Welcome to Born
Born is a makeup and styling studio specialising in trans beauty and feminisation, confidence and self-esteem. Everyone is welcome, trans, cis or gender fluid. Along with all things makeup and beauty we also offer voice therapy to help you find your own voice and can find you that perfect outfit to suit your shape. All our team are trans or trans allies with an excellent track record in this field so you will feel completely at home and comfortable. The team have years of experience and have been carefully vetted so you can be assured of the very best service and techniques. Check out our services by clicking here.
We like to think of Born as modern, fresh and friendly organisation. The team are familiar with the most up-to-date looks so you will always feel your best. Be it an everyday look or perhaps something more daring for a special occasion. You may also find our mentoring service of interest, perfect for if you need a like-minded friend. We are here to help, support, talk and share our stories.
Melissa Orintas Testimonial, 2017
Kim Lana Blackburn
For my birthday, my partner Charlie secretly booked me in with Born. I’m not exaggerating when I say that going to Born broke a curse. Since then my life has exploded with opportunities and new and interesting relationships. That’s the magic of confidence; It brings with it the ability to say yes to life. I’ve done loads of new things. I’ve been in the Big issue, I’m a trustee for Happy Valley Pride. I hated my voice but I’ve done a 2-hour radio show. I hated my body but I’ve done a photo shoot in basically my nightie which is about to be on the Cover of Label Magazine. Some of the other photos are in Exhibitions in London and Vermont which is in America n stuff. I’ve worked for Barnardo’s Young LGBT project supporting Trans kids. Ended up on a Channel 4 and I’m going be in a music video… oh and I started my own club night. All of which wouldn’t have happened without the support and encouragement of Born who made me feel like someone.