The last thing you want to be worrying about on your wedding day is how your hair and makeup are going to turn out and if you are going to like it or not. Luckily, your hair and makeup are something you control and perfect before the wedding to make sure it will be exactly your wish. As a Richmond + Charlottesville Virginia wedding makeup and hair team, we have worked with so many brides of the years and helped ease their minds on their wedding day. Here are our expert tips on how to have the best wedding day hair and makeup.
Your preview is the time for you to play around with a lip color or see your hair pulled a little tighter or a little looser. Spend this time getting to know your artist so you can go into your wedding with one less thing to stress. During your preview, be sure to take photos to see how the makeup looks on camera and in different lighting. You also can use the images to look back on to remember how beautiful your makeup is going to look. With a hair and makeup preview, you’ll have nothing to worry about!
There is so much excitement the week leading to your wedding, but do your best to keep up with a healthy sleep schedule the week prior. This is a day you have planned for and looked forward to for so long! Prepare for your wedding day like you would prepare for anything else significant in your life. It helps to have your close family and friends keep you accountable and also value your self care to support you getting the rest you need. While you are catching up on sleep, remember to stay hydrated. The way our skin reacts starts from within, and you want to have a clear and glowy complexion!
Your bridesmaids, family, and vendors are there for a reason. Make sure someone knows where to direct your photographers for detail photos, and they know where to find the details (shoes, perfume, jewelry, invitations, veil). This will free you up from having to answer questions during your hair and makeup services. Getting pampered is meant to be a relaxing part of your wedding day, and we want you to enjoy every second of it!
A month before your wedding day is not the time to get a wild itch to change your hair color drastically. It is best for you and your colorist to come up with a color plan a year or six months in advance. You and your colorist know your hair best, and together can plan when to have your last color before the wedding day. Follow this same recommendation for your skincare routine. Work with your aesthetician to have a game plan for your facials six months prior to the wedding. Or even a year if you have long-term skincare goals. Do not get any facial waxing the week of your wedding!
After the trial, be honest with your artist with any feedback. Sometimes, after wearing a lip color all day, it may not be your thing. Any professional and caring artist will gladly welcome any feedback. Give them a call or shoot an e-mail with your thoughts so they can add them to their notes! Your hair and makeup team are the experts here and can recommend a different look and alternate colors if you decide that it’s not your style after all. You don’t want to look back on your photos and wish you would’ve spoken up!
Your wedding day isn’t your standard hair appointment or glam session, and it shouldn’t be treated as such. Getting your hair and makeup done on your big day should be an exciting and relaxing process. If you follow our expert tips, you’ll be sure to be confident in how you will look on your wedding day. If you are in the Richmond + Charlottesville, Virginia area and are looking for a wedding makeup and hair team, we would love to chat with you! Fill out the form on our website here, and we will be in touch with you soon to discuss all the details of your special day.