HI - I'M VICTORIA
"I create effortlessly beautiful hair and make-up for modern, fashion-forward brides, looking for a relaxed, personal and luxurious service for the most important event of their lives.
My style is unique as it combines the most current wedding looks that are trending now, with a soft, undone elegance that is absolutely timeless.
My signature bride is modern and chic, with a bohemian, romantic feel. I use only the most luxurious and expert products to create the perfect, radiant skin finish, framed with beautiful long, fluttery lashes and hair that wows. And no matter what, I make sure you stay looking absolutely perfect all day long.”
Portrait by the incredible John Nassari
“WHEN YOU FIND THE RIGHT ARTIST, THE EXCITEMENT IS AMAZING. I KNEW AS SOON AS I CLICKED ON HER WEBSITE AND FROM THE MINUTE I MET VICTORIA SHE WAS WARM, RELAXED AND SUPER PROFESSIONAL. SHE JUST GOT ME AND WHAT I WANTED STRAIGHT AWAY” - Natasha, 2018 bride.
I actually started my career in fashion styling, after training in fashion design at The London College of Fashion and Westminster University. Make-up was always a huge passion of mine, I'm self-taught (mostly learning on the job assisting other great artists) and it was just something I always 'did' on the side next to my 9 - 5. For the best part of 10 years I worked a corporate job and juggled make-up bookings part-time. As my make-up career accelerated into the world of TV commercials, I found the gruelling 70 hour weeks too much and gave up my day job to concentrate on my creative talents. I retrained in session hair styling in 2013 at The London School of Make-up and launched my bridal company full time.
I've worked with countless celebrities and VIPs along the way in TV, but always loved working with wedding clients the most, out of all the work I have done. The feeling of pride and happiness when a bride is transformed ready for her big moment is incomparable, and hard to describe! Every wedding honestly still makes me so excited. It's a wonderful way to earn a living and feels more like a great passion than work for me. I invest a lot of time and attention into each one of my brides, becoming their trusted adviser and confidant along their wedding planning journey.
BEHIND THE SCENES…
My husband and I live in a beautiful Victorian property in Maidenhead, Berkshire which we are slowly breathing new life back into after it had been neglected for 35 years. My other passions are interior design and period renovation and you can often find us wondering around local antique markets or reading mags over coffee looking for inspiration. I've lovingly restored our front drawing room into a home make-up studio so that my brides can be pampered in style during their trials (or of course I can travel to you).
I'm also a mum to a gorgeous 2 year old boy and love that my job gives me the ability to spend some days at home with him. As a family we love to travel and explore new adventures - both my husband and I met in Australia whilst I lived out there for 4 years. Life is busy but I love it that way. I'm hugely ambitious but also love spending time with family and friends, for me that is the most importnt thing in the world.
'FLOURISH BY VICTORIA PERCIVAL' -
Looking for exquisite hair pieces & stunning statement earrings?
"So many of my brides were asking me if I had accessories they could try on during their trial... or they were asking me to help them find the perfect hair piece...
I've finally combined my experience in fashion AND the bridal industry to curate a stunning new collection of accessories. Each piece is selected for their individual beauty and uniqueness. For brides looking for something really stand-out and different..."
Flourish by Victoria Percival was launched on 15th October 2018.
Photography by Sarah Ann Wright