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W E D D I N G H A I R & M A K E U P

A R T I S T O F T H E Y E A R 2020/21/22


V O T E D T H E U K ‘ S N O 1


As Featured for David Austin Roses, You & Your Wedding Magazine,

Town & Village Magazine, Balmain Hair Couture.

No 1 Award-Winning Bridal Hair Stylist & Make Up Artist in the Midlands

- ‘Prestige Magazine’

Central Englands Wedding Hair & Make up Artist

of the year 3 years running

Welcome to Laura Holness Bridal, Wedding hair & makeup - If you are looking for a beautiful, elegant yet natural look with the latest wedding hair styling & make up techniques then you are in the right place! Laura is a multi-award winning wedding hair and make up artist with many years of experience in the wedding & beauty industry who prides herself on her creativity, friendly approach and excellent customer service. Laura is extremely passionate when it comes to wedding hair and make up and is one of only a handful of bridal specialists in the Midlands.

Laura Holness Bridal is well-known for its attention to detail ensuring brides feel comfortable and confident on their wedding day. Along with her assistant stylist (available on request), Laura is able to cover most areas in the West Midlands and further a field offering a mobile service either at your home or venue on your wedding day, so no trips out to a salon - just a nice relaxing experience for you & your bridal party!

Hair styling

I love creating many diverse looks from vintage wedding hair to more contemporary and boho bridal styles. Whether you are looking for a classic bridal up-do or glamorous curls with lots of volume, I can create the perfect style to suit you and your bridal party.

My goal is to make every brides hair look beautiful, voluminous and full by using a range of techniques I have developed over time.

Make up

My aim is to listen to your likes and dislikes carefully whilst making useful suggestions in order to achieve a look that will compliment your best features and overall style. Rather then changing your look completely, my Job is to enhance your natural beauty to ensure you look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day. I work with a range of high end make up brands to achieve a timeless look ready for those all important wedding photography shots.

the trial

Trials are usually carried out at Laura Holness Cosmetology in Penn, Wolverhampton (on Friday's). I always encourage my clients to prepare some photos/examples for both hair & makeup ready for the trial. At the start of the trial, we will discuss your wedding hair & make up ideas. Most brides want to look like a more enhanced version of themselves on their wedding day, so we will take into account what you normally do with your make-up and discuss how we can best emphasise your features.

Choosing your wedding hair & make up look is just as important as choosing your dress as it completes your whole look, therefore a pre-wedding trial is a must to not only give you peace of mind before the day but to ensure everything wears well on your skin. Once you are happy with your chosen look, I will take photos to accompany my notes so it is easy to recreate your look on the big day. We will also talk through logistics & timing for the wedding morning. If there are time restraints or you have a large bridal party, we may need to discuss the possibility of including an assistant artist (additional charges apply). Trials are usually recommended to be carried out around 2-3 months before your wedding day if possible.

On the day, your stylist will arrive at your chosen location and set up ready to start in the order most convenient. Usually, make up is applied first depending on how you are having your hair which can be discussed at your trial. Hair is best to work with when freshly washed and dried (the night before is ideal). If you have particularly curly/frizzy or unruly hair we recommend you smooth out the hair where needed (with a hot appliance) after washing in preparation for styling. This will help ensure a smoother finish.

Try to avoid mousse, hair sprays, heavy conditioners or any products that will weigh your hair down. Please moisturise your face with a moisturiser that you are comfortable wearing before we apply a light primer and make up.

the wedding day

bridal services

Wedding Hair & Make up -

Brides & Bridesmaids

Mother of the Bride/Groom

Flower Girl Hair/Light Make up

Special Occasion/Prom Hair & Make up packages

Make up lessons

Wedding hair extensions

Lashes & application

Skin Care & Make up products

Celebrity, Catwalk & photoshoots

UK & Destination Weddings

Please note: Usually a minimum of 3-4 people are required to book a Friday/Saturday or Sunday wedding and deposits to save dates are non-refundable.

