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Last update: November 2023
Hi I am Samantha I have been a bridal and celebrity hair and makeup artist for 18 years. I currently work for Sky broadcasting and I also run my bridal hair and makeup business, I am also branching out into photography but thats another story :)!
My makeup artisty and hairstyling is a real passion in life. Over the last 18 years I have gained so much experince but still delight in learning new styles and techniques. I only take on around 20 brides a year as I love to keep it a real one to one experince. I am with you all the way.
I come to you wherever you are :) I work mainly in East Sussex and Brighton/London. See a little bit about me below :) And do check out my website on the above link, or put www.weddingmake-upandhair.com into your browser to see more of my work. I am looking forward to designing with your beautiful bridal hair and makeup look with you and getting to know you.
Before establishing her business, Samantha studied at The London College of Fashion. It was here that she gained valuable knowledge and developed her natural talents as a hair and makeup artist. Since then, this professional has worked for hundreds of celebrities including the Games Of Thrones cast, Benedict Cumberbatch, and other well-known celebrities. Sam has always run her bridal business alongside the media work to infuse those creative talents into it. Sam takes great pride in her bridal work. "my bride and I will design a look together that truly shows you at your very best, whilst having a blast that's important too!"
Before you’re due to walk down the aisle, Samantha offers a trial in the comfort of your own home. There is no travel charge Samantha firmly believes its importnat for you to feel comfortable and what better way to do it than to have an industy pro expert arrive at your door.. Samantha aims for your trial to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. She will create several styles for you to choose from until you’re completely satisfied. On the day of your wedding, Samantha will reapply your look at your chosen location and can create hair and makeup for your loved ones too.
You will also be given a full breakdown of your makeup look so that perhaps in th future you can adopt some of these techniques into your every day makeup. This luxury experience will not only enrich your bridal experience but have you feeling confident with a friend by your side.
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Couldn't be happier, would highly recommend
The wedding itself was organised in quite a small timeframe so we only had weeks between first contact and the wedding day. Sam remained in contact from start to finish, was consistently very friendly and super helpful, even going out of her way to help us to find our fabulous photographer! Above and beyond.
I can be quite indecisive and Sam was very happy to help guide me with how to decide what I wanted and give advice without ever being pushy. She made myself, my Mum, and sister feel totally comfortable when we were having our hair and make-up done on the day and we were all thrilled with the results. Not being a big make-up wearer day to day Sam kept my make-up visible but natural looking which was exactly what I wanted. All of our hair and make-up lasted the day through even with me on the dance floor until the end! I couldn't recommend Sam highly enough. 5 stars all round. Thank you xx
Amazing hair and make up in adversity
Very, very happy - brilliant service
Everyone thought I looked stunning
I recommend her wholeheartedly as she helped make my day even more special. The hair and make up were flawless. It was such a pleasure to work with her. She is versatile, open to ideas but also brings a lot of expertise and qualified advice. Her talent is matched by a warm personality so having her around on such emotional day was quite comforting.
Thank you again, and all the best for the future!
Kind, calm, funny and sooo talented
The trial - was great. Lots of ideas and patience. I wasn't very good with verbalising exactly what I wanted and Sam help through the process. Despite the fact she was very poorly she didn't want to let me down!
On the day - Sam was punctual and cheery. She subtly kept us on schedule as she was doing my hair and make up plus 4 others' make-up on the morning in four hours. But I didn't feel rushed or stressed. She built in extra time as I had sent some dithery emails questioning how I now wanted my fringe (last minute stress).
As others have said it felt like a relaxed morning with a friend. She stayed until I got in the car and did last minute touch ups.
Overall, some of the best value I got out of the wedding budget. Everyone said how much they liked our look, especially the make up.
The make-up lasted all day - I didn't put on anything else. Not even powder. Sam even mixed me a little pot of lipstick although I kept forgetting to apply it all day and didn't really need to with all the other make up.
The next day - my skin and hair felt fine. Sometimes my hair has been all knotted the day after but it wasn't at all.
So, overall, absolutely great. If she's free on your wedding date I'd day book her - I did last August, with my trial in January and my wedding day on April.
If you're reading this Sam, thanks so much and I wish you very happiness in the future. xx
You HAVE to book this lady
Right from the trial, when she stayed more than five hours and tried about 7-8 different styles, I knew she was good and I'm so so glad I booked her. Of all the stressful things about a wedding, hair and makeup was something I never had to worry about because I knew Sam would do a great job - and she absolutely did. Book her and then listen to her opinion about what suits you best - I went for something I would never have thought of and I looked the best I ever have. My Dad even suggested I employ Sam to do my makeup every day... If only!
Perfect start to the wedding day
the best bridal hair & make-up
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I really felt I looked my best on my wedding day and the pictures looked so good, and that was down to Sam's attention to detail. My bridesmaids (who i have been bridesmaids with before for a friend's wedding) said they LOVED their hair and make-up too!
Sam's skills do not remain limited to hair and make-up I truly enjoyed her company on the morning too! She was calm and collected and got on well with everyone at my parents house, despite the chaos that was going on around her! She did not leave until I left the house and touched up my make-up just before I left in the car with my dad, which I thought was so sweet as many I'm sure would take off once they were paid!
You are blessed if Sam is available on your wedding day, do not give it a second thought!!
Sam is utterly brilliant!
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