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Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Nicola Whitfield MUA offers a cruelty-free bespoke wedding service. She is a makeup artist that specialises in airbrush makeup and she offers a personal service to each and every client. Nicola works with you every step of the way, ensuring that she provides you with the best experience.

Nicola's editorial bridal work has been featured in magazines including Your Yorkshire Wedding, Brides Up North and Bride magazine along with several wedding blogs including Vogue, Brides up North, The English wedding blog and Rock my Wedding.

She uses only the best cruelty-free, high-quality products in her kit to achieve a radiant, flawless look designed just for you. Nicola continues to regularly update her skills. Keeping up with the latest trends in naturally radiant, modern bridal styling. She is a member of the prestigious Kristina Gasperas Academy.

Services Offered

Nicola provides on-site services for your convenience. She can provide you with a wide range of services including one-on-one and group lessons, tattoo/scar coverage, glitter bar service, hairstyling and airbrush or traditional makeup for weddings and special events.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Other (Tattoo and scar camouflage, airbrush make up, glitter bar for events, SFX and prosthetic make up)

What is included in the wedding package?

Make up and hair for the bride & bridal party. Scar & tattoo cover (if required) The trial, a touch up kit for on the day use, false lashes and welcome pack are all included in the brides package

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far in advance as you can (currently booking into 2025) However, if you are in need of a make up artist close to your event I may be able to help, just get in touch

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

Mileage is charged at 50p a mile and is based on a return journey

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?

As many as possible within the time-scale. For larger groups I work with other qualified professional artists that are of a similar style to my work

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


What are the forms of payment?

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Reviews for Nicola Whitfield MUA

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Jane M. Sent on 04/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Just had my hair & make up trial - Amazing!

Wow, what can I say. Nicola is absolutely lovely.
After showing her some pictures of what I liked, she interpreted the styles perfectly. Not a duplication, rather her own take on them.
I am so happy and can't wait for Nicola to get me and my bridesmaids ready for the big day in August. Thanks so much Nicola!
Becky B. Sent on 24/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

I booked Nicola for my makeup for my wedding along with two bridesmaids, a flower girl, my mum and my mother in law.
Nicola was so friendly and made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable, she talked my mum through step by step explaining the whole process leaving her super relaxed and absolutely over the moon with her makeup. (As we’re we all)
Overall Nicola was brilliant. Highly professional everyone’s makeup looked amazing all day!
Ashley Sent on 17/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Nicola was a pleasure to have in our home on our wedding day. She gave fab advice and worked with all four of us to create the looks we wanted. She met with me initially to discuss what I was looking for and to look through her portfolio which I really appreciated and gave me change to get to know Nicola. She then came for a trial day and spend more than enough time working with us on what we wanted for the day. Nicola went above and beyond for us and was such a calming influence on my wedding day. As well as a fantastic make up artist, Nicola is an all round lovely person who loves her work and speaks passionately about it. I would definitely book Nicola again without hesitation! I cannot say thank you enough! X
Jessica H. Sent on 02/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic make up artist

Nicola was great, really responsive and communicative in booking and in the run-up to the day. She listened to what myself and my bridal party wanted and we were all really happy with the looks. Nicola also battled to get to my trial session on the snowiest day of the year - going above and beyond! Would definitely recommend.
Brogan H. Sent on 15/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service!

Nicola made me feel so at ease with both my trial and on my wedding day. Fab service from start to finish, for my full wedding party. She made the morning of my wedding even more special.
Sarah M. Sent on 23/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful

Amazing make up from Nicola, she listened to what we wanted and the results were just as we asked. The make up lasted all day. From the trial to the wedding day I am so happy that Nicola was a part of my wedding.
Christine L. Sent on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Nicola is amazing!

From the first time I spoke with Nicola I knew I wanted to work with her for our special day, little did I know at the time we’d end up doing it all twice!! Nicola is knowledgeable and talented – the photos of brides and their bridesmaids on her site speak for themselves – but more than this, Nicola is a wonderful person and put me at ease from the first call as someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup in real life!

Our first (little big) day was in August 2020, at the point when things were just opening up and Nicola was fantastic at keeping me informed about how things would work and ensuring that she could still provide me and my bridal party (2 bridesmaids and both Mums) with an excellent hair and makeup experience, with added PPE and social distancing included! Everyone looked flawless and Nicola’s calm and inclusive approach in the face of what must have been a stressful time for her too really helped us all relax into what was quite a strange and at times stressful morning of preparation for our very different day!

