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Jules Makeup Artistry & Hair Design

Luxury Bridal And Vintage Hair And Makeup Specialist

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Caswell House

Posted on 8 December, 2015 at 7:45

As we are coming to the end of 2015 and a handful of weddings left until the New Year I would like to thank all of the lovely suppliers that I have worked with and beautiful brides.

I have received a link to a blog from a wedding at Caswell House this year which captured the day perfectly at one of my regular venues based in Oxfordshire by photographer Jon Harper and the fab videography that they offer

If you are looking to book for Bridal Hair and/or makeup please give me a call or come and see me at one of these beautiful venues in the New Year where I will be on hand to advise and book your wedding

Eynsham Hall - 10 January 2016

The Baytree Hotel, Burford - 28 February 2016

Bookings can be secured at the Wedding Fayre itself with a deposit.

Once confirmed I am on hand to advise an offer skincare in the lead up to the trial, hair cuts and conditioning treatments, brow and lash service and trial consultations including Accessory Advice and advice on any aspect of styling for the wedding.  Hair and Makeup Advice is on hand and I encourage all my brides to gather a porfolio of looks we can obtain for the big day

I look forward to a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2016 to you all xx  love Jules


Posted on 25 November, 2015 at 3:55

Well I apologise for not updating this blog for a while.  It has been busy few months.

I've recently opened a small styling boutique on an appointment only basis.  The main reason for this was to have somewhere to hold my wedding trials, away from my home and so that I can keep home life and work life a little separate as I was finding myself sending quotations at 9 o'clock at night.

Taking on the boutique has been the best decision I have made and it has allowed me to offer appointments for other wedding related things.

Facials using Monu Skincare, Aromatherapy Massage for relaxation, Makeup Advice and Lessons on a one to one basis and mini workshops, Vintage Events and Christmas Parties.

As a result of this I have also become stockist of some amazing products which are great for weddings and everyday use.

I am now stockist of Lauren's Way Products.  Lauren is well known for being on The Only Way Is Essex and I had been asked several times if I would stock some of her products by several people.

I already use ST Tropez tanning and love it as stated below but I am now offering another option to those wanting an alternative.  I have the Christmas Tanning sets in the boutique alongside the Pump and Pout which is like collagen in a bottle and fab for a natural or nude lip and also some of the Lashes.  I will in the future also be offering clip in hair extensions on an order only basis for my brides who would like that added length and volume.  The hair is 100% remy human hair which is the best for being natural and adding heat.

Alongside these products I am now offering Glitterlips which is a fab 8 hour stay glitter to go over your lipliner and base for special events.  As worn on Strictly Come Dancing last weekend.

Esqido luxury lashes are available for £35 and are reusable up to 25 times and are mink lashes so no hard edges, for those of you that wear lashes everyday but dont want express or permanent lashes this is a fab alternative and a great price if you break it down to the wear you get from them. They come in a fantastic display box and I think these are wonderful for brides.

Art Deco Palettes are in and selling very well.  

I am also a proud stockist of Nanshy brushes cruelty free and amazing price.  They offer different sets and I have brush belts for sale, brushes, sponges and brush holder.

Call me on 07545706083 to make an appointment for any of these treatments or to come and purchase the gorgeous products.

There are lots more products in the boutique so pop in xxx



Posted on 17 June, 2015 at 2:00

Well you may well ask, why the heading ST Tropez.  No, unfortunately I have not been sunning myself in the South of France.  However I have been on ST Tropez Tanning Training which was held at the Hotel Du Vin in Cheltenham.  Beautiful Hotel very luxurious.

The training was fabulous.  I got to try out all the different products and see which ranges would be suitable for my Bride and Grooms, Prom Ladies and Gents and Hen Parties and Pre-Event services.

The reason I chose ST Tropez is because being a redhead I always struggled to tan and always wanted a tan because of that.  Although working on Vintage Looks it didnt really matter.

The ST Tropez Tan works with amino acids in your body so will only go as brown as your body would naturally turn if it were to tan gradually.

I wanted a system that I could offer as a Mobile Service as well as on site.

I also wanted something that was not orange and because of the pigmentation in ST Tropez it neutralises any kind of colour orange.  It also does not have that horrible Self Tan smell linked with DHA because it contains Aromaguard which removes 70% of that tell tale sign the kind of biscuit scent.

St Tropez has been the No 1 Tanning Product since it's Launch.  I have tried every single product on the market.  It has Kate Moss as the face of ST Tropez and she looks fantastic in all of the advertising Campaigns.  It is also used at London Fashion Week which shows that it is the system to use.

But for me to offer a system to my Client Base it had to be high end, upmarket, well known, tried and tested, natural paraben free only parabens from vegetables are used and a diverse range.

