Want to look and feel like a total goddess on your wedding day? Of course you do! Belles and Brides are just the beauty team to make that happen!
With over 8 years of service, we have literally helped hundreds and hundreds of brides in and around the Waikato region, to achieve their dream wedding day hair and makeup looks!
From natural and romantic, right through to modern and dramatic, we pride ourselves in our level of experience and expertise, and our ability to tailor the hair and makeup looks we create to YOU.
Our work has featured in Bride & Groom Magazine, New Idea Magazine, multiple celebrity weddings, and of course the wonderful Paper & Lace (to name but a few)!
We are a team of dedicated professionals who LOVE what we do, have a stellar reputation for delivering a first-class wedding beauty service, GUARANTEE our work, and we would love to hear from YOU!
You little goddess you…
The Team at Belles & Brides xx
“I was lucky enough to have Levarna and Sophie do hair and makeup for me and my bridesmaids for my wedding. I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough. I felt gorgeous!! From the trial to the big day and after, they have been so easy to deal with, their talent is exceptional, it is so convenient that they came to us and it was just a great experience.
I had three bridesmaid with very different skin tones, hair types and ages, the youngest being my 15 year old daughter. Levarna was able to make each of us look flawless and beautiful while still making sure my daughter still looked like a 15 year old, not a 30 year old. Just to be difficult, I had different hairstyles for everyone which Sophie executed perfectly. It was a fun and relaxing morning getting ready with lots of laughs. I can not thank you ladies enough!!” – Helen Johnson, June 2017
“I had Belles and Brides recommended to me by a friend and bridesmaid who had used Levarna and her team for her own wedding. She highly recommended them so they were a natural choice for me. My four bridesmaids, flowergirl, my mum and I all looked absolutely stunning. Our make-up was flawless as was our hair. What is even better is that the hair and make-up still looked awesome by the end of the night despite the hugs and kisses, dancing and emotional speeches.
I also used Belles and Brides prior to the big day for our spray tans and nails…the tans all looked so good – the right shade for all of our skin tones and no patches or running of the tan at all. Our nails also looked awesome and mine lasted much longer than expected, they still looked perfect 2 weeks after the wedding!
On top of the hair, makeup, tans and nails all being amazing, Belles and Brides are really great to deal with. They made the whole process so easy and stress free, were always happy to help, to answer any questions and to offer their professional advice. I really did have total piece of mind after my trial and leading up to the big day knowing that I was in such good hands and that this was one vendor that I could absolutely rely on. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Belles & Brides to anyone.” – Alicia Taiaroa, June 2017
“Levarna and her team came highly recommended to me by a friend and I was sooo happy when they were available for my wedding! My four bridesmaids and I looked absolutely stunning with flawless makeup and not a hair out of place. We all received so many compliments on how gorgeous we looked on the day and were made to feel beautiful… just what every girl wants!
As well as having great work Levarna and her team are amazing to deal with, offer great advice and 100% reliable. I had total piece of mind after my trial knowing I would be in good hands. Levarna is a true professional and perfectionist, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Belles & Brides!!” – Amanda Clausen, May 11th, 2017
“We had the pleasure of having Levarna & Sophie do our hair and make up for my wedding recently. There was myself, 4 bridesmaids and my mother. They done a fabulous job and had us all looking beautiful! Levarna and Sophie were so lovely and easy to deal with and they made our day relaxed and fun. I would highly recommend Belles & Brides for any special occasion.” – Katie, February 20th, 2017
“I had the pleasure of having Levarna and her team to hair and makeup for our wedding in May. I couldn’t have asked for better. They’re all such lovely, kind ladies and are so professional. They listened to my ideas and helped me pick what was best for me and had no problem with my little changes. I seriously recommend Belles & Brides. You won’t be disappointed.” – Jade, January 15th 2017
“We recently had the pleasure of having Sophie & Courtney as our glam team for my wedding in November. The girls at Belles & Brides are so professional, easy to talk to & really talented at what they do. From the very first email from Levarna, right through the whole process of hair & makeup trials, to the day of the wedding, I could not have asked for better service. Excellent communication & nothing was a problem. Weddings can be a very stressful time for all involved and it just made such a difference to have an awesome company to work with. We all felt amazing on the day & had so many compliments about our hair and makeup. Keep up the good work ladies! ” – Julia, 19th December 20016
