Wedding Day Hair & Makeup 101
Posted: Friday, Mar. 14, 2014
A gorgeous wedding gown without good hair and makeup is like a wedding cake without icing, whats even the point? Hair and makeup may be a seemingly small element but it makes a big impact on your bridal look and, of course, in your pictures. Brides always have a lot of questions regarding hair and make-up so here are some answers:Should I hire someone to do my hair and make-up or do it myself?
Only you can truly answer this question but, in my opinion, unless youre a professional make-up artist or hair stylist then hire someone. Heres why: the pros seriously know how to make your hair and makeup stay on all day and look flawless in pictures. Plus, its one less thing for you to worry about!Where/how can I find wedding day makeup artists and hair stylists?
Referrals are a great place to start. Id ask friends, family, your photographer and even the stylists at your regular salon who they would recommend. Still havent found someone? Try attending a bridal show or simply do some research online. Just make sure you read the customer reviews.How soon should I book my makeup artist and hair stylist?
I would suggest booking 6-12 months in advance but the sooner the better!Should I do a trial run?
YES. A trial makeup and hair run before the wedding day is a must. It not only allows your stylist/artist to get to know you better but it ensures that you are happy with the final result. I would even suggest bringing some picture inspiration to help your stylist/artist achieve the look youre aiming for.What if I dont like it?
If you arent pleased with any part of your look during your trial run or your wedding day, speak up and let the stylist/artist know. They may be able to tweak it or change it to your liking. If you and your artist/stylist are on completely different wavelengths, its okay to part ways. After all, its your wedding day and you need someone who will see your vision.
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