by Kristina Melissa from MelissaK Hair Styling & Makeup
* Self-taught makeup artist and hair styling for special occasions, fancy dress, festivals, drag makeup or just because you feel like it!...More
Should I Have My Hair Done First or My Makeup?
Of course there are no rules for which to do first, but it is definitely something I consider when styling my own or my clients' look! I usually do my makeup before hair, and that's usually because I think we feel better when we have our hair dressed on a pretty face! However it's not always the case, and depends on the style. For example, a style (blow dry/curling/straightening) with... Read More »
Should I Bring My Veil/accessories to the Trial Run?
I would advise this is a good way to plan hair up styles more accurately, but a good stylist will be able to foresee how you can make a veil/accessories work on the day. Often people like to have flowers in their hair. It may be good to at least send pictures of the flowers that you intend to buy but if not then there is always a way to... Read More »
How Much Time Do I Need to Allot for Hair and Makeup on the Day of the Wedding?
It depends on your hair type/length and style chosen but the maximum time would normally be 2-3hours. Kristina Melissa
How Far in Advance Should I Dye My Hair Before My Wedding Day?
It depends how often you wash your hair but I would recommend after 3-5 times of washing it after it has been dyed. So perhaps 1-2 weeks. Especially if your colour is dark as it can stain your scalp. If you have red hair or other unusual colours, the fewer washes is best to keep it vibrant for the wedding day! Silver blondes/greys should also be fewer as bleached hair... Read More »
What Will You Do to Make a Brides Makeup Last and Look Great in Photos?
The secret to making makeup last of your big day would be using a combination of essential products like primer (Smashbox/Hourglass cosmetics do great ones), loose setting powder (Laura Mercier/Hourglass cosmetics) and a setting spray (Urban Decay - All Nighter). Eye makeup will also need a primer (I like Urban Decay eyeshadow primers). All of these things are guaranteed to make you makeup last all day long! In terms of... Read More »