About Grace

Professional Freelance Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist

When I started my business 12 years ago I never realised how much I would love my job. I can get lost in doing a beautiful make up or hair and time just flies. What I love most is how wearing the right hair and make up can make you feel. Feeling this way is so powerful and can give you confidence in everything you do, you dont even have to wear that much!

I have been involved in make up artistry in some form or another for over 16 years now; with a brush in my hand (hair or make up!) I love what I can do. I started out doing facepainting for children so I have always felt most comfortable working on the face (!) When I trained in fashion hair and make up, I loved how much I could change a person’s look.

So this is why I am lucky enough to do what I do. Helping someone feel this way is just the best thing ever. Especially on their wedding day!

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My life in Hair & Make Up

2000 – Facepainting. I began facepainting at the age of 17, learning from a friend.

2008 – Professional Make Up Course in London at the Jemma Kidd Make Up School. After doing a business course, going to Uni, travelling the world and forcing my amateur make up skills on all my friends I decided to do a professional course in London.

2008-2012 – National Artist for Jemma Kidd. Working on shows in London Fashion Week and brand shoots, I was part of the Jemma Kidd Pro team for 4 years, as well as travelling the country teaching masterclasses and representing the brand in Space NK stores nationwide.

2009 – Grace Benson Make Up was born. Finally putting my new found skills to the test I started my own business.

2012-Present – Freelance galore! Now concentrating on my own freelance work, Grace Benson Make Up goes from strength to strength.

2019-Present – Look Good Feel Better Regional Coordinator.  Having volunteered for this charity for many years, I am now the lead volunteer and regional coordinator for the south east.  This amazing charity helps women through cancer treatment.


Just a few words from my previous clients...


    Wedding Hair & Makeup

    To Grace, Thank you for the fantastic hair and make up you did for myself, my bridesmaids and my Mum. We were all really happy with the results and it was so nice you helped to create a relaxed atmosphere whilst we were getting ready. Thank you again.


      Wedding Hair & Makeup

      Grace, Thank you so much for making me look and feel like a princess I had the most idyllic fairy tale day and it started with your magic heated wand and your make up brushes! You were worth every penny.


        Wedding Hair & Makeup

        I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Grace to anyone looking for wedding makeup and hair. Grace was such a calm and fun person to have with us on the wedding morning and I think we’d all like to have her do our hair and makeup every day if we could! My hair and makeup didn’t budge all day, thank you again.

        Grace Benson Hair Makeup Sussex

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