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It all started when...
"Make-up has always been a huge part of my life, ever since my mother (also a trained make-up artist) taught me how to apply winged eyeliner at aged 12. She taught me a lot (although i hate to admit it!). But, I actually started my career in Fashion and trained at The London College of Fashion, going on to work in styling at The Face Magazine and freelancing at Vogue. Make-up was always my first love and something i always did alongside anything else i tried. But i always came back to make-up as my talent always seemed to be in demand.
Once i had decided to take the plunge and do make-up full time, I trained in session hair styling & photographic make-up at The London School of Make-up. and started working in TV commercials, for free at first until I proved myself, then the worked started to increase, but it was really hard graft and I almost gave up several times! I was so lucky... I assisted some fantastic make-up artists in TV over the first 2 years and learnt everything I could from them. I worked with some big name brands such as Snickers, Mars, Google, Instagram, Halifax and Walkers to name a few. I've powdered the noses of many celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Cold Play, Carol Vorderman, Gary Linekar and the English Football Team (work perks!).
Fast forward to 5 years later, and I've worked with many famous faces, including some international music stars at The Brit Awards and now have many private and V.I.P clients that rely on me for their public appearances and events. I can now laugh at all the hideously early starts to be on set for 5am, standing in freezing fields whilst shooting on location, and making endless cups of tea for people who never remembered my name. It was not all glitz and glamour, but it was all worth it in the end.
Bridal hair & make-up is still for me, the best way to spend a work day and I usually do about 60 weddings a year. I completely love all my brides and feel so honoured to be part of their most special morning. I can't help it - I'm a hopeless romantic, a perfectionist and i'm completely obsessed with all things bridal. As I experienced first hand in 2015 when I married my amazing husband (featured on LoveMyDress) it really is the most incredibly special day... and the perfect wedding hair and make-up is absolutely crucial to how beautiful a bride feels when she walks down that aisle. It really can transform the most nervous, shy brides into beautiful, radiant swans.
We recently moved to Maidenhead, Berkshire, where we are slowly renovating our Victorian home (yes, finally - i have a make-up studio of my own!) and we have been so lucky to now have a beautiful, bubbly 1 year old son. And hopefully soon, a dog to join the family.....i'm still working on my husband on that bit!"