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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: June 2024

Hi I'm Laura, thanks so much for dropping by, its fab to meet you.

I am a qualified and insured Hair and Makeup artist, I am based in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire and travel all over the UK and abroad for my brides. I have been doing this amazing job now for over seven years now and I take great pride in creating flawless, photo-ready looks that last all day. I uses a collection of premium, cruelty-free, and vegan products, including Illamasqua, Cosmetics a La Carte, Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury and Deliah to name a few

Services Offered

I really do understand that your wedding planning journey can be overwhelming and I aim to put couples at ease. Whether you prefer a classic and understated look or a glamorous transformation, I can bring any style to life. I provide hair and makeup styling for any size bridal party and can bring along a additional artist for large groups.

Please do get in contact if you would like to chat some more, its good to talk!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Hairdressing
Makeup

What is included in the wedding package?

I am yours for the day, whether you book me for hair or makeup or both. I never attend two weddings in one day. I have helped brides get into their dress, sew on missing button, broken zips etc!

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as your can, I do take last minute bookings of course if I can. Ideally 6-12 months before your big day, I would hate for you to be disappointed

Do you work at homes?

Yes

What is the charge for travelling?

£0.55p per mile

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?

Yes

How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

Normally 6 of either service. If you have a big party, that's not a problem as I will bring a capable assistant with me at no extra cost to you

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

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

BAC and cash
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Laura Cartwright Cruelty Free & Vegan Hair & Makeup Artist

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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29 reviews
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Rhian G. Sent on 03/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding hair

I booked Laura for my hair on my wedding day and she was just perfect. From my first enquiry she was friendly and professional and gave me everything I needed. Meeting her at trial was just a lovely experience and she really understood what I wanted. My wedding day came around and Laura was right on time even though it was early! She was chatty and calm and it was so lovely having her with us as we were getting ready. Some of my bridesmaids changed their minds that day (!) and Laura was still so accommodating. She was amazing with my flower girls and we all got so many compliments. I loved my hair and felt truly amazing. Thank you Laura xx
Denise
Denise J. Sent on 23/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfectly natural

From the moment I met Laura we hit it off and my experience with her from start to finish was a true delight. My make up was simple, natural and stunning, it didn't really feel like I was wearing any. It stayed perfect all day and I was complemented by all our guests as well as everyone who has seen our wedding photo's since. Without question I would highly recommend Laura Cartwright to anyone looking for a make up artist.
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Lynn A. Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding hair & makeup

I found Laura on Hitched. I emailed Laura to ask for a price for H&M for myself & 2 bridesmaids. Laura came back quickly. I then booked a trail for myself. It was a great experience. Laura is professional & chatty. She makes you feel that you are her only client. We chatted through what I wanted & Laura got to work. I never felt I was having H&M that Laura wanted it was all about how comfortable I felt & what I wanted. On the big day Laura turned up bang on time & started doing her magic. She made us all feel relaxed & pampered. I looked amazing & exactly the look I was going for. Hollywood glam. I had Hollywood waves with made up eyes & lashes, H&M lasted all day, even though Laura gave me a touch up pot. Which I did not need. It was perfect. If you are looking for a H&M professional then Laura is the women for the job. Laura even put my wedding shoes on for me on the day. She really was amazing. Price is reasonable & the whole experience is amazing. She made me feel beautiful on my wedding day. Thank you Laura xx
Emma
Emma P. Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible service

Laura is an outstanding MUA. She understood my vision of wanting a natural and subtle look and brought it to life perfectly. We had so many compliments throughout the day on the professionalism of the make up and what an incredibly bonus that it is all cruelty free!
Katie
Katie H. Sent on 07/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best MUA More than I could have ever wished for on my wedding day

Laura has gone above and beyond my expectations! From my inital make-up trial she gave me such great, honest advice to help get my skin in great condition ready for the big day. She uses only the best cruelty free products and let's just say she understood the brief! Laura made me and my bridal party feel at ease and she's professional along with being great fun! I highly recommend Laura's services.
Martina
Martina A. Sent on 03/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Loved my hair and makeup!

