Bridal Hair & Make up


JD Bridal Hair &
Make up

1 Hamilton Wynd

T: 0131 476 2923
M: 07719 779893

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About Me


My name is Janice Dawson, I am a Freelance Wedding Hairstylist & Make-Up Artist. I have 24 years' experience in bridal hair design and for 2019 we are celebrating 13 years of traiding as JD Bridal Hair & Make Up. I work most days, as weddings are not just a weekend event, when you live in the wonderful City of Edinburgh Gorgeous Brides get married, any day of the week.                                

I take great pride & pleasure in being part of a bride’s special day and am extreamly passionate about my job. Over the years I have styled hair for hundreds of brides from all over the world. Most of my clientele are from the USA, Canada, China, London, & of course Scotland. We are one of Scotlands top hair & make up artists & recommended out by a number of wedding venues. I travel far and wide and see some of the most amazing Hotels, Estates, & Castles in Scotland & the Borders. I have styled hair for all walks of life from Royalty, TV Celebrity’s, Cat walk models to the girl next door.

Wedding Hair Styling is an Art form, having a creative mind, vision & the practical experience is all you need to achieve any desired look. I can reproduce or create any style's you have in mind & love to research fashion with new up & coming styles.

I trained with Edinburgh's top stylist Raymond Edinburgh in Morningside,  obtaining SVQ Level 2. On moving to Chelmsford in Essex I managed a salon there & trained up young apprentices. I then moved to Oxford working for the biggest hairdressing company in the world, Regis, obtaining NVQ Level 3 & teaching a NVQ Level 2 night school class at Oxford and Cherwell College for mature students. On moving back to Edinburgh I continued working for Regis & worked as a bridal trainer for the Wedding Hair Training Academy within Salon Services.

In 2006 JD Bridal Hair was born and has been extremely successful. I obtained my Make Up Qualification in 2010 & then wrote and produced my own teaching manuals for JD Bridal Hair & Make up. Teaching Beginners and Advanced wedding hair courses to indedpendent hairdressers, collage students, & make up artists. I am also qualified in a range of Alternative Therapy's to master level, which comes in handy to help you relax on the big day.

I have been teaching and pass my skills & knowledge onto hairdresser's & make up artists since 2013. During this time I have gained a handful of excellent hairdressers & make up artists and we now work as a team. Please be reassured that is the company name that deals with all bookings. Within the team we have Gary, Rachel, Caroline, and Emma who have work with me for years & have been fully trained to work to the same high standard. 

The Make Up range we use is Mii – professional Spa and salon make up from Gerrard International London, Please feel free to look at their versatile range on their website .