Hair and Makeup Unveiled is an on-site bridal hair and makeup company based in Stafford, Virginia. The company is owned by Nicole McConnell, master stylist. Hair and Makeup Unveiled specializes in providing its services on-site for a stress-free and fun environment for you and your bridal party!
"If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life" -Marc Anthony
Nicole has shown an interest in hair and beauty since the time she was 6. Cutting her dolls hair and applying lipstick were just a few of her specialites by age 8. As soon as she was able to work, she got a part-time job at a salon. Ever since then (well, far before then) hair was Nicole's passion. She attended highschool in Fairfax, VA and began venturing into updos sophmore year. By senior year, Nicole was doing updos for everyone's prom, homecoming, etc. After graduating highschool, Nicole decided to take her passion for hair to the next level, and enrolled in the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology program. While she wantd so bad to love coloring and cutting, Nicole's interest was solely in updos and formal hair.
With Nicole’s talent in updos and her dazzling personality, she founded her own bridal company in 2011 and has since expanded her company to include a team of 12 girls so that she could accommodate more brides. Hair & Makeup Unveiled has successfully won awards every year since, from both The Knot & Wedding Wire. Nicole's work was recently featured on the cover of Virginia Bride Magazine.
While Nicole is great at all hairstyles her absolute favorites are loose & romantic. She also loves braiding and classic updos! Our makeup artists specialize in natural makeup and making our brides look like the best version of themselves.
Hair and Makeup Unveiled can take on any size bridal party, big or small, and offers group discounts. The company also has assistants to help the wedding go by without a hitch, even early morning weddings or large bridal parties. The company offers consultations and hair and makeup trials. The following hair and makeup services are offered:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Krysia · Married on 07/30/2016
Allison for makeup: Allison is amazing! She has serious makeup talent and skills. As the bride, I decided to go with the airbrush and it looked beautiful and lasted through dancing all night! I did a trial with her and she was great about asking what type of look I wanted for the big day and helped give me great suggestions to create that look. Both she and Nicole were extremely professional and organized throughout the entire process. They created a schedule for hair and make-up times for the day of the wedding, which was so incredibly helpful. They were also so nice and helped create a relaxed and fun environment as we got ready. I highly, highly, highly recommend!!Sent on 02/10/2017
Nicole for hair: Nicole is very talented with hair. She has a natural sense of styles that flatter you and she was able to adapt the styles I liked from pintrest to best suit me. I did a trial hair session that Nicole documented and was able to reproduce the trail hair on the day of the wedding. Nicole was also did a great job with all of my bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom. We had a variety of hairstyles, lengths and textures and Nicole made us all look great! I was SSSSSOOOOOO Happy and Impressed with Nicole and Allison!
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Jasmine · Married on 02/28/2019
Wonderful hair/makeup, wonderful staff
My daughter was married Feb. 16, 2019 in Washington, DCwe had the trials for both makeup and hair several months before. Nicole was beyond AMAZING with hair and updo's and Shanelle was wonderful also!! They went above and beyond to make our day run smoothly with the schedule and were prompt in arrival the day of the wedding!! I highly recommend HMU for your bridal hair/makeup needs!!!Sent on 04/02/2019
Jenna · Married on 12/08/2018
All the Ladies Felt Like Goddesses
Nicole and her team are AMAZING!!! The trial run took place in her home studio - perfectly convenient and comfortable. With only a few photos for inspiration, Nicole listened to EXACTLY what I wanted and made my hair more beautiful than I could've imagined (and that was just the trial). Jordan did my makeup and did the same thing - listened to what I wanted and made it better. On the big day, the team arrived very promptly, ready to take care of hair for my 2 bridesmaids, my maid of honor, my mom, and me (plus I got makeup!). Everyone's hair was done on time, and my mom was so impressed with my makeup, she asked if she could get hers done too, and Jordan stayed extra time to accommodate. Needless to say, the results were fantastic. My girls were happy, my mom was happy, and I've never felt more beautiful. Nicole and her team were easy to hire, easy to keep in touch with, very flexible and accommodating, and the results speak for themselves. If I had to do it all over again, I'd hire them every time!Sent on 01/17/2019
Hair and Makeup Unveiled Price Rates
We like to give back to those who educate our amazing children!
This offer is valid for a 10% Day-Of Discount off the Bride's services only
Hair & Makeup Unveiled wants to say thank you to our service members by offering 10% off of the Bride's day-of servies for all of our Military Brides.
We have worked with this pro team and have become great friends! Definitely another awesome group we would consider for brides when we are booked. We love having trustworthy referrals!
It was great to work with Hair and Makeup Unveiled. As a photographer, I am dependent on the stylists. Their staff make everyone look beautiful, and made my job easy. I certainly hope to have the chance to work together again.
I love working with Hair & Makeup Unveiled, they are flexible with their scheduling and I know my brides will show up looking amazing when they're in their hands!