Bridal/Makeup

Bridal makeup designed to give you a perfect, long-lasting look for your special day.

Based just outside Shrewsbury in Shropshire. I trained at renowned The Jemma Kidd School of Makeup in London.

I understand the importance of adding those finishing touches to your special occasion. Professional makeup not only makes your experience memorable but also gives you a flawless and radiant look that will last all day.

I have been doing Bridal Makeup for many years. I have chosen to use only the highest quality products for flawless coverage that is long lasting and weightless. To ensure you feel relaxed I will travel to your venue on the morning of your wedding.

It is recommended that every bride should have a trial run. Trial appointments are held at my home salon. I offer a free 30-minute consultation if you wish to meet with me and discuss your bridal plans.

BRIDAL CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT

I offer a free consultation to all of my brides. This is your opportunity to meet with me and discuss your bridal makeup thoughts and go over any questions you may have. It is of the upmost importance to me that the bride is completely comfortable with the team of professionals that help her to get ready on one of the most important days of her life.

This appointment will help you decide if I am the makeup artist for you and will help you to feel at ease when it comes to your ‘Big Day”.

From here if you are happy to go ahead with your booking I will make arrangements in my diary for your makeup trial.

 BRIDAL MAKEUP TRIAL

I recommend that a trial is booked within 6-8 weeks running up to your wedding day. If you feel that you would like to have a trial done sooner because of travelling/distance, I am happy to fit you in when it is more convenient.

During your appointment I would like to discuss your bridal colour theme, your wedding dress, bridesmaids dress designs, flower ideas and hairstyles. This will help me build up an understanding of your personal style and give me ideas of makeup palettes. Please bring any photos you have so I can get a feel for your wedding day. 

I will also discuss how you would normally wear your makeup for a special occasion and makeup palettes you like. My aim is to create a makeup that you are comfortable in and will reflect your personality, is long-lasting, lightweight but has enough depth of makeup for your photography and finally has a bridal theme.

SKINCARE

I specialise in skincare and this is something I usually bring up during a trial. I have all the tricks-of-the-trade up my sleeve to keep makeup lasting from the moment I have applied my application to the very last dance. However, skincare is of the upmost importance. If you want to look like the radiant bride with glowing skin, hydration is key and I am more than happy to share my knowledge with you to prepare your skin for your wedding makeup.

When I have finished your makeup and you are completely happy with your look, I will draw and make notes for my reference of the style and products used to create your look. This will help me recreate your makeup on your wedding day. The makeup I use is of the highest quality. I use eye and face primers and finally fixing spray to set your makeup. You will not need touching up. All you will need to do is reapply your lipstick!

Lastly, I will discuss timings for the actual wedding day and agree on a time to start makeup at your chosen preparation address. To create a calm and relaxed environment we can work out a schedule to include hair appointment details, time for getting changed, photographs and ceremony time to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Trial appointments are also available to the Mother of the Bride and Groom, bridesmaids, family and friends if required.

 

BRIDAL MAKEUP TRIAL | 90 minutes | £40

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

ON THE WEDDING DAY

I will arrive at your chosen venue to get you and your bridal party ready at the time we agreed.

I love the atmosphere on the wedding morning. When I turn up everyone’s still wearing pyjamas and excited about the day ahead. There is no travelling to salons to get hair and makeup done separately, everything is relaxed.

Natural light is perfect when applying makeup. If possible this is something that we would need to consider when I set up my makeup station.

I plan about an hour to apply the bride’s makeup application. 30-45 minutes for other members of the bridal party. Before I leave, I reassess everyone’s makeup application and touch up lipstick or gloss, ensuring that everyone is looking perfect.

If you would like to book your wedding makeup or have any questions please send me your enquiry and contact me via my contact page.

The bridal season is a busy time. To avoid disappointment please ensure you plan ahead as I am already taking bookings 18 months from now.

BRIDE – On the wedding day | 45 Minutes | £55

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE OR GROOM – Trial | 60 minutes | £35 each

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE OR GROOM – On the wedding day
45 minutes | £40 each

BRIDESMAID – Trial | 60 Minutes | £35 each

BRIDESMAID – On The Wedding Day | 45 Minutes | £40 each

FRIENDS / FAMILY MAKEUP On The Wedding Day | 45 Minutes | £40

TRAVEL/TIME | there is a small charge from time lost from my salon during travelling, this would depend on distance.

PACKAGES | depending on how many makeup applications are booked, please ask for details

SPECIAL OCCASION MAKEUP Prom/Birthday/Graduation | 60 Minutes | £40 | £50 including strip lash application

MAKEUP LESSON

This is perfect if you are interested in refreshing your makeup palette and techniques or if you have been stuck in a rut and want to renew your skills and pick up practical and useful tips. Ideal as a gift for someone special.

MAKEUP LESSON | 90 Minutes | £60

MAKEUP PHOTOSHOOT

A great gift for all ages, maybe a teen party or a makeover to make you or a loved one feel glamorous. Please call to enquire for your personal tailored package.

Get in touch

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Telford, West Midlands and Wales. 

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

M/ 07734 906073 L/ 01743 851276