About me

Nichola Witcombe-Tant

My Name is Nichola Witcombe-Tant, since I was a little girl my life has been art-oriented. This has had a huge impact on my career as a makeup artist. I have a lifetime of experience in painting, drawing and creating beauty from the most natural of environments. This has stood me in good stead and was a natural progression to move from paper to a live canvas.

After my college days in the beauty industry, I went on to learn more about makeup at The Jemma Kidd School of Makeup, London. Being fortunate enough to attend a number of workshops with established/famous makeup artists, further developing my creative side. It is of the utmost importance to me to keep current with techniques and fashion. I like to research a number of well known make up artists who are experienced and creative and adapt their professional techniques to provide a bespoke experience to my brides.


Art remains a huge part of my life and my natural interest and curiosity in the arts goes beyond the beauty industry. I attend regular life drawing classes and workshops each week which maintains a current perspective in my craft. My experiences and professional background has further enhanced my understanding of the colour palette and tools to sculpt, highlight, design and achieving balance.

During my many years of practising makeup, I have chosen only the top make up brands such as M.A.C, Urban Decay, Clinique, Laura Mercier, Benefit, Two Faced, Dior and NARS. This ensures flawless coverage that is long lasting and weightless.

I am also a highly trained beauty therapist with over 14 years experience specialising in skin care, VTCT level 3 NVQ, member of BABTAC British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology.

My Approach

Founder of an award-winning salon receiving The Wedding Industry Regional Finalist Award and The RESULTIME Salon of Destination Gold Star Awards two years running. My aim is to provide a quality and exclusive service to all clients using the best quality products and the very latest techniques. I believe in a very personal approach so that clients are ensured the highest level of care. Even after their treatments the highest level of service and products are my priority.

“Nichola is a total perfectionist, she is meticulous in every detail, nothing is too much trouble. A total professional who is not only a brilliant therapist, her treatments are divine, she also possesses the skills of a true artist when she weaves her magic when applying make-up. Nichola’s salon is beautiful, elegantly furnished, spotlessly clean and well laid out. A visit to Nichola is a truly pleasurable experience not only for her wonderful treatments but also for the fact that she is a lovely bubbly lady who always makes you feel most welcome and ALWAYS makes me feel like a million dollars! I cannot recommend Nichola Witcombe-Tant highly enough.. long may she reign!!! Julia Corfield”

Julia Corfield

“Nichola did my make-up for my wedding day, as well as my mums and bridesmaids. From the moment I met Nichola (at the trial) I could tell she was an extremely good professional. Nichola gave me and my bridesmaids some great advice. I felt really comfortable and welcomed and on the morning of my wedding, Nichola made us all feel very relaxed during preparations! Nichola is really friendly and makes you feel so comfortable. She made me look very very glamorous, my make-up was done so beautifully, I couldn’t have asked for anymore 🙂 

Bella Boneham

“What a truly fantastic beauty therapist. Totally professional, friendly and most of all fab at what she does. Having moved recently Oxford I still return to Nicki for my treatments as I can not find anyone whom is as good as she is. She is well worth the Journey back to Shrewsbury. Must also say your treatment room is a truely amazing experience- well done.”

Linda Wright

“Nichola what can I say but the biggest thank you in the world you made me feel so beautiful for the most amazing day of our lives, my bridesmaids and mom looked amazing we had so many comments on the day. Nichola you kept me calm on the day and from the first time of meeting you nothing was too much trouble. Nichola is one amazing person and every bride needs to have her on their big day, I can’t thank you enough. Sending all my love and best wishes. YOU ARE A STAR!”

Melissa Hunter

“There aren’t enough words to say how fantastic Nichola is! Having never had my make up done by a professional before, I cannot recommend Nichola highly enough. Nichola you made me feel beautiful on my wedding day alongside my mum and bridesmaid and I the eyelashes you did for me….wow! “

Jane Whitfield

“Nichola worked her magic on our wedding party last Saturday and I can’t thank her enough. My daughter Kate had a trial with her a couple of months ago in preparation for the big day and we were totally confident that Nichola would not only make us look great but would add to the fun of the morning preparations with her lovely personality, we weren’t disappointed. As she worked her way through the bridal party all you could hear was ‘oh wow’ as we all looked in the mirror for the first time. She even managed to transform this mother of the bride who hadn’t managed more than 3 hours sleep the night before to a person with radiance! A massive confidence boost and a great start to a day of fun.”

Anne Jones

“I would personally like to say thank you to you from the bottom of my heart for how amazing you were on my wedding day. Right from when you got there to when you left, you put us all at ease and made us feel very relaxed. You fitted in perfectly with my girls and made each and every one of them feel special. It was truly a magical day for us and you couldn’t of done my make up more perfectly. It was exactly how I wanted it to be and everyone commented on how beautiful we all looked. We are so grateful for the time, effort and hard work you put into making the morning of my wedding magical. 4th July 2017”

Jadie Hawkins

“Thank you so much for being such a star on my wedding morning. Not only did you transform me (just shows what good make up can do!), you were a delight to have around. There are official photos which I chuckle at every time I see them as I can remember exactly what it was you said or did to make me laugh. I am so pleased you were recommended – I was very dubious about having makeup done & now I’ll be in touch at the drop of a hat if I have somewhere special to go!”

Lesley Munro

My Salon

Within my salon I have chosen KATHERINE DANIELS face and body treatments and also VITA LIBERATA TANNING. Supporting this I stock a full range of homecare products for my clients to maintain their in-salon treatments. I also provide the following beauty treatments below:

 I own a home salon that is extremely stylish, where my clients have the opportunity to relax and enjoy their treatments to the full, bridal consultations and makeup trials are booked in and done at my premises. However, in order to give my brides a relaxed and premium experience, I travel to them on their wedding day at their chosen venue, covering most of the UK.

My aim is to make women feel confident, believing they’re beautiful and knowing they are.

Get in touch

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Telford, West Midlands and Wales. 

Manor Crest, Ford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 9NZ

M/ 07734 906073 L/ 01743 851276