Birth name Louise Teasdale

Birthday 11 October 1983

Star sign Libra

Birth place Hull, Yorkshire

Lou Teasdale was born to Valerie and Steven Teasdale, and was raised in Holme On Spalding Moor in East Yorkshire.

She has a twin sister Sam, who is six minutes older than her.

Whereas Sam was more academic and studied law at university, Lou was more creative and studied art foundation at London College Of Fashion.

She then completed a three-year hair, make-up and styling degree.

Lou initially focused on becoming a make-up artist, however she also volunteered to help hairdressers during her training as she wanted to learn more skills.

After graduating, she assisted professionals in the industry. Lou helped make-up artist Georgina Graham at various fashion shows and aided hair stylist Ben Mohapi to transform musicians.

Lou Teasdale then landed a job assisting on The X Factor, where she gained seven years of experience.

As a stylist, she also worked on Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor tour.

She became One Direction’s main hairstylist and make-up artist in 2010. She has also worked for other celebrities including Olly Murs, Union J and Cher Lloyd.

During this period her sister Sam opened hair salon Bleach. Co-owner Sam handles the business side of the shop and Lou often styles there.
On 11 September 2011, Lou gave birth to her first child. She welcomed daughter Lux with long-term boyfriend and The Paddingtons front man Tom Atkins. He is also from East Yorkshire.

After collecting inspiration over her years as a hairdresser and make-up artist, Lou released her own beauty manual in 2014 called The Craft.

She was announced as an ambassador for hair brand Fudge Urban this same year.

Lou Teasdale has travelled worldwide with One Direction and her daughter Lux, sharing shots from her social media accounts.