Physical Production

Erika Okvist

Hair & Makeup Department Head

Erika is an award-winning Hair, Make-Up, and Prosthetic Designer with a career of over 21 years. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Hollywood Make-Up and Hair Artist Guild Award, RTS, and BAFTA Craft Awards.

One of her earliest notable designs was PARADE’S END for Mammoth Screen and HBO, from which she received her first nomination for Best Make-Up/Hairstyling in a non-series at the 2013 Online Film & Television Association Television Awards. In 2017, Erika won an RTS Craft Award for best Make-Up Design in Drama and a BAFTA Craft for Best Make-Up & Hair Design in 2018 for her work in TABOO starring Tom Hardy and Oona Chaplin.

After TABOO, she went on to work on many exciting series such as BLACK EARTH RISING with director Hugo Blick, and Netflix’s CURSED starring Katherine Langford. In 2022, she designed BRIDGERTON S2. Her sterling work on the series won her an Emmy for Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling and International Film & TV Hairdresser of the Year by International Hairdressing Awards. She returned in 2023 to design the third series. Her notable TV Credits include ROOK for Lionsgate and Starz with director Kari Skogland, Peter Kosminsky’s mini-series THE STATE, Pete Travis’ THE GO-BETWEEN with Vanessa Redgrave and Jim Broadbent, TYRANT for Fox Network, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY also for Fox and MR. SELFRIDGE for ITV.

Her feature credits include AMAZON ADVENTURE starring Calum Finlay with director Mike Slee for SK Films, CAPTAIN WEBB with Justin Hardy, IN SECRET with director Charlie Stratton and starring Elisabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac and DEMENTAMANIA with director Kit Ryan.