See what our beautiful brides have said about us and our services


Sue's Testimonial

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Hello Sarah and Leanne,

Just wanted to say a very big thank you for your wonderful work on Saturday morning.

I fell in love with you and your talents! You gave me so much confidence.

I would recommend you to everyone 🙂 xx

Andrea's Testimonial


I had booked a make up session and hair trial with a local hair salon and after a couple of bad experiences with the hairdresser I had lost all confidence in their service and was feeling very concerned and stressed about my hair and make up situation.

Although my wedding day was getting closer I decided to search for an alternative and found ‘Beau Papillon’ who responded to my e-mail immediately and confirmed that they were available on my wedding day.  Huge sigh of relief!

I went to the trial and immediately felt relaxed with Sarah and Leanne and was treated like an old friend…as it turned out I felt so comfortable in their company I was looking forward to seeing them again on the big day!  Sarah and Leanne listened to what I wanted to achieve with my make up and hair and together they created the perfect look. I also asked them to do my sister’s hair and make up (she was my bridesmaid) on the day and was so pleased to report to her that I had every confidence in ‘Beau Papillon’ because they would listen to what she wanted and more importantly do a fantastic job.  Thanks to Sarah and Leanne I felt completely relaxed about my hair and make up arrangements – one less thing to worry about!

On the morning of the wedding Sarah and Leanne turned up in plenty of time and set up base in my lounge.  They had brought along a bottle of bucks fizz which went down very nicely and calmed our nerves.  My hair was set in rollers and my sister had her make up done first.  I have to say that she looked absolutely gorgeous – her make up was stunning as Sarah had chosen a beautiful green for her eyes which complimented her sage dress and natural colourings perfectly.  My sister had brought a hair comb for Leanne to fasten in her hair which as well as looking really pretty lasted throughout the day and evening reception.  My make up was also fantastic (exactly what I had wanted) and Leanne completed the look with the classic up-do I had asked for.  The gorgeous hair and make up gave me the confidence to walk in to a room full of 150 people!  My make up lasted extremely well and my hair stayed in place until I reluctantly took it down that night (time for a confession –  I didn’t take my make up off that night and I woke up the next morning with eyeliner and mascara completely in tact!!!).

It was an absolute pleasure having Sarah and Leanne’s support on my special day and they are most definitely part of a very happy memory of getting ready on that morning.

If you are looking for a friendly, reliable and professional service then look no further than ‘Beau Papillon’…I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Andrea x

Anna's Testimonial


Firstly thank you so much for making me look and feel so amazing! (I don’t think I will ever look so good again!)

After an awful trial with another company I was anxious to find the right person and was desperately looking for someone that could do hair and makeup. I met Sarah for a makeup trial at her house, she was lovely and she listened to what I thought I wanted and also gave me loads of good tips. She made me feel totally relaxed and I wore the makeup for the rest of the day and wished I was going out somewhere special!

Sarah and Dani arrived at our flat on the wedding day, which was a mad house full of women and my poor dad! They fitted in straight away and were so relaxed. They had 4 bridesmaids, my mum and me to and never seemed phased by time and we never felt rushed or stressed.

I would highly recommend them, they listened to everyone’s different requirements and made everyone feel really special! Dani didn’t even blink when I totally changed my mind about my hair – trial and all previous conversations had been about having my hair up but I decided on the day I wanted curls.

Thank you so much to the both of you. To anyone who hasn’t quite made up their mind – go for it! They are professional, relaxed, enjoyable to have around and most importantly make you look fab! 

Anna x

Celia's Testimonial


I cannot recommend the service provided by the lovely ladies at Beau Papillon highly enough.

I absolutely loved my hair and make up and the results were better than I could have hoped for, but also Sarah and Leanne were such fun, and so professional both during the trial and on my big day itself.

At the trial I took Caz with me, one of my bridesmaids. Although had a few initial ideas we were not completely sure what would suit us. Leanne took the time to discuss with us what sort of look we wanted for our hair, and gave us guidance about what would suit us. She then got to work and came up with styles that we absolutely loved. She made sure we really liked what she did, and gave us lots of alternative ideas. Simultaneously, Sarah got to work on my make up. I said I wanted something glamorous but natural, and she suggested that my blonde eyelashes and eyebrows would benefit from being tinted a few days before the wedding.

Sarah is a really accomplished make up artist, and I knew I was in the right hands as soon as she got started. I was thrilled with how she made me look.

The best thing about the trial was the fun we had – Leanne and Sarah are so warm and friendly, and had us in stitches throughout the whole trial. They ensured we felt completely at home and we felt like we had known them both for ever!

