Sunderland TikTok star wins place in final of national hair and beauty competition

A supermarket worker from Sunderland has been named as a finalist for make-up artist of the year after her TikTok videos attracted almost 100,000 views in less than 24 hours.

Saturday, 31st July 2021, 5:00 am
Shannon has been named as a finalist for the Hair and Beauty 2022 awards.

Shannon Farrer, 23 has loved make-up for as long as she can remember and now her passion has landed her a place at the final of the Hair and Beauty 2022 awards.

The 23-year-old is up against 50 other beauty lovers for the Make-up Artist of the Year award.

Shannon, who works at Aldi alongside her make-up work, started to attract attention on TikTok after posting a video transforming herself into Harley Quinn which has now been viewed by more than 200,000 people worldwide.

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Shannon's followers love seeing her next creations.

The supermarket worker will now attend the national awards next year as she hopes to win her category.

She said: “I just applied one day and I didn’t expect to hear anything back so it was a huge surprise to find out I was a finalist.

"The TikTok video did really well and now I have young girls coming into the store asking if I’m the girl on TikTok – It’s mental.”

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Shannon Farrer hopes to break into the make up and special effects industry

Shannon, who lives in Thorney Close is currently undertaking a make-up course that was gifted to her by New York make-up Academy and says her friends designate her as their ‘make-up artist’ before nights out.

She added: “I’ve always been obsessed with art and make up, I would always end up painting all over myself in school rather than on paper.

"My friends are always asking me to do their make-up before we go out, I’m the designated make-up artist so I never have enough time to get myself ready!”

The final of the national competition which aims ‘to celebrate the hair and beauty industry and create a positive, supportive community’ will take place in March next year.

"Never in a million years did a think I would get this much response just from doing something I love.

"I’m hoping to make it a full time career so hopefully this is just the start and I’m just so grateful to have such an amazing response from everyone!”

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