amazing how uplifting a nice makeover or relaxing massage can be. If my skills can make even the smallest difference to someone’s life, I couldn’t be happier to give up my time, I love been involved” 

"The Pink Ladies Day, now in its 4th year is designed specifically for women who live in Argyll, who have experienced breast cancer first hand. This fabulous day held in Inveraray on the 8th December is all about pampering, beauty treatments, delicious food, lots of fun and friendship, relaxation and meeting like minded (and like-bodied) women. We bring in an army of make-up artists, hairdressers, massage therapists, Reiki, Yoga and beauty consultants and cancer support specialists. It's a positive day full of laughter and just generally getting treated to some serious TLC.

Joanne has been there right from the start - first supporting me as a friend going through breast cancer treatment and then totally embracing the Pink Ladies Day idea and offering her fantastic, highly talented make-up artistry skills for our ladies, all completely free of charge and some 500 miles away from her base in London. Jo has a knack with people - she knows how to put them at ease and help take their confidence from zero to hero. For the Pink Ladies to come along and have Jo make the very best of their natural beauty, is a real thing to treasure. " Nicky Murphy Founder, Pink Ladies Argyll.


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