P R I N C I P A L S T Y L I S T
Aria - Berkshire
I first trained under the accomplished makeup artist Mai Lee, and have since continued to take masterclasses from talented makeup artists Donna Mee, Lan Nguyen and hair stylist Jan Przemyk.
I have experience working in fashion, beauty, music videos, and tv, some of my memorable experiences include working on Lily Allen & Will Young music videos, doing makeup for Aluna Francis (Aluna George), and having my work featured on the cover of 'London Wedding Magazine'.
Bridal is one of my favourite areas of makeup and hair, I love applying natural looking makeup that enhances facial features as well as being part of a special joyful occasion.
Some of my favourite makeup looks to create are are fresh and bright, smokey eyes, bronzed glow, and for hair, soft textured updos, and half up curls with plaits.
I like using a range of brands, from pro to luxury products and in my kit you can find Nars, Mac, Becca, Burberry, Laura Mercier, Hourglass, GHD, Parlux, L'oreal Professional, Osis+, Windle & Moodie, and more.
Aria was fabulous. She listened to everything I wanted and made sure I was completely happy and she did a brilliant job on the day. My hair and makeup lasted 'til 3 in the morning which was amazing. I had so many compliments on my hair and makeup and one of my friends booked her for own wedding next year. I would definitely recommend. Thank you!
"Aria is a true professional and a great make up artist. She came to my house so that I could have a hair and make-up trial a few months before my wedding day. Aria has a very calming personality, which on your wedding day is just what you want. WhenAria arrived at the hotel on my wedding day she was on time and relaxed. My whole morning therefore very enjoyable. I never had any doubt that my hair and make-up was in good hands; Aria fitted in perfectly, she quietly went about her business making sure I was comfortable and happy with my hair and make-up. Her ability to make sure I had great coverage for my photo's but to continue looking quite natural was incredible. My make-up was subtle but strong to last the long day ahead. I really didn't expect to enjoy being made up so much as I'm not a fussy person; I'm constantly trying to think of another occasion to bookAria! I cannot thank her enough."
“Aria was exactly what I was hoping for in a makeup artist. She took my original ideas and improved them, creating a beautiful modern take on a vintage style. My mum especially praised her calm manner and ability to keep everyone else calm too – an important talent on the morning of your wedding. I would recommend Aria to anyone."
"Aria was such a wonderful, calm presence in the house on the morning of the wedding and I loved the end results on my hair and makeup. Having not slept for two nights before the wedding, Aria managed to pull of a miracle - I looked fresh-faced and felt fabulous. My hair was perfect too, even though it was a hot day and I danced my socks off, my makeup and hair stayed up in one piece the entire time! Just wonderful. My sister-in law was also in love with her makeup ,s o much so, that she felt she looked better than she did on her own wedding day a year before. A huge compliment! I really can't thank Aria enough and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and everyone. she is a star!
"Aria is a fantastic hair and makeup artist! I wasn't sure what hairstyle I wanted and found it difficult to describe, but Aria was so patient during my trial and managed to create my perfect style. On my wedding day, Aria was reliable, professional and, calm which is exactly what you want in all the chaos of getting ready, and the bridesmaids and I absolutely loved how she styled all of our hair. My makeup was exactly what I wanted, enough to stand out in photos but it still looked natural. And both my hair and makeup lasted throughout the whole night until after 1am! I was anxious about having my hair and makeup done, but I could not have been happier with Aria. She was brilliant and I would recommend her to anyone looking for hair and makeup artist!
"Thank you so much for doing my make up and hair on our wedding day. I was so happy with it and just felt wonderful all day, and so confident in how I looked. Everything was exactly as I had hoped and you were such a calming influence on me that morning too. Particularly when you said to try and accept that I feel nervous - that really did actually help! Thank you!"