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8+ Most Popular Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists in Melbourne (2024)

Before heading down the aisle, many brides presume they'll be able to save some money by taking a DIY approach to their hair and makeup.
But while your beauty plan might start out low-key—perhaps enlisting a family friend to paint your face and running a curling iron through your own hair—the reality is that the stress of wedding planning will likely see you eventually call in the professionals. And trust us, that's a decision you rarely regret.
Given emotions are running high and time is limited, being a bride who DIYs can often backfire, especially when it comes to your hair.
So, if you're based in Melbourne, it's worth teeing up a trial with one of these six standout bridal hairdressers in order to perfect your all-important wedding day tresses.
It can be overwhelming to choose a hair and makeup artist for your wedding day. There are plenty of artists out there, so how do you choose the right one? It would be best if you always looked at the products they use and the reviews they receive. You will want an artist that uses products to allow for a long-lasting style. Keep reading for information on the top wedding hair and makeup artists in Melbourne.
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Located in Melbourne, Victoria and on the hunt for a trusted wedding hair and makeup artist to create your perfect bridal look? Look no further! Here are the top 8 most popular Melbourne wedding hair and makeup artists as ranked by their customer reviews.

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List of Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Melbourne Victoria

Frequently Asked Questions About Wedding Hair and MakeUp

At least one service (either hair or makeup) should be finishing up upon our arrival. Just be sure that you are keeping an eye on the time and starting your wedding hair and makeup at least 2 hours before you need to be completely done and ready to get into your dress.

Bridal packages will mostly include hair, makeup and draping, which means they will help you do your bridal makeup, your bridal hairstyle and help you drape your saree or wedding trousseau. ... Also, if you want to go for a pre-bridal package (which mostly include body scrubs, wraps, exfoliates, waxing, massage etc.)

Most Mothers of the groom get ready with their family whether it be their husband or partner, her other children if they are not in the bridal party. Sometimes they will get ready at the same place as the groom or get ready at home then go where the groom is once they are ready.

The average wedding hair and makeup cost in the U.S. is around $300, but typically ranges from $150 to $600 depending on both your location and the intricacy of the wedding hair or makeup style you'd like.

According to the study, the average woman spends about $313 per month on her appearance. This adds up to $3756 per year or $225,360 over the course of a lifetime.

Iridis Cosmetics  -Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Melbourne

Iridis Cosmetics Hair & Makeup Beauty Artists


Welcome to Iridis Cosmetics

Iridis Cosmetics is a magical land where you’ll feel gorgeous, worthy, pretty and fabulous – just as you are. Your inner beauty is celebrated, your points of difference applauded, we all wear the perfect shade of foundation and have the right lipstick or gloss to complement our features.

Iridis is a cruelty-free, Australian-owned makeup company and our Makeup Artist Educators teach women how to apply their own makeup, using our full range of exceptional Iridis makeup products, at our free, fun, hands-on and informative Glamtorials™ (Group Makeup Lessons). Our team of outstanding Hair & Makeup Artists also specialise in hair and makeup glammification for events, weddings, photo shoots and all other times you need to look and feel your most gorgeous.

Iridis Cosmetics aims to remind women how beautiful they really are, helping them feel confident, happy and relaxed with "Makeup Made Simple".

Our Philosophy

Iridis Cosmetics is more than just a makeup company.

Iridis Cosmetics aims to change your entire approach to makeup – the way you purchase it, the way you use it, and even the way you feel about it. The days of going to the makeup counter, only to be intimidated by super-groomed sales assistants and overwhelmed by choice, are over. Iridis Cosmetics brings the makeup salon to you.

Your skilled and qualified Iridis Makeup Consultant will show you how to put your best face forward, so you’re ready to take on the world. You will learn how to apply makeup that suits your lifestyle and your personality – in the comfort of your own home.

You will get to try the exceptional Iridis products, using the soft and precise Iridis brushes to see how the makeup looks and feels on you. Your expert Makeup Consultant will recommend the best products for you, and will apply them to highlight your individual beauty. And, they’ll teach you how to use the cosmetics so you can recreate the looks.

