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The Best Wedding Hair & Makeup Artists in the East of England According to Real Couples

Whether it's natural dewiness or all-out glam you're after, these hair and makeup wizards have you completely covered!

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Whether you're opting for a natural dewy look or some showstopping smoky eyes, our edit of the best makeup artists in the East of England have just what it takes to really help you shine and feel like the best version of you.These 16 talented makeup artists have all been awarded a prestigious Hitched Wedding Award based on their glowing reviews from real couples!

Whether you're after tips, advice or some wedding makeup ideas from the professionals, these Hitched suppliers will be able to help you out. What's more, they can beautify you and your wider wedding party and family members, with many of them offering their services at your home or venue so you don't have to move an inch. 

16 of the Best Wedding Hair & Makeup Artists in the East of England

We've rounded up the top 16 wedding makeup artists and hair stylists in the East of England according to real reviews and ratings from our Hitched users. The following businesses have all won a Hitched Wedding Award in 2023 for their services. 

If you're looking at wedding venues in the East of England, then you're in luck; there are plenty of talented wedding makeup artists to choose from, and we've even broken them down by county to make your search even easier. Though it's worth noting that many wedding suppliers are happy to travel to neighbouring counties, so don't count them out just because they aren't based in your area!

Wedding Makeup Artists in Hertfordshire

1. Makeup Artistry By Danielle - Hertfordshire

A bride with red hair and a celestial headband wearing a robe sits in a chair while having her makeup done

Makeup Artistry by Danielle is a Hertfordshire-based wedding beauty service focusing on sophisticated elegance and enhancing client's natural beauty. Danielle works in weddings across Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, London and beyond, offering her timelessly chic style to a variety of clients. 

Good news for anyone planning a destination wedding, Danielle is willing to travel abroad to provide her services. She also offers a variety of packages for her clients, which can include things like individual or strip lashes, and a touch up kit including a small pot of lipstick. 

Danielle has received 15 five-star reviews from Hitched users. One happy customer commented, "I don’t know much about make up but Danielle was so professional and knew exactly how to make me feel like a more glamorous version of me for my wedding day.

"She chose products that were tailored to my skin type and preference and was just so lovely throughout, making me feel at ease and going the extra mile - even giving me some tips for my hair to keep the veil in place! I loved the final result and the individual lashes were such a nice touch too."

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2. Beth Mills Makeup - Hertfordshire

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Beth Mills Makeup is a professional makeup artists with five years' experience based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. She originally trained with Cassie Iomas makeup academy and several other celebrity makeup artists, and now specialises in creating bespoke bridal looks to highlight her clients' natural beauty. 

Beth also offers trials before your wedding day, where you can discuss styles, themes, colours and a bespoke look. Every look is tailored to the individual client and is designed to be glowing and flawless. Beth also works closely with wedding hairstylists and can provide a list of recommended suppliers. 

Beth's expert makeup skills have earned her 50 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing, including one from this satisfied customer who said, "Beth is not only a fantastic makeup artist, who uses great quality products and makes you look incredible, but she was so helpful with the final details of the morning - keeping us on track with timings to be in dresses and get our wedding hair done.

"I highly recommend her for all wedding makeup. She did three bridesmaids, a mother of the bride, flower girl and me (the bride), tailoring each look to suit age and skin type - it was fantastic. Thanks so much Beth."

Beth was delighted to receive her Hitched Wedding Award saying, "Thank you so much, getting to do a job I love means so much to me. Every time I get feedback it makes me feel so overwhelmed. To all my clients past present and future, I can’t thank you enough."

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3. Hair & Makeup by Gabrielle - Hertfordshire

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Located in Barnet, Hertfordshire, Hair and Makeup by Gabrielle aims to use the power of hair styling and wedding makeup to showcase a client's natural beauty. Owner Gabrielle has had several years' experience in the wedding industry and provides amazing hair and makeup service for weddings and other milestone events. 

Gabrielle's clients can enjoy a trial beforehand, allowing them to experiment with different looks before deciding on the one for them. This look will then be recreated on your big day.

She has amassed an impressive 126 five-star reviews, including one from this happy customer who said, "Gabi is not only extremely talented hair and makeup artist, she is a lovely person. She goes a long way to create a relaxed atmosphere of calm and confidence on your wedding day. She provides such good ideas and advice during the planning stages and works her magic with ease and professionalism.