How diverse is this range?

They have a Senstive range which has no guide colour but it is good for a golden glow similar to 2 weeks in the Sun.  This is great for first timers and brides because it does not transfer onto clothing.  Although I would always recommend the tan a couple of days before the event anyway.

The gradual tan range is useful in between spray tans or if you were to go abroad and find that you do not tan very well.  You can use this every day to build up a nice natural colour and have control over the colour you wish to go.  This gives the natural sunkissed look.

The classic range has a guide colour which does turn really brown and stays on for 8 hours before you wash it off.  The guide colour is by no means the colour you will go it is purely there to make sure it has been applied evenly. This is a popular range too and gives a lovely golden glow.

The dark range can be used for regular tanners and for all skin types and will go to the optimum shade your natural skin can turn.

In between tans or if you are going on holiday how about using the latest In Shower Tanning Product.  You've heard it right.  You literally apply the product in the shower and lather up on your body and leave it for 3 minutes perhaps whilst doing a hair masque.  You then wash it off and watch it appear.  Amazing results and very natural and buildable.

Last but not least is the new Express Tan.  This to me is perfect for those not wanting to wait 8 hours for your tan to appear.  You have control over the strength of tan that you would like.

Leave it on for 1 hour and get a light tan

Leave it on for 2 hours for a medium tan

Or 3 hours for a darker tan

Just wash it off and go to your event with a lovely even tan to suit each person.

ST Tropez is a wonderful system, natural looking and safer than sitting out in the sun.  We all love our Vitamin D and obviously need it but sometimes we need a helping hand and boy does it make you feel good.

During the training we were models for each other so we have all come away with a glow about us !!!!

For more information and appointments please access my contact form to enquire about booking a tanning session in my Pop Up Tanning Booth.

Jules xxx


Posted on 26 May, 2015 at 3:05

Well, Monday 25 May 2015 Completed a week of Four Weddings for Me and Started off the new week very nicely indeed.

We trotted off from home with Glenda The Vintage Powder Room on her debut Wedding Fair Voyage.

We set Glenda up outside Eynsham Hall and she attracted a lot of attention and looked so pretty in such beautiful surroundings.

I offered hair and makeup for the Catwalk Show at the Wedding Fair and was able to run this outside Eynsham Hall in Glenda and it was nice for potential bride-to-be's to see her in action.

Lots of pics were taken and I will upload some onto here but I particularly liked this one by Tammyrazzi Wedding Photography who captured the spirit of Glenda and the wonderful day we had.

Glenda can be booked for any event, weddings, proms, boudoir shoots and pin up hair and makeup.  

Hen parties can hire her out at a venue of their choice to include hire of Caravan for five hours for £500 which includes hair and makeup service. Why not book Tammyrazzi Wedding Photography to come and shoot the hen party makeover shots.  Parties can be from your chosen era and the hair and makeup will be tailored to your theme.  Music will be played and fizz whilst we get you ready.  

Get in Contact for Further information.

The Best Upcoming Wedding Shows In The UK

Posted on 21 April, 2015 at 0:55

This is a post collaboration with Hanna Johnson, Mum of two, preparing for her unforgettable dream wedding ceremony. She decided to help you to find the best Wedding Show to get inspiration!

If you find yourself in the UK this year, you’re in luck because some of the world’s best wedding fairs and bridal shows are taking place there this year. Below you will find my top 5 wedding fairs in the UK in 2015:

The National Wedding Show in Birmingham - October 2nd to 4th

You will find everything you need at the National Wedding Show in Birmingham, the UK’s biggest wedding show. You can easily take a train from London to Birmingham online and be at the NEC center where the show is held in under an hour. You can try on dresses, book caterers, hire musicians and everything else you need for you very special day. There are over 300 wedding specialists, from florists to jewelers, bridal boutiques to photographers, and everything in between. Bring along the whole bridal party, it is sure to be a fun and constructive day for everyone!

London Wedding Show, January 30th to 31st (2016)

Head down to the heart of London’s East End for the London Wedding show. It takes place at the ExCel Centre, one of the city’s most elegant and state of the art event venues. Tickets cost just 8 pounds if you book ahead of time, or 10 pounds at the door. Over 100 of the regions best florists, bridal boutiques, photographers, wedding specialists and jewelers will be in attendance. So take your bridal party and plan your whole wedding together under one big, beautiful roof at the London Wedding Show.

Join us in the heart of London’s East End at the ExCeL Centre London for The London ExCeL Wedding Show from Saturday 30th January and Sunday 31st January 2016. This state of the art venue will showcase the latest products and services from over 100 of the regions finest wedding specialists offering everything you need for your special day.

