Ash - London
I enrolled myself on to the Lubna Rafiq Bridal Academy training course in 2010 and upon completion I began working part time at a modelling agency performing makeovers for portfolio studio shoots. Spending almost 2 years working alongside a number of talented models, stylists and photographers allowed me to develop my artistry skills and kick-start what has now proven to be a fulfilling and successful career as a professional hairstylist and make-up artist.
In the last few years, not only have I had the privilege of travelling abroad with my photographer husband for destination bridal appointments but I have also worked as the head hairstylist and make-up artist for over 3 years on the globally established channel Zee TV.
I have participated on several catalogue shoots, catwalk productions, charity events and commercial projects and now proudly hold numerous bridal and fashion magazine features under my belt including publications in Asian Bride, Elléments and Institute Magazine.
I am currently a chosen freelance artist for Charlotte Tilbury and Stila Cosmetics. And occasionally assist Vo5, Tresemme and Toni & Guy with pop-up promo's and in-store events.
Regularly attending development courses and refresher masterclasses to continually improve my skills and finesse my art of make-up; I simply wish to offer each of my brides/clients an unforgettable and personally tailored experience for a day considered their own.
I booked Ash for the first time and have to say I was very impressed! Ash is very professional - quick responses to queries, arriving on time, well maintained kit etc. She was really good (and patient) at understanding my requirements and I was delighted with the end look. I received numerous compliments on my hair/makeup and will definitely be booking Ash again!
I have honestly had the best experience working with Ash! Not only was she incredibly friendly but her work is just beautiful! Absolutely loved both my hair and makeup, 1000% would recommend her to everyone. Biggest 5 stars from me.
Ash did my hair and make up for my Indian Engagement Ceremony. From the moment, I met Ash at my trial she made me feel calm and comfortable and this is all down to Ashs approachable and down to earth personality.
I don't wear too much make up generally, so was a bit nervous of not looking like me on the day but you created a look that I felt completely happy with and it literally lasted the whole day.
Ash, you're definitely someone I'd recommend to all my friends and family and thank you for making me feel like a superstar.
Ash was booked to do our makeup for a family wedding.... wow all three of us were so pleased with what she did! Ash was very professional and friendly. She listened to what we wanted and provided guidance but left the final decision to us. I highly recommend Ash and definitely would not hesitate in using her services again.
I booked Ash to do my make up for all of my wedding events! I was so happy with every single look she created on me. She not only listened to what I wanted but really understood my skin type and the best products for it. Ash thank you for making me look and feel incredible and it was so much fun spending so much time with you. I cannot wait to use you again in the future!