Laura was such a pleasure to have as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding. Professional, friendly, relaxed and she did an amazing job for both my hair and makeup. She was very open to listening to what I liked or didn’t like and was happy as well to adjust things as we went along to get the look that I wanted. Even when I didn’t quite know myself until we worked through it together!
Thank you for making my wedding prep so enjoyable Laura! It was a pleasure to have you as part of our day.
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Dee Sent on 22/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further, Laura is the one

If you are looking for a fabulous make-up artist for your wedding or special event then look no further. Laura did all of my bridal party make-up and boy she didn't disappointment. She has such a lovely approachable personality and listens to what type of look you want to achieve to make you look natural but extremely special. Laura helped with various other roles on the day from helping me into my dress, shoes and fixing my jewellery to reminding me at the very last minute to have a spray of perfume. She has a lovely calm demeanor which is needed on such occasions and she kept me focused and managed the time of the proceedings perfectly. ❤️
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Tracy T. Sent on 24/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Laura is AMAZING at what she does

I booked Laura for my wedding morning for hair and make up for myself and bridal party and she was an absolute star. I’m an older bride who felt incredibly self conscious about myself in general and didn’t really think anybody would be able to make me look good, but Laura managed to turn me into an actual real life princess!
She made me feel beautiful and polished and did both my hair and make up fantastically.
From the moment I met her at my trial she put me completely at ease and took time to curate a look that worked for me and made me look good!
On the day itself, she was a calming and reassuring presence and felt like a long time friend.
I thoroughly recommend Laura and if I ever am in need of occasion hair and make up again, Laura will be my go to stylist.
Thanks Laura, for being an incredible person to work with and an absolute angel on my wedding day!!
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Keeda Sent on 18/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

May Ball hair and make up

I book to have my hair and make up done with Laura for every event (wedding,ball etc)
She’s not only the best make up artist I’ve ever met, she’s also become a good friend. I am very particular in what I like, (and dont like) and Laura always accommodates my latest request. Laura has an up to date selection of colours … nothing is ever beyond her scope. If I could give 6 stars I world
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Tiffany Sent on 03/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful service

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making me look so beautiful on my wedding day hair and makeup done by yourself. My makeup was absolutely stunning and I had so many compliments on it.
And Laura you are such a beautiful soul so funny you made me feel at ease on a day that I was most nervous on so down to earth thanks so much I will never forget what a lovely lady you are ♥️
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Thea P. Sent on 08/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Talented and Amazing

Laura made my wedding morning so stress free and enjoyable. She listened to everything I wanted and her skills and knowledge made me feel in safe hands. She put up with me being indecisive and helped me find the perfect look! When she showed me my finished hair and makeup in the mirror I was stunned! So talented and genuinely a lovely person - thank you!
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Rhonda K. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Totally amazing!

Laura is amazing she totally made me feel so relaxed & confident on my special day.
My Daughter & I both had our hair & makeup done we were overwhelmed with how Laura made us look & feel.
There was lots of laughter & we was even educated about which beauty products were best for our skin type.
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Louise D. Sent on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely AMAZING!

Laura was absolutely wonderful on our wedding day and went the extra mile for us, my MOH has very severe allergies, Laura took the time to research all of the ingredients, patch test and do trials on her to make sure everything was ok. Everyone’s make up looked amazing, I would definitely use Laura again and I know my MOH will too.
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Becky S. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Never felt more beautiful!

Laura was amazing from start to finish. She understood what my inspo was at my trial and took time to explain options. She gave Advice on skincare to and what make up would suit my face and theme. On the day she was so relaxed and friendly. She made us all look incredible despite all having different styles and comfort levels with make up. On my wedding day we had 40mph winds (outdoor reception) and all our hair and makeup stayed exactly as she’d left it all day!
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Lucy C. Sent on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

Laura is friendly, professional and really listens to the look you are trying to achieve.
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