Choosing the Perfect Hair and Makeup Artist for Your Big Day

Your wedding day is one of the most important events in your life, and you want to look and feel your best. Choosing the perfect hair and makeup artist is such an important step in making sure you achieve the look you desire. Here are some tips to help you find the right hair and makeup artist for your big day.

  1. Research

Start by researching hair and makeup artists in your area. Look for online reviews, portfolios, and social media pages to get an idea of their work. You can also ask for referrals from friends or family members who have recently been married. Once you have a list of potential artists, narrow it down to a few who match your style and vision. If you choose me as your wedding photographer, I give you a list of vendors to help you choose! My guides will save you time and energy in researching

  1. Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a consultation with your top choices. During the consultation, discuss your vision and ideas for your hair and makeup. Ask about their experience and training and request to see their portfolio. This is also an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable and confident with the artist.

  1. Consider Their Specialization

Some hair and makeup artists specialize in specific styles or techniques. For example, if you want a specific type of hairstyle or makeup, look for an artist who has experience in that area. If you have a specific theme for your wedding, look for an artist who can create a look that complements your theme.

  1. Check Their Availability

Make sure the artist is available on your wedding day. Some hair and makeup artists book up quickly, especially during peak wedding season. If you have a specific artist in mind, it’s best to book them as soon as possible.

  1. Discuss Pricing

Discuss pricing with the artist during the consultation. Ask for a breakdown of the cost and what is included. Make sure there are no hidden fees or surprises. Some artists may require a deposit to secure your date.

  1. Schedule a Trial Run

Once you have chosen your hair and makeup artist, schedule a trial run. This is an opportunity to try out different styles and looks to ensure that you achieve the perfect look for your big day. Bring any accessories, such as a veil or jewelry, to the trial run so you can see how they will look with your hair and makeup.

My brides know that choosing the perfect hair and makeup artist for your wedding day is a game changer. It requires research, consultations, and trial runs. Take the time to find an artist who matches your style and vision, is available on your wedding day, and is within your budget. When you choose me as your photographer, I provide you a starting place with vendor lists of artists who I have worked with and how they can fit into your budget.