I’m Catherine Strong (Cat for short) and I’m a professional hair and make-up artist. I have spent the last 12 years living in London but I’m now based in the West Midlands. Solihull is home to my bridal studio and business, Strong Brides. I set up Strong Brides to offer brides-to-be a complete hair and make-up service to meet all of their bridal needs. I only select trusted and talented artists to work alongside me as part of my pro-team. Strong Brides covers the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. I’m also available to book for destination weddings; who doesn’t love a wedding aboard!

I’m professionally trained with recognised qualifications from the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC). During my career I have been very fortunate to train and work with some of the best artists in the business.  As well as specialising in bridal hair and make-up I also work in TV, Fashion, Advertising and Catwalk. My bridal work has also been featured and published online and in magazines. 

I’m a product junkie and extremely passionate about the products I select for my kit so expect to find the latest products and eye palettes. My brides benefit from the large range of premium brands I stock; these include Becca, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Natasha Denona, Tom Ford and many more.

I would love to chat all things bridal with you so please do get in touch.