Kiran – Bride

   

“I first came across Aarti when she was recommended to me by a friend. I looked her up online and instantly fell in love with the beautiful looks she had created. I knew straight away I had found the one I wanted for my special day. I got in contact with her and she was so easy to get along with right from our first conversation. I booked Aarti for my wedding and reception, and to this day, I can’t decide which look I love more!

When I finally met Aarti, I loved how passionate she was and how she was just as excited as I was! Even after my wedding and reception, I just didn’t want to take my make-up off. For both events, Aarti arrived promptly and we were just chatting away whilst she worked her magic – she didn’t even give me the chance to feel at all nervous. I don’t think I would have been in safer hands with anyone else. Aarti delivered above and beyond expectations and I wouldn’t ever hesitate to recommend her to any bride-to-be! Pure love for this very special lady! Thank you for turning my dreams in to a reality!”

 

 


Anita – Bride

     

“I booked the FABULOUS Aarti P a year before my wedding day. My make-up artist was the first thing I booked, no trial just love. As time passed, I joined the team at Red Dot Jewels and from then on without fail on my day off, I would call Aarti and keep her updated on my entire wedding from the food, decor, entertainment, outfit etc . Aarti became a part of my family and unloading all my excitement from the wedding preparations was something I highly valued from Aarti. We also obviously discussed vital key looks and styles, which I was going for, both my morning and reception looks. I left my entire trust with Aarti and felt confident that she would deliver my ultimate regal look.

I would highly recommend Aarti P to any bride to be , as she truly did hold my hand through my journey. God bless you my love and a massive thank you for all your love, support and for making my whole wedding experience stress free. Love Anita #aartipdiwalibride2016

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Komal – Bride

   

“After searching for what felt like months for a makeup artist that truly embodied the ‘wow’ factor, I finally came across Aarti P via a recommendation. Needless to say, I am so glad I chose her for my special day. It was love at first sight – I was absolutely blown away with her work (and truthfully didn’t want to take it off!). Aarti’s attention to detail coupled with bubbly character, is the perfect combination. During the wedding day, she kept my nerves at bay at all time; going above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable and at ease – by the end of the day, she felt like a sister to me! Her astounding work meant I was featured in Asiana Magazine as one of the first real brides, which I feel honoured to have become a part of. I cannot thank Aarti enough for this – had someone told me I’d be in a magazine this time last year, I’d have laughed! She does truly make dreams come true and I cannot thank her enough. The best of the best. May it long continue.”

 

 


Sunita – Bride

     

“What can I say about Aarti other than she was absolutely amazing. Not only is she talented and visionary but a true delight to work with. I booked Aarti as I felt her work was both creative and that her brides looked like themselves…they all looked comfortable, happy and most of all flawless. I wanted to look like me and Aarti totally understood this! Through the trial I was asked for honest feedback, I was able to explore the look I wanted and Aarti really understood that vision and also delivered it. Being the professional that she is, I was sent reassuring messages about my big day and when the day came she was punctual and on form. Being the nervous wreck I am, emotionally I was all over the place, but Aarti was able to make me feel calm and relaxed. I was so happy with my look and I can’t thank Aarti enough. I’ve had nothing but compliments about how I looked and it’s all thanks to this amazing artist. Aarti, I wish you nothing but lots of success. Thank you for making me feel like a princess on my special day- with love from Sunita xxx

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Safina – Bride

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Having decided on our wedding date and venue, the very next thing I booked was Aarti P. I had seen many photos of Aarti’s amazing work online, and she kindly did a trial for me. I went along to to see her with my mother, and within just a few minutes of talking with her, we felt totally welcome and at ease. I immediately saw the perfection and passion that Aarti instills throughout her work. That very day, I booked Aarti for my civil wedding, Sagan/Chunni ceremony, wedding and reception, and this was honestly the best decision I made.

Right from the beginning, Aarti was so professional, and her booking process was so simple. Throughout the year leading up to my wedding, Aarti was there every step of the way. Even when our plans changed at the last minute, Aarti went above and beyond what I could ever expect to accommodate me. My make up and hair looked absolutely flawless at all of my events, with this being so characteristic of Aarti’s work.

I received countless compliments and Aarti was such a big part of my special day. She was not only my make up artist, but has become a lifelong friend. Planning an Asian wedding can certainly be stressful at times; Aarti truly “held my hand throughout the journey”.

 

 


Hema – Bride

     

“Without a doubt arranging an Indian wedding is one of the most stressful and challenging experiences in life. Every bride wants to look mesmerising and captivate her husband with her smouldering looks on the day. It’s the one day in your life, you dream of looking like a Bollywood Princess.

