What We Offer

Bridal Makeup & Hair

Making Faces Makeup Studio offers professional Bridal Makeup and Hairstyling, servicing Kiama, Wollongong, the South Coast and the Southern Highlands. Our team of experts specialise in a natural but glamorous wedding look, using professional photographic makeup that will last on your special day and still feel light.

Your Makeup & Hair Team for Weddings

Wedding makeup and hair trials are advisable so that we can design and record that special look for you. We recommend bringing some photos of the types of looks and styles you like so that our experienced stylists can interpret what you want. If you are wearing a hairpiece or veil, this should also be brought along on the day of your trial to ensure that both your hair and makeup will compliment your overall look.

Our professional team are dedicated to ensuring a bride’s special day is a beautiful, relaxed experience, creating the look the bride and her bridal party will love and feel comfortable with.

Our Awards & Achievements:

  • 2021 Highly Commended Brides Choice Award Illawarra & Southern Highlands
  • 2020 Winner Brides Choice Award Illawarra & Southern Highlands
  • 2019 Winner Brides Choice Award Illawarra and South Coast
  • 2018 Highly Commended Brides Choice Award Illawarra and South Coast
  • 2017 Highly Commended Brides Choice Award Illawarra Weddings
  • Nominated for the Australian Society Makeup Award – Excellence in Fashion Award
  • Illawarra Women In Business 2018 Award Champion Networker
  • Finalist at Women In Business 2016 for best small business
  • Makeup Judge of the prestigious Face to Face makeup awards held annually at International Beauty Expo Makeup Competition

Frequently Asked Questions

A few questions & answers most brides-to-be wish to know. By emailing us your questions we are more than happy to help.

What is the difference between going out makeup & hair versus a bridal day style?

A. A bride’s wedding day makeup and hair are to last all day into the evening.
B. Complement your theme and dress whilst staying true to your personal style.
C. Be picture perfect in photos, and into the evening in a different light.

What is the best beauty advice to prepare for my wedding day?

It’s all about the skin and hair looking beautifully healthy and radiant, set your plan months in advance, have regular facials and keep up with daily skincare maintenance.

This will ensure your complexion achieves the glow you love.

Remember a beautiful skin requires minimal makeup.

Eyebrows need to be groomed, be sure to consult with an expert to find the correct shape. Thinking of a spray tan?

Best Advice – have a practice run, exfoliating and moisturising the body prior is the key to an even tone. Keep it natural and light!

Leading up to your big day, make sure your hair is in a good condition consult your hairdresser for advice on the best treatments.

How far ahead should we have our makeup and hair trial?
Once you have found your dress, your bridesmaids are ready to be by your side this is a good time to book your makeup and hair trial.

As we come to you on your big day all our trials are held in our Kiama Studio by appointment.

Dates for our trials are usually scheduled during the week or on a Sunday, from time to time we can accommodate a Saturday afternoon appointment after we finish our morning wedding booking.

Best Advice – having a trial done around the time of day when the light is close to the wedding time is a good option and a true indication of how you will feel and look. 

How long does a makeup and hair trial appointment take?

We allow 2 ½ hours for both makeup and hair keeping in mind this time is also spent talking and consulting to find the style you wish us to create.

Best Advice – bringing photos of the makeup and hairstyles you love along with a picture of your dress will always be good for us to see, to help choose your look. Bring hair accessories you have especially if you’re wearing a bridal veil or flower crown.

By asking questions and talking about how you feel allows our team to give guidance and advice on the best looks that will suit your overall look skin tone and hair texture.

Best advice – when you come to your trial make sure your complexion and hair is in good condition
This will give you the best result on how you will look on the day.

One thing is for sure we feel privileged to be asked to be part of your wedding day, designing a look you love feel beautiful in and comfortable wearing is special. As professionals, we respect the fact it’s all a secret till you walk down the aisle with the best smile.

Interested in our bridal services?

If you would like to know more about our bridal hair and makeup services please email us for our price list or call 02 4232 2248.