When to make your hair/makeup appointment
It’s important to give yourself enough time to search for the hairstyle and makeup look that you’re after for your big day. About six weeks before your wedding, you’ll want to go in for a practice hairstyling to see what you like and don’t like. On that same day, make a day-of wedding hair appointment.
Approximately four weeks before your nuptials, if you color your hair, make an appointment for a touch-up about one week before the wedding. At the four week mark you should also go in for a trial run with a professional makeup artist and schedule your manicure and pedicure for the day of your nuptials.
What to bring
When going to your trial run for your hair appointment, make sure to come prepared with plenty of inspiration. Your hairstylist may not know your personal taste or exactly what you’re after for your wedding day. Instead of expecting him or her to read your mind, gather photos from magazines that feature hairstyles you want to try out.
It’s also a good idea to wear white to your consultation. Even wearing a white T-shirt can help give you a good idea of what your hair color and style will look like against a shade of white. Choose a white shirt with a neckline similar to your gown to see where your locks will lay.
Finally, bring a camera. Have your stylist take pictures of your tresses from every angle. You can take these photos home and examine them all to choose the one you like the best. Also have your hairstylist write down which products and techniques he or she used to produce your look. It’s important to take notes so that both of you remember what worked and what didn’t.
Keeping your look fresh
You and your hair and makeup artist worked hard on your bridal look, so you’ll want to make sure that it stays in place all day.
Prep your skin: Use a mild cleanser to remove makeup, oil and dirt for a clean palette.
Choose a foundation that’s suited for your skin type: A matte formula for oily skin and creamy for dry skin.
Layering is key: Smooth a cream formula onto the apples of your cheeks, dust on an oil-absorbing invisible powder to lock in the color and apply a final coat of powder blush with a large brush.
Waterproof mascara: There may be some happy tears, so prepare yourself.
Anti-frizz products and lots of hairspray: Keep your hair in place and looking perfect with plenty of hairspray and anti-frizz products.
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