Having gone to several unsuccessful bridal make-up trials, I had lost hope in finding someone who could transform me into the bride I wanted to be. The day I met Aarti for my trial I had little or no expectations and took my mum along for moral support. Aarti’s warm and welcoming nature made me feel relaxed and I was pleasantly surprised and relieved when I saw my make-up at the end of the session. I couldn’t believe how good I looked.

Over the following months leading up to the wedding Aarti kept in touch and reassured me that everything would be great. I left it in her hands and had 100% faith in her creativity.

The big day arrived and I was very nervous and quite emotional. The eight weeks leading up to the wedding had been a roller coaster for me, unfortunately my father had been seriously ill and at one point it was touch and go. I am grateful to Aarti for the support, positivity and sensitivity she gave me.

I remember sitting in the dressing room at Newland Manor whilst Aarti did my makeup. She was so organised and methodical….I could tell she had taken care in remembering everything we had discussed and tried out. Every detail had been catered and individualised towards me ranging from the smoky smouldering gold eye makeup to highlight my almond shaped eyes to defining my chiseled cheek bones and giving me beautiful full lips. The first time I saw myself in the mirror I was overwhelmed. I had never seen myself look like this….I asked for elegance and class….and this is exactly what Aarti delivered.

For the reception, yet again Aarti transformed me into a picture of sophistication with so much ease. My long hair with tumbling curls looked amazing and somehow she made me look like the fairytale princesses I envisaged. Aarti is a truly talented individual with a natural flair for seeing the natural beauty in every woman. I am over the moon with the way I looked and the feedback from my family and friends was ‘you looked amazing’. But the best compliment on the day was my from my wonderful husband who said to me ‘you look breathtaking’.

Thank you so much for being a part of my special day and making me feel and look like a true Bollywood Princess.”

   

 


Treena – Bride

   

“Being a bride is quite stressful in itself so ensuring that your dealing with most helpful people was my aim. My first task was to find the right Make-Up Artist, I spent a good week ringing around and getting answering machines and speaking to very unhelpful PA’s. I then came across Aarti in Asiana Magazine and decided to contact her. I was directed to her voicemail, which made me think it was another make-up artist that wasn’t going to contact me. To my surprise Aarti contacted me within 10 minutes of leaving the message. She was the most helpful and cheerful make-up artist I came across, and also the only make-up artist that didn’t have a PA and was able to give the personable touch.

We arranged a trial where we spoke about my outfit, lip colours etc. She made me feel so comfortable and gave me all the relevant advice, I ended up booking her straight away. From the time I booked Aarti until the run up to the wedding she kept regular contact with me through phone calls and email. Whatever I needed she was there to help me, even to the point of recommending other suppliers within the industry.

A few days before the wedding day Aarti made sure that we met up so we could discuss the final details of the day. She came to my house, which was extremely helpful when you are stressed. On the day she made me feel so comfortable and knew exactly what I wanted. She made me feel confidant and made me look like a princess on my big day. If you want someone that will make you feel comfortable and give you the premium service you deserve on then I can’t recommend her enough. She will meet all your needs and I am continuously recommending Aarti to everyone I know!”

 

 


Sheena – Bride

     

“Once I had my wedding date fixed over a year before the big day, I set about to look for a make-up artist. Being Mauritian and having darker skin than most Asian people I wanted to find someone who would be able to work with me well and not make me look lighter or give me the ‘caked on look’. After some google searching I came across Aarti’s work and immediately her photos appealed to me as the make up appeared classy, flawless and elegant.
I contacted her via her website and she was quick to respond and I have to say I remember thinking after our first telephone conversation, how friendly, helpful and accommodating she was. This filled me with confidence.

I booked a trial with Aarti mainly because I was concerned with my darker complexion, but during the trial she made me and my mum feel so at ease and felt confident in her abilities that I immediately went with her and cancelled all other trials. Despite Aarti being my first trial, I can safely say I do not regret it at all.
Throughout the process Aarti has been in constant contact with me and has advised me not only on hair and make up, but also my jewellery and outfits for my wedding. She is so much more than a make up artist, she is a stylist, advisor, mentor and friend.

On the day itself I have to say Aarti’s work surpassed my expectations. I felt truly like a princess with such flawless, perfect make-up and hair. She ensured I remained relaxed and focussed as she takes great pride in her work and made me feel at ease with her bubbly and honest personality.