On the big day, Sarah and Leanne arrived in good time and came laden with chocolate croissants and bottle of Bucks Fizz, which we all tucked into while they worked! The girls did a fantastic job on all 3 of us, and made us look tremendous. My hair was brilliant, and the make up stayed perfect all day.

If you are thinking about whether to use Beau Papillon for you big day I would definitely recommend them – they are a joy to have around especially when you are feeling nervous, they were not only great fun but really skilled at what they do.

Go on give them a call, you won’t regret it!! Absolutely fantastic.

Celia x

Christina's Testimonial


Thank you so much for making my wedding day special.

You made me and my two bridesmaids look beautiful (if I may say so!) and also relaxed through your friendly style.

The hair and make up were just as requested and stayed in place all night! My sister loved her hairdo so much that she left it in for the next 2 days and took a picture of it to another hairdresser to re-create!

I would definitely recommend their services.

Christy x

Clare's Testimonial


I wanted to drop you an email now I’ve returned from my honeymoon to thank you both so much for doing a wonderful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding.

You were both a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and really helped to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere on the morning of my wedding.  

There was one moment in the morning when I had a bit of a panic.  I’d had a call with a problem with my balloons and I’d just got my bouquet which I wasn’t 100% happy with.  Dani, you totally sensed this and helped to get me back on track with a funny story.  Not only were you great at your job but you knew exactly how to handle a stressed bride on her wedding day and for that I am extremely grateful.  Other than that slight hic up, I chilled out for the rest of the day and was able to relax and enjoy every moment.

My makeup was done beautifully and I felt really confident all day – thank you Sarah.  The trial was perfect because you just seemed to understand exactly what I liked and what would suit my skin tone. On the day itself, it was just as it had been at the trial – perfect.  My hair was done beautifully, just how I imagined it.  It was such an important part of my wedding day and Dani, you really understood that.  Equally, the bridesmaids looked stunning as did the mothers and all of them were thrilled with the results.

You are both genuinely lovely people and it’s been a pleasure to meet you both.  I wish you and your children all the luck in the world and every success with Beau Papillon – you deserve it!

Clare x

Emily's Testimonial


I found Beau Papillon online, and let me say, I’m really glad I did.  I moved to Bath about two years ago, and have had nothing but bad experiences with its salons.

I didn’t fancy going out to one on the morning of my wedding – if it had been slightly damp my hair would have gone immediately frizzy, and no one wants memories of their wedding day to revolve around frizzy hair.  So I was thrilled that Sarah and Leanne offered to come to me, and I’d only have to brave the great outdoors to get to the church.

I’m the type of bride Sarah and Leanne must hate.  I had, at best, a vague idea about my hair, and was completely clueless as to make up.  But these ladies were wonderful.  On the day of the trial, over a cup of tea, Sarah asked me how I normally wore my make up and what I’d be comfortable with.  I appreciated that she did the make up first and let me make up my mind about it while Leanne did my hair.

After agonising for ages, all I really knew about my hair was I wanted it half-up-half-down.  Leanne took one look at it and decided to give it some curls and a bit of height.  The finished product was simple and elegant – which is what I was hoping for considering we were keeping the wedding simple as well.

On the morning of the wedding my sixteen-year-old bridesmaid showed up looking not unlike a pizza.  She was covered in spots!  But Sarah and Leanne worked their magic, and brought out the pretty girl she is.

Both of our hairstyles and make up lasted all day.  Mine even survived my new husband taking the hired MG Roadster convertible out on the motorway with the top down – before we had our photos done.  That’s staying power!  And it was wonderful to be completely at ease about my appearance on that most important of days.

Sarah and Leanne – a thousand thank yous.  I felt beautiful and that goes such a long way to the enjoyment of the day.

Emily x

Helen's Testimonial


Thank you for being so lovely on my wedding day.  You listened to exactly what I wanted and even let me tweak my hair to a slightly different style on the day!

You didn’t flinch at all when I asked if I could do my own lips with my very own exfoliating towel and vaseline trick!  

My bridesmaids looked gorgeous and you made sure that you gave them each a style that best suited them.

I felt completely relaxed in your company and so it was easy for me to be myself when the photographers arrived!My make up stayed put all day even with all of the added kisses and hugs!

Helen x

Esther's Testimonial


Like many brides to be I had a good idea of the look I wanted for my wedding day. I wanted romantic curls pinned up in a renaissance type do. I deligently grew my hair and booked Beau Papillion over the internet.

