Claire Harmer Professional Make-up Artist

Claire is a freelance hair and make-up artist based in the midlands. Claire was recently awarded 'Highly Commended Make-up Artist' from the wedding industry awards for the West Midlands 2021.
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Products and Services

Pre-Wedding Trial
Make-Up Artists
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Mobile Services
On the Day Services
Hair Dressing
Full Description
Claire offers a friendly, professional service and will make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable during the preparation for your big day. Using her extensive knowledge, she will create a look for you that will make you look and feel like a million dollars! Claire recommends a trial session for your hair and make-up before your wedding day. (Normally around 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding) When you have your trial Claire will discuss with you your colour scheme, bridesmaids’ dresses and the over all look that you want to achieve. Once Claire has an understanding of what your wedding will be like she will then advise and trial different looks for you to see.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Hannah Jones
Happy couple married in August
December 2022
Amazing and talented
Claire is amazing! I don't wear alot of make up and wanted just a natural look and that's exactly what I got! I went to Claire with a rough idea for my hair and she made it look even better than I thought. The hair and makeup lasted the whole day and i got so many compliments on my hair and make up throughout my day. Claire is friendly & calm just what you need the morning of your wedding, she was great with my flowergirl and did an incredible job with my bridesmaid hair and make up to! I can't recommend Claire enough and will be recommending her to any future brides I know! Thank you for making me feel amazing on my wedding day.
Happy couple married in June
November 2022
Wonderful Bridal Hair & Make up
Claire is wonderful! Claire did my hair and make up, along with the make up for my mum & my 3 bridesmaids for my wedding day. We were all so pleased with our looks on the day. I had a great trial with Claire before the wedding where we tried out some different styles and Claire was so accommodating, making sure I had exactly the style I was hoping for. My bridal hair & make up on the day was perfect, I felt like the very best version of myself! Both my make up & hair lasted all day and night, even though it was incredibly windy on the day! To top it off, Claire is such a lovely person, it was an absolute delight to have her around on the morning of the wedding.
Geraldine Coffey
Happy couple married in February
August 2020
Lovely, friendly and just what I wanted
Claire did my wedding make up and hair and bridesmaids hair in February and she did a fantastic job 😍 I never usually wear make up but she made me look very natural. I received such wonderful compliments all day and from my evening guests , the only complaint was from my husband who had to take all the hair grips out at the end of the night 😂 I would recommend Claire without any hesitation.
Happy couple married in December
July 2020
Thank you for your incredible talent and skills...
''Thank you for your incredible talent and skills on the morning of the most important day of my life - I absolutely LOVED my make up and felt naturally glamorous! You did a beautiful job on the bridesmaids as well, thank you so so much! I will be sure to recommend your services to any brides I know in the future!''
Bree Phillips
Happy couple married in December
August 2020
Lovely to have meet and worked with for our specia
I live in Australia and got married in the Uk last Christmas Claire was great. She stayed in touch with me while I was in Australia and then when getting to the Uk. Our venue would not of been the easiest for her to cart all of her equipment around but she still managed without any complaints. Will be using her again if ever needed a makeup artist while in the Uk.
Mrs Martine Maguire
Happy couple married in December
August 2020
Nervous to Happy
From the practice to the actual day of my wedding was wonderful. I don’t wear makeup and being an older bride, I was very nervous about having it done. Claire listened, walked me through step by step answered any questions I had, Thank you Claire.X
Location & Contact Details


Alcester, Warwickshire, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

There are two train station in Stratford upon Avon

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics Magazine

Accreditations (1)


What about your business are you most proud of?

My most proud moment was winning 'Highly Commended' for the wedding Industry awards 2021.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's a good idea to book your suppliers early then be guided by them on what you need to do when.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Gosh, there are quite a few amazing ideas I have seen but one that sticks in my mind, because it was so effective, was when a bride had made her own bouquet. Instead of flowers she had made origami flowers out of old maps. Her colour scheme was light blue plus, her and her partner loved travelling together so it was a perfect personal touch.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once you have confirmed your booking we will look at setting a date for your trial. On your trial we will have a good chat about the style of your wedding, your dress and what kind of look you would like to go for. We will then trial out your bridal look and make sure you are completely happy with your final look. At your trial we will discuss the timings etc of the wedding day so everything is all planned out. I will then email you the details we have discussed so you know exactly what we are doing on your wedding day.

What do you love most about your job?

Being part of someones special day and watching how happy everyone is.

What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

Always drink plenty of water. Start a good skin care routine about a year before your wedding to ensure your skin is at it's best. Also, try and have your eyebrows tidied a few days before your trial and wedding day. If you are planning to have lash extensions it is a good idea to trial this a few months before your wedding day to check you like the look and feel of them. Oops, that was more than one tip!

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

I allow plenty of time for each person for their hair and make up so the morning can feel relaxed and calm ensuring everyone can enjoy themselves. I will then be around to help the bride and bridal party with anything they need whilst getting ready togo.