I would recommend her to every friend and family that I know! Her work really is art and she is absolutely amazing at her job! She really does go above and beyond and for her exceptional work I cannot thank her enough for making me the stunning bride all my guests said I was!!!”

   

 


Gavita – Bride

   

“I booked a trial with Aarti after finding her details online and taking a look at the pictures. I had no idea what to expect, I hadn’t been on any other trials and so far hadn’t actually spoken to a single make up artist. Most artists I had contacted all had online tools and booking systems. Aarti was the only artist who called me personally to discuss what I wanted, liked, disliked, what type of look I was after. The fact that she was willing to take the time to talk and deal with me personally really reassured me – also she sounded lovely on the phone.

I took my Mum with me to Aarti’s make up trial. Aarti was my first trial and I did have others booked for later in the week. Aarti was amazing from the moment I met her. She had changed her diary to fit me in (it was actually her first Saturday off in months, but she changed her plans for me). Aarti was bubbly, friendly and put me at ease. The makeup was flawless, so I booked her there and then and cancelled the other trials.

On the wedding day, Aarti was early. I was feeling exhausted and nervous, but her bubbly personality picked me up, made me smile and ease the nerves. She made me look incredible, my skin looked flawless, I was gobsmacked. For my wedding reception she worked in record time to get me out of the door quickly. She changed my hair and make-up and again made me look amazing.

Aarti is a make-up artist with a difference. Her work is truly exceptional, and she goes out of her way to make you feel special and work with you. When you are stressed, nervous, and tired she is exactly what you need!

I can’t thank you enough for all your hardwork on the day but Thank you again Aarti!”

 

 


Tanvir – Bride

     

“Like most other brides, I searched the internet, asked friends and looked at countless magazines to find a make up artist for my engagement and wedding days. I then came across Aarti’s portfolio in a popular Asian bridal magazine. I liked how her looks weren’t based on simply what’s in fashion or what other artists are doing, but instead she took her own initiative to create the perfect look for the individual. Aarti truly helped make my wedding a dream come true. She put me at ease (as well as my family) in every single way she possibly could. Unlike other make up artists I spoke to, Aarti listened, took the time to understand and really work together with me. In the run up to my wedding, I felt as though I had a best friend in Aarti! She gave me advice on how to prepare (because I didn’t know where to begin), provided support and reassurance not only for my make up, but the whole wedding arrangements.

On my engagement and wedding days, Aarti made me feel and look like a princess! I don’t think anyone or anything could make me look as beautiful as she did. Aarti’s finishing on the hair and make up was clean, tidy and professional. The make up lasted, my hair didn’t move out of place, and yet felt really natural. It didn’t feel all hairsprayed or my face didn’t look like I fell into a paint palette (like some brides can look – sorry!). As well as doing a fantastic job of my hair and make up, she made me laugh, and did all possible to make me feel special (even though I was no special than any of her other clients). I will never forget Aarti and all that she did for me and I really wish her all the success in the future – she works hard and always remains so positive and enthusiastic – it’s contagious! Aarti, you deserve the best. Thank you for everything!”

   

 


Shivani – Bride

   

“Well I honestly don’t know where to start or what words to use to describe just how amazing you are! When I started looking around for hair and make up artists last year I can honestly say that I must have looked at every single artist there was out there. I wanted someone who believed in bringing out natural features rather than having a standard look for every bride. The moment I spoke to you I just knew that you were the perfect person to give me the look I wanted. You are passionate and I could tell that for you all you wanted was to make sure I got what I wanted from my looks. You were always there when I called or messaged and were simple and honest. Not only did you constantly keep in touch with me prior to the event but even after. You became a part of my family!

I couldn’t have asked for anyone better and to make me look the way I wanted for some of the most special days of my life. I felt so comfortable talking to you and looking at your previous work I didn’t even feel the need to have a trial. I’m so glad I followed my gut feeling! You’re such a lovely person and you made me feel so relaxed and comfortable.

For anyone out there reading this, you must be in the same position I was in looking for an artist that was not only good at what they did but we’re also honest and passionate about hair and make up. Someone who can see your vision and help you create it. Well I can truly say that Aarti is just that! I can go on forever about you, but just one last thing – Thank You so much for listening to me, being so patient and just simply being amazing at what you do. You made me look just the way I had imagined. I will never forget the tears in my mums eyes when you turned me around for her to see. Thank you so much from my whole family! “

 

 


Sandi – Bride

     

“I met Aarti at a wedding exhibition and the flawless makeup on her model made her work stand out. I immediately booked a trial, which allowed us to explore different looks and express my ideas.

