Let’s Hear It For The Girls-Bridal Party Hair & Makeup

Without question your girls have your back…. especially on your wedding day and you’ll want each of them to feel as special as you do on your day.  We get questions every day on the do’s, don’ts and etiquette when it comes to bridal party hair and makeup for your wedding.  

It’s so important that everyone in the formal professional photos have makeup professionally done, “In person, on camera and in editing group photos look zebra striped if a few people have pro makeup and a few people don’t. I can’t correct that, I can’t even pose to that format. Don’t skimp on the makeup. Figure out hair if you have to, but don’t compromise the makeup” says photographer Chelsea Nicole

That being said we have some answers to some of the more frequently asked questions we receive regarding bridal party hair and makeup.

Are brides expected to pay for bridesmaids hair and makeup?

This is one of those things that can go either way… a general rule of etiquette is that If the bride insists having professional hair and/or makeup done then the bride should cover this cost.  If you have left this as on optional item for your attendants then generally speaking each person should cover their own cost.  Bonus tip!  A great way to thank your bridal attendants is to give them the gift of beauty and cover this expense as part of your thank you to them.  It’s a win-win scenario!  

How much time should I allow in my schedule for my bridal party hair and makeup?

We plan for 30-45 minutes for each service per person, this gives your artist and stylist plenty of time allowing you and your attendants the time you need to create a look that shines for each individual.   As part of the Makeup In The 702 experience you are always provided with both a hair stylist and a makeup artist, which reduces your get ready time.  Both your stylist and your artist are experts in their area, (no one is a jack of all trades) these artists and stylists are continually working on their education, licensing and skill sets to pack their kits for artistry and style.

Who’s hair and makeup should be done first, the brides or your attendants?

If you plan to do a first look or have photos taken before the ceremony then the bride may elect to go first.  This also gives her plenty of time to greet guests in the bridal suite and answer any questions from family or vendors without her beauty moment being interrupted. Mom may prefer to have her hair and makeup earlier so she’s available to help in other areas or you may have a bridesmaid that has children that may require some extra time to make sure she has someone to watch them so she may prefer to go later in the rotation.  These are just a couple of examples of the scheduling decisions we’ll guide you through to ensure a stress-free experience.  

Should hair or makeup be done first?

This is never an issue when you book with Makeup In The 702!  If your makeup is done first your stylist will wait to do your finishing spray after your makeup is complete, conversely, if your hair is done first your makeup artist will not put their hands in your hair and ensure that your foundation is blended to the hairline.

Do I have to figure out my own timeline and order for may bridal party?

Not when you choose Makeup In The 702!  We’ll help you plan your entire day of bridal beauty and timeline well before your day.  The Makeup In The 702 experience is all about service! Our goal is to make you feel relaxed, comfortable and confident as you begin your day.  Our team is always the first wedding vendor you will encounter on your wedding day putting the pressure on us allows you enjoy your beautiful bridal moments.

One of my attendants is a man, how can I include him my beauty timeline?

This is a fantastic question!  He may or may not be excited about hanging out in the bridal suite all day but you should definitely ask if he has a need for that day if he would like to be included.  Men are paying more attention to their appearance than ever before and it only makes sense that you’d want to include him.  Perhaps he just needs a little extra staying power or wants to add a little volume to his everyday hair style or maybe he needs some shape and fill to his brows.  If there’s one thing that holds true about beauty today it’s that there are no rules.

We hope this helps to answer some of your questions…. we’re always happy to answer more!  

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