Highly Recommend Judy! Judy did my wedding hair, along with 5 other’s from my bridal party (of all ages). She is incredibly skilled at her job and worked hard to get the look each of us wanted. She also did a great job brainstorming and talking through ideas with those who weren’t sure of what they wanted. Everyone was incredibly happy with their look. As the bride, I was beyond thrilled and loved working with Judy from the day of our trial to the day of my wedding. Judy is fun, reliable, professional and I highly recommend her!
— Kira
Judy is just amazing! She was able to take my considerations into account, as well as make my final hair and makeup look more beautiful than I could have imagined. She is so creative, and I fully entrusted her with any major decisions surrounding hair and makeup. Definitely consider her for any formal event!
— Bailey
Judy made me feel drop-dead gorgeous on my wedding day! If you’re getting married in the Charlottesville area, book Judy Hayward! She is the sweetest and most talented hair and make-up artist, and made me and my bridesmaids feel beyond stunning for my wedding this fall. Judy came all the way down to DC — a 2.5 hour drive — to do my hair/makeup trial months before the wedding, carefully listening to every detail I wanted and talking me through the whole process. When I decided to change hairstyles a week before my big day, she didn’t complain at all and constructed a beautiful updo on the day-of. Vanda, her assistant, handled all of our makeup and did a wonderful job making it look natural. They were so efficient, too! Got 6 bridesmaids and me all done up in less than 3 hours, and it didn’t feel rushed at all. I can’t recommend On Location bridal enough!
— Gabby
Judy is the best! Put everyone at ease and made the whole experience fun! Very professional- responded to all questions right away and came early the day of the wedding! Makeup (by Vanda) and hair (by Judy) were stunning and looked perfect even after hours of dancing! Wish I could give 6 stars!
— Niki
Judy is the ABSOLUTE BOMB. I knew I had come to the right place when I spent most of my hair/makeup trial laughing. Judy understood my vision completely, and she designed a look that went perfectly with my day. She went above and beyond with her creativity and professionalism. I couldn’t have even imagined what she did with my hair and how great it would look! Judy also brought another stylist the day of, and the two of them breezed through the hair and make up for me, my bridesmaids, and the moms! They kept the mood light, and everyone was thrilled with the results. I have never been a part of a wedding party where EVERYONE loved their hair and makeup, so this is a huge feat. I could not recommend Judy more!!
— Monica
Fabulous experience with Judy! Judy and her team were fabulous to work with from start to finish. I’d recommend Judy to any bride, without reservation. Judy was a pleasure to work with in the planning portion of the wedding process. When we were having difficulty with schedules, she came to my condo in DC all the way from Charlottesville for the hair/makeup trial. During the trial, I felt in safe hands with Judy. She took her time and tried several different hair styles to make sure that we were both confident in our choices.

At the wedding itself, Judy, Vanda, and the team were on-time, professional, and produced amazing results. Each one of my bridesmaids and attendants (who aren’t always the easiest to please) were so happy with her hair and makeup. It was such a relief to me to not have to worry about a bridesmaid not being happy! With Judy, you don’t have to worry about only the bridesmaids/attendants who are serviced by Judy getting top-notch talent. Vanda and the rest of Judy’s team did just as superb work!
Judy and her team were so wonderful! She worked hard to find a hairstyle I liked during my trial, and even though I didn’t do a makeup trial she did a fabulous job. Her team was great, even briefly helping out one of my bridesmaids who had opted out of having her hair done professionally. ALSO, when I was getting a little emotional pre-ceremony, Judy had the smarts to remove me from the mirror while she continued doing my hair. She said ‘in moments like these, the last thing we need is to be watching ourselves cry!’ I love Judy — within 2 minutes I was totally fine.
Judy and her team are amazing! My wedding planner recommended Judy since we did a destination wedding, and I’m so glad she did. As soon as I contacted her, Judy responded immediately and was super accommodating when I asked to schedule a trial while I was in town for a walk-through. She showed me a few different hairstyles, each of them perfect, before we decided on the one, which she recreated even more beautifully the day of the wedding. She nailed my makeup the first time, too. I received so many compliments from my vendors when I went on my walk-through. The day of the wedding, she and another stylist arrived early to begin working on me and my four bridesmaids. I was running a little behind, but Judy did not make me feel rushed at all. She did, however, make me feel my most stunning. My hair and makeup photographed beautifully in the autumn light and lasted through hours of non-stop dancing. I highly recommend Judy and her team to anyone needing hair and makeup in the Charlottesville area.
