Pro Tips For Perfect Elopement Hair & Makeup

Planning to elope is an adventure but that doesn’t mean you need to throw caution to the wind when planning your hair and makeup for you most memorable day.  

Here are few things to consider when you’re planning your wedding hair and makeup for your elopement or destination wedding. Planning your bridal look can be stressful and we get that… that is why we have developed a flawless cycle of communication to help you prepare for your day.  Most destination brides are not afforded the opportunity to schedule a trial date prior to their wedding day furthering the importance of booking with us well advance. If it works within your travel plans try to plan for a trial. 

Why this is important:  A makeup trial gives you an opportunity to meet your artist face to face and a chance to get to know them and how they work.  It’s a priceless opportunity to see just how you’re makeup will look on your wedding day.

What If I don’t have time for a trial?  Las Vegas is the destination wedding capital of the world, so we completely understand and know that sometimes there is just not an opportunity to schedule a trial. In those instances, Makeup In The 702 provides a phone consultation and we work through the prep details to ensure that we hit a home run on your wedding day. 

When booking from afar do your research!  Three things you should do! Not all makeup artists are alike,  and not all artists specialize in wedding day hair and makeup.  Each has their own areas of expertise, some do bridal makeup, some do runway makeup and some do makeup for television or video.  Choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding requires many considerations.  

  1. Look at their past work. You’ll want to see a body of their work or real brides in real scenarios in high resolution.  Viewing their portfolio will give you an in depth look at their skill level, diversity and the area they specialize in.  If their portfolio primarily consists of runway shots chance are they won’t have a full understanding of the complexity of bridal makeup.
  2. Don’t be afraid to ask for references!  A list of references should include past clients, other wedding vendors and venues for you to choose from.  Third party references are brutally honest!  If they’ve burned or if one of their clients have been burned they WILL let you know.
  3. 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.  Heads up!  Be wary of those that do not ask for a deposit it’s an open door for no show.

Professionalism matters!  The results are in the photos!

Avoiding a wedding day disaster! The number one mistake brides make when planning their hair and makeup for the day is not allowing enough time.

Many make the mistake of  not allowing enough time for hair and makeup on the day of, especially if there is more than just the bride waiting for hair and makeup leaving you stressed out big time as everyone waits for their turn. The timeliness of hair and makeup sets the tone for the entire timeline for the brides day.  You should book your Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist as soon as you establish your ceremony time and your first look with your photographer.  This allows us to use our expertise to create your timeline so nobody feels stressed, pressed or rushed once they are in the chair.  Giving everyone plenty of time to get out the door and arrive on time.

We hope you find these insider tips helpful and that you’ll be planning your 2021 wedding in fabulous Las Vegas.

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Makeup In The 702 provides on location hair and makeup services in the greater Las Vegas area. You deserve the very best on your most beautiful day!  That’s why our promise to you is guaranteed!  15-Hour water and transfer resistant makeup and  wind resistant hair.


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