Rachel Neate Makeup & Hair Artist

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Rachel is a Freelance Wiltshire based Makeup and Hair Artist offering a bespoke makeup and hair service for weddings, special occasions and proms.
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Make-Up Artists
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
Nail Artists
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Group Bookings
Hair Extensions
On the Day Services
Hair Dressing
Full Description
Hi, I am Rachel I started working in the wedding industry about 15 years ago doing Bridal makeup. Initially I did a small amount of wedding makeup alongside my own home based beauty therapy business. However 10 years into the beauty business I found myself overwhelmed with beauty clients and had to make a decision to either move out into commercial premises and hire staff or to work loads more hours. I wanted a work life balance as I have a husband, two beautiful daughters who seemed to need Mum a lot more and a golden retriever who loves people and going for long walks. I also have discovered the joy of caravanning! So having been asked by so many brides do you do hair and makeup? I made the decision to step out fully into the world of weddings and add to my skills by training in bridal hair. Concentrating on bridal hair and makeup has been one of the best decisions I have made. Not only do I have a successful hair and makeup business but also a good work life balance. I am so passionate about what I do, I love it and count it a privilege to be able work my passion. My favourite part of the job, is when my bride to be, is transformed into a bride. She looks the best version of herself that she can be. She feels beautiful and is confident to walk down the aisle with all eyes on her. I want my brides to be the most naturally glamorous version of themselves, to feel amazing yet still be recognised by her groom when she gets to the end of the aisle!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel Neate
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and thank you for taking a look at my website. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Claire & David
Happy couple married in May
May 2019
Loved My Hair and Make-up
Really happy with the hair and make-up looks that Rachel put together for me and my bridesmaid. She was really easy to talk to and helped make it a relaxing morning of preparation.
Wedding: September
September 2017
What Hannah said about us
First of all I wanted to say a huge thank you to both you and Caroline for doing such an amazing job, for the first time in my life I looked in the mirror and felt beautiful - not only that, but my hair and make up stayed perfect for the entire wedding - and there wasn't even a blob of grease on my skin when I came to take it all off at 2am the next morning. Whatever you used did my skin the world of good.
Happy couple married in July
July 2017
Hair and Makeup for Bridal Party Thank You
thank you for the amazing job that you and Caroline did - we were all over the moon with the results. we all had a great day and everything went perfectly so thanks so much for being part of my big day. Clare Bride
Happy couple married in May
May 2017
Brides Hair and Makeup Thank You
We had an absolutely amazing day! Thank you for everything - from the start you were able to visualise the look/style I was after. Everybody commented on how beautiful my hair and makeup looked - you made me feel confident and elegant; I really couldn't have wished for more!
Happy couple married in April
April 2017
Brides Hair and Makeup Thank you
Thank you so much for last Thursday I was very pleased with my hair and makeup and lots of people commented on how lovely I looked. There ended up being a lot of tears in the ceremony but nothing budged at all Sam Bride
Happy couple married in April
April 2017
Thank you
Hi Rachel, firstly thank you so much for all your help on the day. Everyone said how natural I looked. Mum looked amazing as well so thank you
Location & Contact Details


Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

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Bride website magazine http://www.weddingsite.co.uk/magazines/

What is your most memorable wedding?

The Georgian styled wedding is probably the most memorable, but each and every wedding is unique and has its own specialised qualities all of which I have been privileged to be a part of.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fresh, Flawless, Defined, Natural, Bespoke

What about your business are you most proud of?

I like to pay attention to detail, listening carefully to my clients requirements in order to achieve a look and style they are comfortable with.

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

Do your research and plan ahead regarding hair style and makeup style

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I only see the bride and sometimes members of the brides party. A trial/consultation takes place at my studio in Chippenham, we have a chat about the brides likes, dislikes, theme and colour scheme of wedding, hair type, style, skin type and style of makeup so that I get a real feel for what the bride wants. I allow 2 to 3 hours for hair and makeup trial. Once the bride is happy to go ahead we look at her schedule for the day and confirm timings. On the day I arrived at the agreed time to set up and then proceed with making everyone beautiful.

What do you love most about your job?

The transformation and the fact that it is the day when a bride is her most beautiful self.

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

Look after your skin it is never too late to start a skin care regime.

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

By being calm myself, chatting and encouraging the bride, making sure she eats.

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

Hire a makeup artist who can apply your makeup to last all day, and invest in a lipstick.