Then, a week before my trial I found that a chunk of my hair had falled out at the back! I was horrified! I thought all my dreams of having an updo had been ruined.

But at the trial Dani put my mind totally at ease. She had some great tips for dealing with this kind of temporary hairloss and showed how I could still have the hairstyle I had hoped for. Sarah was equally wonderful with my make-up trial. We tried several looks before deciding on one I was happy with.

On the day the ladies turned up on time and really made the preparations part of the day a pleasure. They are professional but still good fun, and the final look….well what can I say…how Dani managed to make my little bit of hair look so elegant and beautiful I’ll never know, and the make-up was perfect.

I can’t recommend Beau Papillion enough. Book them for your special day and you won’t be disappointed. Thanks again ladies!

Esther x

Jemma's Testimonial


Beau Papillon were professional and friendly at all times.

I was really pleased with the finished results of my bridesmaids and myself.

Their looks are modern and contemporary and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Jemma x

Jess's Testimonial


Sarah and Dani from Beau Papillon were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and I’m so happy I chose them to do my hair and make up on my big day!

From the initial trial they were both so friendly and made me feel totally at ease. We tried out lots of different looks at the trial until I was 100% happy and after this there was no hesitation in booking them for the actual day. 

Between the day of the trial and the wedding I had a few make up worries because my skin can get quite oily and I was concerned that this would be a problem on the day of my wedding. I contacted Sarah by email and she provided reassurance with tips and advice on how to combat this and I knew I had nothing to worry about. This was something I really appreciated and I was touched that Sarah went out of her way to try and find a solution for me.

On the day of the wedding I don’t think Sarah and Dani could have made me feel anymore relaxed. The cottage where I was getting ready was very much in the sticks but they both arrived in such good time (around half 6 in the morning to be precise!) to make sure they had enough time to do the hair and make up for my mum, four bridesmaids, my chief bridesmaid and myself. They set up promptly and made us all feel very calm and soon everyone was chatting and laughing, you wouldn’t have known it was the morning of a wedding! They worked hard and professionally and the hair and make up was done beautifully and in such good time. Everyone in the bridal party looked gorgeous I was so pleased with my look. I felt confident all day and my hair and make up didn’t slip out of place once!

You are both lovely and it was a pleasure to meet and work with you. I felt completely calm and relaxed on my big day and the end result was fantastic! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you! Thank you so much!!

Jess x

Kate's Testimonial


Having just about come back down to earth after the wedding and a lovely few days in Italy, I just wanted to say a big thankyou to you both for the wonderful job you did for my wedding.

My makeup lasted brilliantly (with no flaky skin), and my hair almost made it til the end of the night (but I blame that on a windy day and lots of dancing!). 

As you probably gathered, I’m not someone that normally bothers that much about hair and makeup, but it was lovely to be made to look and feel beautiful for the day, the most important thing being that I still looked like me!

Mum and Sophie were really pleased with their makeup, and I was really impressed with Sophie and Libby’s hair – Leanne managed to give them styles appropriate to their ages but with a similar theme.  They were both very pleased too – the thing Libby was looking forward to most about being a bridesmaid was having her hair done!  Lots of our guests commented on how lovely we all looked.

I was surprised at how relaxed the wedding morning was, despite your late arrival (my fault for getting married in the middle of nowhere!), you were both very professional, but created a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

We had an absolutely brilliant day – it went exactly as we wanted, and even the weather wasn’t too bad in the end.  Thanks again for being a part of it.

Kate x

Katherine's Testimonial


What a fantastic job you both did on my hair and make-up for my wedding day.

Both stayed in place all day and even though i cried lots during my special and emotional day my make up stayed in one piece!

Whenever I get the opportunity I would definitely recommend you both!

Katherine x

Kimberley's Testimonial

Thank you to Sarah and Dani for not only being professional but also making the whole experience fun, both at the trial and on the day!

Both Sarah and Dani were great at helping make decisions as I wasn’t really sure what I wanted, for myself and or for the bridesmaids!

On the day it was all very relaxed, they took time with each of us, myself, 3 bridesmaids and my mum.  My poor dad went out for the morning to get away from the house full of laughing women!

I would not hesitate at recommending them to anyone.  It was great to have both hair and make up done by people who work well together and achieve a great result from it!

Kimberley x

Kirsty's Testimonial


“Sarah and Dani from the moment i met them, were working towards the same goal. To achieve a look that was as i imagined, if not better.

They made me feel at ease, and brought an element of fun not only to the trials but to the morning of the wedding. Arriving spot on time, to what could have been a stressful morning.

