Christina Jessel Hair & Make Up

(27)
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Hello and welcome to my profile! Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding! I’m a Cruelty Free & Vegan Wedding and Special Occasion Hair and Make-up Artist, based in Brighton and happy to travel ☺️
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£75
Details

Products and Services

Make-Up Artists
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
Airbrush
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Hair Extensions
On the Day Services
Hair Dressing
Full Description
Welcome to my profile, I'd like to start with a wonderful review from one of my lovely brides as I feel this explains my work and how I feel about it: “Christina is one of these amazing souls who puts you at ease the minute you are in her company. Naturally for a bride, hair and make-up is a huge part of the day and a rather daunting one! When I went for my trial in Christina's beautiful home, she was brilliant. So incredibly and naturally talented, she had lots of ideas and I loved all of them. I walked out of there and looked like a different woman….the make-up made my eyes look so defined but I didn't feel like I had a lot on - perfect for me who doesn't normally wear a great deal of make-up. My hair was simply gorgeous and even the taxi driver who picked me up said how nice I looked!! Everyone should have Christina make them look and feel beautiful on their wedding day - I was one of the lucky brides to have found her.” Mrs Demelza Clark (Jones) I have a wealth of experience as a hair and make up artist having started in the theatre, followed by tv, film and several years ago I started my wedding hair and make up business. I see every bride as wanting to make the very best of herself on a very special day and I love to create that look especially for her to bring out her natural beauty and fill her with confidence , it really is such a treat! It's a very special feeling to be a part of a brides wedding day, often with her family and friends in a gorgeous venue with everybody in happy spirits . I feel my wealth of experience has given my work a creative edge which translates in my hair and make up artistry and knowledge, this puts brides at ease as they can feel my confidence and they know they are in great hands.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Christina Jessel
Hello and congratulations ! Let’s have a chat about your hair and make up for your wedding day x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(27)
Meredith and Devin
Wedding: October 2018
December 2018
Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.
Christina did my hair for my wedding as well as the hair for my bridesmaids and she did just an amazing job. I couldn’t have been happier with the result. It staying in all day and looked awesome. The quality of Christina’s work was outstanding. The added benefit is that Christina is just lovely! Such a wonderful person.
Bev
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
Fantastic Hair and Make up!
I love recommending Christina to my clients, she puts them at ease, delivers a professional and prompt service as well as everyone always looking amazing! She is a truly lovely person and woujl be a great addition to anyones day!
Helen
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
Perfect hair and make up!
I recently booked Christina to help me with my hair and make up for my wedding. Christina is such a warm and friendly person she made me me feel at ease. My hair and make up were perfect and I had loads of compliments on the day. I had asked Christina for a fairly natural make up look and the end result was flawless looking skin and the best version of ‘me’ I have ever seen. Could not recommend Christina highly enough!
Rosie Flooks
Wedding: April 2018
November 2018
Great stylist
Christina was a great stylist who managed to style my usually unruly curly hair just as I wanted on my wedding day. She was lovely and easy to talk to and made my bridesmaids feel at ease and who were also very happy with their hair. It was great to not have to worry about my hair on the day. Would definitely recommend.
Maria Feast
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
We would highly recommend Christina Jessel
I adored the Hair and Make Up that Christina created for my friends wedding, i was also aware of all of her past work in the theatre, so was really happy to hear that she could make the dates for our Wedding. I would recommend a trial before, so that you can try the look you would like to achieve, it's also a really fun day out and special time with Mum and Mother in law or you could go with your Bridesmaids. On the day arrived on time, in fact a little early, ready with all of the equipment needed. Christina created a beautiful S wave in my hair and used the most amazing spray foundation, cruelty free and Vegan, which is great coverage and light. I felt glamorous without having to have really heavy make up, light touch enhancing with some eyelashes added to the outer edge of the eyelid. I felt a million dollars when i looked in the mirror and felt fantastic all day, as did my Mum and Mother in law with what Christina did for them. It is lovely to be looked out for too, as on a busy morning with everyone getting ready it was Christina that noticed i may need a little bit of fizz to calm the nerves!!! Once Christina had finished i certainly felt truly ready for the big day.... Would highly recommend and a big thank you for setting me up for a smooth running and fantastic day
Neil Walker Photography
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Wonderfully natural makeup artist
I've worked with Christina on many weddings, too many to count! She has always been lovely and calm and professional, an important way to be at that time of the day. All her brides I have photographed have loved her work and I get many talking about her after the wedding and how their makeup looks in my photos. Christina is the only makeup artist I recommend, particularly as her style looks great in photos.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Brighton, East Sussex

Travel Notes

I live in Central Brighton and will advise on local parking for you with your wedding enquiry.

Nearest Town

Brighton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A23/A27 more info with enquiry

Nearest Train Station

Brighton

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
(4)

Press & Awards (1)

Harpers Bazaar, Exclusive Magazine, Tatler, Hen Haven and Rock my Wedding blog

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Hairdressing Training. Apprenticeship with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Industry Awards (2)

Gold Certificate of Excellence Bridebook 2019
Regional Finalist 2016 for TWIA
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Good skincare avoiding products with chemicals, a healthy diet, drink lots of water, exercise regularly for your health regime, develop peaceful sleep, smile and try some yoga for relaxation and flexibility.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

By chatting to her and reminding her that everyone around her is full of love and wanting the very best for her and her fiancée. Background music is often relaxing too ... and a small glass of bubbly !

What about your business are you most proud of?

Keep in mind exactly what you both want for the day and what feels special and personal for the two of you, after all, it is about the two of you!

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

Usually it's an enquiry via e mail or a phone chat, we discuss quotes then meet for a trial ( which I hold at my apartment in Central Brighton) and run through all the details as well as trying Hair and make up styles.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

All weddings are special and memorable, but if I had to choose.... in particular a wedding in Southern Italy on the coast for a few days, being invited to the party the night before and to the wedding day.. stunning location!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Families making personal table and venue decorations.

What do you love most about your job?

Find an expert Hair and make up artist !

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

The high standard of hair and make up artistry, listening to clients needs and creating individual bespoke styles whilst using cruelty free and vegan plant based products ...basically as natural and kind as possible.

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

Unique. Creative. Stylish. Elegant. Polished.

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

Meeting lovely people, creating beautiful hair and make up styles, being involved in the joy and fun... it’s a privileged profession.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook Special OfferDiscounts also available for weekday weddings 💜