Pros Rachele and Kate from The Barossa Style bar give us the low down on what to look for when booking your hair and makeup artist for your big day.

 As experienced hair and make up artists we can tell you first hand that booking your hair and makeup artist needs more consideration that you might think so we’re excited about sharing some hints and tips with you so that you book the perfect team that suits you best.
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It’s about more than just their skills….

It goes without saying that the ability to make you look and feel amazing is hugely important, however, there’s many other things to think about before you go ahead and book. Depending on how many people you have in your bridal party it’s likely that they will be with you for between 2 and 5 hours so the hair and makeup artist you select will be a huge part of your wedding morning.  Taking into consideration this amount of time, it really is important that you not only feel comfortable with them but that you find one who understands how important your wedding day schedule is, particularly when it comes to photos.  If they’re running late for example, this may mean your photographer will run out of time and you may not be able to get as many pre-wedding photos as you’d like so their commitment to working with your schedule and other vendors is key.
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 Image credit What Pete Shot

Research

As is the case with all of your vendors, spending some time to do some research before you book will really pay off and with this in mind, here are some key things to look for and consider.

 

  • Do they create the types of looks/styles you are after?
  • Do they travel or are they salon based? If they are salon based don’t forget to factor in travel time
  • How many stylists will be working on your party that day?
  • Do they have a defined style or are they willing to adapt?
  • Check out their reviews on social media and see if you’re able to go and meet them at a wedding fair {like LCA!}
  • What products are they using and do you require a certain brand such as vegan or cruelty-free?

Book A Trial

We can’t recommend booking a trial enough and by co-ordinating it with your engagement shoot, you’re getting the best of both worlds!
This is also the time for your hair and makeup artist to give you some ideas and guidance based on your hair type, face shape, wedding dress and chosen colour palette.
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 Image credit Susie Styler Photography

The Small Print

Lastly, we recommend reading through terms and conditions very carefully before you book which should be outlined both clearly and professionally. This also works both ways so if you’re keen to lock a vendor in, don’t forget to send back your contract and booking fee otherwise you risk losing out on your chosen date!
Rachele & Kate

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