Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair

Pro MMB Artist

Eversley, Hampshire

Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair
Melissa is a professional Make-up & Hair Artist based in Berkshire & Hampshire. With over 6 years in the wedding industry she has styled hundreds of brides and created a variety of contemporary looks such as textured plaits, rustic updos, glamourous waves or pretty half up looks. With a love for bohemian styling she loves creating makeup looks that are natural but radiant, including airbrushed makeup, but with a fresh feel that will last long into the evening. She loves getting creative on editorial bridal shoots and offers makeup lessons too. Melissa has worked and trained with award winning artists and luxury brands, picking up great trade tips and secrets along the way. She has been shortlisted twice in The UK Wedding Industry awards.

My Portfolio

Twisted hair detail leading into a low ponytail for a bride getting married at Rivervale Barn in Berkshire

 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Helen Sarah pictures. #bohemian #flowercrown Photo by Helen Sarah pictures
http://www.helensarah.com/
A bridal updo on blonde hair with soft root volume and twisted plaited bun - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Katy Djokic . #bohemian #updo #blonde Photo by Katy Djokic

A bridal updo on blonde hair with soft root volume and twisted plaited bun

 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalia D’ark. #bohemian #bridalhair #rustic #chignon #messybun #bohobride Photo by Natalia D’ark
http://www.natali-ark.com/

Jess’s Hair was plaited and plaited again in this undone rustic hair up. Detailed golden accessories by Wilde Bride

Natural and fresh hair and makeup for Jess

Hair and makeup by me - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalie D’ark. #glamorous #glow #brunette #halfuphair #freshmakeup Photo by Natalie D’ark
http://www.natali-ark.com/

Hair and makeup by me

Airbrush makeup for a flawless complexion - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Arina Photography. #classic #naturalmakeup #airbrushedmakeup #flawless Photo by Arina Photography
http://www.arinaphotography.co.uk/

Airbrush makeup for a flawless complexion

Laura’s wedding day hair at Millbridge Court

Hair and makeup by me on the Gemma Sutton pro team

I’ve been shortlisted in the UK wedding industry for my hair & makeup work :-)

 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalia D’ark Photography . #glamorous #plaits #contoured #bohoglam #dutchplait Photo by Natalia D’ark Photography
 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalia D’ark. #halfuphair #curls #brunette #moonandstars #ethereal #dreamy Photo by Natalia D’ark
Hair & Makeup on a beautiful bride for the Gemma Sutton Pro Team - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Tell Your Story. #freshmakeup #natural #glowing Photo by Tell Your Story

Hair & Makeup on a beautiful bride for the Gemma Sutton Pro Team

 - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalie D’ark. #glamorous #halfuphair #goldeyeshadow #winterwedding Photo by Natalie D’ark
Hair & Makeup by Me
Venue : Warbrook House - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalia D’ark. #classic #halfuphair #goldeneyes Photo by Natalia D’ark
http://www.natali-ark.com

Hair & Makeup by Me Venue : Warbrook House

Venue: Warbrook house 
Dress: Tillymint weddings
Accessories: Wilde Bride
Hair & Makeup: me - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalia D’ark. #glamorous #halfuphair #contoured Photo by Natalia D’ark
http://www.natali-ark.com

Venue: Warbrook house Dress: Tillymint weddings Accessories: Wilde Bride Hair & Makeup: me

Hair & makeup by me - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Richard Galloway Photography . #bohemian #boho #halfuphair #braids #plaits Photo by Richard Galloway Photography
http://www.gallowayphotography.uk.com/

Hair & makeup by me

Venue: Warbrook house 
Dress: Tillymint weddings
Accessories: Wilde Bride
Hair & Makeup: me - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natalia d’ark. #bohemian #halfuphair #stars #braids #plaits Photo by Natalia d’ark
http://www.natali-ark.com

Venue: Warbrook house Dress: Tillymint weddings Accessories: Wilde Bride Hair & Makeup: me

Venue: Warbrook house 
Dress: Tillymint weddings
Accessories: Wilde Bride
Hair & Makeup: me - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natali d’ark. #bohemian #rustic #winterwedding #updo Photo by Natali d’ark
http://www.natali-ark.com

Venue: Warbrook house Dress: Tillymint weddings Accessories: Wilde Bride Hair & Makeup: me

Venue: Warbrook house 
Dress: Tillymint weddings
Accessories: Wilde Bride
Hair & Makeup: me - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Natali D’ark. #bohemian #updo #rustic Photo by Natali D’ark
http://www.natali-ark.com

Venue: Warbrook house Dress: Tillymint weddings Accessories: Wilde Bride Hair & Makeup: me

Beautiful natural boho bride 
Hair and makeup by me for the Gemma Sutton Pro Team - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Marianne Taylor photography . #bohemian Photo by Marianne Taylor photography
http://www.mariannetaylorphotography.co.uk

Beautiful natural boho bride Hair and makeup by me for the Gemma Sutton Pro Team

Charlotte loved vintage hair styles, she would reference Downton Abbey in her hair goals! But she also wanted her relaxed Australian nature to come through so we worked together to achieve her perfect wedding look - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Green Antlers Photography. #bohemian #naturalmakeup #airbrushedmakeup #updo #flowersinhair Photo by Green Antlers Photography

Charlotte loved vintage hair styles, she would reference Downton Abbey in her hair goals! But she also wanted her relaxed...

