Best Wedding Makeup Artist Byron Bay

Excellence without Attitude

It’s against my nature to call myself the best wedding makeup artist in Byron Bay.

I’m very passionate about my work and proud of what I have achieved over the years. I’m a reliable, down-to-earth person, and easy to communicate with. I work with an amazing team of hair and makeup artists to accommodate large bridal parties if needed.

I’m glad you stopped by, let’s find out if I’m a good fit for you.

I´m a mobile hair and makeup artist who serves Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Ballina, Yamba, Tweed Coast, Gold Coast and any destination on request.

Best Wedding Makeup Artist Byron Bay - Nahid Kholghi

Awards & Career Milestones

Did you see the Movie ‘Elvis’ (2023) with Austin Butler? If not, I highly recommend it.

I was fortunate to work as a supportive hair and makeup artist on `Elvis`, which won the Guild Award for Best Hair and Makeup.

MUAHS Awards Guild Award Nahid Kholghi Hair and Makeup Artist

Other important career milestones:

  • Head Makeup Artist for ´the Porsche Design Fashion Show´ in Beverly Hills
  • Teacher for makeup and hairstyling at the Art Academy in Germany
  • Business owner `makeup artist agency Germany´

Celebrities I worked with

These are some celebrities I worked with

  • Kylie and Dannii Minogue
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Katy Perry
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Arj Barker

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Wedding Makeup Artist Byron Bay Reviews

Are you planning your wedding in Byron Bay, the Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast or Gold Coast and looking for a highly experienced and empathetic hair and makeup artist?

Please feel free to read some of my reviews here: Google Reviews

Best Wedding Makeup Artist Byron Bay Reviews

Nahid was exceptional. I asked for natural makeup on my wedding day and she managed to not only deliver this but made me look younger and glowing. By far the best professional makeup experience I have ever had. She was also prompt, warm and able to calm my pre-wedding nerves. Thank you so much!!!!

Angelique Sarpi

I was so thrilled to book Nahid for my hair and makeup for my wedding day. She was so prompt and professional, took my vague ideas and worked her magic. She made me look like the best possible version of myself and just went above and beyond. Everyone commented on how intricate my hair was, her attention to detail is amazing.
I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Aleea Middling

Nahid was amazing. She managed to fit me in at a very difficult time. Thanks to her kindness. Her professionalism, amazing work and her pleasant and courteous attitude were beyond expectations. I highly recommend her to anybody who is looking for high-quality work.

Rasha Alami

Tiana and her husband got married at Byron Bay Beach Club. Hair and Makeup Artist Nahid Kholghi

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Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist Byron Bay 

On your special day, you want to look like yourself but be your best version. My main goal as a hair and makeup artist is to help you to express your natural beauty. 

I think finding the right person to feel comfortable with and trust is important. I have a mobile service, which means I come to your accommodation so the day runs smoothly for you. If you are looking for a professional setting I can also accommodate you in a hair salon in the heart of Byron Bay.

The makeup and hair products I work with are high-end, cruelty-free and vegan. I have a selection of favourite brands for example Charlotte Tilbury, Bare Minerals, It Cosmetics, and MAC, as I choose the best products from each brand.

You can decide between a natural satin foundation, flawless medium coverage and full coverage. If you go for a Byron Bay signature style or a classic bridal finish, your skin will look radiant and beautiful for your special event. You are welcome to bring inspirational pictures.

Bride Nicola, Hair and Makeup by Nahid Kholghi

bridal hair style, Byron Bay Wedding

Hair Styling for your big day

Some brides know exactly what they want, others are not quite sure. You are welcome to bring some inspirational pictures and I´m always happy to suggest styles. It helps a lot to choose beauty photos similar to your hair colour, length and thickness to have realistic expectations. You might like textured-up styles, soft waves or beach waves for a natural style. A classic look is more exact and neet.

I´m also happy to work with hair extensions, which you provide. We just need to calculate some more time on the day.

