supplier spotlight #12: 2012 hair & beauty trends {mariam jensen & the hepburn collection}

Aaah, it’s almost the weekend! I hope you’ve all got wonderful plans?

This afternoon I am delighted to introduce you to now just one, but two wonderful wedding suppliers whose dream is to make you look your absolute best on your wedding day.  Severin Hubert of The Hepburn Collection, hair stylist extrodinaire, and top makeup artist Mariam Jensen.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Severin and his wonderful wife Roz last night at the Weddings in Surrey bash,  with a typically French outlook and a great sense of humour, it’s easy to see why Severin is highly saught after by brides looking to add a touch of flair to their wedding day look.  He is known for his creative eye and exceptional talent at creating the perfect, unique look for each bride.  Based in Surrey, but travelling all over the UK and Internationally, The Hepburn Collection offer a range of services to suit every bride.

Mariam Jensen has over 12 years experience as a makeup artist, specialising in Airbrush Makeup and working with top celebrities, for film and TV, as well as brides who want to create a flawless look on their wedding day.  Mariam’s work has also been featured in a number of recent styled shoots featured on your favourite blogs & magazines.

Taking inspiration from the latest catwalk shows across the world, Severin and Mariam offer their insight into the season’s best hair and makeup styles to make a big day statement for 2012 ~

{trend} ponytails

{Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs}

The ponytail is back, a classicly simple yet elegant style for understated chic. Wear it pulled tight to the crown or loose for a more relaxed look. Alternatively, opt for a low side ponytail adding some gentle curls or a messy braid. This style is perfect for a beach/garden wedding, worn with a single fresh flower placed in the hair and a slim-fitting gown

{trend} ballerina buns

{Oscar de la Renta}

The timeless ballerina bun continues to be a striking bridal look. From sleek buns created high on the head to deconstructed top knots, the ballerina bun is as a versatile choice. Match with a vintage tiara, headband or a simple jewelled comb and complement with a ruffled ballroom or Victorian inspired high-neck lace dress. Ideal for maximum glamour, stately home weddings

{trend} the down do

{Versace, Julien Macdonald}

For brides who prefer their hair down, it’s all about big, bouncy waves for 2012 for retro style. Works well with strapless gowns and full volume skirts, with a jewelled headpiece or a fresh flower hairband

{trend} gorgeous glowing skin

  {Tracey Reese}

Glowing skin is the perfect accompaniment to any bridal look and is especially lovely on boho brides opting for soft hairstyles and less traditional dresses. This gorgeous, fresh and understated look is easily adapted from the catwalk to bridal, creating flawless radiant skin and glowing cheeks. To recreate the look prep the skin with a radiance boosting product such as Pukka Ayurveda Radiance Serum. You’ll notice an instant difference in the tone, texture, and glow of the skin and is the ideal product to use before makeup application.  For the skin, use a product with an illuminating finish such as Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20. Not only does this product feel light and gorgeous on the skin, it delivers a serious dose of radiance, which is just what this look calls for.  Lastly, ditch the powder blush and go for a cream blush. NARS Cream Blush in Cactus Flower is a gorgeous radiant poppy shade, perfect for warmer complexions

{trend } the red lip


Elegant, fashion forward and sophisticated, the red lip is a key look for 2012 and a versatile option; it works for a variety of wedding day looks from vintage to classic. Brides can choose a bold, statement lip or a sheer wash of colour, depending on their personal preference and overall style of the wedding but for fresh, contemporary look avoid a matt look. To complement a modern red lip, opt for eyes defined in a soft taupe shade. To recreate the look, try Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E107 for the perfect taupe shade that can easily be used to define eyes with fingers or a brush. The eyes are not the main feature of the look, so keep them soft. Blend the colour outwards, add a white pencil (such as Shu Uemura White Pencil) in the inner rim to brighten and add a touch in the corners to highlight. Lastly for the lips, use a red that has texture to it such as Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimites Supreme Shine in 165-Universal Red

Thanks to Severin and Mariam for sharing their tips & favourite trends, would you choose any of them for your big day?  I’m rather in love with that ballerina bun!


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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