My name is Maddy and I’ve been in the industry for over 25 years. I have lived in London for 13 years and worked for Bobbi Brown, London Fashion Week, Charlotte Tilbury and on a wide variety of shoots. I now run a solo business back in the Cotswolds where I have a good following and love my clients to be a more polished version of their normal self.
After going straight to beauty college in 2004 and qualifying at 18, I started my beauty career at Ragdale Hall. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 and a half years there as it taught me so much. I eventually moved on to work a little closer to home and found a therapist job for Clarins within the newly built John Lewis. After another 2 and a half years I moved onto becoming a trainer. Here I learnt more about this side of the industry. After having children while working in the retail side of the industry as an Account manager for Origins, I decided to create my own little salon in my garage, where I only do the treatments I love to do. This has now been open over 2 and a half years so far This has gone from strength to strength, being busy in-between being a mum of two. At the start of 2021, I became a brand specialist for the Staffordshire Nail Academy, which has been an amazing opportunity. I love being able to showcase their products to others because they work and make our work as techs a lot easier. This is an opportunity that will grow, as I will also become an educator to teach all things nails to new students.
Since opening in 2004, Scratch Nail Studio has been at the forefront of Premium Nail and Beauty services within the local area, with a loyal client base and long-standing reliable staff. Open 6 days a week. Award winning salon. We offer a wonderful range of treatments to meet the needs of women, gentlemen, students and teenagers. We specialise in The Creative Nail System, Bio Sculpture Gel, Calgel, OPI, Get Fresh, Lycon wax, Australian body care, Neals Yard.
Hi I'm Clare (*waving at you) and wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself to you and give you a little background about me. I'm married to an incredible man who without him, the dream of me becoming a Makeup Artist & Beauty Professional might never had happened, he has been been my constant support and cheerleader, for which I will be forever grateful. My Son makes me proud every day, as he continues to knock life out of the ball park and he really has become the most considerate and caring young man....and not to mention a pretty awesome Mechanic :) As well as these two amazing men in my life, I'm blessed with a third.....my little man 'Syd' my beautiful Pug, lots of character and he really does have me wrapped around his little paw! I'm very proud of the business that I have grown and the awards that I have won: Top 50 Best Makeup Artists UK 2020 with GoHen - Blog Top 50 Best Makeup Artists UK 2019/20 with GoHen - Blog Best Make-up Artist 2017-18, Kent Wedding Awards Best Make-up Artist for Kent 2016, Most Popular Make-up Service for Kent 2015, Newcomer Make-up Artist for Kent 2014 & awarded by The Wedding Industry Experts Awards Finalist for The Kent Wedding Awards 2015, 2016 & 2019. My work continues to be featured in the following magazines/blogs: Kent Wedding Day, A Kentish Ceremony, Wedding Ideas magazine, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Plans & Presents, Wedding Blog Make me Bridal. Hitched Go Hen Blog .As well as Brides, I've been lucky enough to work with celebrities and have the following on my client list: Made in Chelsea, QVC, NBC Universal, Pinewood Studios, News UK (The Sunday Times, The Sun & Fabulous Magazine). I'm also a skin care specialist and UK Stockist for Eve Taylor skin care range and Volunteer Makeup Artist for the Look Good and Feel Better charity......I manage to keep myself very busy :) I'm a pro member for the following brands: Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Airbase (airbrushed make-up), Illamasque, Daniel Sandler, NARS.....but equally enjoy using lots of fantastic brands, to give my clients the finish required.
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