"I can't recommend her services highly enough, as you can be sure that she will make you look more than your best on the day. She deserves all of the awards and accolades that she has won."

After receiving her Hitched Wedding Award, Gabrielle told us, "I barely have the words to explain how much winning this award means to me. The last few years have been challenging for everyone and I know how much people have on their plates at the moment so for them to feel strongly enough to take the time out of their days to vote for me is wonderful.

"Often underestimated too, is just how much of a difference to someone’s confidence great hair and makeup can make. To be recognised for my talent and efforts into keeping on top of new trends and techniques is so amazing. I want to say thank you so much again to my couples and supporters for making this happen for me. I couldn’t do what I do without you!"

4. Nichola Theobald Hair & Makeup - Hertfordshire

Acclaimed wedding beauty company Nichola Theobald Hair & Make-Up is located in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Owner Nichola has an impressive portfolio - she's worked for clients such as Nike, ITV's This Morning, and Bride magazine, and uses top-quality products from brands such as Laura Mercier, Armani and Mac. 

Nichola is experienced in dealing with a wide range of aesthetics - traditional, natural, trendy, you name it, she can do it - and she can also provide bespoke hair and makeup services for you and your entire wedding party.

Nichola's expert services have resulted in 26 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing. One client said, "Nickie is absolutely wonderful - she did my makeup as well as six bridesmaids on the morning of my wedding and she absolutely smashed it out of the park. I promised my husband I wouldn’t be late down the aisle and Nickie was absolutely on it with the timings.

"Our makeup was flawless - she made sure each of us was comfortable with the products she used and she kept everyone really calm and happy. Our skin was absolutely glowing and we all felt like the best versions of ourselves. The eye makeup was my favourite feature and it stayed put all day, despite a few tears in the emotional moments! I cannot say thank you enough!"

Nichola was delighted to receive her award, stating, "Thank you so much to all my beautiful clients for taking the time to leave such amazing reviews. It is such a honour to be part of your wedding day mornings with you and your wedding parties. Your wedding day is such a special time and I’m truly grateful to each and every one of you for our time together."


5. Laura Cartwright Cruelty Free Vegan Hair & Makeup Artist - Hertfordshire


Laura Cartwright is a qualified hair and wedding makeup artist in Hertfordshire, but she's willing to travel all over the UK and even further afield for her clients. With seven years' experience in the industry, Laura uses a honed collection of vegan and cruelty-free products from brands such as Illamasqua, Cosmetics a La Carte, Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury and Deliah. 

Laura offers photo-ready looks that are guaranteed to last all throughout your wedding day. The client's own personal tastes come first, and Laura can create a wide variety of looks, from classic and understated to full glam. You and up to six of your wedding party members will be catered for - and if you need any more, Laura is happy to bring on a second makeup artist.  

Laura has earned 13 five-star reviews from our Hitched users, with one client, who also works in the wedding industry, saying "I can honestly say that Laura is amazing, I've known her for many years now and can't praise her work or nature enough.

"I'm also in the industry and recommend her to all my brides, everyone of them has been 100% happy with her in every way. She is a beautiful person, knows her stuff inside out and is just pleasure to be around. From the moment you meet her you are instantly put at ease, and respected. She can make anyone feel and look beautiful and feel confident."

After receiving her Hitched Wedding Award, Laura said, "I can honestly say I'm so grateful for all my five star reviews. Receiving positive feedback from my clients is a dream. I work really hard for my brides and for them to reward me with a five star review means the world."


6. Hair & Makeup with Dren - Hertfordshire

You'll find all your wedding day styling needs at Hertfordshire-based Hair and Makeup with Dren. With many years' experience in the industry, the most important thing to Dren is that clients look and feel their best when walking down the aisle. 

Trials are provided before your wedding day to ensure that you're totally happy and as well as offering hairstyling and makeup services, Dren also makes handmade quality custom wigs. 

Dren's 12 five-star reviews speak for themselves. One newlywed said, "I'm so glad I chose Dren to be the hair and makeup artist on my wedding day. She really listened to what I wanted during the consultation and developed a natural and sophisticated makeup look that matched my colouring perfectly.

"She was a joy to have as part of our wedding crew on the morning itself and was such a kind, calming presence. My hair and makeup stayed looking the same all day and night - which was particularly impressive given the 36 degree heatwave conditions." 

