Hair and Make up 

                                                                                         Paula has over 25 years experience in hairdressing and many years of running her own salon as well as training new stylists. She is fully trained in all aspects of hair styling. She specialises in long hair dressing, cutting, hair up, colouring and creating that special occasion look that every bride wants. Paula can work using add in hair for creating a  new stunning look or to add a thicker hair style. Fresh flowers, hair diamonds and veils can be incorporated and  she can also add fascinators, hats and feathers for that extra special chosen look. Advice on colouring, cutting and conditioning prior to your special day can be given. 

Your specialist bridal style can be created in the comfort of your own home or at a venue of your choice on your wedding day providing a personal and professional service. A hair trial is highly recommended for the bride and bridesmaids prior to your wedding and can be carried out on a day and at a venue that suits you.

"Having been hired many times to be the stylist to a bride, bridesmaids and her guests, i have undertaken all kinds of requests for different styles, colours and lengths.  I feel that it is important that every bride gets what she wants on her wedding day and i am more than comfortable knowing that i can deliver the stunning  finish that she is looking for"

Paula O'Connell  

 Post Grad Cert Ed

Qualified Hairdressing Assessor

Long hair and hair up specialist

CACI non surgical facelift trained

Qualified in CAFLON ear piercing

Qualified in Norvelle spray tanning 

Member of the National Hairdressing Federation

City and Guilds make up trained


Belles and Brides have many years experience in make-up,  specialising exclusively in bridal events, providing make-up, skin care and colour analysis not only to the bride but also to other members of the wedding party, such as bridesmaids and mums and guests.

A natural make-up finish is usually the prefered look for a bride but this can be discussed at the pre arranged make-up trial so that you can create an individual look of your choice.