About

British-born artist, Holly Silius, was raised in the northwest of England before moving to London to study a degree in SFX makeup at the London College of Fashion.

Silius’s interest in makeup was borne from her extensive background in fine-art. Her unique vision of imaginative and bold beauty has made her a highly renowned and well-respected international makeup artist in the world of fashion. The human form is a common theme in her work, a fascination which started from her training as a professional swimmer that she continues to explore in her sculptures and skin paintings.

Her immense talent has led her to work with a wide range of collaborators from established photography greats to the new generation of image-makers. Her ongoing collaborators include: Collier Schorr, Ryan McGinley, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Hugo Comte, Craig McDean, Annemarieke van Drimmelen, Hedi Slimane, Juergen Teller and Jackie Nickerson.

Her extensive roster of clients include, Prada, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent, Gucci, GAP, Adidas and Nike.

Early on, she utilized her training in SFX by working in TV & film as well as the Royal Opera House of London.

Having studied fine-art, she has produced various works in sculpture, 3D printing & wearable art. In 2016, she was invited to exhibit at Tate Britain in a group exhibit for “Late at Tate,” a series of interactive workshops and exhibited work.

In 2011, she developed the brand, Shimmer Twins Treasure Lashes, a line of false eyelashes. The inspiration behind the lashes came from a custom pair of lashes that Silius developed for a 2011 i-D magazine editorial she worked on. The brand was an instant cult hit – selling out at various retailers.

In 2012, she co-founded the jewelry brand H&H Body Adornment which quickly became coveted by Beyoncé, Madonna and other celebrities. Meanwhile, the brand collaborated with fashion house, Mugler, on a capsule collection for the 2012 fashions shows. The intricate metal nails were designed by Silius – working in different metals and designs. The brand was a fashion favorite by stores, Colette, Selfridges and Net-A-Porter.

Silius’s current fine-art work explores the use of body casts and 3D printing of custom body pieces dipped in precious metals. Private and commercial commissions of her work have led to collaborations with YEEZY, KKW Beauty, and Katie Grand’s The Perfect Magazine.

Brands


When H&H, the brainchild of East London based designers Holly Silius and Hannah Warner, fused beauty with jewellery, they singlehandedly started an exciting new trend within the fashion industry.


Clients

Makeup & Hair / Grooming


Please find a list of clients and photographers I have worked with across my makeup work.

Photographers


Alexandra Gordienko, Amar Daved, Ash Kingston, Arvida Bystrom, Billy Kidd, Brian Doherty, Brad Elterman,Cameron Mc Cool, Camille Summersville, Chris Colls, Cecile Harris, Charlotte Rutherford, Daniel King, David Oldham, Derrick Santini, Dexter Navy, Donna Trope, Eddie Wrey, Gadir Rajab, Gavin O'neil, George Harvey, Hedi Slimane, Hao Zeng, James Mountford, Jasper Rischen, John Paul Pietrus, Joost Vanderburg, Julian Marshall, Kenneth Cappello, Kim Jacobsen To, Luke Gilford, Marc Rabadan, Mark Lebon, Martin Zahringer, Marcus Jans, Mert & Marcus, Michael Baumgarten, Michael Hemy, Michel Comte, Olgac Bozalp, Paul Farrell, Rankin, Robi Rodriguez, Ryan Hopkinson, Simon Emmett, Stephanie Wilson, Tom Beard, Tom Oxley, Tyrone Lebon, Vicky Lawton, Zoey Grossman.

Editorial


AnOther, Austrian Flair, Behind The Blinds, Boys by Girls, COVER DK, Dazed & Confused, Dazed Beauty, Elle, Esquire, GQ, Garage, i-D, Instyle, Lui, L’Officiel, MARFA, Numero, Soma, So it Goes, Suitcase, The Gaurdian, The Hunger, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Style, SYSTEM, The Last, Vogue Italia, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Japan, Vogue Arabia, 10, V.

Advertising


All Saints, Adidas, Anthrapologie, Converse, Diesel, Frame, GUCCI, Gap, Maharishi, Microsoft, Missoni, Nike, Pretty Green, Saville Row, Saint Laurent, Sunspell, Stussy, The Kooples, Urban Outfitters, Valentino.

Celebrites


A$AP ROCKY, AH-HA, Amber Valletta, Babyshambles, Bella Hadid, Christina Aguilera, Damon Albarn, Danny O' Donohugh, Dominique Young Unique, Eliza Dolittle, Frank Ocean, Florence Welch, George Ezra, Harry Styles, Jaime Winstone, Jake Shears, Jamimah Khan, Joely Richardson, Joey Badass, Josephine De La Baume, Kasabian, Katy Perry, Klaxons, Kreayshawn, Laura Bailey, Laura Carmicheal, Liam Gallagher, Lily Allen, Lucy Boynton Mikkey Ekko, Pet Shop Boys, Richard Ashcroft, SIA, Sky Ferreira, Soko, Suki Waterhouse, Thandie Newton, The Horrors.

H&H Nails


H&H have a press team who send our collection out via Valery Demure for photographers that include Terry Richardson and Jonas Akerlund, Editorials include Vogue (British) (Russian) (Italian) (French) (Swedish) (Japanese) (Chinese) Harpers Bazaar (USA) (Singapore) (British) , Elle (British) (Swedish) (Russian) , Interview, Instyle (British) (German), Nowness, Sunday Times Style, Stylist, V, W.