— Ashleigh
Judy describes herself on her website as creative, calm, cool, and collected. This is the perfect way to describe Judy. After a horrible hair trial at another salon I was extremely nervous about finding a new hair and makeup stylist. I lived out of state and knew that I would not be able to have time to do another trial. Communicating with Judy was so easy. She and her assistant Vanda arrived at the wedding venue promptly. When I explained how I envisioned my hair she immediately got it, and I was at ease. My hair looked perfect and it held up all night! I have never felt more beautiful! Judy also did the express hair for my three bridesmaids. The only direction I gave was for their hair to be up. She created three beautiful unique hair designs that complemented each bridesmaid. Vanda did the makeup for the entire group. Again, I gave very little direction and the outcome was fantastic. She achieved the perfect balance of looking natural while still being bridal. The way Judy and Vanda worked together was quite impressive at times it seemed like they were able to communicate with each other without using words! I wish they could do my hair and makeup all the time! My husband even commented that he loved my hair so much that he wishes I would wear it like that to all events! I would highly recommend on location bridal to any bride looking for talented and professional artists. Thank you Judy and Vanda!
Judy and Vanda were so great on my wedding day. We got married on the hottest day in June and I opted to have part of my hair down and curled. My style lasted all day and was still cute late at night, even though the humidity had wreaked havoc on it. Plus, my entire wedding was outside and I was sweating alllll day (heat index was 103) and my makeup still looked perfect at night’s end. I have no idea how Judy did that. My bridesmaids all looked totally adorable and it was great that they didn’t have to bring in photos for inspiration, Judy and Vanda just got to work giving each girl a unique up-do that somehow totally matched their own style. Vanda was also super sweet with my mother-in-law who is rather picky. She initially just wanted her hair done, but then felt so comfortable with Vanda she also had her do her makeup - high praise, believe me. Judy and Vanda were such a calming presence on my day and felt like part of the gang. I really loved having them around and would absolutely recommend them!!
— Abbie
Judy was fabulous and a true professional. She took the time to make sure my look was absolutely perfect. I was especially impressed with her mastery of airbrush make up which still looked flawless when we got home at 4 am! Unlike other stylists that I interviewed, Judy was very willing to work with my naturally curly hair texture so that I could truly look like myself on our wedding day. Who wants to spend hours after the rehearsal dinner washing and straightening their hair just to have it curled again the next day? Not me ;) I would highly recommend Judy to all brides!
— Wedding at King Family Vineyards
Judy (and her team) did hair and makeup for me, 8 bridesmaids and both mothers on our wedding day. She was extremely flexible- even adding on makeup for some of the bridesmaids and my mother, who had not originally reserved that service- and we were all still ready earlier than our planned time! It really felt like they went above and beyond for us. Prior to our wedding day, Judy was so responsive and easy to work with. She happily answered all of my questions when I was looking for vendors, and she allowed me to try several different styles during our trial. Her experience with bridal hair and makeup was so calming to me, and she helped me determine how I wanted to look as a bride even when I couldn’t really describe it. She’s the best! I highly recommend Judy for anyone getting married in Charlottesville.
— Charlottesville Bride
Dear Judy, I can’t thank you enough for being a part of our wedding! You and your team were so wonderful to work with on the morning of our wedding-so calming and fun to be around. I especially appreciate your flexibility in adding extra makeup-up services on the day of. Everyone looked amazing and was so happy. Not to mention , you captured me as a bride better than I could have ever described. You are the best!
— KL
I enjoyed every part of the wedding planning process with Judy! She was very responsive and incredibly patient. It took me a while to determine the hair style I liked, and she was willing to try every one in the book. She was incredibly efficient and kind with my huge wedding party on the big day. We all looked wonderful! I especially loved her airbrushed makeup. She made me feel very special and incredibly confident. Her team was very low maintenance and treated everyone like their priority. Thank you, Judy!
— Charlottesville Bride
Judy was awesome! She came on location to the Omni for my make up—-did an excellent job, worked with the photographer to ensure the make up would look good both in person and in photographs. As she has a background in hair too, she helped with a last minute panicked 7-year old flower girl that her hair wasn’t perfect. She was professional, pleasant, and worth the money!
— Wedding at Omni Hotel
First off, I just want to say thank you, Miss Judy! You truly captured my personality, made my skin glow and put me at ease. You understood my vision and executed it better than I could have envisioned. Ladies, this woman is truly amazing. My husband and I had a destination wedding and I was only able to meet with Judy for a very quick up do. And that one meeting was all that it took for me to decide. I am very particular about both my hair and makeup and wanted a very natural look that enhanced my features without smothering them also keeping within our limited budget. Judy truly nailed it. Not only did she work within my budget, she came to my location, accommodated 2 unscheduled hair/makeup requests from other wedding party members and even allowed me to borrow her amazing flower hair piece. In short, I will use her again for any of my hair and makeup needs. thank you Judy!!
