International Makeup Artist and hairstylist

Sarah McIlwain-Bates


"Highly recommend Sarah. She's lovely to be around, very skilled and is the most hard working mua/hair stylist I've ever had the pleasure to work with." ​Review by Hiven, 2015

"Sarah is highly skilled in her work, working with her is a breeze and she is fast and efficient. End result was incredible and really enjoyed getting to know her. On a whole Sarah is bubbly and open minded to ideas and can re create even the hardest of looks. No shoot should be without the brilliant Sarah, she truly is awesome."  ​Review by Akasha Asylum, 2015

"Key things I look for in a MUA: easy to get hold of, punctuality, reliability, combined with artistic vision and really fun to get along with. Sarah exceeded my expectations on all fronts and is a fabulous Hair MUA to work with. Her experience working for various clients: film, TV, fashion, private clients is impressive. Her speed, accuracy, meticulous eye for detail with constant retouching/ hair fixes is refreshing. Book her - you'll be glad you did!" Review by Jasmine Tooley, Model, 2015



Milan Fashion Week AW16

Published StyleNoir magazine (cover and editorial)

Published Candid Magazine (cover and editorial)

Published on, Rolling Stone Italia Online and Elle Italia Online

Hair and Makeup Artist for Elle Exxe "Home With You" Music Video

Published Disorder Magazine "Ones to watch"

Published: #5 Magazine Editorial

Lead Hairstylist for Gyunel Couture Presentation at the Mayfair Hotel, November 2015

Hair Stylist for Lindsay Lohan for Eva Cavalli's masquerade ball

Lead AOFM Makeup artist for Unite Global Sessions 2015 Hair Show

AOFM Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist for LFW

AOFM Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist for NYX face awards. Clients include Millie Mackintosh.

AOFM Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist for Milan Men's Fashion Week 2015

AOFM Makeup Artist for London Collection Mens Fashion show 2015

Assistant Hairstylist for Harrods Magazine Shoot

Published: Sister Sister Magazine 2015, Gender Unbound

Hair Stylist for DKNY London, Fall 2015 Collection Trunk Show, Donna Karan New York, Conduit Street, London

Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist for Fashion One TV documentary, on what goes in to a Candid Magazine shoot. 

Assisted Sasha O’Neill for AOFM at the Bath Spa University Graduates Fashion Show, 2015

Assisted Sasha O'Neill for AOFM- Rainbow Trust Charity Fashion Show, in association with, The Savoy Hotel, 2015

Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist for Tenza Di Boss Lady - "Run Things" Music Video