Updated: Jun 26
South West Bridal Hair and Make up was born in 2015 when make-up artists Emily and hair stylist Stacey, decided to combine their skills and collaborate to produce a place brides are able to book a complete bridal beauty team. Having spent years recommending each other they combined their experience and skills to offer a one stop shop for bridal hair and make up.
We have carefully chosen the team for both skill, technique and personality. We understand how important it is to have someone you can feel comfortable with, but will also keep you calm and support you through the most exciting and nerve wracking day of your life. Stacey has since moved on to focus on her own endeavours, but Emily is very much at the helm and dedicates her working life to the success of the team.
Having a hair and make-up team that know each other and have worked together previously is a real bonus on your wedding day and the familiarity will help to ensure everything runs according to plan.
For more information on our team please take a look at our meet the team page for a biography and photos for each stylist / artist.
Emily will look after your booking from beginning to end and as part of the service will happily create a personal schedule for your special day, thinking through each aspect to make sure you're not rushed.
South West Bridal Hair and Make-up covers Bristol and the South West, but will travel further afield if required. We are very happy to be mobile and come to you for your wedding day.
A bit about me...
I spent the first 10 years of my professional career in television production as a Production Coordinator and then Production Manager, I looked after 7 figure budgets, contracts, talent and attention to detail was part of my day job. But I had been working as a make-up artist as a side hustle all the way along. When I left television to focus on my make-up career I knew something was missing... admin!! I love it, sad but true.
When Stacey and I set up this business, it was always the intention that I would look after the admin. So in short I'm your coordinator for your hair and make up booking. Any problems, questions or support, I'm your woman. I've worked on well over 650 weddings myself , I really know the industry and the people in it, very well. I also have the utmost respect for my team, they're wives, mothers, sisters and daughters and my friends. I know you're in good hands with them.
I personally am a mummy of 2 children, Alex and Heidi and I'm married to Tom. I run the business from my home (no big fancy office, just little old me at my kitchen table). I'm an avid reader with my kindle never very far away. 90's pop is my guilty pleasure and I relax by baking. Bread, muffins, tray bakes, you name it, I'll have made it. I've lived in the Bristol area for 20 years but in 2023 will be relocating to West Somerset, to rejoin my wonderful family. I'm very lucky to run a business that I can operate from anywhere (as long as there's WiFi), so even if I'm on holiday, I'm still on hand to help you if a drama arises.
I like to feel that even though you probably won't meet me, I've played a small part in helping your wedding go like clockwork.
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