I first trained as a beauty therapist right here in Kent. Starting in a small salon, progressing to cruise liners and huge spa chains and then on to managing a team at a private members club. In all my roles there was always one constant. I love making people feel special. A bug that once caught only grew as I started to learn more hair and make-up skills on board a ship for all the Captains’ Dinner Dances. This enjoyment in others led me to teaching to allow me to share my skills. Gaining my teaching qualification is one of my greatest professional achievements and I am thrilled to be able to share it with anyone who wants it, however I missed the excitement of seeing other people at their happiest due to work that I had created, and this was where the idea for a multi-function space, in an area that I loved arrived. I now enjoy making people feel special for all those big milestones and for some of the happiest days of their lives…. all in one place. And I LOVE it! Prom, Birthdays’ and Baby Showers, although of course, my ultimate love is the Weddings. The dresses, the hair, the make-up and easing the stress of the bride. It is incredibly rewarding and I wouldn’t change it.
I first started my career studying make up for television and film at the London College of Fashion, later training as a beauty therapist. I have been fortunate enough to work all over the world first aboard a cruise ship and later as an international trainer for a cosmetic brand.
I have a passion for helping women feel their best and pride myself as someone who is able to listen carefully, understanding your needs and wants. I apply this fully when comes to either assisting you in finding your dream dress or together creating your perfect hair and make-up look for your special day.
I have been local to Hayes, Kent for many years, and even attended the local High School. I have always had a passion for creative make-up and went on to study Media Hair and Makeup Artistry at The Brushstroke Make-up School’ which is based in Shepperton Film Studios. During my first year on this exciting course, I was lucky enough to be spotted by Charlotte for my work, so when the opportunity arose to join the Charlotte Ware Designs team I was extremely excited and have been loving every minute. To be able to do something I have such a passion for, develop skills in such a unique environment and get to make others look and feel great is the perfect combination.
My favourite looks are the Glamorous Party looks, but making Brides feel fabulous on their special day is a real privilege.
I have over ten years experience in dress making and alterations and have been with Charlotte Ware Designs since they opened. I trained as a Costume Maker and worked extensively in Theatre and Opera, so I am no stranger to big gowns, fancy frocks and the occasional diva should you start to feel a bit Bridezilla-ish! I love working with brides and in the wedding industry, I really enjoy the magic and excitement of it all. I truly understand how important it is that you feel comfortable and confident on your big day, and it is my one and only job to make sure that you do. Throughout my career I have worked with people of all shapes, sizes and have seen just about everything so please don’t be shy or worried about anything – we will fix it! I look forward to seeing you around 3 months before your wedding to make sure we have plenty of time to have as many fittings as we need to achieve the best fit and get you looking as good as you will hopefully feel!