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The Best Hair and Makeup Artists in the North West of England

With reviews as glowing as these, you'll be spoilt for choice choosing your wedding makeup artist in the North West...

A bride and her bridesmaids wearing beaded long sleeved dresses holding gorgeous floral bouquets at a brick wedding venue

A bride and her bridesmaids wearing beaded long sleeved dresses holding gorgeous floral bouquets at a brick wedding venue

Are you on the hunt for the perfect hair stylist or makeup artist in the North West of England? If so, you're in for a treat as we have nine of the best wedding hair and makeup artists in Yorkshire, Northumberland and beyond.

Winners of our prestigious Hitched Wedding Awards, these wedding makeup artists and hair stylists have countless five-star reviews from clients who were blown away with the service they got.

From clients who never wear makeup, to makeup-loving brides who were made to feel so comfortable with their MUAs, hearing from other newlyweds-to-be really tells you a lot about a makeup artist and what they're all about. 

The Best Wedding Hair & Makeup Artists in the North West of England

Whether you're after a boho look and a radiant glow, or a chic wedding updo with a full face of glam, these wedding hair and makeup artists certainly fit the bill. With dozens of glowing reviews between them and decades of experience in the industry, look no further than our list of the best bridal hair and makeup in the North West of England. 

1. Alice Marie Rouillon Hair & Makeup Artist - Cheshire

a bride with a low bun stood with her three bridesmaids wearing age green bridesmaid dresses smiling and holding bouquets - Alice Marie

Though based in South Manchester, Alice Marie Rouillon offers wedding hair and makeup services throughout the entire North West of England and has years of experience under her belt. With a true passion for beauty, hair and makeup, Alice's experience includes time working in fashion, editorial, TV, film and (of course!) wedding hair and makeup.

Determined to enhance her clients' natural beauty and features, Alice enjoys creating beauty looks that appear effortless, relaxed and natural. Using only top-of-the-range products to create her romantic and radiant looks, brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, Laura Mercier and MAC can often be found in her beauty kit. 

Ready to beautify both the wedding couple and their wider wedding party, Alice is completely mobile so coming to you on the morning of the wedding or travelling for makeup trials is no problem at all. With 12 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing, couples can't say enough positive things about Alice.

One reviewer said, "I'm struggling to convey just how delighted I am with Alice. During the trial she asked how I'd usually wear my makeup and worked hard to enhance my features rather than thickly apply it which I was delighted with. She asked for my suggestions while also giving her own recommendations which was brilliant for a really indecision person like myself.

"Alice accommodated a last minute addition request despite having absolutely no obligation to and went out of her way to find an assistant to help so all of our hair and makeup would be finished by my early ceremony time, rather than just insisting we all get up at the crack of dawn. I believe I could have thrown any curveball at Alice and she would have handled it with tact and grace. 

"On the wedding morning I was really nervous, kept welling up and became a bit anxious. Alice immediately began to ask me questions about the wedding, our engagement and general life stuff to keep me distracted and grounded. It worked! I was so busy talking with her that time flew and my nerves calmed down."

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2. Wildflower Hair Company - Cheshire

a unique bride wearing a silver sequin wedding dress with her bridesmaids wearing neutral mix and match bridesmaid dresses all holding bouquets

The Wildflower Hair Company, run by industry pro Jen Acton, specialise in natural, understated hairstyles for free-spirited brides. Think beach waves, textured plaits and messy updos and you'll have a clear vision of what this talented stylist can create for her brides and bridesmaids. 

Not a lover of traditional bridal hair, Jen seeks out the quirky bride and wedding crew who want more of a bohemian vibe on the big day. Jen loves creating textured hairstyles that really stay true to her company aesthetic and represent that signature 'Wildflower' look. 

With a distinct style and plenty of talent, the work done by Wildflower Hair Company has been featured in magazines such as OK! and Unveiled, as well as a number of fashion campaigns and even on the red carpet! Both a hairstylist and mentor for other professionals, Jen is an expert in her field and, though her salon is based in Cheshire, is ready to work weddings all over the UK.

On winning her Hitched Wedding Award, Jen says, “I am over the moon to have received this award for the second year running! The fact it is based on my brides' reviews just means the world, I adore my job and still feel humbled every time a bride chooses me to be a part of her wedding morning. It brings me so much joy to bring their boho wedding hair vision to life!” 

Explaining how Jen is 'more than just a wedding supplier', one reviewer said, "I booked Jen at Wild Flower for my bridal hair along with my bridesmaids and mum. I had a trial with her a few weeks before and left feeling SO happy and excited about the big day, as well as reassured and confident.

"On the day Jen was nothing short of a star. She not only did all our hair amazingly, but added to the calm, fun and happy atmosphere of the morning, blending into our gang and just making everything even MORE lovely. She was perfect! My hair looked the best it has ever looked and stayed in place all day, even after some pretty serious dancing.

