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What bride doesn’t want to look picture-perfect on her wedding day?

“When the camera lens is fixed on you all day long, you need to know that your make-up is perfect from start to finish,” says beauty therapist Lucy Scholfield.

“Instead of having your photos airbrushed, have your make-up airbrushed on the morning of your big day.”

Lucy is an Airbase airbrushing specialist who creates a flawless finish for models on photo shoots, prom-goers and brides-to-be.

She has opened her own beauty rooms at recently-opened city centre hair salon The Vault in the Cathedral yard and expects a flurry of bookings for airbrushing.

The hour-long application includes carefully built-up layers of ultra-fine mists of foundation, blusher and bronzer, then the hand-shading of eyes and lips using regular cosmetics, and costs £45. “The products are very matte when first applied but after ten minutes they develop into a long-lasting dewy finish,” says Lucy, from Rotherham, who has been in the beauty business for 16 years and has taught beauty therapy at local colleges and sixth forms.

She is also bringing waxing, acrylic and Gellux nails, semi permanent lashes and the HD Brows technique to the Vault.

“The £25 hour-long brow treatment is a mixture of tinting, tweezing, threading and waxing to create the perfect brow shape for each client and a crisp, clean outline,” she says. “Brows are a major beauty statement now but you don’t have to go for a dramatic look. Women come in saying they want fashionable brows but don’t want to look like someone out of TOWIE. I reassure them that’s not the only way, and they walk out happy with a more natural look that still works the trend.”

Lucy is offering 10 per cent off all treatments to all Sheffield city centre workers.