Wellington Wedding Hair and Makeup

by Avya Hlavac | 14 Mar 2024

You're in the thick of wedding planning.

Hopefully, you've ticked off the big ticket items, such as your wedding venue and photographer.

Now, it's time for the fun part - hair and makeup!

A beautiful wedding look will set you up for success.

Not only on your big day but also in your wedding photos, which will live on forever.

Achieving a look that is totally you calls for an expert artist who understands your complexion, facial structure, and desired look.

An artist who specialises in weddings will also know how to create a look that lasts all day and withstands the tears, laughter and sweat that your day will undoubtedly bring! 

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of Wellington's very best wedding hair and makeup artists. 

These beauty experts will ensure a beautiful & long-lasting bridal look for your big day.

The Makeup Artist

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Zoe leads an expert beauty team passionate about accentuating every bride's natural beauty. Makeup is her form of artistry, and she has a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning the bridal, beauty, and fashion industries.

"Zoe was incredible! She was our makeup artist for our wedding and did a fabulous job on the bridesmaids, my Mum, and my Aunt. I felt relaxed getting ready and loved what she did for me, too; she gave advice and listened to my thoughts. I don't usually wear a lot of makeup, but I felt really comfortable with what Zoe did for me and was so pleased on the day!"


Wedding Hair by Rachel

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If you're getting married in the capital, you'll be battling the persistent wind for which Wellington is known. Fear not! Rachel is here to create beautiful hair that'll last all day despite windy conditions. Whether your hair is short or long, thick or thin - Rachel will leave you with hair that looks and feels fantastic, all day long. 

"Rachel is a delight. She brought energy and humour to our morning getting ready for my wedding. From the trial to the big day, Rachel was a dream to work with. Nothing was too much to ask for, even when I made changes to what I wanted after my trial. My girl gang all chose completely different looks, and she made these happen with ease. We all had endless compliments from guests. Thank you Rachel, for making everything so easy and for giving me the mermaid wedding hair of my dreams."


Kate Keogh

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Kate is a sought-after makeup artist & hair stylist known for creating subtle glam makeup looks. She takes pride in ensuring her clients have the best experience in her makeup chair.

“Everyone needs a Kate on their wedding day. She’s a cool, calming presence and talented at what she does, with an amazing kit of products to match. My wedding look was natural, glowy, flawless and lasted the whole day/night through smiling, tears and the dance floor. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else with my face, especially on my wedding day.”


Jaymie Jarvis

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Jaymie is a warm-hearted Wellington makeup artist who has perfected the art of bridal beauty over the last decade. On a personal level, Jaymie finds her work incredibly rewarding as she can help people feel confident, strong and beautiful in their own skin. 

"I cannot thank Jaymie enough for her work on my wedding day. The bridal party had so many compliments on our make up, we all looked and felt like superstars. Jaymie is extremely professional but also very easy going and personable. She worked to our timeframe and completed everyones looks with ease. Nothing is a problem for Jaymie. She is a sweetheart who slotted into our group so well, creating a happy and relaxed environment to get ready in. I like to call Jaymie a magician, her raw talent and skill, to be able to transform you into any look or concept you show her, is unmatched."


Miss Dom Styling 

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Dominique has specialised in bridal hairstyling for 15 years and offers a range of hairdressing and beauty services throughout the Wellington, Kapiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa region. With her beautiful energy, passion and expertise -  Dominique is an absolute asset to you and your wedding day. 

"I can't recommend Dom enough! She is the most wonderful person, we had the most relaxing morning getting ready with her. Her natural products were stunning, not only did we look great all day and night, our skin was left feeling magical the next day. Dom was always easy to get in touch with. I loved how I still felt myself, as someone who doesn't wear a lot of make up I was worried that I would look/feel uncomfortable but Dom did the natural/ barely there make up look perfectly!"


NJ Makeup Artistry

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Nay creates beautiful makeup looks that last all night. One bride even fell asleep with her full face of makeup on. She woke up in the morning, and her makeup still looked fantastic! An expert at her craft, Nay also teaches masterclasses to those wishing to upskill themselves. 

"Nay is friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. My trial was a great chance to edit my ideas about what I wanted and she was so open to changing things and making sure I felt like me still. She was so calm and relaxed on the morning of my wedding and all of my bridal party loved their makeup. I wish I could have her do my face every day!"