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Imagery by Amanda Thomas

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take part in a photo shoot for Whatsalon. Whatsalon are a beauty app, soon to be launching in the UK, who aim to connect beauticians, hairdressers and makeup artists with clients within seconds. Users of the app can search easily for appointments in their regular salons, or somewhere new if they need an appointment fast. This easy way of booking means that you no longer have to call or text to make an appointment, and it can be done whenever you have a spare second in the day… or even night. It will also enable users to search for new salons in the area, looking at images and reading reviews to see if it fits in with where they would like to go.

There is also going to be a second app, which is for freelancers in the industry, whether that be beauty, hair or make-up artists. This app is going to be called Whatsalon Go, and has all the functionality of a salon booking system, customized to the unique needs of the freelancer. It is now available online, or via the app which can be found in any app store. 

For the shoot, Amanda Thomas was the photographer, known for her work in the fashion and portrait industry. I do a lot of shoots for my blog, but as you can imagine, nothing is the same as this. I don’t think a camera lens has ever been so close to my face!

I felt honoured to be in with the chance of working with Whatsalon, modelling two makeup looks for their social media and app launch. So the day consisting of meeting three wonderful, local makeup artists, two of which created two very different looks for me. The first look was created by Shari Knowles, a very talented freelance makeup artist in Bristol, who also works part time for Bobbi Brown. I was really excited to see what she was going to create for me, as Bobbi Brown is usually the kind of look that I go for. They always seem very much about natural looking makeup looks, that are flawless in texture and subtle in colour. Shari did not disappoint, and I was utterly in love with the look. The whole look used mostly MAC, another brand I really love. It had bold and sparkly eyes, with a huge depth of colour throughout, as well as a dewy finish to my skin. I also got to test out some individual eye lash extensions, which really brought the eye look together. It was bold, and something I only wish I could create on my own. To finish the look, and in my eyes what brought it all together was the red lip. The red lip was created using a MAC liner in shade REDD, and a liquid lip in shade QUITE THE STANDOUT.

The second look that was created on me was by Danny Williams, another great local makeup artist. This look was all created using Anastasia Beverly Hills. This look was very different to the first, and in some ways a little more casual. In fact, in my eyes it was much more of a glamorous every day look. I have never actually tried Anastasia Beverly Hills before, so was really excited to see what look was created. Danny created a warm, deep pinky eye with a gentle shimmer, complimented by another dewy face look. The highlighter was gorgeous! The contouring was also beautiful, with so much definition added to my cheeks. For lips, we went with a very neutral, glossy look. The whole thing came together perfectly, and looked so naturally pretty on camera.

Watch the vlog! Linked below is a little BTS video of the day. I hope you enjoy!

For more information on Whatsalon, please visit the website here.

On the shoot. 


Amanda Thomas

Shari Knowles

Danny Williams

Alex Niven


This blog post is a paid for collaboration with Whatsalon, however all views and opinions are my own.

All images featured in this blog blog as owned by Whatsalon. 

A huge thank you to Naomi, and Whatsalon, for this opportunity.

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