Rachel Neate Freelance Makeup & Hair Artist

Rachel is a Freelance Wiltshire based Makeup and Hair Artist offering a bespoke makeup and hair service for weddings, special occasions and proms.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

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
Rachel specialises in semi photographic wedding makeup, perfecting a fresh, flawless finish which is defined and not over applied.” Hi, I am Rachel and am passionate about makeup and hair and have been a professional makeup artist for 10 years. Focusing on hair and makeup I can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to achieve a bridal hair and makeup look that my clients are happy with. I offer a bespoke makeup and hair styling service for weddings, special occasions and proms, working at your chosen venue or home on your special day. My passion, commitment, patience and creativity allows me to cover all my clients style needs with great attention to detail. I am a friendly, self motivated individual, and strives to achieve perfection in every look I create and pride myself on my work. Assistant to me for larger wedding parties, so that everyone is ready on time, Caroline lives makeup and hair and has been working with me for the last 6 years. She pay greats attention to detail, striving to perfect that flawless finish. Caroline is friendly and committed to achieving the best possible look and style for her clients. Caroline and myself make a strong team, keeping up to date on trends and looks. Working seamlessly together, we bring a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to our clients special day. The makeup we use is a professional brand called Mii (miicosmetics.co.uk) incorporates mineral products and has a wide range ensuring a bespoke application with products that suit your skin type and tone. Beauty is often simply about having the confidence to be yourself. Mii is a cosmetics range that allows just that. They have taken the feedback of thousands of women who use makeup and developed a totally new range of makeup, one that makes you feel beautiful whoever you are. With myself, Caroline and Mii doing all the hard work to give you the confidence to create a look that is uniquely, completely and unmistakably you.

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
Married in May 2019
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 2017
December 2016
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.
Married in July 2017
December 2016
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
Married in May 2017
December 2016
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!
Married in April 2017
December 2016
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
Married in April 2017
December 2016
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.