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© 2014 By Ashley Wallace
So - why hire a makeup artist or hairstylist for your wedding day?
It's simple really. You've spent thousands (...and then some?) perfecting every other detail, in the hope that they'll be just right on the day. Why neglect yourself? After all, you're the star attraction! Every bride deserves to look flawless and radiant on her wedding day - that means you, too.
Take the guesswork out of looking picture-perfect, and let me help you create the most beautiful version of you - for the photographs that will last a lifetime.
I've trained extensively in many aspects of makeup - from colour theory and placement, to makeup for print, HD filming, and of course - bridal artistry. I've learned the most up-to-date techniques to ensure that I'm completely competent at providing perfect results for your special day, which will last you as long as you need them to.
My kit has been rigorously researched and tested, to ensure it's ready to cope with all types of media - so you'll look just as flawless in person as you will in your photographs and videos. I carry a wide range of products - from high-end brand names that you'll recognise, to niche professional products that you're unlikely to have heard of. Each of them has made it into my kit because they've stood up to my extensive testing, and they meet my high standards in quality. They've lasted all day in poor weather conditions. Held their own in flash photography. Stayed put in our wonderfully varied British weather conditions. Stopped bullets. Well, maybe not the last one - but you get the idea...
Joking aside, having someone take care of your makeup and hair on your wedding day can be the much needed treat that you need after all the effort you've put in to your event planning; and is the finishing touch to the masterpiece you've orchestrated. On the morning of your big day, with the realisation that everything on your 'to-do' list has a big check against it; you can sit back and relax - champagne in hand of course! - while I make you look and feel amazing.
Before the big day...
You'll have a trial consultation with me in my home, lasting up to two hours - this complementary service is included in the overall cost of your wedding makeup. During this time, we'll discuss your requirements for the day, skincare needs, and the overall look you want to achieve. I'll then apply your makeup and style your hair (if you're having this service on the day of your wedding, too), and we'll make sure that you love every detail before it's finished. This trial run gives you the opportunity to understand what you'll look like on the day, and also experience the radiant and long-lasting makeup you'll be wearing. I'll be making notes throughout this process, so that I'm fully prepared on the day itself.
Once your trial is complete and we've agreed the final number of people receiving services on the day of your wedding and your deposit has been paid, I’ll suggest timings for the hair and makeup to take place so that you have peace of mind when it comes to the big day.
For full terms and conditions of booking, please see the below document:
On the day itself...
I'll travel to you, wherever that may be*. We'll already have agreed a 'running schedule' of the morning during your trial, so everything will run seamlessly. Before we begin, I’ll tidy up any stray eyebrow hairs if needed. You'll then have a relaxing cleanse, tone and moisturise to prep your skin to perfection, before receiving your makeup and / or hair treatments. Usually I'll complete other members of your party first - leaving you until last, so that you look your most radiant as you walk down the aisle. I'll also leave you with a small sample of your chosen lip colour, so that you can re-apply throughout the day as necessary.
What's included in the price?
Well, that all depends on the services you choose to have on the day (see my Services page for more information on what's available). If you choose to have makeup and hair on the day of your wedding, here's a run-down of exactly what you'll receive:
Your in-depth pre-wedding trial consultation at my home, lasting up to two hours - during which I'll apply your makeup and style your hair
Travel within a 10 mile radius of NE16 on the day of your wedding (*additional travel is chargeable at 45p per mile thereafter)
Relaxing cleanse, tone and moisturise on the day of your event
Full makeup application on the day of your event
Hairstyling on the day of the event
False strip or individual eyelashes (if required)
Small sample of your chosen lip colour to keep, for touch-ups during the day
Veil, tiara or other hair ornament placement
I want you to do my makeup and hair! How do I book?
Get in touch - I’d love to hear from you! My contact details are at the bottom of every page - or you can fill in this Contact Form if you like. I'll always aim to get back to you within 48 hours. Once I know the details of your day, i'll send you a booking form to sign, and you'll need to leave a 25% deposit, which you're welcome to pay by cash, cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.