I am super excited to feature Laura-Anne Hair & Make Up Designer on the blog this evening. I caught up with the lady herself to find out a little more about this talented bridal expert…
When did you start the business, and what was your inspiration for doing so?
I have been a competitive dancer since the age of six. Therefore, hair and make up has seemingly always been in my life. In fact, I was the kid at the dance competitions that used to do all of the other kids’ hair and make up! Upon leaving college, I decided to take this craft into a more profitable venture. I started my business twelve years ago as a secondary job alongside teaching Latin and ballroom dancing. After having the wonderful opportunity to spend two years in Los Angeles where I retrained as a hair and make up artist, I decided to take on hair and make up as a full time business and I have never looked back.
How would you describe the ethos behind your business?
I truly believe that the services I offer are not limited to purely hair and makeup application. I pride myself on high levels of customer service which in turn help to create a relaxed, confident and utterly enjoyable experience. No request is too much, and I will go out of my way to make sure you feel your most beautiful and special on the biggest day of your life.
Can you tell me about any business highlights you’ve experienced?
For certain spending time in Los Angeles was a major highlight. I had originally trained at Newcastle College in 2002 but decided to make the move across the pond in 2008 to further my skills and develop the best possible techniques and application that I could bring to my business. The training in Hollywood certainly contributed to this in a huge way and I am happy to offer this unique, advanced and experienced service and training to all of my clients.
Can you give me a summary on the services/products that you can offer a bride-to-be?
Wedding bookings begin with an in-depth design appointment where time is taking to discuss ideas and desires for the clients’ wedding day. Several styles can be tried and tested until the complete look is created or you may find you fall in love with the first style we try.
For both the wedding day and design appointment I cater for the entire bridal party from the bride and bridesmaids, to the mother of the bride/groom and family members. A detailed schedule is made in advance to ensure that everyone gets the time and attention that they need and if an additional artist (or 2) is needed for larger bookings this can be arranged as well.
Along with the wedding day hair and makeup services, I am proud to be able to offer a couple of unique services to my clients. These include First dance coaching for the bride-to-be and her partner and also a Beauty Bar station at the venue to allow for professional touch-ups and lash enhancements to anyone that may need or want to be pampered in the middle of dancing the night away.
I’m planning a vintage wedding – can you help?
Of course! My extensive experience and career have allowed for me to gain a passion for all things beautiful, especially vintage. Vintage themed weddings are timeless and so are the hair and makeup styles. Why not book a design appointment to discuss your needs a desires for your amazing vintage inspired day?
Tell me about one of your very favourite bridal looks that you’re finding to be popular at the moment.
I am getting asked more and more for a mixture between vintage and boho. A messy vintage if you will. I strive on creating unique and unusual styles that veer away from the usual bridal looks and often use red carpet and current fashion editorials as inspiration. A messy vintage brings vintage into the modern day and looks amazing for a summer garden wedding enhanced with fresh flower decoration or a vintage hair brooch.
What’s the best way to get in touch?
You can visit my website at www.LauraAnneMakeup.com or pop me an email me at Laura@LauraAnneMakeup.com. Alternatively, if you would like to have a chat about your big day or simply pick my brains for ideas, please contact me on 07974 976789.