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 Stylist and Make-Up Artist. I have 23 years' experience in bridal hair design and for 2018 I am celebrating 12 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 and 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, and of course Scotland. I am recommended out by a number of wedding venues and every day is different and exciting for me. I travel far and wide to some of the most amazing Hotels, Estates, and Castles in Scotland and 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 and vision and the practical experience is all you need to achieve any desired look. 

I have been teaching and pass my skills and Knowledge onto other Hairdressers, college students and independent MUA since 2013. During this time I have gained a handfull of excellent Hairdressers & MUA that now work for me. Should I be already booked on your wedding date, I will give you the option for one of the team to come out. Please be reassured that it is my company name that deals with all the bookings and payments. Gary, Rachel, Caroline and Emma have worked for me for years, they have been fully trained by me and work to the same high standered. 

I can reproduce or create any style you have in mind and I am constantly researching and practicing up to date styles and methods.I am extremely friendly, enthusiastic, and professional and I am always told I have a very calming influence.

I would very much like you to book with me so here is an insight to my amazing life, and the history, experience and qualifications I have obtained.

1995: Intensive training at Raymond Edinburgh Morningside obtained SVQ Level 2

2000: I moved to Chelmsford in Essex and my Son Cameron was born. At this time I managed a salon and trained apprentices in night school classes.

2002: I moved to Oxford to work for the biggest hairdressing company in the world, Regis obtaining NVQ Level 3. Night school Teaching Lecturer at Oxford and Cherwell College for mature students.

2004: There is no place like home; I returned back to Edinburgh and continued working for Regis. Complete my Reiki Master’s degree in Findhorn Scotland.

2005: I worked as a trainer with the Wedding Hair Training Academy within Salon Services.

2006: I decided to go freelance and JD Bridal Hair was born and has been extremely successful for 12 years.

2007: My daughter Jasmine was born. Qualification obtained for Swedish massage and Hopi Ear Candles.

2011: Obtained my Make Up Qualification.

2013: Wrote and produced my own teaching manuals for JD Bridal Hair Training Beginners and Advanced Courses.

2016: Created Reiki Teaching Manuals

The Make Up range I 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 .

The Maximum for hair styling depends on your timescale, 6-8  people is the perfect amount, I have styled hair for big corporate events and Balls for up to 10 people during the day.
If you wish for hair and make up on the day I can offer this service myself to all clients that have 4 or less people within their bridal party, if your party is larger I have a fully trained team that can accommodate larger groups.

I am also qualified in a range of Alternative Therapy’s, so should you be a stressed out bride I have the skills and knowledge to help you relax on the big day.