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Natasha L

High Wycomb

[Wedding Makeup]

Ema, I just want to thank you for the fantastic job you did with my bridal makeup. I have for many years worried who could ever cover years of acne scarring and make me feel beautiful on my wedding day and just for one day not worry about it! Well you definitely made me feel beautiful and for the first time in years I didn't feel uncomfortable about anyone standing too close to me and seeing all my imperfections! 

Also a huge thank you for staying and helping me get into my dress when my mum and bridesmaids realised we had no idea what we were doing and needed an extra pair of hands!! You went way over and above what you were expected to do and you made what could've been a very stressful time very funny and thank god you did as I would've been late to the church! 

Thank you again xxx

Claire Smith Photography


Your warmth and personality instantly put clients at ease.  [Commercial Hair & Makeup]


As a professional photographer who often finds herself capturing portraits for people, working with such a talented hair and makeup artist is a true joy! Your skills are exceptional, and your warmth and personality instantly put clients at ease and make the experience such fun for everyone!


On a personal note, I love your eyelash extension treatment too!! :-)

Jeannie S


The customer experience you receive is outstanding.  [Makeup Lesson]


Ema has been my makeup consultant for a year now and she is absolutely brilliant. Her ability to choose the right colours for you is amazing and the look that she creates gives confidence and style. She is easy to work with and the customer experience that you receive is outstanding.

Caroline M


Have Not Felt That Comfortable With How I Looked Since Childhood.  [Wedding Hair & Makeup]

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! 

Amanda W


After daughter’s prom.  [Prom Hair & Makeup]

I booked Ema to do my daughter's hair and make-up for her prom.  My daughter has very thick, heavy hair and Ema created an absolutely magical effect.  Her make-up was gorgeous, and my daughter loved it, which was no mean feat as she knows what she likes(!) and doesn't tend to wear much makeup day to day. While being extremely professional, the whole experience was fun and Ema went out of her way to make my daughter feel at ease.  I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ema to work her magic on you for a prom, wedding, or any other occasion where you want to feel a million dollars and look it too.

Lori A


[Wedding Hair & Makeup]

I don’t know what I would have done without you on my wedding day! From doing my hair and
makeup, manicure and pedicure (twice!) to helping me get into my dress and sewing it back
together! You were just amazing! I can’t thank you enough for everything you did, you were a star!

Nadia R


Turning You Into A Dream Bride.  [Wedding Hair & Makeup]

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!

Meriel S


After A Makeup Lesson With Two Teenage Girls. [Makeup Lesson]

I just wanted to send you a note to say how fabulous your session with the girls was, they were both so thrilled to get some formal instruction (not Mum) and feel confident to do everything properly and with some clarity and style.


Thank you so much for your time and how lovely you were with them both, it really was a wonderful gift and you did everything so beautifully.


Thanks again,


Best wishes,


Meriel :-)

Jamila P


[Wedding Hair & Makeup] 

‘Thank you for making me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt on my wedding day you did a perfect job.’

Aimee W


I Felt Like A Princess.  [Wedding Hair & Makeup]

I knew Ema would be the right artist to my do my hair and make up for my wedding day the first time I met her at my house when she came around for my bridal trial. She was so friendly and made me feel at ease straight away. On the wedding morning, she arrived promptly with all her kit ready to make me and my bridal party look beautiful! Nothing was too much for her and she made sure I felt calm throughout the morning. Ema is amazing at what she does and followed what I asked for at the trial to a tee! When she finished I felt like a princess and she even helped me in to my dress afterwards! I can't thank Ema enough for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day and I would definitely recommend her to all my future bride friends!

Jessica S


5 Stars Facebook Review.  [Beauty Treatments]

I had an amazing facial with Ema this last week and some great comments from others on how good my skin looked! Looking forward to having my nails done next and booked a mummy/daughter session for the school holidays too – very exciting. Highly recommend for some pampering.

