Once upon a time there was a Hair and Make-up Artist....
Hello! I'm Lorna
A bit about me......
Having graduated from the London college of Fashion with a BA HONS Degree, in Hair & Make-up for the Performing Arts. I felt that would be the perfect opportunity to take myself off for a year to travel the world.
On returning home to London, life as a Hair and Make-up artist commenced. With a passion to work within fashion, darling! I often assisted on London Fashion week with some fabulous brands, budding designers and great styling teams. Fashion week soon led on to Editorials for Magazines such as GQ, Style and Company.
I go wherever the work takes me, fortunately it has thrown me into a variety of fields, from men's grooming, commercial advertising and TV.
Having never considered weddings before, it was only on a friends request to have me for their big day, my new found love of being part of "The Big Day" was born, and weddings became a welcome addition to my skillset.
Whilst my love of naturally, enhancing Make-up had been my main focus, hair has naturally followed suit and now marries up nicely (like what I did there?!), to give the full package. With the help of my fashion background, I love to create beautifully natural, dewy skin teamed with as effortless hair. So if modern. Boho, stylish Hair and Make-Up is what you're after, that I can do.
Whilst I still am very much involved in the London scene, having recently moved to Tring in Hertfordshire. I now have best of both worlds, the London buzz vs the country good life. When I'm not working life includes an on going project of doing up our Victorian Terrace. Along with two additions a very cheeky Beagle, called Burt and our 1 year old boy T.
This is my story so far, always subject to change. I am still open to any brief, be it wedding, special occasion, and any other request that may be sent my way.
If you'd like me to be part of your story, get in touch!
Partner gets an MBE, one has to have the perfect hair and make up for the big day at Buckingham Palace! And that’s exactly what I got! Every aspect of dealing with Lorna was super easy with her friendly yet professional manner. My make up and hair was exactly what I wanted and lasted all day! I would absolutely recommend Lorna for anyone who has an important event and really wants to look gorgeous! Thank you so much Lorna!
Broadcaster / JazzFM
Thank you so much for everything you did to help is get ready on the morning of the wedding. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to join us in what is such a special and emotional time. You were friendly, discreet and more importantly lots of fun to have with us.
You are exceptional at putting people at ease, and a good judge of what is appropriate as well as what suited us all. Even my Mum who hasn't work make up in over 20 years, felt incredibly special
I was absolutely delighted with the results, and I would happily recommend you to anyone planning for their special day.
"Lorna did my daughters wedding. She was wonderfully relaxed and put us all at ease. She has a great talent for hair and make up. Book her soonest" x
“Thank you Lorna for making me look and feel fantastic on my wedding day! I enjoyed the consultation discussing how I would like to look and you interpreted my wishes to perfection! Not only did you create my look you kept refreshing my make up right up until the evening! Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding day so perfect, I'd love to do it all again!!”
Kerry Trevette Symonds
"Lorna did my wedding make up beautifully. She offered a trial and experimented with colours, but she knew what would suit my skin tone. So I went with her recommendations. On the day she came to my venue and did a wonderful job. My make up was very natural but also really highlighted my eyes and just needed a little lipstick re application later. Everything about my day was perfect and Lorna added to it brilliantly. She was a joy to have there and an oasis of calm. Thanks so much!"
“If I could, I’d get Lorna Kings to do my makeup for every occasion. Loved my wedding Makeup Lorna x"
“Having Lorna do my make up for me on my wedding day was one of the best decisions I made. From the trial session to the big day itself Lorna listened to everything I had to say, took on board what I wanted, added her own expertise and went through all my options with me. On my wedding day I was over the moon with the result, I looked fresh, I had a sparkle and for the first time in my life I felt truly beautiful. The glow of confidence this gave me was unreal and made such a difference to my day. Lorna is reliable, punctual, friendly and she really most definitely knows her stuff. Every bride needs that little touch of magic and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Lorna to make it happen."
"Lorna did an amazing job of my wedding make-up and hair. The style and look were exactly what I wanted and lasted all day too. Lorna is highly skilled and professional, but also lots of fun - getting ready on the day involved a lot of laughter!"
Catherine De Souza
"Lorna did hair and make up for myself and four bridesmaids for my London wedding in May. I was thrilled with the results. She is talented, professional, kind and calm (very important on the wedding morning!). The make up was great and lasted all night. She did a variation on 'elegant up do' for myself and the bridesmaids. The looks she created were incredibly pretty and elegant without being too 'done' looking which was exactly what I wanted. I received so many compliments on the day! Thank you Lorna xx
"My daughters and I were in London for a formal event and Lorna came to our hotel to do our hair and make-up. We adored her! She's got a wonderful way to her, casual and comfortable socially but intense when it comes to the work. All three of us felt like total divas - in all the best ways - and honestly, once she'd finished, we all looked better than we ever have. She listened to our ideas and transformed them into glorious creations.
I can't recommend Lorna highly enough. Without question I would use her again if the occasion arose! "