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Having a hair and makeup artist with you on your wedding is about so much more than simply having your hair and makeup done. We’re there to ensure you and your bridal party are all ready on time, have a relaxing and enjoyable morning and finally look and feel the very best you’ve ever looked. When booking an artist from Elevate it is as important to us that you enjoy the experience with your artist as much as you love the hair and makeup. We’re there on your wedding morning with your closest friends and family and while you’re feeling understandably nervous and excited! It’s important to us you fully relax in the surrounding of our artists that you trust them and that we blend into the morning as if we were always supposed to be there.
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Drop us an email enquiry, we’ll get back to you within 24hrs with our available artists for your wedding day. Once you’ve had a chance to review them let us know who your favourite is.
As soon as you’re ready to we recommend locking in your wedding date with the £50 holding fee which comes off of your final balance. We start booking around 12-18months in advance (I know!) so the earlier you book the more choice you’ll have. As we’re an agency with multiple artists we are able to accommodate a lot of last minute weddings too. It’s never too late to enquire but once you’ve chosen get that artist locked in!
We recommend doing this between 3-6 months before the wedding, we do most of our trials between January and April as we tend to have more availability for trials as there are less weddings in these months. You can read our full guide of what to expect at your trial here.
After your trial a 2nd £50 booking fee is paid – this is a total of £100 which will be deducted from your final balance – your trial is paid for separately.
We’ll get in touch to finalise numbers for your wedding date, you’ll pay your final balance so we don’t have to worry about money on the day itself and we’ll send you a timetable so everyone in your wedding party knows the time they are needed on the day to have their hair or makeup done! You can also share this with your photographer for getting ready shots or pictures of having your makeup done.
We turn up and do everyone’s hair and makeup! We usually end up helping out in 100 other ways too be it advice on something or sewing bridesmaids into bridesmaids dresses we’ve honestly done it all before and will gladly do it again for your wedding day too. We’ll be there until just before you leave for any last minute touch ups.
Tori is amazing. Brides, look no further. Everything was amazing, from the trial in her boutique which was incredibly relaxed and fun, to the actual wedding day. Tori created the perfect look I was hoping for and made me feel like the best version of me on this special day! When you’re getting ready on that morning, and have all the excitement, nerves, and your friends and family around – with the hair and make up artist also being a part of this special time, what you want is someone who fits right in and adds to the atmosphere. Tori is exactly that – she makes you relaxed and feel pampered as you get ready to party. Really recommend Tori and her company!
I can’t recommend Tori Harris Makeup enough. My stylist really took everything I asked for on board but also gave some great suggestions based on the dress I was wearing. As someone who doesn’t really wear make-up, I was so happy with the look she created. I had so many compliments on my hair too. Both hair and makeup lasted the whole day even with a 6-month old baby pawing at me! My Mum and sister-in-law were also really happy with their hair and make-up. Tori was also really patient and understanding about the number of people requiring makeup changing due to babies’ demands!
The wonderful Danielle from Tori Harris Makeup did my wedding make-up for both my English wedding in Canterbury and my week long Indian wedding in Delhi recently. I cannot praise her highly enough for her absolute all-round perfection. I was able to completely relax knowing that Danielle would create my dream looks with complete confidence, professionalism and care. She was an absolute delight to have around me during so many hectic events and I was truly amazed with the make-up looks she delivered for me – I felt incredible. Thank you again for everything.
Prices for wedding hair and makeup can vary depending on who you go with – at Elevate we like to keep it simple with 4 different price bands for each of our artists. Investing in the right hair and makeup artist for your wedding is so important. You have invested in your dress and photographer so now you need to love the way you look in the dress and in the photographs. However our skills as a hair and makeup artist are just one part of the service – your hair and makeup artist will be there with you during the most nervous and important moments of your day, you need to have someone there who feels like a friend or confidant who you can really relax around.
We value each and every one of our clients and will do our very best to get back to you within 24hrs. Due to the nature of our work we tend to be exceptionally busy on weekends so do bare with us! The more information you give us in your enquiry the more detailed quote we can send back to you including recommendations on assistants (who are included for free!).
Yes it does! All of our artists carry small individual cluster lashes with them – these will just last the day and are not semi permanent lashes. If you’d like to get semi permanent lashes you will need to arrange this separately. If you’d like to use a strip lash we ask you to provide the lashes you wish to wear and our artists will apply them for you. We do not offer a discounted price if you don’t have the lashes.
Yes – we’re a huge fan of adding some extra hair for volume! We use clip in hair extensions at the trial to create your dream wedding hair (they may not colour match!). For the wedding day you’ll need to buy your own (we’re happy to advise on where to go for this and how many to buy) or you’ll need to look into having extensions put in. If you’re looking for a more longterm option we recommend Fox & Vamp who are local to us, we can talk you through all of this at your trial.
This depends on where you’re getting married – we map all our travel expenses from our studio The Boutique SW6 2TX
Generally we charge 25p per mile and will round up to the nearest £5. For weddings in London we usually charge for the time spent travelling as it can take an hour to travel 5miles!
We never discount our prices as we believe we’re worth every penny! We also understand that having a larger wedding party costs can add up however a larger wedding party also means we need to bring more artists to ensure everyone is ready in time and has a relaxing morning so we can’t offer a discount for a large party we’re afraid.
You have two options on how to secure your date:
For all bookings the final balance is due one month before the wedding so we recommend you have your trial before then. Our full terms and conditions can be found here: