In the past, I have been in the fortunate position to have worked with some of the most amazing wedding suppliers in Suffolk and across the UK, with many of which becoming great friends. I know that many of my prospective and current clients check out my blog from time to time to see what I’ve been up to, which got me thinking. What better way to introduce some of my trusted vendor friends to my clients than to give them the spotlight for 5 minutes here on my blog where they could tell us about their business, their inspirations and what makes them tick. So here you have it, a new series of interviews has been born, I hope you enjoy them. Today I had the chance to sit down with Aleksandra Zych, a talented MUA based in Suffolk, UK.
Ross: For those readers who may not have come across your work before, please can you tell us a little about your background and how you got into make up artistry?
Aleksandra: My career as a professional freelance make-up artist started over 8 years ago. I always had passion for make-up, fashion, clothes and hair which developed as my future career. There is nothing more exciting than practicing and learning new skills. I often attend fashion shows and several photo shoots which allow me to be creative and work with a group of fantastic people. I am also fully qualified beauty therapist and own my own makeup and beauty studio. I also recently trained as a semi-permanent make-up artist .
Ross: In three words how would you describe your brand/business?
Aleksandra: Professional, forward thinking and enthusiastic
Ross: Who or what inspires the creativity in your work? Aleksandra: One of my forever favourite make-up artists is Bobbi Brown. I adore her simplicity and attention to detail. I often go back to her books to find all the answers that I need. Being a make-up artist you never stop learning, there is always something new and exciting.
Ross: What trends are you currently seeing and how do you predict the future looks for wedding make up in the UK?
Aleksandra: The Natural look is very in at the moment. With spring/summer around the corner naturally bronzed complexion with golden eyes is definitely a yes from me. Another interesting look for 2013 is perfectly lined eyes with black ink mascara on the top lashes, while the bottom lashes are left liner and mascara free. With any look, make sure to use a budge-proof formula for the big day.
Ross: How far in advance do you suggest couples come talk to you about their wedding make up?
Aleksandra: Preferably 6 months before, but I may be flexible for last minute bookings, depending on my diary commitments.
Ross: Which wedding blogs or magazines do you recommend that couples check out? Aleksandra: I love vintage and simple things but also big fashion designers and 'bling'. I decided to pick 4 different sites/blogs to keep all clients satisfied which include, www.bridesmagazine.co.uk, www.rockmywedding.co.uk, www.lovemydress.net and http://english-wedding.com.
Ross: What advice would you give couples when choosing their wedding make up artist? Aleksandra: Its very important that the person you choose is reliable, confident and knows what you like and listens to what you have to say. Remember its not always about the price-its about the service you get.
Ross: Finally, what's the best thing about being a make up artist? Aleksandra: It's very rewarding job. its always great to receive positive feedback and its a privilidge to work with people who appreciate a job well done.
My thanks to Aleksandra for her time. If you would like to speak to Aleksandra about your forthcoming wedding, please visit check out her website at www.aleksandra-zych.com You can also follow on Facebook & Twitter.