ABOUT ME

I am a professionally trained hair and make-up artist, based in East Sussex, with over 15 years of experience working in television, film, theatre, bridal and education. I trained at top make-up school, Brushstroke, based at Shepperton Film Studios and I have worked with many leading UK actors, comedians and singers. My clients include Topshop, Bank of America and Royal Opera House and I also work at Glyndebourne Festival Opera each year in the running wigs team.

As a make-up artist, I particularly enjoy enhancing women's natural features and working with clients to achieve their desired look using all the skills and techniques I have learnt over many years. As a hair stylist, I can create a variety of looks, from relaxed vintage hair to structured up-dos. My love of plaits and braids led me to start Braided Belles Hair Workshops, teaching mainly parents how to plait and style their daughter's hair. 

I run a successful bridal business covering Wadhurst in East Sussex and the surrounding areas in Kent, Sussex and Surrey. I am on the recommended suppliers lists at award winning local venues The Bell, Swallows Oast and Wadhurst Castle.
 My bridal work has been mentioned in KENT BRIDES and on leading wedding blogs LOVE SUSSEX WEDDINGS and LOVE MY DRESS.

 

07771 858410

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom

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