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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

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.

Experience

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!"

Services Offered

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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Jody L. Sent on 15/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't be happier, would highly recommend

Sam was just wonderful throughout the whole process from first contact to the big day itself. Thank you so much.
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
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Laura M. Sent on 06/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing hair and make up in adversity

From the moment I met Sam at my trial I knew she was the one! She created absolutely stunning hair and makeup looks, and was a delight to work with. We changed our wedding plans because our wedding was cancelled because of lockdown. We decided to bring it forward by 12 days which meant we could only give Sam 36 hours' notice. She rose to the challenge spectacularly and added to the excitement. I really appreciated her energy and positivity in challenging circumstances and was delighted with the results.
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Rosie Sent on 28/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic

Sam is an incredibly calm, organised and skilled makeup artist and I can't recommend her enough. I booked a trial with her before my wedding day and we went over lots of different styles. I was keen to keep my look natural as well as being 'made up' and Sam got the look spot on. On the big day she did the makeup for myself and my three bridesmaids and we all looked and felt beautiful thanks to her. Sam provided an all-round fantastic service and it's one I would use again in a heartbeat!
Sent on 24/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Very, very happy - brilliant service

Sam was absolutely brilliant. My wedding was a small one and I only got round to thinking about make-up and hair rather late in the planning process. Despite the short notice however Sam took an enormous interest and dedicated both time and thought into the preparations. She gave me an amazing trial, during which she showed amazing dedication and talent, spending the entire afternoon trying out different looks till we found the right one for me. On the wedding day, she was also very calm and helpful, despite all the bustle of people preparing around her. I was incredibly happy with the results, both as concerns the hair and the make-up! I’d recommend her talents to anybody.
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Vikki Sent on 30/09/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!

Huge thanks Sam, you are just fabulous!! You made us feel so at ease in the morning, it was like having our hair and makeup done by a family friend. The results of the hair and makeup were just fantastic, you listened and understood just what we wanted. I couldn't recommend you enough Sam, thanks again xx
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Rhiannon Sent on 07/10/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Everyone thought I looked stunning

Sam played a big part in making our wedding extra special! From the moment we did the first hair and make up trials she made me feel at ease and was very patient in trying various different styles and looks until I found one that made me feel confident and happy with my appearance. Sam was fantastic to work and she helped to make the morning preparations fun and relaxed. Not only was I really pleased with how i looked my husband thought I looked truly stunning. I would thoroughly recommend working with Sam!
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Karen Sent on 10/12/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous!

Sam played a big part in making our wedding extra special! From the hair trial to the wedding day, Sam was fantastic to work with and helped to make the morning preparations fun and relaxed. I was thrilled with my hair and makeup and my bridesmaids and Mum all looked fabulous as well. Thoroughly recommend working with Sam!
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Veronica Sent on 08/06/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!

Sam is absolutely amazing! She created my dream hairstyle and make-up.No bride can ask for more!
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!
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Jodie Sent on 20/04/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Kind, calm, funny and sooo talented

So what can I say that hasn't been said on here already. I can concur with all the amazing reviews Sam has received on here already.
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
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Isabelle Sent on 15/03/2014
5 out of 5 rating

You HAVE to book this lady

Sam did an absolutely perfect job of my hair and makeup and my bridesmaids' hair. Not only that, but she is a lovely person and that makes a big difference on the day as she just felt like one of the girls and we all giggled and gossiped together.

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!
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Jane Sent on 07/03/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect start to the wedding day

I hired Sam to do makeup and hair for myself and my mum, and she was just fantastic. When Sam did my trial I was very unsure about which hairstyle I wanted, but Sam was so patient and tried as many as needed to find the right one. On the day we had a very early start, but Sam was right on time and kept us on schedule. She was very calming, and I am confident that I have never looked as good as I did that day. Sam stayed with me until the car picked me up, even topping up my lipstick just before I left. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sam.
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Linh Sent on 28/08/2013
5 out of 5 rating

the best bridal hair & make-up

I am so happy that Sam made a beautiful hair and makeup for me on my engagement shoots. She is such a sweet person and gave me great advice as well as listened to my thoughts on the styles I want. I can't wait to have Sam bringing the magic..again...for me on my upcoming wedding :)
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Aleksandra Sent on 30/08/2013
5 out of 5 rating

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I met Sam at my trial. I had never had any professional make-up done before this point, so didn't know what to expect. Sam took me through the various stages explaining what she was doing all the time. I was really satisfied with the trial with Sam and booked her to do my make-up on the big day. On my wedding day, Sam came to the venue to do my make-up, as well as my mother's and my friend's. We were all delighted with the results and couldn't thank Sam enough. Sam is a lovely person and extremely good at her job. I would recommend her to anyone. She will make your day extra special!
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Selina Sent on 14/08/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Every wedding needs a Sam Norman!

I honestly cannot recommend Sam highly enough. She was so patient and kind with my ever changing needs! I changed my mind a few times in the trial - which she spends 3 hours with you on(!) - and she was patient throughout, listened and suggested alternative styles.
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!!
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Claire Sent on 30/05/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Sam is utterly brilliant!

I absolutely loved my wedding hair and Sam made me feel so beautiful – she really is utterly brilliant! The bridesmaids were all completely blown away with their hair and makeup and I thought they all look fantastic. I loved the way they all had a different look which complemented each other. The whole morning was so much fun and so relaxed and I really apprecaited how early Sam turned up to get prepared. Honestly I can’t say thank you enough to Sam and would HIGHLY recommend her.
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