Hair & Makeup for Weddings and Fashion Photoshoots

t: 07919 598043

Ainsley M is an award winning make-up artist specialising in bridal make-up. Trained by the London College of Fashion, Ainsley travels all over Scotland ensuring brides look flawless on their big day. She has been nominated for a Vows award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, winning the prestigious title for best ‘hair and beauty’ in both 2007 and 2008. In addition to bridal services, Ainsley also does commercial work including fashion shoots (e.g. Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Lindsay Fleming bridal) and make-up for events (e.g. Pussycat Dolls at MOBO’s). She also offers make-up lessons on a ‘one to one’ and group basis plus personal make-up shopping. Bridal lessons are also offered for those who are unable to have an artist visit them on their big day.

Alexis Miller
t: 07834 354741

Alexis has been a Professional Make-up and Hair Artist since 2001. Soon after leaving college she started working freelance in the TV and Film Industry, working on TV series like The Book Group, River City, Down to earth, Rebus, Bad Girls among others. She has also worked with alot of celebrity clients including Westlife, Chris Evans, Summer Glau, Alec Baldwin, Stephanie Beacham, Elijah Wood, James Nesbit, Danny Dyer and many others. She was also nominated for Vows Award in 2008. Alexis is available for Photoshoots, Weddings and any other occasions. She also offers Make-up Lessons and Make-up Shopping. Alexis is based in Glasgow but will travel to Edinburgh, Stirling and Ayr amongst others! If in doubt just ask if she covers it!

City Brides
t: 07764 491010

City Brides provide a Mobile Hair and Make Up service specialising in brides and bridal parties. City Brides are based in Edinburgh, Scotland; however, their fully mobile service covers Glasgow, the Scottish Borders and the Central Belt. Their fully trained, professional Hair and Make Up experts will pamper the bride and bridal party to ensure they feel special and have their hair and make-up perfectly styled for their wedding day. They also have extensive experience in hair and make-up services for other special occasions including, proms, hen nights, parties and photo shoots. At City Brides they specialise in stunning hair up designs as well as the creation of more simple styles so you get the exact look you desire.

t: 07881 626807

EyeCandy Professional Make-Up are a top make-up team run by Make-Up Artist Lynne Mills offering a professional make-up service in the Edinburgh & Glasgow areas.  Lynne & the team have carried out many wedding bookings throughout Scotland as well as various photo shoots, including the front cover of the Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine & the Scotland on Sunday.  Lynne’s work has also been featured in both No1 & Hello Magazines as well as many advertising campaigns & fashion shows.  VOWS Nominee 2007, 2009 & 2010 and Make-Up Specialist Of The Year Finalist 2009, 2010 & 2011.

Helen McEwen
t: 07759 479 689
Make-up and Hair by Helen McEwan

Helen has been a professional freelance make-up and hair artist since 1998. She has extensive experience in film and television make-up and has worked on numerous films and too many television shows to count.  Helen has always continued throughout this time doing make-up and hair for many brides on their special day. Helen has had the pleasure with working with some of the top names in the industry and many actors, actresses, pop groups and other celebrities including, David Cassidy (your mum will know who this is), Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys, JLS, Alexandra Burke, Eliza Doolittle, Chrissie Hynde and most of the cast from River City during her 6.5 years working on the show.  Helen is based in Glasgow but is also willing to travel, just ask.

Jacqui O’Shea
t: 07787 526338 or

Make-up artist Jacqui O’Shea is on hand to help brides booking summer weddings in Italy or those getting married from September onwards in the UK. Throughout her career, she has seen that true makeup artistry comes from enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty rather than trying to make a face conform to the latest fashion trends and as a result, allowing a personality to shine. Jacqui’s bridal makeup has been published in Vogue Italia. Whilst Jacqui spends a lot of the summer months making brides look gorgeous at Lake Garda events, she is also available for Autumn/Winter/early Spring bookings across Surrey, London, Hampshire and Sussex.

Karen Bowen
t: 01592 611359

With over 25 years in fashion, editorial, commercial, beauty and bridal makeup, Karen Bowen is one of the industry’s premier professionals.  Having worked in London, Paris and throughout Scotland she has transformed fashion models and bridal parties to celebrities such as Kelly Brook, Lorraine Kelly, Fiona Philips, Gail Porter, Carol Smillie and many more.  She has taught advanced fashion and photographic makeup at VTCT level to makeup artist students.  Her work regularly appears in editorials such as The Best Scottish Weddings, The Scottish Wedding Directory, Hair and Beauty, Top Sante, Scotland on Sunday, Femail for the Daily Mail, I-On, The Pulse and many more.  Karen designs makeup for seminars and photo shoots for L’Oreal and Wella and has worked with many top award winning hair salons such as Trevor Sorbie, Vidal Sassoon and Cheynes to name but a few.  She is a Mac Pro member which is awarded to professional makeup artists who have published credited work.  You can see a recent wedding where we worked together with Karen Bowen here.

LG Makeup
t: 0131 466 2054 

Lucy Gourlay is one of the leading makeup artists in Scotland offering a highly personal service nationwide. With 20 years experience in the industry Lucy is an award winning makeup artist. VOWS Awards nominee 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and winner in 2010. Member of BABTAC.

t: 07801 659 584 

The Made-up team consist of Sharon and Monica who are professional hair and make-up artists. You would book them together to come to your chosen venue to pamper your guests and make you look and feel the best you’ve ever felt! Have a look at their website to see a gallery of the many photographic shoots and weddings they’ve done.

Volume Hair
t: 07961 017975

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