Jules Makeup Artistry & Hair Design
I just wanted to say thank you for your work last month at our wedding it was brilliant.
The bridesmaid and flower girl hairs were beautiful and I was amazed as they stayed in place all day even the flower girls which is impressive given that five years can get messy hair in minutes! But hours later and it was still perfect.
And thank you for the hair and makeup you did for me it was very glamorous and traditional and the right choice to go with as I know it's something in twenty years I won't be cringing looking at photos regretting. It was very elegant so thank you and my husband liked it very much too.
I've included some photos just so you can see how well it held up throughout the day.
I finally have a video to share with you of our wedding day (still photographs are still on their way!) and I wanted to send it through and to thank you for all your help on the day for me, my bridesmaids and my mum! Everyone was so happy with how beautiful they looked, but felt relaxed as well which was so important. Hopefully that shows in the video!!
Feel free to share or to use this if it's helpful to you!
I have been thinking about the best way to write this review that is truly going to give Jules the credit that she deserves!
This lady is a sheer genius, with talent and time planning. She managed to do 4 bridesmaids, a mother of the bride's hair and the hair and make up of the bride, all within 4 hours to an epic standard. I have never felt so beautiful in my entire life and everyone in my wedding party complimented my style which Jules took and ran with.
Jules, you are a beautiful and reassuring woman, exactly what a bride needs on her big day, I would recommend highly, beyond highly! So so glad I found you! It made the day to have such an expert on board!
Tracey Beddoes - September 2017
Cotswold Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden
Thank you so much for doing hair and makeup for my wedding.
Martha and I were both so happy with our looks. We had lots of fun getting ready and your calmness definitely kept my nerves at bay.
We then had a lovely time in Seville relaxing and recovering from the big day! Love Caroline xxxx
The Baytree Hotel, Burford
Just a note to say a HUGE thank you for doing such an amazing job of my makeup and hair for our wedding day. I was so Pleased with the results and so many people commented on how lovely it looked.
I was so pleased with my mum and maid or honours hair and makeup . They looked wonderful. You were such a pleasure to have around. Thank You. Kathryn
The Manor House Hotel, Moreton in Marsh
"I can't thank Jules enough. From the moment we met she has been approachable, warm and friendly. We clicked straight away, she was great from the start. She supported and explored my ideas through trials , emails, phone calls, always happy to talk and help.
On the day she arrived early set up and got to work on the bridesmaids , mother of the bride and myself... Everything was perfect, everyone was thrilled with the results. Amazing and creative. . she even helped me to get in my dress ! What a star..
I looked amazing she did everything exact and to perfection, the photos looked flawless and my makeup and hair lasted all day and through to the early hours. Thank you so much Jules. I would highly recommended to all brides and bridal parties.. "
December 2016 Eynsham Hall
From the first email asking for a quote to the last moments attaching my veil before going to the church, Jules was professional, warm and incredibly friendly. I always felt that I was in expert hands and never needed to worry about anything. My hair and make up trial was so much fun and Jules listened to all my ideas and took them on board. On the wedding day Jules arrived bright and early and got straight on with my mum's hair. She put everyone at ease and made sure we were all happy with what we were having for our hair. My bridesmaids all had a hair style individual to their personalities and style. They looked absolutely stunning and felt relaxed with Jules at the helm. My hair and makeup were the last things to be done and we chatted the whole way through about what was best and how I felt about certain things. It was so relaxing and my make up really complimented my natural features so I just looked like an extra special version of me! I couldn't be more grateful for everything she did and I was heartily recommend her services and her friendship.
Wedding carried out at the beginning of this year (2016) for the lovely Rachel who works at Caswell House is on the front cover of the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Wedding Magazine. Dress was so gorgeous and from Mae Bridal Boutique. Hair and Makeup by Jules Makeup Artistry & Hair Design. Photography Courtesy of David Bostock Photography. Venue Caswell House x
I thought I'd send through a few photos of our very happy wedding day in Burford.
I also wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did leading up to and on the day. We had so much fun and laughter, I was delighted you were with us and very much part of our special day. I didn't have a moments nerves ( until all our make up was done!) because we were so relaxed and having such a giggle.
It goes without saying of course that you and Elisha created a wonderful look for us, we were delighted with our hair and make up. I keep looking at the photos hardly believing everything was so perfect. I'm only sad that we can't do it all again!
Kind regards Emma
The Baytree Hotel, Burford
I hope you are well.
Just wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for Saturday. We had the most perfect day. I hope you can use the following testimonial;
Thank you so much for making me look and feel fantastic on my wedding day. My bridesmaids were over the moon with their hair and you also managed to achieve the impossible with my Mum - she is normally a very fussy customer where her hair is concerned but loved both her hair and make-up. We were all complimented throughout the day and personally I felt like a princess! I am so pleased that I decided to have monthly facials in the lead up to the wedding, my skin is in the best condition ever and looked truly flawless on our special day. It's been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and I will be recommending your services at every opportunity.Thank you... thank you... thank you!!
Sat 6 Feb 2016, Littlemore Church, Oxford
Just received a beautiful testimonial from Caroline who got married on 22 January 2016 at The Old Swan and Minster Mill. Caroline is a successful business woman and runs her own Award Winning Exclusive Matchmaking Business in London called Mutual Attraction
"A huge thank you to Julie (and Sophie) for making my wedding day so special. We had such a good time the morning of the wedding getting ready and we all LOVED our hair and make up, it looked stunning and everything stayed in place the whole day. I really can't thank you enough, you did an amazing job and any bride will be lucky to have you by their side :) xx"
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for being part of our special day. The mum's, bridesmaids and flower girls looked beautiful and you made them look and feel a million dollars.
