at http://www.bridalbeautyni.co.uk, Belfast, bt8 6xx United Kingdom
Claire Gibson is owner of Bridal Beauty NI. Based in Belfast she travels throughout all of Northern Ireland (some counties in Republic of Ireland also) to make Brides Gorgeous and Radiant for their big day.Claire also makes Wedding Jewellery.
Claire Gibson trained in make-up including Colour Analysis with Jean Good Clarke Style Academy in 1998. Initially doing make-up part time along with her Insurance Career. In 2004 she left insurance to train further in Make-up through various workshops while studying also in psychology. In 2006 Bridal Beauty NI was formed when Claire became so busy that it became clear to her that she could also benefit others (while looking after her customers) assisting talented freelancers by feeding them business. In 2009 she attended her first session styling workshop and has since attended 2 others. First she gained experience assisting others on hair photo shoots and wedding and only at the end of 2011 (when she was confident she could supply a high end service) did she start styling on a paid basis. Her specialisation is Weddings however she does also work on fashion shoots.
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2 appointment slots are now available tomorrow. One because I was asked to move a trial later and another because in moving that bride later, I moved another bride even later and cancelled my night out I had planned to accomodate. The bride has now cancelled both appointments. so if anyone is looking for a trial fast then now is your time to book.
Announcement:- In the past I have been very patient with client's when they have had to change appointment dates/times etc. But over the years as I have gotten busier changed/cancelled appointments have started to make big differences in my weekly income. I have had to think about this long and hard and today unfortunately came the nail in the coffin that has caused me to act to protect myself. From now on trial bookings will be paid ahead of time via online banking transfer or paypal (unless in the case where a firm booking is in place for a future wedding). I am sorry to have to take this decision but this is my livelihood and I cannot allow my good nature to be taken advantage of.
Working with different hair textures and making them look the same is always a bit of a challenge. My header/timeline picture is of a wedding I did recently where the bride had curly hair, one of the bridesmaids had immensely curly hair (and a lot of it) and the other 2 bridesmaids had thinner straight hair. The bride wanted all their hairs looking semi natural and went for the same idea with her own as well so I gave her curl a little more form. Put more control in the immensely curly bridesmaids hair and then curled the other bridesmaids hairs into wave forms so they would look more natural.
Getting ready to go to the Ballygally Castle Hotel wedding show as organised by the lovely girls from Perfect Bliss Wedding Events. If your next or near the larne area today be sure to pop by and say hello to us. Today Sonya will be doing makeup and I will be doing hair. Doors open at 1pm
Dear Brides to be. Please be aware that when asking for discounts that I have a lot of enquiries and many dates will have more than one bride wanting that date. I do not discount to undercut other artists or stylists as there are already discounts built into our Hair & Make-up rates as a reward for booking 2 services. If I were to discount to the level some people are asking I and my freelancers would be working for less than minimum wage. If you want to base how good you look on your wedding day based on price then you are free to do so and I completely respect that. However counting the pennies on something that will be captured in your photographs forever may be a mistake. Thank you. Claire xx
Meet me today at the Stormont Hotel which is expertly run by Perfect Bliss Wedding Events. Opens at 1pm, the show is at 3pm. Sonya and myself from Bridal Beauty NI - Making you look gorgeous is our business!! will be doing make-up. We will also have some items from Clearly Bouquets By Bridal Beauty NI
Could I respectfully request that people who work for multi level marketing companies refrain from cold mailing me pms that they have copied and pasted to multiple people. Generally these are very vague and give no idea of what the product is. I do not have time to sell Wraps, lingerie, cleaning tools or even make-up. I do not even have the time to reply to all the mails I am receiving regarding these opportunities!
'Doing make-up for the Stormont Hotel wedding show by Perfect Bliss Wedding Events tomorrow (technically today). Doors open at 2pm and the show is 4.30pm. Come and see me at the Bridal Beauty NI - Making you look gorgeous is our business!! stand and check out some of the other fab exhibitors too.
Hi all. For those of you who have been Facebook friends of mine for a while, i haven't unfriended you, Facebook has closed my Facebook account as someone reported it. Sorry about this.
Just had a phonecall from a Joanne getting married on 5th December in Carrickfergus, took her email address down and repeated it back and still got it wrong as the email has bounced back. If your that Joanne, and your waiting for a booking form and quotation confirmation from me then please get back in contact as your number was unavailable when I checked back on the phone.
** ATTENTION BRIDES ** Unfortunately I am having to tighten up rules on Provisional Bookings. I have had to call 3 brides today with the unfortunate news that another bride has come to me preparing to make a firm booking for the date they have held Provisionally. 2 of the brides decided to firm their bookings but one of them did not answer her phone when I called her or respond to my email 2 days ago, then came back to me tonight having had in her words "given herself time to think about it". The bride was very disappointed that her date was gone. However I cannot hold dates indefinitely. This is a business and I sell dates, it is very rare that I can take 2 weddings on one day, so once a date is sold it cannot be sold again unless there is 1 very late wedding and 1 early wedding in a day. From now on Provisional bookings will be held for strictly 7 days. Too many times in the past I and my freelancers have missed out on bookings because of those who abuse the system and make Provisional Bookings with multiple companies to hedge their bets and buy themselves time to make up their mind. If someone is willing to pay a deposit for a date that is provisionally booked I will call the bride who has the provisional booking and give them the option of firming the date. If they do not answer I will leave a message and follow the message up with an email giving them a time frame within which to respond. This is the most reasonable way I can deal with this. I do know others in my industry that will not hold a date without a deposit, so I believe this is reasonable. So if you had previously been in contact and held over your date I will be getting in contact (if I have not contacted you already) to see if you will be requiring our services. For those who have not yet got in contact I still have dates available in 2014 with my freelancers but there are only a few left with myself. I do have some fabulous freelancers and have every faith in them. Contact me as soon as possible to make an enquiry.
The Perfect Bliss Wedding Events show was EPIC!!! Such a busy show. If you stopped by the stand when I was doing hair or make-up and you didn't get chatting to me then just drop me a line.
Had a lovely make-up trial with Lydia this morning. She wanted natural dewy make-up and was blown away. Love that feeling when you hit the nail on the head with the first look you do. :) No photos as I don't reveal someones wedding make-up before their big day.
Enquirie's are piling for 2014 and 2015 for weddings. If your holding back right now thinking you have loads of time then please please get in contact soon as I have had to turn away some very disappointed brides.