Did you get a shiny new ring under the tree this year? Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! As you start to plan your dream wedding, one important aspect to consider is booking your Makeup Artist. It’s important to book your makeup artist as soon as possible because most makeup artists, myself included, book out 6-12 months in advance and only take a certain number of weddings per year. The sooner you lock in your makeup artist, the better your chances are of securing your dream beauty team.
But how do you go about finding the perfect makeup artist for your big day? Research is key! Start by looking at the makeup artist’s portfolio and seeing if their style matches what you envision for your wedding makeup. If you want a natural, timeless look, it’s probably not a good idea to hire a makeup artist that primarily does colorful, bold makeup looks. Also take note whether the artist you’re researching is posting makeup they’ve done on other people or just themselves! You want a Makeup Artist that has experience working with different skin tones, skin types, and different personalities.
It’s also important to consider the artist’s sanitation protocols and their communication skills. You want to make sure that your artist is following proper protocols to keep you and your bridal party safe, especially in a world where COVID is still present. Plus, no one wants to pay good money for a Makeup Artist only to find out they use the same set of dirty brushes on everyone, or double dipping into cream products. Yes, this still happens unfortunately! But not on my watch. I take sanitation VERY seriously and go above and beyond cosmetology board standards, and I make sure that any assistant working with me knows how seriously I take it and what my standards are. If you need more sanitation info when deciding on a Makeup Artist, it is 100% okay to ask them for a copy of their sanitation/ infection control protocols sheet. Reviews might give you an idea of how clean they are, as well.
Responsiveness and communicating in a timely manner is crucial, especially throughout the planning process. Wedding planning is stressful enough, you don’t want to have to worry about chasing down any of your vendors because they aren’t responding! Plus, your vendors should be communicating with one another to ensure your day runs smoothly, so if your Makeup Artist doesn’t respond to you in a timely manner, they probably aren’t responding or reaching out to your other vendors, either!
All of these details are important when choosing your perfect Makeup Artist for your big day. Your wedding pictures will last a lifetime after all, so it’s crucial to find an artist that you feel confident in, that you know will give you the perfect look for your special day, and you won’t have to worry about when (or if) they will respond to you or your vendors. Take the time to research and find the right Artist for you, and book them ASAP to ensure that they are locked in for your wedding. Trust me, it will be worth it in the end!
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