Introducing

The Beauty Ninja Team

Scarlett with hair and make-up by Claire and Kelly of Beauty Ninjas. Photography by Marcel Grabowski.

Claire Reed

Chief Ninja

Hi – I’m Claire and welcome to Beauty Ninjas, which I’m SO proud to run along with my hand-picked team of freelance hair and make-up artists. I started Beauty Ninjas in 2015 having been a lifelong beauty geek! Many years ago, I read the Francois Nars book ‘Makeup Your Mind’ and Kevyn Aucoin ‘Face Forward.’ I became obsessed with how make-up can be used to bring symmetry to and enhance facial features. I have studied the science of facial beauty in detail and how to bring the ‘golden ratios’ of the face to YOU. I have travelled the country extensively to learn with world-class hair and make-up artists and am an advanced qualified make-up artist, beauty therapist and event hair specialist. I have a wealth of knowledge of cosmetic and skincare products and am becoming quite the expert on how to hold the years at bay! I have also had work published in a number of tabloids and glossy magazines and have provided hair and make-up at events at the Brighton Centre and for various location shoots. My number one passion is to make women look and feel their most confident, radiant and beautiful.

I have curated a beauty treatment menu using the finest products available on the market today, including Fake Bake tanning, HD Brows, Lycon precision waxing and Nouveau LVL and lash extensions. I bring the salon to you – providing all hair, beauty and make-up services in the comfort and convenience of your home or chosen venue. I also specialise in group bookings and offer a wide range of party formats for all ages, including make-up masterclass, pamper, nail art and kitchen cosmetics.

I am a PGCE qualified teacher and deliver hair, beauty and make-up artistry training on a freelance basis at venues across the South East and part-time at East Sussex College, where I have also launched a range of virtual work experience placements. I was extremely proud that Beauty Ninjas won an award in the ‘New Business’ category in the Eastbourne Business Awards in 2017 and ‘Rising Star’ in the East Sussex Women in Business Awards in 2018. Beauty Ninjas also reached the finals of The Wedding Industry Awards in the make-up category in 2018 and the hair category in 2019. We’re also recommended hair and make-up suppliers on Make Me Bridal. We’d LOVE to hear from you if you’re looking to book hair and make-up for your wedding or special occasion or have any questions about our services.   

Emma Gibbons

Hair Ninja

Emma is an exceptionally talented hairstylist and Hair Tutor. Not only does Emma have the eye of an artist and a wonderful sense of style, she is also super-speedy and has a phenomenal knowledge of hair products. Emma is a rock for her clients and colleagues alike – she is really easy to chat to, supportive, unflappable and quite frankly a right laugh! If you’re in the chair for Emma, you can rest assured you’ll have a great time and will leave with the most fabulous last-all-day hair. When Emma isn’t working with clients, you’ll find her training the next generation of hairstylists at East Sussex College.

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Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

Beauty Ninja

Kelly’s roots in make-up artistry were borne out of her phenomenal artistic talents and lifelong love of beauty. Initially a self-taught MUA, Kelly took the next step in her career and qualified as a MUA with Beauty Ninjas and has also trained with Instagram sensation Stacey Marie. Now a highly experienced freelance make-up artist specialising in Bridal, Prom and Event, Kelly specialises in assessing your facial features, colouring and style, whilst carefully listening to your requirements, to transform you into the most beautiful version of yourself.