by Janelle Urrutia from Instyle Hair for Brides
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What Are Some of the Most Important Advantages of (High End) Professional Makeup Artist Over Others?
Your wedding will be the most photographed day of your life with your face gracing just about every picture taken. If you get your hair and makeup wrong with a non-professional artist, you can kiss those expensive, photos goodbye. Professional hair and makeup enures that your quality features are really highlighted and looks great from every angle of the camera. Here are a few advantages between professional artists over hobby... Read More »
Are There Any Other Special Things I Need to Know to Prepare My Hair for the Day?
To ensure your hair looks it best on your wedding day, make sure you: - Have your dead ends trimmed off - Have a nourishing hair treatment the week before your wedding - Have your hair freshly coloured (subtle highlights preferred to add texture to your hair, especially if your hair is dark). No regrowth! Usually up to 5 days before your wedding is best. - Have a hair trial... Read More »
Are You Familiar With My Particular Skin or Hair Type?
We specialise in weddings every weekend so we have seen many different hair and skin types. As trained hair and makeup artists, we are able to identify what hair and skin type you have and we are able to advise you on hairstyles and makeup advice from here. This is usually where a trial comes in, so we can spend the right amount of time with you asking lots of... Read More »
Is There a Time Limit for My Trial Run?
We like to have a time limit of 1.5 hours per service (hair or makeup) or 3 hours in total for both. This includes up to 30 minutes of a thorough consultation to include: -discussing your inspirational pictures to suit you - makeup colour choices - what suits your face or hair type - asking about your overall dress style to ensure it works well together - if you need... Read More »
What Kind of Hair Extensions Should I Get to Have Longer Hair for My Wedding?
100% human hair clip-in extensions are the best to lengthen and thicken your wedding hair. Buy the heaviest in weight (above 120g+) so they are thick. Some extensions are cheap and very see-through and fine so they don't blend as well. Get a trial in case your hairstylist needs to trim the length to ensure a great, natural blend. Clip-in's allow the stylist to place the extensions in the correct... Read More »
What Is Included in the Trial Run?
Our trial runs generally take 1.5 hours for hair and 1.5 hours for makeup. During this time we cover the following: - Consultation discussing the inspirational pics of the desired hair/makeup look that the bride likes - What looks suits your hair and skin tones - If extra hair padding, extensions, lashes, veils, hair accessories will be used on the day - Timing on the day - Discussing the bridal... Read More »
I Am Considering to Do My Own Makeup for My Wedding. Should I or Shouldn’t I?
You might be thinking of doing it yourself to save the time and money it takes to hire a professional wedding makeup artist. After all, you apply that stuff on every other day before stepping out the door, so how hard can it be? Answer - Extremely hard. Turns out that doing makeup for your wedding is astonishingly different from your everyday beauty look because on this day, all eyes... Read More »
Will My Hair & Makeup Last From the Beginning to the End of My Big Day?
As professional artist who does bridal hair and makeup every weekend, we can guarantee your hair and makeup to last 13 hours + We do this by ensuring the makeup is set properly without any shortcuts and only use professional products. You will need to a lipstick touch up and maybe some blotting sheets (if you tend to get oily) throughout the day but your makeup will be set to... Read More »
What Should I Keep in Mind in Order to Find the Right Makeup Artist for My Wedding?
Finding the right makeup artist all depends on the type of look you are wanting to achieve. Look at the makeup artist portfolio to get an idea of the type of look they specialize in. Some specialize in heavier, full coverage makeup with contouring and others specialise in more natural, flawless makeup. Ask lots of questions regarding you skin type and the look you are wanting to achieve, yet also... Read More »
Should I Ask My Makeup Artist to Stay Back in Case I Need to Have My Makeup Touched Up or Is This Something I Can Manage to Do on My Own?
It is not necessary to have your makeup artist hang around just for a lipstick touchup unless you are willing to pay her per hour. All professional artists who use high quality makeup will ensure your makeup will last all day/night. At your trial, you can have your lipstick matched so you can touch it up yourself. This should be the only touchup needed throughout the day. Janelle Urrutia