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14 Best Wedding Hair & Makeup Artists in the West of the UK

Check out these wedding hair and makeup experts based in the west of the UK, guaranteed to have you looking on fleek when you walk down the aisle.

A bride wearing a robe sits while her makeup is applied by a smiling MUA

Are you looking for a hair stylist and wedding makeup artist in the west of the UK? Whether you're tying the knot in the west of England or you're marrying in a picturesque Welsh wedding venue, we've rounded up 14 of the best wedding makeup artists in the west of the UK. 

No matter whether you're a glamazon or a non-makeup wearer, these beauty wizards will listen carefully to your needs and preferences , working with you to create your ideal wedding day look. And if you're not sure what look to go for, they'll be more than happy to provide some expert insight. 

We've rounded up the very best bridal hair and makeup artists from across the west of the UK - and how do we know they are the best? They've all won the Hitched Wedding Awards - given to wedding pros with high numbers of positive reviews from real life couples, thrilled with their services. 

Best Wedding Makeup Artists in the West of the UK

We've rounded up the 14 best wedding makeup artists in the west, based on the glowing reviews from our real-life Hitched newlyweds and wedding party members. Get ready to create your dream look!

Best Wedding Makeup Artists in the West of England

Lucille & Co - Devon

A bride poses outdoors by a lake looking into the distance wearing a leaf headband

Lucille & Co. is a Devon-based team of bridal makeup experts and hair stylists headed up by Harriet. This award-winning team offer their expert services to people tying the knot across the world. Connection on a personal level is of the utmost important to this team, as their goal is to make you feel comfortable and at ease on your big day. 

Lucille & Co. are immensely popular, so if you want their help on your wedding day, be sure to book in well ahead of time - some key dates can be booked up to 18 months in advance. You can enjoy hair and makeup trials before walking down the aisle, a great opportunity to hone your style and connect with your makeup artist and hair stylist. 

Lucille & Co. have earned 19 glowing reviews from satisfied Hitched users. One happy bride commented: "I cannot thank Harriet enough for doing my hair and make up on my wedding day. The entire experience was an absolute dream, Harriet was so professional and competent, and worked non-stop all morning to make myself and my bridesmaids feel good.

"I am not someone with huge amounts of confidence in my appearance, but Harriet put me completely at ease, and worked to highlight my best features of both my face and hair, and I can honestly say that I really felt beautiful on that day."

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Hayley De Beers - Dorset

A bride sits with eyes closed while her makeup is applied

South Somerset-based Hayley De Beers is an award-winning freelance hair and makeup artist who works throughout the UK. Hayley trained at the prestigious Delamar Academy and has since worked for Urban Retreat at Marco Marco, Harrods, Paul Mitchell Browns and more. She's also featured in Dorset Magazine, Lovegrove Essentials, and more. 

Hayley is passionate about creating unique styles to showcase natural beauty. Her services begin with a skincare consultation, before working together to create your dream look with top-of-the-range products. On the day itself, Hayley will come to you and help create a relaxing mood before walking down the aisle.

Hayley's expert skills are reflected in her 28  five star reviews, such as one from this satisfied customer: "Hayley did hair and makeup for me and five of my wedding party and was absolutely fantastic. She managed to capture the perfect look for each of us, reflecting our outfits and personalities, turning us into the best version of ourselves.

"She cared about getting the looks we wanted; in my case rockabilly-vintage, and was also totally confident and capable with queer friendly styles as well. She is funny and friendly and went the extra mile to make me (and my bridespeople) feel amazing, including helping with my dress (when none of us could tie a sash!). I would recommend her a hundred times over."

After winning her Hitched Award 2023, Hayley said, "Last year was insane for me, both personally and professionally, so to be recognised by my amazing clients and by the industry really means the world. Thank you all so much!"

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Foreva Hair - Dorset

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Operating throughout Dorset, Hampshire and the New Forest, Foreva Hair is a wedding hairstylist that creates unique looks to meet clients' visions. Business owner Eva uses hair trials before the wedding day to get to know her clients and figure out their style, from boho braided wedding hairstyles to beachy waves. 

Trials can take place on location or at Eva's Bournemouth-based salon, and she will come to your wedding venue on the big day. Eva is also willing to stay on location right up until your photoshoot to keep you looking picture-perfect. 

Eva has received six five star reviews from our Hitched users. One happy bride wrote: "Eva did my bridal ‘updo’ and I would not hesitate to recommend Foreva Hair. In the lead up to the wedding Eva was patient and helpful when I was choosing the style. On the day she was so calming and helped me right up to the last minute before the ceremony.

