Explore the best bridal hair and make-up artists in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Here is our selection of the top wedding hair and make-up Companies, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples. Click on the Request Quotes button below to request a quote from all listed here, or contact them individually. Also find hair and make up artists in Gauteng, KZN and Eastern Cape.
My name is Adri Hugo and I have been in the bridal industry for two decades. As a professional wedding hair and makeup specialist, it is my art and passion to capture a bride’s essence and tastefully accentuate their best features.
It’s funny to think that I have been doing this for 20 years now, and I just keep falling more deeply in love with the industry. What this experience has taught me is that the devil is in the detail. I am quite a driven person and I’m always determined to get the job done right. To achieve this I strike a fine balance between creativity and practicality. There is no greater feeling than seeing looks of amazement when a bride sees herself in the mirror. Being a qualified hairdresser has given me a well-rounded knowledge of colouring, styling and the art of make-up. Weddings are where my passion lies and there is nothing more satisfying than transforming a bride and her retinue on her big day. Click here to see more.
Adri was the perfect makeup artist and hair stylist for my wedding. She was quick and efficient and incredibly talented. She highlighted the natural beauty of each and everyone of us. She’s also lovely company to have around. – Kim Anderson
I love what I do, this is not my job, this is my life and passion… nothing beats the excitement that makeup gives me. Meeting my new bride for the first time is a very special moment for me, seeing the beauty that already exists and giving someone confidence in their own skin is the best feeling in the world for me. I handle each person in my chair with love and respect, giving my full attention and making them feel absolutely like the most beautiful person in the world. I take so much pride in my work and I strive for perfection every time.
I also won the the Best Wedding Make-up Artist for 2015, 2016 & 2017 in the Elite Category at the Top Vendor Wedding Awards. My work has been featured on various wedding blogs, locally and internationally, as well as printed media in South Africa, like Wedding Inspirations, Sarie & Sarie Bruid to name a few. The most important thing for me is to ensure that you feel and look like yourself, just the most beautiful version!
Corle and her team were professional, efficient and friendly from beginning to end. I used Corle for hair and make-up on my wedding day which included 11 bridesmaids, moms, grandmothers, aunties- approximately 16 people, and it went off smoothly and beautifully. From my trial make-up and hair run to the actual day the whole experience was fun and exciting and the work exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend Corle and her team for any occasion. – Sheri-Lee Winik
Simply put, I adore my profession. I love the diversity of individual jobs and people I get to meet from all over the word but weddings lie particularly close to my heart – being a part of your celebration in some small way makes my work so much more rewarding. I don’t consider myself as just your makeup artist, but also a support system for what can also be an intense day for you, the bride. Literally, I’ve got you covered. I love using airbrushing and am happy to say that I am known for specializing in airbrushing; often combining traditional brush techniques with airbrushing to get the best effect for my clients.
I studied Health and Skincare with an extensive makeup course because I wanted to do more than ‘just a makeup course’ – this comes in handy with clients who suffer with problematic skin, sensitivity and allergies. Along with that I have also trained in hair styling which means I can make your hair pretty in a flowing curl or posh in a sleek chignon!
Throughout the years, my work has been featured on several local and international blogs (Junebug, Green Wedding Shoes, The Pretty Blog) and publications (Wedding Inspirations, Sarie Bride, Hochzeitsguide); I’ve had the privilege to work with a few local celebs and amazing artists, but a definite highlight for me would be having a wedding booked in Paris in 2018. I want you to feel amazing, look like a goddess, and just have a ball! Click here to see more.
Marnél truly listened to what my vision was for my wedding make up. I changed my look after the trial yet she still pulled through and my face looked amazing all due to her artistic and accurate skill. I loved my look and I would rate Marnél to anyone looking for a beautiful face for their wedding day. Thanks, hun! – Nuriyah Gallow
I am so blessed, to be able to do what I love every day. My core personal and business values are inspired by real-life, which goes on to celebrate beauty in every sense of the word. With over 20 years of working as a professional make-up artist and hairstylist, I have had extensive experience working with all skin tones and types, facial features, hair textures and personal styles
My bridal style is understated, natural and elegant – I believe that you should be a true reflection of who you are on your wedding day. I am a great believer in marriage and the decision one makes to choose to share your life with one special person. To combine my passion for make-up and hair with this beautiful reality of marriage is a dream come true for me. With over 20 years of working as a professional make-up artist and hairstylist, I have had extensive experience working with all skin tones and types, facial features, hair textures and personal styles. Click here to see more.
Much of the decision making was down to magnificent people like you. Hardworking, creative and elegant you are, friendly and supportive and I need not speak of your amazing transformation of me! Caring and patient with us all in the flurry of getting ready. You even left your mirror behind which I have here and shall use as a great excuse to visit you and have some coffee when I return in a few months’ time. Jenni has captured the dream, YOU created the dream and we were lost in a cloud of those who wanted only the best for me and my children on the wedding day. – Karen
In 2010, I qualified as a makeup artist after I finished my studies at Head to Toe Academy. And since then I have made it my mission to share my love for beauty with aspiring makeup artists by offering accredited courses and practical workshops at Cecilia Fourie Academy. You might occasionally see my work featured in a few magazines too! I’ve also had the absolute pleasure to meet some amazing people, work on some incredible projects, including on set at Top Billing, Expresso and SABC 3.
As a Professional Makeup Artist & Hairstylist my aim is to showcase my clients inner magnificence through the careful application of make up ensuring she looks as amazing as she feels for her special occasion! I strongly believe each and every person should look natural, yet radiantly beautiful, this is accomplished by enhancing each clients natural features. Makeup & Hairstyling in my eyes are not tools to change who they are, it’s techniques that is meant to magnify the beauty within that already exists.
From the moment I enquired about hair and make up for my wedding Cecilia was fantastic. She did my hair and make up exactly how I wanted it and her customer service was world class. She went out her way and responded to all my emails promptly that’s what a bride wants when things can get quite stressful leading up to the big day. If I had to do it all over again I would definitely have her do my hair and make up again. Thank you for being outstanding. – Bride: Kelly
Our tips: Book your hair and make up artist
Meet the top 10 bridal hair and make up artists in Cape Town. Click on the REQUEST QUOTES button to send an enquiry email to all 10 artists or click on their image to send a single enquiry.
For most brides-to-be this is a very personal decision – to pick just the right artist who understands you, your vision and your style. Someone who will spend a few intimate hours with you and your bridal party on your wedding day.
This is why you should take care to book your hair and make-up trial as soon as you know what you will be wearing. This will be the moment you get a real glimpse into how beautiful you will look and feel on your big day. Go armed with photos of what you’d like, a picture of your dress and if you can take your veil along. Turn it into a photoshoot, not only will it be fun but it will prove to be helpful to have a visual indicator.
If you are having a destination wedding arrange a trial in advance for soon after you arrive at your destination before your wedding day. Even if it’s a week or a couple of days before the wedding this is important to get done to ensure that your artist and you have made all the important decisions, discussed timelines and all other arrangements before the big day.
If a trial is not possible have your “home” stylist document step by step instructions and photos for your look down to every last hairpin to make sure your destination stylist gets it right on the day. Visit our Instagram page for inspiration.