Nicki Fanning Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist

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Nicki Fanning is a professional make up artist and hair stylist with 20 years experience in the industry. She has spent almost 10 years working in London, where she worked in  different areas of the industry from Film (Alfie) to Television for BBC, C4 and as regular hair/make up artist for MTV London. 

Having lived in Asia. Nicki has huge experience South/East Asian bridal  and continues to do bridal hair and make up for many international brides. 

Nicki has covered many high profile weddings in many different locations including The Beckhams very own Beckingham palace for Victoria Beckham's sister Louise Adams wedding  

Her Fashion work includes many seasons at  London Fashion Week and Paris Couture Week, along with Fashion Shows for Jean Paul Gaultier in The V&A, and Alexander McQueen on many different occasions.
She has credited work in British 'Vogue'  'Instyle' and 'Image' to name but a few magazines featuring her work.  She is a favourite to many London Socialites and indeed Royalty for Princess Marie Chantal Pavlos of Greece who requests her work in London.  Some of the  famous faces she has made up range from Robbie Williams, Russell Brand to our own Victoria Smurfit who has worked exclusively with Nicki For the past 9 years.

So it is a very vast  and eclectic range of experience Nicki brings to her Bride's make up table and shares a huge wealth of experience along with a very stylised, and refined hand. She prides herself in a very individual/bespoke approach to each and every bride working with every face in a different non-commercial style to design the perfect look. She favours a very modern approach to Bridal hair creating soft romantic flowing curls to classic upstyles.
 After 20 years working on weddings Nicki still loves collaborating with brides and getting to be a part of their wedding day is a huge joy and honour.

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Ailish Brady
Married on 12th Feb 2023
Nicki did myself, mother of the bride and 3 bridesmaids hair and makeup. As non of us wear a lot of make up and I wanted a very low key natural look, I was very anxious on selecting a make up artist that would embrace this. Nicki was absolutely perfect, I could not recommend her more we had a super chilled out morning Nicki made sure we all left on time looking amazing. Everyone commented on how amazing everyone?s hair and make up was and how everyone?s natural beauty shined.
Added 18th Mar 2023
Married on 10th Feb 2022
Nicki was absolutely amazing, I didn't have many pictures or anything of what hair and makeup I wanted but she knew from the trial the style I wanted! Nicki arrived on time ready to go on my big day, helped me into my dress, she made me look a million dollars on my big day, everyone complemented my hair and makeup. I couldn't recommend Nicki more, 10/10. Thanks again Nicki! xx
Added 20th Feb 2022
Bride Susan
Married on 4th May 2021
Nicki stepped in when another make up artist I had booked cancelled with a few days to go and she was just so great, totally reassuring and couldn't have been more helpful. she got back to me really quickly and her communication is great. On the day she arrived on time, a total professional, it was great to do the trial in advance with Nicki as I wanted a unique twist on a 1940's style she was able to see what I preferred foundation wise and she gave me the most beautiful vintage look for my wedding day, with gorgeous eyeline feature and some additional lashes for vintage drama, my photos were fabulous. She listened to what I wanted and was a really relaxed person with lovely energy to have in the room while I was getting ready. She even fixed fly away strands of hair when the hairstylist had gone. Thanks so much Nicki!
Added 11th Jun 2021
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Married on 18th Oct 2019
Nicki did my hair and makeup for my wedding and I couldn?t have been happier. She really listened to what I wanted and delivered. I was going for a really natural look and that?s exactly what I got. My makeup stayed on all day and was flawless, even at 4am that morning! Nicki also did a beautiful job on my bridesmaid?s hair and makeup. I really couldn?t recommend her highly enough.
Added 4th Nov 2019
Married on 1st Apr 2018
Nicki was hired to do my hair and makeup for my wedding in Kilkea Castle on 1st April 2018 and also for a pre-wedding function the day before. This was no ordinary wedding day, it was an Indian Irish wedding, where I wore full Indian attire. I picked Nicki as she was calm, professional, patient and most importantly, she listened to what I wanted. I am not used to a lot of makeup and I wanted to look as natural as possible. My makeup and hair was fllawless and everyone remarked how well it was done. Nicki worked fast and efficiently on myself and others in my wedding party. Nicki it was great to work with you! I would highly recommend her for any bride. Thank you Nicki for making me look like a million dollars.
Added 25th Apr 2018
Married on 29th Oct 2016
Nicki provided the make-up for myself, my bridesmaids, my mother and mother-in-law for my wedding. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. This was the second time I was lucky enough to have her apply my make-up for a big occasion as she had worked on my sister's wedding three years previously. Her calm, soothing approach puts you at ease from the moment you sit in the chair. Nicki has a great eye for colour and respectfully listens to your requests. I didn't have to touch up my look once! A consummate professional - I would highly recommend her for your big day.
Added 25th Feb 2017
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Married on 4th Aug 2016
I booked Nicki to do hair and makeup for myself, my mum and 2 bridesmaids. She was so accommodating and listened to what I wanted during the trial. On the morning of my wedding, she arrived promptly when she said she would, and our hair and make up were stunning. Nicki is so professional and delivered exactly what I was looking for - a very natural but flawless and elegant look.
So many people commented on both hair and makeup on the day, and a friend has already booked Nicki for her wedding this year! I would definitely recommend Nicki to anyoke, an absolute lady and true professional!
Added 26th Feb 2017
Married on 30th Jul 2016
I had the pleasure of Nicki visiting my house on the morning of my wedding to do my make up, last July. She traveled from Dublin all the way down to Tipperary. From the moment she arrived, she was so professional and kind. Her gentle manner was so lovely around the house that morning and helped keep us all calm. She did my make up along with my 2 bridesmaids and my mother. She listened to exactly what we wanted, and we were just thrilled with the result. My make-up lasted all day and I didn't have to re-touch it once (which is very unusual for me!)
On the morning, she stayed until we were fully ready and re touched our make-up before we left. Even though she did not do my hair, she helped out in a hair crisis when the hairdressers had gone.

