Kylie was a breath of fresh air from the moment we first made contact. I have naturally curly hair and it’s the one physical attribute I really wanted to get right on my wedding day, so I wanted someone who was able to enhance that while ensuring I still looked like ‘me’. I had already contacted another hair and make up stylist but I just didn’t feel totally confident with their response which was a little vague. Kylie straight away asked for a picture and had me fill out a detailed form which meant I was able to really nail down what I was after. Following that we had a chat on Skype which lasted a good hour – filled with all sorts of chit chat and made me feel really comfortable and confident. We discussed different looks and influences and we agreed on ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ super curls to go with my fun and glam wedding dress, with super simple, clean make up with a pop of lip colour.
My hair and make up trial was relaxed and fun with a seemingly endless supply of snacks and tea in Kylie’s home, and I loved the finished look. I later looked back at the pictures and asked for a couple of tiny tweaks which Kylie was really happy to make, including a last minute change of lip colour and the surprise addition of a veil.
On the day itself Kylie arrived bright and early and was a calming (and hilarious) influence. My whole getting ready experience was super chilled and quiet despite having 5 bridesmaids, Mum and various other visitors whirling around. The make up and hair she did on my Mum and junior bridesmaid was stunning, and I was so happy with my finished look. If I could carry her around in my pocket and have her do my face and hair every day, I totally would!!
I just want to say a massive thank you for your skills this weekend. I loved my make up and didn’t need to touch my lip up until after dinner! Impressive. Aside from your amazing skills, you have been so utterly brilliant to deal with from start to finish. Very professional but a right nice girl too. You really made it a relaxing morning which is just what I wanted. I had the best day ever and thanks so much for being part of it.
I just wanted to send you a huge thank you. Not only did you help me feel absolutely amazing but my mum and Megan looked so beautiful as well. You were such a lovely person to spend the wedding morning with and you helped start off the best day of my life perfectly. My hair and makeup were more perfect than I could have imagined (mainly coz i had no idea what I really wanted), and I really did feel like the best version of myself which is completely down to you.
Thank you so so much again, xxxxx
Our make-up artist and hair stylist, Kylie, was brilliant at getting everyone looking amazing and pulled off every single elaborate plait hairstyle my bridesmaids threw at her on the day without question! She was a great support and I can’t recommend her enough!
I was super lucky to find the lovely Kylie McMichael as my makeup & hair artist. We discussed what I was after some months before the big day over fizz & nibbles. I instantly knew she was going to be great. In fact I’d say Kylie was a total hero – she did all seven of my bridesmaids and my mum & I on the day with only one assistant! Miracle worker! For myself I wanted to keep my makeup light and glowing with pretty eyes and subtle lips. My hair was a low chignon with a hell of a lot of back combing! The bridesmaids all chose what they wanted – I’m anti bridesmaids all having the same hair – I wanted them to love how they looked so I left them to tell Kylie what they wanted for hair and makeup. The outcome was one fit group of bridesmaids! Everyone looked stunning and I was chuffed with my hair and makeup! You’re brilliant!
Thank you for everything on the 15th. Not just the gorgeous hair and make up (which I loved) but for being so calm and chilled and keeping us organised. It was really nice to chat while getting ready and it meant such a lot that the morning was nice and relaxed!
I wanted to write to you first to thank you for making me feel truly beautiful on my wedding day. As I think you now know, I am not someone to spend a huge amount of time or energy (read, patience) on anything really. I spend most of my days getting from A to B in the most direct way possible and – were it not for you – would have applied the same approach to my hair and make-up. However, despite mine (and my mum’s) brutal approach to pampering, we were both floored by just how many compliments we received through the day and by the fact that no matter how many tears were shed, dance moves danced, congas conga-ed (?!), the hair and make up stayed perfectly in place without any need for a botch job. You are a very brave and talented woman and I am truly grateful to have had you look after me on the day.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. I loved my hair and make up, as did the girls and my mum. It was perfect. My hair and make up was still looking great into the evening but I also just felt like my self which was what had I wanted. You made us all feel so relaxed and comfortable. Thank you so much again.
