I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself, so hello my name is Jess, thank you for taking the time to check out my website.
I have been in the wedding industry for 9 years now and have had the pleasure of creating and designing bespoke hair and makeup for many of my brides.
I'd love to hear from you so please don't hesitate to contact me!
Based in Hampshire and covering Hampshire | Surrey | Berkshire | London and the South
Firstly, a massive congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
A little bit about me
How I got started
I would say that this journey first started when I was little, I had always been a girly girl and very interested in makeup and hair. I would cut up magazines with particular celebrities when I loved their makeup or hair looks or any pictures of products and I would stick them all in a scrapbook. I was the friend who did hair and makeup on my friends growing up. Fast forward a few years, I stayed on for 6th form college and studied Beauty Therapy gaining a level 2 & 3 NVQ and a level 2 VRQ in hairdressing. During my hairdressing course I assisted one of my tutors at weekends doing wedding hair. Through doing this I discovered my love for wedding hair and makeup. Since then 9 years have gone by and I have worked on way too many weddings to count! In the early years of my career I worked along side many talented wedding hair and makeup artists gaining valuable experience. I have mostly always had other jobs alongside doing this such as working in admin or a beauty salon, I would work 7 day weeks, which looking back I don't know how I did it. Since having my daughter in 2020 (not the best year to go fully self employed!) I am so unbelievably proud to be doing this full time and I haven't looked back since.
Why choose me?
Having gotten married myself five years ago, I know full well the planning process is a really exciting time, as well as potentially quite stressful, which is where I come in! With my breadth of knowledge and experience I bring a sense of calm and organisation to your wedding morning, as well as a good natter. You will be in very safe and skilled hands. I love to create wedding morning timetables, meaning all of the wedding party will have designated timeslots for their hair or makeup and it keeps the morning running smoothly. I give all my brides a wedding day touch up kit, it includes things such as tissues, spare hair pins and face powder (for more details on these keep scrolling down the page!), overall it's one less thing for you to think about. I'm a Make Me Bridal Accessories ambassador and I carry a range of their accessories for you to try at your trials . I do also get a 10% discount off of their entire range with the code - Jessicapenfold
My work style
I love working with my brides to create their bespoke ideal wedding day look. I would best describe my work as soft, romantic, effortless & modern. I've particularly enjoyed creating lots of textured updos this year and plenty of hollywood waves.
A little more personal
I am a Mum to my beautiful two year old daughter (who has an amazing head of hair and more handbags than I do!), a wife to my lovely husband of 5 years and a dog Mummy to our 5 year old Romanian rescue pooch called Luna. I'm definitely a creative at heart, I have many hobbies which include baking (especially birthday cake decorating), upcycling and making home décor, card making, crochet, to name a few. I have a lot of stuff, it drives my husband nuts, not only do I have all my hair and makeup kit and all the stock up products but I also have a gel nail kit, waxing products, craft stuff. It takes up a lot of room and I'm itching to get a home studio at some point (hopefully in the not too far away future). I have struggled with acne over the years and taking the positive from that is I understand how to create a flawless natural looking base, that feels lightweight and comfortable. Having combination/oily skin and oily eyelids I have tried and tested many products, especially for longevity and making sure I only use products I truly love. I have often had brides shocked at how light weight their makeup feels, while having the coverage where needed. Lastly I would just like to say that after 9 years I still love being able to call this my job and I especially love hearing all about the details you've put into your wedding day. Jess x
The Booking Process
Make contact, provide as much info as you can about your day!
Receive your personalised quotation and t's & c's
Your Big Day!
Secure your booking by paying your booking deposit
Once your deposit has been received, a booking confirmation and receipt will be sent
Finer details are then organised for the wedding day e.g. timetable
Finally, your wedding day! Enjoy your relaxing morning, being pampered and celebrating with your nearest and dearest. Then onto one of the best days of your life!
Touch up kits
When booking with me directly you will receive a complimentary bridal touch up kit. Including everything needed for touch ups throughout your wedding day.
In the kits for makeup only you'll find:
Canvas bag, tissues, blotting paper, ByTerry hydra face powder, a powder puff, lip applicators, a pot for your lipstick, mints, business card.
In the kits for hair only you'll find:
Canvas bag, tissues, spare hair pins, mints, business card.
Hair and makeup kits include a mixture of the two bags above.
Trials can take place in the comfort of your own home* or you are very welcome to travel to my home (postcode GU12 4AY). It is recommended for trials to take place 8-12 weeks prior to the wedding day. During your trial we will create a few different looks and take plenty of photos! Trials usually last 2-4 hours, however if additional time is required there will be a charge of £25 per hour (you will informed of this before any charges occur). During trials everything to do with your wedding is taken into consideration, including your venue, colour scheme, dress and wedding style. Photos for inspiration to bring along to the trial are recommended, but if you don't have any I'm able to provide some for you to browse through. If you're in need of inspiration, try looking through my galleries of previous work or Pinterest is great too. *There may be a small travel fee, which is explained here
Wedding Day Information
I'm there for you, to help put your veil in and to pop your final coat of lipstick on, before you leave to walk down the aisle.
Wedding mornings are an enjoyable, relaxing and memorable experience. To help the morning run smoothly, a timetable is put together and agreed upon in advance. This ensures everyone is looked after and they have their own time slot. When there is a large booking size, early ceremony time or venue access restrictions, assistants are available to add onto bookings at an additional fee. If required I offer a stay on service, for any hair or makeup changes throughout the day. Please inquire for pricing. Please be assured that any products used on your wedding day have been tried and tested. Products that are especially longwearing formulas, smudge and water proof meaning they will last all day, even with lots of happy tears.
Brands you'll find in my kit:
Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass,
Nudestix, Toofaced, Natasha Denona, Urban Decay, Diva, L'oreal Professional, Wella, to name a few.
Before & After