© 2018 by Harriet Cook 

July 9, 2018

It's not every day that you get married, or have a bridal hair and makeup trial, so I hope these tips are helpful in preparing for the appointment!


1. Bring a variety of inspiration pics, for both hair and makeup - most people bring hair pics, but not for makeup! It is...

February 2, 2018

Should you follow current trends? The answer is, only if you LOVE them. I don't think trends should be a concern when planning your bridal hair and makeup, because you want a look that suits you (obviously) and one that will not date, which hot 'trends' generally do. I...

January 5, 2018

Happy New Year!

I realise my last post was almost a year ago - I am not a good or consistent blogger which is a shame as it's something I always loved the idea of. First resolution of 2018!

I am lucky enough to be spending the first week of Jan in much warmer/sunnie...

February 7, 2017

Here are a few new beauty launches to try this Spring:-

1. Lancome Matte Shaker available in March - Last year was all about the cute Lancome Juicy Shaker, packaged like a mini cocktail shaker - and although I loved mine I am looking forward to trying the matte version...

January 4, 2017

January beauty favourites including fragrance, body, haircare and makeup

December 21, 2016

I added this beautiful headpiece to my collection earlier this year. I had the idea of curating a selection of accessories available to hire to my clients so that they can try-on at their trial appointment. Often it's hard to know what to go for until you have your hai...

December 21, 2016

Lots of people ask what brands I use in my kit, and the answer is - loads of different ones! There isn't really one brand (in my opinion) that excels in every single product. So over the past 8 years or so i've been doing makeup I have come to find my favourites and st...

December 5, 2016

Is it possible to get a make up artist who also does hair and visa vera?

Yes, some makeup artists will have trained in hairstyling alongside makeup, like myself, as it’s usually a requirement for those working in film and the media.

What is a hair and make up trial and w...

November 27, 2016

Here is my beautiful flatmate Sarah, enduring another makeup testing session! Thanks Sarah!

This is a bronzed and glowy look, perfect for your festive do's with the most beautiful sparkly eyeshadow foil from Stila in 'Kitten'. Because I wanted the skin to really glow I...

November 23, 2016

I just love these shots my client Katie sent over, from her sunny October wedding at Stone Barn. Photos by Joanne Crawford www.joannecrawford.com

Katie is a natural beauty with amazing skin anyway, but I played this up with a fresh-faced glowing makeup, and neutral smok...

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