2014 Bridal Make up Trends and Wedding Hair Trends

2014 Bridal Make up Trends and Wedding Hair Trends

70’s vibes:
Think biba and flowing boho wedding hair
and relaxed peach/coral and bronze tones for bridal make up…

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Strong eyes and neutral lips:

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Colour trends:
Pink, peach and gold in makeup and for bridesmaids!

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Messy waves and vintage brooches for wedding hair accessories:

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Neat winged liner:

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Flower crowns:

flower crowns

Soft messy sexy plaits:

soft messy sexy plaits

Neon lips are great for fashion forward bridesmaids and look fab with navy dresses:

neon lips

For more inspiration for your wedding hair and makeup, come and visit us at the London National Wedding Show – Earls Court – September 26th to 28th 2014:

Beauty Call at The National Wedding Show London

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain Review

A Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain Review

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain Review

My North London brides are currently swearing by Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain as it provides the right amount of colour and it lasts!  

Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain combines the texture and glossiness with the long-wear of a stain for a truly amazing lip colour!

It can be worn any way you want – applied in layers from sheer to highly pigmented.

It has a lightweight texture that immediately melts onto lips, smells great and through the wear it becomes increasingly hydrating.

The applicator’s unique slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision.

Comes in 14 different shades! Absolutely fabulous!

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain

Silvija
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Franchisee and Wedding Hair and Makeup North London 
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Discovering quirky wedding venues in Darlington

This month I have had the pleasure of working at some really cool wedding venues in Darlington area – offering something a little different and allowing you the freedom to create a more bespoke wedding where you can put your own stamp on your wedding day!

I have had a few enquiries recently from brides getting married at Jersey Farm Hotel and I finally got to visit it for the first time last month……

I relied on my sat nav, like always, to get me there and the route was fine, I only started to panic when I was being directed up a narrow looking farm road, but after being reassured by a local farmer that I was on the right track I continued a little further until I saw the sign!

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Jersey Farm is set in 12 acres of luscious farmland, making it a rural escape, just a mile from Barnard Castle. With farm animals in the fields, The Jersey Farm Country Hotel has a peaceful and calming charm.

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I did the brides and her bridesmaids wedding hair and makeup in their spacious two floor accommodation. Whilst people were showering and getting dressed downstairs in the bedrooms, I was able to set up in the lounge area upstairs ready to do hair and makeup.

They have a choice of rooms for your ceremony so you can have your whole day and evening in the one place!

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Another really great venue I visited just last week to do one of my brides hair and makeup trials, was Camp Katur. This is the perfect alternative wedding venue that will give you and your guests an unforgettable experience in a magical setting.  It is set within the 250 acre English Country Estate amidst woodland, greenland and meadowland where you will find an all in one Glamping & Camping village with unique accommodation options.

I would usually do the trial at the Brides home but as this venue offers a really unique, alternative setting, and my bride was embracing this 100%, this meant that her accommodation on the wedding night will be in the glamping village and without electricity. We will be getting her ready in a room next to the huge barn where you can have your evening reception and dress as you wish. We wanted to do the trial at the venue just to make sure it will be okay and all was fine!

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With a woodland ceremony, a Glamping meadow with an array of unique accommodation for you and your guests and a rustic barn for your evening reception, what more could you ask for!

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I can’t wait to return on my brides wedding day to see this venue again! The staff I met were all really friendly and it had a great vibe.

Enjoy your Summers!

Aimee
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Franchisee and Wedding Hair and Makeup Harrogate and Darlington postcodes
See more of Aimee’s work – click here

Wedding Hair and Makeup Twickenham, Richmond and Kingston

So how are everyone’s New Years Resolutions going?
Almost completely forgotten about them?!?
See my earlier blog at the start of 2014 – click here

I’ve been pretty good this year. I have even impressed myself with the fact that I have stuck with my Yoga at The Kingfisher in Kingston, Surrey for 6 months now and can even master a headstand (albeit against a wall, but still!)

It’s funny how the smallest achievements can make you happy!

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“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” #instagramquotes

I’m sure they didn’t mean for everyone to stand on their head to get a different perspective but hey – whatever works!

Follow Beauty Call on Instagram – click here

Another great person to follow on instagram is @yoga_girl, amazing inspiration and not just for yoga… Kathryn our Manchester Franchisee can back me up on that as she is a fan too!

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I went to St Tropez last weekend after visiting my lovely beautician Suzanne at The Lensbury Club in Teddington, for a few days on a hen party and it wasn’t until I came home that I realised how much I needed a break.

Life can be so quick these days; not enough time in the day to get everything done or see the people we care about.

This prompted me to write a mid year resolutions list…

I wrote down what and whom were the most important in my life and have decided to concentrate on them. (Also a great massage from Vida Therapy in Teddington helps!)

Quality most definitely out rules quantity, contrary to what we believed when Facebook first came out…(I still have those 400 friends I never speak to but that wish me happy birthday every year!)

