I'm Jen and I have had a passion for all things hair and makeup since my teens. My working life began in customer service and it wasn't until a not-so-subtle push from my closest friends and relatives that I decided to pursue this passion as a career and I can honestly say I have not looked back since!
I kicked off my training at DFMA, London, where I studied hair and makeup for TV, Film and Theatre and from there, went on to Kristina Gasperas' Academy for a specialist Bridal Hair course with the renowned hairstylist Kasia Fortuna. I have since enjoyed an amazing introduction into several, diverse avenues within the hair and makeup world including work with Sky TV and NETFLIX. I have also had the pleasure of working as long-term personal makeup artist to actor Gemma Oaten and singer/songwriter Lydia Singer, with whom I have been lucky enough to travel half way across the world on her musical ventures!
My love for bridal hair and makeup has remained throughout my freelancing career. Being with you and your loved ones on the morning of one of the biggest days of your life is a privilege and so I understand the importance of my role; making sure you are looking and feeling your best so you can put your most confident foot forward on your big day. In the run up to the wedding, I work with you to ensure your hair and makeup looks just as you imagined. If you are completely new to having your hair and makeup done, I am there as a guide to tailor a look to suit your features and for those of you who know exactly what you want and just need a professional to take the reins on the day (so you don't have to stress about making sure your eyeliner is even!) I am here for you!
As my past brides will testify, I really do care about YOU on your wedding morning. I pay attention to every detail to ensure you are completely camera-ready, but aside from that, I also make sure there is a plan in place for your morning, which allows for a calm, enjoyable, stress-free, start to your day and gives you and your bridal party the chance to relax and take in all the precious moments the morning has to offer, safe in the knowledge that everything is in hand!
So what's next? You can take a look at my gallery where a vast spread of images from my previous weddings, shoots and other work awaits you or why not follow my instagram page @jenhawkins_hmua for a look at what I have been up to more recently!
If you would like to find out more about booking in, please get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as I can!