I found Aarti to be very passionate about her work and I had confidence in her ability to execute the looks I wanted. On the morning of my wedding day, Aarti arrived promptly and was extremely organised. Aarti put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable. For the reception we went for a minimalist look. My hair had been up all morning and miraculously Aarti was able to put my hair down in loose waves with confidence. I felt like a million dollars and it showed! Aarti is a perfectionist who will find the perfect look for you! Thank you Aarti, you’re an absolutely amazing make-up artist!”

   

 


Kavita – Bride

   

“Having spoken to Aarti a few times before booking her she was very kind, professional and honest. She will advise you of realistic time scales and listen to what you want for your big day. I had booked Aarti without a trial and she did not let me down. She created a beautiful, regal and vintage look which was exactly what I wanted.

On the morning of my wedding, which for most women is quite emotional, Aarti arrived with me in tears of having to leave home. She quickly put my concerns and emotions at ease and had me calm and ready for the big day ahead. Throughout the day everyone commented on how beautiful I looked and my husband also could not stop paying me compliments! Aarti is very committed and provides a great service. She will stay in touch with you until the big day and gives you useful beauty tips in the run up to the wedding! I can honestly say that I am very grateful for all of Aarti’s hard work and great level of service, it is greatly appreciated and such professionalism goes a long way on such an important day.”

 

 


Suzi – BBC Asian Network Presenter

     

“I could sing Aarti’s praises all day, everyday. She is truly remarkable as an experienced make-up artist, but above all she stands out for her professionalism and dedication towards her passion – she genuinely loves what she does and that’s why she does it so well!

When it comes to creating a certain look to go with your chosen attire we sometimes need some inspiration and although we yearn to try something different, we are apprehensive to take the plunge in fear of how it will turn out. This is how I felt initially during the session with Aarti, but within seconds I felt at total ease and really excited about her creation. As a presenter on the BBC Asian Network I host many events and have worked with lots of great make-up artists over the years. One thing that I believe is crucial towards creating that perfect look, is good responsive listening, and understanding the clients needs. Aarti ticks all the boxes and far exceeds expectations, and what I loved the most is her desire for perfection. I’ll always remember the words she said to me: “Suzi my work is my signature, it has to be perfect”. Trust me she will not let you budge until you and her are 100% satisfied! Thank you so much Aarti for truly transforming me and making me look so elegant with make-up and hair that lasted all day – those looks kept on giving and the compliments just overwhelmed me. I highly recommend Aarti creativity, direction, confident calm demeanour, and her incredible knowledge extends far beyond make-up and hair styling skills. The whole experience will leave you feeling a million dollars just like it did for me and you will cherish those photos and ‘selfies’ of the looks forever. Thanks again Aarti can’t wait to work with you again! Xxx”

   

 


Aiysha – Bride

   

“Organising my wedding was a hectic process. I came across Aarti through a recommendation and I must say I was blown away by her work. With only 3 weeks to go to the wedding and simply no time to fit in a trial, Aarti came over to my house to have a initial consultation. I can honestly say right from the beginning she put me at ease. We sat and discussed make-up looks, my likes and dislikes. Aarti also offered her ideas which to me were a breath of fresh air! She looked through my outfits and then the next meeting was on my big day! Without a trial I put all my trust into Aarti and I was not disappointed. Aarti kept in constant contact with me until the day offering ideas and passing different make-up styles via phone – she also gave me words of encouragement before the day ensuring I had enough sleep and water.

On the day Aarti arrived and straight away I felt at ease from seeing her, she was calming and professional from the word go! 3 different make-up and hair styles in one day and I must say each one different from the next. Not only was I blown away, but all the guests and the husband! Constantly throughout the day I had people complimenting me also saying how brave I was not going to a trial beforehand, but I can say with full confidence Aarti made me not only look like, but also feel like a princess. I would recommend Aarti with my eyes closed because that is how I put my trust in her and I can say hand on heart she did not disappoint. Thank you Aarti for making me not only look but feel special for ALL 3 changes.”

 

 


Emma – Bride

     

“I met Aarti at an Asian Wedding Open Day and the moment I spoke to her she was so warming and understanding. She advised me on what I needed to do to prepare my skin for my wedding. Just from speaking to her that day I felt that she would be perfect for my wedding so I booked her without even doing a trial. Leading up to my trial, Aarti kept in constant contact with me and continued to advise me. I felt that Aarti was always open to ideas. At my trial, Aarti did exactly what I wanted and she also did what she thought would suit me and I must say I was extremely happy.