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the INCREDIBLE job you did. I’ve never had so many compliments in my life!! You made me feel so special and so comfortable, (despite me being so shy about makeup!) I’ve never felt so pretty. And the hair was perfect and stayed in place all night despite all the dancing! You made my mum, sister and cousin look stunning and you even took the time to give an unplanned waterproof mascara coat to my bridesmaid (which was very appreciated because there were many tears!). Seriously seriously cannot thank you enough!xxx
Hey lovely, I just wanted to say thank you so so much for fixing my face on Saturday! Hair and make-up was perfect, and thank you for keeping me calm! I will certainly be recommending you to my girls when they get hitched!
Your portfolio is just exquisite and so, so varied.
Little Book for Brides
One of the loveliest, most down to earth people in the industry. Really knows her stuff too and does a killer smoky eye.
Annabel Beeforth, Love My Dress
Thank so much for being part of our day on Saturday. It was lovely getting ready and a little chaotic juggling babies as well as make up but that added to the fun. I am so grateful to be distracted by my little boys! You kept us calm and helped us enjoy a chat, a glass of bubbles and a good chat. The make up looked fab and I love my lipsticks and my hair was great!xx
Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!Xx
I just wanted to drop you an email to say a BIG HUGE thank you for all your work/help getting me and everyone else ready for my wedding. The whole getting ready process was really lovely fun, and left me in a very relaxed mood, no stressing here!
Thank you for your help on my wedding day. You really helped me to feel relaxed and pretty.
You were brilliant to work with; fun, relaxed, and you completely understood me and the look I was going for. I could not have been happier, and I received so many compliments about how natural and pretty I looked! Thank you also for taking such good care of my mum and sister, who were both very happy with their makeup and hair and thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both. They both looked gorgeous! I’ll never forget the morning in our room at the Soho Hotel. A fantastic start to an incredible day! Loads of love xx
Oh my gosh – what a wonderful day! Thank you so so much – you were such a lovely, calming presence on the morning – we feel very lucky to have picked such fantastic people to help us have such a lovely day. Everyone commented on my hair – it was a big hit! Thank you for everything.
I wanted to say a seriously belated THANKS for helping me get ready in August. I loved the makeup, it stayed in place all day, and I felt super confident and glowing throughout. Loved the hair, wish I could do it like that everyday. And you were just the loveliest presence to have around on the morning of the wedding.
I just wanted to say thank you SO much for doing such a great job with my hair and make-up on my wedding day! It was just perfect and managed to (for the most part!) survive swimming… 🙂 My mum was also so pleased (and her hair definitely lasted better than mine (due to lack of swimming) too so thanks so much!
Kylie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my Wedding Day. Please could you do my hair and makeup every day?!
I made a good choice when I asked Kylie to do my hair and make-up. It was nice that she takes such a personal approach, and meeting up for a drink and just to get to know each other was lovely – it made me feel very confident that I’d made the right decision because I knew I wanted someone calm, friendly, and chatty with me while I got ready, and that’s exactly what Kylie is! I had a trial, and loved what Kylie did….but then I went away and thought about it some more, and decided I wanted something a bit different to what we agreed on. Kylie wasn’t troubled in the least by my last minute changes! I don’t usually like the feel of make-up on my skin, and Kylie used some really light products to try to make me more comfortable, but still managed to make my skin look fab. I chose to have false eye-lashes, and I’m so glad I did! I was slightly worried they might look over the top, but they didn’t at all, and I just looked like a much better version of me! Kylie did my hair for me as well – a crown of plaits. I loved, loved, loved my hair. Kylie made it look soft and unstructured, but it was actually very well held in place, and didn’t budge all night despite my best efforts on the dance floor. Kylie did my Mum’s hair as well, and again, wasn’t ruffled by my Mum’s requests to look ‘just like Helen Mirren’. Kylie made my Mum look stunning – better than Helen Mirren! I know who I’ll call if I need to look at my best in the future!
My skin looked great and my eyelashes were really wonderful. I looked special but still looked like me as I don’t wear much make up normally. I saw you in an article on Rock My Wedding and liked that you were working at a wedding which wasn’t totally conventional. Your website gave clear examples of your work and so it was easy to see what you could do. I was a bit worried that my hair style would end up being something radically different for me but you persevered so I ended up with a look that was great and not everyday so made it special for the wedding day. You listened to our feedback and changed things where we asked. The experience was relaxing and enjoyable!