"I can’t recommend Jen enough. Thank you lovely lady!"

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3. Hair and Make Up by Zowie Pointing: InHerKit - Greater Manchester

a bride leaning back while her groom holds her leg up in front of a triangular wedding arch with fairylights - zowie

Hair and makeup artist Zowie Pointing who runs InHerKit is a freelance MUA and though based predominantly in Manchester, she works weddings all over the UK. Putting the emphasis on relationships, Zowie enjoys building trust and a strong relationship with all of her clients to ensure she can bring your dream wedding day vision to life. 

A stickler for time, Zowie is both reliable and works well under pressure so you and your wedding party will have nothing to worry about on the big day! Having made-up hundreds of brides over a decade of working, Zowie is experienced in the industry and prides herself on creating a bespoke vision every single time.

With a number of different wedding packages on offer, there's something for everyone from beautiful braided wedding hairstyles and the bounciest blow dries, to glitter wedding makeup and face jewels! She also offers services such as pre-wedding beauty parties and hair tints as well as makeup touch-ups for your wedding guests. 

Speaking to us here at Hitched, Zowie said, "Thank you to all the brides who have allowed me to be part of their special day, I aim to build lovely relationships with all my clients by providing outstanding service and professionalism throughout my work, from the day of enquiry right up until the application of the veil"

With a 100% recommendation rate, Zowie's clients aren't short of nice things to say about her. One said, "I'm so glad I booked Zowie for my wedding hair and makeup. From the consultation I could tell she had so much passion, and cared about helping make my day so special. Her attention to detail is outstanding, and she listened to what I wanted, making suggestions where it was needed.

"I even changed my mind right before my big day, she was flexible and brought a calming presence when I was nervous. This started a long lasting relationship between me and Zowie, who continues to do mine and my girls' regular hair appointments."

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4. AurA Hair and Beauty Bridal - Greater Manchester

a bride and her bridesmaid wearing bridal party robes and looking at their bouquets with wavy ponytail hair - aura

AurA Hair and Beauty is a wedding hair and beauty salon based in Horwich in Greater Manchester. Inclusivity is at the heart of everything the team do here and the stylists pride themselves on their award-winning service, striving to always deliver the best they can.

Offering a range of styles and services, AurA Hair and Beauty can cater to your style whether that's an elegant wedding hairstyle or a chic boho look. Able to make up both you and your wedding party crew, they guarantee a service you'll all remember for all the right reasons and are currently taking bookings for 2023, 2024 and 2025 wedding dates!

On the wedding day, the team have everything covered and also offer to fit any accessories such as your wedding veil, wedding hair accessories or even clip in extensions. 

With 13 five-star reviews on their Hitched listing, it's no surprise these guys were on our list of wedding award winners this year! One client said, "I can not recommend Aura Hair and Beauty enough. I had an initial idea which looked great in the trial, but on the day of the wedding it looked even better when we considered the dress etc.

"I had a particularly stressful morning because of unforeseen circumstances and Amy (a stylist) stepped in to do my make up. Thanks for keeping me calm and making me look great on the day!"

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5. Gemma Marie Makeup - Lancashire

a blonde bride with waxy hair lying in a field of grass whilst wearing a floral pampass grass headband

Gemma Marie Makeup is a wedding beauty business which operates in Lancashire and UK-wide. Lead makeup artist and business owner Gemma is an experienced stylist with awards and accolades under her belt. Whether you're after a vintage wedding look or a timeless elegant style, she has both the skill and experience to grant your hair and makeup wishes.

Using only the highest-quality products from the likes of Giorgio Armani, Dior and Charlotte Tilbury, you're guaranteed a stunning and flawless wedding day look. Gemma's services also stretch to throughout-the-day touch-ups, pre-wedding party makeup and more and even offers a Glitter Bar bundle which includes a flitter artist and decorating table at your wedding - if that's not great wedding guest entertainment, we're not sure what is!

Speaking about winning her Hitched Wedding Award, Gemma said, "I have so much gratitude on receiving this special award for the second year running. It’s a huge achievement for me and such a wonderful feeling to get this recognition. I would like to thank every bride that has chosen me and for their kind words that made my dream a reality.

"Each one of you holds a little piece of my heart. It’s a privilege to help brides reflect their true beauty on their wedding day. It gives me motivation to always deliver high standards and work towards other goals. Huge congratulations to all the other winners too."

With a staggering 84 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing, and 100% of her clients recommending her, you're sure to be in safe hands by hiring Gemma. 

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6. Hair Creations By Colette - Lancashire

A bride with blonde hair looking at her plaited low curly ponytail in the mirror as she wears a sage green dressing gown - colette

Hair Creations by Colette is a wedding hairstyling business based in Bolton in the North West of England. Headed up by freelance hairstylist Colette, the company offer bespoke wedding hairstyling throughout the surrounding areas, with everything from bouncy blow dries to half-up half-down wedding hair on the menu. 