Your cheerful, fun, professional and relaxed style put everyone at ease. My mum loved you and spoke so highly of you. :)
I'll send you some photos when I receive them.
Good luck with the shop and thank you again.
The Old Swan & Minster Mill, Minster Lovell (November 2015)
So so sorry for the long delay on these. We've been totally rubbish since the wedding. We went from super organised and on top of everything to utterly useless! I wonder if other couples find this. We've only just got our pics up together.
You did an amazing job Jules thanks. Everyone commented on my hair and just like you said it stayed perfect all day.
I could only attach two pics so sending you a Wetransfer with the rest now. If you want more I can probably find though no probs.
Tanaya (the Alice in Wonderland wedding)
I hope you are well.
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with my hair and make up on our Wedding day, I absolutely loved it! I felt completely pampered and very relaxed just before I walked down the aisle.
My hair and make up lasted all day and the only bit I needed to top up was my lip stain/ gloss- as expected.
Gem and Kym were also very pleased with their hair and Gem's make up.
It was just all perfect! So thank you so much. I will highly recommend you to anyone who is getting married or just fancies getting glammed up!
I have attached a few pictures from the day.
GREAT ROLLRIGHT - WYCK HILL HOUSE
From the moment I saw Jules' website, I knew I wanted to book her for my wedding. As soon as I met her I felt in safe hands. The whole service from start to finish was professional and caring, with such attention to detail. Thank you Jules, my bridesmaids were over the moon with how they looked, and I felt incredible. X
Joy, Lower Slaughter Inn, 5 September 2015
Jules did an amazing job on my hair and make-up! My hair is very temperamental as it is naturally curly and can be very wild! Having had many disastrous experiences at the hairdressers i did not want this on my wedding day, and so hair was one of my priorities and booked straight after the venue. I was worried about how it would look on the day, though I really didn't need to as Jules made it look perfect. What makes Jules really special is that it feels like you have another friend with you on the day. Having lovely suppliers is so important and Jules fit in with my family and friends and was laughing and joking along with us. It was a pleasure to have her with me during the morning of my wedding. I would highly recommend to anyone!
Kingscote Barn, Tetbury 29 August 2015
I've just got back from my honeymoon this afternoon and just wanted to email you to say thank you so much for the wonderful hair and make up you did for my wedding last weekend. From the moment you stepped into our house that morning, I felt relaxed and knew that everything would run on time. I still can't believe we were all ready with time to spare! You put everyone at ease and we all absolutely loved the finished result. The bridesmaids were all thrilled with their hair, as was I, and the mums both looked stunning with their make up done.
had lots of compliments throughout the day!
Thanks again, you are fab!!
Lots of love,
Cumnor Hill, Oxford College, September 2015
So sorry for the delay in coming back to you, we have been in Greece on our honeymoon!
Wow, you are amazing. Thank you so much for everything, I've tried to sum up a few words below that you are most welcome to use as a
"It's rare to meet a make up artist and hairdresser who is not only enthused with creativity, talent and skill but is also a genuine and warming person. Jules was so professional and supportive: from the very first trial and throughout the wedding morning in which she beautifully carried out hair and make up for myself (the bride) my 3 bridesmaids and both mums. She not only listens to your needs, comes with an army and diverse range of excellent products but offers expert advice and her experience shines throughout. I've never felt so happy with my make up and hair and received so many lovely comments on just how amazing it was! I truly felt like a vintage princess for the day and had Jules to thank for it all. 100% recommended to all brides"
We are currently awaiting the photos but I will be sure to send them to you as soon as I get them. I've also highly recommending you and your shop to 2 of my close
friends who are getting married next year so hopefully they may get in touch.
Huge thanks again,
Hyde Barn, Stow On The Wold, August 2015
Good evening Jules!
Firstly, please accept my apologies that it has taken this long to get back to you! Life has been pretty hectic after the wedding ... thank you cards still un-written and house moving boxes still un-packed!! But, we are getting there slowly.
I have attached some piccies for you :)
I just want to say a massive THANK YOU for your fabulous hair and make-up! You were just fabulous to have around on the morning of the wedding - despite it all being rather chaotic with parents and children flying about here, there and everywhere! I just loved my hair and makeup, which lasted the whole day & evening! Only a spot of lippy required, which as you know, is about the height of my makeup skills! You completely took the stress out of my day and truly gave me the confidence i needed
I am so glad that i picked you and will definitely be recommending you to other brides in Oxfordshire.
Thank you again :)
ps: Lorna still references you in just about every make-up shop we go in to!!!
Could not recommend Jules anymore, she did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding and also most recently for my baby shower, would not go anywhere else x
Warwick House April 2015
Hi Julie a huge thank you for all that you did for me on Saturday. I can't believe how sweet you were and thank you for getting my mum to the Church!
Emma xxx Sat 11 July 2015
I am so sorry for how long it has taken me to get round to this! Since the wedding it has been non stop!
