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Rachel O’ Dell Makeup Artist is a wedding-beauty company based in Leeds, England. For over 10 years, professional makeup artist Rachel has worked in television, film, advertising, and the wedding industry. She delights in collaborating with to-be-weds, bringing their vision to life, and making them feel beautiful and confident on their special day.

Services Offered

Rachel O’ Dell Makeup Artist provides hairstyling and cosmetic solutions for wedding parties. Rachel loves working with individuals and groups alike and can complete trials for your bridesmaids if desired. On your wedding day, she will travel to your chosen venue to complete makeovers in a relaxed yet efficient manner. If you are planning a destination wedding and wish to learn top tricks and tips for DIY wedding makeup, Rachel gives exclusive tutorials for this very purpose.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Hairdressing
Makeup
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What is included in the wedding package?

Each wedding is individual, so my service is bespoke rather than a defined package however my minimum booking fee is £150. My bookings can either be for an individual or a bridal party of up to 5

How far in advance should I contact you?

Brides have booked me up to 2 years in advance, however I have also worked at very short notice, so give me a try and I will always try and fit you in or recommend a trusted artist if I am unavailable

Do you work at homes?

No

What is the charge for travelling?

I charge standard HMRC rates for mileage (approx 45p 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?

Up to 5 members of the Bridal party, but I can accommodate more with an assistant. If you need this, I can organise once we have spoken

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

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Invoice and payment by bank transfer
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist

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Fredi
Fredi S. Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best makeup ever!

Rachel is such a lovely person, I have been comfortable the whole time when she was doing my makeup. She have done a good job. She really did my makeup to a high standard. Definitely will recommend.
Jen
Jen P. Sent on 24/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

Rachel is just amazing, so super talented and knows what shes talking about and doing. right from the get go she felt like a friend id not met, and put me at total ease throughout the whole process. i honestly cant thank or recommend Rachel enough! just book her!! :)
Stephanie
Stephanie C. Sent on 27/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful hair and make up

Rachel was so lovely and she was so friendly, she made me feel like I had known her for years! My wedding day hair and make up made me feel amazing and as I don't wear much make up, I went with what Rachel suggested and it was lovely. I would 100% reccomend Rachel and getting ready was one of my fave parts of the day. Thank you so much x
Olga
Olga B. Sent on 21/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision made for the wedding

I am very happy to have chosen for hair and make-up for our big day on 14 Jan 2023. From start to finish our interaction was very smooth and efficient: we exchanged ideas, discussed the style and Rachel took time to make sure we are on the same page before we started. The end result was absolutely fabulous, I felt and looked great and received compliments from guess, hotel staff and registrars! I highly recommend Rachel.
Catherine
Catherine L. Sent on 31/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best makeup artist ever!

Absolutely delighted with my wedding makeup of dreams, it was perfect!

I had recently had a baby when Rachel did my makeup and felt tired, but Rachel made me feel like the best version of myself which made me feel so confident.

With so much going on during the day of the wedding, Rachel put us at ease and made us feel relaxed - it was such an enjoyable experience. She was very responsive to emails and flexible.

I'd sent some pictures of the sorts of looks I liked and Rachel captured my dream makeup perfectly.

I would recommend Rachel to everyone.
Tamara
Tamara K. Sent on 29/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely top notch!

Rachel was utterly exceptional from start to finish. She was a reassuring, calm presence on my wedding day and listened to what me and each of my bridesmaids wanted. I absolutely loved my makeup, as did my mum and my bridesmaids (one commented that she looked better than she did on her own wedding day)! I would absolutely recommend hiring Rachel.
Jill
Jill D. Sent on 06/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Treated Like a Film Star !

