Today we introduce you to Aina McCallum from Brides by Ainam, based in Kent, South London, she is a bridal hair and makeup artist specialising in soft glam bridal makeup and natural and Afro hair. We hear all about her and her wedding business.
WG: Tell us about your journey into the wedding business?
WG: What type of couples do you work with?
WG: What do you love about weddings?
AM: I love the morning wedding vibe while the bride is getting ready. This is something that I wish I could bottle up and open when that feel-good vibe is needed. The atmosphere of the bride getting ready, the proud family members and the bridesmaids coming together to make sure the bride has everything, is a beautiful thing, not to mention being offered a glass of prosecco after the job is done. I love transforming the bride and seeing her look come altogether from the hair and makeup that I proudly had a part in, to seeing her in her dress and holding her bouquet, what is there not to love.
Osman Marfo Gyasi
WG: Tell our readers 5 interesting facts about you!
AM: I went backpacking for 3 months around south-east Asia, Singapore, Fiji, Australia, Newzealand and LA and created some beautiful memories along with some eye-opening experiences. I jumped out of an aeroplane of my own free will, my belly churns just thinking about it now, but it was an amazing feeling to skydive at the time, but I think it is one not to be repeated any time soon. I have 2 fur babies called hunter and scooby their names suit their personalities. Hunter will jump on anything that moves and scooby is scared of his own shadow. My kids call me a cheese monster. If there a small window to add cheese to a meal I will find it and add a sprinkle of cheese to it, it just makes everything taste better right? If I was not a hair and makeup artist I would of love to be an interior designer, I am that person that looks into peoples house if they leave their curtain open, just so I can see what their decor looks like (I’m not creepy I swear:) just a guilty pleasure ).
Florence Berry Photography
Find out more about Aina here and download her workshop: Uncomplicated Bridal Eye Makeup