With the energy and excitement in the air on a wedding day it's always an honour as a professional Wedding Makeup Artist and Bridal Hair Stylist to be part of a brides special day.
The most satisfying thing is seeing the transformation of each individual as we work our magic, creating the perfect look for the bride and her bridesmaids.
Each wedding is unique. We get to travel to some of the finest venues in Dorset and Hampshire. However, one thing remains the same, the questions we get asked whilst you're sat in the Hair and Makeup Chair...!
1. Has Anyone Ever Hated their Hair or Makeup?
Our survey says..... no (touch wood!) However, we do always encourage our clients to be as honest as possible taking the mirror to look at their skin and hair in different lighting to take it all in (especially if it's their first time having their hair and makeup applied professionally) and to feed back any tweaks or changes which we always allow a little time for to do at the end.
Our Lead Makeup Artist Olga and Head Stylist Tandee have over 20 years experience each with the rest of the team averaging 10 years experience each and are well trained to take any criticism on the chin! No holds barred here!
After hair has been styled and the makeover completed, our brides feel beautiful, confident and ready to walk down the aisle with their heads held high ready to step into their new life as a Mrs!
2. What's Our Favourite Getting Ready Venue?
As professional makeup artists and hair stylists, we have been fortunate enough to visit a variety of wedding venues throughout Dorset and Hampshire.
We're lucky enough to live so close to some of the most fantastic 4 star beachfront hotels such as The Cumberland and The Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth as well as The Sandbanks Hotel, The Haven Hotel, The Harbour Heights Hotel all in Poole as well as Studland Bay House with breathtaking views overlooking The Purbecks, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, Old Harry Rocks and Studland.
We're also used to travelling to wedding locations in the sticks (Sat Nav is a blessing!) as well as venues in the middle of the New Forest such as Rhinefield House and Careys Manor in Brockenhurst and The Masters Building at Bucklers Hard
Each location brings its own unique challenges and beauty so it can be difficult to choose a favourite one!
Emily Hunter freelance makeup artist and stylist for Barnet and Boatrace says, "My favourite venue has to be Sopley Mill as it has a really tranquil timeless feel about it. There is a also a beautiful view of the river from the bridal suite window which has good natural lighting for makeup. The sound of the river in the background creates a nice relaxing atmosphere on a wedding morning."
3. What's the Cutest Wedding Moment?
It has to be when animals are involved! When the brides pet dog is on the guest list all dressed for the occasion often with the role as a ring bearer too!
If you're still on the search looking for your perfect Wedding Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist in Bournemouth, Poole or Christchurch or even further afield then feel free to get in touch.
Our friendly team is ready to hear your plans and be part of your day!
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