Happily, Nicola was also available to work with us for our re-scheduled (big) day two years later in August 2022 and once again was a huge part of our preparations, including helping us ferry some bits and pieces around the venue (thank you again!). Once again everyone looked brilliant and our makeup lasted all day and into the night.

Thank you, Nicola, for making me look like the best version of myself, twice! I hope to have an excuse to work with you again in the future xx
Sarah H. Sent on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Nicola

Nicola was wonderful to work with for our wedding. She found the perfect balance of making us look beautiful and still looking like ourselves. It was exactly what we'd hoped for! We cannot recommend her enough, she is talented, kind and very fun to be around. Thank you again Nicola for being part of our special day xox Sarah and Dawn
Caitlin S. Sent on 08/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 wedding hair and makeup

Nicola was so much more than just a hair and makeup artist for my wedding day. She was incredibly friendly, kind, funny, patient and efficient. Nicola was great with all of the bridal party (ages from teenage to mid 50s) and we all felt relaxed and at ease and with her. She was also so knowledgeable about her products and proud to only use cruelty free products which was a big selling point for me as I tried to make my wedding as environmentally friendly as possible. Nicola required very little direction to understand the “look” I was going for and managed to make us all look and feel so naturally beautiful. She suggested creating a shared Pinterest board which was a great way for me to share styles I was interested in. My airbrush makeup lasted beautifully all day despite the warm weather, hugging guests and dancing but Nicola provides a touch up kit in case it’s needed. All of our hairstyles (mix of up and down) still looked great by the end of the night too. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nicola to anyone and would absolutely use her again.
Emily S. Sent on 27/07/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding make up

Nicola is amazing and the airbrush makeup lasted for over 12 hours really polite and we all felt really comfortable with nicola she did 7 of us all in plenty of time for mine and Carl's wedding also jumped in and helped us to get ready I recommend nicola 100% we all really loved our make up. Thankyou so much
Nicola C. Sent on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely superb makeup artist

Nicola’s hair and makeup skills are superb. Her results were gorgeous, natural and exactly what I asked for. Communication with her was flawless, and she was supremely calm on the morning of my wedding. I would not hesitate to book her again. If you are looking for a hair and makeup artist, please be sure to book Nicola straight away!
Sarah M. Sent on 11/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service and kind, relaxed approach

I am so happy I booked Nicola to do my make for my wedding day. She was so helpful and easy to work with. The trial day really helped me to feel confident about the wedding day and I was so happy with my bridal make up. Nicola also did the makeup for my 5 bridesmaids. They all looked beautiful and we were all ready to go in plenty of time. Thank you Nicola for making me look the best I ever have! Sarah x
Laura B. Sent on 10/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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Nicola was absolutely amazing for my wedding back in October. The trial captured what I wanted perfectly without me even having much of an idea! I had no doubts on the day and my bridesmaids looks beautiful too. Nicola joined in with our Disney tunes in the morning and even though she didn’t do my hair, she made sure my veil was in place properly as my hair stylist had left. She really showed me she cared and it’s clear from the photos that the make-up really did make me look beautiful without looking like I was smothered in it!
Emma K. Sent on 04/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing makeup artist

We met Nicola last year and I knew immediately that I wanted her to do my wedding makeup. Not only does she do beautiful and natural makeup but she only uses cruelty free products also which was a massive selling point for me. We all absolutely loved our trial with Nicola and were even more happy with the makeup that she did for us on the wedding day. We all received lots of compliments for our makeup and in particular for simply looking like a better version of ourselves rather than being unrecognisable. Nicola is such a lovely person; she was happy to be on the other end of the phone for me when I needed advice and provided so much support on the morning of the wedding that went above and beyond her role as our makeup artist
Marie T. Sent on 04/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly service, great makeup

I really wanted cruelty free makeup for my wedding day which is why I found Nicola. After our first meeting I was made to feel at ease about the whole process, Nicola was rally easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable. We worked together at our trial to make sure my make up was what I wanted and on the day Nicola had listened to everything and did my make up perfectly as well as helping me feel calm before the ceremony. I was very pleased I’d booked her.
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