Before You Book…What To Know About Booking A Makeup Artist

In a world of “Insta Artists” it’s important to know that not all makeup artists understand the specific needs of a wedding day.  Your wedding day will undoubtedly be your most photographed day, and unlike your everyday look your wedding makeup will need to maintain it’s flawless perfection for many many hours in many different lighting scenarios.  A professional makeup artist who specializes in bridal makeup knows how to bring out and accentuate your best features with highlighting, contouring and blending to make you look your best for both your groom and those cameras because in real life there are no filters or beauty face apps.  They understand these unique needs and will help you create a look that is timeless, classic and wall worthy for decades and generations to admire. 

With the many many details to put together for your wedding day booking your makeup artist  should be one of the first professional services you secure for your day.  The most sought after agencies and artists can be booked up to a year in advance so there’s now time to waste!

Bonus tip! Saturday wedding dates, memorable dates, and lunar events fill up the fastest so the earlier you book the better your chances of securing your beauty dream team for your dream day.

Before you begin your research have a budget in mind…it’s all relative in the beauty business the lower the price the lower than standards. If  you find pricing that seems much lower than the standard in your city, then, that’s a big indicator of the type of  service you will receive and the quality of the products .  Costs have to be cut somewhere, are they sacrificing cleanliness or using substandard products.

Look for an agency that has longevity and a strong body of work that they can share with you.  A larger agency with multiple artists offers you the best opportunity to connect with an artist that compliments your personality and understands your specific wants and needs.   

Planning a elopement in a destination city?  In the wedding capital of the world elopements are an every day occurrence, choosing a larger agency with an established reputation like Makeup In The 702 affords maximum flexibility for spontaneous couples.

Read the reviews!  Did we mention that we have over 5000 reviews?  That’s right! 5000 + REAL Brides who have taken the time to share their Makeup In The 702 Experience. Read bridal blogs (like this one), or some of our other favorites like  Spectacular Bride or Style Me Pretty.  Visit wedding planning sites like Wedding Wire and The Knot and read reviews from REAL BRIDES. 

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  Look at real time work from makeup artists on your favorite social media sites like IG and Pinterest.  

Lastly, Get the contract! We’ve seen broken commitments and broken hearts don’t let your wedding day be a victim! We can’t stress this enough.  Imagine you’re a bride in the short hours before your ceremony anxiously awaiting the arrival of your hair and makeup artist and they are a no show…. it’ happens and it’s devastating.  If you did not have a contract in place for their services you have no recourse.  Be wary of those that do not ask for a deposit it’s an open door for no show, that is HUGE red flag for disaster in that they clearly do not yet understand this key element of  professionalism of  business.

Now that you’re in the know it’s time to do your research and Book the trial! In a destination city or for those eloping a trial isn’t always possible but when it is plan it at least 90 days ahead of your wedding day.  By this time you should have selected your gown and accessories and have general idea of the look you’re want to achieve for your day.  Maximize your trial by tying it into another occasion such as an engagement photo shoot or maybe a boudoir photo session.


We do hope that you’ll be planning your wedding in fabulous Las Vegas and that you’ll make Makeup In The 702 a part of your day.  

Makeup In The 702 provides on location hair and makeup services in the greater Las Vegas area, creating a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere in an unfamiliar place leaving you radiant and photo ready for your day.  

To check our availability for your wedding day, schedule a trial or request your custom proposal, CLICK HERE.  You deserve the very best on your most beautiful day.

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