Wedding Hair &
Having your wedding day make up and hair created by a professional on your big day allows you to relax, be pampered and be in control, knowing that the two things that matter to a bride the most (apart from the dress!) are covered.
At your pre-wedding trial I will first discuss all the aspects of your wedding that can overlap with your hair and makeup choices. Styles, themes, colours and of course your personality. I like to get to know a bit about you so that I can be sure the look I create for you as a bride reflects who you are. Once we have a good overview of the things you have in mind, I will set to work creating your look. What I first show you is by no means the finished article! Some brides fall in love at first sight, others like to tweak their eyeliner, blush shade or hairstyle to get it just right!
Your initial reaction also speaks volumes so please do be honest with me! You know your face, your likes and dislikes, so share them with me too!
Once you are happy with your final look I will take lots of photos and create a personal face chart. I list all the products I use so you can be sure your makeup and hair will be replicated exactly like it was at the trial. Trials can be held at the location of your choice and last anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on whether you require hair and makeup or just makeup.
Trials are vital for all brides and optional for other members of your bridal party. I have a number of artists that I can call upon to assist with hair and makeup for larger wedding parties, so all can be catered for. It is worth noting that unfortunately I do not take hair only bookings.
Your big day
When your big day swiftly comes around I will always arrive promptly, allowing extra time to set up and pack away. I will have already liaised with your photographer, venue and hairstylist (if necessary) so that we all work in sync with each other. I will generally always style hair first, starting with the bridal party and finishing with the bride, then start on makeup in the same order. To give you a rough idea on timings; for makeup only I allow around an hour for the bride and up to 45 minutes for all others. Extra time will be added depending on the hairstyles required.
I will stay with you right until the ceremony (or for as long as you need me) for final touch ups and last minute checks. I am also a dab hand at lacing dresses when Mums/bridesmaids hands get a bit shakey!
Makeup lessons are a great way to pick up some new tips, update your look or get out of any makeup rut! They are also very beneficial for Brides who are looking to do their own makeup, particularly if you are getting married abroad.
I offer a selection of specific lessons if there is something you wish to focus on, or charge my time hourly for those looking to cover a bit of everything. I provide one-to-one lessons as well as group ones, which can be a lovely addition to a hen do or baby shower!
Prices for specific lessons, including Bridal, are available on request. My general rate for non-specific lessons is £50 per hour, where you may state how long you wish me to spend with you.
When you have that special event to attend, you want to look and feel your best!
Whether you are a guest at a wedding or it’s your school prom night I can provide hair and makeup for any occasion.
Trials are not essential for this type of service, however are available should you wish to try out a few looks beforehand. We will discuss the type of event you are attending, what you are wearing and whether you require full on glam or a more natural, radiant look.
Appointments can take place at my home address in Braintree or at the location of your choice.
Time required: 1hr makeup only. 2hrs makeup and hair.