Wedding Hair Extensions -

If you have short or fine hair and you are worried about whether you can achieve the hair style you really want for your special day, hair extensions are a great way to add volume, length and thickness to your hair. All hair extensions we supply are:

100% Human hair (Reusable)

Supplied & fitted (Clip in & out)

Blends with your natural hair

Comfortable & light weight

Suitable for updo's

Available in all colours, lengths & volume

You will receive a free colour match, free application and styling of the extensions with each order. Please enquire if you would like to order your extensions in time for your trial or wedding day.



BY Laura Holness Cosmetics


pre-wedding sKIN care

HAIR PADDING, extensions & Accessories


'Elegant, beautiful, wedding hair and make up. Very impressed, loved the hair styling. Exceptional service, HIGHLY recommended!! Thank you.''

- Melissa Turley

'I don't wear much make up at all, so I was nervous about having my wedding make up done and really didn't know what to expect. I didn't have to worry about any of that. Laura knows what she is doing!! She talked me through colours and ideas, was willing to listen and give advice... she really put me at ease. My make up was lovely and natural and I was beyond happy on my special day. I recommend Laura to every bride to be!'' - Jen Walker

''I had my trial for my wedding hair and makeup & i was so impressed. I was made to feel comfortable both at the trial & on my big day. I also had hair extensions that were matched perfectly to my hair colour. My hair and make up was absolutely amazing. My bridesmaids were all so happy with theirs too. Laura went above & beyond her job on the day, she was so helpful and I will definitely recommend her in the future ,thank you so much.'' xx -Sam Swain

''I first had my wedding hair trial in June. I had a bridal package for myself, mother of the bride & my bridesmaids. Laura is such a lovely person, she made everything easy, we told her what we wanted and got our desired look! I got married on Saturday 27th October and I literally felt amazing! Our hair and make up didn't budge all day!! I couldn't have wished for anyone better! Thank you Laura you made my day so special :)'' -Victoria Ridley

''Wonderful experience from start to finish. Can't recommend enough..exceptional service.'' - Andrea Slade

''Thank you Laura for making us all look and feel absolutely beautiful. Right from the start you put us at ease and made everything so stress free and calm. So glad I found your really are the best at what you do''- Kelly Conner

''My wedding hair and make up was perfect all day...even the day after it was still in tact! Everyone commented on how lovely I looked and I cant thank you enough for everything' - Amanda Pearson

‘Everyone looked Stunning! Laura is a true professional and very calming which I definitely needed on my wedding morning. Fantastic service all round.'' - Karen Wilson

about me

After working in the mental health sector for a number of years shortly after leaving school, Laura decided she was destined to follow a more creative path much more suited to her personality and interests.

Laura's creative streak quickly lent itself to bridal hair and make up after realising she had a natural talent for make up and styling hair in her early teens. Coupled with her love for weddings and travelling, becoming a bridal hair and make up artist was the perfect profession for Laura to pursue. In 2010 after undertaking many months of specialist private training and one to one tuition, Laura felt it was time to launch herself into the industry full time. Laura now has over a decade of experience specialising in bridal beauty and has since gone on to win multiple awards and hired to work with a number of celebrities and brands.

The continuous success of the business naturally led Laura to open her studio and salon - Laura Holness Cosmetology, which primarily hosts Laura's brides for their wedding hair and make up trials with the added convenience of being able to access a variety of other beauty and aesthetic treatments offered by our in house beauticians. With its mixed contemporary and French inspired interior, the salon environment is stylish, warm and inviting. Laura Holness Cosmetology is also a stockist for premium brands such as Balmain (Hair Couture) & ‘Showdry’ by Tamara Ecclestone.



official stockist

regular venues:

