Lee O’D Makeup & Hair provides a luxury, on-location bridal beauty service to brides in Hampshire and beyond. With 10 years’ experience as a bridal makeup and hair specialist, Lee O’Driscoll offers unsurpassed attention to detail, understanding, and a kit brimming with luxury brands. She is also an airbrush makeup artist. Lee has worked with celebrities such as Vicky Pattison and Atomic Kitten and knows exactly how to make you look your absolute best on your big day. A change of hair and makeup or a simple refresh before evening guests arrive is available upon request. A qualified beauty therapist, Lee can make you look and feel beautiful from head to toe: from being able to give professional advice on skincare to being able to do your pre-wedding spray tan or wax in the comfort of your home or venue.
I do what I do because I love making people feel special and I believe that when you look good, you feel good – and when you feel good you can take on the world! Obsessed with all things beauty from an early age, I went on to train in makeup at AOFM in London, makeup and hair at DFMA in Brighton and in airbrush makeup with Airbase in London. I’m also a beauty therapist and love being able to offer you the complete beauty package, from head to toe, wherever you may be. I live in Hampshire, by the sea, with my husband Dan and daughter Eira. We married in September 2016 and it was strange being both bride and makeup artist!
Unlike many makeup artists and hair stylists, brides are the sole reason I do what I do. Yes I’ve worked with celebrities and been published in magazines, but the reason I wanted to do hair and makeup professionally in the first place is because I wanted to work with brides. And I love it just as much today as the day I started! My business is special because I never rest on my laurels. Every year I invest thousands of pounds on training, products and equipment. I set up masterclasses with nationally and internationally-renowned makeup artists and hair stylists – both in and out of the wedding industry – to ensure that I’m at the top of my game and au fait with the latest techniques and trends. I believe there’s always something we can learn! Of course I have lots of tried and tested products, but I’m always on the lookout for new additions to my kit from the best luxury and professional hair, makeup and beauty brands. Anything one item in my extensive kit has earned its place, being personally road-tested by me until I’m satisfied that is up to the task of being worthy for my brides. I have lots of experience with wedding mornings! I will schedule your hair and makeup services so that you have time to breathe and enjoy the morning. I can set you at ease and ensure that you’re ready when you need to be. I only work with one bride each day, so you are my top priority on your big day and from when the first roller goes in to that last lipstick touch-up, I’ll be with you to make sure you’re “aisle-ready”.
My customers fall in love with me because I truly care about doing everything I can to make their wedding hair and makeup dreams come true. I take the time to get to know them and their personal style. Plus I’ll NEVER get bored of makeup women look and feel amazing on their big day.
I first met Lee two years ago when she did my makeup and beauty treatments for my wedding. From the makeup trial to the wedding morning, she was excellent. She asked lots of questions and took detailed notes to ensure she got the wedding make up right for me, my four bridesmaids, my mum and my nan and no challenge was too big. We all loved our makeup and I continue to rely on Lee’s talents for special events; she recently did my hair and make up for a friend’s wedding and still had notes from my wedding day to make sure my make up suited my skin type and preferences. Lee is professional, friendly and excellent at what she does. I couldn’t recommend her enough!
Cannot recommend Lee enough, she recently did my wedding hair and makeup (as well as my mum and sister too). We all looked and felt gorgeous! Lee’s a dedicated professional: she put us all at ease and listened to each of our individual requests. My make up was natural and pretty, yet it stayed put all day (even with me partying till 4am!). I absolutely loved my hair, it looked like one of those gorgeous styles you see on Pinterest. I just felt so happy with everything. Lee was absolutely lovely and just made us all feel a million dollars. Thank you!!