x Paisley x 

My Travels….

My work takes me all over London, South East, Surrey and Kent.  I have travelled to weddings in Borehamwood, East Sussex and all over the South for my Brides big days. I also travel for destination weddings.

Starting up my own company …..

This is the third year my company has been running for and the latest year IMG_0378opening up a make-up studio. The last two years has seen a massive growth in the quantity and quality of weddings I have taken on.   I specialise in Brides and the Bridal Party hair and make-up and my aim is to be the Number 1 service for Bridal Hair and Make-up in the South. I also attend specialist birthday parties for guests wanting to have their make-up done and have also done many Prom make-ups.


I started off as BYPAISLEY make-up and hair but I have become so busy that I have decided to create a team of individuals that I personally believe are great at what they do and have also been trained by my standards.  I created makeupboxlondon as a company where clients can have a choice of what service they would like.


I went to London College of Fashion from School and learnt the business side of Fashion but I have always had a creative flair and wanted to home in on both these skills by creating my own business within something I love doing.

DFMA Academy, Makeup Training

I trained at DFMA academy, a specialist academy for make-up, created and run by an international make up artist and team of industry experts. I studied Fashion, Media and TV make-up. I have used these skills to influence the bridal market I am now part of.  I have now my own unique kit bag that covers everything the Bride may need on her big day including a few top secret products – I take my job seriously and want the bride to feel as confident as she can on her big day. After all I am spending the important first few hours with the Bride and her bridal party.

My Kit and the Makeupboxlondon Team….

In my Kit are brands from MaScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 20.02.38c, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Nars, Kiko, Illasmasque, to stage brands e.g. Ben Nye, Kryolan because some stage make-up lasts longer and is perfect for longer lasting looks on the bridal day without the cake look you may think of.  All my products are either waterproof or long stay so that you can keep that flawless look all day long. I spend a long time applying the base and foundation, as this is the base for any make-up and build on the look from there. I don’t just stick to one brand I try and test the products I like to use and keep them for my brides.

Hair Extensions, Eyelashes and Make-up..”The Princess Bride”.

I have always had a keen eye for Hair and Beauty; I keep up with the latest trends and techniques. I have been using hair extensions for the last ten years and tried and tested quite a few brands. I sell my own supplier brands that I like to recommend for bridal hair and style these to create the Princess Bride Look.


Signature look is natural beauty for the Bride, a little bPhilippa_&_James_(0069_of_1070)ohemian with soft edges whilst making you photo ready …

I’ve enjoyed working with brides over the years.  My signature look is fresh, flawless skin with attention to detail bringing a modern approach to bridal beauty.

My approach is individual and creative, I work with each individual on a one to one basis listening to their needs and what look we can create.   I make sure you are noticed and not your make-up, the bride is at the forefront of my mind. I get asked a lot to look like the bride has got make-up on but to look very natural and I have the knowledge and skills to create this for the bride. We can also go heavier and smokier if you want to be a little sexier for your day.

My signature style is quite bohemian and not so structured for hair, I love long loose waves, with half up created with hair extensions. I like the brides to look the best they can whilst keeping their natural appearance.

I want to empower the brides for their big day and leave them with a big smile on their face. I have dealt with many brides over the past few years and I can advise and guide to what hair and make-up will suit you for the day whilst not changing who you are. Make-up and hair should enhance your natural beauty not cake and mask it on!

On your big day I arrive with plenty of time to set up, I get organised and get going with you as the main focus for the day. I treat every bride personally and I have become close friends with some of my clients, after all it’s a huge trust you are putting in me! I don’t leave until everyone is satisfied with their look. Veils and headpieces are put on then you are left with enough timing to put your dress on, have a glass of champagne and enjoy the pictures before you take the big step down the aisle.

Indian Weddings and Darker Skin Tones


I have been asked to do a lot of Indian Weddings and Bridal Make-up and Hair. I have gained experience in jewelry settings in the hair and on the head, henna application and the general look and feel for these weddings. I love getting creative with the eyes but I am also asked to create natural looks. I study whats in fashion and create my own modern vintage looks that match the style of the day and outfit. I am also confident with weddings for different skin tones.

Proms and Parties…

Besides Weddings I also conduct parties for group of people before they go out for the evening to get glammed up and can preen you up before you venture out on your hen nights. You could also use this as your bridesmaid trial.  I can show you make-up techniques and tricks of the trade and hold an event for you in the comfort of your own home giving make-up lessons for the guests for that perfect Girls Night In. This also goes for Prom make-up and special events.

I keep up to date with my training and attend the brand training every year for Mac and Bobbi Brown to keep up to date with products and techniques. I also attend all the bridal shows to keep a fresh creative look of what is “new” each year.

You Tube Channel ….

I have recently filmed for YouTube, visited the studios in Los Angeles and created a channel for my clients to see my work in my studio.   I have created a Bridal tutorial to show how I put together the look on the day. Why don’t you subscribe and watch the new tutorials that will be added onto there.

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I have recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles where I met up with the famous make-up artist , Julie Hewett, she invented the red lips for Pearl Harbour and many more films.  Julie works with the top stars including Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney developing new products that are good enough for “on screen”and HD sets. I have brought her make-up brand back to test and use on my brides in the UK and to start selling through my shop.  It is only available through another top beauty online store which i’m not going to name!

Online Store…

Take a look at my new shop and see if there is anything you would like to purchase for Christmas or your wedding.

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Can’t wait to meet and see you all.


Lots of Love


Paisley x




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