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Natural alternative wedding hair and makeup

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Makeup artist of the year 2023 for East of England

Turning EVERYDAY you 
    into BRIDAL 
you

Elegantly Alternative  
Wedding Hair & Makeup

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Bridal hair and makeup artist hertfordshire

Hiya! 

Imagine feeling and looking like your authentic self, but with a touch of extra class, and elegance. That's where I come in! I'm Holly, the face behind Carter Hair & Makeup, and my specialty is creating a look that effortlessly mixes your natural charm with a hint of fun. Think elegantly alternative wedding Hair and Makeup!  

“Holly is an exceptional hair stylist and make-up artist. She is able to seamlessly blend the two, to create a whole look that beautifully enhances your own style and persona.

 

Holly doesn't just take the time to understand what you want to look and feel like on your Wedding Day, but she also takes the time to understand who you are” 

- Madeleine, married in Manuden 

You, but bridal...

I love working together to make sure your special day reflects your unique style. If you've always like to express yourself in a less traditional way, then lets do that with your hair and makeup too! It doesn't have to be too out there, but having fun with different elements is what it's all about.

 

With me you can expect to feel truly relaxed, supported and reassured throughout your Bridal hair and makeup choices. It's my job to take all the stress away from you, by helping you gain confidence in all aspects of your appearance.

“Holly was absolutely amazing not just on the trial and wedding day but the build up to the wedding too. She made me feel so settled and made sure everything ran smoothly on the day”

- Natasha, married at Gosfield Hall, Essex

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I'll be there for you...

Throughout the process, I will offer valuable tips, advice, and uplifting support. Although you won't have done this before (usually) I have! As part of my service I cover everything you need from booking to the day and will have it all planned right until you walk down the aisle. I'll even share my favorite wedding morning playlist (brace yourself for anything from 50's rock'n'roll through to 00's pop)

Holly is so attentive and caring. She made me feel so confident and beautiful every step of the way” 

- Sophie, married at Milling Barn, Hertfordshire

 

I can't wait to chat, giggle, laugh and cry (happy tears of course) with you throughout your wedding planning. You'll feel like a friend is doing your hair and makeup.

By the time you walk down the aisle, I will have you glowing with happiness inside and out and I can't wait to turn the EVERYDAY you into the BRIDAL you.

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Gaynes Park
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“If you’re trying to find an artist who is going to listen, understand, support and champion you to feel the best version of yourself, I really wouldn’t bother looking any further.” 

- Lotte, married at Sandon Manor, Hertfordshire

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Latest Work

Where to begin with Holly... what a truly amazing human being. Picture this, 2019 (?) with no clue what was racing towards us. I chose Holly because her website was beautifully laid out, easy to use and her bio was what sold me. I thought: "what a sweet soul".

Pandemic hit and change after change, Holly was nothing but supportive, kind and amicable.

My trial finally came and it was honestly the most beautiful I have felt in a long time. Holly was like my hype woman! Princess vibes ✨️

My big day... well, calm, collected, a huge smile on her face and nothing but support again (with hype on the side) - Holly made me again, feel like a real life princess. I couldn't have done it without her. My hair and makeup were perfect and my girls looked absolutely gorgeous.

I feel like I've made a friend, Holly, thank you! <3

Pricing and Services

I have an extensive list of award winning, luxury hair & makeup services, Makeup lesson packages and hair accessories   

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My Awards and badges...

wedding supplier award
wedding supplier award
wedding supplier award
wedding supplier award
Wedding safe award
Boho wedding
Hertfordshire wedding supplier badge
regional wedding supplier award
Four counties wedding award makeup winner

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