This month we’re speaking to Louise, one half of the successful festival hair and makeup company Festidolls.
Tell us how you started Festidolls, what was the moment where you decided this is what you wanted to do?
Myself and Emma are both fully qualified hair and make up artists. We both wanted to make ourselves unique and offer something that nobody else in our area was offering. We noticed a couple of years ago how glitter was everywhere from stationary to kitchen accessories to home furnishings and we thought why can’t we bring glitter into our hair and make up business, and voila, Festidoll’s was born!
What services does Festidolls offer, what do people ask for most?
We provide our services at festivals, weddings, hen parties, children’s parties and corporate events. Although we are based in Dorset, our team of artists travel all over. Our most popular looks for the gals are definitely Dutch braids and they then finish off their look with gems and glitter around their eyes. For the guys it’s got to be a glitter beard.
What has been your feedback so far on Festidolls, and which festivals will you be at next year?
We have had an incredible amount of support and positivity since we began our Festidoll’s business. This is one of many messages we received from a company we work closely with on a regular basis:
“Festidolls, what can I say….. having worked with them a great deal they are the most consummate professionals we have worked with, their extremely talented, totally reliable and are astute business women , probably the best you will ever come across in Dorset .
Louise and Emma are easy to work with, always positive and patient with an incredible attention to detail, they can deliver something from nothing that will be totally amazing, something unique that no other artist will deliver and they will give that “wow” factor, in fact their style cannot be replicated, they will deliver the look of your dreams there is no doubt about that. The Festidoll’s ladies are totally professional, approachable and flexible. From your very first phone call Louise and Emma will bring your vision to life with styling and up to date festival looks to meet your needs, budget and theme, their communication is easy, and their patience and flexibility make your idea process stress free! I can highly recommend Louise, Emma and and also their team, they will make your day magical and memorable and that’s worth its weight in gold.”
The festivals we are hoping to do next year are:
- Jurassic Fields
- Larmer tree festival
- The Great Dorset Steam Fair
- Poole Harbour Festival
- Camp Bestival
And we may add more on to those as well.
What has been your proudest moment so far?
Our proudest moment was when we did our very first festival. We worked so incredibly hard at making our stand look amazing and we worked non-stop for 10 hours. Everyone looked amazing and we even had the band’s coming over to get their glitter on!!
What has been your most challenging moment so far?
Our most challenging moment has been our advertising and getting the word out about the services we offer. Now we have a great website we are reaching more and more people and are getting booked up exceptionally fast.
You’ve been very successful, how do you see Festidolls developing over the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years we plan to take our business to a whole new level. We want to have a bigger team of hair and make up artists and we plan to go international. We will be offering new and exciting looks for our customers to choose from. We want to booked up throughout the summer months with festivals, weddings and parties. We are so passionate about our business and are so excited to see what the future holds for us.
To find out more or to book Festidolls for your event of festival check out their web site at https://festidolls.com/