As voted for by all the lovely wonderful brides I have had the pleasure to work with this year! ✨❤️

Emma loves Disney and wanted her look to have a fairytale vibe. She pulled it off beautifully ❤️

Cover shoot for Bride Magazine with hair & makeup by me - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Jamie Dunn Photography. #flowercrown #naturalmakeup #boho Photo by Jamie Dunn Photography
http://jamiedunnphotography.com

Cover shoot for Bride Magazine with hair & makeup by me

Natural makeup and express lash extensions by me

For Holly's big day she wanted an airbrushed complexion with minimal eye makeup so went for a golden cream eye shadow and put lots of emphasis on her lashes. Finished with a rose lip. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Arina Photography. #classic #airbrushedmakeup #roselip #fresh #goldeneyes Photo by Arina Photography

For Holly's big day she wanted an airbrushed complexion with minimal eye makeup so went for a golden cream eye...

Carla's stunning wedding at Danesfield house. The dress! The hair! The venue! She opted for a curly half up do with white roses and a pearl hair vine which we enhanced with little branches of gypsophila - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Sam Vaughan Stephens. #halfuphair #curls #blonde #roses #gypsophila #hairvine #glamorous Photo by Sam Vaughan Stephens

Carla's stunning wedding at Danesfield house. The dress! The hair! The venue! She opted for a curly half up do...

Charlotte was the sweetest Australian bride. Her look reflected her gentle character, with soft curls pinned into a loose bun, decorated with with gypsophila and a fresh glowing airbrushed complexion. Her eyes took a warm nude metallic eyeshadow from Nars - which enhanced her lovely eye colouring. - Make Me Bridal Artist: Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair. Photography by: Green antlers photography . #gypsophila #bridalhair #flowersinherhair #updo #soft #rustic Photo by Green antlers photography

Charlotte was the sweetest Australian bride. Her look reflected her gentle character, with soft curls pinned into a loose bun,...

FAQs

Where/when do the trials take place?

I suggest booking your trial in for a date approximately 3 months before your wedding. Trials are carried out on weekdays between 10am-4pm at my home studio in Eversley RG27

Do I need to bring anything for the trial?

Bring a white top, any hair accessories you may have and your veil if you have one. Some people bring a sample of their flowers which is a lovely way of seeing how the colours work with your look. Arrive with a bare face too, unless you have a particular way of wearing your makeup that you would like me to replicate.

Do I wash my hair the night before it is styled?

You know your hair best! Evaluate how much time you have to get ready in the morning, how warm the weather is, do you need a conditioning treatment...we can discuss this. Most importantly arrive with it clean, fresh, product free and ensure it is completely dry.

How long does a trial take?

Trials take roughly 2 hrs for hair and 2hrs for makeup or 3.5hrs for both.

How long do you need on the wedding day?

For the bride I will need 60mins for hair and 60mins for makeup. For the bridal party I will need 45 mins for hair and 45 mins for makeup.

What is your cancellation policy?

My booking terms and cancellation policy are applicable once a deposit is paid. The are fully viewable on my booking form www.melissaclare.com/booking-form

When do your require final payment?

I require the final outstanding payment 2 weeks before the wedding.

What additional services do you offer?

I offer airbrushing with Temptu and Airbase foundations, solely to the bride as an exclusive service. I offer Lash Perfect Individal express lashes that last 2 weeks and cost £35.

Prices

Services Trial Price Wedding Price
Bridal Makeup 70 150
Bridal Hair 70 150
Bridal Hair and Makeup 120 250
Bridesmaids Makeup 60 70
Bridesmaids Hair 60 70
Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup 90 120
'Mothers of' Makeup 60 70
'Mothers of' Hair 60 70
'Mothers of' Hair and Makeup 90 120
Flower Girls Makeup 15
Flower Girls Hair 20
Additional Artist 45
Individal Express Lash Extensions 35

More info on my pricing

Bridal Party Package options available - please enquire for more information

Contact Artist

We will store your enquiry for 1 year and a minimum of 3 months after your wedding date, if provided. This is so that the artist can always refer to it if needed. After this time your enquiry will be automatically deleted.

Important Info

Years in the Industry

  • 6

Services Offered

  • Makeup
  • Hair

Locations covered

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Hampshire
  • Middlesex
  • Surrey

Insured

Yes

Minimum Booking Fee

£250

Travel Expenses

45p per mile

What's in my kit?

Nars, Mac, Temptu Airbrush, Hourglass, Kevyn Aucoin, By Terry, Chantecaille, Charlotte Tilbury, Bioderma, Ghd, Kenra, Bumble & Bumble, Lush Hair

Instagram

@melissaclaremakeup

What others say

Melissa, thank you SO much for the fantastic job you and Alice did with the hair and make up for my wedding on 10 August 2019. Me, Jo, Collette and...
Lauren Ellis - See full version
Melissa was brilliant from start to finish, I honestly could not recommend her enough. From early communication before booking and booking itself everything was so easy. The booking form was...
Fran Etherington - See full version
Melissa was such a pleasure to work with. The trial was very relaxed and she helped me pick the perfect shade of lipstick - something I hadn't be able to...
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