I want to say an enormous thank you for providing hair and make up on the wedding day. I felt so relaxed knowing I didn't have to worry about trying to do it myself and I felt like a million dollars walking down the aisle. Both the hair style and my make up lasted all day - I didn't have to do anything which was amazing! My three bridesmaids all looked perfect and they were so happy with their hair and make up looks. My Mum was also thrilled and we all can't thank you enough
I have attached some photos for you - feel free to use them as you wish! They will come in separate emails I'm afraid due to hotmail not being able to handle the size of them!!!
An enormous thank you again,
PS. A huge congratulations on your shop! I can't wait to come and visit next time I'm in the area and indulge in some pampering!
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your amazing hair and make up work on my wedding day. My bridesmaids absolutely adored their vintage style hair, it was way better than any of us could possibly have imagined. I love that you put your own twist on it, we loved it! As for my hair, a total masterpiece! The fact that you managed to fix it up in a way that made it not feel heavy was just incredible. As someone with thick hair I can often get headaches with my hair in one place for too long, but it felt comfortable all night long. My make up felt light but I also felt well covered. The foundation survived a few tear trickles too. I would highly recommend you to any bride to be, as a fantastic hair and make up artist but also a really lovely person to have there on your wedding day.
Thank you thank you thank you. And please feel free to post this as a testimonial on your website!
Rowan XXX Coseners House Abingdon (6 July 2015)
Hope your well, just wanted to say a quick thank you for all you help on the 4th, it was great to feel so relaxed and supported.
Thought you might like to see one of the pictures the photographer took if the bridesmaids hair, it all looked beautiful and I was sorry to take it out at the end of the night!
Chipping Norton Golf Club/Hailey Church
4 July 2015
I received a message from the Mother of the Groom who's makeup I carried out as well as Bridal Makeup, 2 x bridesmaids and Stepmum for wedding at Hyde Barn, Stow On The Wold on Sunday. "Just in case you did not get to see Louise here are a couple of photos. It was a perfect day. Thank you for doing my makeup." Susan, Hyde Barn, Stow On The Wold, Sunday 7 June 2015
Just wanted to drop you a quick email as we sit at Singapore airport waiting for our next flight! Thank you so so much for everything you did on Saturday. I loved my hair and make up. You made me feel amazing and it was so fun getting ready with you in the morning.
All my bridesmaids loved their hair and make up too. They looked stunning and got loads a compliments by the guests. Please pass on my thanks to Sophie too!
Hannah, Caswell House, Saturday 6 June 2015
I just wanted to drop you a message to extend our heartfelt thanks for all of your incredible work on Thursday! Everyone loved you and Sophie and were so happy with their wedding looks! You made us all feel so at ease and relaxed, getting ready was so much fun! I really can't thank you enough! I felt fantastic walking down that aisle!! 😀😀😀
Thursday 9 April 2015, Caswell House
THESE WERE VOTERS FROM WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS
General Comments (in random order)
“In my opinion Julie was outstanding, totally professional and skilled in her work. The finished product was awsome and made me feel like a princess on my wedding day. I cannot thank Julie enough for making my day a wonderful occasion and making my bridesmaids and daughters feel so special.”
“She was very very quick to reply to my original enquiry.We set up a meeting to meet during a wedding fair,booked straight away a hair and make up trial. she is very friendly and we tried a lot of slightly different hair style.she is very knowledgeable about make up and what was going to suit me best”
“Julie was absolutely fantastic! She did my hair and make up as well as my bridesmaids. Her advice was fantastic and I booked her well over a year in advance, Julie kept in regular contact providing different ideas and styles. They trials I felt completely comfy and the end result was fantastic!”
“Jules was fantastic during my trial and wedding day. She showed endless patience in helping me find a look I loved. On the day she put me and my bridesmaids at ease and made getting ready for the day special. The laughs we shared will stay with me forever. I was so pleased with the look she created.”
“Julie has an excellent vision of what will work with your hair, and is also honest if she thinks what you have chosen will not work and will show you what will and won't work.”
“Jules is very professional and helped me feel relaxed and excited on my wedding day. At the trial, Jules listened carefully to my ideas and created exactly what I wanted and more. She arrived early on the day and stayed until I was in my dress and ready to go. I would highly recommend her!”
“Jules was a fantastic make-up artist and also made me feel at ease on the morning of the Wedding with her fabulous personality. Myself, 2 of my Bridesmaids and my Mum had our make up done and we were all so pleased with the quality and result - Jules interpreted exactly what we wanted!”
“Although I only met Julie once before my big day, we hit it off straight away. On the day, we laughed constantly and Julie put me completely at ease (I was concerned as I don't usually wear any makeup at all) and felt and looked a million dollars for the whole day, thanks Julie x”
“Julie was very friendly and offered a really personal service. Julie was really accommodating during the trials (I had to have two!). On the day of the wedding Julie arrived in plenty of time. I really loved my hair and make-up. Julie made me feel special whilst I still felt I looked like myself.”
“Julie and her team were punctual, attentive, sensitive, encouraging and calm. Everything that is needed on the day of your wedding. Julie made sure she had everything exactly as I wanted it and took time to understand my vision. Her communication throughout the whole process was excellent and at times I was at ease. An excellent experience and I loved the hair and make up.”
“Jules was lovely and her enthusiasm and interest in my wedding made it feel really special. She was really helpful when I wasn't very good at explaining what I wanted and helped me find the right look for my wedding day to match my dress, venue and style.”
“Julie was really helpful and patient and soooo willing to understand my several changes of mind! She was great fun to have around on the day and went way beyond what was expected of her. I would highly recommend her.”
