12 Top Wedding Hair and Makeup Pros to Check Out in Nashville

Glam squad, assemble!
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Elle Cashin
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Elle Cashin
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Elle writes for The Knot online with a focus on fashion, covering gown design trends and shoppable accessories.
  • Elle is a contributor to wedding publications across the country, including Brides, The New York Times Vows and Modern Luxury Weddings.
  • Prior to shifting to weddings, Elle covered lifestyle, culture and celebrity across Chicago as the editor of the Chicago Tribune’s SPLASH magazine, where she interviewed cele...
Updated Apr 19, 2024

If you're looking for wedding hair and makeup in Nashville, the hard part is over: Chances are you have your date and venue booked and a planner taking on logistics. Now the fun begins, but there is still a lot to consider when booking hair and makeup artists in Nashville—things like signature aesthetic and skin tone specialties. Save or screenshot your favorite looks and come up with a list of questions to get to know vendors. The Knot Vendor Marketplace is a fantastic place to start—but, here, we've already scoured it for you. Included in this list are some of the top-rated and award-winning vendors from our marketplace, plus a few highly recommended additions. We break down things like what their costs include, what types of makeup or wedding hairstyles they specialize in, and what makes them stand out in the beauty industry. These artists specialize in some of the trendiest and most timeless looks, from beautifully messy updos and natural glam to dramatic eyes and long extensions. Get ready to be pampered!

The Agency of Beauty

Founded by best friends and makeup artists Deidre Heid and Natalie Watterson in 2019, The Agency of Beauty now boasts a huge team of hair and makeup artists to bring any bride's beauty vision to life—and after glamming more than 300 brides per year, they've surely got the experience (and more than 150 5-star reviews) to back it up. The team offers services for the bride, wedding party and groom; wedding packages include a trial and a day-of lip touch-up kit to keep with you so you look great in photos even late into the afterparty.

Review Spotlight: "Natalie and her whole team at The Agency of Beauty were wonderful for my husband and I's wedding in November 2023. They are an LGBTQIA+ friendly company and were so helpful with recommendations for what my husband and I should do for our makeup since we don't normally use much or any. They also did a fantastic job of staying true to our wedding vision with the ladies who were in our wedding party to put an extra special touch on our big day. I highly recommend them and you won't regret booking them for your wedding or other special occasion!" –Jordan S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Canvas + Coif

Founded by veteran makeup artist Shani Gailbreath, Canvas + Coif is made up of a team of stylists who have worked red carpets, commercials, photo shoots and even music videos—but luxury weddings are its bread and butter. The team's aesthetic is modern and natural—a must if you're looking for a luminous glow on the big day—and the best part? They pride themselves on the ability to work with all skin tones and hair types, making it a pretty pick for diverse wedding parties.

Review Spotlight: "Shani and her team are AMAZING! You can tell she is heavily invested in making her clients feel beautiful and special on their wedding day. My wedding was a HOT day in July and I expressed my concerns about makeup and hair getting ruined. She told me she had magic tools to combat the heat and humidity, and did she ever!! I ended up adding on touch-ups up until the ceremony and while I never felt like my makeup was running, my girl Erika stayed with me and my bridal party to keep us fresh. I felt like a celebrity!" –Cora W., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Best Little Hair House

If you envision long, beautiful tresses for your big day, look no further. Best Little Hair House does offer wedding makeup, but hair is what they've earned their stellar reputation on, thanks to founder Karissa Paulk. She's a go-to for gorgeous, high-quality extensions (check out some of her before-and-afters!) and perfect color. Education is key: As trends change and techniques develop and evolve, Karissa stays up to date through training seminars, hair shows and more. Makeup services and add-ons include airbrushing, lash application, tattoo coverage and even mobile spray tans—and the whole wedding party can get glammed, including little ones: The team offers children's hair and makeup at a discounted rate. The Best Little Hair House team does onsite hair and makeup, with travel fees for locations more than 40 miles outside of Nashville.