The highest praise I could give Nicki is that 6 months later when my younger sister was getting married, she immediately booked Nicki again, without hesitation!! Yet again, we were so happy with our make-up on the day. I was lucky enough to listen to a recommendation and after a reading a review, booked Nicki- trust me- You should too!
Added 16th Mar 2017
Married on 10th Jun 2016
Nicki is an amazing make up artist who gets to know her brides, their style and what suits them. I wasn't sure what look I wanted at the make up trial so I simply left the decision in her capable, steady hands! On the wedding day itself, Nicki did the make up for myself, the bridesmaids and my mum. We were all delighted with how the looks turned out. My sister even said that she wished she had Nicki on standby every day! I cannot recommend Nicki more highly, she is a true professional and really sound, which always helps!! X
Added 17th Feb 2017
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Married on 14th Apr 2016
Nicki was absolutely wonderful, I normally don't let anyone to do my hair and make up but decided to get this done the right way for my big day, and I am absolutely thrilled I chose Nicki. I felt like a million dollar on my special day, and hair and make up stayed beautifully on throughout all day. My bridesmaids and I looked absolutely fab, and we received many compliments from the guest. I would definitely recommend Nicki to everyone. She is not only very professional with attention to details, but she really listens to what you want and understands that it is your big day and you want to look your best, she is like a friend to you, even if you throw a little tantrum haha
Added 17th Feb 2017
Married on 6th Aug 2015
Nicki was a wonderful bridal hair and make up stylist. She listened to and took on board what I wanted for the day. I went through a process of trying things out and she was very patient with that. She gave me plenty of time before the wedding and always replied to emails and so on. Also she is very friendly and puts you at your ease! The added convenience of having just one stylist for me was an added bonus. I would definitely recommend Nicki Fanning to any bride!
Added 15th Feb 2016
Married on 30th Jun 2015
I found Nicki through a friend and have to say that I couldn't fault any element of the service she provided. She was flexible with times and days for my trial, which was great as I am a mum of three and find it hard to find time during the week for things like that! My trial hair and make-up was perfect so it gave me great confidence that I would have the look I wanted for my big day. On the morning of my wedding Nicki was so lovely to have around with my daughter, mum and bridesmaid and really made the whole morning stress free and made us all look beautiful!! I would recommend her 100% for any bridal parties and would book again in a heartbeat for any occassion. Thanks Nicki xxxx
Added 3rd Feb 2016
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Married on 24th Jun 2015
Nicki is absolutely amazing...where do I even start?!
My sister used her for her wedding and there is no doubt in my mind that I would be using her when I eventually got married!
She spends a lot of time even doing a trial run with the bridal party making sure that everybody is happy and knows what to expect on the day. She is very flexible and travelled quite along way on the day..not only did she do hair and make up for myself and my bridesmaid but for my two sisters and mother aswell. All in a very short space of time but never felt like any of us were being rushed.
She listens to what you want and makes suggestions as to what would work best to suit don't get the generic look that you see so often from recently graduated beauty salons.
We all were so pleased with how we looked on the day,it was all nice and natural without looking plastered on and stayed on well the whole day.
I could keep going on and on but once you choose her you will understand why!
Added 26th Jan 2016
