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Pretty Please By Katie | Wedding Hair & Make Up, In Kent | Supplier Spotlight

Introducing our last supplier spotlight for November, the award winning wedding hair and make up specialist Pretty Please By Katie

1. Tell us about yourself and how you got started?

Back at school I was always the one spending my lunch break working my way through a queue of friends, all waiting patiently to get their hair done.

I guess looking back on that now, it's no surprise that I ended up pursuing a career in the hair and make up industry!

For the last 8 years I have been providing ladies with wedding day hair and make up services - transforming them from their every day self into the most beautiful of brides!

I originally trained as a hair stylist and was working mobile when someone asked me if I did wedding hair. Without hesitation I replied 'Yes of course' and the rest as they say ...is history!

Getting to be a part of someones wedding morning is undoubtedly one of the best jobs I can imagine. I'm always telling people 'I don't go to work - I go to weddings!'. Theres no such things as a bad day at the office when 'work' is attending one of the very best days of someones life, and making them look and feel amazing.

"Can’t recommend Katie enough! She listened to exactly what I wanted and is extremely talented! Plus she was amazing on the wedding day such a calming personality!" - Ella G

2. Where are you based and how far are you willing to travel?

I'm based in the midst of the beautiful Kent countryside but I travel all over to join ladies on their wedding morning. I come to you, whether that's at home or at your venue, where ever that may be.

3. How many weddings do you do every year?

I work with around 80 brides every year. I only work with one wedding per day so once you've booked me I'm with you on the wedding morning for as long as you need me. I like to stay until the final moments so that I can ensure every hair is in place and that your makeup is perfect as you head off down the aisle.

"Katie is professional at all points of contact - even when I emailed her with a million questions each week. She was calm, efficient and keen to make me feel at ease and look amazing on my big day which instantly made me feel great" - Claire Harris

4. How would you describe your style?

I'd describe my style as natural elegance. It's not necessarily about changing the way you look, it's more about simply enhancing it. My goal is for you to see yourself in the mirror and know that you look beautiful, but really feel it too. So many ladies tell me that they've never felt as beautiful as they do on their wedding day and I take great pride in that. My job isn't only to turn up and make your hair look nice and your skin look flawless, it's about using those tools to give you the confidence to know that we've managed to create your perfect bridal vision.

5. What's your availability like for 2021 & 2022?

My diary is now open for 2021 and 2022 and peak availability is limited. I am happy to work with brides every day of the week so if you'd like to discuss a specific date request with me please do get in touch. As mentioned, I only work with one wedding per day which means that I operate my bookings on a first come first served basis in order to try and be as fair as possible.

"Katie was a true professional both on the day and in the run up to the wedding. She listened to what I wanted, incorporated my feedback, was lovely to have around and made me relax. The hair style lasted perfectly, well into the night, despite me dancing like a mad woman. She made me feel beautiful and special. Her timing was perfect and she managed to fit in 5 bridesmaids, a mum and the bride! Could not have asked for any more and have no hesitation in recommending her. She is amazing!!" - Sarah Archer

6. What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?

My advice to couples planning a wedding would be to prioritise. Make a list of whats really important to you and refer back to it when you need to. Maybe it's essential that you have a certain venue because it holds a special memory for you, or perhaps you want a certain band. So often I see couples get overwhelmed by the amount of amazing offerings when it comes to your wedding day, so figure out what really matters and start there - anything else is just a bonus!

7. Tell us something unique about your service!

I've trained with some of the most amazing stylists and worked on some of the most amazing experiences such as Bridal Fashion Week, Salon international and The Clothes Show. When I started my business I had no idea just where this profession could take me and the satisfaction it would bring me. From scratch, and with nothing more just than a pair of scissors, I've managed to build a business and a lifestyle that I'm really proud of. Working with people on their wedding day, being a part of the wedding morning and helping them transform to the bride they've dreamt of since they were a little girl - really is one of the most amazing feelings.

"Katie was absolutely fantastic. She did such an amazing job and I'd highly recommend her for anyone who would like a talented hair and makeup artist!!" - Charlene Webb

8. Where can we see more of your work?

You can see more from me over on my website

From here brides-to-be can download a brochure which gives them further information, pricing and details about how everything works and how to book their bridal hair and makeup services for their wedding day.

I also have a facebook page and an instagram page, both of which I update regularly with bridal, hair and makeup inspiration.