WE OFFER THE MOST EXQUISITE BRIDAL MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING ADORED BY HUNDREDS OF ECSTATIC BRIDES EVERY YEAR – BE ONE OF THEM!
This is what we do and we do it very well. We believe that every bride should look the MOST BEAUTIFUL she ever has.
We’re based in London but travel to beautiful destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
We love turning brides into SUPERSTARS. Each of you should look like YOU and no other bride. Each one of you have intricate variations that make up your own personal style – your bridal look should reflect that.
That’s why we believe that bridal makeup and hair should be all about complementing YOUR chosen style as well as your natural features and proportions.
The RIGHT amount of makeup with PERFECT colour choices and techniques, as well as the IDEAL hair volume and placement play a key role in getting you looking effortlessly stylish, chic and modern.
We’re simply obsessed with getting the bridal look that’s just right for you and our inspiration is often drawn from RED-CARPET events where the most up-to-date and incredible looks adorn the some of world’s most beautiful women.
And that’s what we aim for you: to make you look like the most gorgeous MOVIE STAR, walking down the aisle as if on the red carpet.
It’s not about crazy amounts of makeup or curls or the same updos seen on so many brides. We create unique looks that work in harmony with what nature has blessed you with – achieving the most flattering, naturally beautiful bridal looks. As if you were born this way.
YOUR MAKEUP AND HAIR TRIAL
This is the time when you find out which makeup and hair styles suit you best and will make you the most stylish and jaw-droppingly gorgeous bride.
You may have already decided on the look that you want but often during trials we come up with some more options that you might not have considered before. We know from our experience which styles will make you look extraordinarily beautiful. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what looks really work best without trying them out. That’s where trial sessions come in.
A trial is recommended 6 to 12 months before the wedding day, this will include testing for any sensitivity to the makeup and hair products.
Everything that’s agreed during the trial and the products chosen are documented and photos are taken of your stunning finished look. You can then take comfort in the fact that you’ll look incredible on the day itself.
The trial usually takes between 1.5 to 2 hours for makeup and around 2 to 2.5 hours for hairstyling. If you’d like to try more looks that would take us over these times we’ll suggest a second trial is booked.
I’m also a professional photographer and have trained most of the K-Team so that we can provide an extra complimentary service during the trial – taking professional portraits of your completed bridal look which we’ll e-mail to you. This gives you a great opportunity to see how your bridal makeup/hair looks in photographs (and you can send them around to your friends and put them on your socials).
Trial sessions can also be arranged for mothers-of-the-bride/groom and any other members of the bridal party upon request.
They take place at the Kristina Gasperas Makeup and Hair Studio: 5A-7A Golden Court, Richmond TW9 1EU. The best availability is during weekdays when it’s peak season (April to October), during off-peak months weekend appointments are more possible.
We always do our best to accommodate your preferences.
Once the trial is done you have 14 days to change your mind (although we don’t think you will!) and receive a full refund of your wedding day deposit.
If you’re getting married abroad (how exciting!) we cover all worldwide destinations, please check out our Destinations Weddings page.
If your favourite makeup artist is not readily available, we can also teach you how to apply your own wedding makeup with a makeup lesson.
PLEASE CONTACT US WELL IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT – we receive more enquiries than we have capacity to take on.
I’d recommend that you book your makeup artist and hairstylist as soon as you book your venue. Many of our brides actually choose their wedding dates based on our as well as their chosen venue’s availability!
Don’t leave yourself having to compromise on looking anything less than your MOST BEAUTIFUL in your favourite stunning venue amongst your family and friends.
There’s some more useful information on how to prepare for your bridal makeup and hair trial in this blog post…
Makeup and Hair Trial Tips for Brides-to-Be
And here’s a short video clip of a real bridal makeup trial…
YOUR WEDDING DAY
It’s your wedding day! Get ready to blow everyone away with your incredible bridal look created with love, skill and meticulous detail by myself or your chosen K-Team member.
From the moment you confirm your booking the friendliest and most caring PA ever – Jurate (pronounced “you-rah-tair” – we’re so lucky to have her!) will help you work out your wedding day bridal beauty prep schedule so that on the day
you can rest assured that we know exactly when and where to turn up. All you have to do is sit back, relax and allow us to work our magic.
Your bridal makeup will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours depending on how glam a look you’ve decided to go for. Bridal hair is usually done in 2 parts – firstly blow-dried and set in curlers, after which the makeup is applied whilst the hair is setting, then swiftly followed by the expert finishing hair-styling touches. Every bridal hairstyle is unique therefore the actual time taken can vary but is usually around 1.5 to 2 hours.
The rest of the bridal party’s prep takes approx 45 to 50 minutes for makeup and the same for hairstyling per person.
And then it’s time to slip into your dress, have a few bubbles and giggles with your bridesmaids then you’re ready to amaze your groom and guests!
We use only the highest quality professional products that are developed to look equally impressive in real-life as in photographs. We’re gradually switching our kits to CRUELTY-FREE and VEGAN BRANDS brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Stila, Too Faced and ZOEVA. One of our amazing makeup artrists/hairstylists Agata is a huge advocate of this and is leading by example by going 100% natural with her makeup kit.
As well as myself we have the fabulous K-Team who are skilled to the maximum and able to satisfy even the most discerning brides. They’ve worked with celebrities, on high-end editorials, for TV presenters and even royalty (sshhhh!). Click on their photos to check out their profiles, price lists, galleries and testimonials…