Hertfordshire wedding Hair and Makeup artist
specialising in natural elegant and romantic styles
Hiya! Welcome to Carter Hair & Makeup.
Firstly, congratulations on your relationship status upgrade! Secondly, I'm Holly Carter, an award-winning (woohoo!) makeup artist and hairstylist based in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. I have 15+ years experience in the wedding industry and I've always been a true sucker for romance. I love Disney and anything rom com related, so the wedding industry is the perfect place for me!
My approach to your wedding hair and makeup is to enhance your natural beauty with clever techniques, colours and the correct products, rather than completely transforming your appearance (although we’d all happily be transformed into Jessica Alba let’s face it!)
Want to see what I get up to? Go and have a nose through past couples in my galleries. Can you picture yourself there too one day? I hope so. You can also have a read through the kind words they’ve left me, to see the type of service I provide.
So this is love...
I love to work closely with you as my bride, to find out your individual style, what you enjoy doing in your spare time, and how you see yourself on your wedding day. This is how I create a bespoke, high end makeup and hairstyling service. I specialise in creating a glowing, romantic and elegant look that will have you feeling like the most gorgeously confident version of you. Sounds good doesn’t it!
One of the things I enjoy doing is taking your go to look and making it bridal. If you’ve always wanted to see what you’d look like with that subtle smokey eye, or have always wanted your hair in a soft beachy wave but don’t know if it’ll suit your face, I will give you the confidence to try it out and show you that hair and makeup doesn’t have to be full on, overwhelming or intimidating. There’s a right way to wear it that doesn’t take over. Just gently enhances what’s already there.
So which princess is it going to be? Cinderella? Ariel? Just kidding. Let's have a chat and create your dream wedding hair & makeup look!
You got a friend in me...
It's so important to me that you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. I know a wedding day can be quite an anxious time for a lot of brides, amongst the excitement there are a lot of other emotions involved. But it doesn’t have to be. I know you’ve never done this before, but I have, as a bride and a supplier, and I’m here throughout with helpful tips, advice and encouragement. I’ll even share my go to wedding morning playlist (beware, there’s some cheese on there!)
I'm a very warm, caring and empathetic person (or so I’m told!), and take pride in my ability to create a relaxing and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Helping to ease any pre-wedding nerves and ensuring you feel pampered and special. I can't wait to chat, giggle, laugh and cry (happy tears of course) with you throughout your wedding planning. I want you to feel like your best friend is doing your hair and makeup.
I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to Holly on my behalf, my mum and my bridesmaids for getting us ready on my wedding day!
From the start you took the time to listen and understand how I hoped to look on the day. You knew all the right questions to ask throughout my trial, right down to the smaller details - it really showed how much you cared about not only achieving the look I was after but how I'd feel on the day. Thank you for being so helpful and responsive to all my many questions after my trial & my indecisive moments! I felt like we were a real team.
I wish I could re-live all the prep! I was absolutely glowing on the day, you made me feel like I was naturally beautiful - I felt radiant inside and outside and honestly couldn't stop smiling. I can't believe the magic you worked with my hair - it was everything I couldn't ever dreamed of and so much more. I wish you could get me ready for all events in the future!
Holly is so talented, down to earth, chatty and just all round lovely! I would highly recommend to any bride who wants to feel the best they've ever felt in themselves on their wedding day.
Pricing and Services
I have an extensive list of award winning hair & makeup services, Makeup lesson packages and hair accessories