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Melissa Clare Makeup is a wedding makeup service based in Eversley, Hampshire. She grew up in Hong Kong where she was inspired by the diverse cultures and the power of makeup. She carried on to study fashion and styling in London and then went on to train in hair and makeup, speciality in bridal. Melissa is passionate about transforming brides into the best versions of themselves by accentuating their style and overall look, and by optimising their natural beauty. Whether this is a natural, fresh and dewy look or something more glamorous, Melissa has years of experience as a professional hair and makeup artist and can capture the look you are wanting to create.

Services Offered

Melissa Clare provides high-quality service through her strong artistic ability to bring the wedding day look to life. Her approach is soft, romantic and effortless, taking into consideration the individual needs of each client. Melissa offers airbrushed makeup to her customers, carry鈥檚 a huge range of options in her kit for all skin types and also can offer LashPerfect individual express eyelashes to her clients who want to naturally enhance their eyes.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Hairdressing
Makeup

How far in advance should I contact you?

1 year is ideal

Do you work at homes?

Yes

What is the charge for travelling?

50p per mile

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?

Yes

How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

Up to 6 (makeup or hair only) Up to 3 (hair and makeup) Depending on start times

Can you provide your beauty services for pre-wedding and post-wedding photography?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Melissa Clare Makeup and Hair

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Jessica
Jessica J. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous hair and makeup!

Melissa was absolutely fabulous, I did two trials and Melissa doing my hair and makeup on our wedding day and she was so easy to work with from initially enquiring through to the day! No little tweak or change was too much and I really felt she listed and made my vision come to life so perfectly - I felt so beautiful all day, and my hair and makeup lasted perfectly!

Melissa also was super punctual, gave loads of clear information on what to expect on the day and didn鈥檛 bat an eyelid when our getting ready area wasn鈥檛 exactly the easiest!

Thank you so much xxx
Juliet
Juliet N. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So happy with my choice of Melissa!

Melissa did my hair and make up on my wedding day, as well as my mum and bridal party along with two other assistants. Right from my trial she put me completely at ease, and I was so pleased with the options she came up with.
She is incredible at her job? And also just a lovely person to have around you on your big day. Definitely book Melissa and you won鈥檛 regret it!
Hannah
Hannah L. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing hair, highly recommend

Melissa did both mine and my bridal parties hair on my wedding day and she was brilliant.
From communication, to my trial and on the day, she listened to what I was looking for, understood and used her experience to make suggestions and improvise. She instantly makes you feel welcome and comfortable.
Our hair lasted very well all day and night and we got lots of compliments on how great we looked! I would not hesitate to recommend Melissa!
Andy
Andy Sent on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Would recommend again and again!

Melissa was amazing from start to finish. I couldn鈥檛 recommend her enough! I don鈥檛 usually wear makeup and I wanted it to look as natural as possible on my wedding day and Melissa achieved just that!

I鈥檝e never felt so beautiful and wish I could have her with me every morning to do the same hair and makeup for me each and every day!

She also did an amazing job with my bridesmaid and my mums makeup was just incredible.

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Claire
Claire H. Sent on 30/11/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond!

Melissa was incredible and went above and beyond. She was able to be flexible and change where needed. She listened and developed around me and my bridesmaids. The team she worked with were brilliant too. She went above and beyond to make sure I looked and felt amazing.
Kimberley
Kimberley Sent on 01/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Melissa is a true master of her craft, you won't regret booking her for your day!

You won't regret booking Melissa for your wedding day! I found Melissa through Instagram - she was tagged on a photographer's page and I absolutely loved the bride's natural, beautiful look so I had to get in touch. I'm so glad I did! I honestly have never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day and my husband kept telling me how incredible I looked. My make up and hair were pristine by the end of the day, despite dancing all evening!

Melissa is a true master of her craft and knows how to pull together a look that suit your colouring and your vision so that you look your best. She even gave me advice on how to coordinate my flowers with my bridal look (e.g., by adding more golden tones and peachy pink flowers) to really make everything pop.

Melissa also has her own bridal accessories company and I purchased the lily of the valley hair vine, it was absolutely stunning! I received so many compliments about on it on the day.

