Why You Should Hire a Professional Hair and Makeup Artist on your Wedding Day

Considering hiring a professional hair stylist and makeup artist for your wedding? Read this first!

Have you considered  hiring a professional makeup artist and hair stylist for your wedding day? When going over your wedding budget it can be tempting to save on the cost of makeup and hair. However, your face will be looked at the most throughout your wedding day, not to mention your wedding will be forever remembered through wedding photographs.

While there are many reasons to hire a makeup artist and hair stylist for your wedding, the main one  is to feel beautiful and look your best on your special day. Below are a few more reasons why hiring a professional is the best decision for your wedding day…

Be stress-free on your wedding day

Take it from brides who have done it before, your wedding day is guaranteed to be busy! One of  the few moments you will get to yourself is getting pampered as your makeup and hair is done for you before your big wedding event.

On this special day, you should not spend time worrying if your eyeliner is straight and if your hair will hold until the celebration is over. With a professional makeup artist, you will have a trial prior to your wedding day to discuss and try the makeup look and bridal hairstyle you want. This way, on your wedding day you can feel relaxed and confident rather than making decisions under pressure.  Your wedding photographer will also appreciate the professional approach to your bridal look.

Look “natural” and beautiful on your wedding day – and in the photos!

From your foundation makeup to your lips and the perfect eyeliner, makeup artists know how to choose the colours that match your skin tone and features. If you tend not to wear much makeup in your day to day life, find a makeup artist that specializes in “natural” looks who will highlight your best features without you feeling “overdone”.

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The natural makeup look or “no makeup look” is far more involved than most brides think. It doesn’t mean that will look exactly as you do naturally .Rather, natural-looking makeup simply involves using neutral tones to complement your facial features in a subtle way. Nude makeup is also a timeless look which is perfect for almost any occasion, after all, you want to see the best version of yourself on your wedding day! If you want to wear a good amount of makeup coverage for your special day, your makeup artist can use special makeup techniques to make that happen without caking on the product. Do you wish to pull off a bright lip colour but are afraid of transferring it onto your groom when it’s time to “kiss the bride”? A professional makeup artist can make your lipstick kiss-proof.

Makeup artists and professional hair stylists are the experts

There is a big difference between mainstream, less expensive makeup and hair products and  professional grade makeup and hair products that have been developed for a specific use. Since makeup and hair professionals work and test the quality of products they use every day, most have a kit stocked with high-quality products that they can trust and rely on. Not to mention, most artists endure years of working in the beauty industry keeping up with trends, new products and techniques. Professional makeup artists and hair stylists are the true experts, and they keep their secrets safely stored in their pro-kits. When you hire a makeup artist or hair stylist for your wedding, you don’t have to worry about your makeup coming off during your wedding celebrations or your hair do falling apart. There are special primers, setting sprays and powders that your makeup artists will know exactly how to apply to ensure you look perfect till the end of your big event.

Enjoy the day

You want to enjoy your own wedding day. Experienced makeup artists practice the art of makeup every single day and have painted thousands of faces. Enjoy the start of your wedding day in an artist’s chair with champagne in your hand surrounded by your bridesmaids. Nothing is more memorable than sitting back together with your bridal party, sipping champagne, laughing and letting the professionals create your desired bridal look. Stress-free is the key. Your entrance and impact on your guests will be memorable and, more importantly, you will feel relaxed and beautiful.

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Wedding day beauty schedules

Have a makeup and hair schedule for your wedding day. Having a trial prior to your day will help to establish how much time you will need to create your desired bridal hair and makeup look. Contrary to what most people think, it’s best for the bride to have her hair and makeup done toward the end of the timeline as opposed to the very last. The planned time slot for the bride’s hair and makeup should coordinate with the arrival time of the photographer if you want some behind the scenes photos.  I suggest having your bridesmaids or other family and friends arrive 10 min prior to their time slot- this allows for the day to run ahead of schedule.

When it comes to weddings, every aspect can add up. However, it should be a day to remember, an investment with everything making you feel relaxed and stress-free. Booking a professional makeup artist and hair stylist not only makes you look your best but also frees up precious time on your special day. Feel confident that you will be glowing from the moment you walk down the aisle right through the final moments of the night, even if you have a million things on your mind.