“I would highly recommend to anybody wanting to feel a million dollars on there wedding day”
“Julie was fantastic from start to finish, I had a trial at her house for hair and make up, where we went through everything. On my wedding day she was punctual and despite not being well did an amazing job at 7am as I had an early wedding and then came back at 1700 to do my evening look.”
“From the moment I met Jules at my trial, she came across professional and knowledgeable and I knew I had made the right choice in choosing Jules.On the morning of the wedding, Jules and her assistant arrived promptly, set up swiftly Jules played a very important part of my day and our hair and make up was absolutely stunning. She made me look like the bride I wanted to be.I cannot thank Jules enough for playing a very important part of my day and I will have no hesitation in recommending Jules”
“Julie made me feel at ease and reassured that I had found someone both conscientious and experienced from our very first contact. I was so happy with the service she provided I booked her again for my Wedding Blessing in December. She is extremely talented and has such a warm and fun personality.”
“Jules was amazing both prior and on the day. She has a natural talent for understanding us brides at all stages. A truly amazing lady and fantastic ability with hair and make up. Just the perfect choice for my day, and I couldn't be happier that she was such an important part of it.”
“I booked Jules 12 months ahead of our special day as I wanted to make sure I had the right person for the job, and Jules did an amazing job for us. She is professional with a wealth of knowledge of products, colours and styles. From initial discussions with Jules and from the trials she understood what i wanted to achieve and I trusted her guidance. She did a great job and I was thoroughly pleased with the results. As were my mum sister and niece.”
“Jules amazingly agreed to do my makeup with only 4 weeks notice. She managed to fit a trial in for me too. Jules also agree to do purely my makeup as I didn't have any bridesmaids. Everyone else would only do it if there was a minimum of 3 of us. Jules went above and beyond & worked through the pain”
“Jules rescued me from a near wedding day makeup disaster. After trialling several local providers, none were able to give me what I wanted. I'm met Jules at a wedding fare, only 2 weeks before the wedding, she shuffled her diary to fit me in last minute, and the result was amazing.”
“Not only did Julie do an amazing job but she was lovely! Having her there on the morning of my wedding was calming and she really looked after me. Really would recommend her very very highly.”
Why They Booked (in random order)
“She had done hair and make up for my Wedding and I was so impressed by her whole approach and the outcomes, I booked her immediately for my Wedding Blessing two months later! I wanted her to work her magic on me again!”
“Her warm personality in initial conversations. Loved her portfolio and she put me at ease. Nothing was too much trouble'”
“I met her at a wedding fayre and she suited exactly what I needed at a reasonable price.”
“I liked Julie from the first moment I met her at wedding fare. She provided great info and ideas to help me with decisions on styles for both hair and make up. A great artist!”
“Firstly she is local to me. Then I found out she uses a wide range of products and was very knowledgeable. She just made me feel at ease.”
“As i knew she would achieve exactly the look i wanted”
“Local to venue, good price”
“She has a brilliant personality and is hilarious to be with which is so helpful when you are feeling nervous and stressed on the big day. She made the morning go like a dream and carefully works out timings allowing extra time for any delays during the day.”
“Recommended by a work colleague of my husband and her website and our initial meeting left me in no doubt she was the right person.”
“From day one Jules was my only voice of reason, she made me feel calm and fluster free whenever I spoke with her, it was like I'd known her for years..., a truly amazing and talented lady. She was the only calm around me leading up to and including my day. My bridesmaid (a difficult 16 yr old) was so upset that she had a blemish appear, Jules alleviated all her worries and the result was amazing, she looked stunning. Ultimately Jules in my view is the only choice any bride should make, in fact she's not a choice at all, she's an absolute MUST!!!!”
“I really wanted someone who understood make up for pale skin which she definitely did!”
“Jules came highly recommended and seeing her portfolio and previous work I new that she would be able to transform me for my wedding day and I am so pleased Jules was able to do this.”
“Recommendation from a friend. I also loved the look of her previous work”
“I found her on the internet and she was lovely when I called her and when we had a trial she was great and really listened to everything I said and understood what I wanted and gave lots of advice.”
“she offered the service that I was looking for, a lot of advice and for a price I was happy to pay.”
“Recommendation from a friend and very pleased with my trial make up. Jules was very easy to get on with and I was pleased that she was a part of my day.”
“I was impressed by the professional look of Julie's website, her previous experience and competitive price. Upon contacting Julie by email, she phoned me straight away and we chatted for a while about what sort of look I wanted and some ideas. She was very friendly and offered a really personal service. I didn't hesitate with booking her.”
“Because I knew after meeting her that I could rely on her. She was in agony with her back and still managed to arrive early, having had to get someone else to drive her to me, and someone to carry her bags. She went above and beyond what some people would do.”
“Jules is very easy to get on well with, you feel like she knows you straight away,”
“Julie was highly recommended by the hotel venue and I was not disappointed.”
I wanted to email and say a massive thank you for the amazing make up service you provided on Saturday. It all stayed firmly in place all day. Despite my weeping during the speeches (and I said I wouldn't cry!) the eyelashes stayed put! and all looks great in the photos I have seen so far.
I had lots of compliments, to the point where I am growing a giant ego :-) though I did say that was because I had been 'in make up' from 10.30 in the morning!! and all down to your clever work!
