A Romsey beautician is brimming with pride after being named the best in the country at the prestigious UK Hair and Make-up Awards.

Chloe Hill, 26, is based in her sister’s award-winning salon, Lauren Hill Hairdressing, in Abbotswood, Romsey.

The talented make-up artist was announced as the winner of the Best Bride Individual (Make-up) at a glittering ceremony at Birmingham’s ICC (The International Convention Centre) on Saturday, June 1.

Celebrating the outstanding talents and exceptional contributions of hairdressers, stylists, beauticians, and salons across the nation, the prestigious UK Hair and Make-up Awards honour the best in the industry.

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The Hampshire woman has been making over brides on their big days since 2019.

Deciding to enter the well-known awards on a whim, and up against hundreds of the best artists across the country, Chloe said she was completely shocked to be named as a winner.

She said: “Having had some really positive feedback from the brides I’ve worked with, I thought I’d have a go at entering. I wasn’t expecting to win at all!

“I couldn’t believe it when I heard my name! I had no idea I’d come out on top. I’m utterly thrilled and it’s going to take a while to sink in, but I’m so proud.”

Having been a make-up artist for seven years, it was three years ago that Chloe turned her attention to bridal make-up.

“I thought I’d try it out, but I had no idea how much I would love it. Being part of a bride’s big day is truly wonderful – it’s always a happy occasion. I wouldn’t want to do anything else now.”

Chloe bases herself in Romsey but said she is happy to travel anywhere to make-up a bride on her wedding day.

She added: “I’m happy to travel anywhere in the country, and I’m even looking forward to that first booking abroad. To be part of a wedding overseas would be fantastic.”

Now an award-winning make-up artist, Chloe is now looking ahead to a summer of weddings and bridal makeovers and will be making sure her UK Hair and Make-up-Award is given pride of place in the salon.