Weddings are a hectic affair. From the venue, to the outfit to the caterers, there are several details that you need to consider to make your big day a memorable affair. And one of the most important decisions a bride needs to devote undivided time and attention to is choosing her hair and makeup artist.
It is every girl’s dream to look her very best on her wedding day, and the MUA you choose will play an important role in helping you achieve that. That’s why it’s important to do your research and pick the right MUA. Here are four important things you need to consider before zeroing in on a hair and makeup artist for your wedding…
- 01. Don’t rely only on Instagram
- 02. Discuss your skin problems
- 03. Communicate what you’re looking for
- 04. Figure out other details
01. Don’t rely only on Instagram
While Instagram is a great source to get a general idea about their previous projects, it shouldn't be the only thing you base your decision on. Instagram pictures can sometimes be edited, which can prevent you from getting a fair idea about their work. Always ensure that you ask them to send you raw or unedited close-up shots to understand their work better.
02. Discuss your skin problems
We can’t stress on how important this aspect is. When you meet your makeup artist, always ensure that you tell them about any skin concerns or allergies that you may have. Discuss what products they use and figure out if there’s anything in them that could aggravate your allergies. Ask them about what skin treatments they would recommend you undergo and then communicate the same with your dermat too.
03. Communicate what you’re looking for
While it is always better to ask for a trial to see if you really like their work on yourself, it is equally important to go prepared with what you are looking for and want in your wedding makeup look. Create a Pinterest board with different hair and makeup looks and discuss which ones they can recreate and how they can tweak them to suit you the best.
04. Figure out other details
Once you’ve had a trial and like their work, remember to figure out the other details too. Ask them about what is included in their package, how many other people they can accommodate, how long it will take for them to get you ready and how many other assistants they would be bringing along.
Once you have these things figured out and if their packages fit your budget, you’d be in a better place to make the decision about whether you want to hire them or not.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Apr 23, 2021
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!