I always recommend that you hire a professional hair and make-up artist so you can relax on your wedding morning and get ready to enjoy your big day knowing you'll look your best.
Rosie Scott is a hair and make-up artist based in Windsor. We have worked on many weddings together and her brides always look amazing! I've asked her for her top tips to consider for your wedding hair and make-up.
1. Find an artist who shares your vision
Bridal hair and make-up are specialised skills as your artist must ensure that it enhances and compliments your personal style, wedding dress, flowers, colours and overall theme.
It is very important to find an artist who will share your vision and turn it into a reality along with feeling comfortable with them on the day. Rapport is vital.
2. Always book a trial
Once you have chosen your dress and wedding theme and found the right artist, you will need to arrange a hair and make-up trial which usually happens 6-12 months before the wedding.
Think about your preferred hair and make up styles to try out with your artist and share these ideas with them using a Pinterest board.
Your hair and make-up trial is incredibly important and can last for approx 3 hours as your artist will bring your vision to life and spend time creating the style as if it is your wedding day, discussing the options including accessories and advising on skincare and hair treatments to make sure that you look and feel amazing.
To achieve red carpet bridal hair your stylist may recommend temporary hair extensions for the day to create the illusion of volume and length and they can advise you at the trial and recommend their favourite suppliers.
3. Look after your skin
Skincare and pre-wedding prep is essential and Rosie always advises you drink lots of water for a clear complexion and have a few facials on the run up to the wedding. If your skin is in great condition your make-up will look even better as a good base really is important to achieve the bridal glow that everyone wants.
4. Don't try anything new close to the big day
Maintaining essential beauty routines such as regular hair trims, eyebrow grooming, nail treatments and possibly a spray tan to give your skin a wedding day boost will ensure you look good from top-to-toe. However, ensure you trial all of these a few months before the wedding as you do not want to test these out a week before the big day!
5. Be prepared and get lots of sleep
Your artist will be at hand in the run up to the wedding for any last minute questions and will provide a timetable for you and your bridal party to ensure the day runs smoothly and you have a stress-free wedding morning. Be prepared for an early start and get lots of sleep as you need to be in tip-top health to look and feel like an A-lister.
Thank you to Rosie Scott for sharing her top tips. If you'd like to find out more about Rosie please visit her website.