I am a professional freelance Bridal Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist having qualified from the Academy of Freelance Makeup (AOFM) in London.
I have been taught by highly skilled freelance bridal make-up artists and celebrity hairdressers and hair stylists. During my training I worked with more than 30 Luxury cosmetic brands including Dior, Chanel and MAC.
I am based in Horsham but cover the surroundng areas of Sussex.
Make up: Chanel, Benefit, Mac, Shu Uemura, Bare Minerals, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, YSL, Dior.
Cleansing and skin preparation: Clinique, Dermalogica, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden.
As a Make-up artist, hygiene, skin care and preparation and an understanding of different skin types, is just as important as the make-up itself. I use a selection of cleansers, toners, moisturizers and primers, to rid the face of any pores and even out the skin tone. Foundation and corrective and camouflage products can be used to hide blemishes and imperfections such as spots and dark circles. Sculpting, shading and highlighting areas of the face can be employed to emphasize certain features. Glowing dewy skin can be achieved using a variety of products. I use Powders, Bronzers, Eye Brow shaping, Eye Shadows (powders and creams), Eye liners (Pencil and Liquid), Mascaras, False lash application, Blushers (powder and creams), Lip sticks, glosses and liners. I am able to create both a Natural beauty and Creative Bridal look. The make-up must also be perfect for the timing of the ceremony and the photographs on the day.
Bridal Hair Styling
I use many different methods of prepping the hair, tonging to create beautiful curls, heated rollers to create volume, straightners or a basic blow dry to smooth the hair out and give it high shine. I can create different looks each bride may want - romantic, glamorous, or ethnic, and many different ‘up do’s’ adding variation and personalising until we have achieved the brides ideal look. This includes finding a hair style that suits the dress, the personality
of the bride, and that will also compliment the makeup.