Hi - my name is Paula Pace and I am a wedding makeup artist based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear but also covering Newcastle. Northumberland, County Durham, Darlington and North Yorkshire areas.
I guess you could say my makeup training began when I was about 5, my grandmother always had makeup and the Avon lady came round every 2 weeks, she would have a cuppa and show her all the latest lip colours. As a little girl, this was like being presented with paints - but better, they went all over your face, in all colours. I soon discovered the Estee Lauder gift set - and every colour in that box was on my face and the box was completely ruined (sorry nana!!!)
From school, I went straight to college and studied Beauty Therapy full time for two years, which ended with some full-on, anxiety-inducing exams and a whole book of assessments to complete (the stress!!!) From there I landed myself a fulltime position in Fenwicks Beauty Salon, and then a salon in Sunderland and then going it alone and working for myself. It was strange being self-employed at the tender age of 19, which I have done ever since. From 2008, I decided to drop most of my treatments and focus solely on wedding makeup with the occasional request to do nails (once my specialty)
Anyway, here I am - 20+ years on, still doing wedding makeups and beauty -still in the North East,
and still loving what I do and making brides as beautiful as they can be. These days I get to go all over the North East - and have been to pretty much every venue our beautiful Northeast has to offer. I particularly love Woodhill Hall, Ellingham Hall, Doxford Hall many others and the drive up to Otterburn is like pure therapy.
I am very local to Lumley Castle, Ramside Hall and Hallgarth Manor.
I hope this has given you a little insight about me, my career and experience.
Please get in touch if you would like me to be part of your big day - 2021 is looking quite busy already - so don't leave it too late.
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Hope to see you soon