Christina Jessel Hair & Make Up
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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 ☺️
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Products and Services
On the Day Services
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
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Meredith and Devin
Married in October 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 a...
Wedding: 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 ...
Married in 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...
Married in April 2018
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 bridesm...
Married in September 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...
Neil Walker Photography
Wedding: September 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 ...
Location & Contact Details
Press & Awards
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)
Regional Finalist 2016 for TWIA
Gold Certificate of Excellence Bridebook 2019
What is your most memorable 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 style in 5 adjectives.
Unique. Creative. Stylish. Elegant. Polished.
What about your business are you most proud of?
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.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
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 favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Families making personal table and venue decorations.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
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 do you love most about your job?
Meeting lovely people, creating beautiful hair and make up styles, being involved in the joy and fun... it’s a privileged profession.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
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.
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
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 advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Find an expert Hair and make up artist !
Bridebook Special OfferDiscounts also available for weekday weddings 💜