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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Lauren is 100% cruelty-free and fabulous, offering makeup, hair, and beauty services for weddings and special events with over 20 years of experience.

"I have been working in the makeup industry for over 20 years and have been so lucky to work in many amazing roles throughout my career, but my passion has always been how my work makes people feel.

It is always an honour to be chosen to be part of someone’s event, no matter what the occasion, but there is something extra special about your wedding day. Whilst every wedding is always magical, boho, beach, and woodland weddings are my speciality. Whether that’s because you’re looking for a more relaxed or natural vibe with your hair and makeup or you’re after something a bit different to classic bridal glam.

Your wedding should be the time you look and feel the most confident, beautiful version of yourself, and I thoroughly believe that you should be just as comfortable with your artist as a person as you are confident in their styling skills, so please drop me a message if you’d like to chat more about your special occasion!"

Based in Bitterne, Hampshire, and covering Hampshire and the New Forest, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Hairdressing
Makeup
Aesthetic - manicure, pedicure, waxing etc...
Beauty treatments

What is included in the wedding package?

Packages are tailored to suit each individual including trials for makeup and hair, and options to coincide with your engagement shoot or hen party

How far in advance should I contact you?

2025 diary now open Remaining 2024 availability: Spring/Summer 2024 fully booked. September-December dates still available

Do you work at homes?

Yes

What is the charge for travelling?

Travel within a 20 mile radius is included in your booking, 45p per mile after that

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?

Up to 8 services for a single artist, subject to any time restrictions at your venue. Second artists and assistants are available for larger groups

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

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Initial booking fees and final payment via bank transfer only Deposits can be paid in cash at trial
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100% Recommended by couples

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Sophie P. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just out of this world

I cannot thank Lauren enough. So talented and professional would highly recommend. I had been let down by 2 artist and Lauren went above and beyond for me and my team. I did have a challenging bride tribe but Lauren smashed it, she was so responsive, reasonably priced, helpful and accommodating. Lauren did our hair and makeup. Our professional ones aren’t back yet but when they are will be sharing these with Lauren Thankyou Lauren
Ashley
Ashley A. Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

wedding hair and make up

Lauren puts you at ease and does a fantastic job, my hair and makeup looked amazing and lasted well into the evening, even through the tears!
Jessica
Jessica L. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made my day so special

I am truly greatful to have had Lauren help make my day so special. I was so nervous, but she put my mind at ease. She was very flexible and understanding with schedules. I didn't think I could ever be a beautiful bride, but Lauren made it happen.
Charlie
Charlie Sent on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing skills and so friendly.

Lauren and her team were nothing short of perfect! They felt like part of the bridal party by the end of the morning.

Their skills were second to none, and all of our hair and make up lasted the whole day.

One of my bridal party had autism and Lauren and the team handled this perfectly.

During the planning process Lauren was only a WhatsApp message away.

Izzy
Izzy C. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant!

Lauren was not only skilful and talented but also fun and a joy to have around on the wedding morning, she made my girls the very best versions of themselves and we all felt fabulous!
Jaz
Jaz H. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing experience

I had the most amazing experience with Lauren, I would hands down recommend her. She made me feel so comfortable and calm from the trial right through til the morning of. Thank you so much for being part of one of the best days of my life x
Julie
Julie B. Sent on 16/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist

Lauren was friendly and helpful from the outset and her communication was excellent. On the big day she was an integral part of team bride along with myself, my best lady and our dresser from the bridal boutique. Both our hair and makeup were incredible and it was such a lovely atmosphere as we prepared for the ceremony. Lauren was very attentive to our individual requests and the results were outstanding. I totally recommend Lauren.
Andrea
Andrea M. Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect service

I booked Lauren for my recent wedding and also had a trial with her. From the very beginning she was fantastic, great communication and put my nerves at rest. She was on time on the day and listened to everything I wanted. I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
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Kayy C. Sent on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Found my inner hottie

Lauren came to the rescue quite late in my wedding planning after a negative experience with another MUA. The whole way through the booking process Lauren was understanding, kind, informative and transparent. Her attention to detail even during the booking process was really reassuring. We had regular contact and she was very flexible with our trials. Everyone was very impressed with our trials and it even held up through a messy hen do 😂
The day of the wedding Lauren was prompt and upbeat, professional but chatty, kind and bubbly. Everyone commented on how lovely Lauren was.
Our make up was amazing, I didn't even know I could look that good 😂 and I was still hot when I woke up the next morning after not taking it off the night before 😂 if that's not a testament to its durability I don't know what is!

