FROM COLLEAGUES & CLIENTS
Melissa Morton - Hicks
‘Mikaela is an incredibly professional and talented makeup artist who is a great member of the team, always bringing a positive attitude to the set and great with high profile talent. I am glad to say she has become one of my dear friends. I will recommend her again & again!’
Melissa Morton - Hicks
Producer Eagle Rock Films
‘Mikaela has been my go-to makeup artist for years. We’ve worked together on numerous projects including idents for all of EMAP’s Music Channels, UKTV, the BBC and many commercials.
With a wealth of experience behind her, Mikaela is quick to understand the director’s vision. She is able to make valuable contributions to help achieve any look you want and prepares thoroughly researched reference and mood boards before the shoot.
On sets, Mikaela builds great relationships with cast and crew and puts people immediately at ease. She works swiftly without compromising on quality & detail.
Mikaela is not just talented; she’s great fun to have around and brings a can-do attitude that’s a bonus to any production.’
Production Manager (freelance)
‘Mikaela is an exceptional makeup artist. She understood the natural look that I wanted to achieve for my wedding and made me, as well as my bridesmaids, into the best versions of ourselves. Though her skill and professionalism are enough to recommend her, Mikaela is also a pleasure to spend time with. She is friendly, thoughtful & a very calming presence, which is particularly important on your wedding day. I love her work and if I could, I would have her do my makeup every day!’
‘Mikaela has provided me with in-house styling at Wild Swans for a number of years.
She has always provided a brilliant service and has a fantastic sense of style which she is able to pass on to her clients.
I love her ability to identify pieces that I may not normally choose but which are absolutely right for me.
Equally I love her honesty -always very polite- when I select something which does not suit me!
In addition to her styling skills, her friendly and welcoming personality ensure that I always have an enjoyable shopping experience!’
‘ It was such a relief to come across Mikaela as she takes time to listen and is always willing to provide constructive feedback -she reassuringly steers and supports you to make choices that you might ordinarily avoid. I can only aspire to emulate her effortless style.’
‘I first met Mikaela while she was working at Wild Swans and was extremely impressed by her keen fashion eye and timeless style.
She has a warm and effervescent character that immediately puts you at ease whilst shopping and never makes you feel pressured.
She makes honest and well chosen suggestions, often with pieces that I would not have normally considered.
We ended up chatting for ages and the conversation drifted to so many interesting topics to do with women and their lives.
I feel she has a very intuitive talent of how to make a woman look and feel her best, taking into consideration all the factors that affect our changing physiques.
She is always positive and a pleasure to deal with.’
‘I met Mikaela at Wild Swans in London. She is an incredibly helpful & friendly person with an amazing eye for style.
She always ‘wears it well’ and knows how to help you look ultra stylish too.
She is very approachable and you will easily find yourself sharing your fashion issues with her and receiving great advice in return’.
I highly recommend Mikaela to anyone in need of some style advice.”
Anthony C Chu, FRCP
‘Mikaela spent two years managing my dermatology and laser clinic up until my retirement in December 2019.
She is incredibly knowledgeable regarding the aesthetic treatments and products used in the clinic.
Mikaela is a delightful person who was always charming and polite and was very well liked by both clients and colleagues.’
Anthony C Chu, FRCP
Professor of Dermatology
I decided it was time to invest in some good skincare products and make-up but had no idea where to begin.
The choice of brands and products is so overwhelming!
Mikaela came to my house and gave me tailored, expert advice.
She recommended products, brands and techniques that I will definitely be using from now on.
I was feeling really bad about the state of my skin but now that I know the do's and don'ts,
I am now feeling very positive.
My skin looks so much better already after just putting a couple of her tips into practice.
She was also very helpful in recommending the cheapest ways to get a hold of products
and not wasting money on lots of unnecessary things.
I think this one session will save me a lot of money in the long run.
Not to mention, she was delightful and a lot of fun to hang out with!
I haven’t worn makeup for most of my life, but realised recently that I couldn’t get away with it so
easily now that I am getting older.
I contacted Mikaela as she’d done an amazing job with my wedding makeup a few years ago
and we’d got on really well.
She arrived at my house looking effortlessly glamorous,
with a massive smile and a huge wheelie-bag of professional makeup products.
She started from scratch, showing me how to cleanse and moisturise properly
and finding a foundation that suited my skin tone.
I have sensitive skin, so I really appreciated that the products she used were high quality
and mostly organic. She was incredibly patient and good-humoured about my lack of skill
with makeup brushes, and together we created first a daytime and then
an evening look that worked with my colouring and features.
It was a great experience - so much better and more personalised than getting a makeover at a
stand in a department store as Mikaela is so experienced and used products
from a wide range of different brands.
When the session was over she told me to call her if I needed any follow-up advice or had any
questions. Mikaela is so much fun to be around.
She is incredibly talented and professional but also so warm, kind and positive - I’d highly
recommend her services.