The wedding day is a special time for the bride. Little girls dream about their wedding day their whole lives, about what their dress will look like, which venue they will choose, who they will marry, etc. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself “How do I want my face to look on my wedding day?” The bride’s glowing skin and smile can really stand out with the work of the right makeup artist and can be just as much of the focal point as the dress. The bride is the centerpiece of the day, and you do not want to look back and wish you had hired a professional instead of a friend or doing your makeup yourself.
Recently, I observed hair and makeup artist Erin Blair as I learned useful information into the insight of brides and how they come up with their hair and makeup style for their wedding day.
When trying to decide what style of hair and makeup the bride wants for her wedding day, start out by looking at the style of dress, bridesmaid dresses, the formality of the wedding and the taste of the bride. This little tip can help you decide how much or how little makeup you are wanting for your big day.
The popular trends in makeup this season for brides are the natural gold and brown eye shadows with a pale pink lip. Brides are tending to steer away from the dramatic smokey eye and bold red lip. Highlighting and contouring are still very popular because every bride wants to highlight her best features.
Erin does both traditional makeup and airbrushing, depending on your preference. Services (either hair or makeup) start at $75 for a junior artist to “light” hair styling to $600 for Erin to do a 11am-4pm Saturday service. Pricing is given upon request.
Here are some tips from Erin as to how to get your hair and face ready for wedding day hair and makeup.
- Get a haircut or trim regularly (this helps to keep your hair looking its best)
- Do not over pluck your eyebrows
- Exfoliate and moisturize
- Blush is key!
- Get your beauty sleep
- Try out your trial wedding makeup and hairstyle on the day of a dress fitting to see how the whole look comes together with the dress. (take photos and make notes on what you would like changed… more blush, less eyeshadow etc.)
The most important piece of information I learned from Erin was that she wished brides would budget for hair and makeup, instead of doing their own. Many brides do not see the value in having it done professionally. At the end of the day, you want your face to look amazing in photos, hair and makeup artists can help create a stress-free environment. Erin can help by doing both hair and makeup. I’ve seen how happy she has made a whole bridal party and how wonderful their photos have turned out. You can contact her at (214) 302-9194, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out her website www.erinblair.com.
Written by: Hayley Love, Intern