Training at the London College of Makeup and AOFM( Academy of Freelance Makeup) equipped me with a wide range of practical skills enabling me to begin my journey into the world of hair and makeup.
Before turning my hand to hair and makeup I gained a BA degree in Graphic design and Advertising and then went on to complete a Masters degree in Film and Television Production. I have experience working behind the camera for celebrity photographer Rankin and at Atlantic records to name a few.
My personal preference for makeup is natural looking, using the elements that make every individual beautiful, and highlighting these to make each bride feel their best. I also love dramatic creative looks and enjoy the freedom of expression that makeup gives. In my kit you will find a range of brands including Giorgio Armani, Mac, Benefit and Nars.
Being a hair stylist and makeup artist allows me to be creative and help someone to feel their most beautiful. I always aim to interact, keep calm, and to understand the bride’s needs.This is an important and enjoyable part of the wedding experience. My aim is to help make the start of your special day a happy and memorable one.
"On our wedding day you and your team were so completely brilliant. My six (not easily pleased) bridesmaids were all delighted with their hair and make-up and I was over the moon. You made us look like super gorgeous versions of ourselves and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Our hair and make-up also looked great throughout the day and still looked amazing after a long session on the dance floor - I'm not sure how you did it but you definitely worked some magic! But as with the trial it was also just such a pleasure working with you. On a morning that could have been quite stressful, you made us all feel so calm and relaxed (and glamorous!). It really was the perfect start to the day and I am forever grateful to you for that. I couldn't recommend you more highly and I know that my unmarried bridesmaids will be in touch when they need a stylist for their big day."
Helen - London
"Charlie, I really wanted to say a big THANK YOU for doing my wedding make-up, and also that of my bridesmaids and my mum.
I thought they all looked stunning, and we had no-end of comments about how we all looked so pretty and different (should we take that as a compliment? Ha)
I also wanted to thank you sincerely for your general calmness which was definitely appreciated on the morning, not least myself amidst the general chaos. I know that my mother was really pleased and impressed. Thank you so much. "
Chloe - London
"Charlie, thank you so so much for working on myself and my bridesmaids last week. I can't tell you how good I felt and how wonderful the girls looked. It was a joy to have you with us on such an important day and your calming influence really helped to sort my nerves! Thank you again "
Arrabella - Henley on Thames