Pendrell Hall, Codsall Wood

Mill Barns, Bridgnorth

Rowton castle, Shrewsbury

swinfen Hall, lICHFIELD

Arley Hall & gardens, Cheshire

Hoar Cross hall, sTAFFORDSHIRE

Malt House Barn, sHREWSBURY

Stanbrook Abbey, worcester

weston Hall, Stafford

Davenport House, Shropshire

The Blakelands Country House, Shropshire

The Ashes Barn, Stoke on trent

Foxtail Barns, Stoke on trent

Curradine Barns, Worcestershire

Red House Barn, Bromsgrove

Bredenbury Court Barns, Herefordshire


For enquiries, price lists or availability,

please contact us via email at:



Contact number & salon address for trials:


2 Lloyd HILL

Stourbridge Road

Lower Penn



(Strictly by appointment only)

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t & c’s

By proceeding to book by way of paying a booking fee, you accept that you are entering into a contract for products or services with Laura Holness Bridal and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions as outlined below. It is the clients responsibility to read through these terms and conditions carefully before proceeding with the booking.

(All Terms & Conditions apply to all products and services provided by Laura Holness Bridal/Laura Holness Bridal Cosmetology)

  • Reservation fees to secure a wedding date are non-refundable. Wedding dates will need to be secured by paying a booking fee/deposit at the time of booking and by completing the booking information form.
  • Wedding dates and/or appointments work on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Travel charges may apply depending on the location.
  • Wording or clarification to terms and conditions may be updated accordingly.


  • In the event that you need to postpone your wedding or change the date due to exceptional unforeseen circumstances - You will be able to transfer your booking to a single new date free of charge (excluding a small admin fee that may be charged accordingly). Any additional date changes will require a new deposit to secure the date as well as an admin fee if applicable - payments already paid towards the day will also be transferred free of charge). However, your new booking may be subject to a service price increase or change up to date.
  • Date transfers are strictly subject to availability. It is therefore important that you notify Laura Holness Bridal as soon as possible of your intended date options, well in advance of booking the date. Every care will be taken to ensure you are able to transfer your booking, providing the date is available. If not, I will try my best to fit you around any existing bookings if you are able to be flexible with times and if it is possible, but this is not guaranteed. Again, in line with these terms and conditions, you will need to discuss these dates first so we can advise you further before you commit to a specific date elsewhere to ensure availability (this includes committing to dates with venues or registrars).

If you choose to go ahead with a date without checking available dates with us prior or where you are notified there is no availability for a specific date requested, then this is entirely the responsibility of the client and out of the control of Laura Holness Bridal. Please note that our lack of availability through no fault of our own for your new chosen date does not automatically result in a refund as it is the clients responsibility to make sure Laura Holness Bridal can accommodate a new date when it is not part of the original booking date, agreement and contract. However, at the discretion of Laura Holness Bridal another service or date that we can fulfil may be offered on another special occasion where by hair and make up/services may be applied will be considered (up to the amount you have paid towards the day). If you have already had your trial, any further payments may also be non-refundable (Transferable only - up to one free date change).

  • Your new booking may be subject to a service price increase or change up to date.
  • A new booking should not exceed more than two years from the original booking date.
  • Any cancellations or none agreed postponements complying with the above terms and conditions may result in the termination of your contract with Laura Holness Bridal.

Late cancellations

Any late cancellations (not notified prior to 12 weeks before the wedding date) will result in the booking fee being lost and 30% of the final payment being due. If you have already paid the full balance and wish to cancel, you will need to notify Laura Holness Bridal at least 3 months (12 weeks) before your date, in order to qualify for a refund in part. If any further costs are incurred in line with your original booking, the business has the right to retain part of the payment to cover these costs.

