All about me...
I have always loved makeup and styling hair from a very young age. Growing up I would watch in awe at my mum getting dressed up for occasions and couldn't wait to wear makeup myself!
Fast forward to leaving school and I booked straight onto the Media Makeup course at Cambridge Regional College where I trained for 2 years. From there I worked for Benefit Cosmetics and then onto MAC where I really found my feet in the industry.
Working for MAC enabled me to push my skills and lead me to being accepted onto the UK Events Team which saw me work alongside some of the best makeup artists in the world. I was fortunate enough to work at London Fashion Week, The Baftas, The Laurence Olivier awards, and many other red carpet events.
After 4 years at MAC I knew I had done what I needed to do and so it was time to branch out and go it alone!
Since then I added hair services (my second love!) and filled my diary with weddings, proms, lessons, photoshoots, magazine work you name it!
I travel all over but am mainly based at my little makeup and hair hub in Fenstanton, Cambs where I spend most of my time fitting in all my lovely clients.
Please don't hesitate to get in contact so I can recreate your dream hair and makeup look for your special occasion,
From my trials to my wedding day, Elly provided an uber professional service and made the experience so personal for me and my bridesmaids. Her unique expertise in both hair and make-up made it a seamless experience and she had a way of making us feel so calm and like she was one of the party rather than a supplier! My new hubby said he noticed my hair and make-up first when I walked down the aisle - Elly really did make (a mid forties) me look like a movie star! Thank you so much - I will definitely be back for special occasions and would recommend you to any future bride or for a special event. X
Ann Powis, Bride
I cannot thank You enough for turning me into an actual princess on my wedding day and making all my dreams come true! You are so much fun to be around and it was like having someone getting ready with me I'd known forever - I was so relaxed and the whole process was so much fun. If you are a bride searching for a hair and make up artist for your wedding and have been trawling through websites and Facebook (I did lots of this!) I can promise you that you can stop searching now - you will not find better than Elly :) Thankyou Elly you megababe! xx
Sarah K Rose, Bride