Kirsty McCall Hair & Make up

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My name is Kirsty McCall, and I'm a freelance hair & make-up artist. I run my own business and represent a fantastic Pro Artist Team. I am very lucky to be able to do a job that I absolutely love!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£50
Details

Products and Services

Group Bookings
Hair Dressing
Make-Up Artists
Mobile Services
On the Day Services
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Trial
Full Description
I feel so passionate about my work and my Brides, I feel honoured to be part of their wedding mornings and create their dream hair and make up look! I still get excited for every one of my brides, from the trial, right up to the moment they put on their dress on the wedding day! I am based in Dartford Kent but I travel wherever my Brides want me to go. I have done weddings in London, the south East, Somerset, Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Leeds, Isle of Wight, South of France, Dominican Republic, Mykonos, Tuscany, Naples and Kefelonia. I have been doing hair & make up since I was 16, I trained at the London College of Fashion. I have worked in Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Bluewater and Space NK for Bobbi Brown, NARS, Clinique, Estee Lauder and Smashbox. I have also trained at Toni&Guy, Terence Renati and Nicky Clarke. I have worked my way up to senior stylist positions and also was an assistant manager in a hairdressers in Kent. I am trained in mens barbering as well. I started doing weddings in 2004 and fell in love with making Brides look perfect on their big days! I have been running my bridal hair & make up business since 2006. I have done around 1500 weddings in that time! My work and my Brides have been featured in many magazines. I am also a recommended suppliers for lots of beautiful wedding venues such as Cooling Castle Barn, Gaynes Park etc

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kirsty McCall
Congratulations on your engagement! I look forward to hearing from you!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2006
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(64)
Naomi Stannard
Married in June 2019
August 2019
Can we do it all again?
There are not enough words in the dictionary to thank Kirsty and to describe how lovely and professional she is. From day one of contacting her to my big day she was always there. Even to the point of helping me get into my dress. Everyone says how beautiful the bride looks but you never hear the brides side! I can honestly say I’d never felt more beautiful. I look back at our wedding photos and the photos that Kirsty took on the day and there isn’t a single one where I think “ oh god I look awful” I wanted to look the best version of myself but still look like me, especially as I wasn’t wearing my glasses and feel my eyes look tiny when I don’t have them on. Kirsty made my eyes look amazing and big and added my obsession of glitter into them too. Kirsty also did an amazing job on my bridesmaid, who bless her has some scarring and blemishes from acne and is still suffering from it in certain places. Asha was so worried about the makeup covering them and making her look flawless and I’ve got to say she looked absolutely stunning! She’s stunning anyway but you could just see she was filled with confidence all day. The before and after transformation is just amazing!! I just want to thank Kirsty again and again for making myself and my bridesmaid feel so beautiful and confident. I can’t recommend her enough! I’m a hairdresser myself and all my brides I have recommended Kirsty to them even if they have a make up artist in mind. Kirsty’s value for money is second to non. I liked the fact that everyone was the same. I’d spent hours and hours looking for a make up artist that didn’t cake my face in so much make up that I found greasy or want an extortionate amount of money for poor quality of skill and make up products. Thank you again a million times. Xxxx
Nadia
Married in May 2019
June 2019
Best day of my life
Kirsty was fantastic from the start. Her prices and payment process was outlined from the beginning so I knew what to pay and there were no surprises or last minute fees. She came to my house for the hair and makeup trial and chatted through any concerns or wishes that I had for the day. As my hair is very thick and curly, she arranged to blow dry my hair the day before my wedding which was actually a lovely treat and helped me to relax. On my wedding day she arrived with plenty of extra time, she made me feel calm and was very organised. She made sure I was happy and set before she left and she took plenty of photos so I could see what I looked like once she had finished. Overall I found Kirsty to be extremely well organised, easy to communicate with, calm and reassuring on the day and she provided beautiful hair and make up services so I would definitely recommend her to any bride - especially those with difficult (frizzy, thick or afro) hair as she definitely knows what she's doing with a blow dry brush!!
Victoria Earle
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
The best of the best
I cannot recommend Kirsty highly enough. She made me feel absolutely fabulous on my wedding day. She listened to exactly what I wanted and went above and beyond to help me create exactly the look that I had in mind. Not only is she incredibly talented but she is also absolutely lovely and will make you feel completely at ease and like a million dollars!!! To find someone who is equally as talented in hair and make up is a difficult task but I absolutely found this in Kirsty. Both my hair and make up were flawless and lasted all day. I booked Kirsty on a recommendation from a friend and I am so glad that I did. I would confidently recommend her to any bride and can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Claire & Damian
Married in December 2018
December 2018
Truly Incredible!
Kirsty was truly incredible, so friendly a d helpful. Everyone felt at ease with her. The make up lasted all day and some, the detail in the hair was beautiful. I cannot recommend her highly enough and am looking forward to finding a reason to use her again. X
Julian portet
Wedding: October 2018
November 2018
Awesome work
I’m a photographer and have worked with Kirsty often. She always does a fab job and leaves everyone happy including us. Top work
Leanne Snow
Wedding: September 2018
December 2018
My 40th birthday and my wedding
Kirsty is literally THE BEST makeup artist I have ever had the pleasure of using. I work in tv and see a lot of artists. Kirsty is head and shoulders above these, real skill, real expertise and real professionalism. I would recommend to all.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Dartford, Kent, England

