Bridal Hair & Makeup
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Background / Training. I am an experienced and professional hair and makeup artist, specialising in weddings. Areas covered are Dorset and London. My background as a makeup artist began 14 years ago after completing my qualifications as a hair & makeup artist at Diploma level for makeup and City & Guilds level 3 for hairdressing.
After training with the BBC I went on to work on period dramas, contemporary dramas, theatre, entertainment and live TV, music shows and celebrity bookings for 6 years. From there I travelled all over the UK shooting on films, commercials and soaps in the north such as Hollyoakes, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. I also signed to a fashion agency in London and Manchester 8 years ago and worked internationally on fashion shoots for print (magazines), celebrity, commercial and fashion shows – where I am still today. Though now I have 2 babies I cut my work/travel down to now do makeup and hair locally in Dorset which is how I came to specialise in weddings!
Wedding Makeup & Hair Styling. Your special day begins by being relaxed and assured your in good hands to be professionally styled and looking your very best for your big day. My work ethos when applying makeup is to choose and apply the correct makeup and skincare for your skin type and colours to best enhance you, your style and your desired look. I design a bridal makeup look that ultimately looks like you, the best you can be. Deploying hair techniques that best enhances your shape and type of hair coupled with what you want to achieve
Bridal makeup should be flawless, luminous and where your beauty shines through with a style which reflects your personality. Some brides have a theme they like to tie in with their bridal makeup/hair which I take into consideration too. Your wedding makeup maybe soft and smokey, fresh and minimal, vintage, dark and demure, or celebrity red carpet look. With makeup it is all possible with the correct technique, products and experience to envision and create your amazing look.
Booking me!. The Contact Me section on my website has a booking system for your enquiry I’ll send you a booking form back and from there we arrange a trial date (if required) and provisionally hold your date with a non refundable deposit of £50. All is explained on your booking form. I have a makeup studio at my house near the beach in BH14 which is where I do all my trials, however I travel to your venue on your big day to get you ready.
Makeup Products My makeup kit has top performing brands like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Giorgio Armani, Stila, Chanel, Nars Laura Mercier, Cleau de Peau and Illamasqua. Skincare brands are mainly French and Swiss all carefully selected to target all skin types such as oily/dry/combination, older/sensitive skin types.Skin correctors for pore refining, anti-redness, dark circles, extra sensitivity, no parabans. Hair care brands I love Loreal, Bumble & Bumble. These are my main preferred brands but more products and brands are constantly emerging and I too swap and change products to keep ahead of what’s best and most effective in the industry.