Karla 'I'd give Claire 6 stars (out of 5) if I could! I travelled over to France for my wedding from Ireland and so didn't have a trial before the day. I'm really fussy about my makeup so I was a bit apprehensive about this but I needn't have worried at all! Claire was so nice and chilled and we had such a laugh getting ready - the makeup was perfect, exactly what I wanted. Claire totally got my style from the pics I emailed. The bridesmaids and our mammies loved their makeup too, they all looked stunning! The makeup lasted really well, right up till our 6am singsong! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Claire'
Henny 'Claire is an ABSOLUTE star!! Any 'bride to be' out there who wants to look perfect for their big day...then look no further! My bridesmaids looked absolutely gorgeous too :). Claire really does go above and beyond and I couldnt be more grateful to her for making my day so special. I cannot recommend Claire strongly enough!! Thank you thank you thank you. Henny xxx'
Tamara (Hair created by Emma Louise Hairstylist) 'Just want to say a massive thank you to you and Claire. Honestly I felt like a princess and you both were amazing and a lot of fun. I could not have been happier, my hair and make up were perfect and the day was an absolute dream. Thank you for taking care of Aria as well, at one moment I got quite stressed and you guys just jumped right in there and sorted it straight away. You both are invaluable and I am so glad that I had you both there... The biggest Thank You to you guys!!'
Jemma 'I am just laying here awake wishing I was back on my wedding day. It could not have been a better day and I owe huge thanks to you for making me feel a million dollars. My make up was so elegant and natural and made me feel confident and amazing.You have been really lovely in the lead up to the wedding and I wanted to express my gratitude for that. You being there doing mine and the girls make up and just making the little ones feel girly and excited made my wedding day perfect! Thank you!'
Juli 'I had the great pleasure of working with Claire and Emma (Emma Louise Hairstylist) for my wedding at Chateau Saint Julien. Planning from another country, having never met any of my vendors, could have been a disaster, but it was anything but. I had a trial a few days before the wedding and not 30 seconds after I showed up at their studio I felt so welcome and comfortable with them. Smiles, stories, wine, kittens, hair and make-up. Day of, they were prepped and ready, everything scheduled. They went above and beyond for me and for my guests, and they did everything they could to make sure I was calm and comfortable from when I walked in the "prep room" to when I walked downstairs to my dad. My make-up lasted from noon until the wee hours of the morning, even through a sweaty very late night dining room dance party. If I am ever back in SW France I wouldn't hesitate to call on them again. Except in future I would also take advantage of Claire's additional skin care services and bring a bottle of Bombay Sapphire!'
Lauren 'I found Claire by chance for my wedding make-up. My mum already used Claire for other beauty treatments without knowing she did bridal make-up and happened to mention that I had been let down by my make-up artist for my wedding. With absolutely no pressure to commit, Claire offered to help out if she could and take away the worry and I am so grateful that she did. Even with the wedding only 2 months away, Claire managed to fit in not only me, but the whole bridal party for wedding make up on the day. When I first met Claire, I felt like I had known her for years, she instantly put me at ease and listened to the idea I had in my mind for my wedding day. I don’t usually wear much make up so I was a bit unsure of colours when I had my trial. When I said I wasn’t comfortable with the look Claire had created as it didn’t feel like me, she took it off and started again without hesitation and I never thought I could look so beautiful. I was so pleased Claire accepted our invite to come along to the wedding after being such a big part in helping us to create the look I had dreamt of, not only for me but also for my bridesmaids. I felt like a movie-star having Claire on hand for make-up touch-ups throughout the day. I can’t begin to thank Claire enough for everything she did for me and my family and friends on my wedding day and I would absolutely recommend Claire to any future brides in France. Thank you again for everything x'
Laura 'Thank you so much for everything that you did on the day. It was a pleasure having you on the day. At the trial, you took the time to understand what I was looking for and to create it. I really appreciated you being so gracious about using my Mum's make up on her and the lipstick I had chosen for me too. As I guess you could see with us, it's quite scary picking someone to do your make up for your wedding day and even more so with suppliers based abroad but I would recommend you without hesitation to anyone getting married in France. I had nightmares of orange make up counter assistants and it was just the opposite: I really felt like myself on the day. Thanks for all the top tips too.'
Erika 'I can't say enough how much I enjoyed my wedding day in France. Coming from Belgium, getting married in France, with a lot of help from an English hairdresser (Emma Louise Hairstylist) and make-up artist was a very nice experience . I don't have long hair with lots of possibilities and I' m not used to wearing make-up, but Emma and Claire, you made me feel like a princess. It didn't even take long before my sisters, sisters in law and little nieces wanted you to help them and you did it with a big smile. You made us all feel very comfortable, everyone was so relaxed. Thank you both very much for making a dream come true!'
