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COVID19 – Terms

By swalford

New procedures in place to ensure safety of clients and staff.

1, Artists will be wearing face mask and a visor due to the close proximity and the nature of the role.
2, Gloves will also be worn and changed between clients.
3, Makeup brushes and equipment will be sanitised between clients.
4, Makeup/hair services to be carried out in a well ventilated area with windows and doors open, if an outdoor space is available and safe we are happy to carry the service out in the open.
5, We limit the numbers of bridal party and others (Photographers/videographers) in the room at any one time. If space is tight numbers can be limited to just the artist and one other. Maximum numbers in one room at any one time if there is enough space will be 4 (including artists and client in the chairs.
6, Any client displaying signs of a cold/cough/fever/generally unwell will not be treated. This is for the safety of artists, other members of the party and our families.

COVID19 – Due to the uncertainty of the current situation we appreciate that a degree of flexibility is required so if your wedding date needs to be postponed to an alternative date due to the virus the deposit amount will be transferred to the new date. All deposits are non-refundable. Please provide sufficient notice. Also note that until we get the all clear from the virus makeup artists and assistants will be wearing masks and taking the necessary precautions to protect clients, we will also be allowing extra time on the day of the wedding to disinfect brushes and change gloves between clients. If a member of your party is displaying any symptoms of a cold/fever we will not be able to carry out the hair/makeup.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to making you up for your big day very soon!

Stay safe.

Shahnaz Walford and the team.

Covid19 Training Course Complete

By swalford

In preparation for going back to work (whenever this may be) I remain hopeful that it will be this Summer, although this is not guaranteed.

The Beauty Guild have compiled a Hygiene and Safety course specifically designed for the current Pandemic – Covid19 and how to prevent cross contamination, to keep clients and therapist safe whilst still being able to provide a service.

I would like to inform my clients that as always safety is of paramount importance, I always keep a clean work place and kit. In addition I have introduced special measures to ensure there is no risk of transferred germs between clients.

Also pleased to inform you that I have completed the Guilds Covid19 Course.

Wedding at Milling Barn

By shahnaz

I have just finished beautifying the gorgeous bride Carina and her maids at The Milling Barn in Throcking – Nr Baldock. Carina chose a curly side updo, a little volume on the crown and pretty flowers to finish the style perfectly.

Carina also chose a summery flawless makeup, individual lashes and a golden glow looked absolutely beautiful and will compliment her Blush coloured wedding gown.



Bridal Makeup Artist

By shahnaz

A few recent brides. Makeup Artist and hairstylist St Albans, Hertfordshire.


Bridal Make up Artist Hertfordshire

By shahnaz


Happy New Year! If you are a lucky bride-to-be planning your wedding this year then what an exciting time for you and a huge congratulations on your engagement.

You’ve probably booked your venue and perhaps even chosen your dress then why leave your hair and make up to the last minute? After all, such expense getting every detail perfect, don’t risk ruining your big day by booking an inexperienced make up artist/hairstylist. You need to be able to trust your make up artist that they can deliver on the day, that your make up not only looks flawless from when it’s applied but also last thing at night and that your curls/waves are not looking bedraggled and your updo is still intact – when you are waving your guests off after a wonderful and magical day.

That’s where The Makeup Girl (Shahnaz Walford yours truly) comes in, with 10 years of experience in the wedding industry, after having helped create amazing hairdo’s and radiant makeup’s for over almost 1000 brides, yes 1000! I can safely say that myself and my assistants can help you with your perfect wedding day look which lasts all day and night and even till the next day (so I’ve been told)

So for more that “just makeup” or “its just a hairstyle” contact The Makeup Girl for your free consultation and see how your dream look can become reality.

***Everyone who works for The Makeup girl is fully qualified with a reputable College and fully insured with either BABTAC or The Beauty Guild***   07790 012769




Ashridge House Wedding

By swalford

Here are a few pictures from a recent wedding at Ashridge House in Berkhamstead. The wedding of the lovely bride Michelle, her 6 bridesmaids, mum and aunt so a total of 9 hair and makeup’s completed in 4 hours. They all looked absolutely amazing in and no doubt had a wonderful day.

Michelle chose a smokey charcoal and silver eye, defined with lots of liner and lashes, she also wanted an elegant yet modern hairstyle that represented her fun and lighthearted personality as well as complimented her dress and the gorgeous setting.

The bridesmaids were all in a deep burgundy dress which was perfect for a Winter wedding, the rich colour commanded a strong defined socket line (eye) so we chose a gorgeous sparkly berry shade by Morphe cosmetics and a glamorous set of lash extensions to finish the look. The hair was in a side bun and adorned with a sparkly crystal and silver hair comb.

Here what the bride had to say after the wedding


If you’re getting married in Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties then get in touch for expert advice and guidance on how to go about making the right choice for your wedding hair and makeup, I offer a complimentary consultation where we can meet and discuss your ideas and look.

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