Dren was delighted to receive a Hitched Award, saying, "When you do a bride's hair and makeup, you feel so connected with them and you're instantly part of their special day. It is always such a wonderful pleasure to be a part of something so memorable and to have such kind words as feedback makes me realise how lucky I am to do what I do for a living - thank you."


7. Niki Lawrence Professional Makeup Artist - Hertfordshire

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Niki Lawrence is a BA (hons) qualified wedding makeup artist in Hertfordshire. She boasts 15 years' experience in the industry, as well as her qualifications from the prestigious London College of Fashion and offers hair styling and makeup services for weddings and other special events. 

Nikki specialises in natural looks and her professional kit contains a whole host of luxury brands including MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, NARS, Tigi, Schwarzkopf Pro, Moroccan Oil and many more. During your trial, Nikki will use your ideas and her skills to create your dream look, which will be recreated on location on your wedding day. 

She offers several other services, including eyelash application, hairstyling and makeup lessons.Her clients certainly seem satisfied, with 149 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing, including one from this happy newlywed, "Niki did mine and my mum's hair and makeup for my wedding day and we absolutely loved it. We both felt amazing and everything stayed in place for the whole day.

"Niki has such a calming energy, I felt very reassured the while time. It was especially great how easy communication was between us from day one. I highly highly recommend for any occasion. Thank you so much Niki."

After receiving her Hitched Wedding Award, Niki said, "It is nice to be rewarded for all the hard work - the job is certainly not all glam. I’m so very grateful to all my wonderful brides who took the time to leave me reviews.  It has been great receiving so many 'well done' comments from clients and colleagues upon receipt of the award."


8. Ali Makeup & Hair - Hertfordshire

Ali Make-up & Hair is a professional and experienced wedding makeup artist in Hertfordshire who trained at the prestigious London College of Fashion. As well as offering wedding makeup services, Ali also works in the TV industry with many high profile clients. Her kit is packed full of the latest high-end products to give her clients a radiant natural look, perfect for walking down the aisle or walking on set.  

Ali's makeup skills have earned her five five star reviews from our Hitched users, including one satisfied client who said, "Ali responded quickly to my enquiry for a hair and makeup artist for my wedding. At the trial, we agreed a look for my big day, I was so happy that we arranged for her to do my bridesmaids hair and makeup too.

"When it came to my big day, Ali was on time and started work on the bridesmaids, then it was my turn. I was nervous but the nerves started to dissipate when she started to work her magic on me. Ali made me feel at ease, she is extremely professional and very personable. I would recommend her for anyone's special day."

On receiving her Hitched Wedding Award, Ali said, "Thanks to all my amazing clients, who gave me lovely reviews. It means so much to me to get this recognition. Being self-employed means you haven't got anyone like a boss to say you're doing well.

"It's a journey alone where you hope you are providing the best to your clients. So this reward is very much appreciated, thanks for all your support."


9. GeGe Hair & Beauty - Hertfordshire

Gege Hair and Beauty is a Redbourn-based wedding hair and beauty salon with over 35 years' experience in the wedding industry. They serve celebrations throughout Hertfordshire and have a sleek, modern feel to allow guests to experience a luxurious pamper session. 

Gege Hair and Beauty offers a generous package for nearlyweds and their wedding party, including colour consultations with your makeup artist, hair trialling for up to three different styles and lash extensions. Throughout this experience, you'll be offered bubbly and nibbles - bliss!

Gege's 8 five-star reviews are full of glowing praise. Here's a great example: "The team at GeGe Hair and Beauty went above and beyond to ensure I felt and looked fabulous for my special day. Emma did my nails, spray tan and eyelashes and Gemma my hair. Both ladies were so considerate to my needs and done exactly as I asked.

"They exceeded my expectations and I truly felt amazing. I can’t recommend the team enough."

The team were delighted to receive their award, and told us, "Getting this wedding award has meant the world to us. As a salon we pride ourselves in giving our clients the full package and making them feel special and comfortable, even more so to our brides. 

"We are super thankful for all our couples who have given us amazing reviews and showing other couples what we offer and provide for you pre-wedding and on your wedding day. We cannot wait to meet all future customers who book with us!"


10. Charli Smith Bridal Specialist - Hertfordshire

Charli Smith Bridal Specialist can be found in Royston, Hertfordshire, but this dedicated team is willing to travel to supply their clients with high-end looks, even to destinations like North America, Latin America, Australia, the Caribbean and more. Charli Smith, the owner of this expert hair and makeup company, has nine years' experience offering couples their dream wedding looks. 

