TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST FOR YOUR WEDDING
SET A FLEXIBLE BUDGET
So you have managed to book all your big vendors and have booked your venue, the videographer, and chosen the photographer, best one you could afford because you want your memories to last! You are able to release a big sigh of relief as planning is near to the end! By now your budget is either maxed out or close to is and there one tiny detail that you forgot.. Hair and Makeup!
To further add to your frustration is you can't believe how expensive your hair and makeup artists rates are! After all its just hair and makeup right? You spend thousands on hiring professionals especially your videographer and photographer but what a waste that would be if your makeup is sweating off your face and transferring on to your $10 Thousand dollar wedding dress, you cried saying your vows and you mascara runs! Cheap makeup artists are cheap for a reason. So If you don't think it matters,Trust me, IT MATTERS ON YOUR WEDING DAY.
While you need to factor in price and costs for all aspects of your wedding and booking out all your professional vendors and suppliers. Brides leave hair and makeup artists to one of the last things to decide on. When thinking about booking your hair and makeup artist, first and foremost, quality and reputation should come First over Price. Have a budget on what you expect to pay but be open to the flexibility of spending a little extra because it could be that extra $20 per person that makes all the difference between an amateur and a professional or maybe its someone who's cheaper but you don't feel comfortable with over someone who is more expensive but you click with them.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
When choosing a hair and makeup artist, you need to keep in mind your taste and style in makeup. If soft, elegant and timeless makeup is your thing, going for someone who prefers/specialises in that style of makeup would be ideal.
Going through their website or Instagram pages and seeing reference images can help here and are also useful to save the looks that you like. Remember, look for QUALITY. . This can serve as a great guide of inspiration you can present to at your trial.
Many hair and makeup artists a own signature style. So knowing the kind of hair and makeup you'd prefer is important before you select your hair and makeup artist for your big day.
BOOKING A TRIAL IS ESSENTIAL
A hair and makeup trial is essential. Skipping a trial might save you some money, but trust me, the last thing you want on your wedding day is a makeup disaster. Even if it is time consuming and costs you some extra money, going in for a trial can save you a serious unforeseen shock.
It's important to get to know your hair and makeup artist to see if you get along with them, ensure they know their craft, it gives you the opportunity to express any changes and amendments to your look before you hand over your complete trust to them and their abilities on your wedding day.
It is best to do your trial in quiet and private and don’t allow too many people in. This will only confuse you and your artists and lead to misunderstandings.