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Hiya Brides

I am an Award-winning Freelance Mobile Makeup artist with over 20 years experience working within the Beauty Industry. I specialise in Wedding Make up and Occasional Make up in the North East of England and all of Northumberland.
I absolutely love my job and feel so passionate about Make-up! I always strive for perfection with my natural signature style which is both elegant and timeless. It’s so important for your wedding day that you feel comfortable and glowing and, most importantly, to still feel like yourself! I have had the absolute honour of being part of so many weddings and pride myself that I can make anyone, regardless of age, look and feel beautiful.
Alongside my makeup services I have also had opportunities to write for the amazing local wedding magazine ‘Your North East Wedding’, answering brides’ questions and offering beauty advice. I feel very lucky to be a part of such an amazing local network and be able to connect with so many brides.
Whatever makeup you have in mind for your wedding, you can be sure we will come up with a beautiful look and add that personal touch and expertise to your special day..

If you have made it this far and would like instant messages please head over to my Facebook page

You can read all my reviews and see many more examples of my work .
Or contact me on 07850110457

Mel .x
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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is included in the wedding package?

A consultation prior to your wedding to discuss your personal requirements, help and advice with regards to skincare and make up ,and make on the day for bride and mum

How far in advance should I contact you?

It is advisable to contact at least six months before your occasion, to ensure you get your perfect date, although this sometimes is not necessary

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

A charge of 0.40p per mile is added to travel to any venue

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?


How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

I can usually can do up to 6 on the wedding day and larger groups can also be booked but must be booked at least 6 months in advance

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


What are the forms of payment?

Payments can be made by either cash ,cheque (21 days prior to wedding) or bank transfer
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Reviews for Melanie Hedley Make up Artist

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Abbie L. Sent on 25/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

AMAZING MUA and lovely addition to my wedding morning!

Melanie did wedding make up for me, 3 bridesmaids and my mam at Le Petit Chateau in March 2024. She was AMAZING!! Everyone had different make up looks tailored to them, and everyone looked equally beautiful.

My bridal make up was absolutely flawless. I had a trial in the run up and Melanie really listened to what I was after, but also gave expert advice on what would work for me. I don’t usually wear a lot of make up so wedding make up was what I was most nervous about in the run up to the big day, but I needn’t have been! Melanie’s make up style is amazing- enhancing your natural features so you still look like yourself, just the best version of you!

The wedding morning ran like clockwork, and Melanie was a lovely, calming and fun presence.

I wish I could have my make up done by her every day. 10000% recommend to any bride to be!
Megan W. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing MUA

Melanie was the first supplier I booked for our wedding. She had done my make up previously in the years and I knew I had to have her for our wedding day in September 2023!
What can I say, Mel is so talented and made us all look absolutely fire! She was hilarious craic as per, worked so well with our other suppliers and really put us all at ease. She did subtle make up to full glam depending on what we all wanted and I feel we all looked beautiful for the whole day. I would always get my make up done by Mel. You are amazing!!
Emma Sent on 18/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic make up artist

Melanie is fantastic at what she does, she helped me plan my morning to ensure we arrived in time for everyone to be completed but also giving us time at the end for final touches. She is so friendly and chatty that she makes you feel so at ease and calm. Her make up skills are phenomenal and my make up stayed perfect all day and night! I wouldn’t use anyone else for make up. Melanie stayed on the morning until I had my hair done and was in my dress to help with final touch ups. Very professional and I highly recommend!
Ellie A. Sent on 18/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous wedding make up

I booked Mel to do the make up for myself, mam and bridesmaids for my wedding in August 2022. Before I made the booking I had chatted to Mel over social media and instantly knew she was knowledgable in her field and had the ability to bring my vision to life. At the make up trial I was thrilled with the outcome. Mel made me feel really special and even more excited about my wedding day.
Mel is a very friendly, approachable and bubbly person and when it came to the wedding morning I found this very reassuring (especially when my nerves starting to kick in!)
My bridesmaids had not had a prior make up trial or meeting with Mel ahead of the wedding but were equally as thrilled with their make up as I was, which I think goes to show just how skilled Mel is.
My make up lasted perfectly all day, even though it was 28 degrees. Even my lipstick didn’t budge so zero top ups were needed.
I would 100% recommend Mel if you would like not only to feel beautiful on your wedding day, but also have someone who genuinely cares and takes pride in what they do.
Thank you Mel! Xx
Claire S. Sent on 23/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Can’t recommend more highly!

Mel is the most amazing and professional MUA I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. My daughter had a make up master class with her last year and really took the time to teach her how to apply make up the right way. This year, I hired Mel to be my MUA for my wedding and she was fantastic! I felt incredible and confident and most importantly like me but more sparkly. My bridesmaids looked flawless and really loved their look on the day too. Mel put us all at ease on the morning of the wedding which helped the preparations run seamlessly. I know I will continue to use her services for years to come.
Louise F. Sent on 22/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience from such a talented lady

Don’t go anywhere else Melanie is fantastic. My bridal makeup along with my mother and bridesmaid was beautiful. The service was professional efficient and made us feel very warm and welcoming from start to finish. Attention to detail was just fantastic and made us feel a million dollars.
Kath P. Sent on 16/11/2022
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Mrs Kathleen Pemblington

I was incredibly happy with my look once Mel had applied my makeup, so much so that I’ve since purchased some of the same makeup brushes and products Mel used on me. I looked and felt amazing. I was a work of art. And, many others at the wedding commented on how gorgeous I looked. I would recommend Mel to anyone. X
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10 Annfield Road NE23 3GY Cramlington (Northumberland)

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