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Melissa W


Destination wedding

East of England

London and the South East

Hair & Makeup Team

Hair Team

Makeup Team

Creative Director

Melissa is a Buckinghamshire based bridal hair & make-up artist with over ten years’ experience and working across the whole of the Home Counties, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Her signature style is natural, radiant make-up paired with effortlessly chic and dreamy hairstyles. Originally from South Africa, she trained at the top make-up school there (Kohl Make-up Academy) and continues to keep her skills up to date by attending various bridal-focused hair & make-up courses.

Melissa’s calm and warm personality ensures that all her brides enjoy an easy, fun morning of bridal beauty preparations. She’s highly experienced with working on all skin tones and has curated a comprehensive kit of trusted professional brands including Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, NARS, Face Atelier, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Schwarzkopf and Redken.

  • "I can’t express enough how amazing Melissa is as a makeup artist. The makeup artist I had booked tested positive for CoViD the day before my wedding but Melissa was happy to come to my rescue at such a short notice and for that, I will forever be grateful to her. She took her time and was very professional, she spoke to me every step of the way making sure that I was happy with what she was doing. I am not a person who likes so much make up so Melissa took that in consideration and kept me so natural. I was soo happy and everyone commented on how amazing my natural makeup looked on me. I will book some lessons so that she can teach me some tips. The price may look expensive but it’s worth every Penny. Melissa goes above and beyond to make you look amazing. Thank you soo much Melissa"

  • Thank you! Thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!!! I am so so grateful and happy that you were able to do it for me! you made it so special and climbed in wherever needed and I appreciate it so much!

  • "Melissa did a superb job doing my hair and make up for my wedding day. She made me feel so at ease, listened to what I wanted and made me look and feel like the best version of myself. She was really lovely to talk to. She talked me through the steps she was taking which was important given that I’m someone who doesn’t typically wear much make up and had been let down by a trial I had with another make up artist who used way too many products. Melissa was reliable, and simply fantastic all round. I would have no hesitation in recommending Melissa to other brides or using her again for a special occasion"

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On your Wedding Day choosing your bridal makeup and hair style is as important as choosing your dress.
We want to make sure you look back at your photographs and know you looked:




As professional bridal make up artists and hairdressers we will make sure you spend your pre-wedding preparations stress-free,
relaxed, feeling pampered and confident your makeup and hair will look beautiful and last all day.

Let’s not forget the Mother of the Bride, your Bridesmaids and flower girls who will benefit and enjoy
the skills of a professional make up artist and hairdresser on your wedding day. We want to make sure your whole bridal party looks perfect! Jodie and her By Jodie team specialise in bridal hair and makeup across the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Warwickshire, Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Cheshire, Essex, Wiltshire and Yorkshire. Bridal hair and makeup Buckinghamshire. We also work on destination weddings across Europe.

Find out how to have the perfect hair and makeup trial here.


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