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 our 13th year of traiding. 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. We 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. We 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 hairstyling 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 Caroline, Emma, Gary, Lindsay, Megan & Rachel, 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, this range is not tested on animals and all products are vegan. We also use a range of Mac products for eye colours.