“We were lucky to have Levarna and Sophie help get our bridal party ready before our big day. From day one I found Levarna relaxed, professional and great to work with. Her and Sophie’s bubbly personalities made for a fun morning getting ready on the big day. Plus the entire bridal party still had flawless hair and make-up well into the night. We couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. Thank you ladies :)” – Julia More, December 19th 2017
“Levarna and Sophie did my makeup and hair for myself and my mother for my wedding this weekend and I was blown away. The ladies came to me and were friendly, fully equipped and well organised. They listened, were very helpful with their advice and kept me calm throughout the process. I came out looking amazing and received so many compliments on the day and it all stayed in place perfectly. Highly recommended.” – Lana Coppersmith, December 17th 2016
“Levarna did my wedding make in April 2014 and what a painless process it was. I had no idea what look I wanted, Levarna took the time to sit down and create the perfect look for my special day. I can’t express how happy I was with amazing and caring service I reviewed from Belles and Brides. Thanks again!” – Sarah, November 7th 2016
“Levarna from Belles and Brides did a fabulous job on mine and my bridal parties makeup! Belles and Brides ladies are professional, have excellent customer service skills and know how to do exactly what you are wanting. On my wedding day my makeup was flawless and I wouldnt have wanted it any other way! I highly recommend Belles and Brides!” – Kushla Mckay, July 23, 2016
“I was lucky enough to win my hair and make up done for free by the ladies at Belles and Brides back in April 2015. This turned out to be more than just winning a prize. I won self confidence, I won the most beautiful face I have ever seen in the mirror, I won the coolest hair that I spent hours Googling and was whipped up without a batter of an eye, I wont the loveliest ladies to deal with, I won a stress free experience. There is not a single thing I would change with how it all turned out on the day and also how easy they were to deal with in the pre wedding stresses. I cant thank Belles and Brides enough for not only giving me such an amazing prize but executing it with the highest quality and love.” – Amber, June 16, 2016
“What an experience it was having Belles & Brides do my make up for my cousins wedding. Levarna bounced through the door early morning and it was so obvious that we were in great hands. I was the palest bridesmaid (I didn’t want to fake tan because it never looks right on my skin) but Levarna matched me perfectly – actually mixing some white foundation into her palest shade!
She had such a calmness about her which really rubbed off on the entire bridal party, there was no stress which meant a really relaxed and happy bride – that’s what everyone wants! Levarna made me feel absolutely beautiful but more importantly she made me feel so comfortable. She invited me to discuss my makeup preferences and used them as her guideline. It would be easy for an artist to do a beautiful yet standard application of makeup but when you have someone that listens to you and takes note of what you like that’s a real dream – after all makeup is a personal thing and while you almost want to appear airbrushed you don’t want to loose yourself under the products.
The bridal party got so many compliments throughout the day because of Levarna’s skill – complete strangers felt the need to tell me how stunning my makeup and hair was (Belles & Brides did our hair too and it was simply gorgeous). If I could relive that day again I would (it was the best hair & makeup experience I’ve ever had). I’d honestly recommend Levarna in a heartbeat. My next NZ trip out (I live in London) I shall be finding an excuse to get my makeup professionally done again by Belles and brides! You guys rock!!” – Simone D, June 16, 2016
“Levarna and her team at Belles and Brides looked after the hair and makeup for myself, my 4 bridesmaids and my mum for our wedding on 2nd April 2016 . I was absolutely thrilled with the result – they were for sure my favourite vendor to deal with throughout my wedding planning and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any bride who wants to feel gorgeous on their special day!
Everyone in the wedding party looked and felt stunning and still looked flawless at the end of the night. Despite having a large wedding party with diverse complexions, hair types, etc. they got through everyone in a timely manner with ease, so were never rushed or panicking. For any makeup junkie, their kit is what dreams are made of and I refer to Levarna as a magician – her makeup brushes are her wand! They know all the tips and tricks in the book to flatter each individual and we had so many compliments on our hair and makeup from guests at the wedding – they all wanted to know who had done it for us too!
They were extremely professional, talented and quick to respond to any queries we had. Most importantly they kept to their word – whether that was arriving on time to appointments, meticulously recording details of makeup used at my trial, or listening to what our vision was for the day. Nothing was too much fuss and they were accommodating on every level. Thank you so much Levarna and Co., I really can’t thank you enough!” – Kristin Krippner, June 15, 2016