First of all: rely on professionals! Try to ask tips from professional photographers and wedding planners, as they usually work with professionals.
Make a good selection of professional make up artists and hairstylists, their portfolios must speak for themselves. Especially, when you organize an elopement, a destination wedding or a pre-wedding photo shoot, do it much in advance; try to find a person who understands your language, speaks English, understands your needs, listens what you prefer. Be sure to tell him what you want from your makeup and hairstyle. Using top quality products and techniques, a real professional must be able to create your personal, individual look that suits you best, makes your natural beauty looks brighter and hides small imperfections.
If you are of Afro-american, lebanese, latin-american, asian ethnicities, make sure that the make up artist has already worked with people of your facial features. Here you can see some examples of our beautiful brides of different ethnicities.
Make a research on the internet of different make up and hairstyles, try to understand what suits more your tastes, your dress, the style of the wedding or the event. Save the examples that you like most and consult with your make up artist and hairstylist. Make sure to discuss all the ideas and make a trial, without any doubt: so it will be also easier for the person you choose to study your skin type, facial features, hair type and so on. Make photos after the trial, save them, show to your dear ones, listen to their opinion, as they know you for a lot of time and they will be sincere.
Don’t be shy to ask what products they use: quality products are very important for a long lasting bridal make up, they make the difference. Only high-quality foundations, powders, primers, concealers, contouring palettes and eyeshadows can guarantee best results for the photographs, for your reflection in the mirror and in the eyes of your parents and friends.
Pay attention to the hygiene of your make up artist, don’t take this fact for granted. All brushes must be clean and disinfected, as well as pencils sharpened in front of you. Before having a trial (and before the wedding) you may consult with a specialist to do some treatments for your skin, hydrating, purifying masks, scrubs according to your skin type, scrub and lips balms on your lips. When you take care of your skin, your make up always looks better and even.
What about hairstyling?
The same. Try to find a person with a good portfolio, who knows how to work with short, medium, long hair, whether it is curly, frizzy, straight or wavy. He is a professional to make your hair look wonderful, to consult you on the type of the hairstyle, what suits best for your dress and face shape, style of the wedding, what accessories to use or what flowers last longer.
Also here: before making a trial, try to make a research on the internet and understand what seem more suitable for your preferences. During the trial don’t try just one type, try many of them; as what we see on the examples we need to try on us. Make photos, because only after looking at the photos you will get the ideas what looks better on you. Don't lose the chance to try various types of hairstyles.
The person you choose must be as professional and fast as creative, he must have a lot of experience to be able to advice what makes you more beautiful. Here you can see some examples of our brides’ hair after the trials. It must look almost as beautiful as on the wedding day! Only this way you will understand whether the person you have chosen is really a professional.
Good luck and hope my tips can be helpful!
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