Olga first dipped her toe in the cosmetics world in 2004 after attending one of Richard Branson's skincare and cosmetics parties and decided to join the cosmetics company and train up as a Makeup and Skincare consultant.
Her passion for makeup meant she quickly progressed through the ranks of the company being promoted to Group Sales Manager winning 5 star all expenses paid trips to places such as Hong Kong and Reims in France.
Throughout her networking she would always be asked if she could be booked to do wedding makeup so she undertook advanced training within the company and found her niche for making brides feel confident in their skin with the power of makeup.
Olga loves the BeautyLab and Mii Cosmetics range and has most recently undertaken training at the Susan Gerrard Academy to enhance her skills and ensure she is always keeping her product and application knowledge up to date.
Olga deals with all of the enquiries that come in, checks availability within the team and prepares all of the quotes and the associated admin and social media as well as interviewing and recruiting new talent into the team!
In 2017 Olga created Barnet and Boatrace after collaborating on numerous freelance wedding assignments with her longstanding hairdresser and friend Tandee. They have been working together on bridal makeup and hair styling for over 18 years now.
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Tandee has always had a creative flair for hair (and fashion!) ever since first leaving school in 1995 and starting a local apprenticeship at Joanne's Creative Hair Design.
From that moment she hasn't looked back and worked as a hairdresser and stylist in various local hair salons in Bournemouth, Ringwood and Westbourne expanding her knowledge by attending workshops at TONI&GUY and Wella in London.
After having her daughter in 2008 she focussed her skills on her main passion which is wedding hair.
Tandee's top tip for wedding hair: "Avoid a haircut immediately before the wedding day if you've recently had a trial as this can change the end look, and remember to fully wash out your hair conditioner/mask or even skirt for the one occasion. Slimey or too slippery hair on the wedding morning is a definite no no!"
As the business has grown, Olga has built up relationships with other fabulous hair stylists and makeup artists within the area.
Some of our Hair Stylists have worked in popular local salons such as Level, A'Courts, Synergy and Simone Thomas.
We have a total of 13 makeup artists and hair stylists meaning you needn't worry about unexpected illness as we're always likely to have a back up makeup artist or stylist available.
This also means we can collaborate on larger weddings without having getting you and your bridal party out of bed before the dawn chorus!
If you are interested in finding out more about joining the Barnet & Boatrace team as a freelance makeup artist or hair stylist - feel free to get in touch via our careers page. We'd love to hear from you!