Wedding Hair & Makeup, Hampshire

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Look your radiant best on your wedding day with my professional and award-winning wedding hair and makeup services. This may be the first time you have had your makeup and hair styled professionally and what an auspicious occasion to do so. No fear, I'm going to walk you through the process, (we don't have to hold hands if you don't want to) and by the end of it, we can do a happy dance together. At that point, if you'd like more hand-holding or just a pleasant chat about your upcoming wedding hair and makeup requirements, I'd love to hear from you.

 

​My wedding hair and makeup services are in packages. Each wedding package includes:

  • A hair and makeup rehearsal in my romantic Edwardian-inspired beauty studio in Aldershot, Hampshire which includes a vintage cream tea experience.

  • Your wedding date securely booked out exclusively for you.

  • 5 star (according to Google reviews) customer service and seasoned wedding supplier to advise you on any wedding matters should you need it. 

  • Award-winning hair and makeup for yourself and bridal party on your wedding day.

  • An experienced, calm hand to keep the atmosphere stress-free and light-hearted.

  • My 26 years experience working with a variety of ages, skin tones, ethnicities and styles.

  • My unofficial fairy godmother service as standard, which means I will be on hand all of the wedding day morning to help you into your dress, guide you through the wedding etiquette, standby with my SOS kit to solve any problems or issues that may arise. All you have to do is relax. Sound good? 

Step 1. Prior to booking

I'm assuming you've been doing some research, and looked at a few hair and/ or makeup artist options.

From the off, let me say that I provide both hair and makeup. Why is that important? Firstly it tends to be cheaper for you to get one company to do both. It means I can accommodate small parties easily. I only have a minimum number of the bride and two other people. If you have a large group then I can provide more artists who are my responsibility and will be instructed on the looks that you have decided upon. And that means you only have to deal with one supplier not two. 

Prior to booking all you need is a wedding date, a venue and the number of other people requiring hair and makeup on the wedding day. Don't worry if you don't have dress details or timings, that can all be decided later. I book out the morning exclusively for you so no-one else will get a look in. A £100 non-returnable deposit is all that is needed to secure your date. This will be deducted from your total balance. 

If you would like to find out availability for your chosen day before reading on. Please use the button below. 

Right from the first phone call to enquire I knew that I could work with Ema. She was friendly and open but what struck me was that she could listen to the ideas I had and then use her vast knowledge to try and make that happen rather than deciding for me how it should be done.

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What are the wedding hair and makeup packages?

The Countess Package. Bridal hair and beauty for you and your most intimate friends. Price from - £700

Hair and makeup for yourself and up to three attendants on your wedding day. This package includes:

  • Your bridal hair and makeup rehearsal in my elegant Edwardian-inspired beauty salon.

  • Up to three guests at your rehearsal.

  • A vintage cream tea in my prettiest china for you and your guests to enjoy at your rehearsal.

  • Your agreed look recreated on your wedding day.

  • Hair and makeup for up to three members of your bridal party.

  • My unofficial fairy godmother service as standard.

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The Duchess Package. Get ready for your wedding at the same time as your closest friends and family. Price from - £1000

Hair and makeup for yourself and up to five attendants on your wedding day. This package includes:

  • Your bridal hair and makeup rehearsal in my elegant Edwardian-inspired beauty salon.

  • Up to three guests at your rehearsal.

  • A vintage cream tea in my prettiest china for you and your guests to enjoy at your rehearsal.

  • Your agreed look recreated on your wedding day.

  • Hair and makeup for up to five members of your bridal party.

  • The help of an additional hair and beauty artist, depending on your wedding day schedule. 

  • My unofficial fairy godmother service as standard.

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The Empress Package. Get ready for your wedding at the same time as all your favourite people. Perfect for brides with big families! Price from - £1400

Hair and makeup for yourself and up to seven attendants on your wedding day. This package includes:

  • Your bridal hair and makeup rehearsal in my elegant Edwardian-inspired beauty salon.

  • Up to three guests at your rehearsal.

  • A vintage cream tea with celebratory fizz in my prettiest china for you and your guests to indulge in at your rehearsal.

  • Your agreed look recreated on your wedding day.

  • Hair and makeup for you and up to seven members of your bridal party.

  • An early evening callback to give you and your bridal party a beautiful boost with a hair and makeup touch-up or subtle restyle.

  • The help of an additional hair and beauty artist. 

  • My unofficial fairy godmother service as standard.

