With the excitement of the engagement and the fun of planning a wedding, one of the first things many brides to do, is start a Pinterest board. And one of the most popular boards that everyone starts is one dedicated to hair and makeup styles for the bride and bridesmaids.
And for good reason, this the biggest day of your life! The day you marry your life partner in front of families and friends and it is captured in photos for the rest of eternity. You want to feel and look amazing!
However, for many brides, the excitement of getting ready can become one of the parts of the day they loved the least when their expectations of what their hair and makeup will look like, all too often fall short of reality.
So how do you avoid this and pick hair and makeup styles that you will love for years to come? Glad you asked, we have put together some of our top tips for loving your wedding hair and makeup.
Use Professional Hair and Makeup Artists.
While you might feel like the amount of YouTube and Instagram makeup tutorials has made you qualified to do Kimmy K’s face, the reality is, make-up artists and hairdressers have trained for years in their art form and the results they will achieve for you, will be above and beyond what you can achieve yourself. Make-up artists use specialist foundations and they consult with you on your lighting, location and sometimes will even talk with your photography to understand what base has to be used to prevent flashback and make sure your make up looks perfect for the entire day, not just the first couple of hours. Besides, with the stress and planning of a wedding, you deserve to be pampered the morning of your wedding with your bridesmaids! And the getting ready photos with gorgeous robes makes for beautiful photos that will be lifelong memories.
Have a Trial Run of Your Hair and Makeup:
A trial is imperative for a couple of reasons – A) it is the time you show all the Pinterest ideas to your make-up and hair team and they give you the truth about if it is achievable for your face and skin tone. B) Not all hair and make-up artists are created equal, a trial allows you to see if you like their style and how they make you look and feel. C) having a trial allows you to see how your hair and makeup will go throughout the day, without this, your hairstyle could look great in the morning but by the afternoon look like you have been in a mosh pit all afternoon. No one wants that. A trial also allows you to put together a touch-up kit for your wedding day which you will need to keep yourself looking fresh and photo-ready all day long. A smart idea is to have your trial run on the day of your hens, that way you get to test out the look and get made up for your hens night. Win-Win.
Tan Before the Trial:
If you are getting a wedding spray tan – get this done 1-2 days prior to your make up trial. There is no point going in with lily white skin for your trial and then when your make-up artist turns up on your wedding day, your skin is 3-4 shades darker! It will change your entire look, potentially require a darker foundation and you don’t want any surprises on your big day!
If you follow our tips, you are sure to be camera ready and love your hair and makeup look for years to come!