Nearest Town

DARTFORD

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (6)

BRIDES MAGAZINE
YOU & YOUR WEDDING MAGAZINE
YOUR KENT WEDDING MAGAZINE
YOUR ESSEX WEDDING MAGAZINE
LONDON BRIDE MAGAZINE
CREATIVE REVIEW MAGAZINE

Accreditations / Associations (2)

BTEC ND DESIGN FASHION STYLING -Hair & Make up @ London College of Fashion
Toni & Guy Hairdressing course

Industry Awards (6)

The Wedding Industry Awards - Highly Commended Make up artist London&SE 2015
The Wedding Industry Awards - NATIONALLY Highly Commended Make up artist UK 2017
The Wedding Industry Awards - REGIONAL WINNER Make up artist London&SE 2017
The Wedding Industry Awards - REGIONAL FINALIST Make up artist London&SE 2016
The Wedding Industry Awards - Highly Commended Make up artist London&SE 2018
The Wedding Industry Awards - REGIONAL FINALIST BEST HAIR STYLIST Ldn&SE 2019
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I remember all of my weddings and every one has a special memory for me, but I remember really making a difference to a Mother-of-the-Bride, she had fallen down the stairs sleepwalking 2 nights before her daughters wedding, she had broken her cheek bone and fractured her jaw, she had stitches on her eyelids and her face was black and blue. I gasped when I saw her and she was so upset because she felt like she was going to steal focus from her daughter on her wedding day because everyone would be more concerned with her injuries. I wasn't even meant to be doing Mums make up but I sat her down and did her make up, I covered all the bruising and carefully contoured her cheeks. When she looked in the mirror she was over the moon, her daughter cried because her Mum looked like herself again. The true test was when the Mums sister came in (Mum hadn't told anyone about her accident), Her sister went round and kissed everyone hello and we all held our breath to see whether she would notice the injuries....She didn't!! I love that memory so much as it made such a difference to Mum and her daughter the Bride, it took away any feelings of guilt or sadness for the Mum and allowed her to truly enjoy her Daughters wedding day!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, Fresh, Modern, Enhancing and Radiant.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am proud of every aspect of my business, I run the entire Business myself right from designing the website and email templates all the way to social media, Photography and of course doing my Beautiful Brides hair and make up!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Create YOUR perfect wedding and make YOURSELVES happy! You absolutely cannot make every single one of your 100+ guests happy, so do everything that you as a couple truly want to do and then anyone that loves you will be over the moon to see you happy!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I love anything personalised, I love seeing the wedding party giving and receiving gifts on the wedding morning, it really is a touching moment!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When a Bride books me to do her Wedding hair and make up she receives an email and a video explaining every step of the process to ensure she feels confident right from the start. Then at the trial we sit and chat about her entire wedding style and plans, then I create her perfect look and I don't leave until she is 100% happy. On the wedding day I go above and beyond for every Bride, I work in a calm and relaxed way ensuring my Bride not only looks perfect but is looked after and has everything she needs. I help her with her dress, help tidy the room, provide emotional support, anything she needs I will help with if I can. It is an honour to be part of a Brides wedding morning.

What do you love most about your job?

I have the best job ever! I get to be a part of the most special day of my Brides lives, I love creating there perfect wedding hair and make up look but I also love keeping them calm and happy, I love fitting in and having fun with their Bridal party and seeing them all finished in their dress and veil. I get a warm fuzzy feeling whenever I see the happiness and confidence that my clients get when they look in the mirror once I have finished their hair and make up!

What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

Take a powder and lipgloss with you, dab tears don't wipe and always bring a massive umbrella just incase!

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

I make sure there is plenty of time in the schedule so that noone feels rushed, I stay tuned in to the mood of the room and If i feel like my Bride is getting overwhelmed at any point i have a quiet chat to her and ask if there is anything she would like me to do to help. I take charge and help with the dress when its needed, I go above and beyond my role as a hair and make up artist to help my Bride have the perfect wedding morning.

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

Ask a Bridesmaid to keep an eye on your T-zone and pop a bit of powder and lippy on you when needed, apart from that just enjoy every second of your day knowing that you look absolutely incredible!