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Ashley Kay of Primp Powder Pout is a sought after, international Wedding Makeup & Hair Artist! Ashley has a Californian flare for art & fashion, a back ground in psychology & a keen eye for detail!
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- Ashley Kay is an outgoing, quirky Texan who was raised in California, where her passions for art, fashion and music were realised. A degree in psychology (whilst living in London) coupled with an artist background makes for a perfect combination, giving her the ability to listen to and understand people's wants and needs while utilising her artistic skills. After moving from London, Ashley began her successful fashion and wedding makeup and hair career in Cambridge. Ashley Kay, as a Cambridge bridal makeup artist, has the privilege of doing over 40+ weddings a year. With a successful team of assistant makeup artists as well as hair artists, Ashley Kay can cover all weddings, big or small. Ashley Kay, on top of her very successful bridal career has a long standing hair and makeup career in fashion, TV and music videos. Through her connection with the Cambridge Colleges, Ashley Kay has worked on many corporate videos, photoshoots and events throughout the year. Some of her career highlights include her work in high end magazines such as Vogue, Elle, You and Your Wedding, Velvet, Cambridge Magazine and Your East Anglia Wedding magazines. Ashley’s work has also been featured on top wedding blogs, StyleMePretty, RockMyWedding and My English Wedding. Some of Ashley Kay’s work outside bridal, to name a few, consists of key makeup & hair artist for ITV’s Home of Fabulous Cakes, Discovery Health & Beauty, Fandango TV for Stephen Hawking, Ghost for John Lewis, Hawes & Curtis, Clamp Optometrists, Deliveroo and The Sun. On top of being nominated as Hitched Wedding Hair Stylist of the Year twice in a row, Ashley Kay has been asked to write expert beauty columns for many magazines and blogs. As an active beauty blogger with a loyal following, Ashley Kay continues to teach and share her inside tips and tricks through her blog and highly popular youtube beauty channel & beauty app - PrimpPowderPout available on Android.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2008# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team3Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
It is too hard to answer this. There are so many weddings I have loved! I suppose some of the highlights have been my Chelsea, London Weddings, Scotland and US weddings!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Naturally bohemian, beautiful with a classic, timeless edge!
What about your business are you most proud of?
I have built my business entirely on my own. With only my background in art and psychology I have managed to create a thriving business where I have several of my own assistants and do over 50 weddings a year!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start early! Get planning right away. Vendors get booked up quite far in advance, this includes hair and makeup artists like myself. So get in there early to avoid disappointment.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love quirky items that brides add to their looks...awesome sunglasses for the day, funky shoes in bright colours, things like that I really notice!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I start by building a relationship through emails. We arrange a trial and I spend a few hours getting to know my brides and their family, going through their wedding planning process and really getting a feel for what they are looking for. I continue to stay in touch over the months, leading up to the big day to make sure they know I am here, thinking about them and if there is anything they need!
What do you love most about your job?
I love my brides! I love the finished product and even more so, I love the photos from the photographers. The photographs are my final product. An artist's masterpiece at its final stage! I get a thrill seeing it all come together and then that final look, through the camera lense!
What is your #1 beauty tip for a bride?
Make sure you have a good skincare regime. Doesn't have to be expensive. Just make sure you are cleansing, moisturising and drinking lots of water!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
My bride knows me pretty well by the wedding day and vice versa. So there is a natural ease, between the two of us. But one thing I have learned...is it is important to ask them how they are feeling, put them at ease. Most brides get a little nervous just before the ceremony and that's my time to really make sure they feel calm...if that means interjecting a little bit of humour to help, then that's what I do!
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Make sure you don't stress...drink and eat well! General healthy living that should be done year round!
- Bridebook Discount: When booking a trial, bride may have one bridesmaid for the trial through Bridebook - free of charge.