Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling

Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling


For anyone who didn't get a chance to see the blog back in January, we thought we share some images from Becca & Mark's wedding at Swynford Manor - Wedding Venue!

What an awesome day it was!

Shout-out to all the other suppliers:
Hair & Makeup - Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Flowers - Emily Tallulah Flowers
Rolls Royce - Midsummer Cars
DJ - Lovelight Entertainment
Video - Mike Savory Films - Norfolk Wedding Videographer

Rebecca & Mark's wedding from the beautiful Swynford Manor - Wedding Venue is now live on our blog, check out the link below to see what an amazing day they had -

We must say a big thank you to the suppliers that made their day one to remember:

Hair & Makeup - Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Flowers - Emily Tallulah Flowers
Rolls Royce - Midsummer Cars
DJ - Lovelight Entertainment
Video - Mike Savory Films - Norfolk Wedding Videographer
I've just got back from my first wedding of 2022 at South Farm and wow have these guys set the bar high for the year.

Georgi & Iain have made my job really difficult............ I don't know where to start with the photos as it was such an amazing day. Fun, relaxed and just perfect.

Thanks for sharing your day with me. 2022 you are going to be fabulous!

Venue - South Farm
Make up & Hair - Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Flowers - Inspirations by Hannah
Music - Stumpy Oak Ceilidh Band
Cake - Karen's Cakes
Dress - WED2B
Suit - StagLondon
I do love a bride in a denim jacket and Stephanie looked fabulous in hers.

What a brilliant day at South Farm....................... only 1 year and 3 days later but well worth waiting for. Congratulations guys # # #

My diary is now open for 2023 bookings so please get in touch for more information

Venue - South Farm
Hair - Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Flowers - Emily Tallulah Flowers
Half ups!

Another week, another !

It seems like everyone's still really busy with weddings, bridal trials and general hair appointments, which is great to see after so many months of us all not being able to work!

This past week I've seen so many half up/half down styles on Instagram, so I thought I'd share some of my faves. This is a great choice of style for a bride. A full updo can be great, but a lot of brides aren't keen on having all of their hair up and out of their face, so this is an ideal compromise.

There are so many ways you can enhance a half up style too, as we can see from these photos; twisiting or braiding the hair, adding different accessories, plus curling or waving the lengths. Depending on what you go for, the result can be full glam, elegant, boho, romantic - take your pick!

Let me know in the comments what your favourite type of half up style is!

Hairstylists featured (in order);
Danielle Marouzet Hair Design
Beau Hair Bridal Hair
Sara Roberts, Hairstylist
Hannah Blinko Hair Stylist
NGJ Award Winning Makeup and Hair Team
Perfect Silhouette Hairdressing - Wedding and Occasion Hair
Mon-Amie The Wedding Hair (Instagram only)
Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Stunning Outdoor Burnt Orange Wedding Ideas at Golden Hour ✨

Photos Laura Williams Weddings Featuring // Wellington Wood Barberella Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling Flowers By Jamie-Ri Love Spell Bridal Beth Haxby Cakes Engelsrufer UK Lovelylittlelotofknots Dollys Vintage Tea Party Wildcalligraphygb Dove and Lace Wren Ark CAST Garter & Veil

Tonight we are looking at local makeup and hair artists in the local area.

How about these amazing MUAs and hairdresser-

The first is Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling a fantastic hair and make up artist.

The second is Charlie Darlow Hairdressing & Bridal an amazing bridal hairdresser.

Barnetts Hair Company is based in Ramsey and is a fabulous local hairdressers.

The fourth and final is Paige Richards Freelance Make Up Artist Studio a great local MUA and beauty therapist.

If you haven’t booked your hair and/or makeup in for your wedding yet then please take a look at their sites.

Hairstylists being creative in lockdown - we love to see it!

The hairstyling and bridal hair community never fails to impress us! We've spotted loads of our favourite stylists sharing gorgeous creations lately, so we had to share a few!

The low bun is definitely still having a moment and I know there have been a few live tutorials recently focusing on this sort of style, so it's really interesting to see everyone's different versions and interpretations!

