WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER BOOKING A MAKEUP ARTIST?
If you choose your hair and makeup artist wisely, their expertise and creativity will help you find your perfect look, taking into consideration your own individual style and tastes.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIAL?
My 4 tips for how to prepare for your wedding hair and makeup trial and wedding to ensure you look your best.
1. GET PINNING!
There is so much inspiration online for your bridal beauty look and Pinterest is the holy grail for assisting in wedding planning in general.
Even if you can’t find the exact style you are envisioning, a collection of images will give me a ‘feel’ of the look you’re going for. Including your dress, colour swatches etc.
2. QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOOK TO GO FOR
* how do you normally wear your hair? There are no rules – if you feel comfortable wearing it down then wear it down!
* when do you get the most compliments? When wearing a smoky eye or just a bare scrap of makeup? When do you feel your best?
* how much makeup do you wear every day? You don’t have to wear stage makeup just because it’s your wedding day
* are you likely to pay attention to your makeup on the day? If not, I wouldn’t suggest a strong lip.
* is your venue dramatic and dark or light and airy? You can get away with a more intense makeup look in candlelight and at later timed ceremonies.
Drinking lots of water pre-wedding, getting regular hair trims, going somewhere decent to have your brows shaped (I have suggestions if needed) and having a couple of facials are all going to help you look your best. You’re aiming for a great canvas that I can further enhance.
4. THE TRIAL
For hair it’s best to wash it the night before but not to use straighteners or any heated tools as it affects the hair shaft and makes it harder to re-style.
I find it really helpful if the bride already has her regular makeup on so I can get an idea of how she looks every day and what kind of makeup she feels comfortable with.
It’s good to wear your hair and makeup ‘look’ for an hour or so after the trial, to make sure you like it.
HOW LONG WILL THE TRIAL LAST?
The trial is approximately 1.5 hours for hair or makeup and 2.5 hours for both
AM I INSURED?
Yes, legally I am required to have public liability insurance
DO YOU PAY FOR MY TRAVEL?
Anything over 25 miles from Lowestoft I charge a little extra for
WHAT PRODUCTS DO I USE?
I am not affiliated with a particular brand so I use a mix of high quality makeup products, which I’ve chosen through trial and error over the last 5 years.
IF I’M NOT HAPPY AT THE TRIAL AM I COMMITTED TO BOOK?
No, you are just liable to pay for the trial.
HOW LONG SHALL I ALLOW FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP ON MY WEDDING DAY?
I’ll work this out more exactly at the trial, however, as a rough guide I suggest 2 hours for bridal hair and makeup and 1 hour per person for others having their hair and makeup done. I employ specialist hair stylists to support me for large weddings.