Kylie you were, flexible and friendly. Easy to have around at such a stressful time – I felt that at least one thing was under control! Like how you had planned out the timetable for the group. I like how you were able to adapt and change according to my whims so that what we ended up with was just right – loved the eyes, my skin looked like someone else’s and the lips were just right. I hate looking at myself and talking about how I look so the fact that you took on board late feedback was really good.
On the day itself, I didn’t think or worry about my hair or make up after leaving you at the hotel. I was happy enough with how I looked not to be anxious about it and just enjoy the day.
If you want a make up artist who is a consummate professional, at the same time as being ‘just one of the girls’ and having a giggle while working her magic, Kylie McMichael is your make up artist. Kylie’s knowledge spans the entire spectrum from cutting edge avant-garde styling to the classic smoky eye and nude lip combo. Whether you want to make a statement, or just subtly enhance your best bits, Kylie is your girl.
I had so much fun at my first trial that I booked in for another, and brought my mum along too. Kylie worked with us to develop our wedding day looks (or in my case, two wedding day looks!) With Kylie’s help, I achieved that dream reaction when I walked into the ceremony: the gasp. (Well, my nan burst into tears, but in a good way I think).
She is adept at working with all kinds of skin, and with people of all ages, and between me and my bridal party, Kylie managed to perfect a whole range of skin issues from rosacea, to eczema, to severely tired eyes, giving us all-day (and all-night) glamour. Kylie also helped us source products so that we could do our touch-ups on the day. Kylie’s very calm demeanour is invaluable on the busy wedding morning, and she kept the make up area running smoothly amongst the normal wedding morning ‘organised chaos’.
It’s not a one-size fits all approach with Kylie: she can craft her execution to suit the super-glamorous six-coats-of-mascara-please bridesmaid, the mother-of-the-bride who ‘doesn’t want to look too done’, and in my case, the bride who had a vague idea of wanting to look like a 1930s movie star but who didn’t really believe it could be done. After the whole process, not only will you have a load of stunning photos to remember your special day, but you might be lucky enough – like me – to have gained a friend as well. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Before I met you, I had looked at lots of pictures on the Internet but there seemed to be lots of people who did very stylised make up and I just really wanted to look like myself – but better and with properly applied make up! I had one other make up trial but I ended up looking like a child pageant contestant no matter how much I asked the artist to tone it down. I was very chuffed after my trial with you, however. It felt like it would be really nice to have you there on my wedding morning and I knew my mum and sister would really enjoy you doing their hair and make up too. My mum isn’t really into pampering but I know she really enjoyed having her hair done and was really happy with her do.
During the trial and on my wedding day I really felt like you understood what I wanted – even though I was pretty vague! – and you also had good ideas and options about what might suit me. I’m very glad you convinced me on the false lashes: I might make it my new look! On the day you added to the whole relaxed and fun atmosphere and it was just a pleasure to have you around. I also thought it was a really great idea to have the timings plan written down as I was able to send this to my mum and sister beforehand so they knew when they had to be ready in advance.
Kylie, you were lovely to deal with. Calm, confident, open-minded, honest, low-key…all the things I wanted. I didn’t want to be bossed around! I think it speaks volumes that I kept forgetting you weren’t actually coming to the wedding with us, we all felt so at ease with you it was like you were a friend who just happened to be amazing at hair and make-up! I loved everything…my skin has truly never looked better. You coped with my unruly curls and managed to work around my rather large headdress, leaving hair which was stunning -Your flexibility to incorporate some pin curls to conceal the band of the headdress was fab, a real stroke of ingenuity we hadn’t talked about before; but which didn’t compete with the headdress (exactly what I wanted). I liked your work on the website, and that your fee structure is simple, clean and fairly-priced. All in all, really and truly wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for more. Actually I might ask for more, in the form of a one-to-one skin make-up lesson – maybe we could schedule that?
Thanks for an amazing day!