Will forward photos when I have got them back from Ed. Thanks so much for being so funny on what could have been a stressful morning.
Hope all goes well with the caravan. I have been telling all of my friends about it!
We had an amazing day. A huge thanks!
Saturday 8 November 2014, Caswell House
I just wanted to say thank you very much to you and Sophie for all your hard work on my Wedding Day on 1st November 2014.
I know you worked very hard to make sure that me, my Mum and my Chief Bridesmaid were ready on time. You made the occasion stress-free and fun, and overall it was a good experience. I know you also helped with the younger bridesmaids with last minute adjustments which was much appreciated.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you.
Janette Taylor (nee Smith) - The Baytree Hotel, Burford
"From the moment I met Jules at my trial, she came across professional and knowledgeable and I knew I had made the right choice in choosing Jules to do my hair and make up for the wedding.
On the morning of the wedding, Jules and her assistant arrived promptly, set up swiftly and were ready to go, working on my bridesmaids first and then me. They all helped by keeping my nerves at bay and all remaining calm but also having a few laughs along the way.
Jules did not finish at my hair and make up but also helped to get me into my dress which was not the easiest of gowns to get into.
Jules played a very important part of my day and our hair and make up was absolutely stunning. She made me look like the bride I wanted to be.
I cannot thank Jules enough for playing a very important part of my day and I will have no hesitation in recommending Jules to other brides to be. "
4 October 2014 THE BAYTREE HOTEL, BURFORD
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for doing my hair and make up on Saturday (and for doing all the bridesmaids too). I really enjoyed the process of having it done as you put me at ease and I was really pleased with the finished effect. I know that all the bridesmaids really liked their hair/makeup too. It was really nice to meet you.
All best wishes,
22 March 2014
Jules, what can I say! You were an absolute gem from the word go on our big day. You calmed my nerves and made me giggle, I'll never forget the cows ganging up on the calf!
You are an incredibly talented lady and I can't thank you enough for all your efforts. My husband thanks you for making me a beauty! The girls looked incredible too. You three girlies make a fantastic team and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Our day was truly perfect.
I will be recommending you to everyone :)
Thank you so much again,
Mrs Griffiths :) xxx
Caswell House 16 May 2014
I was really pleased with the hair and makeup. I was a bit nervous about having someone else do my makeup because I am so fair skinned, but it was really helpful to have the trial before hand to fully understand what I did and didn't want. You took a real interest in the wedding and getting a sense of the theme and colourings to make sure the hair and makeup matched, and you were so friendly and made me feel really comfortable straight away. Thank you so much!
Rebecca xx xx Caswell House March 2014
Thank you so much for making me feel and look fantastic on my Wedding Day. My dress looked amazing with my new hair and makeup. I had so many compliments. The makeup stayed on all day and I didn't touch it up once. My hair also stayed in place. We had a fantastic day so thanks again for your help in that.
Sue Squires-Dutton - Shorthampton Church & Stratford Upon Avon
During a visit to a wedding fair, I met Julie and noticed she was offering the package I was searching for- Hair and Makeup! She instantly made me feel relaxed and she had a genuine interest in my wedding and how she would fit into the day. During my trial, Julie was able to follow my vague hair and make up ideas and I instantly loved the work she had done. On my wedding day, Julie arrived early and organised her numerous bags of makeup while she chatted to me and my bridesmaid, helping to keep the morning relaxed. Julie stayed until I was in my dress and happy with my look. All of our hair and makeup looked fantastic and original. We had constant compliments and our hair and makeup stayed immaculate all night long. I would highly recommend Julie for perfect wedding hair and Makeup.
Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job!
The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford
21st February 2014
I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful hair and make up you created for myself, 3 daughters and 2 very excitable grandchildren on my wedding day.
From the first contact with you i felt as if you were a friend who i had just called for a chat about ideas it was so easy to talk to you.
It was a lovely experience being with you on the day your calmness and reassurance to all of us was amazing the whole morning was spent chatting and laughing and we all felt safe in your hands.
I would recommend Julie to everyone.
Once again a great big thank you Julie .
The Bay Tree Hotel Burford 15/2/14
I am so sorry it has taken so long to email you and thank you.
I absolutely loved my hair and make up on the day and can't thank you enough for bearing with me through all my indecisiveness! You were so calm and reassuring during the weeks before the wedding when I was changing my mind about my hair on a daily basis!
On the day you were so lovely to have around and went far beyond the service that we booked. I loved having you with me and you stayed right until I was in my dress which was great.
I had so many lovely comments about my dress, hair and makeup - you should be very proud.
I hope you like the photos I have attached although I do have some others from the photographer which show off my hair much more but I don't have them at work so I will email them to you from home.
Thanks again Julie for being a star!
Julie Boyle - Eynsham Hall, 1 February 2014
It seems impossible to capture what a difference Jules made to my wedding day. From first light at 6.30 a.m. through to the final moments before I walked down the aisle, Jules was the calmest element of my day! Her generosity in meeting me before the wedding, collaborating on ideas and her flexibility on the day were complemented by all of the bridal party and we could not have been more elated with the results.
Jules was a gentle, calming influence throughout the morning and amidst a room filled with sleepy bridesmaids, managed to make the morning pass with laughter and excitement (I think counselling should be on her resume!) She took endless care to make sure each of us was comfortable and happy with our hair and make up and the quality of her products made sure we glowed throughout the day.
