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 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
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
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