Questions to ask your wedding hair and makeup specialists

March is the busiest month of the year for weddings in Perth – with the weather beginning to cool but sunshine still on the cards for the big day. At Keturah, we understand that you want your hair and makeup to look perfect on your wedding day and we are here to help you achieve that. We’ve already taken a look at how you can change your beauty routine in advance of the big day, but now let’s take a look at some different aspects you should discuss with your beauty specialist in order to look flawless on the day.

Timing Is Everything

Be sure to ask your beauty specialists to estimate how long it will take you to get your hair and makeup done on the day of your wedding. Expect it to take a minimum of an hour and a half to two hours to get them both completed. You want your look to be fresh, so avoid having them created at daybreak unless you have an early wedding. In general, you want to show up for your appointment with a freshly-cleaned, moisturised face and your hair washed the night before. If you prefer, your stylist can gently clean your skin for you. Make sure your makeup specialist applies a primer to your face, which helps to smooth your skin, prepare it for your makeup application, and keep it fresh for the remainder of your special day. Discuss timing with your hair stylist and makeup artist, and let them know what time of day your ceremony will begin.

A Trial Run

Make sure your hair and makeup will be exactly as you like it when it really matters. To ensure you have the highest level of confidence on your big day, it is best to schedule an appointment to try out hair and makeup looks ahead of time. Spend this time with your stylists, describing exactly what type of look you are after. You don’t want to spend the day before your wedding worrying if you are going to look as pretty as you hope you will. A trial run will eliminate some of the worry and anxiety associated with the day before your big event.

Skin Treatments

If you decide to have a hydrating facial, waxing or other skin treatment, it is best to have it done several days beforehand. Don’t forget to have your brows plucked, shaped and dyed if necessary. Taking care of this ahead of time will ensure that your skin will not have any redness, but will still be fresh and glowing from the treatment. If you colour your hair, ask yourself when you think it looks the best. Some people like the way it looks immediately after colouring it, while others think their colour looks best after a few days of new growth and washing. Plan accordingly.

Brand Awareness

If you prefer a specific brand of hair products or makeup, be sure to let your stylist know about it. If you don’t have a preference, allow your stylist to select skin products for you that are hypoallergenic and long-lasting. Using high-quality makeup and styling products is your best bet to getting that well-polished look that you desire. Using premium beauty products long before your wedding day will help you look your best when it matters the most.
Be Yourself

When deciding on what type of hair and makeup look you are after, people often want something different or out of the ordinary. There is nothing wrong with wanting something unique, but be sure not to stray too far away from what you normally look like. The idea is to present the best, most beautiful version of you, not to turn yourself into a different person. If you normally wear a lot of bold colours, aim to tone it down. If you normally wear very little makeup, you will need to wear a little bit more to avoid looking unfinished or lifeless in your photographs. In either case, your true beauty will shine through when you combine your natural look with a bright smile!

Selecting a Makeup Palette

Ask your make-up artist for suggestions in selecting the right makeup palette for your wedding. Once you have decided on the colours you like, take some photos at home after your trial run to ensure that you like the way your face looks in flash photography. Don’t forget to have your makeup blended down to your neck and to wear a soft shimmer on your décolleté area. Your makeup artist will need to apply a coloured concealer underneath your chosen foundation in order to hide imperfections. Setting it with a touch of translucent powder will help your foundation stay put, without looking caked-on. A touch of highlighter on the top of your cheekbones will help create a luminous effect, without adding too much shimmer.

Making It Last

Other than avoiding heavy wind and rain (not something you usually have to worry about in Perth’s peak wedding season!), there are additional measures you can take to keep your look as flawless as possible. Chances are, you will tear up on your wedding day or may sweat with anticipation. Waterproof mascara and eye shadow primer are your best friends.

Choosing the Right Hairstyle

When working with your hair stylist to create the perfect hairstyle for your wedding, select a style that will complement your gown instead of competing with it. Consider how formal your dress and ceremony are and let it dictate how you style your hair. For example, if you are having a small country wedding and you are wearing a peasant dress, romantic tendrils decorated with small flowers would be a fitting look. To match a dress that is more sleek and modern, you may choose to have your hair in an elaborate up-do. The most important thing you can do to make your hair look beautiful on your wedding day is to make it smooth and shiny. Ask your hair stylist to spray it with an anti-static spray to control flyaways. Using a quality moisturising conditioner and a shine serum will also help you achieve the best look for your best day.

At Keturah, our team of qualified hair and makeup stylists are here to ensure your ultimate satisfaction. Let us help you create the look you have always dreamed about – book a trial at your nearest day spa location!