Melissa Oldridge Bridal | Testimonials
Based in and around London, Melissa Oldridge and her team offer high-quality bridal hair styling and makeup for weddings, as well as hair and makeup for proms and events.
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Testimonials

Jennifer Hart- 29th May 2016

‘I just wanted to say the biggest thank you for the wonderful makeup and hair that you did for me, my Mum and bridesmaids for my wedding back in May. I honestly felt a million dollars all day and the makeup and hair didn’t need touching up once! I had so many compliments and so did the rest of the girls, we all felt flawless and had so much fun getting ready. Thank you for making the start of my wedding day just perfect.’

Fleur McGuffie- 17th June 2016

‘I just wanted a say a huge thank you to Melissa for the gorgeous hair & makeup she did on my wedding day. Having the trial beforehand was such a help and she really understood what I was looking for and took time to trial different styles. I will most certainly be recommending Melissa to friends and family. Fleur x’

Laura Baker- 24th September 2016

‘Thank you so much for the amazing job you did on me and all my bridal party for my wedding last month. We all looked fantastic and our hair stayed in place even despite the wind during the day!! It was the most amazing day of our lives, and I’m so sad it is over!!’

Laura Baldry- 14th May 2016

‘Mel was an absolute superstar – from patiently testing out various different styles during my trial (I never knew I was so particular!), to making last minute changes on the day itself she really listened to what I wanted. She arrived bright and early and was so cool and collected that it really helped to put everyone at ease. My bridesmaids and mum loved their looks and I was completely blown away with mine, too; the finished look was better than I could ever have imagined and made me feel beautiful. The best part was that my hair felt secure, even though it was quite a relaxed style… everything lasted perfectly throughout the whole day.

I’d recommend Mel in a heartbeat and really can’t rave about her enough. She’s such a lovely presence to have around on a day that could well be stressful, and she’s pretty brilliant at what she does, too!’

Beth Kennedy- 10th December 2016

‘Melissa was an absolute dream from day one. She is so talented and really listened to what I wanted for myself and my bridesmaids. I couldn’t have been happier with the hair and makeup on my big day, it was everything I always dreamed off. Thank you so much to Melissa and her assistant, Rosie, for being so patient and professional and making me so happy and comfortable on my wedding day.’

Rebecca Ridgwell- 23rd April 2016

‘I chose Melissa to do my hair and makeup for my wedding after having such a wonderful trial a few months before my big day. Melissa was so helpful and inspiring, she gave me lots of ideas of how my hair could be styled and what make up look would work best to suit me. Melissa is very talented and professional; she made me feel so special and really took the time to make sure I was happy with every element of her work. I was so pleased with how I looked on my wedding day and I can’t thank Melissa enough for all her help. Melissa also did all 4 of my bridesmaid’s hair and my mums make up. Everyone looked great and I would absolutely recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a brilliant makeup and hair artist.’

Caroline Isherwood- 12th March 2016

‘Melissa was recommended to me by our wedding photographer, Mindy Coe (who naturally knows what will look good on film). I wanted a natural look but with a glow. I had a make up practice with Melissa before the wedding (in her cosy garden lodge set up) and was very happy with her ideas and the final look. Worth doing this on a day where you have another event as it’s a shame to waste the nice make-up! I have fairly oily skin so was also concerned that the make up lasted all day, which it did. I was very happy with my make up on the day itself – natural but with a glow. It was relaxing having it done and an enjoyable part of the day. I am also very happy with how the photos have turned out. Melissa helped me to feel confident on the day. She also came to the rescue with one of my bridesmaid’s hair which had started to fall out! A lovely, professional lady. I’m a happy customer.’

Alexandra Bouckley- 20th October 2016

Melissa did an excellent job with my hair and make up and was a very calm and lovely presence throughout the trial and on the day itself. She understood exactly what I wanted and made the whole process stress-free. Thank you!’

Carly Smith- 3rd September 2016

‘Thank you for making me look incredible for my big day. I am really fussy when it comes to people doing my makeup, as I have historically found it’s either not enough or way too much. You got the balance down to a tee ; I still looked like me, but just the best version of myself. Whenever i caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror i felt like I had that snap chat filter that makes everyone look gorgeous on, and I had people coming up to me on the day saying i looked like i was a celebrity and glowing (which I genuinely think was down to the makeup as much as my happy emotions!). Thank you also for listening to my bridesmaids and what they felt comfortable with- one of them usually wears minimal makeup and I know she loved what you did. They all looked utterly stunning.

Our makeup stayed put the whole day, and we looked great in all the pictures- i just wish I could have you fix my face everyday- especially my brows!!’

Becky Jackson- 13th August 2016

‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you for mine and my mums wedding make up! I wanted something natural that would last the day, and it did just that without any touching up! You put me at ease and were not only professional but also very easy to talk to! You picked makeup that would complement my complexion perfectly and everyone commented throughout the day how amazing it was!