I, like may brides, spent weeks trawling for the right person to look after my bridal party and without a doubt Jules was the perfect choice. If you’re looking for someone special to be an integral part of your day, look no further.
Thank you again Jules for helping make my wedding so very special!
Sarah Hamidon - Caswell House 15th August 2013
After doing lots of research I asked Julie to do my hair and make-up for my wedding in December 2013. I was impressed by the professional look of her website, her previous experience and competitive price. Upon contacting Julie by email, she phoned me straight away and we chatted for a while about what sort of look I wanted and some ideas. She was very friendly and offered a really personal service.
Both myself and my bridesmaid had an initial trial which went great. I was really indecisive about the hairstyle I wanted (I couldn’t decide between an up v a down do!) so I spoke to Julie about it and she was brilliant. She invited me back for another trial and really wanted to make sure I was happy and felt comfortable with what I chose.
On the day of the wedding Julie arrived in plenty of time, allowing the morning to be as relaxed and stress free as possible! The atmosphere was really chatty and fun, which I believe I have Julie to thank for (and my sister, for being incapable of making a cup of coffee!).
Everything went smoothly and I really loved my hair and make-up, Julie made me feel special whilst I still felt I looked like myself. I got lots of compliments from my guests. My bridesmaid and sister-in-law were also really pleased with their hair/ make-up and commented on how nice Julie was. I would highly recommend Julie to others – thanks for doing such an amazing job!!
Charlotte - 22 December 2013
The Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden
After modelling for Julie at several professional events, it never ceases to amaze me how talented Julie really is. I was inexperienced when it came to bridal modelling but Julie did her upper most to make me feel relaxed and special. She is warm and welcoming with a fantastic personality, I don't think you could find a person that wouldn't agree.
Julie work's quick and efficiently whilst keeping the highest of standards and all this seems to come to her effortlessly, this alone is testimony in itself to the passion and flare she has to make her customers look and feel truly beautiful
I would highly recommend Julie for any special occasion or event and know that she is delivering the full package that any girl could wish for.
Thank you again Julie for using your magic wands and making me look and feel a million dollars. Jolene. Xxx
I came across Julie's website when searching for a wedding make-up artist and was instantly impressed by her high quality website and her previous experience. I was extremely happy with my hair and make-up on my wedding day. Julie is professional and enthusiastic, she really listened to what I wanted and totally understood the look I was trying to achieve. I was really grateful for all her suggestions and it is clear she has a great knowledge of all things vintage, but she also took the time to listen to what I wanted and make sure I gave her my feedback after the hair and make-up trial.
I really enjoyed Julie's company on the morning of my wedding and she helped me stay nice and relaxed as we chatted. I got so many compliments on my hair on the day, the make-up look was spot on as it was enough to make me feel special but not so much that I didn't feel like myself.
Vicki - 14 December 2013
Malmaison Hotel, Oxford
From the minute I met Jules, I knew she was the right person to do my hair and makeup for my special day, Jules is so easy to get along with. She will be honest with you on how you look at the trials, and she will offer you guidance on what suits you best. I think the best way to describe how I felt on my wedding day is that when Jules had finished my hair and makeup, I looked in the mirror, and saw me not a stranger, she produces such a natural look. As well as doing a fantastic job, Jules makes you feel like you have known her forever, and you're left feeling like you made a new friend for life. Thank you Jules
Donna x 16 November 2013
The Baytree Hotel, Burford
"Julie is an absolutely fantastic hair and make up technician, I cannot recommend her highly enough. She's professional and was in contact with myself and my bridesmaids throughout the whole wedding experience from preparation to final product. She completely got what we all, wanted consulted with us about what make up we normally wear and how we apply it. Her attention to detail is fantastic a true professional. Thank you so much Julie"
Claire Hall - Abingdon 2 November 2013
Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job with my hair and makeup or my Wedding. I had numerous compliments and it all lasted right until the end of the evening. I also really appreciated how relaxed and kind you were during the preparations as it really helped keep me calm. You did a fantastic job with my mum and bridesmaids too and they were thrilled with how they looked. Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Cotswold Lodge Hotel, Oxford 26 October 2013 (Afternoon)
Julie offers a professional and really friendly service, and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She made the experience of choosing hair styles and make-up so relaxing and dealt with time constraints brilliantly. Myself and the bridesmaids have great memories from the morning of the wedding of laughs and smiles, which relaxed all of us and helped make the preparations feel special. I was looking for a hair and make-up artist who would be able to tame my curly hair in to a natural yet secure style, and the same natural style for the make-up. And Julie managed both for myself and bridesmaids. From the trial I knew Julie was the right choice as she made all the time in the world to make sure we had the style right, so thank you for all your hard work Julie!
Rachel, 26 Oct 2013 Baytree Hotel, Burford (Morning)
I knew it was going to be a challenge for whoever did my hair, being a thick as three people's and unruly to boot. I don’t generally enjoy going to the hairdressers, as I have been made to feel uncomfortable about taking up so much of the stylist’s time and on the whole don’t really take much pride in my hair. My experience with Julie could not have been more different. I don’t consider myself to be very pretty but Julie made me feel truly beautiful during our trials and on my wedding day.
I’m sure Julie must have spent double the time she would normally on a bride’s hair but in her words wanted it to be ‘perfect’. To say Julie went above and beyond in helping me find my look would be an understatement. Julie was fundamental in creating a look that encapsulated the style and feel of what I wanted for the wedding and in transforming me into the bride I never dreamed I could be.