"She then returned to do an evening ‘down’ style, which she did quickly and perfectly. I have already booked Eva for events later in the year too. Thank you, you made my special day easier and my hairstyles perfect."

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Amy Rose Make Up - Gloucestershire

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Whether you want soft glam, a more natural look, or anything in between, Amy Rose Make Up can deliver it. This Cotswold based makeup artist regularly travels across the UK and further afield to provide nearlyweds with her expert services. Her previous experience in the fashion was the ideal preparation for working in the wedding industry, helping her clients to feel both empowered and confident. 

There are a variety of packages on offer here to meet your needs and budget. Packages can include makeup trials, a touchup kit and an assistant for larger parties. Timekeeping is of the utmost important to Amy, so she'll aim to arrive 30 minutes early at your chosen location. 

Amy Rose has received 62 five star reviews from her Hitched clients, including this satisfied bride: "Amy is amazing at what she does. She understood my vision and created a beautiful look for my wedding day. She is also super friendly and made me feel at ease on my wedding morning. I couldn’t have asked for a better make-up artist. I would recommend 100%!"

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May Williams Make Up Artist - Gloucestershire

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If you're tying the knot in a Cotswolds wedding venue, be sure to check out May Williams Makeup Artist. Located just a short distance from some gorgeous Cotswolds venues, owner Phoebe specialises in elegant and romantic styles guaranteed to bring a tear to your partner's eye. 

Punctuality and professionalism are key here. Wedding packages here go above and beyond, and include a 30 minute Zoom consultation, 90 minute makeup trial, lashes, beauty photos from your trial, and makeup application and touchup on your wedding day. 

Phoebe's expert skills have earned May Williams Makeup Artist 28 five star reviews on their Hitched listing. This happy customer said, "I had the most amazing experience with Phoebe and her team.
Phoebe is so warm, kind and absolutely amazing at what she does! I LOVED my bridal makeup – it was even better than I had hoped for.

"And my bridal party were very pleased with their make up, too. I feel very lucky to have had Phoebe’s care, expertise and makeup wizardry on the big day. I highly recommend May Williams Makeup to all future brides to be!"

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Suzanne Hale Wedding Hair Specialist - Gloucestershire Candid picture of a bride smiling and looking down while someone off-camera adjusts her hair

Suzanne Hale Wedding Specialist is a freelance hair stylist, based in Gloucester but willing to work over Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and South Wales. Suzanne recognises the importance of your wedding day and is passionate about creating bespoke looks and helping nearlyweds feel at ease. 

Hair trials of one or two hours are offered, where you can discuss styles based on your dress, theme and hair accessories. When the day arrives, Suzanne will arrive on location and recreate the look from your trial based on photos taken at the trial. 

Suzanne has 25 five star reviews, including this satisfied customer who said: "Suzanne is amazing at what she does, my wedding party and I all loved our hair styles, it was exactly what I asked for and they stayed in all night. We all got lots of compliments on them. Suzanne went above and beyond and even helped do my little one's hair last minute.

"I can’t praise Suzanne highly enough, she is amazing at what she does and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend her for your hair."

Suzanne was delighted to receive a Hitched Award 2023, saying "I would like to thank all my beautiful brides for your fabulous reviews. Thank you for letting me be part of your special day, it was a honour. l would like to wish you all love, health and happiness for the future."

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Hester Lily Makeup Artistry - Gloucestershire

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Hester Lily Makeup Artistry is a wedding makeup artist with over nine years' experience in the makeup industry. Based in Cheltenham, Hester provides a top quality bespoke service offering a variety of styles with luxurious finishes. 

Hester is able to cater to large wedding parties and can conduct trials up to four months before your wedding day to bring your unique vision to life. All nearlyweds will receive a complimentary touch up bag to keep them looking picture perfect all day long, and other wedding party members will receive lipsticks. Not only that, Hester also offers makeup lessons and makeup for special occasions in Cheltenham. 

Hester's five five star reviews speak for themselves. One happy customer said "Hester responded to my enquiry within 30 minutes of sending it. She was super friendly from the offset and was able to help me extremely last minute when I’d been let down by a local MUA. She managed to fit in my trial the week before the wedding and travelled to my house.

"Hester was just as friendly as she had been whilst messaging and immediately set me at ease. I was so pleased with the look she created, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of my make up. On my wedding day, Hester was punctual, professional and extremely warm and friendly. My bridal party all raved about their make up and how lovely Hester had been. I can’t thank her enough for all of her help."

