Jigna Patel is a professionally trained hair and makeup artist based in London, the heart of the Fashion and Beauty industry. Having trained with industry renowned artists Jawaad Ashraf and Saira Hussain, she has learnt from some of the best in the business. Combining passion and originality with her warm bubbly personality, Jigna is a pleasure to work with and focuses on catering to your individual needs.
Coming from a Finance background, Jigna decided to embrace her natural creativity and pursue her childhood dream of hair and makeup artistry. It is this passion and dedication that has allowed her to excel in this craft and keep her skills up to date, also training with Airbase UK, the countries leading airbrush makeup company. Using airbrush based make up enables Jigna to create flawless High Definition looks for that perfect camera ready finish. With such a versatile portfolio you can feel confident knowing she is able to provide a truly unique look for whatever your occasion.
It’s the excitement and feeling of pride Jigna gets from seeing happy clients that drives her to put everything into her work. Having worked on prestigious photo shoots with Vanity magazine, she has had the opportunity to work with celebrated fashion designers and haute couture boutiques.
From the initial consultation through to the day of your booking, each client is treated with complete individuality to guarantee they receive the best service with exclusive products from leading brands such as MAC, Airbase, Illamasqua, Dior and Kryolan.
Having been a nervous bride herself, Jigna understands the many emotions you go through on your wedding day and how important it is to not only look, but feel your best. Her warm and friendly nature will instantly make you feel at ease, allowing you to sit back and relax whilst you prepare for your big day.
"From the first point of contact through to her wedding day my bride can contact me at any time to discuss any ideas or suggestions she may have. Being able to play such an important part on the biggest day of her life is something very special to me."
Jigna knows the importance of having a connection with your make up artist as you look to her to calm your nerves during the final few hours before you begin a beautiful new journey.
"The whole experience starts with the first phone call or email where we can discuss your needs and check availability for your dates. You can feel free to ask me any questions you may have, after which I will be able to provide you with a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs".
"The next stage would be the trial which I would recommend as it gives us an opportunity to get to know one another and go through all the hair and makeup ideas you have. Throughout the consultation we will take everything into account from face shape and skin tone, through to the outfit and theme. Each bride will have unlimited time during the trial to decide on exactly what she desires."
On your wedding day, Jigna will arrive at your location at the pre determined time ready to start creating your chosen wedding day hair and makeup look. You can sit back and relax knowing that everything will be taken care of
Jigna specialises in Bridal Hair & Make Up, providing a bespoke package for each of her brides. For further details please see her dedicated Brides page.
Jigna’s natural flair for makeup has seen her work on various projects including fashion shoots with renowned Vanity magazine, enabling her to experience the world of fashion and editorial work. She has been lead makeup artist on editorial shoots and has worked with top designers backstage to create makeup looks for their latest collections.
Whether it’s an engagement, birthday, photo shoot or any other event you may have, Jigna provides bespoke packages for a number of different occasions. She will come to your desired location and ensure getting ready is a relaxed and fun experience.
Jigna has trained with the country’s leading airbrush make up company Airbase UK. Airbrush based make up was created by Oscar nominated make-up artist Anni Buchanan and beauty guru Judy Naake with Silicone at the heart of its formula. Due to its High Definition finish it was created for use in TV & Film and is favoured by the likes of Rihanna and Kylie Minogue, as well as London Fashion Week. Using an airbrush to apply foundation to the face atomises the product into tiny particles providing a truly flawless base.Airbase is perfect for:
The Silicone within the foundation prevents your pores from becoming clogged and feels beautiful on your skin. Coupled with the Vitamin A and E present in the formula your skin remains nourished throughout the day.
Airbrushed foundation can be used for any occasion due to its air light application, its unrivalled durability means it is perfect for the long days brides have to endure as it requires no need for re-application. It’s Silicone base means that once applied it remains waterproof and heat resistant ensuring it lasts all day, regardless of the temperature.
The beauty of using an airbrush to apply the foundation means the various shades can be mixed prior to application so you have the perfect colour to exactly match your skin.
"I wore Airbase foundation on my wedding day and by the end of the day my make up still looked as fresh as it did in the morning. I’ve fallen in love with it and the way it looks so flawless on your skin, yet feels so light and natural. No matter what the occasion is you can always use Airbase!"