Hannah Monk Hair & Makeup - based in Sidcup, Bexley, Greater London
I am a freelance wedding hair & make up artist based in South East London and Kent with clients throughout London, Kent, Essex and Surrey area. Also available to work throughout the UK and internationally.
My views for makeup on myself and my clients is that makeup should enhance and not 'wear' me. Skin should be seen to be glowing, fresh and polished, not hidden under a mask of makeup.
Most importantly, you need to feel confident and still look like yourself.
I am mostly known for my natural and flawless makeup techniques which do not feel heavy on the skin.
I love to do relaxed but secure hair styles / trendy and modern / plaits and twists, nothing too structured and pulled back. Hair can be soft but secure enough to last the day.
I specialise in bridal and wedding hair and makeup / special occasions / makeup lessons and prom.
Other areas of work include:
Bridal Make Up & Hair Styling
Catwalk and Advertisement shoots, lookbooks and campaigns
Makeup lessons - one to one and group lessons
Panto and Theatre
PR Events and Red Carpet
Prom Nights and Other Special Occasions
TV light entertainment
My philosophy is that anyone can look and feel like a supermodel with the right make up techniques. All products in my kit are from various high end brands.
When i am not at work applying makeup / curling hair, i am usually with my scatty but gorgeous boxer dog, drinking tea (or cocktails), thinking about my next holiday or watching a good tv series.
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous" - Coco Chanel
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick" - Gwyneth Paltrow
"The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural" - Calvin Klein
"There is a shade of red for every women" - Audrey Hepburn
Jessica Bastick Vines - best supporting actress nominee - UK Theatre Awards 2013
Dolly Bow Bow
S.H.E Sophisticated Hot Entertainment ladies band
Sammi Elston - singer/song writer
ASOS - Blow Out Ibiza hair team 2018
British Independent Film Awards 2013 (BIFA) - hair assistant
Olympics & Paralympics Closing Ceremony 2012 for Brazil's performance - Brazilian makeup team
Reveal Magazine 'Click to Buy' awards November 2012 - makeup
Vogue Fashion Night Out 2012 - Karen Millen - nail tech
London Fashion Week 2012 - PR event for Felicities Ltd - makeup assistant
Grazia Live - Uniqlo - nail tech
Salon International 2011 - Diva Professional - makeup
Katie Piper Foundation Ball 2011 - hair and makeup assistant
The Follies face painting team - Lollipop event & other painting events in the UK
Flame - Panto at the Bull Theatre, Barnet - makeup
Mamma Mia - hair assistant work experience, west end London
Editorial/Campaigns and Look Book
Jute Magazine (webitorial) - hair and makeup
Phoenix Magazine - hair and makeup assistant
Slink Magazine - front cover and 8 page spread - makeup assistant
The Story Magazine - hair and makeup assistant
Beauty In Curves - hair, makeup and nail assistant
Dolly Bow Bow Summer 2012 collection - hair and makeup
Erin Hawkes video look book - hair and makeup assistant
Lailee London look book Spring 2014 - makeup
Malan Breton London Fashion Week AW19 - Charlotte Cave hair team
Bulgari AW19 - Kasia Fortuna hair team
Pakistan Fashion Week 4 – makeup team
Essex Fashion Week S/S 2013 - makeup team
American Inter Continental University - makeup team
The Fashion and Beauty Show – makeup team
Headmasters hair show 2012 – makeup team
Hilton Doubletree advertising - hair and makeup assistant
Singing Bee - hair and makeup assistant
I am a regular volunteer for the wonderful charity - Look Good Feel Better. They run skin care and makeup masterclass workshops around the UK, for anyone undergoing treatment for any form of cancer.
Its a rewarding few hours spent with some inspiring people.
For more info, please visit the website https://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/
In September 2017, me and my slobberchops boxer dog did the Battersea Dogs Home muddy dog run, along with my brother and his dog.
It was SO MUCH FUN!!!
I had a stitch for most of it, leggings felt super heavy like they was about to fall down, but we kept on going (or rather i was pulled along by my dog). We had one of the best days, humans covered in more mud than the dogs and raised a fantastic £500 for Battersea Dogs Home.