Naomi Stone Make-up
Tell us a little bit about you and what made you start up your company. Are there any highlights in your career that are special to you either professionally or personally?:-
I have over 18 years industry experience, trained in London with Jemma Kidd and the Mac Professional team. I am one of Yorkshires highly regarded make-up artists for weddings and special occasions. I started out working in the beauty industry and building up a list of high profiled clients that wanted me to go visit them on location to make them look beautiful for weddings and events. I had a passion for make-up from a very young age (and collecting it) and a great eye for colour and detail so I thought why not put the two together and put it to good use. Through word of mouth and lots of hard work this how my wedding make up business started, I now work with some of Yorkshires leading wedding venues and Suppliers and love what I do.
All my make-ups are highlights of my career and are special in there own way. I love helping brides and their friends to look fabulous on their special day, this gives me the most satisfaction. Another highlight of my career personally was training with Jemma Kidd in London, I got to work with Jemma and meet some amazing and talented people.
What makes you different and inspires Brides/Grooms to book your services or purchase your products. For example, do you have a particular style or theme, what materials and colours have you used?:-
What sets me apart from my peers is my ability to translate my know how and tell what a bride wants even if she dosnt know herself. My calming and professional nature always comes in handy, plus over the years I have also helped with dressing the bride baby sitting, carrying bags and practically anything the bride needs. My signature look is best described as fresh and flawless with a hint of sparkle. My style is very elegant that can take you from day through to night.
I use all high end brands from Mac, Bobbi Brown, Chanel and Armani I have something in my kit for all skin types from ultra sensitive to oily and acne skins.
Is there anyone in the industry or in the World for that matter, that inspires you and gives you a sense of direction?:-
There are lots of people who inspire me in the industry, I love learning and working alongside other make up artists as this is a great way of picking up new tips and tricks of the trade. My husband is very inspiring to me and is my real driving force. He has a great business brain and fantastic work ethic and always points me in the right direction.
What do you love about weddings, what makes you get up in the morning and do you have any stories to tell or embarrassing moments?:-
I LOVE everything to do with weddings. Making brides and their bridal parties look and feel amazing gets me up on a morning. I get real satisfaction from this, we are a big part of their day as we are with them most of the morning whilst they are getting ready and sometimes even after so it’s important that we help make it special for them. I also have a background in events management so I tend to find I am always giving the bride extra tips on the planning side as I have met and work with some of the best suppliers in Yorkshire. I love meeting new people.
Unfortunately I can not tell you about the embarrassing moments as I’m sworn to secrecy but I can assure you there are plenty!
If you were to offer three tips to a Bride/Groom, on planning their wedding, what would they be?
Book your make-up artist in advance, I am already taking bookings for 2017.
Leave enough time on your wedding day to enjoy every moment.
Accept that you can’t please everyone, it’s your day.
What are your plans for the future, where would you like to be in 5 years time both in the industry and personally?:-
My plans for the future are to keep growing and learning and be the best I can be.
Can you tell our Brides/Grooms what sizes are available, colours, designs and retail price ranges?:-
Contact me for Taylor made packages and prices.
Do you travel to see the Brides at their home?:-
I will travel to the bride in her chosen location for the wedding day, I have other make-up artists and hair stylists who work with me so we can cater for larger parties.
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