Tally Bookbinder

Hair & Make-Up Artist

About Tally

Tallys Profile

An award winning, highly respected, internationally recognised celebrity make-up artist and hair stylist, Tally Bookbinder boasts over 20 years industry experience.

Tally's career started at the Dawn Cragg school of Film & TV where she qualified with distinction in all aspects of make-up and hair design.

A pioneer in the art of body painting,Tally quickly established herself in her early career on the world stage, winning the uk final of the Dominelli bodypainting championship & winning 3rd position for Great Britain in the world finals in Vancouver, Canada in 1988. Her passion for style and the art of presentation has taken her all over the world and also enabled tally to present her own tv shows on make-up and body art.

In 1994 Tally landed her dream job, much to the envy of others, spending 2 years on-the-road as personal make-up artist to world renouned boy band "Take That"

With extensive television work for all the major channels under her belt, one of Tally’s proudest moments has been working as Makeup Designer for Cbeebies on the BAFTA award winning production The Ugly Duckling performed by the National Ballet.Tally has gone on to design the Makeup for The Three little pigs, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Tortoise & the Hare & Goldilocks and The Three Bears for five consequtive years.

Tally has enjoyed the presigious position of being Makeup designer on yet another BAFTA award winning production when Cbeebies produced Midsummer Nights Dream last year.

Tally’s creative touch is regularly seen in popular publications such as OK!,Hello, Marie Claire and The Telegraph. Her work has also been featured at the NTA’s, Soap awards and other red carpet events.

Tally enjoyed holding the acclaimed position of grooming advisor to the British Olympic, and England, Wales and Scotland commonwealth swimming squads.

In 2016, Tally teamed up with fellow make up artist Collette Casey to launch Pro Make Up Academy in Manchester, a unique and exciting style of makeup training, passing on their industry secrets, tricks of the trade and techniques which have been invaluable to them over the years.

Tally's usp goes further than her passion, experience and skill; her personable manner instills confidence in her clients, making them return time and time again.


I have worked with Tally for nearly 20 years and book her whenever i'm working up North. She is a total professional, with years of experience behind her and manages to put celebs at ease with her friendly manner. The shoot always goes well when she is around, with the celeb looking and feeling fantastic for the camera.
Nicky Johnston, Celebrity Photographer and Britain & Irelands Next Top Model Judge

Tally B is a genius and quite possibly a miracle worker! Faced with some of the most challenging contributors (!), time after time she acheived quite remarkable results. What's more she did it with good humour and warmth. I will definitely be working with her again.
Julie Bradshaw, series producer "snog, marry, avoid"

The swimmers love Tally and the reaction we had to her advice was unprecedented, which is why we've asked her to come back to do the make-up for our personal photo shoots.
British olympic swimming team

Tally exudes expertise and enthusiasm; she gave the athletes the confidence to be able to concentrate on winning medals, safe in the knowledge that they had been given all the guidance they needed to look great!
Zamala ltd

Tally is always my first choice when it comes to booking hair and make-up. Her work is consistently faultless and her infectious personality always puts the celebrity i am shooting at ease. Tally delivers a wide variety of looks, and her attention to details means the shot it done in far less takes! In short, tally is a professional, warm, and extremely talented.
Rachel Joseph, celebrity photographer