I qualified with a diploma in photographic and fashion make-up in 1999. I also trained in hair at London College of Fashion and have completed a Kevin Fortune blow drying course.
I started out working at Toni & Guy alongside the art team on fashion shoots and also in store.
I then went to work and train with Laura Mercier as a regional make-up artist working all over the country on events.
I am now a full time freelance hair and make-up artist.
My clients include ITV2, Channel 4, Google events, Jaguar,
Aveda events, Bumble and Bumble events.
I have also worked for London and Paris Fashion weeks.
I now love working on weddings and I pride myself on the ability to deliver exactly what my bride wants.
I am a calm but upbeat person who loves to be part of the wedding day preparations.
I use only the best products on the high street, and I also have mineral based products in my kit for more sensitive skin.
I could not be with out my Nars primer and Mac fixing spray for staying power as well as my Geurlain bronzer, Dior satin eye shadows and I love Tom Ford Lipsticks.
I am based near Rochester and can travel to all areas in Kent, London, Sussex and Essex.
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for doing my wedding hair and makeup- and to your assistant too. It was so lovely having you play such an important part in the day and you were both so calm and relaxed about everything which made everyone feel at ease. The hair and makeup was perfect and exactly what was wanted. I felt very beautiful and I think everyone else did too."
"Catherine, Jennifer and I have got nothing but high praise for you and very fond memories of the two mornings we spent in your company last year - Catherine's wedding morning and my son, their brothers wedding morning.
You not only made us all feel truly glamorous, but also relaxed and confident that we looked our very best. I think we all really enjoyed the feeling of being pampered by you and throughout both mornings we felt totally at ease and as if everything was completely under control. You were absolutley brilliant at being fun and a good laugh whilst still maintaining total professionalism.
Even though Jennifer and I had not had trial runs, you listened to what we asked for and delivered perfectly - you didnt try to impose your ideas on us but were willing to give your opinion or advise when asked. I was particularly impressed by your willingness to help in lots of small ways that weren't part of the remit such as helping Catherine lace her dress, fixing my hat and even concealing the burn mark on my son, the groom's face and the spot on his ushers face in the case of the second wedding. You were a real star and I know the boys loved you!
I am absolutely confident that any bride who chooses you to do her hair and make-up will not be disappointed - your cool, calm, professionalism combined with your fun, friendly personality provides the perfect start to any wedding day or special day. I know Catherine, Jennifer and I feel lucky that Catherine chose you to do our make-up and hair for her wedding day and the fact that we then booked you immediately for Jeremy's wedding says it all. When Jen gets round to getting married we won't look any further!!
If it's true that all luck is mostly hard work then you will definitely be lucky and rightly deserve to be so.
With love and best wishes from all three of us."
Anna, Catherine and Jennifer Bufton.