The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing Your Wedding Make Up and Hair Style
By Tallora from Mobile Make-Overs Australia
I began in the wedding industry as a makeup artist over 20 years ago. I can’t believe I can even say that, how fast did that time go!!! Since then, I’ve become a hairstylist, beauty and makeup trainer (13 years now), a beauty therapist and I’ve been running my hair and makeup styling biz, Mobile Make-Overs Australia for over 11 years. In those amazing years, I have seen so many hair and makeup styles come and go. I’ve also seen heaps of new
tricks, tips, technologies and options come out. But, how do you choose the right style for you though? What are the biggest mistakes and wins brides make?
With websites and apps like Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, we all have access to so many more options and ideas. I remember having to carry around a physical portfolio folder filled with hair and makeup inspiration, now we just look on those little bricks of plastic and metal we all have in our bags and Voila! Instant ideas and inspo! But sometimes, too many options are just as bad as not enough. I’ve had many a bride struggle to choose a style, because she had so many choices. The pressure to pick the one and only perfect look can be
overwhelming. This style will be in your wedding photos forever to be passed down through the generations.
Don’t worry, I understand, I’ve been there myself.
So, to help steer you in the right direction, I have compiled a little list of Do’s and Don’ts to think about when deciding on your wedding hair and makeup designs.
Do; Think about what your dress looks like? A high neck line on a structured ballgown might suit an up style better and possibly a stronger fuller coverage makeup with a bold lip, or smokey eye. While a soft flowy non-structured dress might lend itself to a more boho, down and wavy hair style with a fresh natural makeup. Also, think of what hair style will suit the shape and detailing of the dress. For example; an upstyle will show off the
detail on the back of a dress far better than a downstyle. But if you have a low neckline, and no jewellery, an up style might make your neck and décolletage look bare.
Do; Take into consideration how you feel when your hair is up or down. What I mean by that is, if you have your hair up for work everyday, you might feel more glam and gorgeous with a down style, as up styles might give you more of a ‘work feel’, instead of a glamorous party feel.
Do; Consider your normal makeup routine. If you don’t wear makeup much at all you might feel over done if you choose a dramatic full coverage smokey style. The reverse is also the same. If you always wear some form of makeup and glam it up for events, then a natural look might leave you feeling like it’s a casual, PJ attire, no makeup Sunday. What style of makeup, makes you feel gorgeous?
Do; Remember that every face shape is different. So, if you find a picture of a makeup design that you love, keep in mind that you may not look exactly like the person in the photo. So, the makeup may have to be altered slightly to suit your face better.
Do; Think about the theme or style of the wedding. Rustic themes often lend themselves to softer, flowy half down styles, with fresh dewy natural makeup. While more traditional and formal weddings often suit more structured or slick styles and stronger more defined makeup.
Do; Remember why you are getting married. If it is purely to have the perfect style in your wedding photos, then you should re-think getting married. Your partner WILL still marry you, even if your hair and makeup is not exactly how you envision. The day is not about your styling, it’s about marrying your gorgeous partn