During this consultation you will be asked to describe your current hair and makeup routine and what look you would like achieved on your wedding day. For example, do you want a romantic, vintage, modern or natural look? Other important items to discuss are the location of your wedding (indoors/outdoors), time of day, color scheme all have an impact on your overall style. Finally, the most important piece, the wedding dress! The color (warm/cool), neckline and jewelry will influence the look for your big day! For your trial, wear a shirt as close to the color of your dress as possible. This will give you a better reality of what you will look like. If you show up in sweat pants and a t-shirt, it may be hard to envision the look for your wedding day. If you don’t have a shirt close in color, wear something dressy to your trial. Also, have your veil and jewelry available if already picked out. It’s important to communicate what you like and dislike about both hair & makeup during your trial. After all that’s what the trial is for! Being open and clear with your artist will only give you comfort knowing they know your preferences. Have pictures ready of ideas you like as well as pictures you dislike. If you will be doing your own touch ups for the festivities, our makeup artists can let you know the products used such as lipsticks, to purchase and use on your wedding day.
Do's and Dont's
DO NOT have your face or brows waxed right before your trial or wedding day. Your makeup will not easily blend. 7-10 days should be okay.
Do NOT pop any pre-wedding pimples. Instead, rub an ice cube on them the night before and day of to take the red out. Be sure to not dry out blemishes, as this makes it more difficult to flawlessly cover the area with makeup. Using apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or tea tree oil on the spots will help rid bacteria and not be too drying.
DO NOT have your hair color done sooner than 3 days before the wedding. The golden rule is 2 weeks prior to allow the color to have a more natural, lived in feel. If you are showcasing waves or curls on your wedding day, ask your stylist to do a gloss treatment and/or conditioning treatment to create shine. A small trim to rid those split ends is a good idea as well.
DO NOT do a deep conditioning treatment sooner than 3days prior to your wedding day it will make the hair heavy and weight the curls down.
The BEST WEDDING DAY HAIR is hair that has been washed and blown out the night before. Perhaps for the rehearsal dinner? This creates volume and texture for the stylist to work with and also gives your curls longevity! If you cannot blow-dry it the night before, make sure to wash it with VERY LITTLE TO NO CONDITIONER.
DO have your eyebrows groomed a few days before the wedding day to avoid irritation, inflammation or redness.
BRIDE AND WEDDING PARTY TIPS FOR DAY OF
* Stay hydrated!! Drink and exorbitant amount of water the week prior and day of your wedding.
* Shower first thing in the morning so you’re ready for the bride’s festivities, regardless of your appointment time. Also, have all makeup removed the night before.
* Show up with a clean, moisturized face. Or, if you’re very particular with your makeup, we suggest that you arrive with pictures of your everyday makeup.
* Exfoliate your lips by using your toothbrush or a wash cloth and apply lip balm after your shower. This will help your lipstick stay on longer and create a smooth surface for application. If you have chapped lips apply Aquaphor, or even coconut oil the night before and the morning of.
* If anyone has odd tan lines, have them apply gradual self-tanner to the lighter areas to help even it out, we recommend Jergens in fair to light for most skin tones.
* Get plenty of rest (at least try to), avoid salty foods, drink lots of water and do some gentle exfoliation every day for glowing skin, check your chest and back for any blemishes, use an anti-acne body wash with a brush or washcloth to clear anything up.
BLOW OUTS – Arrive with wet, clean hair, or at least damp. Please do not put product in. Please do not use heavy conditioner! Especially if you have straight, fine hair. If needed, focus on the ends.
UP DO and CURLS – It is best if the hair has been washed either the night before or the same morning dependent upon whether you wash your hair every day or not. Please do not use heavy oils or conditioner on your hair. Good rule of thumb is to blow dry hair upside down after using volumizing mousse or blow dry product if you will be blow drying your hair yourself prior to style.
* Anyone with curly/kinky hair needs to arrive with hair blown straight or let us know in advance if they will need the additional service and time. We also love working with the natural curls! If you’d like to enhance your natural curls, please style as you normally would with light product and we will complete the curly look for you.
* For the wedding day, every woman in the bridal party should wear loose or button-down tops and no bras (they will leave unwanted marks on the skin).
* Having photos of makeup/hair styles you like in advance so experimentation and/or searching for photos on electronic devices at the time of appointment can be avoided.
* Clarify with the wedding party prior to wedding day what each person will owe for hair and makeup, so there is no last minute confusion settling the bills.
* Not only communicate what you want, but also what you don’t like about hair and makeup. Being open and clear with your artist will only give you comfort knowing that she knows your likes and dislikes.
* Let the stylist know at the time of the appointment whether you have any skin issues before preparation. Bring lipstick and/or gloss for touch-ups during festivities.
TIPS TO CONSIDER
A few helpful thoughts you may not have thought of yourself
* Purchase some blotting papers to take down shine for photos
* Please do not try any new skincare products or get facials/microdermabrasion if you never have before. We want to avoid any reactions within 1 month of wedding date
* If you use any eye cream, be sure to use only at night. Creams need your sleep time to absorb fully to work its best during the skin’s rejuvenation process. If you also use an eye product during the day, try serums or rollers. These products absorb fast and provide great results without creasing after makeup application
* It’s a great idea for each member of the bridal party to have their dress and shoes labeled to avoid confusion when getting dressed—this goes for the men too!
* Wear shoes a few times to break them in (Johnson&Johnson makes great product called Blister Block to help prevent blisters, and it really works so have it on hand)
* It’s a great idea to have someone create an i-pod play list with your favorite music to help you relax and enjoy the day
* Plan on eating that morning and afternoon, an empty stomach, possibly champagne plus adrenaline equals a fainting spell waiting to happen
* Be sure the flowers/bouquets are blotted with towels if they are in water before bridal party picks them up to avoid water marks on dresses
$12.00 glass / $45.00 bottle
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