Step 2. Hair and makeup rehearsal

I carry out a hair and makeup rehearsal at my Edwardian beauty studio in Aldershot, Hampshire as part of your package. Your wedding date is already securely booked out exclusively for you. The rehearsal can take place any time you are ready, once you know about yours and your bridesmaids gowns, flowers, headdress and details of the ceremony and where you would like to get ready. It is risk-free and gives you complete control and peace of mind that your date is safe and secure.

What makes the hair and makeup rehearsal so special?

This is the chance for us to really get to know each other and for you to get a feel for how the morning of your wedding will run. 

I will ask you questions about your gown style and colour, your bridesmaids dresses, the hair and makeup you wear day-today. Tell me what ideas you have in mind for your wedding hair and makeup look and what headdress or veil you have. If you have collected images of different bridal looks, we will go through them together to work out what will be best for you. 

Take a seat and relax in my elegant Edwardian-inspired beauty studio as we agree on your bridal hair and makeup with up to three guests of your choice. You’ll enjoy a delicious cream tea in my prettiest china as you chat through your ideas and inspiration. I’ll then take that information to create your look for your big day taking your dress, theme, headdress and so on into account.

 

We’ll work on your look until you’re completely satisfied. Then on the big day itself, your agreed look will be faithfully recreated for you. 

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Step 3. The wedding day

On the day of your wedding I will come to wherever you are getting ready, be it your home, a hotel or the reception venue.

 

Hair and makeup timings and/ or a schedule for the morning will be decided in advance, at your hair and makeup rehearsal. We take into account time for setting up, all hair and makeup applications for you and your attendants, getting dressed and taking photos, plus a bit of extra time for 'just in case'. 

As a general rule, I like to do hair first and then makeup, leaving the bride towards the end. This a great time to get a good playlist going and open a bottle of bubbly, relax and drink in the happy, calm atmosphere. 

Every bride who books my services gets my unofficial fairy godmother service on her big day included as standard. I’ll stay until you’re ready to leave and everyone looks their absolute best. I’ll be there to lend a calm and experienced hand with dressing, emergency repairs and etiquette advice. I can help you fasten those fiddly wedding dress buttons and position the corsages and buttonholes that shaky fingers can’t quite manage. I even make a smashing cup of tea to help calm any nerves and last-minute jitters (normally for the father or mother of the bride!). 

This is me below, fastening the fiddly buttons. I have come across every possible dress type, and even had to sew the odd button or two (and a ripped hemline once) 

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Thank you also for all the extras you helped with - getting into my dress , sewing the zip on last minute, untying knots in my necklace, helping Em out with her bow, helping to put on dads buttonhole when his hands were shaking, helping me to sit comfortably in the horse and carriage, - gosh the list goes on but I truly felt so supported with your calm nature by my side throughout the preparations so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Is this for you?

My hair and makeup packages are for you if any of the following statements apply:

  • You would like to look like the very best version of yourself and not a stranger on your wedding day.

  • You would like some degree of a vintage look. Be it subtly or full on, you love the glamour and sophistication that comes with a timeless look of a bygone era. Maybe you’re a fan of Bridgerton or Downton Abbey like me.

  • You would like a boho look and feel to your wedding. The festival vibe and nature inspired rustic look gives you the freedom and whimsy to look effortlessly natural and free-spirited. Maybe you’re inspired by Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings or Vikings.

  • You would like vegan and cruelty-free brands to reduce the likelihood of skin reactions from poor quality products.

  • You love vintage cream teas and an intimate girly session during your hair and makeup rehearsal. (btw I love The Great British Bake Off, do you?)

  • You would like fabulous hair and makeup from an experienced artist who has a calming and light-hearted influence on the atmosphere. (I’ve been told a number of times I’m like a really helpful friend)

  • You want to feel safe in the knowledge that you have a wedding etiquette expert to guide you through the timings and procedures of the morning. And who has an SOS kit to deal with any possible problem or emergency that may arise. 

  • You are requiring hair and makeup for yourself and a minimum of two other people (they don’t have to be part of your bridal party) 

 

My hair and makeup packages are not for you, if:

  • The hair and makeup is only for yourself. In that case you may want to look at my special event hair and makeup at my home beauty studio in Aldershot, Hampshire. Saturday availability is limited. 

  • You would like the latest Instagram or celebrity look. Only because I believe in creating looks that look like you, not like someone else. 

  • You're not into vintage or boho wedding hair and makeup looks. 

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FAQ's

Can you choose where you get ready?

