I am a hair & make-up artist with 13 years of high level experience in the UK and Internationally specializing in weddings, events and photographic work.
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Every wedding is different, and should be treated so in every way. Artistic Stylist offers many options to help make the service that you recieve truely bespoke to your wishes. Your wedding artist will come out to a location of your choice anywhere across the UK or indeed past its borders to service your needs. Do you wish to have your artist there all day available for touch ups and an evening change... it can be done. Just let Ria know everything that you wish for on your special day and she will see that its perfect.
Artistic Stylist is the business name of Internationally experienced, and well published Artist Ria Yvonne Lingwood.
Ria specialises in wedding, events and photographic hair & make-up,
Presents tailored hairdressing tuition solutions to salons and schools,
while also offering exceptional bespoke cuts & colours to her private clientele.
The passion and devotion held for this industry is easy to see and feel through Ria's work. The business sets out to create the best possible bespoke services to its individual clients giving each booking the time, attention and creativity that it deserves.
Over the last 13 years Ria's experience has seen her working as a Session Stylist, Make-up Artist, Lead Colourist, Senior Stylist, Director, Manager and Educator both in the UK and Internationally. Ria's training began with a strong Toni & Guy structure and has developed through the years with influences from various large London academies such as L'oreal, Wella and Goldwell. She has provided hair & make-up for a large number of well known brands, and her work has been published across a large variety of publications.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Ria Yvonne
Firstly congratulations upon your engagement! I look forward to meeting you and having the pleasure of creating your very own bespoke bridal hair & make-up! x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Married in September 2016
Ria was amazing, my wedding hair was flawless
Ria was amazing, my wedding hair was flawless, and as she said it would stayed perfect all day despite all the dancing
Toni Jones, Facebook Review
Married in September 2016
at times my saving grace
Ria is absolutely amazing, from trial to wedding day and then a re run for more photos I cant fault a thing!! Trial was exactly what I wanted it to be, Ria found the perf...
Wedding: July 2016
immediately put at ease by Ria's experience
I travelled from Essex to Norwich earlier this week for a family wedding and I am so pleased I came across this Facebook page as it meant I was able to book Ria to put my...
Married in June 2016
she works miracles
What an absolute star!!! Loved every minute of my wedding planning and the day with Ria. Everyone loved the hair and make-up (she works miracles) and after a few trials e...
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What is your most memorable wedding?
A 2 day 12hrs a day wedding event..... Its hard not to go for that one as it clearly took the most hours. An English rose themed wedding the first day staying for an evening change and touch ups and an elaborate moroccan themed bbq the day after... once again staying for touch ups and an evening change. It was a lovely weekend, great weather, food and such lovely people.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Romantic / Creative / Structured/ Tailored / Soft
What about your business are you most proud of?
That I have remained one person doing what I love creating beautiful individual work.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
A bridesmaid always seems to get pregnant so don't order the dresses a year in advance! ;)
Describe your typical process with a couple.
My process is with the bride, mother of the bride, maids and various spectators. It starts with an introduction.... an informal chat... a look at the dress. its important to get a real feel of each invividual bride. Then go on with the trial of upto 3 hrs of creating looks and documenting them. I provide corespondence via email, txt, phone, facetime. We then do onto the day with our pre arranged looks or if necessary upon further request make adjustments. everything is tailored to individuals requirements and wishes.
What do you love most about your job?
variety... meeting people.... helping people look and feel amazing
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Don't ever forget antiperspirant on the morning in your excitement! - (all of the little things)
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
Im a human being, not a fake ever smiling powder puff... I like to speak honestly with people, get to know them... make them laugh. Its always good to explain that those small nerves are a blessing... they are there because you care in a nervous excitement - now that's human!
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Self confidence, not letting the "circus" get the better of you. There is nothing more beautiful than confidence, grace and kindness! - I'll fix the rest :) x