I’m Kirsty Kaye, and my love for special occasion makeup began way back in 2004. Over the next couple of years, what was once a hobby and not much more than practicing on family and friends in my home town of Leeds became an obsession. Today, I am one of the most sought-after wedding hair and bridal makeup specialists in Yorkshire.
I studied for my NVQ in Beauty Therapy at Thomas Danby College in Leeds. It didn’t take me long to realise I could maximise the skills I had obtained to pursue my dream and become a full-time wedding hair and makeup artist.
Once I had completed my NVQ, I spent two years working alongside a photographer as an in-house special occasion makeup artist and hair stylist. This role saw me spending more time with prestigious clients and the general public. I learned to deal with people on a more intimate level, creating exciting looks on various high-profile photo shoots.
My invaluable experience of working alongside the photographer helped my wedding hair and bridal makeup aspirations to grow into something more solid. Having built further experience by working for cosmetic companies such as Mac and Bobbi Brown, also in Leeds, I soon learned that customer satisfaction had to be a priority if I wanted to pursue my ambition of becoming a reputable bridal hair and makeup specialist.
Hard work and constant networking brought me into contact with successful fashion stylist, Taheed K. Having worked for prestigious agencies such as Storm, Select and Next, Taheed immediately appreciated my unique talent for special occasion makeup and styling. He immediately booked me for magazine shoots with leading publications such as Urban Coco, Flawless, Spindle, Concept and Papercut.
This brings us up-to-date on what I have already accomplished in Leeds and the surrounding Yorkshire area. Having seen a gap in the market for high quality but affordable services, I have emerged to become a genuine mobile wedding hair and makeup artist with a reputation in the region that continues to go from strength to strength.
My hard-earned bridal hair and makeup expertise is now in unprecedented demand, but I still ensure clients in Leeds always get the time they deserve. By keeping local, I am able to offer attentive mobile services covering prom makeup, children’s parties, hen nights and special events. I also excel in ‘drag’ makeup for performers and artistes.
My dedication and my aptitude for hard work has seen me realise my dream of working in an industry I genuinely love. Just as importantly, I am able to pass my considerable talents and experience onto my Leeds clients through the individual and artistic nature of my special occasion makeup and hair services.