I got married in July and Nicki did myself and my bridesmaid hair and make-up.I am extremely picky when it comes to my hair and make up and I knew I needed someone great.Nicki was just that. I was very weary of looking "over done" or having the cake effect but she listened to exactly what I wanted and created a very natural flawless look that looked amazing in the photos.My b/m was also thrilled with her make up and everyone complimented how beautiful it was.
But Nicki's talents don't end there!She styled our hair, two very different looks(mine an upstyle and my sisters down).Again we were thrilled.Her creativity really shone!!
Nicki is a dreamsend to have around on your wedding day and in the lead up to it.She will come to your house or hotel as early as you want and will not leave until you step outside that door!!( This also applies to your trials).
Nicki feels more like a friend as she gives you such a personal yet professional service and is more than willing to help you out with any last week emergencies or styling and accessories advice!!
Choosing Nicki will be one of the easiest and best decisions you make. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Added 10th Sep 2013
Ann Manley
I've finally come back down to earth after May 11th and the epic honeymoon!I just wanted to email you to thank you for everything on "that" day. You and your work was amazing and we all felt fantastic and so beautiful on the day. Even my mum refused to wash her face on the sunday!!! She didn't want to take off the makeup! I really can't say thanks enough. I don't think i've ever looked or felt so good as I did on that day. Many many thanks. Can I ask which concealer you used (if you can remember!) Was it an estee lauder (gotta get me some!!)Best wishes as always,
Added 12th Jul 2013
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vic smurfit
Dearest nicki,you are the most extraordinary woman, mother and talent. i am so very grateful to have found you!much love and respect always
Added 12th Jul 2013
First of all apologies it has taken me so long to get around to writing this email - it's been nearly busier after the wedding than it was before!!! I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for my wedding - the girls and the two mums all looked so beautiful - everyone has commented on them - you are truly AMAZING with those make-up brushes and I couldn't have wished for anything better - it was perfect. As for myself- what can I say - well the most repeated comment from people at the wedding and those who have seen the photos is " that's not really you" or " you look like Grace Kelly!" . I think that's pretty much what we were aiming for!!!! It was so beautiful - I felt like a movie star - and it's all thanks to you - you really made us all look so beautiful. You were so calm and relaxed the morning of the wedding that it was infectious and helped keep everyone else in line! It was so lovely to have you there and I felt like you were part of the family!!I have already passed your number around to loads of potential brides - the hair and make-up totally surpassed the dress when it came to compliments - so thank you so much - you made be feel like the most beautiful girl in the world!
Added 9th Jul 2013
Heather & Nick
Where do I begin with my thank you to you! You were marvellous last Saturday and both myself and my bridesmaids were thrilled with how you did our hair and make-up! But more than that, you were a great tonic for wedding morning flutters and kept us all laughing and chatting - all the wedding stories you told and your general sense of calm and professionalism really made us all feel relaxed and smiling at the centre of all the wedding morning rush to get ready! It was absolutely great to have you as part of the wedding preparation team and I will always feel that I struck very, very lucky with my web search for a make-up and hair professional for my wedding day!

Thank you so much for all your help! It was a wonderful day and created so many happy memories for both Nick and I and all our family and friends. It was great to have you as the make-up and hair artist but you went well beyond that job with your advice about wedding organising and general help and jokes!
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