Please read through the testimonials Mariessa has received to find out what her clients feel about the hair and makeup she has achieved for them.



To Mariessa,

I am so grateful for having you guys do our hair and makeup!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Would recommend you in a HEARTBEAT. SO so thankful. you and your staff are so kind and easy to work with- was a joy to have them getting ready with us.

heather and daniel



Hi Mariessa,

Thank you so much your wonderful expertise and styling on the day of our wedding.
The girls and I (and mum of course) all looked stunning…thanks to you.

We had an amazing day and you were right that sun did appear and it was HOT for the 3 hours of outside wedding and photo time that we needed, it then proceeded to hail as everyone was seated and inside for the evening…crazy weather day!

Thanks again




Thank you for the fantastic job you made of the make up for my wedding day. The girls all looked perfectly accentuated and I felt like a total princess!

I have very sensitive skin was worried that it was going to ‘play up’ however the makeup felt so good to wear and the little touch of eyelash extension made all the difference to finishing the look. I felt totally comfortable leaving the final decision up to you as your professional judgement was SPOT ON!

To all those in need of a makeup artist, I would totally recommend Mariessa. She is very accommodating and calming of the stressed Mother of the bride and excited bridesmaids as well as making sure you, as the bride, are the priority.

Thanks Mariessa.
I must come back for some lessons!
Rebekah Steventon




My wedding day was on November 4th 2006, and I had the very fortunate experience of having Mariessa as my make up artist.

From the phone calls, to the consultation, to my big day, Mariessa was an absolute wonderful person to work with.

My wedding had a strong Indian theme, so I wanted my make up to be a little different. Mariessa really listened to what I wanted and produced something very unique for me.

Her excellent skill and wonderful products resulted in exactly what I wanted, and left me feeling like an Indian princess.

Her professional and friendly manner allowed me to feel relaxed and confident on the morning of my wedding, and thatÅfs something every bride should feel!

Niki Ismail



Hi Mariessa

I hope you are well! I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you very much for your help with our wedding – I think my Mum, bridesmaids, and I all looked fantastic (even if I do say so myself) and obviously you and the lady who did our hair were a huge part in that – so thank you! Your friendly but professional demeanour put me right at ease and I loved the end result.

I hope to catch up next time we’re back in CHCH and once again thank you for all your help on the day and in the couple of weeks beforehand.

Kindest regards





Dear Mariessa and team

Thanks and thanks again, for the amazing! Job you did of hair and make up for my bridesmaids, mother and I.

You were a great team so professional, and made our morning of preparing a fun and relaxing one.

Mariessa words can not express how beautiful and elegant you made me feel. Your passion and flair for what you do is simply amazing.

with many thanks Erin Douglas-Clifford





The makeup was beautiful and lasted all day. Everyone commented on my makeup and said how you enhanced my features perfectly so thank you very much. Just perfect. All the best for the rest of the wedding season hope you get a nice break over winter before its starts again. Thanks again Mariessa,

Emma Mulholland




Hi Mariessa,

Thank you so much to Mariessa and team for the beautiful hair and make for our April 9th wedding.

I really appreciate that you still made the effort for my day even though you were so ill the day before the wedding.

Both my hair style and make up lasted really well, and even though I don’t have the best complexion it looks flawless in the photos, which is exactly what I wanted!

The bridesmaids and our Mums looked beautiful and they were all really pleased.

Thanks again,

Lauren Thornhill




Hi there,

Thank you so much for doing my makeup for my wedding! You listened to what I wanted, but also made great suggestions about the best look for my colouring. On the day I felt so relaxed and pampered while you did my makeup and when I looked in the mirror I was so happy with the final result. The makeup lasted really well and so many people commented on how lovely it looked. I would definitely recommend you to anyone I know getting married.

Thanks again,

Sarah Woodlock



Hi Mariessa

I booked Mariessa for my wedding make up and hair. I was extremely happy with the job she did. The make up was beautiful and stayed on all day / night. I didn’t have many ideas for my hair and left it up to Mariessa, who came up with such a beautiful style of which I loved. I found her extremely professional, very talented, funny and caring. I could not of asked for anyone better for my special day. I have since gone back to Mariessa for other beauty treatments.