Highly experienced in the Wedding and Beauty Industry
I have been running my own Beauty Business since 1996 and I am highly qualified with over 27 years professional experience in the Wedding and Beauty Industry.
From a very early age I have been fascinated with make-up, and practiced make-up on my 'Girls World' in the 1970's and on my class friends at school in the 1980's. I have a natural flair for art and spend much of my free time often painting landscapes, flowers and animals in watercolours, pastels and acrylics. I love the way my artistic talents and creativity comes to life on clients and also on art canvases too.
Originally, I trained at Birmingham College in Beauty Therapy and have received training from leading International Make-up Artist Linda Meredith in the art of professional fashion & Photographic Make-up.
My qualifications include a BTEC National Diploma, City and Guilds, VTCT's, Professional Beauty Academy Certificates in a wide selection of Beauty Treatments and CPPD. I also hold a diploma in Health & Safety, Security and Employment standards along with a teaching certificate.
My experience and employment includes working in Beauty Salons, cosmetic companies including "Body Shop" in my student days, Max Factor and world leading cosmetic house Christian Dior, and also as a hair and Make-up Artist for a famous make-over company for two years, where I received ongoing training in fashion photographic Make-up by celebrity Make-up Artist Claire Ford. I have also applied make-up for Performance Artists to include Singers, Comedians, Magicians for their Comp Cards and also for their performances.
I also have experience in theatrical Make-up and special effects and have produced Make-up for a pop video, have been interviewed ‘Live’ on BBC Radio Shropshire about my business and I have performed a Make-over demonstration live on Stage as part of a Show at a local Theatre. I have also had the opportunity to screen test for Ideal World Shopping Channel.
Specialising in Bridal Make-up is an aspect of my profession that I love. In the last 20 years I have had the pleasure of helping to create beautiful make-up for well over 1500 brides and also their bridesmaids and Mums and I have earned an excellent professional reputation in the beauty and wedding industry. Being a part of someone's special day is lovely and a privilege and making brides look and feel beautiful is a great feeling!
One of my Brides was featured in ‘Brides Magazine’ and my own wedding was featured on Sky Television to a world wide audience, so I know what it's like to be a nervous bride.
My business has been featured in the Daily Telegraph Magazine and I have writen some beauty articles for The Professional Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation, which were published in Highlights magazine- part of the Federation's publications.
Most recently I was asked to provide make-up for speakers at the Weight Watchers UK Conference held at the Telford International Center, there I met and applied the make-up for Jeanine Lemmens, President of Weight Watchers and other high profile company members.
I also enjoy being creative with make-up by being involved and organising creative professional photo shoots, ranging from Bridal to fashion.
I am also a Pro Member of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Some of my recent work also appears on professional Wedding Blogs.
I like to keep up to date and in touch with the latest treatments, products & fashions, so I attend Beauty Exhibitions, Seminars, Conferences and Training Courses.
I'm a FULL member of A.B.T. - Associated Beauty Therapists, I.I.H.H.T. - Member of the International Institute of Health & Holistic Therapies. I am also fully Insured, so you are in safe hands.