Dara Thomson

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From Aberdeen to Ayr, Glasgow to Edinburgh I will travel to you with my on location studio to create makeup and hair styling leaving you feeling radiant, looking stunning and ready to turn heads.
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Stay Through Ceremony
Make-Up Artists
Stay Through Reception
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
Stay Through Dancing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
On the Day Services
Full Description
The secret to my fresh, luminous makeup looks is having the right beauty products for every client. I carry only the highest quality makeup and skincare that I have carefully selected for my clients. Including brands such as: Bobbi Brown, Mac Cosmetics, Nars, hourglass, By Terry, Stila, Becca, Charlotte Tilbury and many more. My long-lasting and beautifully finished hairstyles are created using the best brands including Kevin Murphy and Davines, and Redken. Your beauty is in highly trained hands. I have 14 years experience in film, tv, fashion and have worked with 100's of Brides.To each client I bring a wealth of professional knowledge and a deep understanding of how light and colour work to transform your features. Conveniently located in central Scotland, you can book my on location Makeup and Hair styling service for weddings, hen nights, proms and special occasions from Edinburgh to Glasgow, and Crieff to Ayr. From our first email till your wedding day, I will be your dedicated artist. I do not hire out teams, though, to accomodate larger bookings I call on fellow industry experts to work along side me. So, if you wish to secure your date with me please inquire now, 2020 is booking up fast.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dara Thomson
Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the fun, exciting and occasionally overwhelming process of planning your wedding day. Luckily for you, I’ve spent 15 years perfecting the process to be as easy as can be. So that when your wedding morning rolls around, having your makeup and hair done will be a fun and calm, relaxing start to this brilliant day. Please get in touch to let me know a little more about your day and how I can help you X


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Larbert, Falkirk, Scotland

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What is your most memorable wedding?

How can I answer that! Every wedding and bride has been so unique and special. I always leave on a high, it's something I don't think I'll ever tire off.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fresh, cool, unique, one step ahead, luxurious.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I began working a makeup artist 15 years ago before social media wasn't really a thing. My business was built on word of mouth, through sisters telling sisters and friends tell friends, Brides, debutantes and ladies who just want to look incredible and feel fantastic

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

It's cliche but just to enjoy every moment. You can plan every little detail but sometimes the universe has other ideas, all that matters is you find joy in the journey and each other X

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

Ahhhh, who wrote these questions!!!! Every wedding is bursting with personality, one thing that springs to mind was a Bride whose very quiet and shy Bridesmaid was proposed to by the Best Man after the vows.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once your booking is confirmed I will put all your hours of Pining and Instagram dreaming to good use. Your links combined with plenty of to and fro emails discussing ideas are the perfect way for us to get to know each other and for me to get a feel for your bridal vision. Next is the trial, this will take between 2-3 hours at your chosen venue. Ideally, I like to arrange it between 2 months and 6 weeks before your wedding date (but this is flexible depending on your needs.) By then all other style elements will be in place so you can focus on the most important details of all…. How incredible your hair and makeup will be!!! Prior to your wedding day I will provide you with a timing schedule so that you can relax in the knowledge that you and your bridal party will be ready and feeling fabulous in good time. In the lead up I will be on call for any queries you may have, whether you’ve changed your mind on the lippy, need advice on your skincare regime or just need a little vent! On your wedding day I will arrive with my on location beauty boutique to create breathtakingly gorgeous looks for you and your bridal party.

What do you love most about your job?

I love when women see themselves in the mirror once I’m finished and they can’t stop smiling. When grooms pull me aside to tell me in a whispered tone just how gorgeous and glowing their bride looked. For me it’s not just about the Makeup and Hair. It’s about the time taken to help you feel special and realise your true beauty. It’s the laughter on your wedding morning. It’s being your cheerleader as you walk out the door and up the aisle to the love of your life.

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

Sleep, friends, water, happiness, laughter.....love X

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

This is where your super best bridesmaid comes in! A bridesmaid who will bring you water, remind you to eat, field unimportant questions so you can relax and carry your lippy and tissues in case of tears.

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

If you're a crier, dab...don't rub :o) Keep a tissue in your bouquet or ask your bridesmaid to ( see above)