Bride’s final look is defined and completed by her wedding hair and make-up. However natural your everyday look, or however skilled you are at doing your own make-up, on your wedding day professional hair and make-up is essential. If you are planning a pre-wedding photo shoot, it is a good idea to use your wedding hair and make-up artist for that too. We know that to save the bridal makeup cost you might plan to do it yourself. But don’t do this mistake ever just to save some money and time as your D-day will only come once in a lifetime and you surely want to look flawless.
We know you stress out and there is a lot of pressure on you while choosing an affordable bridal makeup and hair artist for you, read on and find the answer to your question.
- How much does a professional bridal charges?
- What will you get in the bridal makeup and hair package?
- Can I ask for a makeup trial before booking?
How much does a professional bridal charges?
You definitely want to look your best on your wedding day to slay those wedding photos—so have to go with a true makeup and hair artist. Nothing today comes free of cost, you of course have to pay to have your hair and makeup done, but it is certainly worth it. The makeup and hair costs varies according to location and the type of products and style you are demanding on your wedding day. When it comes to makeup, airbrush makeup typically comes with a higher price tag than traditional application. Most hair and makeup pros charge by the hour, so the longer you need your hair stylist and makeup artist to be present during your wedding, the more you’ll pay, but don’t worry there are bridal and hair packages suitable to every budget and you can choose accordingly.
What will you get in the bridal makeup and hair package?
The best part about hiring a bridal makeup and hair artist is that you can get your package customised that means you can tell them your needs and wants and they can work accordingly on them and charge you for the package you have demanded. Some bridal makeup packages also offer pre-bridals which in general include hair styling, hair cuts, facials, face cleaning.
and other basic grooming like full body waxing, manicure and pedicure. It is best to get the waxing done 3-4 days before the wedding. Manicure and pedicure are important at least twice before the wedding. Hand and foot spa will help to get rid of dark patches on knuckles or toes. After this, the package should naturally offer nail colours, French manicure and/or nail art. You can even ask for nail extensions.
If you are not interested in prew bridals a bridal makeup and hair package include professional bridal makeup, professional hair styling and getting ready in your outfit completely.
Can I ask for a makeup trial before booking?
You cannot make out from a makeup artist’s portfolio that how that makeup in those images will look on you, if you are in doubt and want to test those hands on you, you can surely ask for a makeup trial. A trial run is more than just a practice run for hair and makeup. It is the perfect opportunity to get to know your artist’s personality and their skill level, and to determine if they are the right fit for you. You want to be comfortable with them and make sure they are able to execute your desired style or makeup look.
As professionals, we will always try to please the client but sometimes, the desired look is not always possible depending on your hair or skin type or face shape. A trial run is a good time to discuss your options and to try different looks that will work for you. It may be necessary to purchase hair extensions or other products ahead of time to achieve the desired results.A trial run is also a great opportunity to discuss any details such as the number of attendants and services, a timeline for the day, and recommendations from the artist. For example, I once had a bride mention during a trial that she wanted to get a facial on the morning of her wedding. I explained that makeup is not supposed to be applied after a facial, and oftentimes the makeup won’t adhere to the skin anyway. Had we not discussed this at her trial run, it would have been extremely difficult to achieve her desired look on her wedding day, and I can guarantee neither of us would not have been satisfied with the results. Just remember not all artists have this facility so don’t get disheartened.
We have some points for you to remember and consider while booking a makeup and hair artist for you-
- Start the research early, as you need time to understand their work and techniques. Also the grass is not trimmed good at the last moment, so book them beforehand to stay relaxed so that you can focus on other important things.
- If hiring a freelancer, find out if they have any other bookings on that date and make sure you get ample time from them for yourself. In such cases it is important that both you and the makeup artist stick to the pre-decided timelines.
- Once you have shortlisted 2 to 3 wedding hair and makeup artist, make sure to get a trial run. Do not try anything new on the day of your wedding. If you have any unique ideas, then consider trying it before.
- Some artists prefer to stick to a particular brand of makeup and styling products. If you don’t like that brand or have skin issues, discussing the matter beforehand will help. See if the artist can swap them with other products that you feel comfortable with. Remember to keep this point in mind when shortlisting artists. Also, if a particular brand is new to you, a trial run will help you figure out your comfort level.
- Once you have booked them, please specify in advance if you have other members of your family and friends who would like help in getting ready and exactly what services they need. The makeup artist will plan ahead and keep the products and resources available to meet your needs and in such a case please be ready to pay extra for the services at a pre-decided/discussed charges.