About Me

Ruby Slippers make up and hair clients getting ready for the big day from our personal studio


My name is Samantha and I am the creative director and founder of Ruby Slippers Makeup & Hair.  Specialising in bridal styling I cater for brides in Lancashire, Merseyside, Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria, North Wales and throughout the UK.  I am a creative and passionate makeup artist and hairstylist and have a long list of credentials with a career spanning more than 20years within the industry. I originally trained in Manchester in Beauty Therapy, Makeup and Hair and my career has taken many paths over the years. As well as an abundance of commercial experience I had a 12year lecturing career in makeup and beauty therapy in further education and private training facilities.  My passion has always been makeup and brides in particular which culminated in me creating Ruby Slippers in June 2011.  Since then I have developed an extensive portfolio and have had the pleasure of creating beautiful makeup and hair styling for over 600 brides.

I love to create makeup and hair that enhances, never overpowers, that lasts from morning until night and makes my brides feel like themselves just as beautiful as they can be.  I use only the highest quality of makeup and hair products within my kit with brands of choice being MAC, Illamasqua, Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS and Bobbi Brown, to name a few.  I specialise in HD Airbrush Makeup which not only creates flawless radiant skin but can cover birthmarks and tattoos.

My work continues to secure front covers of magazines and my makeup and hair styling featuring within many publications and wedding related blogs both nationally and internationally.  I am honoured to regularly feature on a panel of experts contributing to editorial makeup and hair features with County Brides Magazine.  In 2015 I was delighted to be nominated and win Lancashire makeup artist and hairstylist of the year in the
Wedding Industry Experts Awards and in 2016 was a finalist in the Great Northern Wedding Awards.

I am honoured and privileged to be part of so many brides forever memories and as a hopeless romantic I simply love following my brides on their wedding journey sharing love, tears and laughter along the way.  I am so lucky to say I truly love my job as its taken me to some beautiful places and led me to meet the most lovely people.
Demand for Ruby Slippers services has continued to soar and the area in which I travel has quadrupled. I have recently opened my first Ruby Slippers styling studio which is available to all my brides in which to have exclusive use for their trials.  As much as I would love to be part of every Ruby Slippers brides special day I do personally become booked up very quickly.  Therefore I have put together a highly motivated, talented and creative team of makeup and hair stylists who are super professional and genuinely lovely people.  All members of the team have been personally trained by myself and provide the high standards that have come to be expected from Ruby Slippers Bridal Makeup and Hair services.  My team assist me on my weddings and take care of their own Ruby Slippers brides and I attend all trials where possible.

I pride myself on the fact that my team and I are professional, calm and highly experienced and work closely with every bride
to create the look and day of their dreams. Taking care of every bride with dedication, love and affection.


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wedding industry experts honour roll award 2014 Merseyside wedding magazine guild of photographers