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We all get butterflies on those special occasions, but knowing you look your stunning best will give you the confidence to create a lifelong memory. Everything we do is ‘all about you’ and we have a passion for creating hair designs and make up which enhance each individuals natural beauty and best features. Special occasions call for special occasion hairstyles and make up and here at Butterflies we will bring out the best in you…

Bridal and guests

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and nothing should be left to chance. We work closely with you to visualise your dreams and to ensure you have the perfect look for your big day. Bridal hair is so much more than just a style, it is an art-form, and we will create a masterpiece.

With offering make up too we can spend time working with you to find your perfect colours to complement and complete your look for your day.

Although most of my make up kit is MAC based, I am not brand loyal I will use whatever I feel will work to suit you, your skin and your desired result.

Recently having got married I understand the importance of being the best you.


Click here to see our Bridal and guests gallery

Our bridal services can cater for:

The bride The bride and bridesmaids Mother of the bride

Flower girls Other wedding guests

Party looks and formal

Whether you are going to the prom, enjoying an anniversary meal or attending a special day at the races, such as ladies day. Or even a birthday celebration it is always important to look your sparkling best.

Butterflies can also look after you for themed party hair and make up.

From sophisticated ‘up-do’s to flowing smooth curls to match that figure hugging dress we will design the perfect look for the perfect you.

Click here to see our Party looks and formal gallery

Fashion and photographic

Whether it be a promotional shoot, a modeling portfolio or an editorial project we can put the perfect look together for a professional, artistic & cutting edge finish.

I pride myself on building an excellent relationship with photographers and models pre and during shoot and consult thoroughly with all members of the shoot team to achieve the desired looks with maximum impact.

Butterflies can be contracted for makeup and hair services for photo shoots, runway shows, commercial, print and film. Which can be booked per service or at an hourly rate. If your project needs require more than 3 hours, we do offer a Half Day and a Full Day rate.

From natural light to studio light Danielle loves the challenge of making a collaborative vision transform into the perfect image.

Click here to see our Fashion and photographic gallery


The feeling of sexiness empowers a woman like no other feeling. All woman have a natural beauty and sexiness, many just do not know it.

Let us transform you and bring out the sexiest lady you could ever want to be.

Whether it’s a boudoir photography session for yourself and a partner to treasure or a beauty shoot to get some images for you to share with your family.

Trust us to make your hair and make up that little bit more special and you to feel comfortable.

All you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself.

Trials and Price

At Butterflies pride ourselves on the ability to create beauty and elegance. However, we like to take every step we can to ensure we understand everything about you and your preferred styles. As such we always require:

A consultation and trial to discuss the details of your wedding day.

This initial appointment is an opportunity for us to discuss your hair type, accessories, wedding brief and the hair design that you would like to achieve.

For make up this involves talking through your visions and ideas, colour schemes and finding that perfect look for your perfect day.

The consultation and trial appointment takes place at our premises just outside of the beautiful market town of Sudbury in Suffolk.

There is a ₤300 minimum for a weddings Fridays to Sundays  between 1st of April and 30th September as it is peak season.

Weddings outside of peak season have a minimum of ₤200 minimum ( apart from public holidays and bank holidays which fall on a Monday, see terms and conditions for details)

Bookings made at short notice booking minimums may not apply contact Butterflies and ask.

The trial allows us to demonstrate the friendly and professional service that we are able to offer. Importantly, it provides you with an opportunity to discuss anything you wish about your wedding. This approach ensures you are completely satisfied with your chosen style prior to the big day.

With only using the best quality high end products such as Goldwell, Tigi, L’Oreal, and MAC, Bobbi Brown, Zoeva and recently added Naked cosmetics

Simply put…Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigments are the highest grade mica available. This provides you with an extremely High pay-off on application. Mica Pigments are the COLOR from Makeup. Naked Cosmetics Colors Collections contain No Talc, Oils, Waxes, or Fillers of any kind. It is 100% color to give you a pure product that is Non-allergenic, Non-perishable, and simply put…a rich, intense color.