Geraldine 'We have now been back from our honeymoon for a week and the wedding seems definitely further away than the 3 weeks it actually is. I wanted to thank you again for all your great work and fantastic company on the day, I was so happy with the way I looked and it is all down to you. Thank you so much for helping make my day perfect, we had the most fantastic wedding at Chateau de la Cazine. Claire, thanks again for agreeing to come and rescue me from a potential makeup disaster, it wouldn’t have been the same without you.'
Samantha 'We are sadly home from our adventure in France and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fabulous hair and make-up on the day. All of the girls looked stunning and the make up so far looks fantastic in the photos! I loved every moment and loved being with you girls on the day. Thank you for keeping us all calm and for being such fun and for the amazing hair and make up. From me and all the girls thank you so, so much!'
Suzanne 'Claire, We have arrived home from Honeymoon and have received the official photos from David, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work, my makeup was fantastic, I stayed up dancing till way into the small hours and it didn't change a bit, just perfect to the last knockings. Jessica's and Harriet's makeup looked amazing, it was so beautifully done and lasted really well. We had such fun getting ready with everyone, the first 100 photos are just us! Mark has teased me as they are only 8 of them getting ready, they weren't having the fun we were. Thank you so much once again.'
Amy 'I just wanted to say a massive thank you SO much for your amazing work on our hair and make up on the wedding day, I loved both my hair and make up so much you did such a fantastic job especially considering I didn't have a trial so thank you! The bridesmaids looked gorgeous too and you made it a really nice and fun atmosphere, my favourite thing in the world is a girly get-ready pre-night out so this was the ultimate one for me!...I have nothing but praise...' hairstyling - Emma Louise Hairstylist
Catriona 'Claire did my make-up for my wedding, along with 3 bridesmaids, my mum and the groom's mother, on probably one of the hottest weeks in France back in June. There was an incredible heatwave but not only was the make-up exactly how I wanted it, it stayed on all day and due to the quality of products Claire uses - they feel incredibly lightweight so it’s perfect for the heat in France. I had two trials with Claire, as the first set of make-up didn't feel quite 'me'. However, to be completely fair to Claire she did a perfect match to a picture that I asked her to do for me in my first trial - I just didn't suit that style. She was so accommodating though and we worked together in the second trial to get the look that suited me perfectly rather than an 'a-list photo'. I was so happy with my wedding makeup and my bridal party - I thought it all looked perfect. Not only is Claire efficient and very professional but she is really fun to work with. I couldn't recommend her more highly.'
Claire 'I can't quite believe it's been almost 2 months since our wonderfully perfect day! We had our evening reception back in the UK 2 weeks ago and it topped everything off! I just wanted to drop you guys a message now everything has settled down a bit! I wanted to thank you both for the whole process - you made everything feel so easy! When I told people I was getting married abroad - I would always get asked " what you're not having a hair and make up trial?!" But having the Skype calls with you was enough, you both understood what I was after for the day!! I know myself, my bridesmaids and the mams had a fabulous morning getting ready and we all felt relaxed - it was lovely to have that time together with all the important ladies in my life - and I know your fun attitude really added to it!!' hairstyling - Emma Louise Hairstylist
Cathy 'Claire did my makeup last weekend for my wedding. 35 degree heat, a full day of partying/crying/eating and dancing and my makeup didn't smudge one bit! Beyond impressed with how well it stayed on! My bridesmaids and I were all really happy with our looks and I felt beautiful. I'd highly recommend her'
Payal 'Claire Jones was absolutely brilliant. I contacted her nearly a week before my wedding in a panic as my makeup artist had suddenly decided to cancel on me. Left stranded and worried, Claire immediately came to mine and my bridal party's rescue without any hesitation. She immediately accepted the opportunity, embraced us ladies upon arrival and amidst all the craziness happening on the day, professionally delivered far exceeding our expectations. Claire not only made us look beautiful for me as a bride, she stood by my side literally all the way up until I walked down the aisle. Guiding me, helping me and supporting me, she felt like a Mum helping her daughter onto her big debut. I can't thank Claire enough for your kindness, generosity and commitment to me and my girls. Once upon a time you meet a truly genuine, big hearted and selfless individual and that for me was Claire. I give her my highest recommendation for her work not only in France but if you're looking for someone in the US as well. Coming from NYC myself, I have high expectations and Claire has exceeded them and is a hidden gem. Thank you so much for everything, you are truly amazing.'