What your artists expect from YOU.
Weddings are tough! Planning a wedding is one of the most difficult tasks a woman will have to juggle on top of work, family, and social life. If I could go back I would have taken a friend's advice and hired a planner. I truly believe this is a very solid wedding day investment. But, that being said you will still have to sweat the details... hair and makeup looks.
What can you do to make the overall experience easy on you AND your artists?
You would be surprised how often I show up for a trial and a soon to be bride has literally no idea what they would like to do. I mean not even a vague idea! If you know nothing else in advance please try to at least have your hairstyles narrowed down to up, half up, or completely down. And for makeup, you should know if you would like it to be more natural or dramatic.
Please try to at least have your hairstyles narrowed down to up, half up, or completely down.
And for makeup you should know if you would like it to be more natural or dramatic.
Ladies, it's sad but true, Pinterest will be your best friend! There is an endless amount of ideas for everything packed into one little app. I LOVE when brides have photos! It saves so much time during the consultation trying to figure out your needs when we can defer straight to a photo and discuss what you like about it. It's even okay to have multiple photos and show us what you like from different styles. Just always have a photo!
While we are talking photos, let me be honest about something. You HAVE to have realistic expectations. You cannot show me an inspiration photo of Blake Lively when you have somewhat fine, shoulder length hair. It's not happening lady! And if this is something you are determined to achieve you have to be open to a discussion about extensions. Please save us from an awkward conversation in which I might have to say "that's impossible."
And finally, be honest. Our job is to make you happy on your wedding day. If you look in the mirror during your trial and don't feel beautiful and perfect, you will have the same feeling on your big day every time you see your reflection. Most artists have been in the industry for years and have worked with hundreds of brides. Our skin is quite thick and personally I prefer a bride that can just say it like it is. It will save us both time and stress in the end. Our goal is simple; to deliver a happy, beautiful bride.
Stay Lovely Ladies!