On my wedding day (both my registry and Indian ceremony), Aarti turned up in her usual cheery and calming manner and set to work on my hair and make-up. One thing I must say with Aarti is that she is always on time and finishes on time. Aarti made me feel so special on my wedding day. I was absolutely ecstatic with my hair and make-up. I was so impressed that my make-up lasted all day. I received so many compliments about how I looked so thank you so very much Aarti for all your time, effort, advice and support. You made me feel like a princess.”

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Natasha – Celebrity TV Presenter

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“I would like to take this opportunity to thank and recommend the wonderful and highly talented Aarti P for her incredible hair and make up skills. Not only is Aarti highly professional, she is patient and really makes you feel relaxed. I have worked with a lot of make-up artists over the years and it is VERY rare that I give someone full control to do whatever they like with my hair and make up. However with Aarti, I trust her judgement, taste and skills to the point where I don’t even need to sit for a long consultation, she can just do her magic on me.

Aarti is a true professional in every sense of the word. Previously she has got me ready for ZEE Companion (My Live show on SKY 788 Monday-Friday) and more recently did an incredible job on my hair and make-up for the ZEE Milan Festival in The Hague. Not only was she wide awake and 100% attentive at 6am on a Saturday morning. (Which is a mission even for me!) she made me look like a real celebrity.

Aarti not only gave me a great ‘Bollywood-esq’ look, her skills were so impressive that each and every single person I encountered from Heathrow, to Rotterdam, to The Hague, then Amsterdam and eventually back in London were showering me with a sea of compliments and it got to the point where strangers wanted pictures “just for my make up.” I felt confident, sexy and above all like a REAL superstar and there is not a doubt in my mind that full credit goes to Aarti P.”

 

 


Priti – Bride

     

“Thank you so much for promising to make me look beautiful for my engagement. I can honestly say it was the first time I ever felt confident. You were so professional and delivered as you promised. Following on, you worked your magic once again for my civil ceremony and I did in fact feel like a princess. You were so patient and gave me the most elegant look that I could only dream of and made my day more magical than I could have ever imagined.

Six months later you made my life long dream come true by giving me the Bollywood bridal look that I desired. I cannot thank you enough for yet another stunning look. I walked down to the Mandap and remember my husband not being able to take his eyes off me. You are a true professional in everything you do and gave us all so much kindness from when you stepped into our house to when you left.

My final reception look has to be my favourite. I can’t thank you enough for coming all the way back to change my look and delivering another stunning look to the grand finale of events. Each step I took walking into the reception hall to leaving, I felt so special, especially knowing my husband had his eyes on me the whole time. You truly stood by me throughout my journey from the engagement, civil ceremony, traditional wedding to the reception. One whole year and four different looks. I will always cherish the memories forever. Thank you so so much from the bottom of my heart from me and my family xxx”

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Sirinder – Mother of the Bride

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“There are no words to describe how I was the world’s proudest Mum on earth on Sunday. When I looked at my daughter in the morning in her bridal outfit and hair and make-up, I wept tears of joy. You made her into a beautiful princess and again in the evening for her reception, your work of art was so mesmerising, it took my breath away. When she entered the Great Hall, everyone was startled. You really are so amazing, kind, patient and such a lovely person. As a hair and make-up artist you are just perfect and you made us feel so comfortable and at ease.

Thank you so much Aarti for being there with us on our memorable day, without you it would not have been possible. Your work has been exceptional and outstanding all the way through: engagement, civil, wedding and reception. Keep up the good work and I’m sure all past, present and future brides will never regret having you on their special day.”

 

 


Zibbi – Wedding Director at DBZ Events Boutique

“DBZ Events booked Aarti to do hair and make-up for the high profile wedding of the daughter of Basmati baron Moni Varma of Veetee Rice . The feedback that we received about Aarti was all positive and the family were very happy with the way they looked and were styled.
Aarti is very professional and easy to get along with. We are proud to be associated with Aarti.”

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Sunita – Arora Hotels

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“Aarti is a very hard-working make-up Artist who is very successful. Aarti did mine and both my daughters make-up for the Arora Ball in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Caron Keating Foundation, a charity night for 600 people. I was thrilled at the results, which made me look like a million dollars and received lots of comments about my make-up on the night. Aarti uses high quality make-up, is clean and tidy and above all makes everything fun so you feel at ease.
I will definitely be using Aarti again and will be recommending her to all my friends and family, well done Aarti.”