“Set Ready Academy imparts valuable wisdom to hair/makeup crew members as to how to handle themselves appropriately and efficiently on a set and when interacting with other crew."




  • Live informational seminars in your city
  • Downloadable interactive e-book (learn from the comfort of your own home, at your convenience)
  • Educational curriculum for cosmetology + film schools, in the form of interactive e-textbooks

Representing equally the hair styling trade and the makeup artistry trade are Harry Wood IV and Natalie Hayes.  Both based in Atlanta, Georgia, a.k.a. "Atlantawood," Harry and Natalie have put in countless hours on a wide range of production sets, ranging from TV commercials to TV shows to music videos to documentary films to corporate video productions for national corporations.

Set Ready Academy educates professionals in the hair & makeup trade on to how to launch an exciting career in the TV/Video/Film industries. We offer our expertise in various forms, catering to individuals already working in the trades + also the budding cosmetology or film school student.  Choose the training method that is best for you:

Sept-Oct 2017

Natalie returns to work on "The Talking Dead," on location in Senoia, GA (home of "The Walking Dead")

Sept-Oct 2017

Harry travels all over the U.S. to host several training seminars

Oct 2017

Natalie's makeup work soon to be seen on a new NBC show, "Football Fanatic," starring Darren McMullen


“The Set Ready Academy book ("Becoming Set Ready") gave me what I needed to know about landing production jobs and feeling competent about walking on to my first set."




“At last, the cosmetology industry now has a way to educate its students on how to channel their talents for TV/Video/Film careers.”


Leigh M.,

Cosmetology educator