Review Spotlight: "You should not only feel like the most beautiful bride once your glam squad is done, but you should have an amazing time getting ready as well! Not only did Karissa surpass my expectations of the vision I had for my hair, she made the day so much fun! Weddings can be stressful enough, I loved knowing that I could trust what she was doing to my hair and just sit, relax and enjoy some mimosas with my girls!" –Rachel R., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

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ONE10 Beauty

For bridal hair and makeup in Nashville, ONE10 Beauty has a traveling team of artists—but its brick-and-mortar salon serves as a chic hub for trials and more. Book a skincare appointment, spray tan or cut and color leading up to the wedding, then have the team with you on the day of; it's a plus when your glam squad knows your beauty journey, rather than just one day's look. "What sets One10 Beauty apart is our seamless behind-the-scenes operations, providing you with a luxury experience from the day you say 'I do,'" says Jaclyn Orr, lead bridal and event coordinator. "Our signature aesthetic is timeless, radiant beauty and our ideal bride is classic, modern and fun!" ONE10 is in The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, has a stellar review record and gets a stamp of approval from Fête Nashville planner Sara Fried, who pegs the team as a client favorite that's also reasonably priced. Services include airbrush makeup application, hair extensions, scar coverage, false lashes and more.

Review Spotlight: "Working with One10 was great! From the initial consultation to the wedding day, everyone was so helpful and kind. On the day of our wedding, everyone's hair and makeup looked fabulous, and the team was so efficient! I highly recommend booking One10 for your wedding day!" –Alyssa B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

11:11 Concepts

"We value artistry and individuality by celebrating the bespoke qualities that make our clients unique, all while providing an elevated, luxury experience," says 11:11 Concepts founder and creator Kinsey Paul. "My signature aesthetic is soft neutral glam with a focus on radiant, luminous skin and bright 'Disney Princess' eyes. I work with brides from all corners of the world who have an appreciation for luxury and a penchant for authenticity." Paul is a Black makeup artist in Nashville, and she and her team cater to all skin tones (not to mention genders, ages and identities) in their work, offering a fully inclusive—and ultra-luxe—menu of services. It's one of the many reasons 11:11 earned a Best of Weddings 2024 badge from The Knot and has a dozen stellar reviews. (By the way, they offer men's grooming services as well!)

Review Spotlight: "Look no further! Kinsey did an absolutely fabulous job for me, my bridal party and my mother-in-law! Kinsey can match ANY skin tone FLAWLESSLY! My makeup was the perfect mix of natural with a pop. She understood my bridal vision and we all enjoyed her presence and professionalism! 10/10!" –Camille B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

The Skin Club Nashville

The Skin Club Nashville specializes in camera-ready makeup (your wedding is your most photographed day, after all) and skincare prep as much as big-day beauty: Its VIP Bridal Package includes a deep cleansing and hydrating facial a few days before the wedding to create a flawless canvas for day-of makeup. "We pride ourselves on our personalized approach," says founder Natalie Peña, a top makeup artist in Nashville. (She's spent 10 years building the business, which is also known as Glam by Natalie). "We believe that every bride is unique and deserves a wedding that reflects her individual style and vision. Our signature aesthetic is timeless and elegant, infused with touches of modern flair. We specialize in creating dramatic bridal glam. We love working with brides who want to make a statement with their wedding day look, whether it's bold and glamorous or soft and romantic."

Review Spotlight: "Working with Natalie was amazing! She had a team of wonderful women to work on my party of 8! She made a schedule that made it easy to let everyone know when they were up and they all looked amazing! It was important to me to find someone who knew how to work well and enhance features on plus-size women and they definitely did that!" –Rowan T., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Hunter Paige

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Hunter Paige owner and founder Melissa Schleicher is the force behind the faces of country music royalty: She's glammed the likes of Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Lisa Marie Presley. Brides can add their name to that stellar roster with hair and makeup services by Schleicher's team of four bridal beauty experts. The experience—and the results—are pure luxury (and in fact are a client favorite of luxury event planner Sara Fried of Fête Nashville.)

Review Spotlight: "I booked my bridal hair and makeup services with Hunter Paige and I don't think I have adequate words to say how thankful and grateful I am for their team. My stylists Katie and Haelee (and Caitlin for my trial) were nothing short of the dream team. I was so nervous about how I would look on my wedding day and I have never felt more beautiful because of them. Katie and Haelee were so sweet and the absolute best hype women; they sat with me and calmed me down as the nerves began to kick in, they encouraged me to eat, they became honorary bridesmaids! These women help shape my wedding day into truly the best day ever. Take this as a sign to book them, you will not regret it." –Zoe R.