Best of all, we welcome you to share the experience with your friends. By the end of a makeup session or an Iridis Makeup Party, you will know all the insider tips and have the skills to apply your own makeup quickly, easily and confidently.

Iridis Cosmetics wants makeup to be accessible to everyone. We teach you how to enhance your beauty in a hands-on, engaging and social way. So book a makeup session for yourself, or host an Iridis Makeup Party for you and your girlfriends. Learn the tricks of the makeup trade so you can look and feel fabulous every day.

Of course, Iridis Cosmetics also offers extensive Hair & Makeup Services, for all occasions where you want to look utterly gorgeous; be it your wedding, a special night out, a school formal or debut, or any other time you need to feel extra beautiful.

About Iridis

Iridis Cosmetics was founded in 2008 by Peta-Gai (PG) McLaughlin and Kelly Lowe, who based the company’s concept on a long-held dream of Peta-Gai’s.  As Peta-Gai has been in love with makeup ever since she can remember, she partnered with Kelly to make her dreams of developing a luxurious cosmetics line and showing women everywhere just how gorgeous they are, a reality.

After an extensive and thoughtful development period, Peta-Gai and Kelly launched Iridis Cosmetics, which true to PG’s dreams includes its own exceptional makeup brand. Iridis Cosmetics is now rivalling top makeup companies in quality, range, service and overall excellence.

Iridis Cosmetics is based in Newport, a western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. Iridis provides mobile services to Melbourne’s CBD and Melbourne suburbs. A travel fee may apply for some areas.

‘Iridis’ is Latin for ‘rainbow’, so for Peta-Gai and Kelly, the name conjures a delicious array of beautiful imagery – iridescence, colour, joy, happiness, pride and elation – a collection that pretty much sums up what Iridis Cosmetics is all about. You might even find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow!

Rainbows are important to Iridis. This is why there is a rainbow in the logo, and it’s why you’ll see vibrant colour in Iridis photos and makeup collection.


Leonie Karagiannis Wedding Hair and Make up Artist Melbourne

Melbourne Wedding Hair and makeup


What is bridal makeup?

Whatever the Bride wants.


My goal is to capture each bride's individual style and taste,  whilst  always ensuring flawless, natural and timeless makeup.

With over 28  years experience as a makeup artist and still actively working in Beauty, Fashion, Editorial and Runway, I am able to translate all the current beauty trends to adapt to each brides own personal style and taste.

Using the highest quality in makeup products including Mac Cosmetics, I am also highly skilled in airbrushing techniques to ensure makeup will be flawless throughout the day and night.

Mobile to all areas of Victoria, including interstate and overseas, will ensure you and your bridal party can relax and be pampered at the location of your choice.

What you use on your skin at home is really important. Ageing is a multifaceted process with many variables that impact how your skin looks and behaves.  The skincare range  I recommend contains a combination of scientifically proven and tested ingredients, to ensure your skin is in its prime for your special day.

​I truly believe looking beautiful is not just about  expertly applied makeup. Having amazing skin ensures that your makeup will sit beautifully and will last the duration of your wedding day.  Preparing your skin  should ideally be commenced 6 months prior  to your wedding to ensure optimum results.

I offer skincare regimens for

  • reducing pore size, fine lines and wrinkles: containing retinol, hyaluronic acid and pigment evening ingredients
  • pigment reducing and skin brightening: containing a combination of pigment evening ingredients as well as retinol and hyaluronic acid
  • sensitive skin including rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. This range is botanical based and is particularly good for reducing redness and inflammation and hydrating the skin.

​In Australia, we are fortunate to have many premium skincare products available. I offer complimentary skin consultations and am always available and happy to discuss your skincare needs.

The range of skincare I choose for myself, is the Number 1 premium skincare brand in the USA, and is designed by 2 of the best known American dermatologists. To fit in with our busy lives, these products can be ordered online and delivered directly to you, from the Sydney warehouse.