Stylists featured;

Jade Blanchard at OMIKA
Gemma Taylor Hair
Timea Breban
Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Hannah Blinko Hair Stylist
The artful hairstylist Liz Cooper
Perfect Silhouette Hairdressing - Wedding and Occasion Hair
Carol Ellis Thompson bridal hair
(Instagram only)

We've been seeing so many of our favourite stylists sharing their interpretations of the low bun lately! We love how many variations there are of this style - small and simple, smooth and flawless, soft and textured, big and bold... and that's before you even think about accessories! It's such a classic bridal style but with so much room to make it completely unique to you.

Which is your favourite? Tell us in the comments!

Stylists featured;
(Instagram)hair (Instagram)
Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Hair by Holly
Timea Breban
Kasia Fortuna Hair Designer
Hairstylist Gintare
April Natalie hairbykatielouise (Instagram)
Hannah Hair Uk
It's day! The theme this week is... PICTORIALS!

We absolutely love seeing how creative everyone's been during lockdown! It just goes to show that just because we haven't been able to see our clients, it doesn't mean we can't still experiment and play with hair! (Those styling heads have gotten a lot of attention over the past few months, that's for sure!)

Anyway, here's some of our favourite pictorials we've found this week. Make sure you check out all of these brilliant stylists' pages because they all do amazing work.

Which one will you be trying out yourself? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10?

Hairstylists mentioned (in order);

Mon-Amie The Wedding Hair Stylist.
The Updo Girl - Bridal & Occasion Hair Devon
Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Natalie Nichols - Bridal hair southwest
Paige Lauren bridal
Lisa Alger Hair
Hannah Blinko Hair Stylist
Niamh Lee Bridal Hair
Phots of our absolutely stunning bride 😍😍😍(before this terrible virus took over!).
Beautiful photos by Jack Wilson Studios
and gorgeous makeup by Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling

Yasmin & Leigh's wedding is now up on the blog!

Makeup: Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling
Florist? Flower Bar Ltd
Dress: Gowns & Garters

Award Winning Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist covering Cambridgeshire and Surrounding areas

Makeup by Sam has now been catering for weddings and special occasions for over 10 years, I offer a mobile service to Cambridgeshire and will travel to your home or chosen venue for both trial, wedding day, event or occasion Makeup. I am a fully insured make-up artist and use luxury make-up brands that I know are long lasting such as Mac, Bobbi Brown, EstΓ©e Lauder, Dior, Chanel, Becca, Tom Ford, B


Bridesmaids this one is for you ✨
Beautiful and for inspo ❀️


Bridal goals ✨ that's exactly what I'm here to do, help you achieve your dream look 🀍

I've helped so many brides this year already achieve their dream look..

it all starts with a trial at my studio! Trial invitations will soon start to go out for early 2024 weddings ...I can't wait to meet you all and start the process again ❀️


Bridal up do's ✨ there are so many reasons to wear your hair up for your wedding, here are a few πŸ‘‡πŸ»

-Show off the neckline or back of your dress
-Hair up can be soft from the front
-If your hair doesn't hold a curl and you don't want to wear hair extensions, it's a much safer option
-Hair up is less maintenance on your wedding day


Beautiful Emma ✨ wanted all the volume and we definitely achieved that πŸ’— soft but glam makeup and glowing skin completed her look πŸ₯°

Check out key products πŸ‘‡πŸ»
vitamin enriched face base
brightening serum
Moonstone eyeshadow
Light reflecting foundation
blush sublime flush


That summer glow ✨
Makeup that reflects your beauty, its natural but definitely there, enhancing and glamourous ...photographs beautifully, lasts the duration but most importantly looks like the best version of you! Save for inspo ✨

Peak dates are almost fully booked for next year πŸ™πŸ’›

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 08/08/2023

Shannon 🌻 we didn't get around to doing a trial but she had complete trust in me πŸ™ ..and I just loved creating this lookπŸ’› cute is her flower crown 😍

Bride hair and makeup by me ☺️


Low buns 🌸
keeping it relaxed and natural for my bride Kayla on Friday..look what can be achieved on fine, shoulder length hair πŸ’β€β™€οΈ

Save for inspo ✨


Bronzed tones ✨ bronzed and glowing bridesmaid makeup, such a popular request ✨

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 10/07/2023

I just love this prom hairstyle I did for the lovely Grace this week..don't you think this would make a great bridesmaid hairstyle? Hit save if you like πŸ’•

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 03/07/2023

Dreamy ✨ how beautiful heather looked on Saturday ...natural bridal makeup with romantic half up down hairstyle ..keeping it soft all the way!