It seemed only obvious to add such great things to my kit.

Please click here for our price list for the Consultation and Trial Appointment for members of the wedding party.

The big day

We take all the stress away from you, leaving to free to enjoy your special occasion. We will arrive at a venue of your choice and will recreate the wonderful hair style you chose from the trial session.

All arrangement will be pre-planned to ensure nothing is left to chance and any last minute hiccups are avoided. All you have to do is enjoy the experience we bring to you.

Covering Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire.

All about me!

My name is Danielle Palmer, founder of Butterflies.

As the services we offer are all about you, I feel it is a good idea if you first get to know all about me.

Even before I started training I quite liked the idea of playing with hair. When competitions came up at college I saw that as a opportunity to do my thing. I was lucky enough in one of my hair up competitions to gain an award. From that point on it seemed only natural to focus on hair up whenever I’ve had the opportunity. I have now been preparing brides and bridal party’s for several years and I also specialise in prom hair and even the odd themed hair. I love the atmosphere that comes with a special occasion, big or small. I am a very bubbly and confident person who takes great pride in my work. I gain pride and pleasure from making my clients feel relaxed and pampered.

I feel I am lucky to have a career that is a passion and I love producing hair that not only transforms you but makes you feel magical and comfortable.

I promise you a keen attention to detail for me there is nothing more delightful that seeing a naturally beautiful bride on her wedding day.

But that’s enough about me, I would love to hear about you.

So please drop me a line and tell me all about your big day.

I aim to respond to all my emails within 24 hours so if your would like to see if I’m available on your chosen date drop me a email

Maybe together we can even create something that gives you butterflies?

I look forward to hearing from you.


We believe you will be completely satisfied with the services we offer, but why are we so confident you may ask? Well, just take a look below at comments from our clients.

I just wanted say a huge huge THANK YOU for everything you did on Saturday. You were absolutely amazing, you made all the girls look stunning and I'm so glad I found you!! The hair stayed all day and so many people commented on how brilliant everybody's looked!! Thank you so much. Danielle did hair for my wedding day and I don't even know where to start about how amazing she was!! From the trials (multiple!) to the minute we got in the car she worked so so hard and made sure me, my mum and 3 bridesmaid's hair looked amazing. She transformed my limp, thin hair into something incredible - to the point whereby my now husband said he almost didn't recognise me (in a good way!) She was so attentive, so friendly and really contributed to our day being perfect. Thank you so so so much Danielle, I'm so glad that you got in touch following my desperate plea for a hair stylist - you are amazing!! Highly highly highly recommended!! Lots of love xxxx

Emily from Newmarket

I worked with Butterflies as part of a bridal / rockabilly shoot. She was very organised, which gave us a chance to capture numerous styles on the day. Danielle's hair and make-up skills were exceptional. She gave both myself and the models involved some very useful tips to help us capture some really great shots (thanks for the direction). I'd be glad to work together again

RedWren photographer

Danielle is an amazing hair stylist and MUA, her passion and creativity really shines when she is working, she created several Rockabilly styles on the day for me. She is friendly, chatty and made me feel really relaxed on the day. Highly recommended for all hair and make up needs!

Scarlet-Rose from Saffron Walden

Danielle she is an amazing hairdresser, the work she produced on the day was beautiful. Danielle is extremely professional has a great attitude and works really hard.

Donna Barret from Cambridgeshire

Absolutely wonderful hairdresser. Very friendly, down to earth and highly professional. Makes you feel completely at ease. Very good at choosing hairstyles which suit the individuals features. Highly recommended.

Stephanie Moore from Norwich

Great hairdresser with lots of ideas and very professional. We had lots of fun and a fantastic shoot. Highly recommended.

Alexandra L

I have known Danielle Palmer for 10 years. Danielle has not only been an amazing friend to our family but also has been the most wonderful hairdresser. Danielle can cut and style... For everyday and for special occasions. I often would enjoy a blow dry on a Sunday; I would feel put together before the start of my week. And, for an important race meet, Danielle would do something extra special to my hair topped with a hat!!!I highly rate Danielle Palmer as a hairdresser. I do think that she will be beyond successful!!! Though a country girl, I think of Danielle as of a "London" talent. Danielle is really something special...

