Country: United Kingdom
Bryony O’Dame (Bee) is a makeup artist & hairstylist based in Essex. She grew up between the UK & Spain and entered the world of fashion as a model dresser (age 13), immediately falling in love with the buzz backstage! Bee has a banking & business background, working in London, Zurich and New York for 13 years.
In 2013, Bee qualified as a beautician and later became a self-taught MUA focusing on bridal, beauty & body painting. After an Avant-Garde Masterclass in 2015 with International Artist Einat Dan, she decided to attend AOFM London in order to move her career to the next level and return to the world of Fashion! Bee graduated from AOFM London in 2016 and went on to join the AOFM Pro team becoming a Key Artist within a year. Bee has travelled the world working backstage at hundreds of shows in NY, London, Milan & Paris, as well as the amazing Pitt Uomo Fashion Festival in Florence and Front Row Pro Event in Rhodes. Bee still loves the buzz backstage!
Not only known for her work in fashion, Bee is also an accomplished body painter, makeup designer and session stylist, who has worked in TV, film, e- comm, music videos, bridal and beauty. Bee has been Lead HMUA on several films, key MUA at Cannes Film Festival 2019 for Cinemoi, Key HMUA for the Boodles Diamonds UK Christmas Tours (Since 2017 with Vox Vanguard Collective) and Key HMUA for several International VIP body painting events (Bee was even commissioned by one of Hollywood’s elite to work at a VIP Gala for Animal Rights)!
Bee works closely with several Couture Houses including Gyunel and Anna Mason and is a regular Elite MUA for VIP Red Carpet events at The Dorchester, The Savoy, Annabel’s, Sexy Fish, Century Club and George Private Members Club in Mayfair.
In 2019 her work was featured in the national newspapers following her Breast Cancer Charity work with The Pink Ribbon Foundation and she has historically worked with Comicon and the Nottinghill Carnival for body painting and costume design. Bee is sponsored by Rosalena Skincare.
Queen Bee MUA has been published in L’Officiel, Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, Harpers Bazaarr, Elle Brazil, Elle ES, Candid Magazine, Dark Beauty, Feroce Magazine, Femme Rebelle Magazine, Fashion Week Online, Sunday Express, The Sun Newspaper, The Daily Mail Newspaper, The Guardian Newspaper, The Mail Online.
Bees creative vision and varied skill-set, combined with consistent high-end delivery, gives her clients all the confidence they need, and her passion and drive reach beyond the makeup industry…
Bee is a successful businesswoman in her own right with an interest in property and business. Bee has been steadily expanding her portfolio since 2005 and is the Director of Queen Bee MUA Ltd.