​Best results are achieved when the products are used in the correct order and when the whole kit is used together, rather than picking which ingredients you like. This is done so that the components in each ‘kit” work synergistically together to produce better results than if just 1 or 2 products were selected.

​In this way, you can ensure that a large proportion of your skincare needs, are attended to in the comfort of your home, without having to spend on more risky interventions that cost many hundreds of dollars per treatment.

I recommend a phone or in person consultation to assess your skin.


Nicole Groch Wedding Hair and Make Up Artist Melbourne

wedding Makeup Melbourne



Nicole is one of the only professional hair and makeup artists in Australia who has made the commitment to using only CHOOSE CRUELTY FREE accredited and VEGAN friendly products. Nicole’s ethical commitment also extends to encompass the safety and health of her clients and the planet, through her choice to use only the safest, most natural, organic and eco-friendly products possible!

With over 25 years of professional experience freelancing in the fashion, advertising, music and bridal industries, both here in Australia and overseas, Nicole is highly sought after for her ability to create stunning, polished, yet natural looks that enhance and compliment her clients.

Nicole is highly skilled in creating tailored hairstyles from natural waves to elaborate updo’s and has an extensive portfolio showcasing her intricate hair work.

Nicole is a firm believer that cosmetics should be applied in such a way that skin still looks like skin. She also lives by her motto “that no animal should ever suffer for human vanity!”


The first thing you need to know about me is that I  absolutely love that I can combine my two passions, which are hair and makeup artistry and saving animals.

I achieve this mesh through education and promoting a more ethical, natural, safer and humane/vegan approach to beauty.  My motto is the following ; “that no animal should ever suffer for human vanity.”

I am committed to helping save animals and do this through my volunteer work with the Australian, non profit organization Choose Cruelty Free. An organization I have volunteered for going on nearly 2 decades now, as their official campaign, hair and makeup artist and PR Director, and in July 2019, I proudly took over the voluntary role of President of Choose Cruelty Free.

I also have my own vegan health and safety blog where I write about the importance of using more natural, safer and cruelty free cosmetic products.

How It All Began

I started out doing my hairdressing apprenticeship in the late 1980's at Katan/Kabu, a high-end salon in High St Armadale Melbourne.

Once I completed my 4 year apprenticeship,I stayed on at the salon for a couple more years and also studied makeup artistry at Flagstaff College.

In the early 1990's I branched out on my own and for the last 27 years I have freelanced, working in the fashion, advertising, music and bridal industries. I have been fortunate enough to have worked on some very exciting jobs both here in Australia and overseas, with some incredibly talented international recording artists including; Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Ricky Martin, JImmy Barnes, Kylie Minogue, Lauren Hill and actress Madeleine West.

Around 18 years ago I started volunteering as a hair and makeup artist for the non-profit organization Choose Cruelty Free

Once I understood how animals are tortured and killed for cosmetic testing, I vouched to never work for brands that test on animals. I also refused to work at Australian Fashion Week as it is run and promoted by L'Oreal ( they test their products on animals)  and for any fashion labels that used real fur and exotic skins in their collections.

I am passionate about animal welfare and strongly feel that no animal should ever suffer purely for human vanity.

If we want to use makeup and other beauty and personal care products then we should do it ethically.

All products I work with, are vegan friendly and created by ethical, humane companies that are listed on the Choose Cruelty Free Shopping Guide.

My work shows that it is absolutely possible and achievable to create professional, fashion-forward, hair and makeup results, both ethically and safely.


Jodie Porter  Wedding Hair and Make Up Artist Melbourne


Hair styling and makeup for weddings Melbourne



Jodie is a highly sought after Melbourne based, freelance Makeup Artist and Hairstylist. Having been in the industry for 10 years she has worked in all areas including television, commercial, photographic and fashion.