Anyway, would 100000% recommend Lauren and hope to use her services again in the future for other events :)

Thanks for everything 😘😘
Jessica
Jessica C. Sent on 16/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing stylist

Lauren is such a friendly and professional hair stylist and makeup artist. She worked on just myself (the bride) and took her time making me feel amazing. She even kept me calm after a couple of minor hiccups from other vendors. I would 100% recommend and would use again.
Dawn
Dawn C. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, helped us all to relax and enjoy the start of my wedding day

Lauren was fab from start to finish, good advise before and made me, my bridesmaids and mum feel so relaxed on the day.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lauren
Hannah
Hannah W. Sent on 31/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

100% Recommend

The attention to detail Lauren has is second to none. From the first call, Lauren made me feel relaxed and comfortable. As someone who doesn't wear much make up having an artist who understood this was very important. During the trial we were able to discuss in detail my likes ands dislikes and she understood exactly what I wanted and created a hair and make up look which was perfect for the day! I would 100% recommend Lauren for any future brides.
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Lisa Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Lauren goes above and beyond!

I found Lauren when I was fortunately let down by my original hair & make up artist, 4 weeks before my wedding day.
Yes, I say I was fortunate, as I believe everything happens for a reason and I believe Lauren was meant to be part of my day.
Call it luck or coincidence, it turned out to be the last Saturday Lauren had available in July!
I can't imagine anyone else being so generous with their time and kindness that was shown
towards myself and my family as she did.
From squeezing me in for a trial at such short notice, to making us all feel at ease on the day.
She handled my daughter’s hyperactive personality brilliantly.
Due to personal reasons we had such a hectic time the night before and the morning of.
But when Lauren arrived (as scheduled) she really did have a calming influence on all of us.
If asked, there was nothing Lauren wouldn’t hesitate to do. She goes above and beyond what she is hired for.
My Mum’s arthritis was acting up so she was unable to help me into my dress. Lauren stepped in to help with the buttons and untangling my necklace.
At that moment I felt like she was the MOH I never had.
She’s not kidding when she tells her clients she will stay until you kick her out! She stayed with me until I was in the wedding car. I will admit I was a little sad to say goodbye.

Lauren I thank you so much for making me look beautiful on my wedding day and for helping me look the best version of myself with only 3 hours sleep!
The makeup & hair stayed gorgeous from start to finish.
We were receiving compliments all day and having people ask
“Who did your make-up?” ~ “Who did your hair?”

But most of all I can’t thank you enough for how you made me feel.
As talented and skilled as you are, your inner beauty and kindness
are the truest gifts to your clients.

I will forever be grateful and when I look back on the getting ready photos
I will think of you with a smile.
Beth
Beth C. Sent on 16/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't ask for anyone better

I can't thank Lauren enough for her services. She stepped in around 2 months before my wedding after my original MUA dropped out and Lauren did everything she could to put me at ease, both at the trial and on the day. I loved my final look and felt so comfortable all day. Lauren did an amazing job using only Vegan and Cruelty-free products, I couldn't ask for anything more.
Olivia
Olivia K. Sent on 06/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service. Highly recommended

Lauren was amazing from the start. Friendly, reliable and professional.
As someone who never wears makeup she made me feel extremely comfortable and confident with myself. We had a trial a few months before where Lauren worked her magic and also advised me on products and treatments for me to try in the run up to my wedding day.

On the day Lauren arrived early to work on my MOH, Mum and myself. She did an absolutely amazing job. I can't recommend Lauren enough!
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