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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Melissa is a professionally trained hair and make-up artist specialising in bespoke bridal hair and make-up.

Based in Oxfordshire, Melissa has worked in various locations within the county; but as a freelance artist, she will work anywhere in the country.

Originally trained at the London School of Make-up, Melissa qualified in bridal make-up, photographic and media, as well as hair. After working in fashion on events such as London Fashion Week, Melissa decided to specialise in the bridal industry, while still expanding her fashion and editorial portfolio's.

​Now with over 6 years in the bridal industry, Melissa has not only developed her hair and make-up skills but knows vast information about the wedding planning process and strives to help all her brides with whatever they need - whether it be advice on other suppliers for your big day or helping you get into your dress on the day.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Makeup

What is included in the wedding package?

Your wedding package will be customised to fit your wedding morning best. This is usually a bridal trial, and then hair and makeup on the wedding morning for any / all of your bridal party!

How far in advance should I contact you?

Anytime! But if you want to secure your day with me I would suggest getting in contact as soon as possible so I can make sure I'm available for your wedding morning

Do you work at homes?

Yes

What is the charge for travelling?

70p 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?

There is no maximum! If you have a large bridal party, don't worry - I have a team of equally qualified hair and makeup artists who will come with me to help get everyone ready on the big day!

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

No

What are the forms of payment?

I require a 30% deposit to secure the day with me. Remaining payment is then due 1 week before the wedding

Served in

Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire

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100% Recommended by couples
Lindsey-Anne
Lindsey Sent on 10/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing stylist!

I was blown away by the incredible job Melissa did on my bridal hair and make up as well as my bridesmaids' hair. She was so thoughtful and kind throughout. She both understood and executed the brief based on our wedding theme really well. Melissa made us all look absolutely beautiful and it was such a delight to work with her. Would recommend.
Harriet
Harriet G. Sent on 19/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful hair and makeup

Couldn’t have asked for a better hair and makeup artist for my wedding day! Melissa was great at the trial helping me find my perfect look and playing around with different styles until we found ‘the one’. Her communication was always friendly and prompt. I had quite a few of the wedding party getting hair and makeup done so she provided me with a timetable for everyone which was so helpful! She even accommodated last minute time changes with no problem. All my bridal party looked so beautiful, we all said we wished we could do this for every outing as we all felt amazing. I was quite nervous in the morning and Melissa was great at helping to organise everyone so we stayed on time and once I saw myself in the mirror all my nerves washed away, I looked the best I’ve ever looked. Thank you Melissa 🤗
Lucy
Lucy T. Sent on 17/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing hair and make up artist

Melissa did my bridal hair and make up as well as my 3 bridesmaids hair for my wedding in August 2021.
We had to postpone our date twice because of the obvious but Melissa was fantastic at every point. She kindly moved dates with us on both occasions and was so understanding and compassionate to the situation.
On the day she was wonderful, I never felt rushed but was ready on time and so happy with how everything turned out. It was the absolute perfect look for me and for someone with a LOT of hair (who my normal hairdresser wished ‘good luck’ to when I showed her what I wanted) she absolutely nailed it! We needed about 300 pins but it was so worth it!
You won’t be disappointed choosing Melissa to be a part of your day.
Natalie
Natalie H. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best I could have hoped for!

Melissa has done my hair and make up on numerous occasions, as a guest, bridesmaid and most noteably, when I was the bride. At every occasion, she really listened to what I wanted, and worked to create a look based on what I asked for and what would suit me. I’ve never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day, she made me look so special but also still like myself! She kept me calm all morning and also kept to timings. I would use her again in a heartbeat!
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Emma T. Sent on 22/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning make up and hair!

I hired Melissa and her assistants to do the hair and make up of 7 of us on the morning of my wedding. From booking communication through to my trial and on the day, Melissa was nothing but professional and friendly.

Myself, bridesmaids and mother of bride & groom were delighted with the make up and hair they did. It held up all day and we got so many compliments. We also ran ahead of schedule in the morning so avoided the dreaded last minute panic to get ready - thank you Melissa!

I would 100% recommend Melissa and her team.
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Chuer Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience

I’m not a make up person but knew I needed to have something for the wedding. Melissa put me at ease and did a brilliant job at the trial so I was actually looking forward to the real thing! She was very prompt with communication and the whole morning went very smoothly, we even finished right on time as planned.
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Jen G. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

the perfect choice for your hair and makeup

Melissa was everything I could have wished for as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding. When we met at the trial I knew instantly we’d get on and she made me feel totally at ease and I had total confidence in sharing what look I was going for as well as giving her own advice and making it all a reality. This translated to the morning of my wedding when (despite terrible planning on my part, sorry!) there were issues with parking- she was totally unflappable and just so lovely and fun, along with the bridesmaids we had a great time. Melissa made me feel really special and her pleasure at seeing me in the dress and everything all together was so genuine- she was lovely. My bridesmaids were also so happy with her expert skills, which shone through, for the rest of the day, everyone was so complimentary of what she created- which withstood many tears, and endless dancing. She was amazing- everything you would ever want. Thank you xx
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Stephanie B. Sent on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Make-Up - Oxfordshire

Melissa was very personable and extremely professional and did an amazing job. I had a trial in advance of the Wedding and Melissa listened to me as well as giving some advice.
She did my bridal make-up as well as my 2 adult bridesmaids and we all loved our finished look, I would definitely recommend Melissa.
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Sophie R. Sent on 09/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Skilled and caring stylist

Melissa was absolutely amazing from start to finish. She was very communicative and really listened to what I wanted, as well as offering excellent advice. I decided very late on I'd like some extra help on the day as there were a lot of us to get through (myself and six bridesmaids) and she managed to find someone equally as professional and friendly, and between them they did a wonderful job. Melissa even saved the day when my floral hair piece was far too big, and tweaked and changed it until it looked a million times better and I went off for my wedding feeling very confident and happy. A huge thanks to Melissa!
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Kayla M. Sent on 18/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

24th July 2021

Melissa was brilliant! She did my hair and make up as well as the MOTB and six bridesmaids. During both the trial and the wedding morning she was professional, made changes, kept everyone happy and calm and was just fab to be around. She was also amazing at sorting out an issue two days before the wedding due to isolation so it meant no stress for any of the bridal party which just made the day even more relaxed for us. We had SO many comments on the day of how brilliant the hair and make up was and I’ve already shared Melissa’s details with lots of other bride to be’s!! Both our hair and make up all lasted all day and for the whole night too. Thank you so much xx
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Leah Sent on 23/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fabulous!

Melissa was absolutely brilliant on both the lead up to, and the wedding day itself. She completely understood and created the looks that myself, my mum and my sister were hoping to achieve. Thank you Melissa!
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