Your wedding day is all about you so you want to look AND feel your best. We’ve put together a full timeline on when to book your beauty services as well as when to begin a wellness routine so you are wedding ready. Here are questions to ask when interviewing your wedding hair and makeup artists as well as a Wedding Beauty Checklist and Timeline.
Questions to Ask Your Wedding Hair & Makeup Artists
- Are you available for my wedding date?
- How many weddings does your company service in a day?
- Can I get a contract in writing?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- Can you share some reviews with me?
- How many years of experience do you have?
- How far in advance should I book with you?
- Do you provide on-site services?
- Do you have any travel fees?
- Do you have a portfolio I can see?
- What is the price per service?
- Is gratuity included in pricing?
- When should I do a trial? Is this included in the overall amount or priced separately?
- Do you do styling and makeup for bridesmaids, mothers, and flower girls?
- How many people can you accommodate?
- Can everyone pay individually? Do you take cash/card/Venmo?
- Will you provide a day-of schedule for makeup and hair?
- Do you have assistants?
- What time can you be on-site?
- Do you require a minimum number to book?
- What deposit do you require?
- When is the final payment due?
- Will you leave lipstick with me for touch ups?
- Do you do tattoo coverups?
- Are you familar with styling varying ethnicities, skin, and hair textures?
- What will happen if you’re sick or have an emergency on my day?
- Do you provide a la carte services? I.e. eyelash application, eye makeup only, airbrush
WEDDING BEAUTY CHECKLIST + TIMELINE
- Look for pictures on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration to show your artist
- TIP: Check out this wedding day makeup straight from the experts!
- Interview makeup and hairstylists and arrange a trial
- Create a list of bridesmaids (plus flower girls, mother of the bride, etc.) that would also like to have their hair and makeup done
- Create a wellness and fitness routine
- Make beauty appointments
- Facials, manicures, pedicures, haircut & color, teeth whitening
- TIP: Try facials out ahead of time to ensure you don’t have any adverse reactions
- Let the wedding party know if you’d like them to wear specific lip color, nail polish, etc.
- Finalize wedding day hair and makeup
- TIP: Bring any hair accessories you’re wearing on the wedding day with you to the appointment
- Test out a spray tan if you want a sun-kissed look on your day
- TIP: Do NOT wait until the week of your wedding to try this out and end up looking too orange!
- Be drinking lots of water and maintaining your wellness routine
- Put together a day-of emergency kit
- Deodorant, concealer, tissues, sewing kit, bandaids, lip balm, etc.
- Ask stylist when you should wash your hair before the wedding day
- Get a haircut and color
- TIP: Consider just getting a trim and stick with your usual shade(s)
- Groom to have their hair cut and have a professional shave (a day or 2 prior)
- Get a facial, manicure, pedicure, and spray tan
- Confirm wedding day arrival time with hairstylist and makeup artists
- Eat a healthy breakfast and don’t forget to drink water
- Have hair and makeup done 2-3 hours before the ceremony
- TIP: Wear a button-up, flannel, or robe — something easy to remove so you don’t mess up your gorgeous locks
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