UNVEILED MAGAZINE Interview with Jennifer Jane

  1. Can you give us a brief overview of your background/qualifications and what attracted you to the beauty industry?
  1. What is it that you enjoy in particular about bridal beauty and do you have a signature style or certain style of look that you love to create?
  1. In addition to bridal what other types of work do you do (i.e. editorial, fashion, etc?) and can you give us some examples of places you have worked/brands/publications you have worked for?
  1. How do you translate fashion looks from catwalks to brides for the aisle and what would you say are the key fashion looks that are filtering into bridal makeup currently?
  1. You are also a qualified hair stylist specializing in bridal hair – again, do you have a signature style or certain looks that you love to create?
  1. What hair trends do you predict being big in bridal for the year ahead?
  1. In your opinion what should brides look for in a makeup artist/hair stylist for their big day and where should they look for inspiration for their bridal hair and makeup?

In my opinion, it is important to look for someone who not only has great artistry talents, but also someone you gel with on a personal level.  MUA’s are spending the most important day of your life with you in a very intimate setting, and there has to be a level of trust and rapport there for you to feel totally comfortable.  Pinterest and Instagram are my main resources for any bridal inspiration or anything else for that matter!

  1. Are there any key brands that you tend to use and, if so, which are they and why do you favor these?

I love Bobbi Brown as it just does what it says on the tin (so to speak) and I just love the company ethos that goes along with it. Having said that, every brand out there has products that work wonders and that I like for different reasons.  For me, the most important thing is that it delivers what is promised and lasts as long as you do!

  1. You also offer makeup lessons for brides and bridesmaids – please could you tell us a little about these – what’s involved, who they would appeal to in particular, where they are held?

The master classes have been designed specifically for women who want to do their own makeup for their wedding, as they might be getting married abroad or want something fun to do as part of a hen party package.  Our next master class will be held at The Wedding Gallery on December 12th

To date what would you say is the proudest moment of your career and do you have any further goals that you are keen to achieve?

Providing a team of Makeup Artists for Nicky Clarke in Antibes was a proud moment and I now represent him for weddings as a result, so if you would like to get involved ladies, let me know!  One day, I would really like the opportunity to interview Bobbi Brown.

  1. How do you keep abreast of the latest hair and beauty looks – where do you look for inspiration and do you have any role models?

Instagram and Pinterest are where it’s at for inspiration, and attending Bridal Fashion Week in London and Barcelona.  In terms of role model Makeup Artists, clearly Bobbi Brown herself, Hannah Martin, and Lisa Eldridge.

  1. What would be your top five makeup/hair beauty tips for brides-to-be:
  2. Pay attention to your skincare at least 3-6 months in advance
  3. Always have a hair and makeup trial, and take a white or ivory top with you
  4. Take reference shots with you and be clear in the look you want to achieve
  5. Be realistic with your chosen hairstyle, taking into consideration your hair type
  6. Don’t even think about hair and makeup until you have your dress!
  7. Can you tell us about your professional makeup courses/academy – why you wanted to offer this? Who is this aimed at? What does it involve? How long is the course and how often do they run? Where are the courses held? What qualification/accreditation do participants achieve?

Courses are held at The Wedding Gallery in London with additional locations being launched from March 2020.  Dates and availability can be found on the website www.thebridalmakeupacademy.com