NAOMH AND LEONORA
There’s a reason why veteran make-up artist, Naomh Geday is on the speed-dial of women and brides the world-over, from LA to Ireland, simply put, she’s a whizz at making women look beautiful. Her natural flair for make-up and affinity with clients is why major brands like Maybelline and Max Factor hire Naomh to work on their campaigns. But one of Naomh’s favourite places to wield her brushes is at weddings. “I love going on the exciting journey with a bride from her trial to the aisle. The wedding morning is too intimate a time for a stranger just to descend on, so I ensure I’ve built a proper relationship with my brides before their day, so they feel comfortable and confident in my hands and so I know exactly what they need to feel stunning and special. I also find if I can get to know the bridal party in the run up to the wedding too, it makes the whole glamming up process on the wedding morning even more fun. So if the bridal party books their hen with us, it a great way to get to know all the ladies and we often trial out some of the wedding looks too, while everyone learns make-up skills too, so it’s a win win,” says Naomh.
Multi award-winning hair stylist, Leonora Ribero, is one of the Irish hair industries foremost trend setters and her talent for creating effortless, elegant hair has captured the attention of editors, stylists and celebrities for over a decade. Having cut her teeth as a trainee in Peter Mark, she progressed to head-stylist in the hip Dublin hairdressing mecca, Foundation Hair. During this time she honed her creative skills both in and out of the salon on magazine shoots, film sets and at fashion shows, which cumulated in her securing a spot on the elite international Sebastian Pro team, with whom she travelled the world teaching upcoming stylists the latest techniques. Having just had her second child, she is now a freelance stylist concentrating on special occasion hair and is also now one of our pro tutors at Beauty Bootcamp. Her extensive experience in editorial work is particularly useful to brides as she knows exactly what hair styles compliment a certain dress or headpiece style, as well as what hair so will best flatter a face shape and what looks great in photos. She also has a knack of ensuring your hair looks just as gorgeous after the DJ’s set has finished as it did when you put on your dress.