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Making up the Bride

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Price from £150

Based in the town of Rochester in the Kent region of England, Making up the Bride is a beauty company that specialises in makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. This company is owned and operated by Tracy Mead, who boasts over two decades of experience in the beauty industry. Tracy and her team of professional stylists work with newlyweds-to-be throughout the Kent and Essex areas, helping them to look and feel amazing on their big day.
Experience
Tracy has enjoyed an incredible career, lending her skills to renowned beauty companies including Laura Mercier, Aveda, Toni and Guy, and Babyloss. She has worked with designers during fashion week in both Paris and London, as well as acting as an educator in the celebrated Aveda Hair School. Tracy’s talents can also be seen on television, on shows across ITV, Channel 4 and BBC.
Services Offered
Making up the Bride work to create a seamless and stress-free experience for clients, provide beauty services in the location of their choice. This company offers both hair and makeup trials in advance of your event, allowing you to experiment with different styles and see the finished look. Upon request, Tracy can accommodate group bookings, taking care of the wedding party and family members.

Highlights

Services

Hairdressing, makeup

Wedding package

Bride only in Kent area £150 for hair and make-up package. This does not include the trial. Bridemaid's extra costing. Mums extra cost

Home service

Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far in advance as possible

What is the charge for traveling?

Depends on location

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?

I like to do the Bride, mother of the bride and 1 bridesmaid all hair and make up. I will factor in help on larger parties

Do you beautify the bride for prewedding and postwedding photography?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer only

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    Making up the bride was the perfect addition to my big day

    Tracy understood perfectly the boho, Festival vibe I wanted for my big day, she had the creativity to transform my Pinterest boards and aspirations of Kate Moss into a reality. She and her magic fingers made me look amazing. I wanted to achieve the balance of looking sensational and also carefree and natural, to fit with our Festival Wedding vibe.

    Tracy instantly became part of my Wedding A team, in the build-up, she provided expert guidance and support, helping me make my dream Juliet veil work by suggesting the right pins to use and sharing fantastic tips and tricks on products, skin and hair care.
    On the big day, she was the perfect addition to the bridal team, providing fantastic laughter and calm around the chaos of the wedding morning.

    I was so, so, so happy with the way I looked, my hair was so perfect it stayed in place for the duration of the festival wedding, 2 days! I’m so grateful I followed her advice and didn’t have fake hair or lashes, I still can’t believe that it’s all mine!

    Thank you, Tracey, for being amazing and giving me tips that for the honeymoon and beyond, my skin has never looked so good!

    I cannot recommend her and her team enough! Thank you for making my perfect day even more perfect! Verity x
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    I felt like a princess

    Dear Tracy

    I wanted to thank you again for my hair and makeup on my wedding day. I felt like a princess.
    The bridesmaids and my mum also want to thank you and Morgana, you were both wonderful that morning, helping us all get ready.

    All the best

    Daniella
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    Thank you so much

    Hi Tracy!

    Thank you so much for doing my hair and make up on Saturday, I absolutely loved what you did and it looked amazing looking back on the pictures.

    Thank you for being such a calm presence it really put me at ease in the morning.

    We took your advice and left just before everyone got too drunk too, including myself ??

    I hope you have a lovely day, I'm off to buy some Laura Mercier makeup! xxx
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    I cannot recommend her enough for hair and make up for any occasion to look elegant and glamorous.

    Tracy did an amazing and flawless job with my hair and make up over 2 days of celebrating our wedding. She had a very calming air about her throughout the process which helped tremendously and even though I set a bit more of a challenging hair style for her on the second day she pulled it off better than I could of imagined.
    Both hair and make up stayed perfectly in place all day.
    Love the fact she uses cruelty free products too which is a very cool and modern concept.
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    Making up the bride was the perfect addition to my big day.

    Tracy understood perfectly the boho, Festival vibe I wanted for my big day, she had the creativity to transform my Pinterest boards and aspirations of Kate Moss into a reality. She and her magic fingers made me look amazing. I wanted to achieve the balance of looking sensational and also carefree and natural, to fit with our Festival Wedding vibe.

    Tracy instantly became part of my Wedding A team, in the build-up, she provided expert guidance and support, helping me make my dream Juliet veil work by suggesting the right pins to use and sharing fantastic tips and tricks on products, skin and hair care.
    On the big day, she was the perfect addition to the bridal team, providing fantastic laughter and calm around the chaos of the wedding morning.

    I was so, so, so happy with the way I looked, my hair was so perfect it stayed in place for the duration of the festival wedding, 2 days! I’m so grateful I followed her advice and didn’t have fake hair or lashes, I still can’t believe that it’s all mine!

    Thank you, Tracey, for being amazing and giving me tips that for the honeymoon and beyond, my skin has never looked so good!

