Gill East Hair and Make-Up
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Wedding Hair and Make-up artist based in the south-east.
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Just a little bit about me…. I love my job. I love making people feel and look amazing and I love great wedding hair and great wedding make-up. I feel very lucky to be in the position that I am where I can be part of a bride’s special day by making her look even more beautiful than she already is. I work mainly with brides for their wedding day but have done a substantial amount of commercial work for various clients including lifestyle magazines Vantage and Epicurean Life, I’ve worked at The Brits, Britain’s Next Top Model, The Ministry of Sound, Dazed & Confused and TKMaxx. I’ve been doing hair and make-up for over 12 years now, training in hairdressing initially at Carshalton College in Surrey, and make-up with renowned artist Louise Constad at her Beauty School in London. Both seem like a long time ago now! I enjoy testing new products, styles or looks when I think of new things and am looking to learn new tips and tricks. If my schedule allows it I’ll always try to attend regular hair styling training, MAC make-up Masterclasses or even assisting other artists to keep me up to date on the latest trends and techniques. I like to pride myself on the fact that I’m a pretty approachable person that is always friendly, calm under pressure and a complete perfectionist who works hard to get the job done and on time! As well as enjoying a fairly active lifestyle outside of making people look beautiful, I have my other job which is my absolute love – being mum to my two gorgeous boys Finn and Woody. (It’s them that keep me active really).
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Name of Wedding Contact: Gill East
Congratulations! Now it's time to have some fun with hair and make-up. Let me make you feel and look even more beautiful than you already are!
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Anything that's slightly different to the 'norm' - a 60's look, red lipstick, a red dress!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Comfortable, Chic, Pretty but not girly.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Getting great feedback.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always have a trial for hair and make-up!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Anything done DIY and rustic. Chanel presents for the bridesmaids and a stretched Mini to travel in style!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Up to 3 hours with the bride at a trial hair and make-up session at a venue of her choice, any other trials she may want after that, discussions via phone or email about any other requirements/timings on the day and then an early meet on the day of your wedding!
What do you love most about your job?
Making brides/bridesmaids and mothers of the bride feel confident and look beautiful. Everyone's so happy, it's a great feeling.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Drink lots of water, sleep well, clean make-up off at night and have facials in the run up (homemade or beauty salon).
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
Read what the bride wants, she may or may not want to talk while I'm working on her. The time a bride is with me is a time when thoughts are racing. Apparently I do have a calming effect on brides due to my calm nature! You're in safe hands.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Buy the lipstick and powder I use on you so you have it to touch up during the day. Also a small can of hairspray and some spare kirby grips. Either keep them in a small bag you might be using or give to one of you bridesmaids to look after!