About Christina

After Hairdressing Training ,Christina trained with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for 3 years, learning wigmaking, wig/hair styling, theatre make up and much more! Several years in the West End followed working on many musicals, shoots, plays and operas before starting her own business in creative wedding hair and make up. Christina currently works mainly on weddings, shoots, Glyndebourne Opera for the summer festival and some filming and teaching. Its a wonderful profession!! A recent testimonial from a gorgeous bride Phoebe, totally sums up why I love and thrive in this profession..." We were all thrilled with how you made us look and feel. My make up was immaculate and stayed on perfectly all day even though there were a lot of tears. I was so impressed by your warmth and professionalism while we were all getting ready, it made it such an amazing experience with some fantastic memories to treasure. You made me feel beautiful and that is such a special gift for a bride on her wedding day, so thank you."

Gravetye Manor Hotel, Sussex.

imageI had the total pleasure of styling Beverley’s hair for hers and Charlie’s wedding day, held at the glorious Gravetye Manor. This beautiful venue was stylishly decked out with natural yet classic Christmas finery and candles. Beverley had a softly curled chignon to one side, with a vintage twist by adding a birdcage veil, a totally gorgeous and romantic look.
“Dear Christina, Thank you so much for being my hair stylist for my wedding! I was absolutely loved the style and had lots of lovely compliments. I felt like a princess!
Best Wishes
Beverley x

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Airbrush Make Up, Before and After.

imageimageimageHi there, I hope you’re really well and thanks for checking in on my airbrush blog! Airbrushing is a lightweight and flawless foundation finely and lightly misted onto your face and takes less than a minute. It’s waterproof with a good coverage ( but not too heavy) and silicone based, it sits on your skin rather than sinking deeply into your pores .
A perfect foundation is the best basis for a flawless complexion. So it’s absolutely vital that the foundation you choose meets your demands,whether you’re looking for a serious ‘WOW’ complexion for your big day, on-screen appearance, or photo shoot.

Airbase Make-Up Foundation (Silicone based Foundation) combines a unique mix of ingredients with silicone at the heart of its formulation. Silicone is a heat-resistant, non-stick and incredibly pliable compound making it perfect for use in Foundation products. Loved by celebrities like Rihanna to professional Make-Up Artists like Julia Carta (X Factor 2012 and 2013),or on set at Downton Abbey, Airbase Foundation also benefits from added vitamins that nourish the skin.
• Vitamin A: Airbase Make-Up includes Vitamin A, an ingredient that is proven to improve elasticity of the skin and therefore reduce fine lines.
• Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant that moisturises and repairs helping to deactivate the free radicals that age the skin.

I will be offering complimentary airbrush make up trials for 2016 as I have done for 2015, as I whole heartedly believe in this amazing product plus I have had over 40 very satisfied Brides with their thank you cards and lovely testimonials. All their wedding photographs show fabulous looking skin which is the best recommendation!
I have also put together some images of before & afters using airbrush make up so you can see how natural and amazing it looks but also how transforming and camera ready it looks too! It covers minor blemishes ( and tattoos) beautifully without the need for touch ups throughout the day.

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Rebekah and Fiona’s Country Wedding. Brighton Vogue.

Gorgeous testimonial, check out our website www.brightonvogue.com for amazing hair/make up/photography packages.” My wife and I cannot recommend Steve and Christina highly enough. We had already booked a photographer when we went to see Christina for Rebekah’s first wedding make-up trial. Upon meeting both Christina and Steve we soon came to realise what a killer team they are! We had a look at Steve’s fantastic photography on that visit and decided straightaway to cancel our existing photographer and book Steve.

Christina is the best listener and really grasped Rebekah’s brief and delivered to the very highest standard and beyond.

Rebekah looked absolutely stunning on our wedding day; when I saw her for the first time I thought my heart was going to burst out of my chest. There are no words that could describe how beautiful her make-up was.

As for our photography? Well, just stunning. So many of our guests have commented on what an amazing photographer we had. Not just because of the end result but because Steve has such an amazing way with people that on the day everyone warmed to him, had a laugh with him and therefore looked totally relaxed and happy in every photograph.

We couldn’t be happier, Steve and Christina have bent over backwards for us and we can’t thank them enough.

We would work with them again in a heartbeat.”
Fiona & Rebekah Mackie-McLeod
28-8-15 wedding
The Barn at Bury Court
imageimageimageLovely bridal party here showing the brides flawless airbrush ( lasts all day and evening!) make up foundation, contouring and hi lighting with nude lips (MAC). image