to my Academy! Whether you're an experienced hair & makeup artist in the wedding industry or just starting, you are in the right place!
From 1:1 courses, workshops or learning from the comfort of your own home, I will do my best to accommodate your needs and skill set, for a comprehensive, bespoke learning experience!
To inspire, create and help others build their business in this exciting industry!
Well, I have had quite a journey!
As the owner of Totally Flawless, I haven't stopped! From working on hundreds of brides over the past 11 years, travelling abroad for destination weddings and building the brand, to now being an award winning, luxury bridal team with a lovely little studio.
It's been a whirlwind of experiences, tears, laughter & love for this rewarding job in this amazing industry! I now want to focus on passing forward everything I have learnt as an established hair & makeup artist, onto anyone who could benefit from it.
I want to teach, inspire and help everyone in this industry, whether your new to it or experienced, I want to build a community and help others build their empires!
Why my courses?
You will learn new tips, tricks and techniques I have mastered over my years of experience. Using my recommended tools and products to create some new makeup styles and flawless finishes! including skin prep for that effortless glow!
Just a few things my courses offer to my students
I will show you all of my favourite styles, breaking down the techniques right from the prep.
I am constantly learning and trying out new techniques, products and styles to give you a modern, comprehensive learning experience. From prep, hair extensions, padding to face framing and textures, I cover it all!
I believe in a bespoke way of learning. So many courses out there have set dates, structured classes and a 'One size fits all' outlook. Through my own experiences I have found that classes can run either too slow or too quick for your skill set, meaning you can miss things and not get what you need out of your class! I also want everyone to learn in their own time, on a date that works for them.
I can cover every aspect of owning a business in the wedding industry, covering tips and ideas for building and developing your portfolio, website and web presence, while working on your social media pages.
I can show you how to make the best out of your free marketing platforms. This amount of support with the business side of things will fast track your business, cutting out some of the mistakes most businesses make in the first few years.
I see far too often, beautiful work showcased badly. Blurry images, bad lighting or messy backgrounds can distract and let down your beautiful work. Showing your work in the best possible way is so important!
Bad images will only put people off booking you, attention to detail is key when showcasing your work. If its showcased with love and time, it will reflect in your portfolio! I will show you some basic photography skills, lighting, poses etc to do just that!
Networking with others in the community and helping each other along the way. Working as a sole trader can be quite lonely, so I want to create a community, helping each other on jobs, sharing experiences and tips with each other and general support.
don't take my word for it, here it from some of my students themselves........
what others say
"I cannot thank the Totally Flawless Academy enough for my 4 day hair course!
I went from having 0 confidence in hair to enjoying every second! I have come away so excited to start working in bridal hair!
Claire was so patient with me and nothing was ever too much, if I wasn't sure on something, Claire would talk me through it again and again and made me feel comfortable and confident. The structure of the course was perfect for me.
I feel so proud of what I have achieved and this is all because of Claire, I can't thank the academy enough!"
"I had no experience in doing hair & makeup when I started my bridal hair & makeup course with the academy. By the end of the course, I had so much more confidence than when I started and was actually amazed with what I was able to create!
The studio environment was very relaxed & Claire was brilliant at changing pace based on what I was picking up well and areas where I needed more guidance. She built up my confidence everyday by encouraging me when I had moments of doubt in my ability and made me realise my potential! She was so patient answering all of my questions as we went along and I learnt so much!
I would highly recommend the academy to anyone - beginners or experienced artists. Claire has an incredible talent to adapt based on your needs and ability and I promise you wont be disappointed. Thank you so much for teaching me!"
"Highly recommend the 1:1 Hair training with Claire at the Academy. I've been doing hair for around 7 years and completed various courses but i had lost my confidence in myself after lockdown and having a baby. Claire's training was so useful and very easy to follow.
I now feel so much more confident when styling hair for my clients!"
for the pros
I am also running 1:1 hair & makeup, personalised workshops from my beautiful studio in Basingstoke.
If you're struggling in certain areas of hair or makeup, want to learn some new styles and techniques, or just want a portfolio builder day, then this is for you!
1:1 Business Level Up
We could benefit from someone to look over our business with fresh eyes, experience and knowledge to see where can be tweaked, new ideas and tools can be added and mindsets can be altered for great planning and pushing us to open new doors.