So to all you brides out there planning guest lists and arguing with the in laws- think of the stress that will be wreaking havoc with your skin and weight. Put a bit of extra cash away to spoil you and your new hubby on your honeymoon and give yourself a bit of ‘me’ time- a sort of ‘clear out for the soul’ – you will enjoy your wedding day so much more!

Life is a journey, try to enjoy it right now as opposed to constantly looking for it’s destination!

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Grace xx
Franchisee & Wedding Hair and Makeup Twickenham and Richmond

See Grace’s work by clicking here

Vintage Elopement Photoshoot – Vintage Hair and Makeup Yorkshire

Lots of Vintage Hair and Makeup Yorkshire:

I was recently asked to take part in a photoshoot by the very talented Jill and Julia from Todd & Moore photography. The theme was ‘vintage elopement’ which sounded like a great concept especially as we were shooting along the North York Moors Steam Engine Railway on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny day!

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The vintage makeup look I went for was the classic 1950′s vintage make-up look – flawless porcelain skin (using Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and Smashbox Photo Finishing Powder), strong flicked black eyeliner (Illamasqua Gel Liner in Black) and of course a bold red statement lip using ‘MAC Red’ lipstick.

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For the models hair I created a couple of victory rolls with some soft waves in the remaining hair left down. I later changed the hairstyle to a more sophisticated french roll style updo before letting it all down to do its own thing for the final ‘Wuthering Heights’ style shots up on the moors!

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The outcome of the pictures is amazing and such a great team of local suppliers to work with!

Ali. x
Franchsiee for the YO (York) and LS (Leeds) postcodes

Vintage Hair and Makeup Alison from www.beautycall.co.uk
Photography by www.toddandmoorephotography.co.uk
Flowers by http://greenmyrtle.org/
Vintage clothing from www.glorydaysvintage.co.uk
Vintage clothing also from bowlervintage.co.uk
Thanks also to http://www.nymr.co.uk/ for letting us shoot on their trains at at their picturesque stations!

Asian Beauty – Indian Wedding Hair and Makeup Hertfordshire

Last month I had the pleasure of doing indian wedding hair and makeup for Farhana and her sister, for their brother’s wedding.

Indian wedding hair and makeup

I created their look by using the following products from my kit:

Laura Mercier Radiance Primer

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation

MAC Cremeblend Blush

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palettes – Naked 1 and Naked 3

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner

YSL False Lash Effect Mascara

Cluster Lashes

Ben Nye Ruby Red Lipstick

I set the tikka headpieces in place while I was styling their hair and used a small amount of clear lash adhesive to set the jewels in place on the forehead, as this prevents the jewel moving around.

Indian bridal hair and makeup

indian bridal makeup

I had such a fun morning get these ladies ready and they looked absolutely amazing in their outfits!

Karen S
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Franchisee for Hertfordshire – Stevenage (SG) and St Albans (AL) postcodes

See more of Karen’s work by clicking here

Laura Mercier Eyeshadow Palette 2014 Spring

I’m always on the lookout for a great eyeshadow palette, so when I spotted the new Laura Mercier Eyeshadow Palette 2014 Spring – I just had to buy it!

Laura Mercier Eyeshadow Palette 2014

The palette includes 12 eyeshadows – the top row offers a great selection of matte eyeshadows from Noir to Buttercream, and the bottom row offers subtle shimmery shadows from Diamond Pink to Rich Cocoa.

There are two limited edition shades in the palette, Diamond Pink and Violet Steel, and there aren’t really any shades that I wouldn’t wear. However, I think my favourite shade has to be African Violet.

Laura Mercier Eyeshadow Palette 2014 review

The packaging is great as well, the magnetic close on the palette makes it easy to open and shut without any fuss.

Although the palette is fairly expensive at £60, it does come with a mini brown Caviar Stick (cream eyeshadow) and a mini Volume Lash mascara. It’s on par with the recent NARSissist Palette, but on the downside it does contain three less eyeshadows.

Personally, I know I’ll get a lot of use out of this palette and it’s a fab addition to my makeup kit.

It landed on makeup counters in May and is only available at John Lewis, so grab one while stocks last!

Karen-S
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Franchisee for Stevenage (SG) and St Alban’s (AL) postcodes – Hertfordshire
Click here for more of Karen’s images and testimonials

Wedding Venues Surrey and Berkshire

It’s been a busy few months for me, but not with weddings and trials, I have been on maternity leave as I had another beautiful little boy at the beginning of March.  Saying that I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of lovely brides and creating their perfect look with their hair and make up for their wedding day this Summer at some lovely wedding venues Surrey and Berkshire.

For the past 3 years I have been lucky enough to be the recommended supplier at one of my favourite venues Northbrook Park, in Farnham.  It’s such a beautiful venue and all the staff and other suppliers are great to work with. Visit their site – click here

Wedding Venues in Surrey: Northbrook Park in Farnham

I was delighted when I was contacted by the estate manager asking me if I would also be the recommended supplier at their sister venue – Froyle Park.

