Over the last 20 years, Kate has established her reputation as one of the UK’s leading celebrity and wedding hair and makeup artists. Kate has worked with a huge array of leading actors, presenters, musicians and models for editorial, advertising, commercial, television and privately commissioned work. In addition, Kate is a renowned hair and makeup artist in the wedding industry and works with all of the leading wedding planners to beautify brides and bridal parties around the world. Finally, Kate is regularly commissioned to work on photographic shoots and works with a variety of private international clients.
Kate originally trained as a hair stylist over 29 years ago and is fully qualified in all aspects of hairdressing. She went on to join the exclusive Greasepaint School to study makeup and continues to study today, to ensure she is on top of the latest beauty trends.
A qualified teacher, Kate has spent the past five years running two one-day intensive makeup courses the Introduction to Makeup Workshop and the Creative Masters Makeup Workshop in conjunction with Sally Salon Services and utilises Lord & Berry cosmetics, for whom Kate is the UK brand ambassador. The courses run nationwide in over 80 stores and Kate personally hosts every class.
Also Kate is proud to announce the launch of her pop-up makeup training academy Sessions by Kate Hughes.
Not content with being a renowned hair and makeup artist in numerous industries, Kate also possesses vast experience in television. She co-presented a magazine-style program entitled ‘Hype’ on BBC Choice, and was a guest presenter on QVC UK for 4 years as the brand ambassador for cosmetic brand Lord & Berry presenting their product launches. She has also worked on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing television programme.