Stars flock to launch of luxury on-demand beauty app Artisté

Guests including actress Shobna Gulati, Stoke City footballer Erik Pieters and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Nermina celebrate launch of on-demand beauty brand Artisté

Despite the sub-zero temperatures on Wednesday stars including actress Shobna Gulati, Stoke City footballer Erik Pieters and wife Nermina flocked to Menagerie to celebrate the launch of Artisté, the on-demand beauty app bringing hair and make-up artists to doors across Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire and the Midlands.

Real Housewives of Cheshire star Nermina Pieters-Mekic hit the red carpet with a sleek fringed hairdo and stylish designer attire alongside Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati who wore a glamours tartan jacket with make-up and hair done prior to the event by Artisté.

As the champagne flowed and canapés were served, celebrity make-up artist and Artisté brand ambassador Armand Beasley, alongside creative director, Jacob James previewed their soon to be released  new signature hair and make-up ‘look’, Rebelle of the Ball during a live masterclass that showcased the attention to detail and level of perfection Artisté strive to deliver on each of their curated ‘looks’.

Armand Beasley & Jacob James unveil their signature hair and make-up ‘look’, Rebelle of the Ball. (Image: Carl Sukonik)

Unlike similar concepts Artisté prides themselves on “redefining” on-demand beauty, promising an “uber glamorous five-star service brought to the modern man and woman”.

Artisté is the brainchild of Kunal Trehan, 34 and partner Thomas Hope, 30, the duo behind the award winning interior design brand Touched Interiors and lavish Staffordshire based hair and beauty salon, Touched Hair & Beauty.


“We understand business, the forever evolving beauty industry, the demanding lifestyle of our elite clients and the importance of the true meaning of luxury,” Kunal said. “We are ecstatic to have partnered with one of the worlds leading fashion houses, Balmain. All of our hair services are created and finished using Balmain styling products as standard. The range is exquisite.”

Erik Pieters, Lee Bloor, Thomas Hope, Kunal Trehan, Nermina Pieters-Mekic & Matthew Lucian. (Image: Carl Sukonik)

Lee Bloor and Matthew Lucian, directors behind the international fashion label Lavish Alice were alongside those attending the star-studded event, with Artisté models showcasing the glamorous hair and make-up ‘looks’ wearing clothing from their stylish range alongside items from Forever Unique and Unconditional.

Clients can book through the Artisté app available on the App Store and on Google Play, or online at and browse through their signature selection of expertly curated ‘looks’ for both male and female clientele.