Julia Carta Biog
With over 15 years of experience, International celebrity hair and makeup artist, Julia Carta is renowned as one of the best in her field - the world of TV, film and entertainment. Having worked with many celebrities over the years; including Keira Knightly, Sienna Miller, Sharon Stone, Miranda Kerr, Thandie Newton, Rachel Weisz, Dame Judi Dench, John Legend, Colin Farrel, Ben Affleck, Denzel Washington, Naomi Watts and Vanessa Hudgens; Julia has been Simon Cowell’s personal groomer for well over a decade.
Loved for her creativity, her discrete professional attitude and calming energy, Julia's key signature skill is "Skin" she loves creating the most flawless luminous natural looking complexions and thrives on making women look "beautiful" and feeling "beautiful" whilst embracing the power of positivity. In fact, Julia regularly advises household brands on key looks, trends and products she feels they could launch.
Julia started her career; at the top as an apprentice at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon salon in Knightsbridge where she worked and trained with some of the world's best creative and technical hairdressers including Mark Hayes and Tim Hartley.
Continuing her creative journey, Julia fulfilled her lifelong passion in makeup artistry after being granted a place at the arty London College of Fashion where she discovered her natural flair for makeup; later excelling and qualifying with distinction in fashion media theatrical makeup and skin science. Adding another string to her bow she trained at the London College of Beauty as a therapist gaining further extensive knowledge and techniques in the world of beauty.
Already on the road to success she broadened her horizons; moving on to assist MBE and four times British hairdresser of the year Trevor Sorbie. Working at his exclusive and trendy Covent Garden salon for three years; Trevor passed on some of his most valuable techniques and trade secrets in the industry to Julia.
Now a household name in the TV and entertainment world Julia is considered one of the best HD makeup experts in the UK and is respected by some of the world's leading directors and producers. She's often running from press junket to red carpet award ceremonies; to TV shows and even coast to coast working on world tours and glamorous film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin as well as The Baftas, National TV and music awards.
Now on her 10th series of Britain's Got Talent, Julia has also worked on 12 series of X Factor with Simon and Louis Walsh, four of those years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) as 'Makeup Artist and Designer' for the contestants and dancers. Julia is also on her fourth year as 'Makeup Designer' on the Talk Talk X Factor Live Tour.
Broadening her skills, Julia is trained in special effects film makeup and has an extensive catalogue of film junkets over the years she has worked on including iconic blockbuster movie launches such as Star Wars, the Matrix, Batman Returns, Harry Potter and High School Musical to name but a few. She creates bespoke classic and current hair and makeup trends for the red carpet designed especially for Hollywood starlets and actors.
Julia worked with Britney Spears as her personal 'Hair/Makeup Designer' on the ‘Femme Fatale World Tour’ as well as her music promo 'Criminal'. Julia was heavily involved in the 2012 Olympics working for CNN, Omega House, Lord Sebastian Coe and Prince Albert of Monaco and was also named as the ‘Speedo Ambassador’ 2012.
She has been a regular guest presenter on QVC UK, Julia was also a guest makeup and grooming expert on BBC 1 reality TV show Celebrity Scissorhands, teaching celebrities how to apply and create avant-garde make up looks for their models.
An expert in all aspects of beauty and grooming; she is often asked to reveal her best kept secrets and regularly gives quotes for all the top glossy magazines and national newspapers and has; in the past given lectures and demonstrations for Max Factor, Head and Shoulders, Viviscal, Wilkinson Sword, Sheer Cover and Proactiv and has been a grooming expert for Top Man and Top Shop TV.....