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Seasoned Professional
Hair Styling
Bridal Makeup


On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Hi! I'm Kat and I'm a hair stylist and makeup up artist specialising in weddings hair and based in South East London. I have over a decade of experience and come from a film and TV background, so you can rest assured I know how to create stunning camera ready looks that last all day. My favourite styles to creat are textured, effortless looking hair and radiant, enhancing makeup. Having worked with many brides over the years I understand how important it is for you to feel comfortable and like the best version of yourself on your wedding day.

Drop me a message if you're interested in booking me for you wedding day, I would be happy to put together a quote for you!



I use only tried and tested products from my years of experience in the industry. I am constantly updating and adding to my kit and my current favourite brands are Charlotte Tilbury, Illamasqua and Glossier.

Additional Services

At the trial, as well as working with you to create a look that you feel both comfotable with and love, I will also recommend a personalised beauty routine for the lead up to your wedding to ensure your hair and skin is at its very best.

I will always put together a schedule for the day to makesure that things run smoothly and we have ample time for the natural interruprtions that happen on your wedding day!

I am happy to to stick around for touchups or to change your hair/makeup style during the day, I charge an hourly rate for this which will be added to your quote.

I am also an experienced barber and can provide haircuts, beard trims and grooming if required.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is included in the wedding package?

Prices include individual cluster lashes at the trial & on your wedding day. I supply all of my brides with a swatch of the lip colour you choose & some anti shine facial blotting sheets on the day

How far in advance should I contact you?

Up to 14 months. If you would like to be added to my 2024 waiting list just drop me a message and you will be amongst the first brides I contact when my books open

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

This varies depending on your location & will be included in your quote

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?


How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

This really depends on the time of your ceremony, I can work to your needs by bringing on extra artists

Can you provide your beauty services for pre-wedding and post-wedding photography?


What are the forms of payment?

£50 deposit via BACS to hold the date, this can be used against your trial. Payment for trial & wedding due 7 days before the date via BACS
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Reviews for Kat Sykes Hair & Makeup

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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37 reviews
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Bethany C. Sent on 15/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Kat is a superstar who will make you feel beautiful on your big day!

What can I say about Kat? She was incredible!
From the moment I first contacted her to the time I stepped out of the door on my wedding day, I felt she really cared and like she had taken the time to get to know me and what I'd like for my wedding.
She was so thorough in our trial session and I came away with some fantastic skin and hair tips (which I'm going to carry on using by the way) and the confidence that she was going to do an amazing job.
On the day itself, she was so calm, friendly and warm and made me and my (very nervous!) mum feel totally at ease.
The make up and hair looks she completed were absolutely beautiful. I got so many compliments on both and both lasted the entire day, despite a heatwave and 5+ hours of dancing!
I can't thank her enough for making me feel so confident and knowing I didn't ever have to worry about things. She is a true star and I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a hair or makeup artist!
Katherine S. Sent on 04/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best H&MU!

Kat was recommended to me by a former colleague and I am so glad she was. From my first initial meeting, I knew Kat was the perfect hair and make up artist for me. At my trail Kat gave me loads of skin and hair care recommendations and tips to help my skin and hair look their best on my wedding day (and it really did!). Kat’s communication was great throughout and she was such a calming presence on my wedding morning. Kat did my hair and make up along with my bridesmaids and mum and they all looked amazing! My hair and make up lasted all day and I didn’t have to do any touch ups (even after all the dancing throughout the day!) I really recommend Kat for your hair and make up for your wedding day.
Miriam Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing natural hair and makeup!

I’ve found Kat through a bit of research on Instagram and Hitched. I immediately noticed her natural and glowy style for makeup and it was exactly what I was after for my wedding day. I was really concerned not “looking like myself” for the day and I also don’t wear much makeup day to day. During my trial, Kat took so much time to talk through my skincare and hair routine (I have natural curly/wavy hair and wanted this look for the wedding day) and she gave me the best tips for looking after my skin in the lead up to the wedding. She followed up with an email about everything we’ve discussed during the trial and all skincare tips. I’ve followed them all and ended up with really lovely and glowy skin for the big day (needless to say, I’ll continue with the new routine :)) we went for a natural, glowy makeup and I had my hair down curly with a few enhanced curls. I’ve felt so beautiful the whole day and makeup and hair lasted the through it all, I didn’t have time to use my touch up kit which Kat prepared but also didn’t really need it to be honest as everything held so well. Kat was also an absolute pleasure to have with me during the morning and getting ready. She is so calm, professional and takes a lot of pride in her work. She also did hair for my 3 bridesmaids who looked gorgeous as well. Kat really exceeded all my expectations, from the skincare tips, to providing the schedule for the day and instructions on how to prepare, to communicating with my bridesmaids via a whatts App group so I didn’t have to stress about it, it was perfect! I couldn’t have asked for a better Hair and Makeup Artist for my wedding day, thank you again Kat for everything!
Laura B. Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing hair and make up artist

I just want to say thank you soo much Kat you did such a perfect job of my hair and make up as well as my bridal party. Everyone commented on how natural my make up was and how well it lasted as well as my hair it held all day.
Thank you for making me look and feel beautiful for my wedding day. I definitely recommend you to anyone getting married that wants an amazing HaMU artist!
Hannah R. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing hair & flawless natural make-up