You also did my mums perfectly too; and she’s usually very picky with her makeup, but she was over the moon and very thankful for your patience.

Thanks again Melissa, you made me feel beautiful on the biggest day of my life!’

Sarah Angell

‘Melissa did the hair and make-up for me and my whole bridal party (consisting of two mums and four bridesmaids) and we could not of been happier! She managed to master everyone’s different styles and we absolutely loved the result. It was also a delight to have Melissa and her assistant there with us in the morning, which was really fun and surprisingly calm. Melissa is super lovely, exceptionally talented and uses fabulous products. I couldn’t recommend a more wonderful stylist for your special day!’

Laura Ponti

From the moment I spoke with Melissa for the initial enquiry for my bridal hair and make up I knew I was in safe hands. I really enjoyed the trial and loved the suggestions that she gave me. When it came to the big day she really was amazing, not only helping to calm my nerves but I can honestly say I felt a million dollars. I had so many wonderful comments about my hair and make up and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone. Thank you Melissa!!

Wendy Wilder

Melissa is professional, easy going and an amazing wedding hair and make up artist.  She created beautiful hairstyles for myself, two bridesmaids, and flower girl and also did my make up, which looked natural but made me feel beautiful on my special day.  

Melissa provided a personal service during my trial session and on the morning of my wedding, making each of us feel special, and creating a wonderful atmosphere for all of us. I’d highly recommend Melissa to anyone considering hair and make up for a special occasion.

Emma Riley

Melissa is amazing. She has done my hair and make up on a couple of occasions, including on my wedding day and she always gets it spot on. Hair and make up are so important when you’re getting ready for an occasion and it’s like Melissa has sixth sense for what you’re looking for. She is also so lovely, making you feel comfortable and relaxed – I have no hesitations in recommending Melissa.

Montanna Harden

Melissa exuded professionalism and brought with her such a calm influence to our Wedding day. Nothing was too much trouble and the end results were stunning. We booked hair and makeup for both of our mothers who have never looked so confidently beautiful. We also booked hair for four bridesmaids, one flower girl and myself. The styles were effortlessly elegant with natural beauty and held up the entire day. Melissa is an excellent talent and was such a pleasure to have around. From calming my nerves to entertaining toddlers and finally helping me into my gown, Melissa was not only able to make sure we all looked the part but that we were truly ready for what is such a wonderful day. I have no hesitation to recommend Melissa for both hair and makeup, in fact I would strongly encourage it.

Jo Comens

Melissa is amazing. Her transformation of my haggard pre-wedding face was nothing short of a miracle. Melissa is not just an artist, she was also a friend during a very stressful day. Thank you Melissa so much for the beautiful hair and make-up on my wedding day. You turned my vision into something even more beautiful. Melissa’s knowledge and skill is outstanding, add that to her easy going personality and you have the perfect service.

Marian

From start to finish, Melissa was a joy to work with in the run up to my wedding. She took so much time to discuss different hair and make up options with me, to ensure I felt confident and beautiful on my wedding day. I couldn’t believe how well my hair and make up stayed in place, even though it was the hottest day of the year!My Mother, who has never had her makeup done before in her life was very nervous, but Melissa put her at ease and she was so pleased with the end results. Thank you, Melissa, for keeping me calm and happy on the morning of my wedding, and providing such a lovely start to my wedding day.

Amy Rowlatt

It was lovely to have my make up and hair done by Melissa for my wedding. She was so personable and really understood what I look I wanted. My Mum and bridesmaids also looked beautiful and the whole experience was wonderful.

Eve

Melissa is so easy to have around on what is a very busy morning.  She certainly put me at ease on my hair and make up trial, which couldn’t have been easy given I’m not keen on being ‘made up’!  However I was so comfortable with the natural look she created and felt just right on my wedding day.  All bridesmaids, my mum and mother in law also felt very special after their makeover too enjoyed every minute.  Melissa was recommended to me by my sister who loved having her in the house on her big day, as did I on mine and I have since recommended her to others. 

Zoe Hamilton

I was lucky to have Melissa complete my hair styling and make up on our wedding day and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a lovely manner and is really responsive and flexible in helping you to create the look you are after. Having the trial was really helpful as it made the day of the wedding completely stress free as I knew I was in capable hands. I loved my soft yet intricate hair style and once it was done I didn’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day.  My make up felt natural yet with sufficient coverage to cope with the inevitable tears throughout the day! Overall a great service – thank you, Melissa

Lauri Duncan

I contacted Melissa based on the feedback I read online, and from the moment she responded to my message to the actual wedding day she was amazing. At my trial, Melissa gave me some brilliant advice about my hair and what would look best with my dress, whilst making sure it was ‘me’. On my wedding day not only did she transform me and my bridesmaid with her amazing make-up but she stepped in to help my mum with her hair crisis when things weren’t going quite right. Calm, warm, kind and amazingly good at what she does… I’d definitely recommend Melissa for your special occasion.