Starting her career in Adelaide on Channel Nine's McLeod's Daughters, she then moved to Melbourne as a MAC Pro Artist. This position gave her the opportunity to showcase her skills at Sydney's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, key a Chadstone fashion show and work with one of the world's leading makeup artists, Val Garland. From here she has grown her freelancing business and built a stellar reputation within the industry for her hard work and attention to detail.

Over the years Jodie has worked with many companies and brands to help bring their campaigns and projects to life. Here are some to name a few:

Stafford Ellison, Myer, Cotton On, Fly Buys, Diana Ferrari, Chadstone, Kip & Co., Taking Shape, Target, My Size, Sussan's, Microsoft, Chris' Foods, Bank of Melbourne.


Jacqueline Parker Creative - Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists Melbourne

Hair styling and makeup for weddings Melbourne



Mobile Hair & Makeup Artists

Established in 2006, Jacqueline Parker Creative is a premium hair and makeup agency for top level stylists in Melbourne.

We only work with the best in the industry, so you can be assured that your hair and makeup needs will be met perfectly every time. Many of our team members hold hair and beauty awards and have been chosen for their professional excellence, artistic talent and deep passion for makeup and hair.​

​Our client list shows the quality of client we attract and the types of projects and famous faces we have been entrusted with.

Whether you are looking for a reputable stylist  for your wedding day, an experienced commercial stylist  for your next project, or just someone to glam you up for your next special occasion, we have you covered.


Natalie Axiotis Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Melbourne

Natalie Axis Bridal Stylist wedding cosmetics


Natalie has trained with some of Australia's leading hairstylists and has worked alongside designer Alin Le' Kal and Wedding Planner's Rachelle from Forever I Do Weddings & Events.

Her expertize and experience comes with years of knowledge in the industry, on going training with high attention to detail. Natalie provides a professional, high quality, stress free service to create beautiful hairstyles for yourself, bridesmaids, family or guests on your special day.

Bridal Menu 2020


  • $150 Includes:
  • Padding (if required for specific style)
  • Application of clients own hair extensions additional $50


  • Morning bridal hair styling & touch up service at reception venue $250
  • Bridesmaids  $100
  • Mother of Bride  $100
  • Guests  $100
  • Flower Girl $80


  • 1 Style $100
  • 2 Styles $150
  • 3 Styles $200


  • Bridal Pre Booking Preparation
  • Brides must attend their trial appointment with their hair washed and blow dried straight the night
  • before, strictly no use of irons.
  • Essential items for your trial
  • Hairpiece (if applicable)
  • Veil (if applicable)
  • Hair Extensions (if applicable)
  • Photo references
  • TRAVEL COST Based on location


  • To secure your bridal booking a $100 deposit is required upfront.  Subject to availability.
  • To request a personalised quote or for more information please email [email protected]
  • Hair Styling for all other occasions at my studio in Epping $80 - $120
  • Hair washed and blow dried straight the nightbefore, strictly no use of irons.


Michelle McCubbin Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Melbourne

Makeovers Weddings Beauty Melbourne


​Michelle is a Melbourne based makeup artist with a second residence in Barwon Heads, and services Melbourne, Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and surrounding areas.

​Michelle completed her training at the prestigious 'Academy Of Makeup' where she achieved the highest qualification in makeup artistry - 'Diploma of specialist makeup services'.

As an artist, Michelle has a meticulous approach to her makeup application, with a fine eye for detail.  Her desire with makeup is to enhance her clients features, and create beautiful 'photo ready' looks that are perfect for any event.

Michelle provides a service where she aims to work with her clients, and collaborate her expertise with her client's wishes and desires; resulting in a perfectly tailored look that suits the client's individual style and features.

Only the finest quality, professional products are used on her clients to ensure their performance on the day.

Michelle continues to stay current and on trend when it comes to applying makeup. Her application techniques will ensure you have a beautiful, flawless, and long lasting finish throughout your event.

You will feel every bit as special as you should at your next special event !


