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Gorgeous Bridal Looks: 6 Minnesota Hair & Makeup Experts to Consider Hiring for Your Wedding

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You're going to love this article if you're in Minnesota. We've gathered some seriously talented hair and makeup artists to consider for your wedding day. Prepare to be dazzled when you see their work... yes, it's seriously that good.

Getting married in Minnesota? Hair & Makeup is Kind of a Big Deal.

Check out these talented local hair and makeup professionals. Scroll through photos, meet the artists and schedule a consultation or trial! Get excited, it's time for beauty!

(listed in completely random order! - they were all SO fabulous to work with!)


#1 Brittany Gainsley Beauty - Scandia, MN

We're Interviewing: Brittany - Lead Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist & Owner


About the Business!

I provide on site hair and makeup services. I come to you on your wedding day and provide top notch hair and/or makeup for brides, grooms, bridal parties, and everyone in between. I offer traditional and airbrush makeup applications along with a variety of false eyelash options.

I received my cosmetology license just over 10 years ago.

Since then I have spent countless hours perfecting my skills. I specialize in wedding hair and make up, but love to work on everyday, creative, and professional camera ready looks. I am also available for on location beauty services for engagement photos, boudoir, bachelorette parties, and more. My main goal for when you sit in my chair is for you to feel like you. I want you to be happy and feel great when you look in the mirror.

What services can you provide on my wedding day:

My wedding day services include: Customized hair and/or makeup services for brides, grooms, attendants, moms, flower girls and everyone in between. Additionally, being a licensed cosmetologist allows me to offer additional pre- wedding services in- salon. Such as cuts, colors, extensions, Brazilian blowouts, and deep conditioning treatments. It also gives me access to some of the best professional products and education in the beauty business.

Brittany, can you show us some photos?

What can you tell us about location?

I work on site but I am based out of Scandia, MN. I travel to any location including but not limited to Minneapolis, St Paul, North Metro, Wisconsin and surrounding areas. I am also available to travel out of state.

What can I expect if I hire you?

Working with me looks a little like this: Brides start by filling out an inquiry form on my website or just sending me an email. I will gather all the necessary information to draw up a proposal and contract. A signed contract and deposit are required to book, hold your date and hire any additional artists if needed. Peak (Saturdays May through October), holidays and long distance weddings have a minimum service requirement of $675. Hair and makeup trials are highly recommended about 3-6 weeks before the wedding. Trials are not limited to the bride/s only, I am happy to do a trial for anyone getting services the day of your wedding. A week before your wedding I will send out an itinerary and go over details again to keep your wedding day running on time.

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Brittany Gainsley

Scandia, MN


Instagram and FB @brittanygainsley.hmua


#2 Salon Onyx - Lakeville, MN

We're Interviewing: Amber, Stylist and Wedding Coordinator

About the Business!

Salon Onyx strives every day to make people of all ages feel and look their best. One of our favorite ways to accomplish this is to be a big part of engaged couples big day.

Our wedding services go beyond just hair styling and a make-up application the morning of someone’s wedding.

We plan and discuss carefully thought out timelines for services leading up to the big day and for the day of wedding so everything runs seamlessly.

Along with scheduling trials to help give our clients peace of mind knowing we are prepared to help create their wedding vision.

What services can you provide on my wedding day:

We offer Hair Styling and Natural Make-up which includes strip lashes and options for airbrush. In salon we are a full service hair salon so we can help prep for someone’s with big with cut, color, lash extensions and facial waxing.

Amber, can you show us some photos?

What can you tell us about location?

Located in the South Metro, Salon Onyx is on the North East side. We have a complementary travel range of 30 miles from our salon for on-site services. We offer hair styling and make-up services for on-site travel. For in salon services we are a full service hair salon, offering everything from cutting to chemical services and coloring.

What can I expect if I hire you?

At Salon Onyx we pride ourselves in being able to accommodate many wedding services needs. This could mean just a bride coming in salon for hair and make-up or our team of stylists traveling on-site to help a large wedding party get ready. We require a 4 service minimum for on-site travel. Every wedding is required to submit a contract and deposit to reserve their date and requested services. All reservations can be booked through our wedding coordinator, Amber.

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Amber, Salon Onyx Wedding Coordinator



#3 Taylor Miley - Saint Cloud, MN

We're Interviewing: Taylor Miley - Owner of Taylor Miley Makeup

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About the Business!

Taylor Miley Makeup provides an on-site, luxury bridal makeup experience. I work with my brides to create their DREAM bridal makeup look!

Using high quality products and techniques to create a long lasting, flawless look that will not only last all day, but photograph beautifully.

My goal with all of my TMM Brides is to not only help them look beautiful for their big day, but feel beautiful.

What services can you provide on my wedding day:

I offer traditional makeup as well as airbrush makeup services. I also have some upgrade and add-on options which include: cooling under eye gels, Faux Mink Lashes and body foundation.

Taylor, can you show us some photos?

What can you tell us about location?

I’m located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. I offer on-site makeup for brides on their wedding day and am down to travel anywhere! :)

What can I expect if I hire you?

When you hire me, you can expect to have your new “beauty BFF” available for anything you may need! From the second we secure your date, I provide a welcome guide with tips and suggestions to help you prepare your skin for the big day. I’ll also provide you with a wedding day makeup timeline to ensure your morning runs smoothly! I offer trial runs for brides at my location in St. Cloud, MN and travel on-site to your venue/getting ready location on the wedding day.

The morning of the wedding, I will show up early to set up so we’re ready to go and start the makeup on time. When you’re in my chair I do everything I can to help you feel stress free and relaxed. I require a minimum of 3 makeup applications. To book your date, fill out an inquiry form on my website,, and I’ll get back to you with my availability asap!

