If I’m going to be invading your personal space, I think it’s important you know a little about me first, don’t you?
I’m Carrie, a girl from London (at 28 can I still call myself a girl?) My upbringing was a wash of creativity, our mad-house buzzing with imagination and inspiration, a wonderful place to call home. It was here that my eye for beauty was established (and later refined). Toto Caelo, is my home away from home. A new and exciting concept, conceived after working in the Fashion, Film and Television industry. I’ve come a long way since my ‘Beauty Salon’ in the garage at age five, when I thought that blue eye shadow was the be all and end all!
Okay, so we all know why you’ve read this far; celebrity name dropping? Fine, here you go: I’ve painted such faces as Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Jodi Kidd, James an Oliver Phelps and Martin Kemp. My most thrilling star clients, however, are Steve Borden and Glenn Thomas Jacobs, two professional American wrestlers better known by their ring names Sting and Kane, I kid you not a absolute childhood dream come true! I’ve worked on projects ranging from popular Television shows such as Downton Abbey and The White Princess, cinematic feature films like This Beautiful Fantastic and Monsters of The Dark Continent, music videos for artists like Tom Odell and Kwabs, commercials for brands such as Colgate and Birchbox and shows for fashion houses Cartier and Dior.
My desire to offer services previously only available for models and actresses saw the launch of Toto Caelo in 2015, a unique boutique style studio which offers individual tailor made services in hair styling, makeup design, photography and much more and to this day nothing in my career has been more rewarding than witnessing the reactions of clients who never though they could look and feel so special.
Having attended Art School before training in some of London’s Top Hair Salons and later enrolling at the world renowned Brushstroke Makeup Academy at Pinewood Film Studios – Shepperton, ensures that I am well versed in my craft both commercially and artistically. With years of experience myself and the team at Toto Caelo offer niche services ranging from Wedding Hair and Makeup, to Styled Photoshoots and Training Workshops.
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Carrie is a wonderful Hair and makeup artist, that brought out all my ‘best bits’ and the wonderful Rebecca who’s talent for capturing moments and creating them seems to have no bounds. Their work together has made me feel overwhelmed and for the first time I’ve had photos to look at where I’m not afraid to say I look bloody fantastic. In a world where we judge each other so much it’s been a refreshing and needed experience to feel like a princess and get the glam I needed. Girls you rock, thanks again.
Just want to say a massive thank you to Carrie and Rose from Toto Caelo for making me and my bridesmaids look so beautiful for my wedding day! They did a fantastic job, made me feel so special and it was a brilliant start to a wonderful day. And even though I spent all night on the dance floor my hair do stayed looking as good as it did all day! Again thank you so much! Alex xx
Carrie is so talented at what she does! She created an amazing up-do on my hair which looked gorgeous and felt light and comfortable! My makeup was flawless. Carrie accentuated my features and made me look chic and sophisticated while it also being subtle. She always communicated with me throughout the process to make sure I was happy with everything! Toto Caelo is such a fresh touch to Bexley! Highly recommend!
Amazing experience getting our makeup done! Had lots of laughs, brilliant makeup skills so much fun!
Just watched a wonderful transformation. Beautiful lady was made to look magical. Carrie is magnificent!
Came in looking horrid but left looking amazing – fab place if only I could do this daily, I’ll be back!!
I just had a makeup tuition session, and it was brilliant! Charis was lovely, and she gave me loads of tips and tricks. Definitely be coming back!
Highly recommend, love my makeup and don’t want to take it off at the end of the night!
I just had a blow dry lesson, first time ever I’ve actually now just blow dried my own hair really good!! Worth every penny I will be back to learn hair up next.
I’ve had my hair styled by Charis for a wedding today. She’s done an amazing job, I absolutely love it! Thank you so much.
My daughter and her two friends had a fab afternoon with Charis experimenting with makeup on each other with her guidance. She was very patient with the girls, lots of laughter. Will definitely be coming back here to learn some tips myself.
I would like to thank Toto Caelo for such a lovely day yesterday! We went for a makeup lesson for my sister’s birthday and had such a lovely day AND learned so much! I will be recommending Toto Caelo to all my friends, it was such a lovely experience and was absolutely value for money as we now understand makeup so much better! I certainly will be returning for special occasions and/or with friends for a similar experience. Many thanks!
At 41 I have been wearing makeup for many years but decided I wanted to have a lesson with regards to my eyes and using the right stuff. I had a lovely morning learning loads and now know how exactly to do smokey eyes but not taking a long time either. Thank you so much, your knowledge and beautiful shop are a credit to you and now I can’t wait to come back and book in for some more lessons. Thanks you again.
Myself and my sister spent a fantastic afternoon here getting ready for our New Years Eve. The concept of the shop is a fantastic idea and we had a really relaxed time – we loved our makeup and hair! We would definitely recommend to anyone in need of a special treat and we will be coming back soon for some hair and makeup lessons! Thank you.
I just want to say a huge and very very heartfelt thank you to the wonderful Charis. You made my daughter so very very happy today. You were kind, thoughtful, not to mention exceptionally talented!
Your kindness and generosity will be remembered for a very very long time! And I will definitely be coming back for a vintage makeover – can’t wait to come to your gorgeous salon again.