Introducing Sally - Multi Award Winning Make Up Artist
By Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up, May 12 2017 06:00AM
Sally is one our many talented Make Up Artists on the team.
Below we asked her some questions so you can get to know more about her...
Tell us about your awards and what they mean to you?
I have won 2 different types of award.
I won the NHFederation Best in Britain Bridal Makeup 2015 and 2016. This involved a day competing against other makeup artists and being judged by a group of well known and established professionals working within the industry. Winning these awards was important for me as it meant that people working in the industry to a very high standard appreciated my work amongst other makeup artists.
I was also fortunate enough to win this years Bristol and Somerset wedding award. This was very special to me. It relied on my brides from the past year voting for me and giving feedback. To win this was quite overwhelming! It showed that what I do helps to make my brides day extra special and that's what counts for me.
What do you love most about your job?
I have always loved weddings- I love the build up and the planning, the details, colours, the outfits! when any of my friends have got married I am the first one to start planning it for them!
I love meeting people and their families and being able to play a part in such an important and memorable part of someone's day is very special to me.
I love that I can give people confidence and help them to feel good about themselves. Creating an individual look for every bride makes every wedding unique.
What advice would you give to a bride looking to book a make up artist?
My advice for any bride looking for a makeup artist is firstly to research.
All makeup artists have their own style- each specialising in different looks and techniques.
You need to look at their pictures and see if their style of work is one that you like.
Read their feedback, this can help give you the confidence you are looking for.
Once you have chosen someone you need to get in touch and see if you get along! This might sound odd but this person is going to be a part of one of the biggest days of your life!
Book a trial- there you can talk and get to know each other and start to plan your makeup look and make sure you feel 100% happy and confident to be in their hands on the morning. If you are unsure what you want, look online at pictures and save them to show your makeup artist, that way they can get an idea of the style you like.
Do you have a favourite look/style?
To chose a favourite style would be near impossible!!!
I love makeup. I have been interested in makeup since a very young age - going to see my mum in her own salon as I grew up.
I don't believe that people should put on a 'mask' when using makeup- I don't want to change you! Every single face is beautiful and unique and I don't want it to look like anything other than you. Makeup Is to help people feel good about themselves and if I can help someone feel amazing on their wedding day then I think I have done my job!
Do you have a favourite product?
I am a complete product junkie! Anything new on the market and it would be wrong of me not to try it- right?!
I am abit of an animal lover so to see so many amazing products out now that are cruelty free is fantastic.
I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills eye palettes- they are highly pigmented and give a beautiful finish. Nars and Too faced Foundations are my latest craze, they give a flawless finish without looking heavy. My trusty Mac lipsticks are still a favourite with so many colours to choose from it's like being a kid in a sweet shop!
I use fixing spray to insure your makeup stays put all day and all night!
What would be your piece of advice for the big day?
Other than makeup advice of which I have plenty- I would say when it gets to the morning of the wedding it's time to enjoy it!!! Forget the planning, whether the venue has the right fairy lights in the right teacup!
It's your day now with your loved ones and you need to take it all in.
Cherish all the little things, the laughs and the tears as you will look back on this day forever and you don't want to miss a thing.
You can read more about Sally's experience and what her bride's say about her on her profile -
You can also request to Sally when enquiring, just email us at email@example.com
Next week we are introducing you to one of our Hair Stylists - Laura.