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 20/06/2023

Beautiful Abi πŸ’•
We had such a lovely morning with you creating soft waves and glowing natural glam makeup!

Key products ✨
magic cream
moonstone eyeshadow
sheer glow foundation
Honeylove lipstick


Bridesmaids ✨
I'm getting so many bun requests from bridesmaids this year 😍 love this modern knotted bun I created, very save if you love πŸ’•


Lily πŸ₯‚ it just had to be a red lip look!

That pop of colour to go with her beautiful bohemian wedding dress by worked so well!
We added some red carpet curls and her look was complete 😊

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 04/05/2023

Summer ready ✨ I've enjoyed a lovely few days off and now ready for a busy summer 😊 bring on the sun!!

hope you love this bronzed summer look, save for inspiration πŸ’•

Hair and makeup

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 25/04/2023

Thank you so much to my bride Gen ❀️ for sending me these gorgeous pics and beautiful words πŸ₯ΉπŸ«Ά

In Gens words "thank you SO MUCH for your hair and makeup service for my wedding, just wow, it couldn't have looked more amazing.

I had so many compliments from guests and the bridal party and remember the photographers mesmerised by how swirly and perfect the bun looked!

You made the whole process so relaxing and you have such a joyful energy I felt so at ease for the trial and on the wedding day"



Wavey ponytail anyone ✨ yes ponytails can still be bridal 😊

extensions added for volume and length πŸ’•


Half up down ✨
Is still my most requested hairstyle..hope you like this for inspiration ❀️

Extensions used from


Half up down ✨
Is still my most requested hairstyle style ...hope you like this version πŸ’“


Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 17/03/2023

Modern and effortless ✨
here is my take on the modern French twist hair style...

perfect for brides, bridesmaids and mums ..and works well on all hair types but hair length does need to be past your shoulders 😊



Intricate ✨
My bride Rosey described her wedding hairstyle perfectly ...intricate bridal bun 😌 and isn't it just 🀍

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 09/03/2023

Charlotte ✨ What a lovely morning spent with Charlotte
lots of giggles and chat ....but as soon as she got into her dress (and what a dress!) emotions started to flow and how could they not 🀍
she looked so beautiful and captured it all so perfectly as always ☺️


The power of makeup ✨
This is what it's all about for me, beautiful and enhancing makeup that captures your features and help you to feel your most beautiful

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 22/02/2023

Gentle waves with a braid ✨

I just love these flat waves, they are the perfect option for anyone who doesn't like too much of a curl 🀍

save if you love 😊



Firm favourites 🀍

Waves created with my pro nano titanium straightener ✨

Save this one for inspo 😊

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 14/02/2023

Statement lip πŸ’‹
I love a red lip so here are my tips on wearing red -

Always prep your lips for a smooth canvas, I used Baume de Rose

For a defined lip, use a slightly richer colour to line your lips with, here I used Scarlet spell lip pencil

Finish off with your favourite red lipstick, here I used Red Carpet Lipstick which I love ❀️

Worried about it lasting? Layer up! Lots of thin layers will help it to last longer....and when you think you've finished, take some lipstick onto your ring finger and press onto lips in a dabbing motion

For an extra pop, go around the outside of your lips with some concealer on a brush, this will give you a clean and defined red lip!

