The Butterfly Effex Team
It's safe to say that entertainment is part of my blood. I come from an entertainment background of musicians, singers and performers.
I left school and studied to become a successful hairdresser resulting in winning an award and I still do successful styles in children’s pamper parties and special occasion styling for adults too.
My need for art and creativeness in my life inspired me to do something different, this lead me to paint my shed and give it a 360 make over with sunset and palm trees, from this came the face painting, something completely different to painting on still objects and canvasses...I soon became very passionate about it and both children and adults love it!
I also have a great love for horror and special FX!
Balloon modelling was my second conquest and I must say it wasn’t as hard to master as i thought it would be, and is so much fun to do, I often find myself thinking up new creations or, are asked if can design certain creations…of course I say yes no matter how crazy it is!
So I get to work with all the things I love and to combine them at times, such as when we do pamper parties where we do creative hairstyling, make up, face paint and nails…also throwing some much loved festival looks in there too!
I love to make children laugh and smile! As well as my love for children
I also have a chaperone license which meant that I am also able to do children’s make up (face painting) before they are due to go on stage, it is a very rewarding job and certainly one that can overwhelm you at times! I have also had the privilege of being able to chaperone my own son (who wishes to pursue acting as a career) throughout 30 shows of Peter Pan performing as one of the “lost boys” with Marc Bayliss (Captain Hook) of Coronation Street.
From face painting to balloon modelling and then to mascot and performance work which is where Butterfly Effex expanded so very quickly and is where my daughter, Cory-Lee came on board.
My daughter is also very passionate about working with children. Having took many lessons in tap dancing, pointe ballet, ballroom, latin, disco, rock n role and gymnastics and also had chance to teach small children, she now loves to bring some magic into their lives by performing infront of them and acting out various characters (princesses, little mermaid, Nutcracker Barbie ect). She runs her own disco and games and loves to get the children following her in certain dance routines. She takes great pride in mapping out performances for our superheroes as we regularly do combination routines for children’s birthday parties. She is also fully qualified in Beauty and concentrates on make-up, both creative and normal day to day make-up.