Wellington Wedding Makeup Artists and Hairstylists - The 2020 Guide
By Raashka Mannie

22 July 2020

When the time comes, getting your winged liner to match can be a make or break moment, so it's wise to have a makeup artist do it for you on your wedding day.

Eliminate the stress and feel as pampered as can be with a dedicated wedding makeup artist and hairstylist. More often than not, these two come hand in hand and will make the process of getting ready for your big day a thousand times easier. From curling lashes to making sure your foundation is blended to perfection, wedding makeup artists and hairstylists are the backbone of your bridal look, whether you're going for a glamorous look you could never put together yourself, or you're keeping it simple. Below, we've got a collection of the best wedding makeup artists and hairstylists that Wellington has to offer.


The Makeup Artist

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Based in Wellington, The Makeup Artist, otherwise known as Zoë, is a freelance makeup artist with a passion for bridal beauty. She enjoys making brides feel confident and comfortable on their special day. In the last few years, she has worked as a regional makeup artist and skincare specialist for an international cosmetics company, as well as a makeup artist for the Wellington bridal company Penny Rose. Teamed up with her talented hairstylist, they tackle weddings, photoshoots and so much more. The Makeup Artist has recently launched into a boutique makeup and hairstyling team, entirely mobile for the Wellington region and beyond. They are dedicated to bringing you impeccable service and attention to detail on your wedding, full of love for the craft and creativity.


Veronica Hair & Makeup

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With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Veronica Hair & Makeup is as seasoned as they come. Working both internationally and locally, she has accrued experience and talent like few others, working in television, print, catalogue, music videos, and numerous runway shows. Her expertise lies with weddings, combining simple beauty with touches of glamour and timeless elegance to ensure that you look your best on your special day. To Veronica Hair & Makeup, finding the perfect balance between enhancing one's natural features and adding elements that complement them is the key to creating a classic bridal look. She is dedicated to her work, only using high-end products that she has put through the test of years and years of use, tried and trusted to the very core.


Maven Styling

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Introducing Maven Styling, a team of fun-loving makeup and hairstyling professionals that offer professional on-location hairstyling, makeup and lashes across Wellington and N.Z. locations. Leader of said team is Chloe Thompson, with over 18 years of experience in the industry and a qualified makeup artist, lash and brow stylist and internationally-published wedding makeup artist. With a knack for weddings, Maven Styling comes to you on your big day, eager to create a bridal look for you that suits your tastes, whether you're looking to blow everyone away or keep things simple and pretty. They remove the stress and helter-skelter from your day, helping you to relax and enjoy the process of your transformation into the bridal princess you are.


Makeup By J

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Makeup By J brings you on-location hair and makeup services through New Zealand and Fiji. They're a team of expert artists, specialising in weddings, balls, corporate events and more, committed to helping you look your best on your big day. They believe in your look reflecting your personal style, accentuating and highlighting your natural beauty to help you feel like the best version of yourself. On your wedding day, what could be more important? They're flexible, innovative and have an eye for detail, whether you're after something glamorous and glittery or subtle and soft. Makeup By J is owned by Jacqueline, a qualified professional makeup artist and hairstylist based in Wellington, trained in London at  AOFM (Academy of Freelance Makeup) and with over 10 years of experience.


Eco Makeup Artist

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Makeup with a conscientious edge is the Eco Makeup Artist's forte. Based in Wellington, this wedding makeup artist has only cruelty-free, eco-friendly, ethical and toxin-free products in her makeup kit. Nina has worked in the beauty industry for 10 years and has made the thoughtful switch to healthier, organic products in 2013. She now works as a makeup artist, educator and advocate for green brands. Her kit includes trusted brands such as INIKA, Vapour Organic, Ere Perez, Karen Murrell and more, using only the best for your skin on your special day and ensuring that you look gorgeous while keeping it green. Nina has had individual brand training and completed certificates in makeup artistry in Sydney and London, including the renowned London College Of Fashion.


La Belle Amie

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The growing and talented Wellington-based makeup and hair artist collective, La Belle Amie, specialises in weddings, editorial and fashion media, television and film. Their work has been featured in publications such as Vanquish Magazine, Geek Magazine, Woman's Day, Woman's Weekly and more. The founder of La Belle Amie, Amie Lyver, has been working in the beauty industry since the age of 17, putting together a passionate team of freelancers to keep up with the demand over the years. Known for their presentation, reliability and skills, La Belle Amie is dedicated to helping you to look flawless on your wedding day.


Michele Perry

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A freelance artist for television, film, commercial/print and weddings, Michele Perry specialises in beauty and creative looks. She has over a decade of experience in the industry, with fine art training that helps her to design minimalist, clean print looks and cutting edge haute couture styles through to dramatic F.X. makeups. Michele Perry is all about versatility and connecting with her clients, with a warm, outgoing personality that helps her to understand brides and their dream looks. Her work has been widely featured both internationally and locally, including as the current designer and H.O.D. of The World of Wearable Arts, designer and H.O.D. of Emmy award-winning series 'Reservoir Hill' and in films such as 'The Hobbit,' 'Avatar' and more.


Claudine Stace

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Claudine Stace is a mobile makeup artist and hairstylist with more than 20 years of experience in the wedding and beauty industry. She has worked extensively in television, advertising, magazines, fashion shows and for photographic studios. Her talents have taken her to 'Wheel of Fortune,' 'Fair Go,' '20/20' and more, with features in publications such as Fashion Quarterly, Next, Oyster, Loop and Wedding Dresses. With an ever-increasing demand for her makeup and hair services, Claudine Stace now has a fully trained and equipped team of mobile makeup and hairstylists that specialise in weddings and events. The entire team is trained in her unique use of Airbrush Makeup, a revolutionary technique that gives flawless but natural coverage and lasts for up to 14 hours, ensuring that you'll look picture perfect throughout your wedding day.


Miranda Millen Makeup Artistry

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Featured on numerous websites, Miranda Millen Makeup Artistry does it all: photoshoots, editorials, red carpet events, television and more. Trained in New York and London, she specialises in makeup and hairstyling, as well as a special effects technician and internationally qualified beauty therapist. She has been working in the makeup and beauty industry since 1997 in France, New York, throughout the U.K. and New Zealand. With such a high level of skill, her work has been featured in films such as 'The Hobbit' and 'Sweeney Todd' - certainly something to write home about. Miranda Millen Makeup Artistry's studio is located in Strathmore Park, where you're more than welcome to swing by for your bridal appointment, or you can book a session where Miranda will come to you and have you feeling like a million bucks.


Katerina Katreva Makeup

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Following exciting international techniques, Katerina Katreva Makeup brings you makeup artistry for all occasions, including weddings and engagements. Located in Wellington, she brings her services to the Kapiti Coast and Paraparaumu area. Having trained and studied in Europe, Katerina Katreva Makeup is committed to creativity and learning, using techniques such as the popular Russian gel and pencil makeup application styles, eyebrow feathering (eyebrow microblading) and micro-pigmentation. For Katerina, makeup and beauty is a way of life, which is why she's so focused on helping you to feel gorgeous on your wedding day with effortless and graceful bridal looks that are timeless in their beauty.