Dawn T


[Beauty Treatments]

Ema is a talented beauty professional. She is reliable and efficient. She puts her clients totally at ease - I never imagined I could look forward to a leg wax but I do!

Anna P


After Wedding Hair & Makeup.  [Wedding Hair & Makeup]

I just wanted to say a big thank you on Friday for the stunning makeup and hair. Everyone was commenting how beautiful we looked!

Genevieve S


[Wedding Hair & Makeup]

 ‘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.’

Philippa O

Hemel Hempstead

[Wedding Hair & Makeup]

'I felt very glamorous, which is the look I had asked for, and my make up was obvious which was also my request as I didn't want a subtle or natural look. I felt amazing on my wedding day! Ema also made my tiara, my evening earrings and my bridesmaids' earrings and necklace. Together we planned the design of the jewellery and the colour theme to blend in with the rest of the wedding. Ema was a great listener and provided a very reliable and supportive service.'

Karen Fitsimmons – Owner of Stardust Years Vintage Fashion


[Makeup Demonstration]

Ema, thank you so much for coming to our shop to give a talk and demonstration about make-up in the
1960s.    It was great to have those different 60s looks put into a social context – and you made it fun!
 Clare, our customer and model told me she felt fantastic in her Swinging Sixties make-up; she certainly
looked fantastic.  In a little shop like ours, people can feel a bit intimidated with experts, but your natural
warmth put us all at ease. The feedback from my customers was terrific.  Please come back!

Claire P


[Wedding Makeup]

‘I wanted to say a big thank you for doing my makeup and my bridesmaids, we absolutely loved it everybody commented on how lovely my makeup looked. 
I would definitely recommend you to anybody who was looking for a makeup artist.’

Sally S


5 Stars Facebook Review.  [Beauty Treatments]

What a lovely lady! Excellent communication, lighthearted and funny. Came to our house to pierce my sons ear, extremely friendly and professional and made my son feel completely at ease. Would 100% recommend.

Sylvia P


What I find so reassuring is the knowledge and depth of what you know.  [Beauty Treatments]

What can l say other than a very big thank you, my hair and makeup looked great and l felt an exceptionally proud nanny at my granddaughters wedding.  Ema you gave me the confidence of knowing that my hair and makeup was professionally done which in turn gave me a feeling of wellbeing, knowing l started off the day looking professionally turned wasn't just the start of the day it lasted well into the evening.  I felt so relaxed in your company and reassured each step of the way, since then l have continued to have appointments on a regular basis, my skin looks so much better. Your professionalism, knowledge and personality is reassuring which puts me in a state of relaxation. What l find so reassuring is the knowledge and depth of what you know about skin through to reflexology, it’s just so fascinating. I can only think it’s the love of what you do that gives you the passion to follow each case so intensely.

Janine D


[Wedding Hair Accessories]

'Ema, thank you so much for our spectacular wedding accessories!! They have truly exceeded my expectations, not that I didn’t think you were great but they are just amazing.'

Nicky V


It Lasted The Whole Day And Night.  [Wedding Hair & Makeup]

Have been meaning to email you to say a big massive thank you for all your help getting ready for my wedding. We all absolutely loved our hair and makeup and it all lasted the whole day and night despite our best efforts to ruin it with crazy dancing in the heat!

Nikita R


[Wedding Hair & Makeup] 

‘I am writing to formally thank you for your services, the day was the best day of my life, and would not have been the same without your contribution! I truly felt beautiful and aside from the hair and makeup which was perfect, you were just a lovely person to have around, calming and sweet and I had a lot of fun with you!’

Susan B


After a professional headshot.  [Commercial Hair & Makeup]


Last year I needed a new head shot.  It was hot summer and as a professional gardener I had a skin tone that ranged from very white where my hat sits to weathered cheeks.  I needed Ema’s help to look good and she did a brilliant job of evening my completion without smothering me in makeup, so you could still see my freckles and I looked like a polished version of myself. Ema made the makeup and hair session feel like a treat rather than a necessity before meeting the photographer and gave me the confidence to shine in my photos.  I was so impressed that I have booked Ema to do my daughter and her friends makeup and hair for Prom.