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Taylor Miley Saint Cloud, MN


#4 Primped - Minneapolis, MN

We're Interviewing: Victoria, Co-Owner & Creative Director

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About the Business!

Primped is an onsite hair and makeup services agency specializing in weddings in Minnesota.

Our team consists of some of the best hair and makeup artists in the twin cities.

Primped was launched in 2015 by a couple of MN girls who had a fresh idea: quality over quantity - personal attention for every client at a fair price, from the time you meet us to that moment you look in the mirror on the big day!

What services can you provide on my wedding day:

We provide hair and makeup services for the bride, her family and wedding party.

Victoria, can you show us some photos?

What can you tell us about location?

We provide onsite beauty services primarily in the twin cities and surrounding suburbs but do occasionally travel further for events.

What can I expect if I hire you?

Our goal is to give a superior customer service experience to all our brides, from the initial inquiry all the way to the big day. Once you’ve decided to reserve your date with us, we require a signed copy of our contract returned to us and a small deposit. From there we will put you in touch with your artist so you can get your trial run scheduled.

To keep things running smoothly on the big day we create a detailed timeline and itinerary, so all participants (your wedding party crew!) know exactly when their appointment is and who they are working with. This timeline is created with feedback from your photographer and or wedding planner so everything flows as it should on the wedding morning.

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#5 Derick Cich Makeup Artistry - Duluth, MN

We're Interviewing: Derick Cich, Makeup Artist


About the Business!

I am a freelance makeup artist specializing in timeless, classic, and polished styles, perfect for weddings and events. I offer both onsite and studio hosted services, making your busy wedding day just a little bit easier and more relaxed. Makeup has taken me all over the world, including New York Fashion Week, a launch in Tokyo, and destination weddings in the Florida Keys, know you are in very safe hands on your big day!

What services can you provide on my wedding day:

I have focused solely on mastering makeup services for the last 14 years and have chosen not to work with hair. I offer both traditional and airbrush applications depending on each individual client's needs. Other than full bridal services I also offer full makeup applications for anyone else including parents and wedding party, light children's makeup for flower girls or any other kids, and simple grooming applications perfect for anyone wanting a no makeup photo ready look which is very popular with grooms.

Derick, can you show us some photos?

What can you tell us about location?

While I am based in Duluth, Minnesota my primary service area is all of northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan though I am available nationwide and even internationally! I'm happy to come to you or provide studio space in Duluth if needed. I love getting to visit such beautiful cities my client's choose to get married in such as Grand Marais, Lutsen, Bayfield, Madeline Island, and Brule.

What can I expect if I hire you?

I would love to be your makeup artist! All bridal makeup includes a trial so we both know exactly what the plan is on the wedding day, saving us a lot of time and stress and allowing you to simply relax, close your eyes, and enjoy the process before the very busy day ahead of you. I also include a touch up kit with all the necessities to keep your flawless makeup look looking fresh through photos, dancing, and champagne toasts! Timing and location is established ahead of time as well to keep things as smooth as possible for the day of. Anyone looking to book services can contact me via my website to receive all pricing and availability.

I want everyone who sits in my chair to leave feeling like the most confident version of themselves. I want to help people celebrate their unique beautiful selves instead of focusing on the minor imperfections they perceive as flaws. This in the end will always be my number one goal for you and your loved ones on your special day.

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Derick Cich Makeup Artistry


Instagram: @derick_Cich

Phone: 218.269.1362


#6 Lady Vamp Artistry - St. Paul, MN

We're Interviewing: Danel Legatt, Owner & Lead Hair Stylist

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About the Business!

We are a collective of highly skilled hair and makeup artists located in MN! The majority of our clients are brides. We love working with each bride on one of the most memorable days of their life! Aside from weddings, we also provide hair and makeup for clients preparing for photoshoots, video shoots, and a wide range of special events!

Our team is passionate about giving the best possible experience to every person that sits in our chair. We always strive to exceed our client's expectations! Keeping up with the latest trends and keeping our skills fresh is a priority. We enjoy working with new and repeat clients that continue to push our creative boundaries!

What services can you provide on my wedding day:

Our team offers hair and makeup onsite at your desired getting-ready location! Our makeup artists offer both airbrush and traditional foundation, along with a variety of lash options. In addition, our hairstylists provide a wide variety of styles and are well equipped to work with hair extensions if needed to get that dream style!

Danel, can you show us some photos?

What can you tell us about location?

Our studio is located in St. Paul, MN, and used for trials with our brides and any other hair and makeup appointments with our artists. The studio can also be rented for private parties, such as bridal showers, baby showers, and getting ready on the wedding day. We primarily travel around the metro for events but are willing to travel wherever needed! We have also traveled outside of MN, including WI and IA.

What can I expect if I hire you?

From the very beginning, you can expect clear and quick communication with us! Three to four months before the wedding we plan for your hair and/or makeup trial if requested. Trials are preferred but not required and will always be with the same artists that are scheduled to be with you on your wedding day! A month out from your wedding we will gather your final numbers and put together a hair and makeup timeline for the day of the wedding. On the day of the wedding we arrive prepared and excited to be there! Our team has a chill, yet fun variety of personalities. We are all passionate about our work and LOVE what we do!

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Lady Vamp Artistry

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What is my relationship to the featured wedding vendors? I am always transparent with my audience. These vendors were hand selected by me to feature in this post. They were each charged a small fee to cover my time in creating their feature as this provides a means for me to earn an income. I reached out to them and offered the opportunity, they did not seek me out looking to advertise. I only feature venues and vendors I truly think are great!

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