Bespoke, long-lasting, luxurious; these are just some of the words that describe Charli's work. She uses high-end brands such as NARS, BECCA, By Terry, Charlotte Tilbury, and Rodial, to create a look that will make you feel your best on your wedding day. And if on the day you need a refresh, that won't be a problem. 

Charli has amassed 46 five-star reviews from satisfied clients on her Hitched listing. One happy client commented, "I have never felt so confident in my own skin. Charli from start to finish was positive, approachable and obviously, incredibly talented.

"I woke up so nervous for the big day and once she had worked her magic, felt like Cinderella - the photos are a testament to this and the hair and makeup stayed perfectly all day and night long. I kept the Hollywood waves (and extensions) all the next day as well. Charli really is amazing and I couldn’t recommend her more."


Wedding Makeup Artists in Suffolk

11. Hollywood Pro Hair & Makeup Artist - Suffolk

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If you're tying the knot in Suffolk, you have to check out Hollywood Pro Hair and Makeup Artist. Owner Fran Straker is a qualified hair and wedding makeup artist in Suffolk who has worked with clients including TV and film celebrities over the past 22 years. Her passion is creating beautiful looks that will help her clients feel beautiful all throughout their wedding day. 

Fran creates looks that last thanks to her exclusive use of top-range hair and makeup products. Her skills cater to all hair types and skin tones, and she can create looks that draw from a wide variety of styles. Helping clients to relax and enjoy the day ahead is an essential part of the services that Fran provides. 

Fran's company has received a range of glowing reviews from 34 satisfied Hitched users, with one saying, "Fran did an absolutely brilliant job for my wedding. Myself, two bridesmaids, two flower girls and the mother of groom all had our hair and makeup done in plenty of time for the ceremony.

"Fran was great at keeping everything running calmly and smoothly. As someone with very little experience of makeup she was excellent at guiding me in the right direction and I was thrilled with the results."

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Wedding Makeup Artists in Bedfordshire

12. Alex Bridal Makeup - Bedfordshire

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Alex Bridal Makeup is a wedding makeup artist in Bedfordshire who has worked in the makeup industry for many years with luxury makeup brands such as Urban Decay and Estée Lauder.

She creates makeup looks that combine freshness and glamour to create makeup looks suitable for anyone getting married. She is passionate about tailoring makeup looks so that nearlyweds feel comfortable and like their most authentic selves.

Alex offers makeup trials and wedding day services for you and members of your wedding party, as well as HD brows, brow lamination, henna brows and LVL at her home salon in Luton. 

Alex has received glowing reviews from 18 happy Hitched users, with one client saying, "I was so happy with the look Alex gave me for the big day. It was the perfect balance of glam but natural and I felt like me. It was exactly what I was after. She listened to my feedback from the trial to make sure the makeup worked for me and my skin and was very patient with my indecisiveness too.

"My bridesmaid and mum were super happy with their looks as well. They lasted all day with barely a touch up needed. Alex was a wonderful calming presence to have around in the morning too."

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13. Juliet Cunnington - Bedfordshire

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Juliet Cunnington is an expert wedding makeup artist in Bedfordshire. After 23 years of working in the industry, she has won multiple awards and aims to make her clients look and feel the most beautiful they've ever felt.

Juliet's extensive experience means she can create any look you want, from barely-there makeup to full glam. Looking through her kit will bring you face-to-face with some familiar names including Chanel, Dior, Mac, YSL, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Benefit, Stila, Becca, Bobbi Brown, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, and many more pro brands.

Juliet has received a whopping 384 five-star reviews on her Hitched listings, including this happy newlywed who said, "Juliet was so welcoming from the very start. I was quite a nervous bride as I don’t often wear makeup, so I didn’t know what look I really wanted. I wanted to look special for my big day, but still look like me. Juliet knew exactly what would look good and I was very happy with the results.

"On the morning of the wedding, Juliet helped everything to remain calm and relaxed, right up until beginning of the ceremony. My wedding party were very pleased with their makeup and Juliet’s ability to get involved and help with every aspect of the wedding morning. The make up lasted all day and looked brilliant in the photos. Thank you Juliet for helping to make my day very special."

After winning her award, Juliet said, "I'm so proud to have won a Hitched Wedding Award for the second year running. I'm touched by every single bride who takes the time to write a review of my work. I have over 380 reviews dating back nearly 20 years and they're very precious to me as future brides find them very useful to read when they're looking for a makeup artist."