After receiving her Hitched Award 2023, Hester said "I am so grateful to receive the award for the Hitched Wedding Awards and it was such a lovely surprise when I opened the email. It makes such a difference to my independent business when my couples are kind enough to share how I impacted them on their wedding day and the journey prior to the big day. 

"I cannot wait to meet all my 2023 and 2024 Hitched couples."

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Cecile Llewelyn-Bowen MUA - Gloucestershire

Blonde bride with loose updo and fur throw looks down, displaying her eye makeup

Cecile Llewelyn-Bowen MUA is a makeup artist based in Cirencester who specialises in romantic beauty makeup from old-school Hollywood glam to barely-there natural wedding makeup. Cecile is experienced in making nearlyweds feel at ease before their wedding ceremony through her professional skills and friendly demeanour. 

She offers a variety of packages, which include services such as tailored skincare applications, a free phone or video call consultation, lashes and professional beauty photos for you to keep from the makeup trial. Cecile originally trained in makeup for film, so she's no stranger to an early wake up and will travel to your venue (even destination weddings!) to prepare for your day. 

Cecile has received nine enthusiastic reviews on her Hitched listing, including one from a very satisfied bride who said "She’s an artist! I am a 51 year old bride and Cecile did a wonderful job making me look fabulous for my wedding whilst understanding ageing skin. I particularly loved how she did my eyes - perfection!

"She was also so calming and kept my pre-wedding nerves at bay. She’s an absolute sweetheart and truly is amazing!"

After receiving her Hitched Award 2023, Cecile said "I am absolutely overjoyed to have been chosen as one of the best wedding makeup artists in the west. I keep pinching myself - it feels like a dream. To be a part of anyone’s love story is such a gift, and I cannot begin to express how touched and grateful I am to all my lovely brides (and grooms!) who have reviewed and recommended me.

"What a beautiful industry this is to be involved in - here’s to many more exquisite weddings, I cannot wait to meet you!"

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Victoria Azevedo MUA - Somerset

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Located in Bath, Somerset Victoria Azevedo MUA is a professional wedding makeup artist whose flawless applications are specially tailored to each of her clients' skin. Makeup is Victoria's lifelong passion and she honed her craft at The House of Glam Dolls in London under makeup artist and developer David Horne. 

Victoria's kit is packed full of the very best makeup brands such as Laura Mercier, MAC, Chanel, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown, as well as specialist brands for specific skin types. All these products will be used at the client's makeup trial, and they'll also be offered bespoke skincare guidance before the big day, when Victoria will travel to your venue and help you get ready for your big moment. 

Victoria has received 13 glowing reviews from her Hitched customers, with one client saying "Victoria made my bridesmaids and I feel like a million dollars on my wedding day a few days ago. Everyone looked amazing and we had so many compliments! We had a winter wedding and the make up matched the setting perfectly.

"Victoria helped put me at ease on the day and is just lovely to be around! Thank you Victoria, you were such a big part of making our day truly special. And I would recommend you a million times!"

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Justine Kendall Bridal Makeup - Somerset

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Justine Kendall Bridal Makeup is a Somerset-based wedding makeup artist. After training with award-winning artists in London, Justine continued her passion for makeup that enhances her clients' natural beauty using her signature romantic soft glam style created with luxury products. 

Justine loves to create bespoke looks based on her clients' choice of outfit, hairstyle, theme, jewellery and more. Her wedding packages include top-up kits and makeup trials for wedding party members and VIP guests, as well as the to-be-weds. If you want sculpted luminous skin when you walk down the aisle, be sure to check her out. 

Justine has earned five five star reviews from her satisfied Hitched customers. One user commented this: "Justine did the makeup on my wedding day for me, my mum and bridesmaids, and she did an amazing job! We had so many compliments from people on the day that the makeup suited everyone so well. It also lasted very well throughout the day,

"I only needed to reapply lipstick after eating which Justine had provided to help with the touch ups. The trial was also a great experience, and she made sure to check in case I wanted to adjust anything. In general everything went very smoothly and I felt at ease throughout. I would definitely recommend Justine to future brides!"

Justine was delighted to receive her Hitched Award 2023, saying, "Winning a Hitched award feels absolutely incredible and definitely a bit of a 'pinch me' moment! Ensuring that my brides receive the best experience and the attention that they deserve when they book me is SO important to me. So, to hear their utterly heartwarming reviews means the absolute world.

"Thank you so much to every single bride who has booked me in the past and who will go on to book with me in the future, my business would simply not exist without you!"