— Charlottesville Bride
Planning a destination wedding and only visiting Charlottesville four times during the wedding planning process was a bit of a challenge. Towards the beginning of the wedding process I emailed various on site hair/makeup artists. Judy was the only person who not only rote back but when she didn’t hear back again she emailed me again. She was also the only person who was enthusiastic to work with me and make me beautiful on such a big day. We communicated through email and she shared a hair idea and was able to work with my budget. When I drove down to Charlottesville I had my hair trial at the salon she works at, Bristles. She made my hair look fabulous with my head piece and suggested a lipstick for me to purchase for touchups for the wedding.

The day of the wedding Judy came super early (7AM) and transformed me into a gorgeous bride. My hair and makeup looked natural but still elegant like I wanted. I know that some brides probably would not want to pay what her prices are but if you want someone coming to you and have the quality Judy offers, it is worth it.
— Destination Wedding
Dear Judy, I can’t thank you enough for making me look beautiful on my wedding day! My mom and I both had so much fun with you! I felt so happy and confident about my hair and makeup that I was free to smile and have fun all night knowing I was definitely the prettiest girl in the room! :)
I can’t thank you enough for coming out to Mount Ida this weekend and doing my and my mom’s make up, it was beautiful and everything we hoped for and more. Thank you, thank you!
— Wedding at Mount Ida
Dear Judy, I’d like to sincerely thank you for helping to make my wedding absolutely beautiful. Your professionalism, talent and wonderful demeanor exceeded my expectations and helped to bring out the true beauty of my bridal party. I loved the way you took everyone’s hair, face and personality into account in creating all the breathtaking looks. I have never felt more beautiful and wonderful than I did on my wedding day and I greatly appreciate you helping to make my dream come true.
I particularly want to commend Judy Hayward, my stylist and makeup artist. Not only is she a Renaissance woman-she can do highlights, give a flattering cut, do expert makeup-execute unbelievably beautiful styles, and carry on a great conversation-but she is one of the most intelligent and enjoyable women I’ve had the pleasure to be captivated by. Lucky is the woman or man who sits in her chair. She’s an artist of exceptional talent and a delightful person to boot.
— Alison
Dear Judy, I wanted to write to thank you very much for helping Lisa prepare for her wedding. Your skill is superb and you helped to make us all look and feel beautiful! Most importantly, you provided Lisa and her bridal party with an atmosphere of tranquility and professionalism.
— BW
Judy Hayward was absolutely amazing. I loved how she did my hair and makeup for my wedding day - I didn’t know exactly what I wanted, I only had an ambiguous vision, and it’s like she reached into my mind and pulled out the exact image I wanted to achieve. I did a trial with her beforehand, and everything was so perfect during the trial that I felt no stress whatsoever going into the actual wedding day, knowing that Judy would make me look my best! I can’t recommend her enough, by the time we were done getting ready she was a member of our family! She was a joy to be around as I got ready for my big day. Thanks Judy!!!
— Kelsey
Just a quick note to thank you for playing such an important role in my wedding day. Your patience, enthusiasm and creativity meant so much to me!
— PF
Judy was amazing. Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, more ME, hair style for my wedding. I went in with no ideas about what I wanted and wasn’t even sure if I wanted my hair to be up or down. As we talked a little bit about life, she suddenly because inspired and came up with the most BEAUTIFUL hairstyle I have ever seen...and she had my style pegged exactly right. The hairstyle and curls looked AMAZING even after the wedding was over, and I finally took the style down. :) The makeup that she did looked flawless and stayed put the whole night, despite some serious dancing and running around. I felt like a princess!
— Charlottesville Bride
I highly recommend Judy for on location hair and makeup! Judy does an AMAZING job with styling your hair. I knew I wanted my hair down but was unsure what style I should go for that would look good with my dress. Judy gave me a classic, elegant look that absolutely floored my husband. All my bridesmaids loved their hairstyles as well! Some chose to have their hair up, and others down. It amazed me and how elegant they all looked! Also, Vanda, the lead makeup artist, did an AWESOME job on our makeup. She chose a gorgeous lip color for me and gave me a classic, not overdone look. It’s almost like our faces were her canvas and she just knew exactly what to do! Most importantly, they are so much fun to chat with, and make it a stress free, fun time with your closest friends and family. Thank you ladies for making us look so beautiful. It was an experience I will never forget and fondly cherish.
Judy was absolutely amazing to work with! She was super responsive and made sure to let me know that if I needed anything she was there. She even dealt with one of my “difficult” bridesmaids in a very judicial manner.
— Charlottesville Bride