Bridal Hair and Makeup Tips

A wedding is one of the most important days of someone’s life. And as such, many of us want that special day to be documented in photos that will last a lifetime. It’s no surprise that many brides worry about their appearance on their special day the most. Just lookup “bridal wedding makeup tutorial” on Youtube and you’re bound to see a ton of results.

If you’re a bride and your special day is approaching, you’re probably super nervous about your hair and makeup. Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of tips that you should keep in mind when perfecting your hair and makeup for your wedding day.

  • Keep it Natural.

Let’s face it, it’s your wedding — you’re probably going to take a lot of pictures. And by a lot of pictures I mean thousands of pictures. Still, avoid the temptation to throw on a ton of makeup — and I’m saying this as a makeup lover. Cakey foundation just doesn’t look good in photos and you don’t want to focus on your skin when you’re looking at your pictures decades from now. Keep it light, but still, make a statement.

  • Do a Test Run.

Don’t let your wedding day be the first time you’re seeing your bridal hair and makeup in action. If you’re doing your hair and makeup yourself — which is commendable, by the way — make sure to do a test run several weeks before the wedding so you can see how everything looks and see how long your routine takes. If you’re working with a salon, like Therapy Hair Studio, ask them to do a demo on you before the wedding. The last thing you want to be at your wedding is caught off guard and late.

  • Take a Couple of Test Photos.

When it comes to your wedding, you can never be over-prepared. Unfortunately, not all makeup looks amazing in photos, and products like powders especially can flashback so intensely that you look like a ghost. After you’ve done your test run (see above), make sure that your makeup photographs well so that your photos can look as good as you do.

  • Opt for Waterproof.

Weddings are a joyous occasion, which means that there will likely be a lot of happy tears. You don’t want your emotions to get in the way of your makeup, so go for waterproof mascara and eyeliner as opposed to other options. Even if you don’t think you’ll cry — it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  • Scope out Your Space.

Familiarize the location in which you will be doing your hair and makeup on your wedding day. Make sure you have outlets that are close enough to your station for your hair styling accessories. Try out the lighting — natural lighting is best for makeup application. You should also make sure that you are comfortable sitting in that space — after all, you may be sitting there for a while.