FROM THE HEART
It was meant to be. After several years of soul-searching for my dream career it dawned on me whilst in the makeup chair on the morning of my wedding – what an incredible job this is to make women look AND feel amazing. The same way I did on my wedding day! And that’s how this journey began…
Soon after my wedding, I took a professional course at the makeup school run by my bridal makeup artist and it changed my life more than I could have ever expected!
I’ve never felt happier and more fulfilled in my career. I often have to pinch myself as I still can’t believe I’m actually doing something that I love so much for a living. Something that hopefully making a difference in women’s lives making them feel their most beautiful ever. This builds confidence and self-appreciation and isn’t happiness so addictive?
The constant flow of thank-you e-mails, cards, chocolates and sometimes even handmade gifts make me and my team very happy… Happiness that’s shared by hundreds of our satisfied, very beautiful clients.
M akeup as if you were born this way. Mine and the K-Team‘s signature styles are red-carpet-worthy looks that are elegant, modern and most importantly very very flattering to each individual. That’s what we do best because we believe that every bride, every woman deserves to look like a superstar. A harmony of skilfully applied makeup, perfectly styled hair and our client’s personal style. Enhancing the most flattering natural features.
Every woman deserves to be styled to perfection on occasions that are special to them: be it a wedding, birthday, celebrity event or awards ceremony. We do all of these and more!
Our thorough knowledge of corrective makeup techniques, subtle or striking colours, sophisticated and incredibly flattering hairstyles ensure that each client looks polished, on-trend and worthy of hitting the red-carpet event of their life. Please check out the Before and After gallery to see examples of the transformations that skillfully applied makeup application and hairstyling can produce.
Customer service is as important to us as the practical skills of our trade. It’s part of the whole experience – expect a relaxing, friendly and helpful service which goes the extra mile and a half.
The irreplaceable K-Team have been carefully chosen and impeccably trained and we all share the same views and obsession for fabulous makeup and hair.
SOME MORE STUFF ABOUT ME
I‘ve been working as a bridal makeup artist since 2009 and won The Wedding Industry Awards NATIONAL AWARD for best Bridal Makeup Artist in 2013, this involved votes cast by my previous brides as well as the opinions of an experienced panel of judges. As of 2017 I am now on The Wedding Industry Awards judging panel!
Prior to becoming a makeup artist I worked in business development for a large corporation for 8 years and definitely don’t think I would be where I am today if it were not for the experience I gained there in excellent customer service and work ethic.
I studied makeup artistry and fashion styling at several renowned makeup schools in Europe and the UK. My studies included subjects such as the theory and practice of colour matching and its psychology, contouring, corrective makeup techniques and the application of a broad range of makeup styles such as bridal, fashion and photographic.
My other passion is photography. I simply love photographing women looking incredible and capturing them at their most flattering. I have studied professional photography and apply this knowledge and experience to my makeup skills. I offer a photography service as part of each makeup appointment which means that my clients are left with a lasting memory of how beautiful and special they look with professionally applied makeup.
I’ve been teaching professional makeup courses since around 2013 and in 2015 set up the Kristina Gasperas Academy with the aim of training and empowering people who want to go into the makeup/hairstyling industry to follow their dreams and make them reality. My students are trained as thoroughly as I was and come out as ready-made makeup artists/hairstylists ready to take the world by storm. If you do something that you love for a living it is no longer just a job and makes every day fun!
I’m originally from Lithuania (so can speak English, Lithuanian and Russian) and moved to the UK when I was 18 years old, I now live very happily with my husband and son in southwest London, close to where my studio is based. I also travel to clients all over the UK and to popular destination wedding locations around the world – especially Italy, France and the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Mallorca.
IN THE MEDIA
Please check out some of the following web and magazine articles I’ve either contributed to or have been written about me:
- Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad magazine – Beauty article “Get the Look – Kristina Gasperas”
- The Wedding Industry Awards – Winners article “Kristina Gasperas, Best Wedding Make-Up 2013”
- London Glam – Me & The City article “Kristina Gasperas (an award-winning makeup artist)”
- hotcourses – Meet the experts article “Kristina Gasperas – the award winning makeup artist”
- Modellist-ID – Beauty article “Beauty Advice From Makeup Artist Kristina Gasperas”
- Amymakeup.info – Mastering Your Makeup article “Professional Makeup Artist Interview – Kristina Gasperas”
- Style & the bride – Make Up Tips article “The Ultimate Bridal Make Up Tips”
- The Wedding Community – Bridal Beauty and Make-Up Advice article “Honeymoon Beauty Essentials”
- The Select Bride – Style article “Choosing The Right Bridal Make-up Artist For You”
- The Wedding Community – Bridal Beauty and Makeup Advice article “Bridal Beauty Trends for 2017”
- The International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning – Wedding Trend Report 2017
OUTSIDE OF WORK
I love books, mainly biographies and educational but occasionally romantic or historic fiction. Thanks to audible books I am able to “read” whilst driving to clients. Sometimes I spend hours in the car and these are by no means wasted – thank goodness for technology! One of my favourite books is The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris – it’s genius! I’ve never been so good at prioritising and delegating tasks (think book-keeping, diary, and e-mail management).
I enjoy keeping fit and the great outdoors – a lot of my spare time is spent in CrossFit classes, running, cycling, playing tennis and working out or having leisurely strolls and eating alfresco in and around Richmond. When it comes to holidays my family and I are snowboarders so we hit the Austrian alps as often as we can but are also partial to a beach holiday or two to recharge the batteries and top up the tan :o)
Hopefully, you’ve gotten to know me a little now and the K-Team and I hope to get to know you and make you look the best you ever have!
Please get in touch using this Contact Link and let us know your makeup requirements or to book an appointment.