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Why hiring a separate Makeup Artist and Hairstylist is the best option for your Wedding

With all the time spent organising, making huge financial and emotional decisions, the time has come to search for someone who can do your makeup and hair and bring your vision to reality. After browsing through numerous photos, you've found your desired look. There's also more to consider than your own preferences – can they cater to your mother's needs or your bridesmaid who could be indecisive?

But how does it work? Do I hire a separate Makeup Artist and Hairstylist? Or one to do both?

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, a day when you want to look and feel your absolute best. Choosing the right wedding hairstylist and makeup artist holds great importance. In this blog, we'll explore the top reasons why opting for a separate makeup and hairstylist is the right choice for your wedding.


I want to address this matter thoughtfully. It's significantly more beneficial to book these services separately. A skilled Makeup Artist (MUA) dedicates years to honing their expertise, refining skin textures, understanding facial contours, conducting product trials, and mastering technical abilities like blending, precise application, brush techniques, colour theory, time management and customer satisfaction. This is their specialised area.

Frequently, MUA's carry the title of Hair & Makeup Artists (HMUA's), as these go together right? Well, not entirely. They involve totally different skill sets. While some HMUA's may have no inclination towards makeup, and vice versa. Yet, due to their bundled categorisation, it's often assumed they possess proficiency in both.

The same principle applies to Hairstylists; they invest years in understanding the fundamentals of hair – its texture, various types, techniques, and styles with or without extensions. It goes without saying that they understand precisely how hair responds to weather conditions and what's necessary to maintain a hairstyle flawlessly throughout the day. They also know how to transition an up-do to a relaxed, chic look for the evening.


Personalised attention for your wedding with a hairstylist and a makeup artist

Your wedding day is about you and your partner and you want them to still recognise you on the wedding day. So the beauty experts you bring on board should truly connect with that. By opting for separate makeup and hairstyling services, you're ensuring that each specialist can pour their heart and soul into perfecting your look. The makeup artist gets the chance to really get to know you, crafting a look that perfectly mirrors your personality and preferences. Meanwhile, the hairstylist collaborates closely to create a hairstyle that seamlessly ties into your desired appearance. The end result? A personalised and beautiful look that captures the true essence of who you are.

If you're having difficulty finding a hairstylist, I'd be happy to connect you with professionals I've collaborated with before, who are excellent in bridal hair. Or, it's always a good idea to ask your local hair salon as they would have more insight and connections with hairstylists in the area.

Now I'm not saying that you shouldn't go down the route of having one person do it all, it's totally fine to do that provided the time is managed well.


Final Thoughts

Opting for a single person to handle both your Hair & Makeup on your wedding day could potentially result in missed details or rushed shortcuts with the dreaded fear of being late. From my perspective, you've likely put considerable effort into coordinating every aspect of your wedding, and when it comes to your hair and makeup, you deserve the chance to enjoy the pampering experience without feeling hurried.

Choosing to have dedicated artists for each specialty will bring you guaranteed professionalism on your wedding morning, where you can fully immerse yourself in their expertise. It's a far nicer way to spend those precious hours leading up to your wedding ceremony.

I hope this helps and if you would like to start our makeup journey together, just complete the questionnaire and I’ll give you a quick ring back.

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