Southern Luxe Beauty

A top-rated vendor on The Knot Vendor Marketplace and member of our Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Southern Luxe Beauty is a Nashville bridal makeup fan favorite. Their signature aesthetic is natural beauty—that gorgeous, just-married glow—but the team can execute dramatic glam as well; they come prepared with the tools, products, lighting and more to bring the beauty to you on your big day. "I love bringing out brides' best features and making them feel super confident on such an important day in their lives," says owner Kristina Black. She's bubbly and effervescent—and she brings her own speaker loaded with a fun bridal playlist to up the energy and put brides at ease. Southern Luxe also offers photoshoot makeup services; book them for your engagement photos to get a preview of what it's like working together.

Review Spotlight: "Kristina and her team are 5 stars without a doubt! My husband and I traveled to Nashville for our wedding and we had to plan everything via email and what we saw online. I put all my faith in Kristina and I had zero hesitations throughout the entire process!! She was very flexible when it came to my trial run. I was only able to do it a couple days before my wedding and she even was accommodating enough to do it at my hotel. After the trial, she had me send her in detail what I liked and didn't like, and made notes for what to change on my wedding day. When it came to the big day, everything was perfect. My hair and makeup was fabulous and my mom and sister's were too. I couldn't have asked for a better team. It was easy and fun and I wasn't stressed! If I'm ever back in Nashville and need glam, I will 100% think of Kristina!" –Danielle S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Lips + Locks Nashville

Lips + Locks was founded by two besties, so they know that having fun is just as important as looking good—especially on your wedding day. The entire team, now composed of seven talented hair and makeup artists, prioritizes joy and fun while onsite with bridal parties. Lips + Locks has taken home The Knot Best of Weddings award for the last two years, and boasts dozens of five-star reviews. They can be booked for hair and makeup, hair only or makeup only; pricing for brides includes a trial and travel up to 60 miles, and there's a discount for booking both hair and makeup.

Review Spotlight: "Katie and Alyssa did a beautiful job, and they were friendly and fun to get ready with! They both worked with me to create my perfect bridal look, all the way down to creating custom lashes!" –Emily S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Molly Rivers

Hair and makeup artist Molly Rivers has done hair for Nashville superstars like Maddie & Tae and, in addition to bridal, does hair for film and red carpet—she's even styled performers at the Grand Ole Opry. She's a master of the bridal updo, whether it's a chic chignon or messy undone bun, and works with brides to hone in on exactly what they like during a pre-wedding trial session. She's a go-to for bridal hair and makeup in Nashville, and she's as energetic as she is talented. "I have an intuitive way of bringing a bride's vision to life, and am known to always show up with positive energy and good vibes," Rivers says. "My favorite part of wedding-day glam is hearing the bride say, 'This is exactly how I pictured I would look.'"

Review Spotlight: "Molly is amazing! I felt so beautiful on the day of my wedding! She is great to work with, a real fan favorite with my bridesmaids!" –Madeleine S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

FUSE Hair + Beauty

A Best of Weddings Hall of Famer and recipient of more than 80 glowing reviews on The Knot Vendor Marketplace, FUSE Hair + Beauty has two hubs: Nashville and Southern California. Founded by experienced beauty pro Chelsea Sanfillippo, this hair and makeup in Nashville vendor offers a plethora of services to have you looking your best, from spray tans leading up to the big day to airbrush makeup for the wedding, luxe hair extensions and lash application, men's grooming and more. Pro tip: Book early. Though there are more than 30 stylists between its two branches, FUSE sends dedicated teams to spend the whole wedding day with brides and their bridesmaids, rather than book multiple weddings per day. With that type of commitment, they're booking up to two years in advance.

Review Spotlight: "Chelsea and her team went above and beyond for my special day. The team did an A-plus job also fitting the makeup and hair to everyone's personalities as well. It wasn't just bridal hair, but styled to fit the person. One of my bridesmaids had the coolest viking braids hairstyle with edgy makeup that fit her perfectly, while others had glam and classy styles that fit them better. Overall, an amazing experience! 10/10." –Julie H., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

The Pretty Agency

At The Pretty Agency, it's all about making each individual bride feel beautiful, whatever that means to her (and with beauty, these artists bring out the confidence). Founder Glenda Knowles and her talented team offer consultations, trials and onsite wedding hair and makeup services in Nashville, Tampa and the surrounding beach areas; makeup application options include airbrushing and contouring, false lash application and more.

Review Spotlight: "Chloe, Danielle and Myah were AMAZING! They made the morning so memorable! My bridesmaids all loved their hair and makeup! The girls treated each bridesmaid like a bride by spending the perfect amount of time with them, and paid attention to their requests. Highly recommend!" –Emily C., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

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