Claire Hartley Stylist

Luxury Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist


About Me

My Story


Welcome to my website. My name is Claire Hartley and I am an experienced hair and make-up artist based in Kent. I have always had a love of fashion and excelled in creative subjects. I completed a HND in Fashion Styling and Photography at the prestigious and internationally known London College of Fashion. Specialising in styling in my final year, it was here that I developed a keen eye for detail and what works in front of a camera. Having completed my course I decided to further my love of fashion and train in Hairdressing. I have been in the hair industry since 2001 and find it hugely creative which I love. Over the course of the next 17 years I worked internationally in a few, select salons. I have greatly enjoyed experiencing positions in some well known chain hairdressers as well as some very select boutique businesses. I have picked up many different techniques in all areas of hairdressing which have all contributed to the style I use today.

I have not only delivered quality cuts, colours and styling in unisex salons, but have also enjoyed time with a cut-throat razor in a high end barber's shop in Brisbane, Australia. The experience of working entirely in men’s hairdressing improved and sharpened up my barbering skills so I am very confident and proficient in both women’s and men’s hairdressing.

When I decided to set up a business myself, I trained in makeup and I am currently throughly enjoying offering bridal hair and makeup services to my clients. The benefit of nearly two decades of experience means that you will look and feel your very best on your special day and you can enjoy the experience without reservation. It’s a great privilege to be selected as a HMUA for a wedding or special occasion and one that I thoroughly enjoy.


A Boho Woodland Wedding Photoshoot

SUPPLIERS // #BohoWoodlandWedding
Venue: @longtonwood
Styling & Vision: @pbm_weddings & @bayweddingprops 

Photographer: @pbm_weddings
Videographer: @rkn_aerial_imaging
Prop Hire: @bayweddingprops
Florist: @thistleandsproutflowers
Cake & Cake Pops: @cakeydoodle_cakes
Stationery: @heathercorthinedesign
MUA: @glamparsons
MUA: @occasionalhairandmakeup
Hair: @clairehartleystylist
Rugs: @locatetocreate
Car: @retrorides4brides
Bridal Gowns & Bridesmaid Dresses: @victoriagracebridal
Suit: @tupperstux
Brides Boots: @bootsbydukes
Hair Accessories: @alexandra_bespoke
Rings & Jewellery: @lawley_design
Teepee Tents: @slumberteepees
Bar: @pr0secc0palace
Bride Model: @heidiburgess_
Bride Model: @pariscollard_
Bridesmaids: @coco_jens @melonierogers @samanthasaggers 

Flower Girls via their Mums: @pbm_weddings & @bayweddingprops


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Herne Bay, Kent, England, United Kingdom



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