I’m a Professional Hair & Make-up Artist based in Reading, Berkshire, with 10 years’ experience, bringing on-location bridal and event styling services to you & providing 1:1 education to both private clients and industry professionals.
It all started with a cornflower-blue eyeshadow when 5-year-old me fell in love with make-up. As a teen I was obsessed with reading all the magazine beauty tips I could get my hands on, now I spend hours researching products before adding them to my kit.
I studied journalism before enrolling in make-up school 10 years ago. I’d hoped to become a beauty editor, but instead I fell in love with transforming the way a person felt – understanding the power of make-up. I love being able to contribute in such a memorable and positive way to a woman’s happiest day, making them feel like their most beautiful and radiant self, walking down the aisle
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the choices out there and have a million questions? That’s alright, I’m here to help, and with a decade of experience you can be sure that you’re in good hands.
The number one thing my brides all tell me all the time is that they still want to look like themselves, so I create looks that enhance all your best features, giving you naturally radiant skin that still looks like skin and wears well into the night. You’re going to need make-up & hairstyling that LASTS - for your bridal portrait session, your ceremony, the couples photos, the reception, all the hugs and kisses, more photos and dancing all night!
Lucky for you, my pro kit and techniques ensure longevity and make sure you look fabulous both in-person and on camera. My knowledge of product ingredients also ensures you’ll never land up with that dreaded ‘ghost face’ in your pictures, have an allergic reaction from inferior products or land up with a foundation that doesn’t compliment your skin type and needs.
Investing in a great hair & make-up artist goes hand in hand with your photographer as our work is very much intertwined. Your photographic memories will be with you for years and years, and I want you to LOVE how you look in them 20+ years down the line, which is why I create timelessly beautiful looks perfectly suited to YOU.
I’m highly experienced working on ALL skin types and tones and carry a full shade range in my kit. By choosing a stylist who does both hair & make-up, you’ll get a more cohesive look, have the convenience of booking 1 supplier to take care of it all plus you’ll get the best idea of the final look with your make-up and hairstyle being done in the same appointment. On-the-day coordination and time scheduling is also much easier this way.
On your wedding day, I just want you to relax, be pampered and enjoy the morning sipping bubbly with your girls. You’ll be spending a lot of time with your bridal stylist before and on your wedding day so it’s important you find someone who’s on the same page as you. We’ll chat about the feel of your wedding, your venue, the season, décor, personal style and how you envision yourself walking down the aisle to meet your handsome groom.
Have you considered how seasonal weather may affect your choices – do you get hot wearing loose hair in summer or do your curls drop immediately? Will your updo get blown away on a windy day or become a frizzy mess? These are important factors we’ll go through at your Preview (trial).
Got some place fancy to be (finally!), or just want to spoil yourself with a hair & make-up session?
We may be living in Lockdown PJs & top knots but as soon as we're allowed out I'd love to bring the twinkle back into your eyes and reveal your inner goddess once again with glowy make-up and luscious lashes paired with soft, romantic waves, boho braids or a stylish bun.
Always wanted to know how to pick the right foundation or how to do a winged liner to suit your eye shape?
Join me for a step-by-step Personal Make-up Lesson where I’ll teach you a full daytime make-up look and how to take it to the next level for an event. Also available are shorter lessons for you to focus on a specific area (eg. eyes, lips, contour & highlight etc).
All lessons are now conveniently available online. If you don’t have much in your make-up bag, don’t worry – you’ll tell me what you’ve got beforehand, and I’ll advise you on which absolute essentials you might want to add before we start.
After the lesson you’ll receive a full product breakdown of what I used and I’ll make personal suggestions based on your skin concerns and needs.
Want to learn some hairstyling tricks like creating beach waves or an easy updo? I can teach you that too! Just tell me exactly what you’d like to learn and I’ll customize your lesson to suit you. You’ll also receive an in-depth guide to easily refer back to afterwards. In addition to personal lessons,
I’d love to share my techniques with other stylists in the industry, so if you’re a fellow artist, or an aspiring one, feel free to get in touch.
Thank you! Thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!!! I am so so grateful and happy that you were able to do it for me! you made it so special and climbed in wherever needed and I appreciate it so much!
Thank you so much for my glam. It is breathtakingly beautiful and the photographer especially complimented the look. you are a star and it was really awesome being under your sparkle.
I’ve been meaning to share this with you, my curls lasted for the entire wedding. Thank you for my splendid makeup and hair style. Will definitely use you again without a shadow of doubt.