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Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist

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Rating 5.0 out of 5
18 reviews
Price from £45

About

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.

Highlights

Services

Hairdressing, makeup, image advice

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

Home service

No

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the charge for traveling?

I charge standard HMRC rates for mileage (approx 40p/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

Do you beautify the bride for prewedding and postwedding photography?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Invoice and payment by bank transfer
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    Jill D. Married on 07/12/2021
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    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 !

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you for your wonderful review Jill , it made me a bit emotional . Seriously it was my pleasure to be part of your day and a lovely way to end to the wedding season .
    Big hugs to you both
    Rachel x
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    Lisa M. Married on 02/11/2021
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    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.

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Vow renewal is an option ! See you next Christmas ? 😂 Honestly I had a lovely day , even though I was anxious at not having done a trial before the big day but I didn’t need to worry at all . I also made a lovely friend that day , just wish you lived closer . X
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    Esther Married on 17/07/2021
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    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!

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much Ester , you have such a lovely family and a great set of friends . It really was my absolute pleasure being part of your day . You all looked so beautiful ! And very please we had no sunburn . Xxx
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    Virginia C. Married on 18/06/2021
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    Awesome, so friendly

    Rachel was just brilliant, willing to work with ideas I had and also used her knowledge and experience in the industry.
    Straight away from my trial Rachel and I got on so well, she made me feel relaxed and a pleasure to work with. On the wedding day we had loads going off and Rachel worked around things, and people coming and going, it all added to what was such a special day. I can't recommend Rachel enough.

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Am going to miss you beautiful ! Photos are wonderful send me some as soon as you can.
    Big hugs
    Rachel x
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    Maryjane Married on 24/04/2021
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    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!

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much and thank you for being my first bride of the season , after a tricky year.
    I loved being part of your day, it was a real joy.
    Big hugs
    Rachel x
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    Sarah K. Married on 04/08/2017
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    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.

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Sarah
    It’s so lovely to see your photographs again , they are so joyous and bright. I remember a few days before the wedding the weather was being rather temperamental but on the day it was glorious.

    The trial and the wedding morning was great fun energetic and lively , a real celebration , a busy house with lots of laughter joy and friendship. It was also a treat to see and makeup some familiar faces from Betty's wedding .
    I think it’s fair to say that we have made friends for life. X
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    Charlotte W. Married on 14/05/2022
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    Absolutely amazing hair and makeup!

    I was so happy how Rachel did my hair and make up. She made me look and feel beautiful. She listened to what I wanted and the outcome was even better. She is such a lovely person as well.

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you , Charlotte
    I loved creating your woodland wedding theme with you , you looked stunning and I am so glad you had a magical day.
    Rachel x
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    Rosy D. Married on 13/11/2021
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    Incredible hair and make up artist

    I booked Rachel to do hair and make up for myself and my bridesmaids at my wedding and she was utterly fantastic! She was so friendly and attentive and worked with each of us to make sure we were all happy with our look. Despite not knowing much about make up myself, she was able to find exactly what I was looking for and I felt so amazing. She helped calm any nerves in the morning and, even after a long day and evening of celebrating, my make up still looked brilliant at the end of the night. Can't recommend Rachel enough!

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much Rosy I loved helping you create and capture your beautiful English rose.
    Massive hugs
    Rachel x
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    Yulia B. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Wedding hair and makeup

    It was a pleasure working with Rachel from start to end. She is a very friendly and open person who understands what her clients want, and she has a wealth of experience working in different industries with different clients.

    I gave a very vague brief to Rachel of what I want from my hair and makeup as I wasn’t sure what would suit me, but she managed to figure out what I had in mind and came up with the beautiful makeup and hair style that I loved. She highlighted my facial features in a way that I haven’t seen before, and it really transformed my appearance. Also, she recommended a lovely lipstick that matches my skin tone well that I now use as part of my daily makeup. For the hair she made it look very nice and glossy.

    It was very easy to communicate with Rachel, she is very responsive, and she also has a system set up that makes it very easy to make payments online.

    I wish I had another reason to get makeup done by Rachel, I really loved this experience.

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much Yulia
    I had such a lovely time working with you and really loved being part of your day . A truly beautiful lady in every way . I wish you and Ben every happiness and I am going to miss working with you . X
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    Jayne Married on 30/08/2021
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    Talented and thoughtful about getting it just right!

    Rachel was amazing. My makeup was for my partner's daughter's wedding. I wanted something special and to look like a more glamourous version of myself, not something completely way off that; where neither I or anyone else would recognise me. She is thoughtful about getting your look just right, she has a lovely personality that you very quickly warm to and is she very talented. I had an initial trial which helped to work out the finer details of which colours suited me, contrasting with my outfit etc. On the day of the event I have never received so many lovely compliments about how I looked!

