Nicky is a published, west midlands based makeup artist who specialises in Black bridal makeup and skin services. Nicky is also able to accommodate services for all skin tones.
Nicky has worked as a makeup artist for over 20 years; working for brands such as MAC Cosmetics, working her way through from a make up artist to management, which inspired Nicky to take a new direction to start a bridal business.
In addition to her make up career, Nicky also provides Aesthetics, skin treatments, and training courses. Nicky also has a team of make up artists and a resident bridal hair stylist, which allows a seamless service for brides who are looking for a full bridal package. Nicky and the team take pride in the services they provide, paying attention to detail to ensure each bride and client looks and feels photo ready on their special day.
Working in Aesthetics, Bridal, Print and Training has allowed Nicky to share her professional expertise in publications such as Your West Midlands Magazine and private classes across the country, making Nicky one of the most sought after black bridal makeup artists in the West Midlands.
I met Nicky in 2019, I booked her to do my wedding makeup as well as my maid of honour and my mum's makeup for my 2020 wedding but then of course covid hit. Luckily for us, Nicky was available for my wedding in 2022. Throughout the years, Nicky has been really prompt in terms of communicating with me as I had to change my wedding date three times, and any questions that I wanted to ask.
I had two bridal trials with Nicky, she really listened to how I wanted to look on my wedding day on both trials and talked through what products she was using and why she was using them which was great.
Nicky also does facials so I had a mirconeedling facial and "bride to be" facial to prep my skin before the wedding day. And my skin was amazing!
My make up on my wedding day was flawless! It DID NOT move for the whole day, i didnt even need to top up lipstick! I highly highly recommend Nicky as an MUA and also for facial/skin treatments.
Thank you so much!
Stephanie Sterling, Bride
Our wedding day in August 2022 would not have been the same without Nicky’s bridal pre-wedding prep, care and advice.
We first spoke last January, and I was immediately at ease with Nicky, who was able to tell me all the things I needed to know (and didn’t know I needed to ask!) before the wedding.
Nicky also recommended my wonderful hair stylist Selina, and the two ladies worked fantastically together in the run up to and on my big day.
Most of us brides are doing this for the first (and hopefully only!!) time, and planning a wedding is no easy task! To help, I made notes for all of the potential vendors I spoke to along the way. Looking back at those notes reminds me how much Nicky told and taught me about skin-care, and her knowledge of makeup and skin-care. 4 months later, and I am still using the skin-care routines and products Nicky recommended to me, and what struck me is that the process is not just about make-up on the wedding day, but part of a process to prepare you and your skin before the wedding and well into the future as a new bride.
Before the big day, I had a make-up trial with Nicky. Seeing the way she used her skills to make me look like a bride was awe-inspiring, I was so excited to have seen the sneak preview of what I would look like as a bride, and could not stop smiling!
On the day, Nicky and her assistant did my make-up, along with my 4 bridesmaids, flower girl, and my Mum. All of my ladies looked wonderful!
When I became emotional during the getting ready process, it was Nicky who helped to ready me for how overwhelmed it suddenly felt when I realised “this is it” in the make-up chair.
I am so grateful to have found a professional, knowledgable, warm and wonderful MUA in Nicky, and would book her 1000 times over for a wedding. Good luck to all the brides to be, I could not recommend Nicky enough to you!
Had the absolute pleasure of having Nicky as my bridal makeup and also do makeup for my mother (mother of the bride).
I also had the pleasure of having my facials done leading up to the wedding and my skin has never looked so good.
Not only was the makeup absolutely beautiful and breathtaking on the day, she went over and beyond to make me feel comfortable. She was like a big sister to me on the day. Her skills are beyond and the makeup lasted for the entire day and night. She will work with your skin tone and features to make you look beautiful. She also was able to travel to my wedding venue which was a massive help.
I would 100 % recommend her for makeup and facials and will definitely be going back for more facials.
Vongai Ress Bonds, Bride
Davina Wheale, Bride