    I cannot recommend her and her team enough! Thank you for making my perfect day even more perfect! Verity x
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    Bridal Thank you E-mail sent

    Hi Tracy,

    I just want to say a massive thank you - All of the bridesmaids loved their hair and make-up as much as I did. All of us were impressed with not only your level of professionalism but your ability to remain so calm and collected with all of us, paying attention to are personal wants and styles. Would happily recommend you to anyone considering using you and you really were a plus to my day.

    Kind regards

    Emma September 2017.
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    Bridal Thank you E-mail sent

    Thank you for taking note of my preferences at the trial and completing my hair and makeup to a high standard on the day. The makeup remained intact through the full 14 hours it needed to, including a few tears and a very sweaty dance floor! You must have worked some magic on my hair too as it didn't frizz despite being caught out in a few showers while walking between venues.

    Ruth Walker August 2017
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    Bridal Thank you E-mail

    Hi Tracy,

    Hope you are having a fab Friday.

    I didn't get a chance to say thank you so much to you and the girls for getting us wedding ready on my day! Everyone kept commenting how I looked like out of a bridal magazine :D and the bridesmaids looked great. It was exactly how I had imagined so thanks so much. Also such a professional running of things in the morning, that last 30 minutes of getting out of the house was a total riot haha and before I knew it you guys were packed and out!

    If only I could get my hair and make up done for all events.

    Hopefully see you soon and have an amazing Christmas in the meantime.

    All the very best,

    Diana xx

    Diana Levin December 2016
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    Bridal E-mail thank you

    Hi Tracy, just a quick note to say that you! I was immense pleased with the everything you did! Thank you so much! I'll send you some of the professional photos when they arrive.

    Hestie Reinecke march 2017
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    Bridal Thank you E-mail sent

    Making up the bride was the perfect addition to my big day.

    Tracy understood perfectly the boho, Festival vibe I wanted for my big day, she had the creativity to transform my Pinterest boards and aspirations of Kate Moss into a reality. She and her magic fingers made me look amazing. I wanted to achieve the balance of looking sensational and also carefree and natural, to fit with our Festival Wedding vibe.

    Tracy instantly became part of my Wedding A team, in the build-up, she provided expert guidance and support, helping me make my dream Juliet veil work by suggesting the right pins to use and sharing fantastic tips and tricks on products, skin and hair care.
    On the big day, she was the perfect addition to the bridal team, providing fantastic laughter and calm around the chaos of the wedding morning.

    I was so, so, so happy with the way I looked, my hair was so perfect it stayed in place for the duration of the festival wedding, 2 days! I’m so grateful I followed her advice and didn’t have fake hair or lashes, I still can’t believe that it’s all mine!

    Thank you, Tracey, for being amazing and giving me tips that for the honeymoon and beyond, my skin has never looked so good!

    I cannot recommend her and her team enough! Thank you for making my perfect day even more perfect! Verity x

    Verity Woolnough August 2017
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    Bridal Thank you E-mail sent

    I am so well thank you - I can’t believe we’ve been 5 months married already!! Please find attached some photos of the day. You and your team were so fantastic on the morning, it was an absolute pleasure to have you all as a part of the big day. I had so many compliments on my makeup and hair particularly, it stayed perfect all day and I was just so happy!! Thank you so much for all your hard work. I would highly recommend you to others!

    Pippa Hester April 2017
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    Bridal Thank you E-mail sent

    I couldn't be happier with Tracy and Morgana's stunning hair and makeup work for our Wedding. I wanted a delicate, boho vibe and they definitely delivered! Tracy went out of her way to make sure I was completely happy with the trial prior to the wedding date, even coming back on second occasion to fine tune the styles, so we were all completely confident and excited. On the big day itself, both Tracy and Morgana were highly professional and absolutely lovely too- so great to share such a special morning of prep with! Thank you both, we felt amazing! Xxx

    Lauren Shea August 2017
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    Bridal Thank you E-mail sent

    Tracy did an amazing and flawless job with my hair and make up over 2 days of celebrating our wedding. She had a very calming air about her throughout the process which helped tremendously and even though I set a bit more of a challenging hair style for her on the second day she pulled it off better than I could of imagined.
    Both hair and make up stayed perfectly in place all day.
    Love the fact she uses cruelty free products too which is a very cool and modern concept.
    I cannot recommend her enough for hair and make up for any occasion to look elegant and glamorous.

    Fern Sherratt July 2017
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    Bridal E-mail sent 2017

    I wanted to thank you again for my hair and makeup on my wedding day. I felt like a princess.
    The bridesmaids and my mum also want to thank you and Morgana, you were both wonderful that morning, helping us all get ready.

    All the best

    Daniella
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    August 2017
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    Bridal E-mail review

    I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you did with my hair and make up on my wedding day. I absolutely loved it and it lasted throughout the day with so many people commenting on how stunning I looked! You took your time and never made me feel like any request was too much and were always on hand to give advice prior to the wedding. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone in the future looking for bridal hair and make up. It was also great to have such a calming presence in the house on the morning of the wedding!

    Kate Woodford – June 2017

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