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much Jayne

    I loved working with you to get your look just right I feel like I made a friend during our time together.

    Hope to see you both again

    Rachel x

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    Lauren H. Married on 16/08/2021
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    Amazing wedding hair and make up

    Rachel was fantastic and I highly recommend her for bridal hair and make up. She made myself and my bridesmaids feel beautiful and calmed my nerves all morning! She was very easy to get in contact with and paying was easy and hassle free. She really was amazing and I am so glad I booked her for our special day.
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    Katrina C. Married on 29/12/2020
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    Wedding makeup

    For many brides getting your makeup done is a huge part of your wedding day. My now sister-in-law’s makeup looked stunning on her wedding day and so I asked her for her makeup artists details. That’s when I met Rachel.
    From start to finish she has been incredible. Being a covid bride my wedding plans changed so many times and Rachel was there every step of the way. As you can imagine I became quite stressed that I might have to do my own makeup for my wedding day - something that I desperately didn’t want to do. Rachel offered so many different options and even offered to do an on the day wedding makeup tutorial for me. Luckily she was able to come on the day and do both mine and my mum’s makeup for our short ceremony. I knew exactly which look I was trying to achieve and Rachel understood this. She did our makeup beautifully - it was flawless - and I certainly felt extremely confident for the day.
    Rachel is so easy to get on with and she calmed my nerves while creating the perfect look for my day taking all aspects into consideration. She even found the perfect shade of lipstick that complemented my wedding flowers and my daughters dress.
    Overall I can not recommend Rachel enough - she is amazing. We are having a big wedding in a few years time and I can’t wait for Rachel to do mine, my mums and all my bridesmaids makeup. Not only is Rachel and incredible makeup artist, she’s an incredibly person too. Thank you so so much!

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Katrina thank you so much for your wonderful review . You have no idea how happy I was to be able to do your makeup and be part of your beautiful day . After a year of no weddings and so many disappointed couples it was a joy to end the year doing your makeup , it felt like the perfect way to enter into a new year , full of hope and joy . I am really looking forward to doing it all over again very soon .
    Rachel x
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    Heather Married on 05/10/2019
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    Fantastic :)

    Rachel was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her communication from the beginning was brilliant and she was so flexible with what I needed. She organised an assistant for my bridesmaids with no problems at all and came to my house to do make up trials for me, my mum and my mother in law. On the day of the wedding she was so lovely and calm and immediately put me at ease. We used my trial as a guideline and changed a few things for my actual make up on the day and I absolutely loved it, it came out on great on photos and lasted all day and night. Would highly recommend Rachel!!

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Dear Heather & Cameron
    Thank you so much for your kind words , it was such a joy and a real pleasure being part of your beautiful day. I hope I get to see you both again very soon.
    Hugs
    Rachel x
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    Kirsty E. Married on 19/04/2019
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    *Wedding make up and hair perfection*

    From the first moment I contacted Rachel, she went above and beyond to help make my wedding day really special. At our trial, she listened to our ideas and brought our dream visions to life. On the day of the wedding, she felt such a part of our bridal party and we wished she could have stayed with us to celebrate. Rachel is so professional, friendly and incredibly talented. We had so many comments on our hair and make up and it lasted all day and night. I would highly recommend Rachel to any future brides-to-be. She really will make you look (and feel!) incredible and will help to make your special day so perfect.

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much Kirsty
    It was a real pleasure it really was . I hope to see you all again soon , we need to do that coffee and catch up over the summer when you have some time off . Big hugs to you all xxx
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    Megan S. Married on 05/10/2018
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    Fabulous makeup

    I don’t wear makeup, ever, not even mascara or lipgloss. I did however need to on my wedding day. From the moment I met Rachel for a coffee I knew she was the perfect person to do my make up on my special day. She was super friendly, helpful, easy going and warming. We had a trial and make up on the day for me, MOB, and bridesmaids. Her skills are superb and my make up was flawless. I felt super comfortable given that I don’t wear makeup. I would highly recommend Rachel (which I did to my friend who is using Rachel for her wedding hopefully this year -COVID pending). Rachel is super friendly, professional and accommodating. 100% recommend.

    Rachel O'Dell Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank so much Megan
    As a non makeup wearer I was totally honoured that you had the confidence in me , I loved your makeup , it was such a joy to do and can not wait to do your makeup again latter this year .
    Rachel x

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