Why book your wedding hair and bridal make up services with me?
I’ve done it all before
I love weddings. Everything about them. I love the story of how you got engaged, I love hearing about how you found me, your venue and other suppliers. I love helping you prep, I love helping you calm your anxiety. Everything I do is integral to the best start of your wedding morning. I’ve worked on over 200 weddings and know exactly how it goes and exactly how to prepare myself, and you, for yours.
I’m an expert that does things a little differently
My style of work is influenced heavily by red carpet hair and make up looks. I have a personal file for each of my clients that we add to- Basecamp, Pinterest. I want to know about your skin and how I can help it look its best. I want to help you whittle those 8/20 different styles into your bespoke bridal do.
I go the extra mile
Is your Mum having trouble getting you into your dress? I can help you with that. Has your bridesmaids dress popped a button? I can stitch it back on. Feeling panicky? I’ve been there, done that and will be there to reassure you that everything is going to be fabulous.
I tailor your skincare to what you need, how your skin feels and looks and how you want it to look all day. This includes a proper cleanse, exfoliation, a facial massage to encourage blood flow and plump skin and hydrating, soothing eye masks. I also include false cluster lash application that is perfect for your eye shape and face contours, and I source on your behalf, your very own lipstick for top ups and some blotting papers.
Timings are important but not everything
I never time trials. By that I mean I don’t give you an hour and a half and then kick you out ready for my next client. I’ve known Artists and Salons to do this and it’s unfair and misleading when you’re paying them for their time and expertise. I usually factor in 3/4 hours for your hair and make up trial. It’s experimental and it’s super important to me that you leave feeling excited, comfortable and gorgeous and ready to rock the world.
What happens now?
An initial consultation
I want to get know you and what you expect from me for your day! This initial consultation is usually held over Skype with wine / tea/ coffee / fizz ( delete as appropriate!) we chat about what you want from me for your day, when your trial should be and current logistics.
Your wedding hair and make up trial
Every trial starts with a luxury cleanse, facial massage and further consultation. You can bring a buddy ( someone that will be lovingly honest about your look we create) and enjoy nibbles and refreshments at my home whittling down the best and most relevant of your inspiration images to create a look that’s unique to you. Expect this to last between 1.5 and 4 hours. You leave when you’re happy. You’re not on a timer.
Your wedding day
I would have created a schedule for yourself and any bridal party members so you know exactly what it going on, when and where. I arrive at your chosen venue at a specific time to start setting your hair or applying skincare. Let’s pop that champagne open and get you feeling and looking fabulous!
Occasion make up and hair styling
I also offer occasion make up and hair styling. This includes a proper cleanse tailored to your skin type, exfoliation, a facial massage and eye masks and false lash application. When I style your hair I include full prep- I ask that it is clean that morning, a blow dry, heat re set and style. Prices start from £60 per service plus petrol costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do you charge?
Trials start at £100 for Make Up Application only- these usually take place at my home near Hampton Court in Surrey and during the week day. This maximises the wear of the make up, your value for money and I recommend having your dress fitting after.
On the day make up application is £200 with the option of adding hair styling. Bridal party members start at £100. Engagement sessions start at £150. I have a minimum ‘ on the day’ booking fee for weddings based on their location, and special rates for certain venues. Drop me a line for your bespoke quote.
Why do you have a minimum fee?
My experience in the industry and the amount of weddings I cater to per year dictate my fee, as well as the location of your prep venue. My weddings and work have been featured in beautiful and well known publications meaning I’m in the luxury expert category of hair and make up for weddings, editorial, fashion and campaign. I also offer special rates for my absolute favourite wedding venues around the country as I love shooting there so much. get in touch to find out more.
Do you do weddings in places other than London?
Yes! I love to travel! You can find various weddings on my website that have taken place in The Old Hall, Ely ; West Lexham, Norfolk; The Pig near Bath, Babington House, Somerset; Broughton Hall, Yorkshire; Trevenna Barn, Cornwall ; Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire; Pembroke Lodge, Richmond; Orleans House and Gallery, Twickenham and Brighton College . I am also familiar with most London Wedding venues ( The Mandarin Oriental, The Savile Club, The Union Club, Firmdale Hotel Group, The Dorchester, The Corinthia, The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington Roof Gardens, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel). 2017 led to some awesome weddings at Miskin Manor, Wales; Vintage Vacations Brading, Isle of Wight; Gate Street Barn, Guildford; and The Pagoda at Hampstead Heath.