Studio Makeup Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Melbourne

PYT Hair and Makeup Studio Beauty Artist



Studio Makeup is a boutique makeup, hair and beauty studio based in Macleod in Melbourne’s North East that offers all of your makeup, hair & beauty needs in one place so you can prepare for your special event in style.

Studio Makeup offers clients a unique experience with makeup applications by artists currently working in the television, film and fashion industry. Other services include hair styling, spray tanning, skin preparation and lash extensions.

Studio Makeup runs regular workshops for groups and individuals that are looking to learn the very basics of makeup application to the most advanced, or to refine their current skills.

Studio Makeup has an in house styling team to ensure that your outfit compliments your hair and makeup. Our team of highly experienced stylists work closely with some of Melbourne’s elite and will tailor a package to suit your wardrobe requirements.

Studio Makeup is owned and operated by Belinda, a current industry professional makeup artist and hair stylist with a combined love of makeup, fashion, arts and all things beauty. When Belinda isn't at her beloved studio, she is glamming up TV talent and celebrities, as well as her loyal clients and brides.

Making people feel amazing in their own skin is something we are completely passionate about. At Studio Makeup we are all about makeup, hair and beauty and the way we customise each makeup service to create beautiful looks.

We honestly believe that the right makeup application can completely alter your confidence and make you feel and look your very best.

Having had a passion for the creative industry for most of her life, Belinda began her journey into the exciting world of hair and makeup as a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist after initially working as a beauty therapist in a Day Spa. Belinda currently works in TV, Film and teaches Diploma of Screen and Media and Certificate III Makeup at TAFE.

Her eye for detail, knowledge of the industry, current trends, experience and use of quality products ensures that all her clients receive the very best service and quality of work.

"As humans we never stop learning, and to take just a small amount from those who inspire us will only allow us to grow even further" Belinda Tanswell


I created Studio Makeup's range of workshops for women seeking natural, beautiful makeup looks that can be achieved in a reasonable a​mount of time. I believe every woman deserves to feel confident and beautiful everyday, and a good makeup will make you feel even better.

Our workshops are ideal for women who don’t want to spend hours following Instagram and YouTube tutorials and failing to realise why they don't work.

Our workshops focus on looking at your own unique features and how to enhance these, and going through your personal makeup supply to see what to keep and what to replace. You will also receive advice on what sort of products will suit your skin type and how to choose a colour palette thats perfect for you.

We would love you to join us for one of our workshops and enjoy some Coffee, Tea or Champagne as well as learning tips and tricks from our industry makeup artists.

Our workshops can be customised to your needs, however the prices start at $250 for a two hour workshop.


Imagine preparing for your your perfect day surrounded by your bride squad and having it all in one place! Even your Photographer can come and take some great photos on our beautiful photo wall.

Studio Makeup offers a complete bridal package tailored just for you. Choose from any of the following to create your perfect wedding day package.


Tips on Picking the Right Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

Everyone wants their big day to go smoothly. Gorgeous hair, beautiful skin and physique, captivating dress, and a classy setup. But just how do resourceful brides select their makeup artist for their special day? We spoke with numerous brides and came up with a list of common considerations. These tips will help you make the right choice, and we're not talking about your other half.

Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most memorable days of your lifetime. Every detail of that day is important and should be perfect from the smallest flower to the angle of the name tags on the tables;
you have thought of everything to ensure your day is perfect.

But have you put the same meticulous organisations and thought into your make up artist? While it may be appealing to do your own make up to save money- the superior difference a professional can make will prove
the cost is completely worth working into the budget.

Professional makeup artists have a keen eye for colour and design while bringing techniques to highlight your features and create a flawless look in both photos and person. The skill level of the makeup artist
will guarantee that your make up not only look amazing but also lasts through the day and night.

However just as you are unique every professional makeup artist will have their own techniques and creativity so here are a few tips to make this challenging selection easier.

Do your homework

Research different salons in your area. Ensure that the salon you chose is reputable and understands the time sensitivity of a wedding day. Request photos of previous bridal parties they have serviced so you can
assess the quality of the work they have completed. If you have any allergies or product preference ensure they are willing to accomodate your specific needs.

