Wedding Industry Awards
Voters' Comments

Mandy did an absolutely fantastic job doing my hair and make-up, plus hair for 6 more on the morning of our wedding! From start to finish the whole experience has been extremely professional yet friendly, and everyone was extremely happy with the outcome. Mandy dealt expertly with a number of tricky hair types and was a pleasure to have around on the morning of the wedding. She provides an excellent balance of listening to what you're looking for and suggesting things that would work for you - I would highly recommend Mandy to everyone.

Comment from Big Day Hair & Makeup Guest Book

What voters had to say about their experience with Big Day Hair and Make-up (in random order)

“I found Mandy initially through a Google search along with a number of other make-up and hair artists. Whilst two or three of the others emailed back to me, Mandy was the only one who came back with "real" detail on the services provided, based on that we emailed back and forth further, and then spoke. She went the extra mile, when 3 days before the wedding, my sister (who was here from Canada) mentioned a product that would help keep our make-up looking good, by "sealing" it, (my sister did not know what it was called, nor any great detail), Mandy had not previously used such a product, but spent considerable time researching and then paying extra (which was not charged to me) to have it delivered in time for our wedding day. Mandy did make up for 3 of us and we were all delighted - her humour and people skills helped defuse some tense moments at the start of the day. I would not hesitate to recommend her, and will be using her again for some of the big events I have coming up later this year.”

“Mandy was excellent. We had a meeting before the wedding and discussed hairstyles and makeup. She was very helpful and listened to me, as I said what I wanted and she gave great advice about what would suit me and what wouldn't. On the day Mandy kept us all calm and organised. After my hair and makeup was done, I looked amazing and felt like a princess.”

“I would highly recommend Mandy from Big day hair and Make up she made me feel and look great for my wedding day, she did my daughters hair as well and made her look beautiful.”

“Mandy’s flexibility and patience were endless, both with several changes of date for my pre-wedding trial (due mainly to my bridesmaid’s hectic social life!) And my numerous changes of mind over how formal to have my make-up, and which lip colour to choose. Once I had made my mind up about a general style, she made various suggestions but always listened to what my choices. I wanted a fairly natural look as I don’t usually wear much make-up, and Mandy came up with a subtle scheme that gave me a “finished” and glowing look rather than a heavy look that is not “me”. My bridesmaid was also given the same care, and we were both delighted with the results on the day. Mandy also gave us some skin-care tips to use in the weeks running up to the wedding to help us look our best. Mandy was a great calming influence as we were getting ready on the day – she worked out a timetable that meant there was no rushing, and we were both ready (and still relaxed) in plenty of time. We all chatted whilst Mandy worked, and as we got dressed when we were done she packed up calmly and efficiently. Despite very warm weather, lots of hugs and kisses and some vigorous dancing, our make-up lasted right through from 1.30 until past midnight, with only the occasional lip-stick touch-up required. Both my bridesmaid and I received numerous compliments on our make-up, including one of my cousins who accused me of having a face-lift! (I was a more mature bride at 50). Mandy kept a record of all the products we had tried and rejected, as well as the ones that we finally chose, and was able to send me this list after the wedding so I could be brave and try some of these out for myself. I would recommend Mandy’s services at Big Day Hair & Make-Up to any bride in the area.”

“Very professional and friendly could always get hold of Mandy when you need her.”

“Mandy was amazing in all aspects - friendly, professional, organised, VERY talented, felt relaxed with her, good value for money, completely trusted her - I knew she would do a great job. The morning of my wedding was so relaxed because of Mandy. Everyone commented on how great our hair was. 10/10 for everything.”

“Mandy made me feel really glamorous and special.”

“I booked a trial for a couple of months before the wedding. Although I was unable to book for the wedding day, I wanted to get some hints and tips for my make-up as my idea of doing my face hasn't changed much since the Seventies! Mandy did a great job of my make-up and hair, and provided photos for me to take to a local hairdresser. I came away with a comprehensive shopping list too.”

“Mandy chose lovely make up to compliment my colouring, my colour scheme and dress. She created a flawless look, enhancing my features while maintaining a natural complexion. The photos came out beautifully and my make up lasted well into the night!”

“Mandy was absolutely fabulous; so calm and professional and she made me feel so relaxed not only on the day but in the lead up to the wedding too. She uses the most amazing products, her prices are very reasonable and most importantly she made me look like a princess on the day!”


Why they booked (in random order)

“Mandy's professionalism and style and personality.”

“Quality of what we saw at the trial, her personality, and location.”

“Talking to Mandy at the fair gave me the feeling that she really cared about what I wanted on my day, and would provide the personal touch. She was very friendly, but still professional - she put me at my ease straight away. I did not feel either pressured or "in the way" as I had by some other suppliers I had spoken to. There were plenty of photos of Mandy's work to look at, and several glowing references. We discussed a couple of possible styles, and I left feeling confident that Mandy would be a great choice. The fact that she would come to the venue was a big plus for me as I didn’t want to travel to a salon on the day of my wedding.”

“Because I wanted to look special for my big day and I did!”

“Close distance to me and competitive prices.”

“Really liked Mandy price was reasonable and worked with what I wanted for my big day.”

“Recommendations on line and great references!”

“Big Day was recommended to me. It is very easy to find on the web, and has a very impressive website.”

“Because I knew I knew I wouldn't get anyone better.”

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Mandy Driver - Big Day Hair & Makeup

Bride - Big Day Hair and Makeup

Dear Mandy. I wanted to thank you for helping me achieve my 'dream' bride look. The make-up and hair were brilliant and I managed to keep it all on until 2am the following morning! (Despite the rain). I really did feel very special and it was helped by all the comments I got about how I looked. So thank you for making my husband proud! Best wishes.

Comment from Big Day Hair & Makeup Customer Reviews

Bridal Eye Makeup - Big Day Hair and Makeup