How will you get to my wedding?
Usually I drive. If your ceremony is a considerable distance I will consider an overnight stay nearby- usually the case as I don’t intend to be late for your wedding morning! If your wedding is in a considerably more exotic location, let’s talk flights.
Do you style hair as well as apply make up?
I do indeed! I have experience with all types of hair and do maids as well as brides. let me know your requirements in your enquiry email and i can start to build a quote for you from there. please note i don’t work with synthetic hair of any kind under any circumstances.
Should I wash my hair before the trial?
I generally ask that you wash your hair the night before and do with it as you normally would. with any style we go for I completely re set and style anyway.
What’s the difference between hiring you and getting a friend to do my make up and hair for me?
I, amongst other more fashionable things to mention am fully insured ( incase things go wrong or get stolen ), crb checked ( I work on kid’s editorials regularly ), have a full clean driver’s license ( I’ll travel anywhere ) and have a contract for my services which commits me to do the best I possibly can to benefit you and your bridal party during the preparation and happening of your wedding day. Hiring me is an investment without a doubt, but will be one of the best investments you make for the sake of a beautifully made up face and hair style.
Do you do Jewish/ Asian/ South East Asian / African / Mixed Faith / same sex weddings?
Yes of course! I absolutely love any and every kind of celebration. Take a look at a Jewish collaboration I had the pleasure of curating and this gorgeous Indian Wedding and this Mixed Faith Wedding. I also love doing Engagement shoot make up and hair for South East Asian couples.
I have super sensitive/ blemished/ PCOS/ eczema prone skin, can you help me look and feel gorgeous?
Welcome to my world! If you’re lucky enough to have perfect skin, that’s amazing. If you’re a little like myself and either suffer from extreme sensitivity to products or other skin conditions just let me know via your enquiry and we can discuss it in detail during your initial consultation. Part of your investment in my services is contacts within the industry, those include the best facialists and aestheticians in town.
I have allergies, lots of them. Can you recommend products that will work for me?
Yes. I have plenty of experience as a skin care specialist, so again don’t worry. get in touch and we can discuss your requirements at an initial consultation! If it’s something beyond my expertise I can recommend you talk to the relevant expert.
I have quite a few ladies in my bridal party, can you accommodate them all?
Yes of course! I like you all to feel as well as look like total superstars which means dedicating time to each of you. I hire assistants if need be, they are highly trained individuals who specialise in the same level of service, care and luxe artistry that I do. Their fee starts at £175 depending on what they are required to do. Enquire to find out more.
Would you like me to wear make up for my trial?
-No, if you can help it! If you’ve been at work that morning and or can’t bear to leave the house without it, I cleanse when you arrive anyway so don’t worry. but if you can help it a fresh face is perfect.
Do I need my veil and or accessories for the trial?
No, but they are of great help! It helps visualise your look and what will work with the rest of your outfit.
Does everyone need to have a trial?
Only the bride NEEDS to have a trial. If you have a particularly fussy/ anxious/ likes-things-just-so bridal party member then by all means I would love to host a trial for them. otherwise we’ll talk about their look thoroughly and implement it on the day.
When should I have my trial?
Everyone is different but I generally recommend 1-3 months before your wedding date, the morning of your second or third dress/ outfit fitting, during the week.
What if I don’t like my trial look?
-We try something else. On average a trial run with me can last 4 hours. we switch looks, exchange ideas and you leave when you’re happy. some brides leave uncertain because there are so many ideas and unexplored options in the world but we always work towards that perfect look!
What happens if you’re ill on my wedding day?
I have never * touch wood* had to hand over a wedding to someone else. I do have a contract which binds me to replace myself if I’m not able to attend your wedding or need help with it. I’m also fully insured.
What is in your kit?
I have a dolly mixture of a beautiful array of luxury, organic, vegan friendly, cruelty free, skin tone and type inclusive beauty and make up products. These include Chantecaille, Shiseido, Trish McEvoy, Kiehl’s, Bobbi Brown, Sukin, Embryolisse, Jurlique, Clarins . I also have a full hair styling kit for blow dries, up dos, down dos, half and half and editorial + fashion style hair, These brands include L’Oreal, Aveda, Schwarzkopf, Bumble and Bumble, Toni and Guy and Aussie.