Kamanza Amihyia Hair & Make-Up Designer

Kamanza Amihyia is a professional Hair and Makeup Artist working in film & television. For over 20 years she has also worked in fashion, events & commercials for countless brands. One of the highlights of Kamanza career is being personal make-up artist to Stevie Wonder, and she's joined him on numerous global tours over past 10 years. Kamanza originally trained in fashion design & illustration at London College of Fashion where an interest in Hair & Make-up was sparked. Specialising in Afro / European hair and media makeup, Kamanza is the go-to person for consultations on Afro hair textures and makeup for deeper skin-tones. Between filming projects, Kamanza teaches her course to students aswell as to professional Hair & Makeup professionals working in film, TV and theatre. Her goal is to continue to create and develop positive training solutions which promote positive inclusion, equality and diversity within the hair & makeup sector in film, television & theatre. Kamanza sits on the board of the British Beauty Council, is Chief Hair Consultant & Educator for Lion King-Disney Theatrical Group Europe & CEO of her own company ' Kamanza - Afro Hair & Media MakeUp Essentials'.

BRIDGERTON

8x60'

Shondaland
Netflix

Prod: Sarada McDermott
Dir: Alrick Riley
Dir: Julie Anne Robinson
Dir: Sheree Folkson
Dir: Tom Verica
Designer: Marc Pilcher

* Crowd Hair & MakeUp – Afro Hair Expert

SMALL AXE

Series I

Episode 1: Mangrove
Episode 2: Lovers Rock

Bluebeat Productions
BBC One

Prod: Anita Overland
Prod: Michael Elliott
Dir: Steve McQueen
Designer: Jojo Williams

* Crowd Hair & MakeUp – Afro Hair Expert

WHEEL OF TIME

6x60'

Amazon Studios
Sony Pictures

Prod: Rafe Judkins
Prod: Lauren Selig
Designer: Kirstin Chalmers

* Personal Key Hair / Crowd MakeUp Artist

ENTERPRICE

Series II

Episode 1

Fudge Park
BBC Three

Prod: Phil Gilbert
Dir: Ella Jones
Designer: Mariella Spoto

* MakeUp Supervisor

IN THE LONG RUN

Series II

6x30'

Green Door Pictures
Sky One

Prod: Idris Elba
Prod: Gina Carter
Prod: Alex Walsh-Taylor
Dir: Sandy Johnson
Designer: Maxine Dallas

* Crowd Hair & MakeUp

TURN UP CHARLIE

8x30'

Green Door Pictures
Sky One

Prod: Idris Elba
Prod: Gill Isles
Dir: Matt Lipsey
Dir: Tristram Shapeero
Designer: Jojo Williams

* Crowd Hair & MakeUp

STEPHEN: THE MURDER THAT CHANGED A NATION

Documentary

On the Corner
BBC One

Prod: Jessica Winteringham
Dir: Steve Leavesley

* Hair & MakeUp Designer

MY KITCHEN RULES UK

TV Series

Fremantle Media
Channel 4

Prod: Jo McDiarmid
Prod: Emma Peach
Dir: Francois Gandolfi

* Hair & MakeUp Designer

CATS

Working Title

Prod: Tim Bevan
Dir: Tom Hooper
Designer: Sharon Martin

* Hair & MakeUp

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL

Monumental Pictures

Prod: Alison Owen
Prod: Debra Hayward
Dir: Coky Giedroyc
Designer: Maxine Dallas

* Crowd Hair & MakeUp

COBWEB

Lionsgate

Dir: Samuel Bodin
Designer: Yana Stoyanova

* Personal Key Hair & MakeUp

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED

Entertainment Studios

Prod: Mark Lane
Prod: James Harris
Dir: Johannes Roberts
Designer: My Alehammar

* Hair Technician

STEVIE WONDER

Hyde Park Festival 2016 - 2019
Dublin Tour 2019
Prince's Trust at Buckingham Palace 2015
World Tour 2015
The Grammys 2015
Obama Inauguration at The White House 2014
Hollywood Christmas Parade 2014
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012
Athens Opening Olympic Ceremony 2001
World Tour 2009

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Stevie Wonder

AVA DUVERNAY

Selma UK Launch

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Ava Duvernay

SERENA WILLIAMS

2012 Olympics - London

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Serena Williams

BIG SEAN

London Fashion Week

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Big Sean

KELLY HOLMES

MBE from the Queen

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Dame Kelly Holmes

HANNAH COCKCROFT

MBE from the Queen

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Hannah Cockcroft

ADE ADEPITAN

MBE from the Queen

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Ade Adepitan

LI NALL

Wimbledon Champions

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Li Nall

JAY SHAUN & BIRDMAN

Music Videos

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Jay Shaun / Birdman

KELLY ROLAND

Album Cover

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Kelly Roland

KERI HILSON

Album Launch

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Keri Hilson

LABYRINTH & EMILIE SANDE

Music Video

* Personal MakeUp Artist for Emilé Sande

LION KING-DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP EUROPE

* Chief Hair Consultant & Educator

PORGY & BESS (ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA)

* Hair & MakeUp

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

* MakeUp Designer

MISS COMMONWEALTH

* MakeUp Designer

MISS UK

* MakeUp Designer

PAKISTAN FASHION WEEK

* MakeUp Designer