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Gorgeous Vintage Inspired Bridal Updo

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A recent bride decided to go for an elegant, side hairstyle which looked amazing from every angle. The detail in the hair complimented the brides dress and her accessories. The combs that adorned this elegant an timeless updo where also made to order.

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If you have are getting married and not booked your hair and makeup yet then get in touch for a free consultation.




2015 Bridal makeup & Hair

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collage2015 Brides-to-be should start to think about makeup and hair looks for the upcoming wedding, getting a trial date booked in is essential as you want to see how the look is going to come together on the day. The option to try various hairstyles and makeup looks is ideal because the look you initially loved might not suit your face shape, complexion and hair type.

I advise my brides-to-be, to research hairstyles and makeup looks that they like, put a scrap book/pinterest together on what they think goes with the theme and style of the wedding, wedding dress,wedding venue. The overall look must compliment every aspect of the day. I can then help create the perfect look for the bride and the bridesmaids as well as mums.

So really, if you’re getting married in the Spring/Summer you need to be having a trial soon (next few weeks) if you haven’t already! This will allow you enough time to prepare your hair and skin so it’s at its best for your special day when all eyes are on you. contact info@themakeupgirl.co.uk to book your trial.

Book before 31st Dec for 10% off!

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Book your wedding hair and makeup before the end of December 2014 and get 10% off your booking cost, this includes he trial too. To find out more contact Shahnaz at info@themakeupgirl.co.uk 07790 012769


Another Review on Wedding Spot

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Such a great feeling knowing that you helped make the brides day even more special


Latest Review

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Here’s what one of my lovely brides from July this year has to say about her hair and makeup for her wedding day.

2 Minute Makeup

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Let’s face it,  as we get older we can no longer get away with the things we once did for example drinking on a school night, skipping on sun cream and essential skincare and for most women like me, getting away with wearing zero makeup.

But what are you supposed to do when you’ve got kiddies to look after, a household to keep in shape and a busy work schedule to juggle, finding time to yourself is impossible.  Well I’ve put together a quick 2 Min No-makeup Makeup routine especially designed for busy-mums or those who can spare very little time on their makeup in the mornings.


Step 1 – dab a little concealer under the eyes (or where needed)

Step 2 – a large kabuki brush apply a thin layer of mineral foundation (or liquid)

Step 3 – using an angled brush apply black/brown shadow to fill brows

Step 4 – using same brush apply a little of the shadow close to the lash line (or pencil)

Step 5 – apply a little mascara

Step 6 – Dust blush or bronzer on the face (concentrating on cheeks)

Step 7 – apply lipstick or gloss of your choice

Quick and easy, you’ll feel  awake and ready to face the world!

Products used

Jane Iredale pressed foundation in Latte, MAC Moisture rich concealer in NC42, MAC Carbon shadow as liner and on brows, Rimmel mascara black, MAC Harmony blush, MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick.


Magazine Feature

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Really happy with this article in the September/October issue of the Ultimate Wedding Magazine. This article features 6 stunning hairstyles created by yours truly as well as makeup and text. Photography by San Shawe at Sanshine Photography. 

Available to download on ipad.

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