Should I book a hair and makeup artist for my wedding day?

Wedding Makeup

So, why book a hair and make-up artist for your big day?

Weddings are expensive, no one is denying that, and whilst it makes sense to cut unnecessary costs in your wedding planning, here are a few reasons why booking a hair and make-up artist should be an essential part of your wedding budget.

Your wedding day is all about you and your partner and it's paramount that you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin on your big day. Whether you love the limelight or not, people will be looking at you all day and basking in your newly wed glow.

The best part about having a hair and make-up artist is that you can find a picture online of the look you desire and you won't have to worry about nailing it yourself! Rest assured your hair and makeup artist will have all the tools and professional experience to give you exactly what you want. Even better than that, they will be able to recommend what colours and shades will best suit your face shape and skin tone.

Wedding hair and makeup | Surrey Wedding

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As part of the service, a trial session will be arranged where you have your full hair and makeup done. This way you can settle on exactly what you want and know what to expect on the actual day. This can be a huge relief for a bride-to-be as uncertainty of the unknown can be quite stressful. This way you can feel satisfied that your hair and makeup artist understands your needs.

Hair and Make-up is an art. The angle your eyeliner is positioned can be the difference in giving you sultry cat eyes, a 60s glam look or something softer and more bohemian. Your lipstick can be a beautiful burgundy or natural nude. Good contouring will enhance your natural face shape by throwing light and shade in all the areas that you want your photographer to capture. You may want that perfect, tight bun with a sensational, swooping veil or a loosely waved braid with details of soft flowers and foliage. Perhaps you've envisioned a 50's pin-up do that would make Dita Von Teese jealous. Whatever you want can be achieved by someone with the right skillset.