MUBYLEIGH - Hair & Makeup Artist

Our diary is now closed until further notice. We are fully booked for 2022 and not yet booking 2023 weddings. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for future diary updates. Leigh x
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Stay Through Ceremony
Make-Up Artists
Stay Through Reception
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Group Bookings
On the Day Services
Hair Dressing
Hair Extensions
Full Description
Hello to all of you lovely couples! My name's Leigh. My team and I beautify brides and their bridal parties throughout Durham, Tyne & Wear, and Northumberland. Specialising in bridal beauty, I pride myself on modern, glowing makeup and romantic, bohemian hair styling. Many of my brides rarely wear makeup. Some are even pretty terrified at the idea of having theirs done by a professional. Perhaps you've searched high and low for an MUA? Maybe you're worried that the makeup will feel too heavy, or that you'll look like a completely different person? It is my goal to help each of my brides feel like the absolute best version of themselves, whilst still feeling like themselves! I have a very relaxed and comfortable approach – preparing for your wedding day can often be stressful enough but I will do everything I can to ensure you feel “totally at ease” and ready to enjoy your big day! Using premium products and tried-and-tested techniques, I create stunning, long lasting makeup and beautiful hair - leaving you feeling totally flawless and super confident for the day ahead. To find out more about my services, including information on my pricing packages, please visit: Get in touch at - I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Leigh
Congratulations to you both on your upcoming wedding - how exciting! Our diary is now closed until further notice, as we are fully booked for 2022 and not yet booking 2023 weddings. Please keep an eye on our website ( and follow us on Instagram (@mubyleigh) for future diary updates. Leigh x


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Zoe and Dan
Married in April 2022
May 2022
Wonderful Hair and Makeup!
I’m so thankful that I booked Leigh for my wedding hair and makeup! I don’t wear makeup usually, so I was very nervous about it. She was wonderful through the trial and absolutely lovely during the morning of the wedding- helping me stay calm. I was over the moon with the result and felt amazing all the way through the day. Thank you so much!!
Ashleigh Priestman
Married in August 2021
October 2021
I cannot recommend Leigh enough!
Leigh and Megan were absolutely amazing and I cannot recommend them both enough. They both made me and my bridal party feel so comfortable and were happy to go with any ideas that we had. Leigh was really supportive throughout the whole process, especially as I was indecisive with my hair. But she stuck with me and actually convinced me to wear it up (which never happens), which looked beautiful. I’m so glad that she was available for my date, and made what could have been a really stressful morning so relaxed and fun. Thank you so much Leigh!
Liz - Durham - 20/08/2020
Married in August 2020
September 2020
"... I look and felt amazing."
"I would highly recommend Leigh she did an amazing job for me. I was her first client on 15th August after the COVID restrictions were lifted and she was allowed to return to work. This was only 5 days before my special day so we were both a little nervous,but it didn’t take long for us to be at ease with one another. The final result at my trial and on the day was just Perfect and thanks to Leigh I looked and felt amazing. Thanks Leigh."
Yuze - Durham Castle - 10/02/2020
Married in May 2020
September 2020
"I would highly recommend Leigh!”
“Leigh did both my hair and makeup on my wedding day. During my trial she was so patient, listening to my opinions on the styles I liked, and creating an eye makeup look that I felt comfortable with. On my wedding day, she was not only super professional but also very helpful in whatever way she could be, which helped me a lot to start my wedding day with ease. I would highly recommend Leigh!”
Alicia - Danby Castle - 07/09/2019
Married in April 2020
September 2020
"...definitely hire her if she is available!"
“Having never had my hair or makeup done for an event before and not wearing much makeup generally I was nervous that I would look too made up. However, after my trial and meeting Leigh she completely put me at ease. She was professional yet relaxed and chatty which immediately made me able to speak to her about what I envisioned for the day. On the day my alarm didn’t go off and she ended up waking me up!! Panic! I was in a total flap, but her calm and experienced demeanour meant that I was soon organised and ready to start the amazing day. She fitted in to our group getting ready and made us all look amazing. Couldn’t fault her, definitely hire her if she is available!”
Victoria - Lartington Hall - 20/02/2020
Married in March 2020
September 2020
"Wonderful hair/makeup artist"
“Leigh did both my bridesmaid’s and my hair and make up for my wedding and I was so happy with the outcome! She’s so nice and friendly and more importantly, she listened to what I wanted at the trial and it couldn’t have been more perfect on the day! Definitely would recommend her.”
Location & Contact Details


20 Ousterley Terrace, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 6EU, England

Nearest Town

Stanley, Durham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 - Junction 63 (Chester-le-Street)

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Newcastle International Airport

Follow This Supplier On


Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, feature-enhancing, glowing, bohemian, romantic.

What about your business are you most proud of?

After a pretty rubbish 2017, I decided to follow a new creative path and started a course in Hair & Makeup Artistry. Within a few months of absolutely loving it, I left my full time job to pursue a career as a Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist and I built my business from the ground up. I created my own website, developed a presence on social media, and filled a gap in the market in my local area. As of 2019, I relocated to a totally new area and I'm incredibly proud of how my small business has grown and continues to do so.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Allocate 'tasks' to your wedding planner/coordinator, or members of the wedding party/friends/family on the morning of your wedding. Things like handing out buttonholes or being the person to call for directions etc. The last thing you need is to be answering phone calls and liaising with suppliers when you should be feeling relaxed and pampered!

What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

Skin care! Keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. If you don't already have one, I would highly recommend getting into a good skin care routine during the lead up to your wedding.

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

You'll see from my reviews that most of my brides comment on my "calming influence". I simply blend in as part of your bridal party. If there's stress rising, I'll diffuse it - positive vibes only. From experience, I find that it's usually the mum's and the bridesmaids that like to have a freak out moment rather than the bride!

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

Your makeup is applied to stay looking great throughout your special day, but here are a couple of helpful tips: 1. If you shed a tear (or twenty), blot under your eyes with a tissue rather than rubbing. 2. Ask one or all of your bridesmaids to be on 'lipstick check' duty throughout the day - they'll let you know if it needs a top up. 3. If you're prone to an oily t-zone, have some blotting paper or loose powder on hand in case you need to freshen up those areas later in the day.