Trials, Booking requirements & Payments

  • Trials are usually carried out on weekdays (currently Fridays) but may be arranged at weekends on rare occasion due to unavoidable circumstances at the discretion of Laura Holness Bridal. However, weddings always take priority at the weekends, so it is therefore advised trials are scheduled in the week where possible due to limited availability.
  • Trial appointments or times may need to be rescheduled in the event that it conflicts with a wedding booking. However, in this case, I will try and arrange this around a time most convenient for you. Deposits paid are to hold the wedding date, not trial appointments.
  • Your remaining balance is usually due at the trial once you are happy with everything unless otherwise agreed. There are no payments accepted on the wedding day unless an extra person is mutually agreed to be added on the day itself, time permitting.
  • Any additional people added to the booking prior to the wedding day will need to be paid for in full before the wedding.
  • Any cancellations of people on the original booking form (either booked as part of the trial, wedding day or both) will be payable in full if not notified 12 weeks prior to the wedding day.
  • All bookings are to meet the minimum requirement's before deposits are paid - these details are outlined when a price list is requested. I have the right to cancel a booking at any time if it fails to meet the minimum requirement agreed at the time of booking or if it otherwise conflicts with the terms and conditions as stated.
  • It is the responsibility of the client to notify Laura Holness Bridal at the time of booking if there will be any time restrictions or access problems when it comes to your venue or the place where you plan to get ready on the wedding morning, along with your bridal party. If your venue does not permit you you to arrive at the time needed to facilitate your wedding hair and make up at the recommended time by your make up artist, then an alternative premises will need to be provided by you and agreed for you to start getting ready. In circumstances where this is not possible, you may be offered the option of using our salon (subject to availability) in which you will need to make your own arrangements for transport.
  • An additional wedding may be booked on the same day. Please note that it is not unusual for hair/make up artists to have more than one client booked on the same day, especially over the weekend. Timing will be discussed accordingly and in advance if necessary.
  • Brides who are offered a single booking at the discretion of Laura Holness bridal (subject to availability/surcharge payable) will be booked on the basis that additional bridal bookings may be taken or that the client is willing to fit around an existing booking subject to timing.
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash & BACS (BACS Preferable)

Make up artist/Hair stylist - Service Cancellations

Please be assured that we have never let a bride down on their wedding day due to illness or any other reason in all of our years of trading but we have to legally stipulate conditions in the event of there being any extreme circumstances that may effect our contract.

Cancellations by the makeup artist/hair stylist due to genuine, extreme or unavoidable circumstances including, but not limited to, problems affecting the makeup artists performance or their obligations (severe illness, accidents or otherwise) where no other suitable alternative can be arranged, a refund of any payments made towards the wedding day will be given to the client in due course. If the booking is directly affected by other circumstances beyond the control of the makeup artist including but not limited to severe weather conditions, acts of God, health or safety reasons, where possible the makeup artist will endeavour to rectify such situations as quickly and effectively as possible (i.e recommend another local stylist, offer alternative arrangement for services). However, it is advisable for the client to take out reputable wedding or event insurance to cover yourself financially against these situations as Laura Holness Bridal cannot be liable for circumstances out of its control.

Social media & photography

Unless otherwise specified by the client, any professional or digital photos taken at the trial or on the wedding day may be added to the Laura Holness Bridal website and/or social media. If a professional photographer is hired, the makeup artist may obtain any images to be used for the website/social media unless stated otherwise. It is up to the client to notify Laura Holness Bridal against any restrictions involving the use of third party photography.

Contact Information & Confidentiality

All personal details taken by Laura Holness Bridal will be strictly kept confidential and safely stored on file for the purpose of the booking only. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your booking at any time, Laura Holness Bridal is not at liberty to discuss this with any other third party on your behalf or obligated to respond to any correspondence other than from the client who the contract is formed with at the time of booking. It is also not permitted for clients to share any personal information given by Laura Holness Bridal with any other third party unless permission is obtained.

Products & Responsibilities of the client

Prior to the trial, it is the responsibility of the client to inform the makeup artist of any known skin sensitivity to products or any other concerns that may affect the use of any equipment or products; all details are treated as confidential. This includes but is not limited to sensitivities, allergies and medical conditions. Where possible, the makeup artist will endeavour to select products that will suit your skin type according to the information you have provided, however the makeup artist is not liable for any adverse reactions to products used. If the client or party feel they require a patch test for any products, this will need to be arranged in advance of the trial or wedding day by the client and charged according to the agreed fee.


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