Hello! Naomi here, it's lovely to meet you. Talking about yourself is never easy but here is a few bits about me...
I qualified as a Makeup Artist almost 10 years ago, fast-forward to the present and now I work solely as a freelance Makeup Artist and Hairstylist and write for a global magazine on beauty.
Throughout my career, I've always found there is nothing more humbling than being trusted by a bride, or brides to be with their wedding makeup and hair. The same goes for mums, sisters & best friends on the big day - whoever is important to you and by your side.
The creation of your dream bridal look is totally individual. Makeup and hair really brings everything together. I'll always work with you to create an aesthetic that reflects your own style and personality.... You, but your best bridal version!
I have the pleasure of visiting some of the best wedding venues the South West has to offer and we really are spoilt for choice here! I work with trusted assistants when required for big parties, so don't hesitate to get in touch regarding your bridesmaids too!
I travel all across the West Country from Bristol to Wales, Cheltenham and Gloucester... throughout The Mendips and The Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall and London. I also cater for international weddings and am very experienced in travelling with my kit. (Last year work took me to Paris, Nice, Norway and Johannesburg!)
We can meet before hand for a trial, to get to know each other and try out some ideas before the day of the ceremony. Then on the big day I travel wherever you are getting ready, accommodating your whole bridal party for makeup and hair, no matter the size of your entourage.
I only the best skincare and makeup products... These are tried and tested by myself on hundreds of faces, over years of working in the industry. (In another life I managed a Smashbox Counter, I've also worked for Shu Uemura, Estee Lauder and Harvey Nichols.)
We'll work together to create your vision of your look for the big day, probably with multiple cups of tea (mines milk-no-sugar, I'll make sure there is biscuits); drawing on almost a decade of experience on my part to help guide you through the preparations.
I can fully accommodate vegan brides through a wide range of vegan friendly and cruelty free products across skincare, makeup and hair.
Please take a look at my page on ethical beauty for more details on cruelty free, vegan, organic and sustainable beauty.
I love working with beauty, most recently I've worked with brands such as Lee Stafford, Olay and L'Oreal.
Outside the area of bridal, my work in the Music Industry has seen me work with Tom Fletcher from McFly (the most lovely man in music), Sandi Thom (inner 12 year old me was screaming with excitement when I got that email!) and Capital FM.
Within fashion I've worked with brands such as Diesel and Reebok whilst also seasonally at London Fashion Week - the bustle on the morning of a wedding is serene in comparison!
In addition to working with clients and on set, I write for an international magazine The Review across beauty and wellness. I'm always happy to chat about makeup, skincare recommendations or whatever I happen to be writing about at the time!