by Jennifer Kochenour from JKo Beauty
-Jennifer Kochenour, of JKo Beauty, is a licensed cosmetologist with over 21 years of professional experience. She relocated to Philadelphia from New York City in August 2012. Jennifer specializes in beauty and glamour makeup, primarily working within the bridal beauty industry....More
Should I Bring My Wedding Dress to the Trial So You Will Have a Better Visual Idea?
I would definitely recommend you bring photos of you wearing your dress to your trial. Having these photos gives your hairstylist and makeup artist and opportunity to see how your dress fits your body, the color, and overall style. These are very important factors when designing a look for your hair and makeup. These details will help determine choices such as whether you should wear your hair down or up... Read More »
I Live Out of State and Will Not Have Time for a Trial Session; Is That Ok?
Not being able to do a trial session prior to your wedding day is not ideal. However, here a few tips to best prepare yourself for an experience you'll be thrilled with. Please be sure to do adequate research of who will be doing your beauty services. Search for reliable references, ask someone who has similar style to you. Look at their wedding photos. Your friend may not have the... Read More »
How Many People Can You ‘do’ on the Wedding Day?
How many people that I can provide makeup services for on the wedding day can vary. Here are a few key points to keep in mind: 1) How early are you willing to begin services? 2) What time do services need to be completed by? 3) Do you have attendants who can receive services after this time? An example may be your grandmother or cousin who is only going to... Read More »
Do You Provide on-site Makeup Services?
JKo Beauty does provide on-site makeup services. This is a very important factor when considering services for your wedding day. I believe this is a luxury type of service provided and truly so beneficial to you, the bride. Here are a few reasons why... 1) You don't have to go anywhere! You do not run the risk of getting into heavy unpredicted traffic, which is so stressful. You don't have... Read More »
Does Airbrush Feel Natural on the Skin?
Absolutely! One of the advantages of airbrush makeup is the lightweight feeling on the skin. Please do keep in mind that just like traditional makeup, airbrush makeup is available in many formulas and finishes. Also just the same as with traditional makeup, your overall experience with airbrush makeup is subject to the expertise of your makeup artist. Jennifer Kochenour
Can I Hire You to Come to My Event for Touch Ups After the Initial Makeup Applications?
This is a common question I am asked by brides-to-be. And a great question! I personally do offer this service to all of my brides. However, I do not typically recommend it. I do everything I can through techniques and product selection to create a long wearing and humidity, tear, transfer and sweat resistant makeup application. I so often get feedback that the makeup did in fact stay in place... Read More »
How Far in Advance of My Wedding Day Should I Start a Good Skincare Routine?
You should begin your Wedding Day skincare routine as soon as possible. There are different treatments such as microdermabrasion or peels that may require multiple sessions, spanned over time, to experience the best results. In addition, it takes weeks and even months to see results from topical skincare you will be using at home. My advice is always to seek professional advice and treatments to get your skin Wedding Day... Read More »
I Have a Second Outfit for the Reception, Am I Able to Change My Hair and Makeup Looks to Complement My Ensemble?
Absolutely, you may change up your hair or makeup! As a matter of fact, this is a tip I share with all of my brides. There are several very simple makeup changes that you can easily do yourself. For example, switch to a fun, bold lip color or add a bit more drama to your eyes with a sparkle shadow. If you're looking to change your hairstyle, ask your hairstylist... Read More »
How to Get Rid of Back Acne?
Breakouts on the back are unfortunately quite common. A few reasons that it occurs are actually easy fixes. 1) When you are finished your workout, immediately shower afterwards. The combination of sweat, friction and your tight fitted sport bra could very well be the culprit. 2) Be sure to get a thorough cleanse of your back, it absolutely can be a hard to reach place. In addition, exfoliate regularly. 3)... Read More »
If I Change My Mind About My Bridal Beauty Look, Is There a Charge for a Re-trial?
If you would be booking another trial for a different time, yes, there would be a charge. It's 2 different services on 2 different days and would be charged accordingly. However, if during the time of having your look completed you change your mind that's different. Adjustments can be made within the same session to change your look. I always have my clients sit in front a mirror or have... Read More »
What Are Some of the Most Important Advantages of (High End) Professional Makeup Artist Over Others?
While there is a multitude of advantages of choosing a high-end professional makeup artist, here are 5 top examples. 1. Someone you can absolutely count on for your big day. I often hear stories of the artist canceling last minute on the bride. This does not happen with true professionals. In the very rare event of an emergency or unforeseen extreme circumstance, a professional will have a network of other... Read More »
I’ve Had My Trial but I’m Still Not Sure – Do I Have to Make a Decision to Book You Straight Away, or Can I Have a Few Days to Think About It?
Oh my goodness, yes, you can definitely think about it! I believe in creating an open, honest and non-stressful space with my clients. If you feel as though you need time to think things through, absolutely take the time. Please keep in mind that other brides-to-be could potentially be inquiring about the same wedding date. To be fair, I always use the first come, first serve the idea. Jennifer Kochenour
Can You Duplicate a Makeup Look From Pictures in a Magazine?
Selecting looks from magazines is a terrific idea! This will give your makeup artist a very good idea of what you like and have in mind for your wedding day look. As far as duplicating the look, please keep in mind photo retouching and professional lighting. These two factors can very positively enhance the look in the photo. Sometimes in person, these looks simply do not have the same effect.... Read More »
I Am Getting Married Outside During Summer. How Do I Prevent My Face from Looking Shiny on a Hot Day?
There are a several steps to prevent a shiny look to your skin during the summer months. 1) Proper skincare and hydration is critical in the weeks and last days prior to your big day. Schedule an appointment with an esthetician no less than 2 months prior to your wedding day. I recommend at least 6 months, if possible. 2) On the day of, use the appropriate skincare to your... Read More »
Should I Get Facial Hair Removed With Wax Before My Event?
I always recommend getting facial hair removed prior to your wedding day! Waxing can be done very quickly and is a temporary fix that will last for a couple of weeks or even longer. I recommend that you do not try anything new within 30 days of your Big Day. This way if something does not agree with your skin or has a side effect, you have time to allow... Read More »