As a professionally trained Hair and Make-up Artist, I understand how important it is for you to look and feel your very best for that important event, anything from professional photos, special events, engagement photo shoots and parties to one of the most important days of all - your wedding day.
I will listen to your ideas, make suggestions and ensure that you are 100% happy with the finished result. You will look beautiful and are guaranteed a flawless finish in any light and in your photographs which are a lasting reminder of your wedding day or any special occasion.
I am skilled in both Hair and Make-up with 15 years experience in the areas of Bridal, Fashion, Photographic, Theatre, T.V., Film and Special Effects. I have trained with top Make-up Artists including Louise Young, Gilly Popham and Terry Turner; I have diplomas in Make-up Artistry, Hairdressing and extensive Airbrush training. Airbrushing ensures that your Make-up is 'HD-ready' and will be perfect all day and night without the need to re-touch!
As a MUA working within the industry, my services have been called upon several times by top Make-up Designer Gilly Popham to assist on film sets and other Make-up assignments. I have worked on celebs including Timothy Spall, Honour Blackman, James Callis, Rhona Mitra, Suzanne Shaw, Noel Sullivan, Matt Evers, Wendy Peters, Saira Khan and countless West End stars.
I am often asked what 'brand' of Make-up I use, a true Make-up Artist will use many different brands, choosing the best that is available from pro brands, that you may not have heard of, to luxury labels such as Laura Mercier, Chanel, YSL, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Becca, Chantecaille, Anastasia Beverley Hills to high street brands like MAC, Kiko, Urban Decay ......the list is endless.
I am in the process of making my kit animal friendly ... There is no need to test on animals for vanity.
I have been published several times, I also do make-up assignments for The Sun and the BBC. Having a wide variety of experience means that I can cope with all situations, think quickly and be calm under pressure. I update my skills constantly so I can stay at the top of my industry and offer on trend looks and styles as well as more classic looks. I am passionate about my work and believe in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere which leads to a calm, stress free experience.
Corona Virus Update
I would just like to give you an update and let you know what your appointment, trial or wedding will look like when it is deemed safe for make-up artists to return to work, this is following current guidelines so could look different in the future.
All appointments or trials will take place at my studio, shoes and outer clothing will be left outside in a safe place, for our protection a disposable cape will be provided.
All porous materials will be removed from the studio (the studio will look very bare) product will be placed into wipe able non porous containers, any product/equipment removed will not be returned to the container, brushes will be stored in plastic bags and removed as needed.
When you leave, all items used during your visit will be cleaned and sanitised with Barbicide spray, wipes. IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) and bleach, this will include hard surfaces, furniture and floors. Regarding make-up, the highest standard of hygiene is standard practice for a make-up artist so I will be continuing as normal.
I will wear a mask and possibly a shield, again this will become clearer when we can return to work.
Only you can attend your appointment.
On your wedding day, I will have a set of brushes/disposables per person all kept locked in a plastic bag, once used they will be returned to the bag, sealed and taken home for cleaning. Only one person at a time in the prep room and I will need 10 minutes between clients to clean and sanitise. I am sure that when we have clearer guidelines this will be added to.
IMPORTANT….If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Corona Virus, I will not be able to provide your treatment/service. You must tell me in advance and relay this to your bridal party if it is a wedding.
Finally (sigh) I have been conducting pre-trial consultations on Face-time, these have been really successful…for my part, its great to meet you, discuss your wedding and give pre-trial advice and of course for your part, I would like to think that it instills confidence. I shall be continuing this moving forward.