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On since 2023

Last update: April 2024

Philippa Blake is a Berkshire-based professional offering wedding hair and make-up artistry. With over 15 years of experience in TV and film, Philippa is well-versed in bringing to life a wide range of styles. Whether you dream of something classic and understated or utterly glamorous, they'll work with you to match your vision.

Services Offered

Philippa Blake is skilled in all areas of hair styling and make-up. They can cater to all skin tones and hair textures and love creating beautifully relaxed hairdos and fresh, glowing skin. Taking inspiration from the red carpet, they strive for flawless, modern, and long-lasting looks. While Philippa's experience is in fast-paced, high-pressure environments, they strive to create a relaxed environment for to-be-weds. The calm expert in the storm, they'll keep things running smoothly and efficiently. Beginning with an initial consultation, they'll get to know your needs and walk you through their packages.


  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is included in the wedding package?

An initial phonecall, trial & wedding day. Always available to chat via message in the lead up to your big day!

How far in advance should I contact you?

As early or as last minute as you like

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

Travel charged at 50p per mile. Overnights, weddings abroad and any distances beyond 60 miles from Philippa’s home address will be priced on request

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?

Up to you! Logistics depend on the time of the ceremony and how early the bridal party is happy to start getting ready. I very often bring along a trusted assistant or two when necessary

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


What are the forms of payment?

Invoices will be sent to bride prior to the trial and the wedding date

Served in

Berkshire and Oxfordshire

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100% Recommended by couples
Alice O. Sent on 29/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So talented

I couldn’t recommend Philippa enough. Her makeup and hair for my wedding was of such high standard, subtle and elegant - I felt really confident. She’s also got a very calming presence on what is usually a very nerve wracking day. I will definitely be contacting her in the future if I ever need for events etc.
Gaynor H. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a wonderful experience.

Philippa is amazing. She is so calm and professional, creating a lovely atmosphere the morning of my daughters wedding. Her make-up skills are exemplorary. I would highly recommend her, I only wish she could be with us more regularly to make us all look as great as she did on such a special day.
Jennifer H. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best of the best!

I am so so glad that I chose Philippa to be my hair and make up stylist on my wedding day. Firstly, Philippa is just a lovely person who is great to chat to! She made me look incredible at the trial, which made me feel more confident about and excited for my wedding day. On the day Philippa and Sam made me feel so comfortable and they were an incredibly calming presence. I’d had a stressful time before the wedding, moving house and starting a new job. We had a couple of tricky incidents on the day, with one of the bridesmaid dresses not fitting and Philippa was an such a calming influence, which I was very very grateful for. I was recommended Philippa by two of my close friends and I am so so pleased I booked her :) Lastly, Philippa is a celebrity make up artist, so you really are getting the best! Jenni
Karina Sent on 02/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a brilliant experience and would definitely recommend

Philippa did my makeup for me and my sisters for my wedding abroad and my civil wedding in the U.K. She was very professional, kind and made the whole experience feel stress free and fun! Her hair and makeup skills were fabulous and I would 100% recommend working with Philippa!
Kristy Sent on 18/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely experience!

Philippa was an absolute gem to work with for my wedding! In a chaotic house with people running around, Philippa was calm, cool, and collected. She executed my vision perfectly and was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend.
Luciana Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Philippa is the calm in the storm!

Couldn't recommend Philippa enough! Not only is she excellent at hair and makeup, her secret strength is her ability to make you feel calm on what could be a stressful/anxious start to the day! Thanks to her and her team not only did we all look amazing we had the best morning full of champagne and giggles! Thank you so much. x
Robyn R. Sent on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful hair and makeup artist

I had a wonderful experience working with Philippa, who did my, my sister’s and mum’s hair and makeup for my wedding. She’s such an incredibly talented and collaborative artist; from the home trial to the big day it was all perfection. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Clare H. Sent on 29/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating


I cannot recommend Philippa enough. I don’t wear a lot of makeup day to day so I am always nervous getting my makeup done professionally that I won’t look like myself. But Philippa understood what I wanted completely and I felt amazing on my wedding day. She was so laid back and helped to make the morning of the wedding relaxed and fun. My bridesmaids all looked amazing and they all felt so confident thanks to Philippa.
Lucy Sent on 18/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding hair and make up

Cannot recommend Phillippa enough. She is so lovely and amazing at both hair and make up. Nothing was any trouble for her. Don’t hesitate to book.
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