WHO DO YOU PRETTIFY?
Anyone with a face! But I mostly work with ladies at private events (weddings, parties) and commercial clients include the BBC, ITV, Avon, Country Life, Image, Femail and newspapers like the Independent, Daily Mail and The Sun and lots more besides. I've also worked on the runway for some leading designers in London Fashion Week.
HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
Fill out a short info form here or pick up the phone for an initial chat. Once we’ve discussed the details, I’ll direct you to my booking page and we’ll arrange a deposit that reserves your date.
HOW LONG BEFORE MY WEDDING SHOULD I BOOK IN MY TRIAL?
Once you’re ready to book, contact me ideally 4-6 months prior to your wedding. But to be honest, book up as soon as you can to secure that date! I get VERY busy during wedding season (usually summer). Saturday trial appointments are very, very limited but I can usually find space in January or February when it’s quieter. Weekdays are often a bit more flexible than weekends. If you’re booking make-up, then it’s handy if we meet up somewhere light and bright so we can create your look accurately.
DO YOU HAVE A SALON?
I have a private hair and make-up studio in Bristol for delivering my services, by appointment only. However I’m fully mobile and travel all over the country from my base in Bristol.
WE NEED TO BE READY EARLY AND THERE ARE QUITE A FEW OF US. IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Yes, I can be with you any time that I need to be. I can bring extra angels if we need them!
DO YOU OFFER AIRBRUSH MAKE-UP? AND WHAT IS IT EXACTLY?
I do. You can try this at your trial to see if you like it. In a nutshell it’s a great way of getting flawless make-up quickly. It’s a technique of applying make-up to the skin using an airbrush system as opposed to brushes, sponges or fingers. The technique is similar to how spray tan is applied, but on a smaller scale because it is typically only applied to the face (although it can be used all over the body). The coverage can range from sheer to full as it is built up in layers so that you can get the perfect look to suit you.
For me, the top reasons to use airbrush are…
1. It stays on all day - it’s silicone-based, which means it lasts longer and is more water resistant than regular make-up.
2. Flawless finish - airbrushing allows for make-up to be applied evenly, creating an impeccably smooth finish which is perfect for photos.
3. It’s minimal - it requires less product for more coverage. Because of the spray application, a little goes a long way.
4. It’s easy to layer - as you can apply such a fine layer, it dries super quickly so you can add more layers for more coverage without it feeling ‘thick’.
WHAT HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
A few of my faves include Wella, Maria Nila, Moroccan Oil, GHD styling tools and Tigi.
WILL I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE TRIAL?
Brides ought to bring their veil and any hair pieces that you’re planning to wear on the day. If you don’t have any bling yet or aren’t sure what to wear, I have lots of gorgeous wedding accessories and samples to choose from and experiment with. My pal Miss Clemmie makes stunning handmade wedding pieces to order.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TRIAL?
Wash your hair either 1-2 days prior to your trial and blow dry as you usually would. Do not use straighteners or styling products. If you have very curly hair, or hair that becomes greasy quickly or your hair is very very fine, discuss this with me before your trial.
Arrive to my make-up chair bare-faced if you can so we can start fresh. Perform your normal skin care routine in the morning as normal and tidy up your brows if possible!
HOW LONG WILL MY BRIDAL TRIAL LAST?
Around 3 hours for full hair and make-up. Around 1.5 hours for either hair OR make-up. I also offer a pre-trial email consultation.
HOW MANY STYLES CAN I TRY?
We’ll do as many as we can/as you want in the time we have!
HOW MANY TRIALS WILL I NEED?
It’s rare to need two, one is usually sufficient. But we can do another one if needs be.
WILL THE SAME ARTIST BE WORKING ON ME ON MY WEDDING DAY AS ON MY TRIAL?
I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN, WILL YOU FACTOR THIS IN?
Me too! We’ll do a patch test for the make-up to avoid breakouts and I’ve got the best skin-friendly products on the market in my make-up kit.
WOULD YOU ADVISE A TRIAL FOR MY BRIDESMAIDS / MUM / MOTHER-IN-LAW / SISTER?
I can certainly do a trial for anyone in your wedding. It definitely makes for a smooth-running wedding day, but if it’s not possible, we can discuss their needs/wants over the phone or email which will help.
HOW LONG WILL IT ALL TAKE ON MY WEDDING DAY?
At a glance...
Bridal hair and make-up: 1.5-2 hours
Bridal hair: 45-60 mins
Bridal make-up: 45-60 mins
Bridesmaids make-up 30-40 mins
Bridesmaid hair 30-40 mins
Short blow-dry: 20 mins
Long blow-dry 30 mins
For fast prep time I bring in extra angel power!
ARE YOU MOBILE?
Totally! I travel all over the country and come direct to your home/wedding venue. For your trial, you can come and visit me in my home studio in Bristol if you like.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?
Yes, I do. Just in case you live in Cornwall or something! After the first 30 mins of travel, I charge £10 per extra 30 mins. £50 flat rate to Northampton. Depending on the size of your booking, time of year and day of the week, the travel charge may be waived but we can discuss this when you book.
If I’m travelling to London, train fares and taxi fares will need to be reimbursed.
For destination weddings please contact me for a quote!
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT TERMS?
I take a deposit to secure your date of £100 for weddings and £50 for special occasions (that aren’t weddings!).
You pay your trial balance, minus deposit, no later than day of your trial appointment.
I have a 7 day open window where that time limit is available for that period exclusively for you, after which it becomes open to others due to high demand. To secure your date a 50% booking deposit of the full balance is due within 7 days of your trial. The remaining balance is due no later than 14 days before your event. Any products that you purchase from me are paid for in full when ordering.
WHY DOES BRIDAL COST MORE?
My bridal hair and make-up is a bespoke service. The bride is my priority, on the lead up to the most significant day of your life it’s important for you to feel happy and confident. We will discuss each detail together to make sure everything is perfect. Leading up to the big day we’ll keep in contact, which might be via email, text or phone. Wedding days can be an early start with interruptions and waiting around, but you can rest assured that I’ll be there with you right up until you leave for your ceremony. The price for my bridal service is directly related to my time spent with you and the high level of service I provide.
Over the years after working with over a thousand brides I can guarantee to get you looking perfect and on time for your wedding.
CAN I PAY BY CARD?
Yes, I accept different payment options. You can pay using your credit, debit card or by bank transfer.