Hair & Make Up For Your Big Day

Guest blogger and Official Backstage Hair Stylists Red Hair & Beauty on choosing the best look for you.

As Hairstylists and Makeup artists, we are always working with brides on choosing the best looks for the big day. Often, we will see a bride for her first consultation near the end of her event planning. Things like the dress, the venue, flowers and general ‘theme’ for the day are often in place. We always say that a bride should feel like herself on the day, only the most polished and elegant version. This is not the time to try anything wild! You want to look back on the photos with no regret, so we feel that timeless choices are always in fashion.

When we have our first consultation with a bride, the style of dress is often a huge tell as to which way the hair and makeup will go. Is the dress boho, classic and sleek, or fairy tale? The look should be a complete one, as a classic french pleat might not suit that bride with the floaty dress getting married on the beach….just as the cut and detail are key. A high necked beaded number might not work well with tumbling curls for instance, so have an idea of what you want and like but this is also the time to take advice from the experts! The relationship between the bride and her beauty team is important, and you should feel comfortable and confident to try more than one look before the big day. We take lots of photos of trials for the bride to take away and often recommend having a trial on the day of a fitting if possible, it can help a bride to feel confident about it all coming together.

An important element is also if there is an accessory to be dressed into the hair…vintage clips, tiara, veil…or if adding hair pieces or wefts are needed. Depending on hair type and accessories (weight of hair jewels, flowers or veils) the style you might think you want might not be possible.
Just as important as your dress and your seamstress tailor to you, the same goes for your hair and makeup.

Images courtesy of Steve Gerrard Photography & Fiona Kelly Photography