Bridal Hair & Makeup

When only the best will do
for your big day

Training Academy

Professionally Accredited Training Courses
in Makeup and Hair Design Workshops

Express Your Creativity

Our Flagship Pro Freelance Makeup Artistry course

CJ Beauty & Co.

All of our courses are written and run by Colette,
our Award Winning Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist

Welcome to CJ Beauty & Co

Welcome to CJ Beauty & Co, owned and run by Colette Johnson – Award Winning Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Designer – Wedding Industry Expert Awards.  CJ Beauty & Co offer hair and makeup services for weddings, proms and other special occasions; personal makeup lessons; professional accredited training courses in makeup artistry; hair design workshops, and makeover photoshoot experiences.

Colette has a wealth of experience in the industry and her passion and dedication ensure an exceptional service to each and every customer.  Colette has the expertise to skillfully create a truly stunning look for you for your wedding day, prom or any special event where you really want to look a million dollars! – Or transform you in one of OverXposed makeover photoshoot experiences!

CJ Beauty & Co are an accredited training academy offering courses in makeup artistry and hairup workshops.  Our courses are written and run by Colette, Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Designer.  Colette insists on keeping class sizes small so you can be sure of one-to-one guidance as you learn.  We offer professional training courses specialising in Bridal Makeup styles, Creative Makeup, Fashion and Photographic makeup, or our Flagship Pro Freelance Makeup Artistry course covers all of the above and more!  All of our Pro courses are fully accredited by The Professional Guild of Beauty Therapists, and are insurable.  Whatsmore, all of our Pro courses come with a 6-month aftercare programme, so you continue to learn and develop even after your course ends.

If you just want to learn to apply your own makeup – our personal makeup lessons teach you how – Colette’s lessons take you through step by step – you tell Colette the sort of look that you’d like to create and she will teach you how!  Personal makeup lessons are held at our smaller studio in Basingstoke, either on a one-to-one basis or as a small group.

Training Academy

CJ Beauty & Co Makeup Academy offers Professional Makeup Artistry courses and Bridal Hair Workshops – Our range of courses cater for beginners or established makeup artists wanting to gain more experience in different areas of the makeup industry.

Our PRO courses can enable you to refresh your skills and learn new techniques, or help you to achieve your dream of becoming a professional makeup artist and / or hair-up specialist. During our training courses, our students use high-quality products such as Illamasqua, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Urban Decay to name but a few.



CJ Beauty & Co offer exceptional bridal hair and makeup services for weddings, proms or any other special occasion, personal makeup lessons, professional accredited training in makeup artistry and bridal hairup workshops and makeover photoshoot experiences!

Colette has over 17 years experience in the beauty industry and her passion and dedication ensure an exceptional service to each and every customer. Colette has the expertise to skillfully create a truly stunning look for you for your big day, prom or any special event where you really want to look a million dollars! – Or transform you in one of OverXposed makeover photoshoot experiences!


Wedding Make-up & Hair Styling

Wedding Make-up & Hair Styling

Getting married is one of the most special days in a girls’ life, and likely to be one that you have dreamt of since you were young!

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Special Occasions Makeup & Hair Styling

Special Occasions Makeup & Hair Styling

CJ Beauty & Co also offer makeup / hair styling for any special occasion – Day or Evening – A School Prom, a Birthday party, a Graduation, a Corporate party…

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Personal Makeup Lessons

Personal Makeup Lessons

CJ Beauty & Co offer various makeup lessons and workshops aimed at ladies/men looking for professional guidance to achieve their desired look. All Makeup lessons are on a one-to-one basis.

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OverXposed are part of CJ Beauty & Co., and we offer a fabulous range of ‘pre’ and ‘post’ wedding photoshoot packages including…

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View our Portfolio here.







I can honestly say that having my bridal hair and makeup done by Colette is one of the highlights of my wedding day. Her amazing talent is obvious to see on her social media but this does not represent her kindness, empathy and great sense of humour. I would not hesitate to book with Colette again for future events and wish her good luck and love with her future ventures. Thank you so much Colette for helping to make my wedding day the best day of my life.

Emma Dewey | Married at Clock Barn, Whitchurch

Colette did an amazing job with mine, 2 bridesmaids and the mums hair and makeup… Would highly recommend she managed to do all of this in record time and went beyond her duties… Even after getting emotional during the day all of our makeup stayed on so can’t thank Colette enough

Mary Loughnane | Married at Wokefield Park, Mortimer

Colette did my hair on Saturday and it looked amazing.  I was out all day and night and it stayed in place and still looked fantastic and 1.30am in the morning!    I would recommend Colette to anyone.  I showed her a picture of the hairstyle that I was looking for and she did it 10 times better!  Thank you for doing such a brilliant job on my hair.

Dena Ward | Basingstoke

You don’t need many words to describe a makeup experience with Colette….Wow!  Pure talent. My sister and I were lucky enough to have our makeup done by Colette for my wedding in December. The whole experience exceeded all of our expectations. Colette makes you feel relaxed and comfortable while she works her magic.  She totally gets what you explain and creates the exact look that you asked for. Colette made sure we were entirely happy before she left and we could not have asked for a better service.  I absolutely loved my makeup and I’m now itching to have a makeup lesson!  Thank goodness LJ Photographics recommended her…

Gemma Phillips-Hardy | Married at Rivervale Barn, Yateley

Colette did my makeup for my wedding and she was absolutely wonderful and a delight to work with. I went for a trial a few weeks before and without even saying a word she knew exactly what would look good on me. I am often told I am particularly fussy in every aspect of my life, I prefer to call it discerning so when I do give praise it has been well and truly earned. On the wedding day Colette arrived slightly early which was great as we didn’t have a huge window but in true form I was turned from a 43 year old plain Jane into a beautiful swan, despite the 4000 interruptions of questions I had to answer, it’s not easy trying to paint a moving face!!  I loved that I still looked like ‘me’ as often brides have such a mask on that they are practically unrecognisable, she just made me the best version of me…huge thanks to you Colette, you are very talented with an extremely warm and caring soul.

Chadina Chanel | Married at Highfield Park, Hook

I have just completed two courses with CJ Beauty Training Academy and WOW WOW WOW!! Not only have I learnt and mastered the tools and skills to make it in the tough world of make up artistry but I had the time of my life!!! I can’t recommend these courses enough, if you want to succeed and follow your dreams you need to book. Thank you Colette

Clair Thompson

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