Yes. Whether it be at your home, your reception venue or a separate hotel. I will come to you on the morning of your wedding day and stay to help you and your attendants get ready and prepared. I will leave as you are about to leave. Remember you have me booked exclusively for your wedding day morning, I won’t be running off and leaving you in the lurch. 

Your rehearsal will take place at my home studio in Aldershot, Hampshire. On the wedding day I travel to you. I cover Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire with no extra cost for travel. West Sussex, Wiltshire, Dorset and London venues further afield may incur a travel cost

Why don't I do a hair and makeup trial?

A hair and makeup trial suggests that if you don’t like the look created with your hair and makeup artist then you waste time and money looking for someone else. If you do like the look they have created then unless you have the trial very early on in your wedding planning, you run the risk your artist may not be available on your wedding day. To cover themselves, they may take a few bookings for the same wedding date until the trials take place and the first person to confirm gets the date.

Wouldn't you like the security of knowing that your wedding date is securely booked and the guarantee that if there is something you don't like or are unsure of during your hair and makeup rehearsal, it will be amended until you are completely satisfied? 

More testimonials and my accolades below

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Caroline M, Ruislip

Have Not Felt That Comfortable With How I Looked Since Childhood. 

Right from the first phone call to enquire I knew that I could work with Ema. She was friendly and open but what struck me was that she could listen to the ideas I had and then use her vast knowledge to try and make that happen rather than deciding for me how it should be done. She suggested starting Pinterest boards of styles I liked so she could get to know me and what I liked. In this way, she managed to make the most beautiful custom hair piece for me. I absolutely love it, as did my husband. It was totally me! During the practise session, we tried a couple of hair styles as I wasn't sure about having my hair down (having initially wanted that). She didn't mind. What was lovely with the makeup was that Ema applied it based on the images I had shown her then we tweaked it to include things like the style of the eyeliner I would ordinarily wear. So, on the day I still looked like me but on a very, very, very good day! On the wedding day, I felt amazing when I looked into the mirror. I have not felt that comfortable with how I looked since childhood and this had a huge bearing on my day and how confident I felt and how I could just enjoy what was going on around me. She is truly a magician! And a thoughtful one at that. She helped me get ready, sorting my petticoat and doing my shoes up. We even returned that evening to a tidy room where she had straightened up for us before she had left. A friend had recommended Ema to me but what a find! I wholeheartedly recommend her for her professionalism and skills but also because of the personality she is. Thank you Ema! 

Nadia R, Basingstoke

Turning You Into A Dream Bride. 

I could not have asked for a better make-up artist and hair stylist for my wedding!!  Ema has the ability to read your personality, listen to your ideas and then translate it all into perfection!  She doesn’t just do what you ask, she advises on how to achieve it in the best possible way, so it complements you, enhancing your best features and turning you into a dream bride.  On the day she took charge but in a very calm, professional way, guiding everyone in the right direction in order for everything to be stress free, from hair and make-up to putting the dress on, sorting the buttonholes and packing me into the car.  She single handed orchestrated my morning of preparation for my most special day.  Even my mum, who I thought was going to be very difficult, having said she didn’t want any make-up and hair done, said that she felt so relaxed while her make-up was done.  That has never happened before!!  The other element that is very important is Ema’s brilliant communication with the bride, not just on the day, but in all the preparation leading up to the day. We created my look together.  I felt I was listened to and in control, as one of my big fears was to not look the way I wanted to look on the day, and also knowing that the look suited me.  With Ema I didn’t have to worry about this, and for me this sort of communication was the key. I felt in safe hands, hands of the person who knows all the tricks and knows exactly what she is doing. I made my mind up in the first few minutes of my trial.

Thank you so much Ema! I have already started recommending you to all my friends who are getting married soon. You are simply the best!

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Genevieve S, Swallowfield

Like Seeing An Old Friend At Exactly The Right Time.

‘From start to finish, I was so impressed and inspired by Ema's service. She truly listened to what my (very vague and unhelpful!) vision was, and managed to reflect that in the make-up she offered, the styles she used, and the guidance she gave. On the day itself, Ema was so reassuring and warm - it was like seeing an old friend at exactly the right time, though we had only met once before! I had wanted something natural and dewy, but with enough definition. Ema advised me carefully about what was important in order for the make-up and hair to last perfectly throughout the wedding day, without being too heavy. And indeed, everything did last perfectly all day! I only once or twice topped up my lipstick the whole time. The makeup was light and breathable, and neither my face nor hair felt 'stiff' despite the artistic creativity it had received! I am so grateful to Ema for making this aspect of my wedding day as beautiful and meaningful as the rest.’