In 2017 Olga set up Barnet & Boatrace after collaborating on many freelance wedding assignments with her long standing hairdresser and friend of 25 years, Tandee.
As the business has grown, Olga has built up relationships with other hair stylists and makeup artists and added them to her trusted friendly and reliable team. Barnet and Boatrace has a total of 8 makeup artists and hair stylists in the Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and New Forest area always meaning there is always a back up hair stylist or makeup artist to rely on if someone is unexpectedly taken ill or advised to self isolate.
Left to Right: Louise, Olga, Louisa, Charlie, Rebecca, Tandee and Jo
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!
FOUNDER & head Makeup artist
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 and checks availability within the team and prepares all of the quotes and also does all of the associated admin and social media.
head HAIR STYLIST/master technician
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, slimey hair on the wedding morning is a no no!"
Graduate Makeup artist & hair stylist
Rebecca (she also answers to Becks or Becca) started her make up and hair journey when she was just 16 years old. Studying hair and make up at college, and then graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth where she was awarded a 1st Class honours degree in Hair and Make up for media and performance!
Over her time of studying she fell in love with bridal and editorial make up and hair. She is also a multi skilled artist who has specialised in wig making/styling, special effect make up, face painting and more.
She has worked for companies such as Goodwood revival and Viper 10 XXV sportswear working on GB Hockey players (Anna Toman and Emily Defroand) as well as Rugby Players (Henry Purdy and Tom Seabrook)
Becca's top tip for bridal hair and makeup:
"Always make sure you feel yourself and not a different version with your final outcome!"
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