On the wedding day, I received so many compliments about my hair and makeup and even the photographer asked for Julies details after saying mine was the best wedding hair he had seen this year!
Thank you so much Julie for all your hard work.
Julie did my hair and make up for my Wedding Day and I can't recommend her highly enough. From the first time I made contact with Julie, she responded quickly, was very accommodating, personable and reassuring.
Julie has such an infectious personality, she made me feel very much at ease during the trial and on the Day itself. I had no opportunity to get really nervous as I felt so happy, relaxed and confident as I got ready and Julie created this atmosphere with her warmth, humour and hard work. She even helped with the lacing of my dress as my bridesmaids were struggling!
I wore a veil on the day and although I planned to remove it in the evening, my friends didn't want to risk removing it and upsetting hair style so I decided to leave it in. As a result I was a little regretful that all the detail in my hair was not fully on show, so I have asked Julie if she can come and do the same for me when we have our Church Blessing in a couple of months time. I'm very much looking forward to this and having Julie back to work her magic on me!
I would recommend Julie to any brides to be out there looking for a highly skilled hair and make up artist who genuinely cares about you and your day, and very reasonable prices.
From Gillian Purrott-Booth, Finstock. http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/property/the_bay_tree_hotel?/baytree
The theme I was going for was just elegant and summery –I wasn’t sure what that would mean for my fine hair and flyaway fringe. After a couple of trials and chats, Julie worked her magic and I loved my hair style and make-up on the day! It felt glam without being too fussy and lasted all day! My mum and bridesmaids also looked stunning – we can’t thank Julie enough for making us feel special. She is very personable, flexible and was great to be around on the morning of the wedding. We had a giggle, which is quite relaxing!I would highly recommend Julie for hair and make-up xx
August 2013 http://oxford-thames-hotel.four-pillars.co.uk/
I was really pleased to come across Julie as she is one of the few suppliers in my area to offer both hair and make-up services. Having just one person there to get you ready on the big day means it is not too stressful!!
Julie was really great - very professional but also very friendly at the same time - helping to keep me relaxed the closer it got to the wedding!
Julie took a lot of time at the trial session to help find the perfect look for my wedding and then did a brilliant job on the big day - managing to do my hair and make-up as well as my two bridesmaids perfectly!!
I can thoroughly recommend Julie to all future brides - thank you for all your hard work!!"
Charlotte - Aston, Oxon
I knew from the start that I wanted a glamorous vintage hair & makeup look, sort of 1950s-Hollywood, and once I met Julie at the trial session I was confident that she could make it work. I had some fairly clear ideas but was also anxious not to look to stagey or like I was going to a fancy-dress party! Julie was incredibly enthusiastic and positive, she had loads of great suggestions and managed to interpret my vision in a soft, natural way which I was delighted with. On the wedding day, Julie and her assistant arrived early to start with hair and makeup for my mum and the bridesmaids and immediately helped us feel relaxed by their calm and professionalism. Things were a bit chaotic with people milling about but they got on with their work with no fuss and created looks which we all loved (and which lasted all day!) Julie had great ideas for my mum and coordinated her makeup and hair perfectly with her hat and outfit, while both the bridesmaids had glam up-dos. I would recommend Julie to anyone especially if you're looking for a vintage-inspired look.
Vanda x http://www.oldbank-hotel.co.uk/
I would like to say a massive thank you to Julie for doing our Hair and Makeup for my Wedding. Myself and my bridesmaids were very grateful. Julie is a very talented lady and from the trial to the day made me feel at ease and was very versatile from me changing my mind from the trial to the wedding day and as I imagined did a fantastic job. I would also like to say a thanks to Julie's assistant who helped Julie with my big party of 5 bridesmaids they worked together very professionally and also created a fun atmosphere which made me feel calm throughout the morning. I would highly recommend Julie every time!
"I cannot recommend Julie highly enough. In the run up to both the trial and the wedding itself she was incredibly professional and helpful, and her communication was timely and clear. She is very reliable and punctual which in itself was a weight off our minds when time was so tight on the day. Julie did hair and make up for myself, my sister and my mother, all of whom have very different hairstyles, colours and complexions and yet we flatter ourselves that she made us all looked fantastic. She listened to our requests and was receptive, even when we found it hard to articulate what we were after she was patient and encouraging. Most of all, her friendly and approachable manner meant the morning of the wedding was relaxed and filled with laughter. I could not have asked for anything more. Thank you again" Lalla - JULY 2013 - http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-randolph-hotel/
Letter to STV Thanking us for the work on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip from Janice Long
I just want to tell you that I had a fantastic weekend doing ART. I am still thinking about it and will be for a long time to come. Oli and all of the team were fantastic - welcoming, professional and fun. I haven't done a job for ages when I have learned and laughed so much. Lisa and Julie were also top notch with the make up. It really was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it.
Thank you for having me and I am looking forward to the auction next weekend.
Julie provided a professional and flexible service for the hair and make up for myself and a bridal party of five. She combined my ideas into a design that was unique and was not phased by my lack of exact requirements. She was happy to experiment at the consultation and take on board my suggestions. Ideas and changes I had on the morning of the wedding were welcomed. Julie and her assistant coped very well with my bridal party who all had ambitious ideas about what they wanted doing with their hair (5 different styles!). Julie brought a calmness to my wedding morning. This calm and flexible approach along with an excellent finished product means I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Layla - Oxford - April 2013
A super massive thank you to Julie for the amazing hair and makeup she did for our wedding. Right from the trial through to the wedding she was professional, supportive, understanding and most importantly fun. It was so great to try out different ideas as I had no idea what I wanted but also to have a good giggle at the same time, it took the stress out of it all! I would recommend her every time!!