My mum whom is not one for wearing much make up, was like a different lady when Sarah and Dani had worked their magic. It gave her a new confidence, as for me the make up and hair to which every one commented suited my dress and the occasion.

Thank you so much to you both, You make an excellent team”

Kirsty x

Laura's Testimonial


I used Beau Papillon for myself, my mum and my two bridesmaids and was very impressed with Sarah, Leanne and the results.

We first had a practise run and I briefly explained to both the general look I was after and then left the rest up to them. Within the hour and very little input from myself they had both totally transformed me into exactly what I was after – Even better if i’m honest!

On the day Sarah & Leanne arrived promptly and were very relaxed and calming which immediately set the pace for the whole day. My mum and best friend never where make-up and they both were extremely happy with their outcome as well as my sister and myself.

The make-up and hair lasted all day and at the end of the night I didn’t want to take my hair out or remove the make-up – I did think about sleeping in it!

Not only are Sarah and Leanne experts in what they do, they were very friendly, relaxed and most importantly fun! I would definately recommend Beau Papillon to every bride-to-be

Laura x

Linda's Testimonial


I was feeling pretty overwhelmed with wedding preparations when I first contacted Sarah at Beau Papillon.

I did not have much time to get things organised for our August wedding after booking the venue in April. I was worried that I may have left it too late. Sarah was really relaxed and put me at ease straight away.

She confirmed the date and recommended a make-up trial and advised me to contact Dani to arrange a hair trial. I had no idea what to do with my naturally curly hair but Dani was brilliant and worked with my natural curl.

At the make up trial I was conscious that I wanted to look as natural as possible on my big day as I do not normally wear a lot of make-up. Sarah created a look that I was delighted with and seemed to know just what I wanted. I could not wait to see the two looks combined on my wedding day!

At last the big day arrived! Sarah and Dani were exceptional. They were so relaxed and we all loved the elegance of the Priory hotel room. Sarah set to work on my make-up and then Dani styled my hair and fitted my tiara. When I looked in the mirror I felt like a princess! I was absolutely thrilled with the finished look. I felt really comfortable yet so incredibly special. It was perfect. I could not have asked for more.

I can wholeheartedly recommend the service offered by Sarah and Dani at Beau Papillon

Thank you once again guys for the fantastic service you provided on our wedding day. We had an amazing day.

Linda x

Liz's Testimonial


Sarah and Leanne were friendly and professional from start to finish.

During the trial they showed the right mixture of suggesting possible ideas whilst being led by what I wanted, so that beforehand I was confident that all was going to be fine on the day. 

When the day itself came, they were flexible about my ever-changing timings and were comfortable working in the chaos of a wedding day household.

They totally put me at my ease and I felt entirely safe in my hands, but able to express my opinion without feeling I’d offend or annoy.  They worked seamlessly as a team and both hair and make up were a great success, staying in tact throughout the day and drawing numerous complements.

I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone wanting a professional, flexible, friendly yet reasonably priced wedding day hair and make-up package.

Liz x

Lucie's Testimonial


We all wanted to thank you both for the amazing job you did on our hair and make-up.

It was such a lovely morning as you are both such lovely ladies, and you put us all at ease, calming the nerves and made us feel really special.

We were delighted with our ‘looks’ and felt wonderful, and I can honestly say hand on heart that I’ve never had make-up or an updo stay put so flawlessly all day and night long – it was fantastic and everything a bride could wish for on her wedding day!

Thank you so much.

Lucie x

Marie's Testimonial


After looking around Bath for my wedding make-up/ hair specialist, I was thrilled to find Beau-Papillion were available on my wedding day.

I was extremely impressed by both ladies from the trials and also from the morning of my big day. Friendly and good fun, they both fitted in well with the chaos of our family getting ready!

I as so pleased with the beautiful make-up and my wonderful hair style and I would whole heartedly recommend Beau Papillion to any bride-to-be.

They made me feel fabulous and to those getting married I definitely recommend the Beau Papillion girls so you can feel fabulous too!

Marie x

Rachel's Testimonial


I chose Beau Papillon for my wedding as I am useless at making myself look glam and wanted someone who could come along and sort me and the other ladies out – which they did extremely well! 

They pride themselves on being relaxed but even I was surprised at being offered a bowl of cereal or some toast when I turned up at Leanne’s house after an early start from home in Oxford! 

