Perfect wedding hair and makeup

Wedding season is in full swing. Whether you are a guest, a Bridesmaid, the groom or the Bride herself, it is important to make sure you look your best.  Here are some tips for achieving the wedding hair and makeup of your dreams on the big day.

wedding hair and makeup

Hair and Makeup by the Painted Lady team


Make a mood board

Having a mood board can be invaluable.  It helps to organise your ideas.  It is also great as a point of reference so you know you are on the same track as your stylist or makeup artist.  On your moodboard put all types of images you love. Different makeup looks, flowers you like, colours palates you like and different hairstyles that inspire you.

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Men’s grooming is also important

Book a consultation

Make some time to visit your stylist. Every salon is different in terms of the times they recommend for your pre wedding visit. It is really what you feel comfortable.  We have some people who are extremely  organised and booking and making enquiries a year in advance and then others who book last minute 2 weeks in advance. (That is a little bit risky though)
During the consultation be ready to answer questions about what you like, what you don’t like and also to give a little input to your stylist about your themes and aspirations.

Plan your colour and haircut services.

Cuts, colours, beard trims, manicures and pedicures and and all pre wedding  beauty treatments need to be planned in advance.
Fingers and toes should be painted the day before. This is a lovely idea for pampering with some girl-friends or mates the day/evening before with a glass of Prosecco or a bottle of beer. We have package prices at the Painted Lady you can see them here.
Colour depending on what kind of colour you have we would recommend 1-2 weeks before.   If you are having extensions or a hair piece added to the updo, you can ask your stylist to tone the hairpiece so it matches your hair colour. It is always good to check with your hairstylist to make sure it will blend with your wedding hair colour.
If you are going for a more rock n roll bride look, then you may be having bright extentions or crazy colour. Be sure the colour is colour fast so it doesn’t run all over your perfect dress on the big day.
If you are having a trim, chat with your stylist about how it might affect your wedding hair or bridal updo.

We love seeing photos

We always love to see your professional images!  Please do send us some of your photos so we can see the finished look from your special day.

All wedding hair, makeup and flowers in this post were styled by the Painted Lady team

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