Linda H


After A Professional Head-Shot.  [Commercial Hair & Makeup]

I had so many comments from people about how I looked (good that is!) after the make-up session for my photo-shoot with Sarah Angel Photography. Ema Doherty certainly worked her magic and gave me a lovely, natural look. Thanks to you both, such a lovely morning spent with you.

Carl R


Relentless desire to get something right.  [Beauty Treatments]


I have known Ema for what feels like half a lifetime now. She is always so lively and vivacious that it's hard to be in a bad mood when she is around. I have always admired her hard work and dedication and her relentless desire to get something right if perhaps the initial results prove disappointing. In my case, Ema was determined to find a product that worked for me after several less than inspiring attempts with her preferred product. She really knows her products but is not afraid to go looking if her preferred options aren't right. That attention to detail, and the fact that as a client, I feel she cares as much as I do makes me feel very comfortable, so much so that I wouldn't feel right going to anyone else.

Claire H


[Wedding Makeup]

‘Ema, thank you so much for doing my make up on my wedding day. I never normally wear much make-up, but you chose exactly the right look for me so I still looked natural but felt like a glamorous bride.

I knew I was in good hands, which helped keep the nice relaxed atmosphere I wanted on my wedding day. It was perfect! I would recommend you to everyone! Thanks so much for all your help with the trial and wedding day!’

Lucie B


[Wedding Hair & Makeup]

 ‘Thank you so much for all your help at the wedding, it was lovely to spend the morning with such a nice person! All of our makeup and hair looked great and lasted until midnight without even a touch up!!!’

Michelle Y


[Wedding Hair, Makeup & Accessories]

'Ema transformed me (from what I am normally a tomboy) into an absolutely stunning bride. My hair was stunning and my makeup was divine, Ema also helped me into my dress and once everything had come together I felt like a princess. I would recommend Ema to anyone with her very calm aura around her.' 

Thalia S


[Wedding Makeup]

'A huge thank you for your amazing work on my wedding day. I am so glad that you were able to be there on my special day. We all absolutely loved our makeup, you did such a fantastic job. All the bridesmaids and mums were also really pleased.

It made life so easy having you there on such a big day. I was so relaxed and stress free knowing that I was in your expert hands. My make up stayed in place all day long and didn’t move an inch even after I cried all the way through the speeches. I don’t know what I would have done without you on my wedding day.'

Jacqueline P


[Wedding Hair & Makeup]

‘I would like to thank you for everything you did to help Sophie and all of her special ladies look so lovely on the day. Sophie's hair looked so beautiful and the curls stayed in all day! She had so many lovely comments about it. Mostly, I am truly grateful for your amazing professionalism and attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble and your experience was so valuable. A really huge thank you from me and from Sophie and the girls too.  You did a fantastic job and I am so grateful for you being there.’

Christina L


[Wedding Makeup]

‘Thank you again so much for my lovely make up. I felt great.’

Rakhi S


[Wedding Hair & Makeup]

Just a note to say a huge thank you for doing my makeup and hair on my wedding day. It was lovely
to spend the morning with you, you really helped me to stay calm and thank you so much for helping

me with my dress. My makeup and hair looked fabulous (if I may say so myself!) and we had such a
brilliant day.

Lorraine T


[Makeup Lesson]

Ema provided me with my personal make up styling session. Being a mature lady, I believed I knew make
up and how to apply it. However, I was wrong as Ema advised of techniques, ways of applying it and many
hints and tips of good skin care and much more! I have full trust in her knowledge and abilities and still use
my new-found techniques. Thank you Ema, I know where to come for advice and a pamper session!

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