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.
Products and Services
Group Bookings
Hair Extensions
Hair Dressing
Make-up Artists
Mobile Services
Nail Artists
On the Day Services
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Trial
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £50
We contacted Rachel at what I would consider short notice...
Oct 2016
Happily married
We contacted Rachel at what I would consider short notice, approx 6/8 wks before the wedding. Rachel was very professional, able to acco... 

Rachel is a very talented make up artist...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Rachel is a very talented make up artist. I was very pleased with the look she created for me on my wedding day. I felt confident that i... 

2 of my work colleagues used Rachel for their wedding...
Jun 2016
Happily married
2 of my work colleagues used Rachel for their wedding make-up and I was very impressed with her work. The make-up looked very natural an... 

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.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 10 and 30
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Bride website magazine http://www.weddingsite.co.uk/magazines/
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Chippenham
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M4 Junction 17
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Chippenham
    • Nearest Airport
    • Bristol
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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 #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 #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.