Though she offers a range of styles and techniques, Colette's signature style is made up of a marriage between simplicity and elegance. Looking to create beautiful and timeless looks, her styles can be applied to both formal weddings and more casual affairs.

As the business is completely mobile, driving to your wedding venue or attending your house on the morning of the wedding is no problem at all and Colette also offers pre-wedding consultations and trials for any nearlyweds who want to try a few different things before making a final decision. 

With a seriously impressive 61 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing, Colette's clients love her work. One said, "I booked Colette at fairly short notice and she was really quick to respond. We did a trial and I was able to test an up-do and experimented with a vintage Hollywood wave style.

"I immediately fell in love with the Hollywood waves so that's what we decided on. On the day Colette was prompt and professional. I loved my finished style. Everyone commented on how perfect my hair was for my dress. The waves lasted all night and didn't feel crunchy or over styled at all. They even looked good at breakfast the next morning!"

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7. SJ Faces - Lancashire

a makeup artist working on a brunette bride's makeup applying the radiant base and eyelashes - sj faces

SJ Faces is a bridal hair and makeup company located in Preston in the North West of England. Owner, Sophie, is an experienced hair and makeup artist who loves to create stunning looks that enhance her clients' natural beauty, as she completely understands the importance of feeling like the best version of yourself on your wedding day.

With a range of wedding beauty and hair packages on offer, her services are more than accommodating and also include options to make up your wedding party and relatives too. What's more, Sophie's organisation skills are excellent and she even offers to create a morning schedule for her clients to ensure everything runs according to plan and that timelines are stuck to. 

On winning her Hitched Wedding Award, Sophie said, “I am so honoured to receive this accolade. Thank you to all of my brides who took the time to write a glowing testimonial for me, your words really do mean the world. Knowing I've been a helping hand to one of the happiest days of your life means I'm on the right track and I can be that helping hand to all my future brides."

One of her eight five-star reviews reads, "Right from our first chat, Sophie made me feel at ease. She gave me advice on skincare after hearing what I did at the time and listened to my ideas. At the trial, I was feeling a little bit nervous but she put me at ease. As soon as she has finished, I couldn’t believe how beautiful she had made me look and I knew straight away that I’d definitely made the right choice.

"On the day itself, she arrived promptly and got set up straight away. Starting with my mum who has never had her hair and makeup done before, she really eased her nerves. She worked quickly but efficiently with us all and even helped me with my veil at the end. I was really getting nervous and Sophie is so friendly and down to earth that she calmed me down just like a friend would."

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8. California Hair and Beauty - Merseyside

a hair and makeup artist half way through curling a blonde bride's medium length hair on the morning of her wedding

California Hair and Beauty are located in Liverpool and specialise in designing and creating flawless wedding looks for their clients. The experts who run this mobile beauty service are experienced in creating attention-grabbing and eye-catching looks, turning your dream wedding vision into a reality. 

When it comes to styles, California Hair and Beauty look to enhance their clients' natural beauty with subtle touches of glamour and offer pre-wedding trials and consultations. The team here pride themselves on their flexibility, efficiency and professionalism. 

With five glowing five-star reviews, their customer satisfaction rate is a perfect 100%. One reviewer said, "I can't thank Ashley from California Hair and Beauty enough. She was amazing from the word go with such great communication, being friendly and professional throughout. I felt like I was in very safe hands.

"Ashley did hair and make up for myself and for my mum. I couldn't believe how lovely my mum looked and I loved my own hair and natural makeup. Ashley listened and made us both look and feel perfect for the day. Thank you! I fully recommend her."

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9. By Sophie Griffiths - Merseyside

a redhead bride with a wavy plaited half up half down wedding hairstyle as she faces her groom smiling - sophie griffiths

Sophie Griffiths is a wedding and milestone events makeup artist based in Merseyside in the North West of England. She is a fully qualified makeup artist and with more than eight years of experience under her belt, and a background working for one of the world's most prestigious makeup companies, you're sure to be in safe hands with her. 

Striving for her clients to look and feel like the most beautiful versions of themselves on their wedding day, she works extremely closely with them to bring their vision to life, designing bespoke looks created just for them. Always looking to highlight each person's individuality, no one look is the same as another. 

All 28 of her reviews on Hitched have given her a five-star rating and a 100% recommendation rate - very impressive indeed! One said, "I was lucky enough to have Sophie do my wedding make up and I couldn't have asked for a better look.

"She knew exactly what to do and made me feel like a true princess on my special day. It was a little chaotic with my six bridesmaids, but Sophie's calm demeanour set the tone and helped me relax. Thank you so much, I can't recommend Sophie enough!"

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