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Wedding Makeup Artists in Cambridgeshire

14. Lauren-Ashleigh Makeup Artist - Cambridgeshire

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Lauren-Ashleigh Makeup Artist is a Cambridge-based professional makeup artist and hairstylist with eight years' experience. While she's based in the East of England, she regularly travels around the UK and further afield to offer her hair and makeup service. Lauren is so popular that she's currently booking up to two years in advance!

She has a passion for all things wedding-related and has worked in the wedding industry for over 10 years. She'll even offer her expertise when it comes to choosing your suppliers, as she has an extensive list of recommended venues, florists, planners and caterers. Attention to detail and helping the morning run smoothly are of the utmost importance to her. 

Her work focuses on natural and timeless looks with modern twists. The key word? Luxury. Lauren's expert work has earnt her 8 five-star reviews from Hitched users, with one satisfied client saying, "Lauren did mine and my mum's make-up for my wedding day. She is so talented, she listened to what we both wanted and also suggested colours that suited our skin and hair tones.

"On the wedding day she arrived with all of her equipment (which is full of amazing high quality brands, everything was beautifully clean and organised!) and made the whole experience calm and relaxed. My makeup lasted all day and night, I was so pleased and would highly recommend her."

Lauren was delighted to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying "I only joined Hitched last year and I was honoured to receive this award so early on. This will be my 10th year in business and I still get excited with every enquiry made right through to a review left.

"Hitched has helped me to grow my business and connect with lovely couples and I am really glad I joined the platform...albeit a little late to the party!"

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15. Kirstie Purse Makeup Artist - Cambridgeshire

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Kirstie Purse is an experienced Cambridge-based hair stylist and makeup artist with experience working with big brands such as Origins, Chanel and Bobbi Brown. She began solely as a makeup whiz, before training in hair styling so that she could offer her clients the full package. 

Kirstie offers trials for you and your wedding party and entourage before the big day, which allows her to get to grips with your ideas and create a makeup look based on your tastes. On the morning of your celebration, your artist will come to you with plenty of time and a kit is packed full of top-end products, allowing you to relax and look forward to the rest of the day. 

Clients can also enjoy brow tinting, shaping and waxing to make sure everything's on fleek before the day arrives. 

Seven Hitched users have given Kirstie glowing reviews, including one happy client who wrote, "Kirsty was just amazing. I showed her a few pictures of ideas I liked for my wedding make up and she completely nailed it, couldn’t have been any happier with how beautiful she made me and my bridesmaids look. Can’t recommend her enough and so glad she was part of my special day."

After receiving her award, Kirstie said, "Having feedback from my couples is extremely helpful. I’m always so thankful for their honest feedback and kind comments as these really help my future brides interact with me and allow them to see how passionate I am about my job, as well as my love for wedding hair and makeup."

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16. Ieva Genovesi Hair & Makeup - Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge-based Ieva Genovesi Hair and Makeup is an award-winning beauty company that has been styling clients and enabling them to feel both comfortable and confident on their wedding day for over a decade. Ieva Genovesi, company owner and lead artist, is passionate about each step of the beauty process and specialises in wedding beauty and styling for special occasions.

You and up to 10 members of your wedding party or special guests can enjoy Ieva's services on your wedding day, when she and her team of assistants will work with you on location. Before this, you can have hair and makeup trials in Ieva's home studio, where she will experiment with different styles until you've found the right one for you. She will even take some pictures to ensure it's perfectly recreated. 

Ieva's expert services have earned her a staggering 113 five-star reviews from Hitched users. Her glowing reviews include this from one happy client, "Professional and caring, Ieva made our morning magical. Not only did Ieva do our hair and makeup but Ieva and her assistant also helped my bridesmaids get dressed and helped me with my dress. Nothing was too much trouble.

"We had trials at Ieva’s studio and I was blown away by her skills immediately. The videos and photos were a lovely touch as well, sent through a few days after. I would 100% recommend Ieva - amazing."

Ieva was delighted to receive her award, saying "Winning the Hitched Award is a huge honour for me, being noticed amongst so many talented hair and makeup artists. It is all thanks to my wonderful brides who took their time to write a heartwarming review. I wouldn't be here without them!

"It makes a huge impact on my business as new clients can feel more confident in booking me when they read about the experiences brides had with me. It is a privilege to be a part of the Hitched community and win this title!"

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