Wedding Venues in Surrey: Froyle Park, Alton

Froyle Park is nestled on the Surrey / Hampshire border, in Upper Froyle village, only a short journey outside of London. Froyle Park’s country estate will be sure to take your breath away. The newly renovated Jacobean Manor and grounds offers the most romantic setting for couples to make their vows. Visit their site – click here

I have lots of weddings booked there for this year and I’m very much looking forward to working there. For more wedding venues Surrey and across the UK click here.

If you still are to book your wedding hair and makeup surrey – contact us here now

Louise x
Franchisee and Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist 
for Guildford (GU) and Slough (SL) postcodes in Surrey and Berkshire

See Louise’s wedding hair and makeup work - click here

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who has the best makeup artists of them all?

Mirror Mirror Wedding Boutiques – North London

Hi everyone, Silvija here. North London franchisee for Beauty Call.

I just had to tell you about the wonderful Mirror Mirror Boutiques in Angel & Crouch End, Islington, North London…….

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They specializes in high fashion and affordable luxury evening wear for everyone’s taste.

If you are looking to find your perfect personal bridal dream you should visit these two amazing boutiques. Mirror Mirror have gained a great reputation within the bridal industry and has been honoured with many awards for Slim Silhouette, Embroidery and Beadwork organized by Bridal magazine for the “British Bridal Designer Awards”!

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Alongside Mirror Mirror couture dresses which are designed, cut and made in both North London locations, they are proud to present their personal selection of the most beautiful gowns from the best international bridal designer collections:

Cymbeline, Gemy, Yolancris, Pronovias, Intuziri, Raimon Bundo. La Sposa, Paloma Blanc.

And of course to further enhance your bridal look Mirror Mirror has added their gorgeous Bridal Accessories Boutique to the group, with an exclusive and most stunning range of bridal accessories!

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Visit their lovely website here:
http://www.mirrormirror.uk.com/

Silvija – see my work click here
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Beauty Call Franchisee for North London and North West London
Looking for the best makeup artists – click here

Bridal Makeup Artist London and Franchisee: Silvija

Silvija Cerni
Franchisee for North London (N) & North West London (NW) postcodes:

Silvija is a professional hair and makeup artist with over 11 years of experience in the industry.

Silvija - bridal makeup artist London

Since graduating from the Academy of Film & Television Make-up in 2002, Silvija began her career in the fashion and bridal industry working on photoshoots, fashion shows and providing professional bridal makeup services all over London.

Even in the first couple of years she got to work with many established photographers, actors and models. Throughout her career Silvija had mastered various makeup technique skills and her strong passion for make-up enabled her to further enhance her exposure within the industry by specialising in studio photography, TV, music videos and special effects make-up. The vast experience and her approach to different aspects of make-up artistry have led Silvija to travel all over the UK and abroad where she got to work on many prestigious events and projects.

Silvija has always had an artistic passion and constantly finds her inspiration through the diversity of people she continuously meets with her work. She keeps herself ahead of emerging trends as well as of hair, make-up and skin care products the industry has to offer.

Silvija believes in a natural-looking face, her signature look is best described as natural, fresh and flawless. As a professional and experienced bridal makeup artist London, Silvija strives to enhance the most memorable day of your life by making you look your very best. Her bridal expertise begins with a thorough consultation, discussing with you all your ideas, thoughts and aspects of your wedding. Silvija’s aim is to create a perfect look that will accent your finest features – a comfortable, long-lasting natural look to suit your individual complexion, face shape and personality.

To contact Silvija please:

Fill in an Enquiry Form
Send an email silvija@beautycall.co.uk
Call her on 075312 97776

To see her work click:
http://www.beautycall.co.uk/wedding-hair-and-make-up-images-Silvija-1.php

Silvija runs the Beauty Call franchise in North London (N) and North West London (NW) postcodes – so her and her team cover the following areas:

North London – Islington, Hackney, Haringay, Barnet, Enfield:

Barnsbury, Canonbury, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton, Pentonville, Shoreditch, Muswell Hill, Friern Barnet, New Southgate, Colney Hatch, Arnos Grove, Bounds Green, North Finchley, Woodside Park, Palmers Green, Southgate, Seven Sisters, Tottenham, Stamford Hill, South Tottenham, Stoke Newington, Archway, East Finchley, Hampstead, Finchley, Oakleigh Park, Totteridge, Whetstone, Grange Park, Winchmore Hill, Bowes Park, Wood Green, Finsbury Park, Manor House, Stroud Green, Highbury, Highgate, Holloway, Tufnell Park, Crouch End, Hornsey, Turnpike Lane, Edmonton.

North West London – Camden, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith, Barnet, Westminster:

Hendon, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill, Brent Park, Church End, Harlesden, Park Royal, Willesden, Kensal Green, Golders Green, Cricklewood, Dollis Hill, Neasden, Brent Cross, Belsize Park, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Kentish Town, Gospel Oak, Brondesbury, Kilburn, Queen’s Park, West Hampstead, Mill Hill, Lisson Grove, St John’s Wood, Colindale, Kingsbury