I've worked in the hair and makeup industry for over 9 years and it still doesn't feel like a job - I truly enjoy each booking as much as I did when I first started.
After studying Graphic Design & Advertising at university, I went on to complete a Masters Degree in Film and Television Production.
Once I graduated I began working for Rankin (photographer) in London, filming and editing on his creative team. Whilst working there on high-end fashion and celebrity photoshoots, I realised a new love for hair and makeup styling.
I re-trained and worked my way into the industry. During this time I also managed to secure a position as wedding planner at a beautiful venue in Oxfordshire. I really know about weddings !!!
I recently moved on from this position and am now working 2 days a week as assistant to an international fashion designer. This allows me ample time and space to invest in my true love, hair & makeup.
In my free time I am always working on some project or other and love a good Pinterest craft session. I live in Henley on Thames with my fiance and our fluffy pup - Risotto.
My kit contains an abundance of high-end products, favouring brands such as Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury to name a few.
The most important thing for me is that each client or bride feels their most beautiful and comfortable in their skin. I work with each person individually to create the look of their dreams for their big day - smiling and laughing along the way.
"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