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To me makeup artistry isn’t a job, I simply love making women look and feel the most beautiful they ever have…
Award-winning high-end bridal makeup and hair services – renowned for modern, flawless, natural and red-carpet-worthy looks.
Kristina Gasperas Makeup Artist Ltd provides award-winning high-end makeup and hair services for discerning brides nationally and internationally. In addition to myself we have a team of 8 makeup artists and hairstylists as well as a photographer and lash specialist – the K-Team – who are expertly trained to put together beautiful flawless looks and are all very customer focused. We are based in a studio in central Richmond, Surrey but can often be found at some of the most exquisite wedding venues.
Kristina Gasperas, founder:
‘I am originally from Lithuania although have lived and worked in the UK for over 20 years.
I started out as a makeup artist back in 2009 after becoming inspired to do so during my own bridal makeover on my wedding day. I felt so beautiful and confident that it made me think that I’d like to be able to help other women feel that way too.
I then studied at the beauty school run by the makeup artist who did my bridal makeup and quit my corporate career to move into this wonderful, exciting and glamorous industry and have never looked back.
In 2013 I won The Wedding Industry Awards national award for best bridal makeup and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. I’ve built up the K-Team since then with people who have developed the necessary skills and the same passion for this industry as I do.
I have also created the Kristina Gasperas Academy where the aim is to provide the highest standard of makeup and hair training to people completely new to the industry as well as seasoned makeup artists/hairstylists who wish to hone their skills.
I’m also a professionally trained photographer and love taking portraits of my clients so offer this as a complimentary service with every makeover.
Outside of work I have an 8-year-old son who keeps me busy and I enjoy working out, reading biographies of people who inspire me, snowboarding and dancing like mad.’
“Just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to you and Kasia! I had the best morning and day EVER!! The hair and makeup was just amazing and lasted alllll day! If I ever need hair and makeup again I would have you in a heartbeat.” – Lauren
“My bridal experience with Kristina and Kasia was a joy from start to finish. The trial was extremely helpful in working out exactly what we wanted to do, and it was so exciting to see it come together. On the day itself, they were calm, professional but also incredibly supportive when I was feeling nervous. They went above and beyond by helping me into my dress when my bridesmaids needed to go, and Kristina took some wonderful portraits of me and my dad, which were so beautiful that my family is having them framed! Above all, Kristina and Kasia are lovely people, and they truly understand what brides need to feel confident about how they look on the biggest day of their lives. Knowing that you look exactly the way you want to makes such a difference to how you feel as you walk into that venue. I can’t thank Kristina and her team enough, or recommend them highly enough.” – Lana
“Thank you so much for sending on Kristida‘s amazing photos of the special moments of getting ready for the grand entrance. I had the most amazing time with the K-Team and I’m so sorry it got so rushed towards the end!
You and the rest of the team made me and the bridal party feel so special and you really were an integral part of the day and the photos serve as special moments of this.
I would love to catch up with you, Kasia and Kristida when you are all free sometime and would love to treat you all to a lunch to say thank you!” – Lynette