Rachel was recommended by our wedding venue The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey . She’s a professional make up artist who works in TV as well as weddings . From initial telephone contact to her work on the day everything was just so friendly and the end result just superb . She travelled to the venue and took 3 hours to do my make up and hair for my big day . Nothing was left to chance and the multiple trolleys of make up and equipment she wheeled into our suite left me in no doubt that whatever was needed was available . Her professionalism shone through , as she created a look that went with the ambience of the wedding and styled my hair to compliment that . Her timing was impeccable, and everything was completed to my schedule . She even had time to “ improve “ the grooms happy go lucky approach to his own hair .
On top of all that she’s also a really nice person , which is very important as you don’t need any stress on your wedding day . I’d recommend Rachel 110% to anyone looking for someone to make their day special !
Lisa
Lisa M. Sent on 13/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Blown Away

I cannot praise this lady enough, her professionalism, her ability, her knowledge outstanding. She arrived on time, was so helpful and instantly made me feel at ease. She did exactly what I asked for, only better!! Kinda wish I was getting married again, as I'd book her in a heartbeat.
Esther
Esther Sent on 26/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant from start to finish

From start to finish, Rachel was absolutely brilliant. She was always quick to respond, and was incredibly accommodating when we had to postpone due to covid. On my trial day she was so friendly and relaxed that it really helped calm down my nerves - I'd had a stressful run up to the wedding and that trial day was the first time in months I was able to feel excited about things. On the wedding day itself, she helped keep the atmosphere chilled - she had her timings spot on so that we never felt rushed and we were all done in plenty of time for getting into our dresses and to the Church. Even though it was the hottest day of the year so far, the make-up lasted all day long - and the factor 50 she applied under it all meant that nobody had a lobster face either! And needless to say, she made us all look absolutely fantastic!
Maryjane
Maryjane Sent on 17/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend!

With so many hair and makeup artists out there, it's so difficult for a bride to choose which ones. Rachel is the complete package and can do both hair and makeup! She is so patient and considerate of what type of look I wanted and what complemented me best. Rachel is so helpful and responsive as well, texting me recommendations of the makeup she uses and giving tips on how to keep my makeup fresh daily. Definitely book with Rachel if you want to look your very best for your wedding day!
Sarah
Sarah K. Sent on 20/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

I could not have picked a better makeup artist

On your wedding day (and throughout life of course) you want to surround yourself with amazing people that you can trust and make it fun and I couldn't have been happier having Rachel O'Dell as part of our day. Rachel was the makeup artist at a friends wedding 7 years earlier when I was a bridesmaid and did such a fantastic job I didn't think twice about who to call.

I don't often wear make-up and having not long gone through chemo I was struggling to come to terms with a new shorter hairstyle. Rachel really listened, understood and made great suggestions and I can say she gave me such confidence for my hen do and my wedding day. When we first met for a coffee and a really easy-going planning session I knew instantly I had made the right choice and a friend for life.

Rachel did a pre session with me, she was really flexible fitting it around my hen do and the mayhem of a house filled with giddy hens and has such a calm nature I had such confidence that everything that followed would be amazing. Nearly 4 years later my hen do picture is still my twitter profile picture, what does that tell you?

You'll be in great hands with Rachel and as soon as I can I am booking back in for a make-up lesson and then perhaps I can update that twitter profile picture!

Thank you Rachel you're an absolute star.
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Zoe Sent on 25/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!!!

Rachel was amazing and made me look and feel amazing on my big day.
I felt glamorous and beautiful and the make up was perfect (I don’t really wear make up) but Rachel was great at suggestions and what would suit me. Would strongly recommend x
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Patience N. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous and friendly

Rachel was very professional 👏 She was on time listened to what I really wanted
She was fun to be with
She was punctual and helpful on the day as well as the trial
I highly recommend her
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Lisa Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I’ve never looked or felt so amazing

Wow. I never expected to feel so beautiful only wedding day. I so glad I found Rachel and decided to spend the money - it was so worth it! I honestly felt like a princess and everyone kept telling me I looked amazing. I have honestly never felt like that in my entire life, it was such a lovely feeling. Back down to earth and domesticity with a bump! If you’re umming and aaahhhing - just do it.
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Rachael Sent on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We all looked and felt amazing!

I'm so glad I found and chose Rachel to do make up for me and my bridal party. Rachel created a fantastic look for me at my trial which she replicated to perfection on the big day. I don't really have a make up "style" but Rachel got my look exactly right just by asking me a few questions. Having no hair due to alopecia it was extra important to get my make up right and Rachel exceeded all my expectations. My bridesmaids all loved their looks as did the mum's and my junior bridesmaid who were made up by Rachel's fantastic colleague, Ashley. They were both so lovely to be with on the day - great fun and also a very calming and reassuring presence. Thanks ladies!
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