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Fashionista Beauty Helpline: How Do I Find a Hairstylist and Makeup Artist for My Wedding? – Fashionista

Summary

Beauty editors and writers are used to getting late-night (or early-morning or literally 24-hours-a-day) texts with zero context and burning questions. No, we don’t mean of the “U up?” variety. These inquiries are about skin freak-outs, product recommendations and makeup mishaps… and we’ve seen ’em all. With that in mind, we welcome you to our series, “Fashionista Beauty Helpline,” where we address the beauty questions we get asked most frequently — and run them by expert…….

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Beauty editors and writers are used to getting late-night (or early-morning or literally 24-hours-a-day) texts with zero context and burning questions. No, we don’t mean of the “U up?” variety. These inquiries are about skin freak-outs, product recommendations and makeup mishaps… and we’ve seen ’em all. With that in mind, we welcome you to our series, “Fashionista Beauty Helpline,” where we address the beauty questions we get asked most frequently — and run them by experts who really know their stuff.

When I first started researching bridal hairstylists and makeup artists for my own wedding, I thought I knew exactly what to expect. After all, I had spent years as a fashion and beauty editor and writer, often testing out the latest makeup, hair products and styling tools as part of my job. I wasn’t a professional myself, of course, and had no desire to do my own hair and makeup. Still, I thought my time in the industry meant that I could identify a talented person and get exactly the look I was picturing in my head pretty easily. After a couple of different trials and a whole lot of research, I found my ideal artists, but I also found that the reality of getting my perfect bridal look was a little more difficult than I first expected.

At first, I had trouble navigating how to explain the exact look I wanted; I found myself nervous at the first trial to shoot down an artist’s ideas or explain exactly what I didn’t like about a certain suggestion. Not only that, but I was completely in the dark when it came to just how much hair and makeup would cost for not only me, but for my bridal party, as well. In the end, I loved how my hair and makeup looked on my wedding day, and I loved the artists I worked with, but the experience also keyed me into just how easy it can be to end up with wedding hair and makeup you’re less than thrilled with if you don’t have the right tools.

If you’re recently engaged and are starting your journey into the world of bridal hair and makeup, it’s helpful to have all the resources and information you’ll need before signing any contracts or setting up trial appointments. To answer some of the toughest questions when it comes to finding the right bridal makeup artists and hair stylists, I consulted with four experts.

First, I interviewed the beauty experts: Marcia Williams, founder of Embellish Beauty and one of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Black Wedding Beauty Pros To Know” and Lisa Erin, founder of Beauty Lounge LA, who is one of The Knot’s Best of Wedding winners. Their experience in the industry mean they’ve seen it all when it comes to wedding beauty. Next, I talked to two wedding planning experts who know everything there is to know about building wedding timelines and budgets and identifying the most trustworthy and talented …….

Source: https://fashionista.com/2021/11/how-to-find-a-good-wedding-makeup-artist-hair-stylist