Start early

About eight months prior to your wedding, start taking note of makeup artists and their works. If you've recently attended a wedding and you liked the makeup style on the bride, ask for the name of the makeup artist and do some research on their portfolio to assess whether you like what they do. Also useful is creating a mood board that depicts the looks that you like. This can serve as a source of inspiration for your to-be makeup artist.

Do a trial run

Bridal make up trials are the perfect opportunity to meet with the makeup artist one on one and share your ideas, thoughts, and concerns. Be completely honest about your comfort level with makeup and how much you generally wear. True professionals will know how to make sure you not only look flawless but also ensure you feel comfortable in the makeup they have applied.

After the trial check the makeup in different lighting concentrating on the lighting you will be in the majority of the wedding day. This is also a great opportunity to take photos to see how the makeup will look in photos.

Determine your budget

It depends on how much you’re willing to fork out for, as different makeup artists charge different rates. There is no point in approaching a makeup artist whose rates you can’t afford, unless you’re willing to be flexible with your budget in other areas.

Do note that there is a reason for the different rates makeup artist charge. It depends on how many time you need their services, how long you require them to be with you on your wedding day, how many different makeup looks you wish to have and how difficult the look is – does it require additional accessories or special makeup?

Prices also vary depending on the experience; the more experienced makeup artists who are known for creating beautiful looks charge a premium rate. Don’t expect amazing makeup when you are not willing to pay for it.

Look at his or her portfolio

This applies if he or she has a website for you to refer to. If not, (as mentioned in the previous point), try and identify the spreads he or she has worked on for you to get a feel of the work he or she does. When looking at the images, try and decide if he or she has done work that’s similar to the type of makeup you’re familiar with on a daily basis. Other things you should be looking out for: the makeup artist’s attention to detail, whether the skin tone matches the makeup the model or bride is wearing and bridal makeup trend pictures.

Do pay attention to pictures that are relevant to your own celebration or pre-wedding shoot. If you intend to have an outdoor celebration, ask to see pictures of brides in outdoor situations. If you plan to have your wedding shoot held indoors with artificial light, ask to see relevant pictures. Some makeup artists may only be good with outdoor makeup and not for indoor situations.

Examine their products

Some makeup artists like to stick to a particular brand of makeup. If you dislike the smell or consistency of the product, it helps to discuss swapping them for some other products that you prefer. If you have specific skin concerns and can only use a limited number of products, remember to consider this in your short list as well.

Don't forget about your hair

Your wedding look is incomplete without styled hair, and here's a valuable tip a bride shared with us: it helps when your makeup artist and hairstylist can work well together. Schedule a trial session when both stylist and artist can work concurrently on you, so that you can preempt possible clashes in opinions or flare-ups. Remember that weddings can sometimes be high-pressure work environments, and when big families or wedding entourages come into play, it really helps to know you've got people who've got your back no matter what.

On the other hand, if your makeup artist is doubling up as your hairstylist, it will be a good idea to check out his or her hair portfolio too, to make sure you like the hairstyling as much as you like the makeup style.

Find someone you click with

The other major benefit of having a makeup trial is finding that perfect match. Having your makeup done on the day of your wedding should be a relaxing pampering experience. Find someone who gets you and makes you feel at ease. All of the work leading up to the big day will have been stressful enough. The last thing you want is someone you can’t stand inches away from your face for 30-60 minutes while your blood pressure rises. Your makeup artist is there to service you and your closest friends and family that are apart of your bridal party; find someone you
feel like meshes well with everyone and will make the day that much more special.

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Ask around and get referrals

Apart from the Internet, you can look to bridal magazines to check out the various looks local makeup artists do. Save or mark out the pictures with your favourite looks, and compare them. Most bridal and beauty spreads will include the makeup artist’s credit and contact number. Alternatively, seek reviews on bridal forums, or ask friends for recommendations. They are valuable sources of information, too.

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