Antonia - Berkshire
I knew from the age of 14 that I wanted to be a makeup artist. What I didn’t know until I went to The London College of Fashion is that I had a complete passion and natural talent for hairstyling. That was a surprise!! Consequently my first job took me into the world of theatre in the West End and after two years I then moved to Granada Television in Manchester where I worked on various TV programs.
I realised very quickly that I could really put my talents to good use working with brides and the biggest joy of being in this industry is how amazing you can make someone feel and really contribute to such an important day.
My ethos is to always enhance someone’s natural beauty, not disguise it with layers of heavy product. Drawing out information from each bride enables me to create a look that is unique to them so communication is key.
I am passionate about products, particularly skincare and I’m always trying out the latest cosmetics.
Thank you so much! I have never been so happy with my hair and makeup after a professional has done it for me. I knew instantly when I met you that everything would be perfect. You were so calm and courteous to my questions and ideas, I felt instantly confident that it would be just the way I had hoped. Beyond me, my mum and bridesmaids looked fabulous! From helping my mum with thoughts and ideas in April, to executing 5 up-dos and makeup in one morning, you and Fran were just brilliant. We all had so many compliments, so thank you! Jenn
I feel so incredibly lucky to have experienced Antonia's talents for my wedding. From the moment I rang her to make an initial enquiry, through to my trial and on the day itself she has been an absolutely pleasure to work with - warm, friendly, caring, a calming influence on the morning of the wedding, and so so talented. She really took the time to listen and understand how I'd like my hair and make up, and what feels most natural to me. I wanted to feel glam for the day, but also still feel and look like me and was initially worried about feeling 'caked' in make up. She delivered everything I wanted and more...Skincare advice and product recommendations in the run up to the wedding and when the day itself came around I felt amazing and still like myself. The make up products were light, fresh and comfortable, expertly applied and they lasted right through to the early hours of the morning with not a single touch up (other than lip gloss after eating) needed. Antonia gave me great advice and consultancy on my hair style throughout the prep period as I couldn't decide between fresh flowers or a hair piece. In the end, we used fresh flowers and she created something on the day that I absolutely loved without a brief - she was that much in tune with the theme and style of the day. All of our hairstyles (myself, 3 bridesmaids and my Mum) were still in tip-top condition by the end of the night! What a lovely lady and what a wonderful business. I can't recommend Antonia enough. Next up, I'm keen to book in for some of her make-up lessons...!
Hannah . R on 4 November 2019
Antonia did my hair and make up for me on my wedding day and reception evening. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Antonia. The hair and makeup was exactly how I imagined it to be. I felt like myself. Antonia was calming presence on the day. She is one of the most professional people I have met and truly talented. I would definitely recommend Antonia. I would like to thank her for making my day so special.
Kiran . B on 20 September 2019
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your skilled make up and hair for Erin and myself last Saturday. Erin looked gorgeous and didn't stop smiling all day. We had a wonderful day. Thank you so much for helping us feel so special.
Debbie . C on 2 August 2019
Antonia did the hair and make up for me and my sister for my wedding in Pangbourne in August 2018. She was just brilliant; so professional and such an artist. Although me and my sister wanted very different styles she took it all in her stride and gave us both exactly what we wanted. She was such a calming presence in the morning for me, my sister and my Mum! I couldn't believe how gorgeous we all looked for the whole evening despite the rain and a lot of ceilidh dancing!! Thank you so much!!
Claudia Boshier on 11 January 2019
I can’t thank you enough for helping to make me look like the best version of myself on my wedding day. I love how natural my makeup was and my hair was perfect and stayed put all day, even through some fairly vigorous dancing!!! You were such a calm and relaxed person to have around on the day, which was very much needed!
Thank you so, so much for doing my hair and makeup on the 2nd June. Not only did you make me and my bridesmaids look beautiful, you were a delight to have around on a very special and personal morning. I LOVED my makeup. I’ve never felt more beautiful and my hair with the extensions was everything I dreamed of. Most definitely worth the money! I know my bridesmaids were really happy also and my sister won’t stop talking about the makeup brand you used! You did an amazing job, thank you.