Updated 24/05/2020

In this weird time I wanted to write a little blog post to reassure all my future brides of everything I am doing to continue with my work and be with you all on your wedding days.  We are currently under heavy government restrictions when it comes to social gatherings so weddings are not even allowed to take place but when they are I want you to know I take this situation so seriously and don’t want anyone to worry about the safety of my services.  I am constantly updating this and following government advice but in the weeks/months ahead if your wedding can go ahead I will be there for you and the following is true;

My assistants and I: As long as we are fit and healthy and government advice allows we will be with you on your wedding day.  Just to make you feel more comfortable we have masks and gloves for us to use whilst we do the makeup/hair to make you feel more at ease with us being so close to you.  My kit, brushes and other tools are cleaned and sterilised regularly, and we wash our hands before and after each client (this all happens anyway but I feel the need to reiterate!)

To emphasise hygiene has always been top priority for me, the following procedures have all been followed regularly:

  • Make up brushes – cleaned with anti-bacterial fairy liquid and sterilised with an IPA
  • Thorough hand washing at the start and end of each client
  • Hand sanitizer mid flow
  • When applying mascara using only disposable mascara wands so there is no cross contamination
  • Actual Mascara replaced every 2-3 weeks
  • Products that can’t be replaced so frequently are sprayed with IPA (isopropynol, an alcohol) and wiped off with a tissue to ensure their cleanliness
  • Pencils such as lip pencils or eye pencils are sharpened before each use to ensure only fresh product touches each person
  • All liquid products are in bottles with pumps – no cross contamination by dipping into the product itself
  • Disposable spatulas are used to decant products in tubs directly onto a palette or my hand so no brush doubles dips into products
  • All lip products are decanted then applied with a clean brush.

These practices have been suiting me well for years and I have always done this.  They have always stopped me from spreading surface infections and now the importance is even greater.

If for any reason I suspect that my assistant or myself may be infected or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms we will not attend your wedding and put you and your family at risk.  This is so important to me and I want you to know I would never do that.  I have a big group of fellow artists that I trust and respect in my field and we have all pledged to help each other so an alternative artist will be found for you.

This being said, we also need to look after each other so if you have reason to believe that one of your bridal party could have symptoms please let me know.  Following government guidelines they will obviously not be able to attend your wedding and we would happily do the hair and/or make up of someone else to fill their space.

POSTPONEMENT

My usual terms and conditions still apply to your date, you can read these here but I know these are extenuating circumstances so in addition to these the following is true:

If you have no other choice but to postpone your day please know I will gladly transfer your booking to your new date at no extra cost.  All monies paid so far will be moved and will be fully redeemable against your new date.

This is obviously subject to availability; I know you will have so many other suppliers to juggle too but please if you can check the date with me as soon as possible so hopefully we can move it across without any disruption.

If we have had to postpone your trial for your wedding that will be later in the summer, I will get back in touch once the restrictions have been lifted so we can rearrange a date that is good for both of us.

Planning a wedding is so stressful anyway, this situation has compounded everything.  We will make this work and I will be there for you every step of the way.  Please know that this is temporary and it may take a little patience but your wedding days will still happen.

As a lot of you will know… I love a hug so I am sending the biggest virtual hug from me to you.