About Kate

Over the last 20 years, Kate has established her reputation as one of the UK’s leading celebrity and wedding hair and makeup artists. Kate has worked with a huge array of leading Actor’s, presenters, musicians and models for editorial, advertising, commercial, television and privately commissioned work. In addition, Kate is a renowned hair and makeup artist in the wedding industry and works with all of the leading wedding planners to beautify brides and bridal parties around the world. Finally, Kate is regularly commissioned to work on photographic shoots and works with a variety of private international clients.

Kate originally trained as a hair stylist over 29 years ago and is fully qualified in all aspects of hairdressing. She went on to join the exclusive Greasepaint School to study makeup and continues to study today, to ensure she is on top of the latest beauty trends.

Kate specialises in bridal hair and makeup. Kate and her highly sought after team of celebrity hair and makeup artists have been working with brides and bridal parties for over 11 years, and possess a huge wealth of experience and knowledge in this area. They also transform women for special occasions and red carpet events, and offer bespoke makeup lessons. Kate and her team are extremely passionate about what they do and take great pride in their work. Client satisfaction is at the forefront of their minds and Kate and the team adopt the mantra of only being happy when the client is happy.

A qualified teacher, Kate has spent the past five years running two one-day intensive makeup courses the Introduction to Makeup Workshop and the Creative Masters Makeup Workshop in conjunction with Sally Salon Services and utilises Lord & Berry cosmetics, for whom Kate is the UK brand ambassador. The courses run nationwide in over 80 stores and Kate personally hosts every class.

Not content with being a renowned hair and makeup artist in numerous industries, Kate also possesses vast experience in television. She co-presented a magazine-style program entitled ‘Hype’ on BBC Choice, and was a guest presenter on QVC UK for 4 years as the brand ambassador for cosmetic brand Lord & Berry presenting their product launches. She has also worked on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing television programme.

Kate enjoys the variety that comes with being a hair and makeup artist and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise. She also maintains a loyal client base who benefit from her constant flow of creative ideas, high energy and enthusiasm coupled with a great sense of humour.



“I have worked with Kate Hughes since 2005. Obviously, my clients love their hair and makeup, but aside from that the artists are calm and friendly which keeps the bride relaxed and happy. It’s not just about looking good, but feeling good too!”

London based wedding planner Siobhàn Craven-Robins


“Working with Kate is always an absolute joy. She lights up the room with her enthusiasm and bubbly personality. Her energy is infectious and her work is simply amazing. We love working with Kate and can thoroughly recommend her without hesitation.”

Pippa Mackenzie is a documentary and fine art wedding photographer


“Working with Kate is always a pleasure, she’s easy going and fun so makes our clients feel very at ease. Kate’s skilled at both hair and makeup so the results are always flawless, we can’t recommend her highly enough”

Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events are a boutique wedding and event-planning consultancy


“All of my clients have said how at ease Kate makes them feel with her bubbly personality and warmth. She is absolutely amazing as an artist and makes each client look and feel fabulous for their special day or occasion. This is the reason she is the only hair and makeup artist I would recommend. She was also the person I turned to for my own wedding!”

Sophie Welsh,
 Events and Groups Manager at Claridges London


“I have worked with Kate for many years and she has always been extremely professional and a real asset to our team. Our clients are always thrilled with her work and find the whole process easy and stress-free. I cannot recommend her enough”

Sabrina Caracappa at Lanza & Baucina, leaders in global event creation


“Kate is always great to work with – she makes my clients look incredible, and her fun personality instantly puts everyone at ease!”

Catherine Mead, International Wedding & Editorial Photographer


“A master of her craft with an eye for detail. Will make you feel completely at ease on your special day”

Bruce Russell, International wedding & party planner at the Savoy London


Kate’s career


  • David Anthony
  • Eugene Adebar
  • Colin Bell
  • David Bailey
  • Tim Brett Day
  • Adam Barnes
  • Dan Burn Forti
  • Ray Burmiston
  • Sean Cook
  • Neil Cooper
  • Tom Corbett
  • Brian Daley
  • Brian Aris
  • Mike Diver
  • Steve Double
  • Chris Duffy
  • Vicki Grant
  • Karl Grant
  • John Husdon
  • Rod Howells
  • Barry J Holmes
  • Faz Kashini
  • Shaun Knox
  • Phil Knott
  • Neil Kirk
  • Adam Lawrence
  • Tony Lord
  • Tony McGee
  • Kate Martin
  • Tim Marsella
  • Neil Marriot
  • Barry Macarou
  • Nick Maroudias
  • Mike Owen
  • Oliver Pearce
  • Herb Ritts
  • Grant Sainsbury
  • Derek Santini
  • Alan Strutt
  • Simon Songhurst


  • Victoria Beckham
  • Nicole Appleton
  • Ant & Dec
  • Zoe Ball
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Kathy Burke
  • Thora Birch
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Daniel Craig
  • Sara Cox
  • Steve Coogan
  • Minnie Driver
  • Cat Deeley
  • Neil Diamond
  • Benico del Toro
  • Stephen Fry
  • Siobhan Fahey
  • Boy George
  • Sir Elton John
  • Vinnie Jones
  • Martin Kemp
  • Jay Kay
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Johnny Lee Miller
  • Martine McCutcheon
  • Sir Ian McKellen
  • Ewan MacGregor
  • Graham Norton
  • Sean Pertwee
  • Emma Thompson
  • Samantha Janus
  • Tara Palmer-Tompkinson
  • Claudia Winkleman
  • Heidi Klum
  • Clare Sweeney
  • Fiona Phillips
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Jason Isaacs
  • Anita Pallenberg
  • Leigh Francis
  • Nicola Stapleton


  • Aquascutum
  • Asda
  • Avon
  • Ben Sherman
  • Clairol
  • Debenhams
  • Diet Coke
  • Empire
  • Freemans
  • Grattan
  • Littlewoods
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Nokia
  • Reebok
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Jack Wills
  • Grey & Osbourn
  • Dunhill
  • River Island
  • Getty Picture Library


  • Brides
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Cosmo Brides
  • Elle
  • You and your wedding
  • FHM
  • GQ
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Hello
  • Vanity Fair
  • OK Magazine
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Independent
  • The Daily Express
  • Tatler