Ellesia Burton

Ellesia Burton is a freelance makeup artist with a First Class Bachelor of Arts in Specialist Hair and Media Makeup. Ellesia has a strong passion for creativity and a love for experimentation. She finds the face is a perfect blank canvas for her to express her arty side onto. She specialises in Prosthetics makeup, special effects, wigs, wig making, theatre, t.v and film, with an excitement for transforming people into characters. She will always push herself to the next level with out there ideas and loves to collaborate with other creative people to create some beautiful images, films and art.


Wigs and Wardrobe, Princess and the Hustler UK Tour, 2019

Wigs and Wardrobe Work Experience, Saturday Night Fever UK Tour, 2019

Deputy Wigs/Makeup - Nottingham Panto, Cinderella, 2018

Hair and Makeup Trainee - BBC Doctors, 2018

Wigs Assistant - Legally Blonde the Musical UK Theatre Tour, 2017/2018

Deputy Wigs/Makeup - Nottingham Panto, Sleeping Beauty, 2017

Hair/Makeup Artist - Goodwood Revival Festival, 2017

Hair/Makeup Designer and Head - Them Pesky Kids, 2017 - Ariella, Short Film

Makeup Artist - Them Pesky Kids, 2016 - Bud, Music Video 

Deputy Wigs/Makeup - Nottingham Panto, Peter Pan, 2016


Intensive wig making course - The Wigs and Makeup Studio, London, 2018 - can make two different types of foundations, knot and repair wigs

Makeup Artist Trainee - BBC Doctors, 2018

First Class BA Honours in Specialist Hair and Media Makeup - University College Birmingham, 2014-2017

Art and Design Foundation Course - Loughborough University, 2013-2014


Winner of NMUA 2017 Best Fantasy Makeup Award 

East Midlands Young Open Artist Award

The Malcom Parry Observatory Art Project Award