I have been lucky enough to work in the wedding industry for over 10 years. I originally worked at the very beautiful Warren House, Kingston Upon Thames as part of the wedding and events team. During my time there, I used to watch the talented hair and makeup artists arrive and makeup our lovely brides. I've always loved makeup and have been creative with hair so after getting married myself, my amazing husband Paul supported me in my decision to tap into my artistic side and re-train as a hair and makeup artist.
This is the best decision I have ever made and since qualifying (My original training was with Jemma Kidd Makeup School, Patrick Cameron, Windsor College and Beauty Call), I work with around 90 - 100 brides each year, find a look they love for their Wedding Day. In addition to my Bridal work, I also love working on Photo Shoots, or helping ladies look their best for Special Occasions / Proms.
In 2010 I bought a franchise from a reputable and lovely company called Beauty Call and ran the Surrey and West Sussex Bridal hair and makeup agency for them along with being on their core team of Hair and Makeup Artists. Beauty Call was a fantastic way to get to grips with the Bridal hair and makeup industry and to make some great friends in the business.
I started my own brand in October 2015 and now settled with my family (Paul and our 2 little boys) on the border of Surrey and West Sussex I have never been happier...
What I’m passionate about
My main aim is to enhance a ladies natural beauty and emphasise their best features. I absolutely love Bridal Trials, this gives the Bride and I a chance to experiment and create a style together.
Further training and keeping my skills up to date
I believe in keeping up to date with hair and makeup looks / trends and invest in new training each year. In the last 2 years I have loved updating my skills with Jo at Lovehair.co.uk I can't recommend Jo highly enough to any hair stylist looking to learn "cool" and contemporary hair techniques. Jo is an absolute asset to the hair industry and I'm proud to be part of the "Love Hair Tribe". I'm looking forward to attend some more of Jo's courses this year.
On the Makeup side, I love going to the Kristina Gasperas Academy for further training. Kristina is an award winning makeup artist and judge for the Wedding Industry Awards and offers advanced Makeup training really focusing on Colour Theory and choosing the correct products to ensure my clients look as radiant and beautiful as possible. I'm hoping to attend some more of Kristina's courses in 2018.
Brands I LOVE to use and are in my kit!:
Makeup: MAC, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Estee Lauder, Makeup Forever, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Hourglass, Zoeva and Stilla to name a few!
Hair: Kenra, Bumble and Bumble, Tigi, L'Oreal Pro / L'Oreal Elnett, Label M, Bed Head.