Claire Wallace has over 20 years of makeup and wedding hairdressing experience having started out working in and around South London, before moving onto a management position at a major salon. Claire then became a member of an artistic team creating collections and preparing models for shows and photographic sessions.
By the year 1999, Claire was not only working for herself, she had also qualified and become a part time lecturer teaching at a technical college. By 2003 she had created her own company ‘Claire Wallace Hairdressing Ltd’. To enhance the company, Claire had a website created, which gave her the opportunity to specialise in providing the highest quality wedding makeup and wedding hairdressing service.
Claire also writes for a magazine called ‘Your Sussex Wedding’, and is an expert on their panel, answering questions and giving advice. In August 2006 – to date, Claire’s most recent achievement was to develop her makeup and beauty skills and attended a MAC make-up course in Kensington, London. She can now offer an exceptional wedding hairdressing and makeup service to her clients in Surrey, Sussex, London, Hampshire, Kent, Essex and the surrounding area.
A comprehensive hairdressing and makeup education
Claire has been in the industry for over 20 years now and has acquired diplomas and training certificates with Saks, Toni & Guy, Patrick Cameron, Racoon, Wella, Clynol, Gingles International and MAC makeup. Claire attended a MAC makeup wedding seminar on October 12, 2006, at the London College of Fashion and on Feburary 2, 2007, attended a ‘Jemma Kidd wedding makeup course in London’.
Claire holds City and Guilds qualifications in:
- Ladies and Men’s Hairdressing
- Makeup and Manicure
- Wig making
- Level 3 Hair-Dressing
- D32/D33 Assessors Award and 7307 Teaching Certificate
She is also a member of the Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation, Federation of Small Businesses and is a Senior State Registered Hairdresser and a Master Craftsman in Hairdressing.
Challenges and thoughts for the future
To carry the business forward, continue to grow, satisfy clients and keep a great professional image. To always pursue commercial and professional development, provide the highest standard wedding makeup and wedding hairdressing service and retain the love for the profession.
Claire Wallace is also a qualified Reiki Master, providing healing and remedial techniques – (especially when even the best of us get those nerves sometimes)!
Places we have visited
One of the best things about our work is that we often get to go to some absolutely fantastic locations! Spread around our ever-growing service area of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and beyond over the years we’ve found some wedding venues that are real hidden gems as well as the big locations that you no doubt will already know.
If you’d like to see a little more information (and maybe find that perfect venue on your doorstep) you can click on the map link above and see our Google places map of where we’ve worked. Or, see our top-10 wedding location picks here.