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Your wedding day or any special occasion makeup should be about you, and feeling the most beautiful you’ve ever been. I can help you achieve that perfect flawless look that will make you look and feel beautiful for any occasion. I provide hair and makeup services for weddings, wedding functions, business photo shoots, proms, hen parties, award nights, girls night outs, hot dates, and film and TV shoots.

Having worked in hair, makeup and styling for many years, I am very experienced in providing a professional and reliable service to all my clients. I understand how important these occasions are, and I can assure you that I will be there every step of the way to assist you and make your preparation pleasurable, stress free and perfect!.

After booking me, I will produce a hair and makeup schedule for the day, listing every detail we discussed in the trials. All the trials are carried out in the comfort of your own home or at the Harbour Hotel Southampton. 


Consultation & Trial

The consultation is a very important process when considering hair and makeup. It is the initial stage in which to discuss those important finishing touches to your wedding day or occasion. Before the trial even commences, we will communicate over e-mail asking key questions that will help us at the trial. At the trial we will discuss hair,  face shape, hair accessories, dress necklines, colours, accessories, eye shape and skin tones.

All trials are carried out at my home based salon in Chineham, Basingstoke. Please contact me for off peak prices*.

At the trial your hair will be set & styled. This will give your hair shine, grip, or curl and is a crucial foundation to any professional hair style or hair up do. We will explore 1 or 2 hair styles. To add the finishing touch, we will try bridal hair accessories or a veil in your hair. The makeup trial follows a similar process. Your trial hair and makeup will then all be documented and a 50% deposit will be taken to secure the date.

Hair & makeup on the day

Travel to any Basingstoke venue is complimentary. The prices include all related administration related to the booking, travel and petrol, equipment use, all cosmetics, hair pins, hair donuts and lashes. For hair and makeup services outside Basingstoke, a 60p per mile fee applies. Please contact me for a quote.

The town centre studio is available to you and your party should you have access or space concerns with your venue.

Makeup Lessons

Travel for Basingstoke venues is FREE. Travel expenses for venues outside Basinsgstoke will be applicable.

A supplement may be applicable for bank holidays.


Hi Sara,

 Thank you so much for doing my hair and makeup on Sunday.  Everyone said I looked amazing, and it was all down to you. The wedding was just so perfect, it couldn’t have gone better.



Hi Sarafina Just want to say again thanks for the lessons. I went out yesterday evening which is only the second time i have gone out with full makeup on. The smash box primer gives a lovely finish and i had several complementary comments on how good my make up and skin looked !! Thanks again Nat x


Hi Sarafina
The photo session was perfect.  You did an amazing job and made my photos much better.
Diana was my highest rating maternity session yet and has booked newborn in,
You are brilliant at what you do.
Best Wishes
Tina Cleary x


Sara is warm, friendly and listens to exactly the image you would like to create. I found her honest, creative and extremely talented. We also had lots of fun. I highly recommend Sara for her makeup. I loved the look she created for me.

Emma Bedford

Fantastic makeup lesson, feel a million dollars. Great advice regarding brushes to use. An extremely worthwhile session.

Alison Webb

Sara is great, she did my makeup for my work awards and I absolutely loved it. Truly professional and I would highly recommend.

Rebecca Bowsher

Sara is amazing. Highly recommend.Very professional and brilliant at makeup and beauty. Lovely lady and easy to talk to. Very happy customer.

Jackie Povey

Excellent service, a very skilled makeup artist. Really listened to my to my ideas for my works annual black tie event. I was over the moon with the results. Uses excellent high end brands too! Very impressed.

Chelsea-Jayne Devereaux Moor

Where to start! First the amazing makeover for my wedding last Sunday. Never seen my eyes look that way - captivating. The makeup lasted all day. I also need to say what a pleasure it was to spend the final hour with you, so calm, so kind, and so thoughtful. Loved it and can't wait to have a special occasion when I can do it all again. Thank you. Amazing.

Stella Rogers

Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday. We had a brilliant day and everyone said we looked fantastic. We really appreciate it.

Cath & Gem

Just want to say again thanks for the lessons.  I went out yesterday evening which is only the second time i have gone out with full makeup on.  The smash box primer gives a lovely finish and i had several complementary comments on how good my make up and skin looked !! Thanks again.


Apologies for the delay in contacting you - but I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your assistant for our make up at the wedding. I was really pleased and really appreciated your calm attitude on the morning :)   I was also wondering if you could send me a list of products that you used for my make up? I've just started a new job and I would like to make a good impression!   Thank you again :)


Such a lovely person. Made us feel relaxed and comfortable. So pleased I picked Sara. Make up didn't even need to be touched up! Sara's advertising is professional and the images on her website show great before and after photos.

Mrs Sarah Mcnair

Sarafina is very friendly and very professional. She is the best makeup artist!

Mrs Divya Manjunath

Thank you again for making the wedding a truly special occasion by helping all of us with our Make-up!
You did a truly fantastic job and I'm just waiting for the official pictures to arrive!
Once again, thank you so much and I'll definitely recommend you on - both Lilly and Rebecca looked stunning, too, so did my mother-in-law Anne Mieke!


  I've just been onto your website and saw that you have used some of my wedding photos - they look lovely! I feel honoured that I am on there and I hope the new website helps you get some much deserved business! All the other brides look beautiful too! Thanks again for everything.


Worked with the multi talented Sara on a vintage fashion shoot at my place in Havant. Makeup, hair, styling, assisting, you name it and she will be there. One of the best makeup artists I have worked with. .

Blured Vision Photography

Sara is the perfect person to do hair and makeup, any style you need. She is very reliable, friendly and has great ideas. She has a keen eye and knows what makes the perfect picture. Highly recommended

Ellen, Model


Way back in the eighties, I trained in fine art. My skill set was varied and I had the natural ability to work with colour and form in fine art as well as commercial art. Though  the idea of being a fine artist seemed romantic,  I went on to pursue a career as a designer/art director, where I worked for many happy years. My job involved designing for editorial, art directing and designing makeup looks for models and I had the privilege of working with lots of people from models and photographers, to commissioning hair and makeup artists. It was a glamorous job, but I longed to be more artistic and  I knew that one day I would like to work in hair and makeup. 

Forward wind twenty plus years and I am now working in makeup artistry. As well as being a makeup artist, I trained in beauty therapy and work at my salon alongside my hair and makeup work. Working as a therapist means that I have the knowledge and expertise to advise on beauty as well as creating beautiful hair and makeup.

I am very proud of what I do and aside from a couple of short courses with celebrity makeup artist Clare Hanson, the lovely talented Tina Brocklebank, and hair tutor Pam Wrigley, I am totally self taught. Based at my studio in central Basingstoke, I create beautiful, natural looking, long lasting makeup for weddings, photoshoots, and special occasions using the highest quality professional products and application techniques. 

As well as being involved with special occasion makeup, I recently had the pleasure of being the makeup artist to Miss Basingstoke at the Miss England semi finals in 2015 and was a regional finalist at the Wedding Industry Awards 2017. I have also recently started working on film and photo projects nationally.




Please contact me using the form below, by mobile on 07950 430686 or email at

I am located currently located at 60 Richards Field, Chineham,  Basingstoke, RG24 8JZ.

Makeup appointments by appointment only.

For freelance film and TV work, please contact me directly for rates.