I stuck with biscuits instead and we chatted about what I wanted with my look for the day.   I have naturally curly hair so was a bit apprehensive about how things would go, as many hairdressers don’t know how to handle my hair and I end up looking like something from the 80’s!  Luckily Leanne did a great job with it and I felt happy and reassured about the big day.  Sarah came along and did my make-up trial.  I don’t usually wear much make-up so didn’t want to look over done, but Sarah did it really nicely and it still looked natural, which was fab.

On the big day they turned up promptly to the B&B where we were getting ready.  Unfortunately I was running late (oops!) so they had already got started on one of my bridesmaids when I arrived.  The whole morning was all very fun and relaxed, and remarkably calm considering we had 4 of us getting ready, plus a very tall photographer ducking under the sloping ceiling and even a pair of tiny babies in the room (one belonging to my bridesmaid and the other to Sarah!)

My sister and I had both our hair and make-up done, my Mum had just her hair done, and my other bridesmaid Louise had just her hair done.  We were all really happy with the results and were still looking glamorous right into the evening, which shows what a fantastic job they had done.   I got lots of compliments and it was lovely that I still looked natural and like “me”, which was just what I had wanted.  Thanks ladies!

Rachel x

Rosie's Testimonial


I was so impressed with Leanne and Sarah. They were very relaxed and accommodating while giving a very professional service.

I was so happy with my hair and makeup for my wedding and wouldn’t hestiate to recommend them to anyone!

Thanks you guys!

Rosie x

Sarah's Testimonial


Thank you so much – I was delighted with my hair and make up and and my Bridesmaids were stunners!

Hair and make up aside, you really were a part of our morning – laughing and joking but keeping it calm aswell – perfect!

Thanks ladies – you’re a class act!

Sarah x

Sharon's Testimonial


Sarah and Leanne were really helpful and professional on both the trial day and the wedding day.

At the trial, Sarah was great at coming up with different looks to show me what could be achieved, and was happy to spend as long as I wanted trying out a range of colours and ideas until we were both happy with the overall look.

I was impressed with the hairstyles Leanne was able to create with my hair – I have quite long, fine hair, but Leanne was able to give an impression of a mass of curls in both a half-up do and up-do. On the day they both arrived really early and helped put me at ease as they worked their magic.

I had asked Leanne to do my hair slightly differently on the day to the trial, by creating more definite curls as opposed to a more ‘rustic’ look, and she worked really hard to come up with the perfect look.

I was really pleased with the overall look and everyone on the day commented on how impressed they were with both the hair and makeup.

Sharon x

Satu's Testimonial


Sarah and Leanne arrived at my rented penthouse apartment in the Bath centre on the morning of my wedding, nice and early.

I had 6 bridesmaids who also were getting their hair and makeup done so every minute was certainly used up well!

I decided to sit back and relax for a while so the girls started with my bridesmaids first.

We all had quite different hairstyle ideas but Leanne created them all beautifully.

I loved my makeup too which was really radiant and fresh, with very dark eyes.

I’d definitely recommend Beau Papillon to any bride wishing to get their hair and makeup done professionally on their wedding day!

Satu x

Sue's Testimonial

Thank you both so much for last Saturday, you were amazing! I knew you were going to add to my day when I met you both at my hair & make up trial run.

On the day Leanne and yourself really took my nerves away as you did my hair and make up. It felt really relaxed having you both around and it all seemed effortless by the both of you!

The results were superb!

After the ceremony my husband turned to me and said, ‘you look stunning’, a magical moment? well not totally, he followed it with ‘why cant you always look like that’!!

Seriously, I felt fantastic, confident and very, very happy. To add to all of this, my hair and make up looked just as great by the evening party as it did when you left in the morning.

I am so pleased you were both a part of our special day!

Sue x

Valerie's Testimonial


Both ladies were great, I felt relaxed and comfortable on the day of my wedding thanks to their friendly and professional approach.

Our wedding started very early in the morning and they were both so flexible about this and ensured they made it on time with smiles on their faces!

I had a great experience with Beau Papillon and have recommended them to my friends for their weddings as a result of their great service.

Valerie x

Vanessa's Testimonial


I used Beau Papillon for the hair and make-up for my wedding. Sara and Dani also did the hair and make-up for my bridesmaid and Mum.

I had a trial before the wedding itself so I felt really comfortable with my look for the day – which was great and really helped to get me excited about the wedding itself!

On the day, Dani and Sarah were great. My Sister, Mum and me were all absolutely delighted with our look. Sarah’s make-up was great – and really lasted all day! And the hairstyles were exactly what we wanted.

It made us feel really special on the big day – so thanks very much to you both!

Vanessa x