Having spent many years studying Art and Design I took the typical route and ended up doing something completely different with my life. Years later I rediscovered my love for art and design, I exhibited and even managed to sell some of my art work!
In 2016 I got married and loved planning our wedding, especially the hair and makeup part. I soon realised that I could combine my artistic flair, love and skill with bridal hair and makeup.
I'm country girl at heart and my love for animals and the environment shines through in the passion I have for not allowing animals to suffer for our benefit and the trade.
All of the products I use are cruelty free and many are vegan friendly, I also try to use British products where possible to minimise the impact on the environment.
My professional background helps me to understand and listen to what brides really want and I take this responsibility very seriously.
I cover Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London. I am VTCT level 2 trained in Makeup at Sarah Artistry and trained at the Lisa Alger Academy for hair.
Laura is an exceptionally talented hair and makeup artist with a wonderfully funny and relaxed personality making her the dream artist for your big day - Dr Sheeren Ajab Pendley Manor
First and foremost I am an animal lover and I strongly believe that animals should not suffer for our beauty by condemning them to a life of pure misery.
A lot of people I speak to have a misconception that if a product is Cruelty Free, Vegan, ‘Green’ or Ethically Sourced then the product becomes an inferior brand, this really simple is not true. I use some incredible brands such as Illamasqua, Hellen E, Charlote Tilbury, Cosmetic A La Carte, Urban Decay, Kat Von D, Liz Earle and The Ordinary to name a few. The cosmetic and beauty industry are taking great leaps in working towards eradicating this old fashion and quite frankly a cruel practice.
Laura was such a pleasure to have as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding. Professional, friendly, relaxed and she did an amazing job for both my hair and makeup
Martina A 2022
I create a relaxed and enjoyable experience, taking all the stress and worry away that you may have around your makeup and skin care routine leading up to and on your wedding day. I want you to be completely happy during your appointment and also with your finished look! I test all the brands that I use, to ensure that they live up to your expectations as a client and to mine being the makeup artist. My goal is to provide a fun and friendly environment while helping you look fabulous for your special day.
The trial and wedding morning were so relaxed, like getting ready with friends. I had so many compliments on how beautiful my hair looked and it lasted all day, even after 3 hours on the dance floor! I honestly can’t recommend and thank Laura enough. Wendy Blick
I will arrive early to set up and to be ready for the arrival of your bridal party.
MOB/MOG/ GRANDMAS/ STEP MUMS
MOB/MOG/ GRANDMAS/ STEP MUMS
Other Wedding Party guests
Lip gloss and blusher
Bridal Trial for makeup or hair last for approx. 2 hours, we will go through two different looks. This will give me precious time to listen to you and what you want.
Bridal Trial for hair and makeup last for approx. 3 - 4 hours,. This will give me precious time to listen to you and what you want and go through your hair style and makeup look requirements.
Bridesmaids and mother of the bride trial typically last for an hour for makeup and another hour for hair, they are priced individually
In the instance that the Client is under the age of 18 years old, Parental Consent will be required in the form of a completed Parental Consent form. You agree that I may use any photography for publicity and marketing purposes this includes, but is not limited to the my website and social media pages. I reserve the right to amend or modify these Terms as necessary
It starts here and its easy as cherry pie!
Once you make an enquiry we can discuss your requirements via telephone or email..
If I am not available on your required day then I will give you the details of a trusted MUA that I can recommend.
Once agreed, I would require a non-refundable £100 deposit to secure your date in the diary. I will then send you confirmation of your booking. That's it - done, see, easy peasy!!
Next stage - book a trial
Trials generally take place at my home and last between 2 - 4 hours depending on what service you would like. I will be in contact a few days before your trial to make sure all is ok.
Leading up to your trial think about what you like, look on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. Please remember though that many of those images are heavily edited, wrinkles and fine lines are normal!
Your trial is there to experiment with styles and colours and to ensure you are happy with your look.
Any remaining balance must be paid no later than 10 days prior to your wedding date.
That's it, a quick run through on the process!
Mileage is charged at a rate of 55p per mile per round trip from my address CM23 Any additional parking and / or congestion charges are also payable.
If it is not practical to travel on the day of your event i.e. limited time available on the morning of your wedding/event, or severe weather conditions have been forecast then hotel accommodation will be required and paid for by the client.
I of course hope that you do not need to use this section, however I do understand that sometimes things happen and you may need to cancel your booking.
Deposits and trial fees are non-refundable.
• Cancellation of either hair or makeup or both prior to your wedding will incur charges.
5 months prior will incur a 25% charge of your final amount owing.
4 months prior will incur a 50% charge of your final amount owing.
3 months prior will incur a 75% charge of your final amount owing.
2 months prior will incur a 100% charge of your final amount owing.
If you decide to cancel your booking after your trial has taken place, the deposit will be retained along with trial costs.
In exceptional circumstances I may need to cancel a booking. This has never happened before and I hope it never will. However, in the event that I need to cancel a booking all attempts to find an alternative artist will be made. If this is not possible or is unacceptable to you then your deposit will be refunded.
All cancellations must be made in writing.
CHANGE TO NUMBER WITHIN THE QUOTED BRIDAL PARTY
Please notify myself if you would like any further services on the day, I will try my best to accommodate those individuals, however, if time is not on our side, I may not be able to. If you would like to remove any of the listed names, full payment is expected, however, If you would like to change names of those who are having hair and makeup done and numbers remain the same, then that is not a problem, please just let me know. If you would like more numbers on the day, please advise as soon as possible, I will of course try to accommodate this request, however, it may not be possible to carry this out on my own and i will make enquiries with other HMUA to see if they are available, a surcharge of £50 will be applicable if they are.
Do you need makeup for an upcoming special event? Are you interested in a makeup class to help you improve your daily look? Send us a message, and let us know how we can help.