Melissa was fantastic, super responsive, and very organised from the beginning. She organised for Grace and Alice, trusted make up and hair artists, to take care of my bridal party. My bridal party felt and looked fantastic on the day and thoroughly enjoyed spending the early part of the day with Melissa and her colleagues.
Verity
Verity H. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

Melissa Clare was absolutely fantastic. Created the perfect look, organised timings/team without any stress. Would whole heartedly recommend to anyone and everyone!
Ellie
Ellie Sent on 27/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Melissa was an absolute star on our wedding day, she came to our venue to get us all ready and wasn't phased at all by the number of people flooding in and out of the room while she was working. I also had a 'cat scratch incident' on my eye the day before the wedding and she did a fabulous patch up job and nobody would have known! She even saved the day when my veil wouldn't attach properly - she's very multi-talented! Thank you so much Melissa, you were calm, professional and a pleasure to have with me on the morning of the wedding. I would recommend you to anyone, absolutely brilliant!
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Helena C. Sent on 02/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Warm and bright

Melissa was just wonderful. I was a bit of a last minute booking - but she was so flexible in getting me in for a trial. Though my mum couldn't attend the trial she asked what kind of makeup my mum would want and we discussed this.
Melissa's communication with me was excellent - I couldn't fault it.
On the day - Melissa arrived promptly. She was warm and calm - just what you need on a wedding day! She is so organised and wrote down all of the products she'd used during our trial. She did my mum's make up and it was gorgeous and then she moved onto mine. I never felt rushed and she recreated the flawless look from the trial. She then made sure the finishing touches were done - and even showed my mum how to pin my veil in.
I would recommend Melissa to anyone. She was attentive and kind and so lovely!
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Kiran R. Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazingly talented bridal hair stylist!

I cannot honestly thank Mel enough for my wedding day hair - it was picture perfect 馃槏馃槏 Thank you to her for the countless hours of practising and for putting up with my last minute change of hairstyle 馃 I truly looked and felt my best and I鈥檓 so thankful to her for perfecting my dream hairstyle.
Wishing Mel all the best with the business, her babies and dogs - hope to see you again in the future! 鈾ワ笍
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Lenka N. Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mellisa is very professional and lovely very approachable and welcoming.

My hair and make up on my wedding day was beautiful. I have received many compliments. I hade make up and hair trial first. Mellisa did go for extra mile and made sure all is perfect. I would definitely recommend Mellisa if you look for perfection.
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Lucy P. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Goes above and beyond

Mel is so dedicated to her role and goes above and beyond to help and make you feel special. She spends lots of time with you discussing ideas and options so you go into any trials fully informed. She鈥檒l work with you to ensure you are 100% happy and I felt so special on my big day. She鈥檚 also a lovely, calming addition to the bridal party in the morning!
Cassie
Cassie Sent on 16/09/2015
4.8 out of 5 rating
Melissa is an amazing make-up artist but she also has a huge amount of experience and advice to offer on the style and look you would like to achieve. Melissa helped me so much with some areas I was struggling with and after the trial I felt so happy to have decided on exactly what style I was going for. She is also the perfect calming influence on the day, when others are perhaps fretting or excited, Mel gauges your emotions and has a very calming influence if needed!

I have never looked anywhere near as good as I did on my wedding day and many friends and family enquired about where I had my hair and make-up done. She is without a doubt at the top of her profession and hugely skilled but she is also an all round lovely person to have helping you on your wedding day.
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Heather R. Sent on 28/08/2015
4.8 out of 5 rating
I was very wary about having a make up artist to do my wedding make up as I was convinced that they would turn me into somebody I didn't recognise! Nothing could be further from the truth with my experience with Melissa Clare. From start to finish an absolute professional in all aspects of her work. She listened carefully to what I wanted to achieve-my brief which was a very natural look and then set about showing me varying ways in which that could be achieved . At all times she checked out that I was happy with what she was doing.Nothing was too much trouble and it was obviously how skilled and knowledgeable she was in her art. Melissa is naturally an easy person to have around and it was clear on the day of the wedding that she is very versatile and adaptable to situations and able to work well under the pressure of time constraints.The finished result was fantastic and gave me added confidence on my special day.Everybody commented on how good it looked and the difference it made to the photos -just amazing ! I would have no hesitation in recommending Melissa Clare- a joy to have met -an excellent make up artist and lovely person too!
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Gemah A. Sent on 16/04/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Professional, friendly and lovely. Highly recommended service. I have never had makeup last all day and look flawless even in the sun! Very good products with a huge knowledge on each product. A service!
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