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 10/02/2023

Bridal shimmer ✨
We all love a bit of shimmer and I just love the shimmers in my glam palette 🀍 save for inspo

Lipstick Jk magic


Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 09/02/2023

There is nothing more uplifting then when I hear from my brides and to hear that I made such a difference to the whole experience..that is my aim to you 🀍


Because we all love a half up down style 😊🀍 save for inspiration


Love this boho bridal bun I created on
Entering this one into the

Save for inspo 🀍

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 28/01/2023

Elegant and modern bridal makeup ✨
A look I love to create! Skin looking like skin πŸ’•


Can't believe we're nearing the end of January already...this time of year is all about trials for me...are you prepared for your bridal trial?

Here are my hair trial tips πŸ‘‡πŸ»
✨Save your inspiration
✨There are so many things to consider when choosing..i.e your dress, hair type, face shape, how you normally wear your hair etc
✨Save hair styles with similar hair length and colour to your own hair
✨try to narrow down your choices or try and pick out certain things you like about that style
✨if you are interested in Hollywood waves then this takes 2hours to create...therefore if you're wanting to try other styles 2 trials may be needed

Hope this helps...if you are in any doubt then don't worry, we'll have a good chat over a cuppa at your trial 😊


I'm a finalist!! πŸ™Œ
I've been nominated in the Bridal Hair & Makeup Specialist of the year category ☺️ this is amazing!! I'm honestly in shock lol

Thank you so much for nominating me and getting me to the finals ❀️❀️ I really do put my heart and soul into what I do so this really means the world to me!

To all my amazing brides voting is open and if you could take a couple of minutes to vote for me that would be amazing πŸ™
here is the link to vote ❀️

Photos from Makeup by Sam & Hair Styling's post 18/01/2023

Winter magic ❄️
How magical are these photos by of my beautiful bride Emma who married in December

In Emma's words 'Thank you so much for my Hollywood waves for my wedding day, they were so amazing and I got lots of compliments!' 🀍🀍

Hair by


Soft and gentle ✨
I just love a soft style, this style works perfectly with so many dresses and was definitely a popular one style last year 🀍


Signature look ✨
this is definitely my most requested look ☺️ hit save for this one!


Lets go 2023...I'm so excited for the wedding season ahead!
January for me is full of kit organising and restocking, admin and lots trials ..before it starts getting busy again πŸ€ͺ

I can't wait to help all my 2023 brides!

Bride hair and makeup


Have you chosen your hair and makeup artist for your wedding? here are my top tips for finding your ideal fit ✨

Have a vision of the kind of style your wanting, this will help guide you to the right stylist/makeup artist for you!
Don't leave it too late! If you have booked your venue and photographer then you should also be thinking of your hair and makeup!
Recommendations! Always check these out first...check their website, socials and read reviews!
Get different quotes! Remember you will be paying more to book someone with experience, so have a budget in mind and party numbers at the ready
Happy searching everyone! it's such an exciting part of the planning process! And congratulations to all newly engaged couples πŸ₯‚

Stunning photo by
Bride hair and makeup


What an amazing year it's been!
So many weddings and I still have 1 wedding to go before the end of the year
I honestly feel so lucky to do what I do!!
Thank you so much to everyone who has booked with me this year!
You have all been beautiful and amazing and can't wait to do it all again in 2023!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

In love with this pic by


You've got mail ✨
I'm currently contacting my spring/summer brides to get your bridal trial booked in..

If you haven't heard from me yet you will do ☺️
can't wait to work with you all in 2023 πŸŽ‰

Start saving your inspo pics ✨


Textured, relaxed buns are definitely my vibe 😍

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Videos (show all)

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Modern bride πŸ’—Absolutely loved creating this hair and makeup look for my bride Tamsyn...congrats Tamsyn πŸ₯‚
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Congratulations to Saturdays beaut of a bride Toni who married @chippenhampark love this soft undone bun 😍
Loved creating this beautiful look for my bride last weekend Holmewood Hall Wedding Venue πŸ₯°
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Beautiful April 🀍 I love seeing the whole look come together on the day, congratulations April πŸ₯‚πŸ’ƒ
Beautiful Jourdan married Easter Sunday @hockwoldhall and she looked magical and was able to have her outdoor ceremony ☺...
Beautiful Laura 🀍 the sun was shining last Saturday and spirits were definitely high 🀍 congratulations Laura πŸ₯‚#weddingha...
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