Directory Beauty, Hair & Makeup in Wellington City
Miranda Millen is a Leading Wedding Makeup & Hair Specialist.
Having worked in the Makeup and Beauty Industry since 1997 throughout the UK, France and within New Zealand; her level of expertise has seen her work on major feature films with some of Hollywood’s top actors and actresses; ‘Fred Claus’, Sweeney Todd’ and ‘The Hobbit’ to name a few.
Including television work in the UK for the BBC, Sky Television, Channel 4; and television work in NZ for TV3 and Maori Television.
She worked in London for Madame Tussauds in the Hair and Colouring Department on wax figures of Kate Moss, Beyonce, Leonardo diCaprio, Muhammad Ali and many others.
Miranda also personally worked for one of the original Supermodels Jerry Hall (former wife of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger) and her two sisters Terry and Rosie Hall in London and France.
Her Beauty Therapy work has seen her employed in London’s elite clinic Linda Meredith Knightsbridge and the world famous day spa The Sanctuary in Covent Garden where she saw clients including model/actress Brooke Shields.
She has also worked as both a Makeup Artistry and Beauty Therapy tutor here in New Zealand and in the UK. Miranda is currently contracted to the Wig and Makeup Department for the NZ Opera looking after lead characters. She also works on music videos and for print magazines.
Now based in Wellington New Zealand, she travels throughout the North and South Island for her Bridal work.
Well trying to find just the right words to say how fantastic Miranda was on our day, This was a gay wedding, so two brides, two mothers of the brides, and four bridesmaid’s. All to get done for a 3pm wedding. Plus my mum had just had major surgery one week before the wedding, so we had to work around her as well.
I knew just what I wanted for my make-up and my hair, how I wanted every single strand to look, in my head it was amazing, but Miranda manged to outshine that and made it even more fabulous, everyone girl wants to be a princess on their special day, Miranda achieved that and more.
It started with our first meeting, Miranda was amazing, she was honest about things we put to her, letting us know if she thought it would work or not. Others had just said oh that would be nice, but it was refreshing to have someone be honest about what would work and wouldn’t work. Then one month before the wedding we changed it on her and up’ed her work load with two additional bridesmaid’s. This of course was no issue for Miranda, she took it all in her stride.
On the day it was so amazing, I was a bit stressed on how it would all work, how would we get all 8 people with make-up and hair done. But Miranda showed up and sorted the day, got everyone done with time to spare, it was amazing, easy and stress free for both the brides.
Also I feel it needs noting that Miranda did not even blink an eye at a gay wedding, we had come up against some prejudice previous with booking other things, even got refused service when shopping for our engagement rings, but for Miranda nothing was an issue or a bother, I was a bit over the top with emails etc, but never once did Miranda make me feel like I was a bother, even with the constant changing of make-up, hair and added additional people.
We all looked PERFECTION, I wish you could load images here, her make-up was flawless. Our hair was just as in the photos, and stayed in place for the whole day/night.
I cannot recommend Miranda enough, she is a true professional, she works with you to ensure that the day is the most amazing day of your life.
For a wonderfully stress free day and total perfection for your hair and make-up on your wedding day or any special day, you cannot go past Miranda.
Thank you Miranda for making our day easy, stress free and leaving us all looking Beautiful
Lisa and Renee xx
Wedding Date: July 1, 2014
My wedding party including my mother and a flower girl all had their make-up done by Miranda. My mother and I had ours air brushed and I have to say the effect was amazing. After seeing my makeup after the trial my mother, who normally would never let anyone else do her makeup, asked if she could have Miranda do hers for the wedding also. The effects of the air brushing are amazing and I would recommend it to any bride! My brides maids looked fantastic and their make-up flawless. Miranda was amazing with my 4 year old flower girl. I found Miranda to be very professional, offering advice and guidance about skin care leading up to my wedding. Nothing was a bother. The fact that she is also a trained beauty therapist is very beneficial. I had many comments on how flawless my make-up was. It stayed like that the entire night. I cried at various points in the day and you would never know. The make-up stayed put, just as Miranda said it would! Couldn’t recommend the air brushing more!! Thank you Miranda for adding to my special day, and for your professionalism and expertise. They are greatly appreciated. I have recommended Miranda to many of my friends who are getting married next year.
Wedding Date: April 7, 2012
Miranda did the most amazing job doing the hair and make-up for my wedding. I agree with what Sarah has said above, I also hardly ever wear make-up and in my search for a make-up artist was really nervous that I might end up not looking or feeling like myself on the day.
However Miranda was great and did everything she could to elevate this and it turned out perfect!
The pre wedding trial is very comprehensive and Miranda sets aside plenty of time to ensure you get the look you want. She is extremely professional. In the lead up to the wedding she was able to be contacted at anytime and replied promptly. I felt completely comfortable and listened to at every step and the look I got was exactly as I had dreamed it. The make-up lasted the entire day and still looked just as good after hours of dancing as it did when I first walked in. I felt like a real princess!
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
Miranda was such a pleasure to work with, she made me feel and look naturally beautiful on my special day!
Her professionalism and warmth during the makeup trial made me feel like I could completely trust her and that the morning of my wedding would go smoothly, which it did.
I am extremely pleased with how my makeup looks in all our wedding photos.
I would highly recommend Miranda to others.
Thanks again Miranda for helping make my day perfect
Wedding Date: September 4, 2010
Miranda did an amazing job on my wedding makeup. Miranda’s relaxed and friendly manner made it easier to get through all the chaos in the morning ! Miranda’s willingness to listen to our individual ideas on our makeup and the time she took to travel to us on the day, made it a pleasure to have her there. My makeup stayed put throughout the day and looked great in all the photos.
I would highly recommend Miranda to any other brides !
Wedding Date: January 29, 2011
I don’t wear make up at all, but Miranda made me look so natural for my wedding day it really helped me relax and enjoy the day. Best thing was I didn’t feel like it was caked on. I also didn’t need to worry about touching it up or it rubbing off on people when I gave them a hug. My bridesmaids and I had such different skin but she made us all look fantastic. Thanks so much!
Wedding Date: February 18, 2011
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