IVORY STATE Hair and Makeup

(24 reviews)
Service Area
Hunter Valley and NSW
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IVORY STATE Hair and Makeup are an elite Hair and Makeup team, who are bridal specalists based in the Hunter Valley.

IVORY STATE Hair and Makeup is an elite hair and makeup team based in the Hunter Valley and surrounds.  We are LOVE weddings and are absolute bridal specialists. Every wedding is unique and special - we work with each bride to make sure your look is perfect for YOU and compliments your bridal style. 

Owners - Mandy Marsh and Jess Akers have over 13+ years experience in their fields and IVORY STATE is their full time job. 

Our hair stylists are upstyle dream weavers, whatever style you had in mind can be created - from classic to boho to super glamour.  As professional makeup artists, we will design a look that you LOVE and that lasts the distance. From a natural and glowing look to super glamour, we can do it all. You also get all the advice on skin prep and products to keep your look party perfect after we leave.    

We are by appointment only and we come on location to our clients, making the experience convenient and exclusive. Based in the Hunter Valley - we are also available for travel to surrounds such as Newcastle, Central Coast, North Coast and Sydney.  If you require a studio appointment, we have an amazing studio in Lovedale - a 5 minute drive from the main hub of the Hunter Valley vineyards.

One of the advantages of booking with a small boutique team – when you book, you have direct communication with the owners of IVORY STATE. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional client service and of course, dreamy and gorgeous work.



(24 reviews)
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22 Feb 2020

Mandy and Jess could not have been more incredible. I felt so comfortable and confident on the day that they would make me, my bridesmaids and our mothers look their best. I have been in a number of wedding parties and the hair and makeup were the best I have ever had!My bridesmaids also agreed! Everyone's hair and makeup suited them to a tee and Mandy even checked on us just before to make sure no further touch ups were needed. If you want a stress free, calm morning with gorgeous hair and makeup, these are your girls!

25 Jan 2020

Amanda and Jess were amazing on my special day and both ladies way out did my expectations and made me feel absolutely beautiful and my mum would have agreed had she not passed a few days before my wedding. I know she was right beside me and would be forever great full to Amanda and Jess for what they did for me and how they made me feel xxx

14 Dec 2019

Mandy and Bree did an amazing job of the makeup and hair for my bridesmaids and I. From initial contact through to the wedding day, Mandy was so easy to communicate with and understood exactly what I wanted. Our hair and makeup turned out perfect and lasted all night. I would recommend these girls to everyone I know!

18 Jun 2021

I was blessed to have the lovely Mandy doing make-up and Emma doing hair for myself, bridesmaids and mum. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! These ladies are something special. Not only are they exceptionally good at what they do, they are lovely women who are so passionate about making their clients feel and look amazing. As all brides do with a tight budget, I did my research and I know that I made the right decision with Ivory State Hair and Makeup. They were worth every cent and more!

28 May 2021

I had Bronwyn do mine and my mums makeup for my wedding day! She done an absolute amazing job with someone who didn’t really know what they wanted! I looked and felt so beautiful on my wedding day and my mum looked so beautiful and fancy! I can’t thank you enough for what you did thank you so much!!

16 May 2021

Mandy, Jess and the whole Ivory crew are true experts in what they do and would not have trusted anyone else for job. They made us feel completely at ease, especially on the morning of where the vibe was just so chilled! And results? Exactly what we were after -- still us, but elevated versions. But even in the lead up of the big day, they were always so responsive to the 10,000 questions we threw at them, as well as supportive and extremely organised. They're true perfectionists and I cannot recommend Ivory State more highly!

15 May 2021

I was put at ease right from when I booked. I had my trial and was given exactly what I asked for. On my wedding day, Emma made me feel at ease. I was so relaxed and was able to enjoy the process. The amount of compliments on my hair and make-up was so amazing. I couldn't have asked for anyone else to do the job. Such a happy bride right here.

8 May 2021

Mandy and Bree were amazing, I can't recommend them too highly. From the beginning contact Mandy was very informative and easy to deal with. She also gave great advice on skin and hair prep prior to the wedding. We had a last minute change the day before on timings and it was dealt with so quickly with no issue at all. Mandy also was very considerate and aware of each person's styles, and catered particularly to those who were unused to wearing much makeup and more senior styles. Bree was super quick and the hair looked great as well. Both make up and hair was just what we wanted and they finished well before schedule without us feeling rushed at all. It was so easy and chilled out. I would recommend Mandy and Bree to any bride.

15 Apr 2021

The Ivory State artists were fantastic. They were calming and fun to be around and absolute experts in what they do. They made me, my bridesmaids and my mum all look amazing! I can’t thank them enough xx

10 Apr 2021

I cannot recommend the team at Ivory State more if I tried! The team made me and my bridal party feel and look amazing, and even when I started having a hay fever attack the girls stayed back to make sure my makeup wouldn’t budge. I cried my eyes out the whole day being an emotional sappy human and my makeup didn’t move or be ruined!!

13 Mar 2021

Mandy and Allanah from Ivory State did a remarkable job for our hair and make up for our wedding. Their fun, easy going, yet professional nature meant the entire process from booking to getting ready on the day and absolute breeze.

2 Feb 2021

Highly recommended! Such beautiful ladies, amazingly talented, friendly and helpful, positive and absolutely reliable. I absolutely loved the results and would book them again in the future.

21 Nov 2020

I can not express how amazing the girls from Ivory State are!! There work is simply the best!! Thank you for making me feel fabulous on my special day!

7 Nov 2020

Thank you so much Ivory State Hair and Make Up! I had a small ceremony due to COVID and the QLD border opened just before my wedding. All of my female guests were getting ready together and I had 1 week notice of 5 extras! With 1 week’s notice, Ivory State went above and beyond to do the hair and make up of 5 guests, making everyone feel beautiful on our big day. Thank you again 🥰

17 Oct 2020

Jess from Ivory State was amazing!! She was so easy to talk to and was a hair wizard. Loved my hair for my wedding! Thanks again Jess!

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