Kate - London
My aim is to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere for your special day, ensuring all runs smoothly.
I will work along side you from the start, helping you turn your individual ideas into reality, making sure you look and feel stunning walking down the aisle.
I have extensive experience working in fashion and bridal hair and make up. I initially trained in fashion and media in Ireland and then, feeling inspired by art and fashion, I moved to London in 2010 to train at Delamar Academy.
Working at the 'Urban Retreat Hair Salon' in Harrods when I first came to London helped me hone my hair and makeup skills.
There I worked with some of the biggest names in fashion, media and some royalty too! - namely Sophie Ellis Bextor, Meg Matthews, Ines Sastre, Karren Brady, Alexis Knapp, Charlie Le Mindu and Tony Mc Gee.
My other clients include: The Daily Mail, TV3 Studio (Ireland), The Gloss Magazine, TBWA, London Fashion Week, Harrods, Agent Provocateur, The Vogue Festival, 'Bend Like Beckham' The Musical and Fault Magazine.
You'll find lots of goodies in my kit, these are some of my favs - Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Nars, Makeup Forever, MAC, Hourglass, Chanel, Clairns, Dermalogica, Bioderma, Bumble and Bumble, Eleven Australia and Percy & Reed.
Hiring Kate to do my bridal hair and make-up, apart from marrying my husband, was the best decision I made on my wedding day. Kate delivered above and beyond my expectations - providing me with an edgier and less traditional bridal look that I'd hoped for, even responding to a last minute change to my brief on the morning of my wedding! My make-up was subtle, cool and flattering and I felt beautiful for my entire wedding day, as did the rest of the bridal party whom Kate also worked her magic on. Kate is a skilled professional, she's a pleasure to work with, I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Michelle Horton - London
Kate is skilled, professional and calm. It was also a pleasure and fun to have her around on the 'big day'. She was easy to communicate with by email, organised and punctual. Most importantly though, she made me feel beautiful, comfortable and confident. And all my friends too. She uses high-end products and is extremely knowledgeable about skincare and makeup products and practices. I picked up quite a few tips and have changed my makeup and skincare routine as a result. I can't recommend her enough. You're in the hands of a true expert.
A huge thank you to Kate for making me look my absolute best on my wedding day! She is extremely talented! My hair is very difficult to style being so straight, thick and silky, it takes a miracle for my hair to hold any kind of curl and Kate managed it and not only that but she managed to style it to. Despite me changing the style since having my trial and the wedding day, through a mixture of ideas found on Pinterest she created exactly what I had pictured! As for my make-up, it was amazing! Again, since the trial I had changed slightly what I wanted and she so kindly accommodated, created and me look what every woman wants on her wedding day, a vision of beauty. She had also done my maid of honour’s (sister’s) make-up and did for her as she did for me, make her look amazing too! On the day, Kate brought with her her lovely self, her easy to talk to personality and her calming vibe. I cannot thank you enough for being there on my special day and making me look better than I could've imagined on my wedding day!
Charlotte Fuerte - London
Thank you for working so hard to make us all look beautiful for Emma's wedding. We had a fabulous time and received so many compliments due to all your attention to detail. We are all grateful and hope you'll honour us by returning for Laura's wedding in May. Thank you again
Hannah Bloom - London
Finding the perfect stylist for your wedding can be frustrating and difficult but when you find the right one, it is worth it. I was so thrilled when I found Kate for my wedding, and with such short notice, I was lucky that she was available and very easy going. A joy to work with after a long year of wedding planning! On the day, she was the calming influence I needed and she made me look and feel fantastic which is what you want on your special day. I can and do highly recommend her for bridal and special events. Lovely, friendly and great fun to be around on the morning of your wedding
Tania Tubbs - London
Kate, thanks so much for helping me look so beautiful on my wedding day! I felt like Grace Kelly! You are a beautiful person inside and out. The very best of luck and success in your career - just know you are going to do well and I will be proud to be able to say that I was lucky enough to find you before you made it big. Thanks again for all your time and efforts
Regina - Dublin
Thanks for doing such an amazing job for Lucy’s wedding. All were delighted - Lucy looked amazing, bridesmaids looked enchanting and all of us felt properly spruced up. You were very mellow about the whole thing and it went so smoothly.
Laura Hodgson - London
Thank you Kate for coming, for being incredibly talented in your craft and for making my baby sister look so beautiful. My family are as mad as a bunch of frogs and so glad they didn't intimidate you too much! Thank you clever girl!
Amelia Manning - London