Alison from London

I needed to have my hair done for a ball i went to. Danielle knew exactly what to do to make my hair look amazing, she was very efficient and professional. She is a great hairdresser and always seems to know what looks best!

Becky from Sudbury

My sister in laws wedding yesterday and what an amazing job you done with the bridesmaids hair all looked totally amazing would highly recommend thank you

Hay Lahay

Danielle was wonderful on our bridal shoot. The various hair and makeup looks were gorgeous throughout the day. Everyone looked lovely and it was very professionally done. A lovely lady to work with!

Ria, model from Leicester

I was completely pampered with hair and make up for a ball. Not only did everyone love my hair even after 3 hrs on the dance floor not a single hair was out of place. Very pleased thank u Danni.

Emma W, Bury St Edmunds

Thank you so much for doing my mother in laws hair for my wedding. She looked amazing!! Will be recommending you to friends and family xxx

Em from Chelmsford

Danielle was my hair and make up artist for a recent shoot and I really enjoyed working with her. She was really friendly and chatty. I enjoyed looking pretty all day.

Rosie from Cambridge

I would happily recommend Danielle to everyone. She done a fabulous job on our models hair for a styled shoot!! She really got our brief and created some beautiful hair styles for us.

Megan of Bai and Elle photography

Loved my hair and make up! I had so many compliments I felt like a movie star! Thank you so much

Kate from Sudbury

Danielle did my hair for a ball I went to she knew exactly what would suit me best and she made me feel relaxed and she did a amazing job I would highly recommend Danielle to anyone

Becky from Clare

Danielle was so helpful with regard to my daughters hair style for her prom. Months before she made helpful suggestions with regard to hair gems and clips etc and when we had the trial run she asked lots of questions as to what she wanted. On the day Danielle was prompt and efficient as always and from the moment my daughter looked in the mirror her smile was a mile wide! The style was elegant and yet modern and stayed in place for the whole evening and into the after party! Thanks Danielle you helped to make the evening extra special, we would definitely recommend you.

Mandy from Glemsford

Danielle Palmer has been doing my hair for many years now and I believe her to be a truly talented individual. In particular, I have seen her prior to major work events (conferences etc) as she magically transforms my unruly hair into a style that leaves me feeling relaxed and confident about my appearance. To me, this has become essential prior to any important work function. In addition to her obvious professional expertise, I would also like to say that Danielle is an engaging and wonderful young lady that I always enjoy spending time with. In summary, highly recommended.

Liz from Essex

Last minute Hair and make up for school leavers prom... Could not have asked for someone more understanding and professional. Make up and hair was perfect. My daughter looked stunning when she left. Thank you so much xx

Dock TD, Clare

Thank you so much for doing my make up and bridesmaids make up on Saturday. We all look lovely. As a person who has never worn make up you were very understanding and helped me to make the right decision. I would highly recommend you to other people and would come back to you myself if I need my make up done again. My make up was so natural and I did not know I had it on. Thank you for all your other help on the day too. Danielle is a very friendly person and professional she has a laugh with you. Thank you

Laura, Burwell

I had my hair and make up done for a shoot today, totally thrilled with the results, would definitely recommend Danielle, she worked efficiently and was very keen to work with me to get the look that I was after! Highly recommend!

Sally, Braintree

Any corporate events and formal events I attend I always go to Butterflies as the hair up that gets done lasts and always looks amazing

Vicki from Sudbury

Such a talented lady! Had a fabulous day with you, all the hair you styled looked incredible! Fantastic experience all round, thank you!

Charli from Cambridge

I wouldn't trust anyone else to do it, Danielle always puts in 100% and always listens to what I want, I'm getting married and didn't even think twice who I wanted to do my hair and the bridal party- that's how much I trust and admire her skills! Highly recommended

Sarah from Sudbury

Thanks for the lovely hair, I had a super time. Great hair dresser with lots of ideas, full of fun and very professional

Laura Rose from Norwich

Loved my hair and had a friendly and kind service.