Newcastle Wedding Show, January 16th to 17th (2016)

The Newcastle Wedding show is back for a 14th year of wedding showcasing. The event takes place in the heart of the city at the grand Metro Radio Arena. It is the biggest wedding show in northeast UK and over 100 wedding specialists will be present. Browse, book, try and buy for your very special day!

Liverpool Wedding Show, September 12th to 13th

This show is brought to you by Bliss Wedding Shows, the worldwide leaders in the industry. They aim to bring together the best international, national, and local wedding companies and specialists to that grooms, brides, bridesmaids, friends and family alike can meet the representatives under one roof. It is the perfect place to get together and start planning your wedding, and you will also meet people from all over the UK! Click here if you want to buy your tickets for Liverpool Wedding Show in advance.

Excel London Fair, April 18th - 19th

This is another wonderful event held at the ExCel Centre in London. The Excel London Wedding Fair offers everything from bridal catwalks shows to demonstrations on how bridal cake is made. It is like a fair for all involved in a wedding, offering fun activities like the creative brides craft corner, free tasting sessions and a champagne bar. So head on down with your whole bridal party for a fun filled day of wedding planning. You’ll get serious planning done while having a great day out with the girlfriends. You won’t regret it!


Gordana Sermek - Bridal Shop
Fushold - Wedding 
The National Wedding Show




Posted on 15 March, 2015 at 6:05

Well Saturday 14 March 2015 will be a day to remember for me.

We launched Glenda The Vintage Hair & Makeup Powder Room Caravan into society.  She can be hired out for weddings on half day £500 (4hours) or full day rate of £1000 (8 hours) into the evening which includes a hair and makeup service throughout the booking for you and your guests and a glass of bubbly.  This also includes cover of running of generator or electric hook up.

She can also be booked to come out to up to 5 girls for Prom Hair and Makeup at £40 per head plus travel.  Due to the towage and generator costs it would be a minimum of 5 people for proms going to venues.

Glenda is a 1974 Thomson Mini Glen Caravan so she was aptly named Glenda Thomson.  She had been designed with a retro feel and hollywood glitz and glamour thrown in.

She was taken to The Woolgate Centre in Witney and displayed all day and the interest was immense.  For Weddings and purely for the fact that she looked so beautiful inside and out.

Neil Hanson from Oxford Wedding Photography came along to take some amazing shots of The Caravan and interior so that I can show everyone how lovely she is.

For enquiries on booking Glenda out for hire at your wedding please email me to check availability on [email protected] or call 07545706083


Posted on 27 November, 2014 at 0:30

I have recently been sending out advertisements as follows:-

Hair and Makeup Specialist for a Combined Hair & Makeup Package to your Home or Wedding Location - one person, 2 services, less stress.

Also offering special Christmas Party hair and makeup all in a Vintage Hair and Makeup Studio Caravan Complete with Music and lots of Glam & a Glass of Babycham!!

I have had a lot of interest in the Christmas Party Makeovers in Glenda the Vintage Caravan and will be carrying out my first one today.  I will post some pics of the whole set up on here.  So excitiing!!

I am also offering one-to-one makeup lessons in different formats incorporating makeup packages to take away and recreate the looks learnt at the lesson

Love My Job!!!

Love Jules xxx

The Wedding Industry Awards

Posted on 31 October, 2014 at 14:40

So excited beyond belief I've made Regional Finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards under the Makeup Artistry Section.  I now go to Farnham Castle on 25 November 2014 for the Awards Ceremony and see if I can reach the Final.  Wish Me Luck!!!:D

Fashion Show at The Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford

Posted on 30 October, 2014 at 14:25

I just thought I would take a moment to feedback on the Guides for Brides Wedding Fair at The Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford.

It was a lovely day and the Catwalk Bridal Show incorporated Mae Bridal Boutique and Caroline Jane Couture both based in Witney, Oxfordshire.

The theme was decidedly Vintage and very beautiful.

I was asked to carry out hair and makeup for the fashion show and I incorporated Vintage Styling with some unusual and unique plaits for something a little different.

I really enjoyed creating all the different looks and collaborating with both local Bridal Boutiques.


Posted on 23 October, 2014 at 2:55

Well the time has come for the countdown to the Wedding Industry Awards.  Unfortunately, due to having been a little poorly over the Summer and having to redirect all of my brides to other artists I had less Weddings.  I have contacted all of my brides on the email addresses that I had but unfortunately some have changed their addresses so was unable to locate all of them.  But I have still managed to get a good few votes from the Weddings that I managed to do and managed to get hold of.

Fingers Crossed on this one.  It would be lovely to receive something positive out of such a hard year.

If you were a bride that I carried out hair and makeup on from 1 November 2013 to 24 October 2014 please log onto the website and cast your vote.The last date for voting is tomorrow.