Why Do Wedding Hair and Makeup Trials Cost?

How do you find a wedding hair and makeup artist with out spending hundreds of dollars on trial after trial, and why do they cost in the first place, if they are a trial? Does this sound like you? Your not the only bride who is wanting her wedding hair and makeup to be perfect. Here are some tips and guidelines and a bit of education as to why trials cost, and how to find the right artist in order to have a successful trial.

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First and foremost, a wedding hair and makeup trial starts with researching your artist. Look for reviews, and images of their work but also, how they conduct business, will say everything in the initial discovery email.

Next, it starts with you. Yes, YOU! As artists we cant read minds and when you tell us you want “natural makeup” that might mean different to the artist versus you, especially, if you arent used to wearing makeup at all! We recommend  starting to wear a bit more makeup, if your not used to wearing any at all just so you and your skin can get used to the look and feeling. Also, getting on a good skin care routine is also recommend so your wedding hair and makeup can look prestine and less cakey. Makeup doesnt look good on dry, dehydrated or under nourished skin.

As artists, we base our rates on time, product, and experience.

For the artist, there is a lot of experience that goes into making sure a brides trial is successful! One, knowing how to work and communicate with the bride is critical in being able to pin point the exact wedding hair and makeup look she’s going for and make her happy. Knowing how to work with the right foundation and products and see how they are oxidizing on her and knowing if they are oxidizing the wrong way, to be able to make that change – at the time of the trial. All this comes from the LEVEL of experience the artist or artists have.

If the brides not happy with certain looks, knowing how to communicate with the bride and help her get to the level she’s wanting. Its kind of like “Say Yes to the Dress” if you ever watched that show but its say “yes to the wedding hair and makeup!!” This entire process can take up to 2 hours. and thats why we put a rate on a bridal trial.

Last,  Professionalism, professionalism- its such a key factor in creating a gorgeous look for a happy bride!

Las Vegas Weddings- Riley and Kevin

Las Vegas has many wedding venues that don’t pose to the typical Elvis Chapel, such as the JW Marriott in Summerlin. Riley and Kevin chose one of my favorite all time wedding locations for the perfect backdrop to say their “I do’s.”

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Las Vegas Weddings- JW Marriott

When Riley and I first had a chance to meet at her trial session, I knew it was an instant hit! Sweet, bubbly and full of life, I couldnt wait to create the perfect hair and makeup look for her wedding day! In addition, Riley and Kevin have know each other since preschool, so this look needed some extra getting to know that personalized all the history these two had!

Las Vegas Wedding Hair and Makeup

Knowing the backdrop of her venue, and her gorgeous wedding bouquet, I was able to customize Riley’s makeup look to match her bouquet, along with the sophistication of her gown.

Any makeup look for your wedding always initially starts with the eyes, so we went for something more natural and chose color tones that allowed the flecks of green in her hazel/brown eyes to pop a bit. Soft, and lightly smokey, we needed a little bit of smoke to balance out her sleek and sexy Katie May wedding gown!

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist
Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

Lips, which sometimes tend to get pushed aside a bit, are always one of the most important elements because they frame the smile, so we went with a more sophisticated natural lip color, our kiss proof Lipsense in Bella, that matched the flecks in her floral bouquet.

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup and Hair

The final product was WHOA!!!! Can we say what a great “come to together!”

Las Vegas Wedding Hair and Makeup

Bridesmaids in different colored rose gold and blush inspired gowns, along with Riley’s sleek, sophisticated, yet classic, sexy style dress made everyone stop in their tracks when everyone walked down the aisle. It was a picture perfect moment for these two with I’am sure many more memories to come!

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup and Hair

Additional Creative Partners:

Planning and Coordination: Green Orchid Events

Floral: Roxi Floral

Dress: Katie May Collection

Photographer: Marilyn Days

 

 

 

Makeup Tips For Your Vegas Wedding

Hello Beauties!

When it comes to your Vegas wedding, its not just up to the makeup artist to make you beautiful. Having a proper skin care routine and personal grooming, leading up to the big wedding day can help make or break your look! If your not blessed with good skin, here are a few wedding makeup tips that can help perfect your dream look.

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2-4 Weeks Before Wedding:

-Start with a good skin care routine of Cleansing, Exfoliating, Using a Serum, Eye Cream and Moisturizer will help give your skin the nutrients it needs to give you that smooth skin and radiant glow.

-Get your hair color freshened up, and polished

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1 Week Before Wedding:

-Schedule all waxing Appointments (face, eyebrows, lip and those girly bits:))

-Get a Deep Conditioning Treatment on your hair for extra vibrance

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2 Days Before Wedding:

-Get your Spray Tan ( We offer this service!) and schedule your trial (if you are a destination bride and are flying in a few days before).

-Drink a green juice. This will help flush out any toxins you may have so you feel good and refreshed.

The Night Before The BIG Day:

-Wash hair and try not to use too much product

-Exfoliate or mask your face for a perfected soft glow. Dont forget to exfoliate your lips.

THE BIG DAY:

-Make sure your hair is dry and clean (unless otherwise advised)

-Wash and gently moisturize your face

-Wear clothing that you can easily take on and off over the head. Button down shirts of zipper hoodies are recommended.

These makeup tips for your wedding, will for sure guarantee the look you will love on your most memorable day in Vegas!

XO, B

Welcome to Las Vegas!

Hi my beauties! Welcome to my hair and makeup world of weddings in Las Vegas! Did you know that Las Vegas is the #2 wedding capital of the world? YES! Believe it or not Istanbul is #1, but we have over 300 weddings a day in Las Vegas and ever growing!

It’s a unique, special and beautiful city and I hope to share in this blog with you some tips and tricks for planning a Las Vegas wedding, hair and makeup tips, and love stories. We might veer a little bit along with way of my latest passions, but the point is to help brides prepare for the wedding, teach, educate and celebrate LOVE!

Kisses!

B