Abbie from Sudbury

Excellent service, as a photographer I worked with Danielle on a photoshoot. Danielle is very hard working and very good at her job. Cheers for a great day.

Taylor Gathercole photography

Absolutely lovely lady! And an incredibly hair stylist

Daisy from Sudbury

Love my hair! Lovely lady, great company and excellent hair dresser thank you

Sophie from Sudbury

Danielle has done my hair for several special occasions including before my hen night where I felt a million dollars thanks to the beautiful updo she created. Also for a family wedding last year where I got no end of comments on how lovely my hair look in that particular style. I have very thick hair that others struggle to tame but Danielle does so with ease in no time at all. She really is an expert in her field and I would always chose her to do my hair for special occasions as the updo always lasts the whole day and looks very professional. Would recommend to all my friends and family.

Claire from Sudbury

Hi Danielle I just wanted to write and say you were brilliant, highly professional, thorough and advised me on styles and ideas as I had no idea what I wanted, you practiced it and perfected it until you was happy. That was just with the trials. on the day everything ran so smoothly I could relax and enjoy me big day.

Hannah from Suffolk

I had Danielle come round for hair and makeup for myself and my daughters, what a lovely lady she is! Felt very comfortable around her and relaxed and the end results for all 3 of us I was chuffed with. I would definitely recommend this lady thank-you Danielle x

Lisa, Ipswich

Danielle is truly brilliant xx she did my hair and makeup for my wedding day, and I have to say a massive thank you to her, as she was so helpful,supportive and truly is totally great at what she does, she honestly worked her magic.... I just wanted to say Thank you

Sarah, Aldburgh

Danielle did hair for my wedding day and I don't even know where to start about how amazing she was!! From the trials (multiple!) to the minute we got in the car she worked so so hard and made sure me, my mum and 3 bridesmaid's hair looked amazing. She transformed my limp, thin hair into something incredible - to the point whereby my now husband said he almost didn't recognise me (in a good way!) She was so attentive, so friendly and really contributed to our day being perfect. Thank you so so so much Danielle, I'm so glad that you got in touch following my desperate plea for a hair stylist - you are amazing!! Highly highly highly recommended!! Lots of love xxxx

Emily, Woodditton

Fantastic Mua and hair artist! Felt so relaxed and comfortable, would recommend to anyone in need of a stylist and Mua!

Lauren Wood From Hertfordshire

An absolutely pleasure to work with, connection from the start. Great communication and attention to detail impeccable. Confident and conscientious regarding looks to suit the client. Look forward to a long and lasting relationship with. Would recommend with no hesitation x

Estelle Long model from Norwich

I loved all my styles that were created on the day of my shoot. Lovely woman very easy to get along with! The images came out fantastic, the make up was beautiful

Daisy Duke model from Colchester

With a important family wedding coming up in a posh hotel I was starting to panic at what to do with my hair. Had an idea what I wanted but not the expertise to do it. Then someone suggested Danielle palmer. She was perfect she came to the hotel to do my hair then she even did my mum and nans hair on short notice. She made us feel so special and relaxed will defently use her again.She has passion flair and patience.

Emma from Bury St Edmunds

Danielle Palmer is my hairdresser she has been styling my hair for four years now. She is an excellent hairdresser very professional, trustworthy and reliable and always gives you the end result you want. Danielle did my hair for my 1940s themed 40th birthday, as well as some of my guests which took hours to do, but the end result was amazing. She is full of ideas and inspiration for new trendy haircuts and colour, she is very creative and has a good eye. She is particularly talented at ‘hair for special occasions’ and if im going somewhere special, I always ask her to do my hair and feel special. I wouldn''t want anyone else styling my hair.

Amanda from Sudbury


Danielle Palmer
Qualified hair stylist and make up artist

07887 608 078
e: info@butterflieshairdesign.co.uk

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