Wedding Makeup

Wedding Makeup by Nikki Kavanagh

Wedding Makeup – Fully qualified and insured, with more than 8 years’ experience. With us, you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

Every bride wants to look her best on the big day. So forget the stress and get pampered by Nikki, let “Wedding by Nikki Kavanagh Salon” come to you on your wedding day.


Make Up fees

  • €275 up to four ladies based in Dublin
  • €40 extra per person


  • €50 for the bride
  • €40 for any extra ladies (ideally just bride or plus one if needs be)


  • €25 per hour
  • First hour free

* Trial fee is either payable in advance via EFT or PayPal OR due on the day if previously agreed in cash. If you pay your trial fee in advance then once trial takes place a €50 deposit is due, which comes off your total.

** Trials take place in Nikki’s custom built Bridal Hair and Make up studio in Ratoath.


Who will be doing my wedding makeup if I book?
We have a team of fantastic make up artists specialising in Bridal Make Up & Hair. There is an extensive gallery of all our work for you to view so we recommend booking a trial and going from there. If you specifiy Nikki and book Nikki then that is what you shall get! However, if Nikki is not available then you will be directed to another artist and shown her work. As a result, we will check availability of the stylist and let you have a peek at her work first.

When I should book?
Quickly is the honest answer! Dates are available one minute and gone the next, so don’t delay if you are really keen and just book a trial. You have our word, you won’t be disappointed! Please note Nikki can also book your hair with us too!

When should I have my trial? And what information do I need?
– Ideally within a few months when you have your dress and accessories, etc.
– If you intend to use tan, it might be no harm to have it on for the trial.
– Try to wear a white vest top.
– Bring a camera!
– Also bring photos of make up looks you like, pics of your dress, etc.
– Enjoy it!

How long will my trial take?
Usually around 1.5 hrs, maybe 2hrs, depending on how many ladies, etc.

Should I book my trial in advance?
YES! And we will do our best to accommodate.

Can I bring someone along even if they are not having a trial?
Of course you can! Ideally only one other person for make up so we can make the focus YOU!

Where / When will the trial take place?
Trial always takes place at Nikki’s custom built hair and make up studio in Ratoath, County Meath. Directions are on the contact page on the website. (We are on Google Maps under ‘Bridal By Nikki Kavanagh’).
***Please note trials take place Monday to Thursdays usually mornings, as Nikki is not available any evenings.

What if I have to cancel my trial?
Don’t worry, these things happen. Occasionally, we may have to reschedule too, it happens!

What should I do to prepare for my trial?
Most importantly try to have your skin in good condition! If you need facials or skin advice you can visit our Beauty Rooms on site by making an appointment with Denise, our beautician.

What products do you use?
We all use mostly MAC skincare and foundation, Estee Lauder foundations, HD Make Up Forever, Amani foundations, MAC eyeshadows, liners, and blushers, etc., and some Urban Decay shadows, Inglot shadows, Blank Canvas, etc. It all depends on clients skin type & requirements.

Can I use my own foundation or other products?
Mostly yes, although Nikki can discuss this with you directly. We want all of our clients to skip off happy so it’s in our best interest to accomodate wherever possible. One foundation Nikki is not a fan of is double wear, as it’s just too heavy for bridal photographs.

What if Nikki can't make my wedding?
As with every single one of us, we can all get sick. It happens, but thankfully incredibly rarely. Rest assured because we always have a plan B and you will be well looked after by a credible artist who will be briefed fully with products and pictures.

Where can I see the other artists work?
You’ll find Nikki’s work on the main gallery above, however if you look further down you will find Hair & Make Up Gallery from our team of elite hair and make up artists.