When it comes to looking and feeling your best on your wedding day, knowledge is power. Here we've gathered the best tips and advice from the industry's bridal hair and makeup pros. So now you know better, you'll look better.
Book your hair and makeup team early
"Approach booking a professional makeup artist like you would other wedding suppliers. Some makeup artists may be booked a year in advance so I recommend securing them early to avoid disappointment. Having makeup professionally done on your wedding day provides a guarantee that it will last all day. It’s also a special treat and a nice relaxing moment for you before the day begins," Sylwia Kunysz, makeup artist.
Be clear on hair and makeup timings so you don't have to stress
“We always provide our Brides with a planner outlining the timings and order of when the bride and her bridal party are getting their hair and makeup done, so we know everyone will be ready to leave at the designated time. If we are not working with one of our resident makeup artists, we will liaise with the chosen artist to ensure they work to the same schedule and we slot in together,” Summer Langton, Hair Stylist at Michael Van Clarke.
Avoid a fresh trim before your wedding day
“Do not have your hair cut in the 4 weeks before your wedding. The blunt ends of freshly cut hair make styling difficult, particularly if you are going for a soft textured look, and makes hair more likely to slip out of style throughout the day,” Laura Hulbert, Head Hairstylist at In Parlour London.