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Makeup by Emma - Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Makeup by Emma is a wedding hair and makeup business run by Emma, who has over seven years' experience in the beauty industry. She is based in Wiltshire, but is willing to travel throughout Somerset, Bath and Bristol to work diligently to help her clients look and feel their best on their wedding day. 

Emma's services begin with an onsite makeup trial to help create your bespoke wedding makeup look before you walk down the aisle. Wedding parties are also catered for, and a second hair and makeup artist can be present for larger parties. 

Emma's expert service has resulted in five star reviews from five of her Hitched users, one of whom said "At the trial, Emma was so attentive making sure I was happy at each step. The day of our wedding was 30 degrees and very sweaty! Could not believe how intact all of the make up was at the end of the day - it was really put to the test.

"I wanted a fairly natural look for the day and was so pleased with my make up. Emma was lovely to have around on the morning and waited until we were about to leave just incase any touch-ups were needed. I would definitely recommend Emma."

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Best Wedding Makeup Artists in Wales

Wishbone & Comb - Cardiff

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Wishbone & Comb is a mobile hair and make-up company, serving to-be-weds and their wedding parties through South Wales, Bristol, Hereford and Worcester. This team of ten is made up of make-up artists, hair stylists and beauticians, giving client's the full glam experience. Headed up by Laura Glanville, the team's hard work has been recognised with a range of award. 

Wishbone & Comb's hair styling focuses on factors such as face shape and hair length and thickness, as well as each client's unique tastes and vision. When it comes to makeup, great importance is placed on endurance to make sure that your look will last the entire day. You can even enjoy eyelash extensions and getting your nails done. 

Wishbone & Comb have received 62 five star reviews from Hitched users throughout the UK. One satisfied customer said "Laura made my day so special. My hair and make up was better than I could have dreamed of and she went above and beyond to keep me calm, get me in my dress and help with the photos. A true professional and a lovely person."

Upon receiving the Hitched Award 2023, the team said "We are so very happy & proud to have won the Hitched wedding awards for the second year in a row! Thank you to all our wonderful brides we have had the pleasure of working with last year, and thank you again for putting us forward to win the best hair and makeup award!

"Reading your wonderful reviews and memories from your morning getting ready has been such a lovely way to remember such a fantastic year and getting our beautiful brides and families ready on such a magical day.

Here is a toast to all our beautiful brides who are booked with us for this year and 2024. We are looking forward to meeting you all and making 2023 another wonderful year for Wishbone & Comb Hair and Makeup Team!"

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Loxus Hair and Make-up by Maya Jasinska HMUA - Cardiff

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Loxus Hair and Make-up is a beauty business based in Llandaff, Cardiff, specialising in expert hair and makeup styling. This brand was first established in 2018 by founder Maya Jasinska and has since grown to be a recognised name across the UK and even further afield. 

As a multi-award winning hair and makeup artist, Maya's work has featured on the front covers of several well-known UK magazines. She's also a founding member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses and a member of BECTU a union for professional freelancers.

Maya can be booked for wedding ceremonies throughout Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucestershire, Mid Glamorgan, Somerset and Vale Of Glamorgan. She offers additional services such as makeup lessons, full bridal pamper morning sessions and hair extensions. 

Maya's Hitched customers are extremely pleased with her work, having left her 33 glowing reviews, one of which said "Maya and Magda did a wonderful job on our makeup for my wedding. My makeup and hair made me look absolutely stunning. Maya accommodated last minute changes to my hair in a stride.

"My mother-in-law and bridesmaid were also gorgeous and very happy with their hair and makeup. I can only highly recommend Maya and her team for any occasion.

"After winning her Hitched Award 2023, Maya said: "This award couldn't be possible without my amazing brides, and all the love and time that they put in the reviews. Each and every one was such a privilege to work with, creating the perfect look on what is the most important day in their lives.

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Jessica Wedding Makeup - Ewlowe, Flintshire

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Jessica Wedding Makeup is a wedding and special occasion makeup business based in Ewlowe, Flintshire, and also serves weddings across Merseyside. Owner Jess has over eight years' experience in the makeup industry, and aims to enhance her clients' natural beauty and help them look and feel their very best. 

Jess's kit features cruelty-free products, as well as cosmetics that are free from synthetic formulas in order to be kind to your skin. She's also passionate about continuing to develop her makeup skills techniques as well as trialling new products. Her wedding packages include makeup for you and your wedding party on your wedding day. 

Jess's satisfied Hitched clients have left her 14 five star reviews, with one happy bride commenting "Jess was brilliant. She made me feel amazing on my special day. My makeup lasted perfectly and my bridal party loved their looks. I’d happily recommend Jess to anyone."

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