Claire Salter

Bridal Make-up & Hair Styling

Testimonials

Robyne Wilde

The 4th of August 2014 was single handedly the most incredible day of my life; and Claire was an integral part of that. Although I didn’t have a trial, we kept in regular contact so upon meeting her it didn’t feel awkward or forced. Her amazing personality gave such a calming and relaxed presence on what could have been a stressful day. She makes it feel like you’re being pampered by a good friend. I don’t have the easiest hair style to accomodate a traditional style, but she was able to make it perfectly flow from a short shaved side into a more classical look. My makeup felt so light on my skin, (as someone who doesn’t wear a lot of products – eyeliner aside – this was very important to me); and yet it stayed flawless throughout the night. It looked so natural. My husband burst into tears as soon as he saw me walking down the aisle, and I’ve been told I looked beautiful. I’m certain that having Claire as my hair and makeup artist made an important difference that day, especially in how I felt about myself. I consider myself very fortunate that I found her, and that she was available to be there. Anyone who is able to book her is incredibly lucky. Robyne Wilde  x

Lauren Thurmann

Claire made everything very easy for me from start to finish! I live in the USA and all our correspondence was done via email and Facebook.

I had a hair trail appointment with her a few days before the wedding in the UK and Claire really helped calm my nerves about the last minute details.

Her presence on the day was calm, professional, helpful and fun! I couldn’t of asked for a more perfect character to of shared our experience with, all the ladies loved having her their to help us look our best!

Hela Ebrahimi

Claire is amazing! Claire was so professional and friendly. All my guests at our wedding were treated to Claire’s amazing work and absolutely everyone looked stunning at the wedding. I wish that Claire was in Australia so I could get her to be my permanent makeup artist! Claire thank you so much for making me feel like such a princess on my wedding day! Your hands are magic! xoxo

Nataly Hajjar

To my Claire,

The most loving, personal, positive and  creative women I have ever met. So soft on the skin and soul 🙂 Claire, you made my dream come true, you transformed me into a mermaid.

Me and the ladies would like to thank you soooo much for your beautiful spirit and amazing smile, that made us all have a great time pre-wedding and wedding day.

LOVE YOU and can’t wait to see you again :), Nataly and the crazy women 🙂

Sarah Winstone

Claire is extremely accommodating and a consummate professional.  I felt very comfortable in her hands on my day, particularly after the trial, where she was able to make all my blemishes disappear and coordinate all the elements of the images I showed her into a pared down look that was glamorous, but also just ‘the best version of me’. On the day, Claire responded to queries and additional prep requests, completing five hair styles and two full sets of makeup in a very busy morning, including producing a totally different hair style for my bridal look, which I sprung on her that morning.  I could not recommend Claire more highly; never before (and probably not ever again) have I been compared favourably to Princess Grace of Monaco. Claire really made me feel special, but better than that, she made me feel my best ‘Me’, which was all I wanted, but was by no means easy to pull off.  Thanks Claire!

Carine Hodgkiss

“Having worked with Claire on a professional capacity I was in no doubt that she would do an incredible job with my bridal makeup. Initially I had asked her just to style my hair and makeup but in the end my bridesmaid and mother wanted to join in and Claire took it all in her stride. She paid so much attention to what we wanted I never felt nervous as to what the end result would be. Before the wedding we had a hair and makeup trial which was not only enjoyable but it gave us ideas for when we did our own makeup! On the day, Claire was incredibly professional. She arrived early at the venue and was all set up waiting for us to arrive. She timed the mornings preparations beautifully. My bridesmaid loved the end result and my Mum was really pleased with the care Claire took to ensure that she looked the part. I’d like to say a special thank you to Claire for making my Mum feel pretty as she was very conscious that she would also be playing a big part in the day, and was very nervous about the photographs! Claire made me feel wonderful and I had many comments about how pretty my hair was on the day and about how striking but subtle my makeup was. Thank you so much Claire!” 
Carine Hodgkiss

Joanne Edwards

‘Not only did Claire create exactly the hairstyle that I had in mind, but she was so much more than a hairstylist on the day. She was a wedding Wonder Woman, with safety pins, clips, nailpolish etc.. at the ready. She kept everything calm and went above and beyond what was expected. Would definitely recommend Claire to any bridal party.’ – Mrs J. Edwards

Ju Li Cheng

‘ Claire is a very talented, professional and experienced make up artist. Not only she is professional, she is a very friendly and easy going person. She has made my pre-wedding photoshoot such a fun and relaxing day. I would definitely recommend her to any bride-to-be.

