Lauren Wheeler is a well established bridal hair and makeup specialist. She is highly sought after within Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, London & The Cotswolds.
'Make up should never be used to hide yourself, it should always be used to enhance your natural beauty'
Bridal makeup should always stay true to who you are and not change you into a different person. Lauren will work with you on a one on one basis to achieve both a natural, enhancing makeup look and a comfortable flattering hairstyle that is guaranteed to last all day. She will then work with you to come up with a styling that flows effortlessly for your bridal party as well.
Lauren has been shortlisted for the Oxford Venus Awards in 2014, The #QueenOf Winner of Natural Beauty in 2015 and a Regional Finalist for the best make up artist, London and the south east, for The Wedding Industry Awards 2016.
Lauren is based within Oxfordshire but can travel across the whole of the UK and globally.
Due to an increase in demand for wedding hair & makeup, Lauren has brought together a handful of elite talented hair and makeup artists to assist her with larger bridal parties and to work at weddings when she is fully booked. All of her team have been handpicked by Lauren to ensure that they adhere to the same impeccable standards and talent as her. They are currently Sam, Alice & Lisa and are wonderful personalities to have around on your wedding morning.
- Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, light, you, flawless, glowing
- What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always ensure you make your wedding 'yours'. I spend a lot of time with brides and have a lot of 'we wish we'd done this instead of this'. Just remember that everyone is there to celebrate your love, they are going to enjoy themselves no matter what you do to decorate and entertain, so ensure you really put your stamp on it.
- What is your #1 beauty tip for a bride?
Really look after your skin. There is no better canvas than hydrated, well looked after skin. Makeup can do a lot of things, but it looks so much more seamless and natural when it's not having to be used to cover and conceal. Drink plenty of water, and really invest in a good skincare routine that is suitable for you.
- What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Always have a pressed powder and your chosen lipstick/gloss on hand to top up with throughout the day. You can ensure your lips stay kissable right through until the night, and a translucent powder with slight mattifying properties will keep you looking fresh and dewy instead of shiny.