Rachel - March 2013 - http://www.eynshamhall.com/
I had booked a photoshoot for myself and my Mum last year and Julie did our Hair and Makeup. I was so pleased with the job she did that when we decided to get married, I immediately rang the company who'd done the photo shoot in Oxfordshire and asked for Julie's contact details to come to us at the location in Hertfordshire. I knew she'd be the perfect person for the job, and I was right. Not only did she do an amazing job of my hair and make up, but also of the Bridesmaids and my Mum. Not only that, and working tirelessly all morning, but she also made us all feel very relaxed- we had a great time getting ready. I'd highly recommend her.
Thanks again- you did a brilliant job :)
I would recommend Julie to any friends or family she is a very talented makeup artist and incredibly passionate about her work . Not only is she talented but she is a pleasure to have with you on the morning of your wedding making you feel at ease whilst completely transforming you into whatever your vision may be . Mine was a very Marylin Monroe Vintage style which she recreated with ease and was full of ideas . I was so happy with my make up I felt that it was perfect for my day and for my dress and it made me feel the way your should on your wedding day which is at your very best. Julie has beautiful products and really will want you to feel the best you can on your day. I have never enjoyed having my make up done as much as I did that morning thank you Julie.
Jess xxxxx Hopcrofts Holt, Oxon
I can’t thank Julie enough for the amazing job she did on my hair and make up. Right from the start she was helpful, friendly and professional and she managed to take my useless description and turn it into exactly what I wanted. She kept us all calm on the day and made me feel and look like a princess. On top of this she did an amazing job organising all of my bridesmaid’s, my mother’s and my little flower girl’s hair and make up. She even went beyond the call of duty and stayed to help with my veil and dress! I would recommend Julie in an instant and wish I could have her doing my hair and make up every day!
I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Julie for doing my hair and make up and my mum's and eldest daughter and youngest daughters hair.
From the trial Julie was very easy to talk to and made me feel relaxed and listened and gave ideas and made me laugh! I loved my hair it made me feel glamorous and knew that is how I wanted it for my wedding.
On the day of the wedding Julie was bright and early with a smile on her face she made all of us feel relaxed.
My make up looked lovely, quite natural looking but with some colour just what I wanted and the only thing I needed to touch up was my lippy at night! My hair was also lovely just like on the trial and best of all it stayed lovely all day and night!
My eldest daughter was amazed with her hair transformation and it made her cry because she LOVED it so much. Also my Mum and youngest daughter looked lovely and I felt that all of us all complimented each other well.
Overall it was a great experience and Julie is a lovely lady, very easy to chat to I felt like I'd known her for years!
I would not hesitate to use her service again and I would recommend 100% and I have done to some ladies and I will carry on recommending.
Natasha McDonald - Hailey, Oxon
I would like to thank you so so much for doing my wedding hair for me and my bridesmaids...every one of us didn't have anything to complain about. The communication was excellent and without a doubt it was the best experience I have ever had. I felt like a princess on my wedding day and recieved nothing but compliments from my guests the whole day as the transformation was unbelievable and no matter what photo was taken I looked stunning. I couldnt have been happier with the end result my hair was amazing and my make up was flawless and didnt need touching up once all day!
I have already recommended you to a number of people and would definitely use your service again and again...you were patient, kind and so easy to get on with and made everyone just dazzle around you, I really cannot thank you enough
you truly are a star
Michelle x x - Wootton - Oxon
At the trial prior to the wedding Julie immediately put me at ease. Her friendly manner allowed me to have my say in what I liked (and didn't like) and she listened and was able to offer her expert advise and provide me with a look that I wanted.
On the day of the wedding she provided such a calming atmosphere and it immediately made me feel relaxed. My make up looked flawless and without looking or feeling too done up, my skin was glowing. Best of all my make up stayed put all day, through tears, laughter and lots of dancing.
Julie made me feel very special and my mum was delighted with her make up also and loved being pampered by Julie. I received so many lovely compliments about my make up on the day, which made me so happy.
I can not thank Julie enough for the care and attention she gave to my and my mum's make up and to the service that she provided for hair for two of the bridesmaids. I will not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.
Zoe Lewis - Minster Lovell , Oxon
Bridal Make-Up & Bridesmaids Hair Design
Thank you so much for doing the wedding hair and make up for me and my bridal party. You put me at ease from the trial and on the day, it was great fun to have you around. My hair looked great, you did an amazing job. My husband thought it was amazing and would like you to come and do my hair more often! (Even though it took me half an hour to get the 36 clips out!).
Kelly Sprigg - Witney, Oxon
It is my great pleasure to be working with Julie on a new venture....Vintage Boudoir Calendar 2012. Since releasing a few images, showcasing the amazing transformations of the two models, Nicky and Tiffany into Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, I have been approached by other make-up and hair artists offering their services, but my lady of choice will always be Julie. I don't know how she did it...the recreations were stunning and I had genuine chills up my spine when I saw her work. AMAZING..and such a lovely person too.
Penny Foster - Photographer, Oxon