Thank you Claire! x ‘

Sophia Kee

“I searched for someone like Claire Salter on the internet for ages; I wanted someone to suit my style; edgy, vintage and girly. During the run up to my wedding she made me feel incredibly at ease; even though I was living in Hong Kong and only had 4 days before my wedding day to do the trail!! The trail was fantastic; I was so undecided so we tried a few different styles. I loved them all it was so hard to choose from. Time wasn’t a problem with Claire; as long as we got things perfect! The wedding day is self was amazing, I was so happy with the final ‘do’ and everyone complemented me on how amazing it looked. I would recommend Claire to any of my friends, not only did she give me my dream look; I can say she is now a friend too!

Thanks Claire!”

Sophia Kee, Nottingham/ Hong Kong.

Guinevere Smith

Claire stepped in to help me with my wedding makeup when I realised that a beautician simply isn’t a makeup artist, and if I wanted to look my best on the big day, I needed a professional!!

From the outset Claire made me feel very relaxed that not only would she make me look my best, but also, she would work with my schedule, and listen to what I wanted. I was so impressed after the trial that I asked her to do my bridesmaid and mother too. Claire uses very good quality, professional makeup, and works to a very high standard in cleanliness and hygiene too. I really was impressed, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I just wish I could replicate the effects myself!

Thank you for taking the stress out of my wedding morning, and for camouflaging my blemishes so miraculously!

Steph Mills

Claire was my ‘modern day fairy godmother’ as she came to my rescue during those dark days of wedding preparation! Faced with the prospect of ‘hair and make up’ was making me want to run and hide as not being a ‘girly girl’ was not working in my favour! After only one trial, I felt able to face the day with excitement and calmness. Claire performed a miracle that day and made the happiest day of my life ‘easy‘. Not used to wearing make up proved no problem as Claire ensured it was subtle yet very special and only needed lipstick touching up through the day. My hair was perfectly suited to my dress and veil and lasted right through the day and on into the night, even looking beautiful as I boarded our flight across the world the next day!!!! Through the process Claire ensured clear communication, assurance and understanding. On the day Claire was professional, hard working and calm!

She is a beautiful person that adds that bit of sparkle every bride craves!!!!!

Thank you Claire, much love, Steph x

Charlotte Boyle

‘I found out about Claire from my sister in law who had Claire to do her makeup on her Wedding day.  I was there during her trial and thought she did a fantastic job – my sister in law looked beautiful, therefore I knew I had to have her on my Wedding day!  Claire was brilliant during my trial for hair & makeup and she made sure we were all entirely happy with the way we looked before she left.  Claire works really well with you to capture what you want your hair and makeup to look like on your special day.  On the day, Claire and her colleague made everyone feel at ease and made us all look absolutely stunning.  I was so pleased with the way my bridal party looked, thanks to Claire!  She was a fantastic start to my Wedding day and I would recommend her to anyone!’

Charlotte Boyle (Wedding date – 30th July 2010)

Alison Thorp

‘Claire styled my hair for myself and my two adult bridesmaids for my recent wedding. I’d never had my hair in an ‘up’ do before and didn’t have any idea of what I wanted. At my hair trial Claire did one design and I loved it instantly! It was perfect for me and the style of my wedding. On the morning of the wedding Claire met my bridesmaids for the first time, despite this she gave them both beautifully styled hair, which suited them both and their dresses perfectly. My hair on my wedding day made me feel very special, my style stayed in place all day, despite a brisk breeze! I had lots of lovely comments from my guests about how pretty it was! My bridesmaids were also extremely pleased with their hair. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Claire to any of my friends or family. Her experience and skill are obvious from the start and her friendly approachable manner certainly helps to calm the nerves on a special day! Thank you. Alison Thorp, 19/09/11′

Lindsay Harkness

‘After my make-up and hair trial with Claire I knew I could relax – she absolutely got what I wanted and had all the skill to achieve it (actually, far beyond what I had hoped).  It was fantastic to be at ease on the morning of the wedding and let Claire get us ready – she was organised, lovely to have around, and she really knows what she is doing!’

Thanks again Claire, if you do lessons I’m booking in (seriously!)

Lindsay