Thanks for messaging me! I'm thrilled you love my work. While I check my availability for your date, scroll down to view my service list & pricing guide.

I really look forward to working with you to bring your vision to life! Whether it be something bold, or a naturally flawless look to enhance your gorgeous features, my promise to you is that you will look and feel amazing.

While I check my availability for your wedding or event, you are probably wanting to know how much such a wonderful mobile hair and makeup service will cost. You can relax! Because my service rates are very reasonable given the level of experience , products used and service you will receive. I don’t aim to be the cheapest, but I do aim to be one of the best in the industry.

I have detailed below my service listing, and will be in contact with you shortly to let you know if your date is available. Upon your formal booking is when you’ll receive your official booking confirmation.

If you aren’t too sure of the hair styles you are after, but still want to make a booking, that’s fine too! We don’t need to lock in any particular service. Simply pay a $100 booking fee to secure the date, then the rest we can work out later! Easy!

Service List


Bridal Makeup $150             Bridesmaids $130      

Mothers $120                       Grandmothers  $60 

Junior Bridesmaids $60       Flower girls – Complementary

Bridal Makeup Consultation & Trial $150 – 1.5 hours.

Bridal up style: $150  |  Bridal down styles: $130

Bridesmaid up styles: $130 | Bridesmaid down styles: $100

Bridesmaid waves/straighten: $80

Blow dry and style: $80 per person

Junior Bridesmaid  11-14 years: $60

Flower girls up to 10 years: $45

Bridal Consultation & Trial $150 – 1.5 hours

Travel Rates

1 hour return travel from my home is included with every booking.

Travel Rates are per artist.

Zone 1- Free: Illawarra- Between Coledale down to Gerringong

Zone 2- $60: Nowra, Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Southern Highlands, Camden, Campbelltown, Sutherland Shire

Zone 3- $150: Sydney CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore

Zone 4-$200: Lower South Coast, Milton, Bawley Point, Hymes Beach, Ulladulla

Zone 5-$500: Batemans Bay, Canberra, Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Blue Mountains. Includes overnight accommodation the night prior.

Zone 6: POA – Interstate & International – Only available when booking in combination with Gavin Cato Photography. Please contact us to create a package that suits your needs, which will include flights and accommodation.

Weddings that require 2.5hours or more one way will incur an additional accommodation fee for the night prior. More than 3 hours distance, Interstate or International bookings are only available when booking Gavin Cato Photography and travel costs will be worked out on a twin share basis, unique to each wedding situation. You’ll also receive a complementary touch up service and myself as a second photographer for the ceremony and location shoot.

Should your location area not be listed please contact me for rates.

 Hair and Makeup Trials

All trials are conducted out of my home studio just 15 mins south of Wollongong. Weekend trials are scheduled 2 months in advance and dates are  advertised on the ‘trials’ section of my website. Mid week trials are also available by appointment. Please visit the ‘trials’ tab on my website for more information on how you can get the most out of your trial. Due to the sheer volumes of brides I book in, it is not possible to offer a mobile service for trials.

Special Offers

  • School Formal hair & makeup package Mon- Thurs $200
  • Special Occasion Hair and Makeup after 2pm $200
  • When Booking in conjunction with Gavin Cato Photography: Complementary hair and/ or makeup trial, complementary hair and makeup styling for your preshoot, as well as 10% off your entire photography package. Savings in excess of $1,000


And upon booking my services, you agree to some minor fine print…

Your Complementary Trial

As part of booking ‘Team Cato’ for your wedding day, you will receive a complementary trial  for hair and / or makeup. You can book this in for your pre shoot with Gavin, or on a separate day. Trial must be paid for on the day, and the trial amount will be deducted from your final invoice.

Additional Fees

A 30% fee of the total amount applies to bookings on public holidays or special event day I.e Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Australia Day. etc

Booking Fee / Balance Payable

Booking fees are non refundable and come off the total balance. As the date is solely held for you, should a booking be cancelled, the booking fee will only be refunded if the date becomes booked by another client. Michelle Cato, Makeup Artist  reserves the right to cancel a booking if  circumstances beyond my control should occur. Should this happen every effort will be made to secure a replacement artist and a booking fee refund will apply. Bookings are only confirmed once booking fee has been paid. Balance remaining is payable one week before the wedding date.

Payment Options

Direct Debit

Acc Name: Michelle Cato  BSB: 062 692   Acc: 1798 3222

REF: Your Name

Credit Card

VISA, Mastercard, AMEX . All credit card transactions will incur a 2.5% fee

Cash Payments

Cash on the day must be correct amount supplied in an envelope. Please note I do not carry change with me on location.

Minimum Requirements

A  minimum booking of 4 adults for makeup OR hair  or 3 adults for both hair & makeup. Should the number of people drop below the minimum prior to the event, you will be charged a minimum numbers fee so it is advisable family members / guests take their place. However please feel free to get in touch as single bookings may become available according to the time you may need to be ready by.


For all Sydney CBD weddings or where valet parking is available, this service will be charged to your room. Alternative parking stations will not be accepted due to the volume and weight of the mobile makeup kit and several trips back to the car may be necessary.

Photos for Advertising

Michelle may take photos on the day for advertising purposes. Should you have personal needs for privacy please discuss this with me prior to the day to minimise confusion.

You are Responsible too!

I adhere to a high standard of cleanliness and sanitisation. I do not take any responsibility for allergic reactions to the products I use. Should you be concerned as you have highly reactive skin I am more than happy to use products of your choice. This does not affect the fee paid as  skill and experience will still give you value in application and result. Please let me know if you have allergies or are on any medication that may cause your skin to be hypersensitive.  I am not responsible for any reactions, injuries, burns, cuts, or the like caused from hair or makeup services. It is your responsibility to remain  free from distractions while I’m working on you!


Bridal Makeup $150
Bridal Hair $150

Complementary trial when booking both
Michelle Cato Makeup & Gavin Cato Photography.

Click email link below to request an appointment.