How do you feel meeting a new bride to be?
Honestly, I feel both excited and nervous. Excited as I get to chat about weddings and design a beautiful bridal make-up for a new bride to be, but also a little "butterfly-ish" as I really want to accomplish her perfect vision and make sure she is 100% happy. After working with brides for 12 years, I'll admit I still get a little nervous before meeting a new bride but I feel that this is a good thing as I know it's because I want to do everything I can to make them happy and feel amazing on their special day
What do you like to hear from a bride?
"Whatever you think will suit me" is the best attitude a bride can have when visiting me for their trial. As I mentioned previously, I love meeting a new bride and exploring their visions, however what they see in an image might not transfer the same into real life or with their look, so I encourage them to trust my judgment, my product knowledge and my experience of colour theory and then we can create magic!
How did you get your calling?
Funnily enough, I was going to be a primary school teacher and I never thought I'd end up in the beauty/wedding industry! I realised very quickly that teaching wasn't going to fulfil my creative side and I made the decision to do a make-up artistry course to "fill in my time" before I figured out what I was going to do with my life. I started out working at a make-up counter in Brown Thomas and then very quickly realised it was the one to one client/bridal path I enjoyed and set up my little makeup studio in Gorey in 2006. 11 years later, with my wonderful sister Apryl and the super talented Aisling by my side, I have never looked back and still enjoy every minute of what I do!
I love you guys in Making Faces Gorey. Thank you so much for sharing this insight into your business and way of thinking. I still get those little butterfly's when meeting new brides too.
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