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The 12 Gods Behind Celebrity Wedding Hair and Beauty Looks

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists who Transform the Superstars via Their Secret Bridal Beauty Hacks

From all priorities in line for the “big day,” beauty comes first. Celebrity hairstylists and makeup artists are experts at achieving perfection while handling nerves and last-minute hiccups. Let’s see the magicians behind some of the most iconic bridal hair and makeup looks!

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Top Hairstylists & Makeup Artists for a Bridal Makeover


#1

Daniel Martin tops our list as the makeup artist known for Meghan Markle’s modern-duchess soft-glow freckle-showing wedding look. It was a massively photographed, televised royal wedding captured in different lighting settings, and he artfully used a highlighter that works indoors and outdoors. He always evens skin tone with an exfoliator and applies hyaluronic-based products. Clients Jessica Alba, Gemma Chan, Elisabeth Moss, and Olivia Palermo love his balanced effect.   

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#2

Yumi Mori is the Japan-born makeup artist who created Priyanka Chopra’s timeless, radiant-skin wedding look accented with strong brows and berry lips. Trained and working previously for the legendary Pat McGrath, she nails the “no-makeup” makeup for Drew Barrymore, Emma Watson, Julianne Moore, and Gisele Bündchen.

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#3

Jamie Greenberg is the LA-based makeup artist who infamously gave Kaley Cuoco an elegant romantic look using drugstore products. From memorable red-carpet makeup to a “real beauty” look, she masters it all for Rashida Jones, Kristen Stewart, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Judith Light.

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#4

Denika Bedrossian is the woman behind Hailey Bieber’s dewy-skin wedding look featuring full lashes, subtle eyes, and glossy nude lips. Her face contouring, highlighting, and blending techniques are this Cali girl’s secret weapons. Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Osbourne have seen them in practice.

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#5

Meredith Baraf is an accomplished makeup artist who gave Lea Michele a wedding look that allowed her inner and outer natural beauty to shine bright! With a long list of editorials, high-profile collaborations, and studies in psychology, she has magically touched the faces of beauties like Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Katie Cassidy, Minka Kelly, Olivia Wilde, and Linda Evangelista.

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#6

Gucci Westman, the “goddess” of natural makeup, was behind Gwyneth Paltrow’s natural, luminous wedding look spiced up with soft-pink cheeks and a sheer gloss. Her services and Westman Atelier products are used by celebs like Drew Barrymore, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway.

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#7

Jen Atkin is the “Most Influential Hairstylist in the World,” according to The New York Times, co-owner of the hair care line OUAI, and the one credited for Hailey Bieber’s center-part low chignon with pearl pins and a long veil. Jen also looked impeccable in a headpiece and suit in her own “non-wedding” wedding. The Kardashians, the Jenners, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, and Jennifer Lopez value her great sense of style.

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#8

Chris McMillan is not only known for Jennifer Aniston’s “Rachel cut.” He styled her for her wedding to Brad Pitt, worked with Denise Richards, Miley Cyrus, and created Kim Kardashian’s slicked-back bridal waves. He teased Kim’s crown before doing her signature center part; so iconic!

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#9

Christian Wood is a huge fan of clip-in extensions and the hairstylist behind Sophie Turner’s center-part sleek-wavy wedding look. He also does high-glamour hair for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Aldridge, and Emily Ratajkowski.

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#10

Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee are the hairstyling duo owning the Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood. Riawna Capri gave Amy Schumer a textured bridal ponytail flanked with bohemian beach waves. Nikki polished Hilary Duff’s wedding blonde wavy bob with a pearl-adorned Jennifer Behr headband and baby gel oil for a chic “wet effect!” They count as clients Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts, Ashlee Simpson, Julianne Hough, and Mandy Moore.

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#11

Ericka Verrett completed Miranda Kerr’s signature sleek center-part bridal chignon with a floral headpiece and veil in 15 minutes! Making such smart choices, she is recognized as a tastemaker by Devon Windsor, Katherine McPhee, Jamie King, and Ashleigh Cummings.

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#12

John Ruggiero is the bi-coastal hairstylist who created Kate Upton’s Hollywood-inspired side-swept wedding waves. His other clients are Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Chrissy Teigen, Sarah Paulson, Olivia Wilde, Gigi Hadid, and Stella Maxwell.

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