Anyone who’s ever picked up a makeup brush knows that the ‘natural’ look takes an incredible amount of skill and talent to create. While we would never dispute the allure of a smokey eye and contoured cheeks, there’s nothing quite like the magic of makeup that seems to say, “I woke up like this”. This timeless look is the signature style of Gini Bhogal, one of the UK’s leading hair and makeup artists. From high fashion catwalk shows to private celebrations, her repertoire of work showcases the masterful dexterity and skill that’s kept her the number one choice for brides for more than two decades. Alongside real brides, Gini collaborates extensively with the Khush Creative team to create some of our most iconic images. With a phone that’s constantly ringing off the hook and a diary packed with bookings, there’s no doubt that Gini Bhogal is one of the biggest and best names in bridal beauty.
What has your career taught you about bridal makeup?
“Never take your successes for granted, and while beauty trends come and go, the natural look is one that brides will love forever. It’s about looking like the very best version of yourself and highlighting and accentuating your natural beauty - not looking like a total stranger!”
“A lot of things inspire my makeup looks; my friends, family, brides, pop and Indian culture. Sometimes a makeup look can be the result of a slow-burning idea, while other times inspiration strikes when I least expect it. I love creating high impact, fashion-led looks with a timeless quality.”
“Reputation is everything in this business, so I ensure that a Gini Bhogal bride gets nothing but the best. From the consultation to the Big?Day, I only use premium, high-quality products that are kind to skin and have the staying power to last throughout the day.”
“The secret to great beauty starts long before the Big?Day, which is why I opened my salon, Beauty Just Around The Corner. We offer everything from facials, massages and manis and pedis for both men and women so brides and grooms can get ready side-by-side. Paraffin manicures are very popular with grooms, because they’re ultra hydrating for the skin.”
“Gini was the only hair and makeup artist that I wanted for my wedding. I didn't have a trial because I knew her work and trusted her completely. She created unique looks for each of my three events and is a true professional and a master of hair and makeup. I’m honoured to have been a Gini Bhogal bride.” - Tanpreet Rooprai, real bride.
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