Wedding Day HMU Tips

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Your desired wedding day look can change a lot leading up to the big day. I know when I’m planning anything, I look at so much inspiration, I forget what my vision was to begin with! So, I put together this article to give you a little hair and make-up advice.

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Inspiration

You know I love Pinterest for Inspiration Boards. It’s free so what’s not to love?

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Get your inspiration together, make sure it’s cohesive and clearly exhibits ‘your look’, and be ready to present it to your potential artists. Your inspiration board should, of course, contain examples that are in line with your real hair, face shape, and skin.

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Pick your Artist

When I say artist, I really mean it. An artist will know what will look perfect with your face, skin, dress, and veil. 

And choose a professional. A professional artist will show up on time, be able to give you a solid timeline for everyone in your party, and be appropriately dressed and courteous to your people. 

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They will use professional products that will last you day into evening.

It goes without saying, pick someone you trust to listen to you and your dreams. However, definitely need to listen to your artist. They are, after all, experts on the subject!

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Totally Random Do’s

  1. I know I don’t have to remind you, but I will anyway…. Drink your water. It may help you to track your water intake for a few weeks to make absolutely sure you are getting enough. There are a few different recommendations out there for how much you should drink, so listen to your body and drink up! 
  2. Do a dress rehearsal. This should happen 3-5 weeks prior to your wedding. Head to toe, including tanners, jewelry, shoes, etc. This would be a great time to add on a Bridal Session!
  3. For your e-session and your wedding day, take your lips a smidge brighter than you normally would! Neutral, pale, or matte lips look flat in images.
  4. Do use single lash eyelashes. Overly full lashes cover your beautiful eyes, and block light reflecting in them. With individual lashes, your artist can make them look very natural and fluttery by applying them between your real lashes, and at different lengths.

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And Don’ts

  1. Don’t mess with a zit! Gently apply a topical balm, lotion, or salve. I absolutely swear by tea tree oil, or Neosporin. Just test another, less conspicuous place on your body first, in case of a reaction.
  2. While I urge you to listen to your artist, don’t let them take over. You don’t want to walk down the aisle looking like someone else!
  3. Don’t use an SPF under your make-up. Your skin will reflect the light too much and can make you look washed out. Your artist knows to use matte products, especially in your t-zone.
  4. Be careful of going too trendy. You want your images to look just as classy today, as they will decades from now.
  5. Don’t forget about the mother of the bride and groom when planning the getting ready part of your day. They may want in on the pampering action too!
  6. Don’t add on services to your artist without compensating them. If you forgot to book someone, take appropriate steps to make sure your artist has time, and be ready to pay for those services.

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Recommendations

For hair coloring and styling, I recommend Sabrina Brice. She is an amazing colorist, and has a big bag of tricks for up-do’s and wedding day styles.

For make-up, I recommend Danielle Drake. She knows how to make a face camera ready!

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