Kat was absolutely fantastic! From my initial enquiry all the way through to the wedding day and beyond she has been responsive, helpful, and made me feel absolutely comfortable. I have a number of skin allergies which I shared during our initial video call before booking and Kat checked all of the products in her kit to make sure she wouldn't be using anything that would make my allergies flare up. At the trial she spent over 6 hours perfecting my hair & make-up and make-up for my mum which was a marathon! She also gave us skincare advice and product recommendations which we continue to use. On the wedding day Kat arrived around 6am and was perfectly calm and cheery which really helped set the tone for my bridal party getting ready. The make-up was beautiful - it stood out in photos, but wasn't so heavy that it looked odd in person, and Kat managed to make the curls in my hair stay for several hours longer than I've ever managed! Even after the wedding Kat kindly told us which products she used so I can give my make-up kit a much-needed refresh. Thank you Kat :)
Charlotte P. Sent on 08/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic for both hair and make up

Kat was fantastic from start to finish! From the first chat we had to check we were a good fit, to the useful and informative trial, to the wonderful day itself! She is a joy to have around on the morning but also very professional and I had complete trust in her! Both my hair and make up lasted all day despite a windy boat trip and some very vigorous dancing!
I would highly recommend her!!
Gabrielle R. Sent on 09/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect H&MU for my wedding

Kat did my hair and make up for my wedding, as well as for my mum. She did an incredible job. From the trial I knew Kat would nail the finished look. Her hair and skin care recommendations were fantastic, my skin was in the best shape for the day itself. The make up and hair lasted all day and night and I honestly felt like the best version of myself. Highly recommend using Kat!
Ellen C. Sent on 06/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect choice for a modern, chic bridal look!

Kat was incredible! So talented & knowledgable, she really listened & understood the understated, relaxed style that I wanted & offered different ideas on how to achieve the look.
As someone with quite a scruffy, natural style I was really worried about looking too girly or traditional for my wedding day but Kat totally nailed it & managed to make me look chic but still myself.
Her skin care tips during the trial were so good, I took her advice & my skin was looking so much fresher & glowier by the day. I'm still following her advice now!
On the morning of the wedding she was super calm which helped ease the nerves. My hair & make-up lasted all day & I felt totally myself just a polished version.
Thanks so much Kat, can't recommend you enough!
Kasia B. Sent on 15/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Put all my nerves at ease

Kat followed my (slightly clueless!) brief perfectly, got back to me very promptly and was such a lovely calm presence on the day of my very last-minute wedding. She also got to my flat so punctually despite the surprise snowfall! She did an amazing job of my hair and makeup - understated and natural as I had asked for. It all held together perfectly and comfortably and my hair was so easy to take down at the end of the day (plus I had bonus bouncy, glossy waves the next day). I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Naomi Sent on 14/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant makeup & hair and lovely to work with

Kat did my hair and makeup for my wedding and did a fantastic job, as well as being so lovely to work with. She was so helpful throughout the whole process and gave me exactly the look I wanted. My hair and makeup just looked incredible, and lasted all day, even after some enthusiastic dancing! She was really calm throughout and helped make the morning of the wedding stress-free and fun. Would really recommend for both her skill as a make up artist and hair stylist, but also for how special she made the experience.
Rebekah Sent on 27/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent bridal hair and make-up!

Kat did my bridal make-up, as well as my mother and maid of honour's hair and make-up and we all looked great. She listened to each person's request and was able to make us all look glamorous yet still natural. Kat is very friendly and great at making you feel relaxed. I highly recommend her for hair and make-up!
Abby S. Sent on 02/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great hair & makeup

Kat did hair and makeup for me and my three bridesmaids. She came to our house for a very early start, and everyone's hair and makeup suited them perfectly. I wanted a fairly simple, natural look, which Kat definitely delivered on.

Kat was very responsive, and always a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend.
Heidi Sent on 17/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Just what I wanted!

Kat did my London wedding hair and makeup and I was looking for something really special that I have never had before, I was looking for big Hollywood waves that would stay put all day and a beautiful makeup that would suit my look. From the trial I knew that my dreams had come true, Kat was so patient, creative and professional. My hair and makeup lasted ALL day, with volume and curls in place and skin still flawless, I didn’t have to worry for a second. I couldn’t recommend Kat enough for her amazing skills creating bespoke wedding hair and makeup for my big day.
Chloe K. Sent on 10/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing hair and makeup artist and lovely person!

Kat did mine and my mum’s hair and makeup on my wedding day, and I cannot recommend her enough. As someone who doesn’t wear heavy makeup, Kat’s natural glowy style was exactly what I was looking for! The trial was so helpful, trying a couple of hairstyles helped me decide what I wanted and Kat gave me lots of useful skincare advice, plus she really put me at ease.

On the wedding morning, Kat was such a calming presence and did an amazing job with my hair and makeup, taking into account the slight changes I wanted from the trial. I really felt like my best polished self! It lasted the whole day and looks great in the photographs. I was especially impressed with how well the face framing curls lasted. My mum was also really happy with her look. Thank you Kat!
Rosie Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Ten out of ten

I cannot recommend Kat highly enough. She was the exactly the hair and makeup artist I was looking for - London-based, natural style, and just a lovely person to be around on my wedding morning. She is amazing at creating a look that makes you feel like the best version of yourself. If this is what you're looking for, don't hesitate to send her an enquiry!
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