"Belle's and Braid’s is a mobile, bespoke hair and make up team, servicing all the stunning venue's in the beautiful KZN Midlands."

Meet The Team

Bronwyn profedsional make up

Bronwyn – Make up artist

Bronwyn is a qualified photographer by profession and noticed that a lot of her clients would arrive for their photoshoots feeling very self-conscious.  In 2013 she decided to obtain a diploma in make up artistry, so that she could apply make up for her photography clients.

She specialises in photographic, wedding and special occasion make up.   She has freelanced to hair salon’s in Pietermaritzburg, helping out with their wedding clients and school dance girls. She also does make up lessons, as well as workshops and demonstrations for ladies corporate functions.

“There is a big difference between photographic and normal day make up application, using my knowledge of light and photography, I am able to enhance your natural beauty, working with your face shape and unique features to ensure you look amazing on your special day, as well as in your photographs”

Joey Marais professional wedding hair stylist

Joey – Hairstylist

Joey started her hair career at the early age of 17 in 2011.  She did her training through Emile’s House of Hair, which helped grow her passion and develop her skills as a stylist. Joey has been doing hairstyling since and She is now the proud owner of Hello Honey Hair Salon in Hilton.

“I love everything about being a hairstylist, but my absolute passion, has always been wedding hair styling. From simple curls, to a detailed up-style, watching a bride get ready for her special day and me being a part of that is the most magical and rewarding experience.”

How it all began

We specialise in styling hair and makeup according to the face shape and natural features of our clients.

We are passionate about enhancing a woman’s natural beauty and making her feel amazing on her special day.

We both run our own independent businesses, but after being booked for the same weddings several times and having a great working relationship, we saw this as a sign and Belles and Braids was born.

We love the process from the first email we get from a Bride to the excitement of the trial and then being part of one of the most amazing days of their lives.

“We feel the most important aspect of working with a bride is making her feel as confident as possible. Every woman is beautiful on her wedding day and confidence is the purest form of beauty.”

We pride ourselves on being punctual, professional and making our clients feel confident and at ease.


Great Team

Bron & Joey are such lovely ladies and a great team. They made me feel and look amazing for my special day. Thank you so much!

Rene Milsom

Professional, efficient and friendly

We would highly recommend Belles and Braids for hair and makeup services. They recently helped us at our wedding in KZN and were very professional, efficient and friendly. They had to work with two brides and 5 bridesmaids and did a great job. If you’re looking for chilled vibes, professional and a quality job.

Rachel Lau


Thank you Bronwyn and Joey for the most amazing hair and makeup for my special day. Thank you for allowing me to be fussy and making me feel extra confident walking down the isle. 10/10!

Melindie-Leigh Reynders