Bride & Groom Fran Carter
Bride & Groom Fran Carter
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Fran Carter

Fran Carter

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Fran Carter

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  • Friendly and professional bridal hair and makeup artist
  • Stunning hair and makeup studio in Portslade, Hove
  • Able to cater for brides in Sussex and the South East
  • Free initial enquiry over email or in person to discuss
  • Try-out hair and makeup run before the big day
  • Good communication and service throughout
  • Twenty years of experience in bridal hair and makeup
  • Uses a range of top end professional products

Fran Carter has eight years of experience in the bridal hair and makeup industry, and has ensured numerous brides across the South East feel beautiful and confident on their wedding day. Her immeasurable experience means she's ready for anything, from last minute alterations and requests to a complete change of mind.

Committed to giving brides exactly what they are dreaming of on their big day, she is an expert at translating the glimmer of an idea into a stunning hairdo and flawless makeup look. Of course, she only uses products of the very highest quality.


Fran Carter has created hair and makeup looks for a wide range of clients. Over the years she's gained experience in salon, film, television, stage, advertising and editorial work, as well as helping brides look their best for their big day.

With top of the range products, she promises to meet your every hair and makeup need. This can be anything from helping with finishing touches before the ceremony, or checking your look before you walk down the aisle.

You can both visit her studio in Brighton, and enjoy her Small Batch coffee while you're pampered, or be treated from the comfort of your own home.


The Try-out from £85

After the initial enquiry, Fran will provide a two to three hour try-out of hair and makeup to help you find your perfect look.

During this consultation Fran will ensure that the desired hair and makeup look is created, insisting that each and every bride is left one hundred percent happy with the finished look. The try out session usually last around two hours to ensure complete satisfaction with the finished product.

The Big Day

Fran is happy to complete hair and makeup for the entire bridal party. If you have more than three people requiring hair and makeup, she will bring a colleague to work alongside her to ensure the process is stress-free and relaxing on the day.

She charges a 50p per mile cost for any wedding destinations over five miles from Hove. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your wedding date in the diary. From three calendar months prior to the wedding this charge is non-refundable; however it is deducted from the final price on-the-day.


Prices range depending on what service you require, take a look at the example costs below:

  • Bride's hair £80 - £100
  • Bride's make-up £85
  • Bridal Party longer hair £55
  • Bridal Party shorter hair £40
  • Bridal Party make-up £50
  • Children's hair £20 -£40

If Fran Carter sounds just right for you, then click on the contact buttons to the side or below this listing and find out more!


  • A Happy Bride

    Thank you so much for everyone on my wedding morning. We all looked amazing and thank you so much for making the morning so relaxed. It was perfect and exactly what I wanted – even after changing my mind last minute! We all had so many compliments about our hair and makeup and I’ve never felt so fabulous!

  • Gvantsa

    Fran has a wonderfully calming energy that I found very helpful. I felt thoroughly good, understood and supported by Fran throughout our work together. I can't thank Fran enough for making the preparation for our big day such an enjoyable experience.

  • Esther

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for doing such an amazing job for our wedding. I felt exactly as I hope to feel as a bride, and having looked through the photos have fully appreciated how beautiful my hair looked and the make up was perfect and really comfortable. You were so easy to get along with and relax with and I really appreciate that and thank you so much again.

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