Finding a hair and makeup artist for your wedding who fits you isn’t rocket science. But don’t make the mistake of forgetting all about it, or you may end up feeling more like an ugly stepsister than Cinderella. Professional bridal hair and makeup is an investment, and finding the right hair and makeup artist is important to get the most value for money. Put in the little bit of effort required to look at their past work or scroll through their Instagram feed; you’ll get a sense of their personality and style. Assess how well your personalities mesh at your consultation. You’ll learn if they’re someone you want to be a part of your special day. In short, go the extra inch. You’ll find someone who’ll go the extra mile.
Style and Specialty
HINT: Look at the work in their portfolio
You and your hair and makeup artist share a common goal: to help make you your best self for your wedding. A shared goal? Already there’s grounds for a positive relationship. However, everyone has their own unique tastes. If the hair and makeup artist you’ve hired has a completely different style than you, that will make the entire process far more frustrating than it needs to be. And who wants that? Save both of you some heartache by choosing someone who specializes in the style you want.
“Save both of you some heartache by choosing someone who specializes in the style you want.”
An artist who shares your taste will have more experience creating the look you want. If you need suggestions, they’ll be able to give more relevant recommendations than someone who isn’t passionate about the style.
Calm and Comfort
Your wedding is a magical moment in your life. However, it is usually also a hectic one. Don’t let the crazy amount of things going on turn you into a mess of stress. If you’re someone who gets overwhelmed by many different things happening at once, finding a hair and makeup artist who will create a peaceful environment for you is important. Getting your hair and makeup done can be a calming escape from all the chaos — the still and quiet eye of the hurricane. An experienced bridal hair and makeup artist knows how crazy weddings can be and will help you to feel comfortable anyway.
Communication and Collaboration
The job of a professional hair and makeup artist is to make you look like the best version of you. It’s important the “you” doesn’t get lost along the way. You don’t want your partner to feel like they’re marrying someone else, do you? Finding a hair and makeup artist with whom you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts is key. Your bridal consultation is a great time to put this to the test. It offers you the chance to get to know the artist in person and for them to get to know you. During your bridal consultation, keep in mind that the right hair and makeup artist will make sure you’re comfortable expressing your feelings. Your opinion matters every step of the way. If you feel heard, then you’ll contribute more and get more out of the experience. We only move on once you’re 100% happy. We care about making every element of your look just right from foundation to false eyelashes. Discovering your dream look should be a collaboration, so find yourself a partner you can work with.
“Discovering your dream look should be a collaboration, so find yourself a partner you can work with.”
Personal Space and Personality
It’s not often you’re so up close and personal with a new acquaintance. Your hair and makeup artist will be touching your face, so it’s important that you feel at ease with them. Liking someone makes you much more willing to let them into your personal bubble. You are less likely to feel awkward around someone with whom you feel a connection. Instead of awkward silences and shifting self-consciously when they study your face, you can enjoy a pleasant conversation with someone you like.
Ultimately, you want to be confident on your special day that you look your best and feel your best. Everything about your wedding is something you’ll treasure forever. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that your hair and makeup artist is someone you want to be a part of your wedding.
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