Before I get to know you a little better, I thought you’d like to know a bit about me and what I do. Having started out as a portrait artist I decided to concentrate my creative talents on becoming a hair and makeup artist, a career that would combine two passions of mine art and fashion. After graduating I tried my hand within several areas of the industry including TV and film, but left this to focus on launching my bridal company and working behind the scenes on photo shoots in the fashion industry.
I currently split my time between my bridal company and freelancing for fashion and commercial clients. I have created hair and makeup looks for many prestigious brands including Karen Millen, Oasis, Warehouse and Anthropologie. Having experience within both the wedding and fashion industries means I can unite these skills to create effortlessly beautiful looks to suit any modern bride. My fashion background also means I am able to produce gorgeous wedding hair and makeup looks that will look great in both real life and your photographs.
Lauren, you are so talented and so professional – you were calm and patient with a permanent smile on your face, which relaxed us all.
I know that the modern day bride doesn’t necessarily want to look too “bridal”. We’re moving away from overly structured updos and outdated makeup trends and wanting something cooler with a fashion forward edge. I like to take a modern approach to wedding hair and makeup, putting a contemporary twist on classic styles.
I believe in letting your natural beauty shine through by enhancing your features rather than hiding them under a mask of excessive make up. For me, skin should look effortlessly fresh and natural. I like to create that bridal glow (without looking shiny!). Hair should have texture and movement and not be hairsprayed within an inch of its life!
It’s important to still feel like “you” on your wedding day. Your hair and makeup should reflect your personality and own style. I take a friendly, relaxed approach with my brides. I like to get to know them, listening to them, finding out who they are and what kind of style they’re after. I use this information along with my professional input to create a bespoke look that will compliment and enhance my bride’s natural beauty. My bride’s can be confident that they will not only look amazing but still feel like themselves (but an even better version!).
So, if you’re a modern day bride looking for a friendly artist to create effortlessly beautiful hair and makeup for your wedding day then I’d love to hear from you!