Jessa Blades is a celebrity makeup artist specializing in bridal beauty and wellness.
Bridal Beauty & Wellness
New York + California + New England
Jessa's BEAUTY philosophy
My goal is to help you look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day, luminous and elegant, while still recognizable to the lucky person you are about to marry. Feeling good is so important to you actually looking good. For prepping for the wedding day it is important to keep in mind that your overall wellness- leading up to the big day is as important as the dress you choose and the person you are marrying. I feel it is an honor to be able to support you on your wedding day and to infuse as much fun and ritual and adornment as we can into such a special day.
Bridal Wellness Coaching
As we all know, planning a wedding is such a stressful time for a bride, which is why I help implement self-care and nourishing rituals into the planning process. My work as an herbalist and natural beauty expert allows me to assess a client’s diet/lifestyle/beauty routine with a holistic and healing plan and really help guide their skin and mind toward a glowing and healthy and nourished place.
These services are available even if you work with another makeup artist on the wedding day. The coaching for the months leading up to your celebration will help make the day more enjoyable and look forward to supporting you along this journey. Pricing for packages available by request.
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Jessa Blades is a celebrity makeup artist and natural beauty expert, specializing in bridal beauty. Having spent the last 14 years working with women, Jessa knows how to give her clients exactly what they are looking for. Based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, Jessa works out of her studio and on location, happy to travel to destinations as close as Manhattan or as far away as Morocco.
“I have recommended Jessa to so many people I've lost count! I don't wear much makeup usually, and I was nervous about the idea of having it "done" for my wedding, but 5 minutes into my initial consultation session with Jessa I realized I had nothing to worry about. The resulting day-of look was exactly what I'd hoped for--I felt like myself, but with a little extra pizazz (and the makeup held up beautifully through a sweaty four-hour reception dance party!). And aside from being an incredible makeup artist, Jessa is also just an awesome human, with a warm, calming presence that is EXACTLY what is needed on the morning of your wedding day :). “ - Jane Silver
"When I thought about my makeup for my wedding, I realized that I didn't want someone who was only going to make me look beautiful, I wanted someone who was going to make me feel beautiful. Jessa was that person. She is not only a makeup artist, she is a people person. She is exactly who you want to be around in the hours before you get married. She is warm, friendly, and makes you feel comfortable. She exudes positive energy- contagious to those around her. Her choices in colors, styles, and application were perfect. I had a morning wedding ceremony and an evening party- she gave me two totally different looks and yet, I still looked like me. She made me (and my mom and sister) not only look more beautiful than we ever had- but more importantly, she made us feel beautiful.”- Emily Gavin
"Jessa-Thank you so much, not only for your talent, but for your unbelievably calm presence on the day of the wedding. It was so lovely to have you there with me and all my friends. you did an amazing job." - Jen Greenwood
“It was an honor and a delight to have Jessa work her magic for my wedding day! Not only did she do a beautiful job, but Jessa's relaxed attitude and natural approach were a lovely relief to the frenzy of 10 girls, two photographers and an anxious father-of-the-bride scurrying around my hotel suite! As an artist, I think Jessa has a great ability to create a natural look without losing any glamour or edge and as a professional I think she has a knack for giving clients exactly what they want (even if they don't know what that is)! - Elizabeth Kahn
"I feel very thankful for Jessa's calming energy and for helping me look and feel beautiful on my wedding day. Jessa was so lovely to work with and I hope that I have another need for make-up application very soon!! Working with Jessa was just fantastic!" - Molly Donald
"So happy that you were able to be a part of the celebration! You were such an amazing, grounding presence, and as soon as you arrived that morning I was like "Whew, Jessa is here! I can do this." :) - Lindsey Nelson
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Being able to help you to look and feel your best on your wedding day is a true honor and I cannot wait to work with you!