Very trendy in 2024 is a textured, messy Byron Bay hair look as well as glamorous waves. These two wedding styles couldn´t be more different. Don´t forget YOU choose your favourite look for your dream wedding.


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High-Level Skills & Reliability!

Working with lots of different clients over the past 18 years has helped me to get an intuition for someone’s style.  It is also about finding the right balance between enhancing natural beauty and applying effective makeup techniques so you feel comfortable and confident.



Natural, Classic or Glamorous?

Your personal style is important to me. If you wear typically minimal makeup, you may want to enhance your natural look for your wedding day. If you love bold and dramatic makeup, you may want to go for a more glamorous look. I am happy to help you to find your desired hair and flawless makeup look in a trial with me. A trial is a great way to meet your artist and to have that piece of mind before your special day.  Inspired by your wedding dress, bouquet, hair, face and character we´ll find your individual wedding look.

Glowy Signature makeup look


bridesmaid hair

wedding at the Surf Club in Byron Bay

How does it work? 

Before you decide to work with me, we chat on the phone about your day and your ideas for your wedding look. If you feel comfortable with my suggestions, we can book an appointment for your trial. I´ll confirm your booking and all other important information in an email.

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The Trial in Byron Bay

 I can highly recommend booking a trial if it´s possible.

In your trial, we discuss all your ideas and, most importantly, create. You can show me your wedding dress, and tell me about the colour theme and accessories.  Before applying your wedding makeup, you can ask me about skin prep and skincare. We decide between one or two hair styles and talk in detail about the schedule for your day to make sure you have a relaxed time.

We also chat about involved family members and what else you need for the day. I do encourage a trial beforehand. However, if it is not possible, that´s fine. We can chat on the phone and you can send me ideas and photos.  


Family and Friends – the bridal party

Your family and friends are welcome to get their hair and makeup done, too. They can also send me their ideas beforehand. I work with a great team of selected artists. Once the numbers are confirmed, I´ll create a time sheet for your wedding day. 


Braidsmaids Hair and Makeup Artist Nahid Kholghi

Satisfaction Guarantee! 

I offer a money-back guarantee for the trial. If you are not happy with the result of your look, I´m not charging anything for the day.

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Feel free to read my wedding blog posts here:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much should you spend on wedding makeup?

The costs of hair and makeup depend on the experience of your makeup artist and the location you are getting married. If the living expenses of your destination are expensive, makeup artists will be too.

A quality hair and beauty service starts from around $250.

Is a bridal makeup artist worth it?

Absolutely. It is your special moment and you want to look and feel your best. Makeup artists are professionals, they ensure you and your bridal party will be ready on time. You don´t need to stress about anything and you´ll always remember your beautiful appearance when you look at your photos or watch your wedding video.

Why are wedding makeup artists so expensive?

Remember, you’re not just paying for makeup application but an expert’s time, skill, and the convenience they offer on your special day. The rate also depends on your wedding destination.

How do I choose a bridal makeup artist?

Great research is important. A great deal of experience is good and communication is key. Your chosen person should be a good listener to understand your style and what you would like to achieve.

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How can I save money on my wedding makeup?

Most of the time weddings are expensive. If you need to save money on wedding hair and makeup, you can see if it´s possible to travel to your makeup artist or if the person offers the service from a salon to avoid travel costs. You can also look for a beauty salon with hair and makeup artists or a qualified hairdresser at your wedding destination. Sometimes that´s a little bit cheaper. However, I highly recommend doing a trial.

Does the bride pay for bridal makeup?

That depends on the country you live in. There are different cultures about that. However, for some brides and couples, it is a matter of budget and it´s good to communicate it with your bridal party upfront to avoid conflicts.

Why is bridal makeup more expensive than bridesmaids?

Makeup artists will calculate more time for the bride for different reasons. The main reason is that she stays relaxed during her whole time in the chair.

How much do you tip a makeup artist on the wedding day?

That depends on the country. You don´t have to tip your artist in Australia. If you feel like doing it, it´s a nice gesture and any tip will be welcome.



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