The most challenging yet exciting part of planning a wedding is choosing your wedding makeup and hair. There are so many things to consider, from your gown to your bridesmaids’ dresses to the flowers to the cake to even the venue itself. There is so much to think about! Here is a quick guide to choosing the right wedding makeup and hair for you and your wedding day.
The first hardest decision is choosing your wedding hair style. What would be best for you? Should you be down or up? Should you wear your hair down or up? What other types of makeup artists and hairstylists can you speak with?
If you’d like some help deciding, there are lots of resources. One of the most important places to go for advice on this matter is a consultation with your stylist. Ask her what wedding makeup trials she’s ever conducted. You want to see what type of products she uses on her clients, and if she was able to get the look right on all of them. Your consultation is a great place to ask questions, so feel free to ask whatever you like.
Speaking of consultations, another great place to find information on wedding makeup is at your local salon. Most salons offer a pre-wedding program that includes a couple of hours with a special in-house expert, such as a bridal consultant or makeup artist. These experts typically have years of experience in providing comprehensive services and can give you a lot of helpful advice on getting ready for your wedding.
Of course, the one place to always look is in the internet. There are plenty of great resources for comparing makeup artist prices at local salons, along with price comparison shopping for your wedding dress and other items. Keep in mind, however, that prices vary widely from salon to salon, even from location to location. It’s also a good idea to consider whether you’re willing to pay a bit more up front to have someone to do your wedding day makeup. Many brides do choose to pay for their own bridal hair, makeup and accessories, although many will wait to pay for these items until after the wedding ceremony has taken place.
Whatever you decide, hiring a skilled bridal hair, makeup artist, or hairstylist will make your wedding day special. The special touch will make everything about it much better. You can often get a discounted rate from a stylist if you have them listed on your wedding invitations. In addition, asking your wedding party to provide input on what they think about the staff’s performance will help as well.