Bridal Beauty Do's & Don'ts
by Sharon Tabb of The Makeup Room Agency
Every wedding is different, but there are some basics that all weddings share. When planning your big day, details that go into your hair and makeup can easily get overlooked and create unnecessary bridal stress.
Sharon Tabb, professional makeup artist and owner of The Makeup Room Agency, has some tips to help your day sail smoothly with these simple, yet understated, but often missed hair and makeup “do’s and don’ts.”
Bridal Beauty Do’s & Don’ts you should consider for your big day:
Know Makeup Importance - Bridal makeup does need to be different than your everyday makeup. You will need makeup that will stay put against the elements and look great in photos. It’s worth the investment of hiring a professional makeup artist.
Stock up on products/tools - even if you hire a professional you should still purchase a new mascara (smudgeproof or waterproof) purchasing new will help to avoid clumping. If doing your own makeup be sure you have a lash curler, concealer, no color powder, & blot sheets
False Lashes - look amazing in person and in photos. Individual lashes and strip lashes depending on your preference.
Choose a makeup style that isn’t “you” - Bridal looks should be a better version of you. Not a complete new look. Be sure to work with your makeup artist and have inspiration pictures during your trial.
Wax too close to wedding date - Waxing 7 days or closer to wedding date can make the makeup not adhere to the skin properly. It can also leave redness or bumps, and in some cases leave scabbing if too much is taken off. Final wax should be a full week before the big day
Over tan - If you tan before wedding do so in moderation. You don’t want to look back are your wedding photos looking too dark or look like an Oompa Loompa.
A Hair Trial - trials are very important, so that there are no surprises on the wedding day. Its also important you go into your trial having some idea on the style you want. Create a scrapbook of styles you “like” to take to your hairstylist. Hiring someone who specializes in bridal hair is important as bridal hair specialists know how to prep and make the hair last throughout the entire event.
Use any special hair treatments - Deep conditioning & leave in conditioners in your hair prior to wedding day hairstyle makes hair too soft and slick to style. It also makes it difficult for hair to hold curl.
No big changes - to your hair before the big day. hair color, perms, and even a hair cut can cause a disaster.
Don’t wash your hair - UNLESS stylist requests it. Nine times out of ten ~day old hair is easier to style. (oily hair is the exception)
If you would like to consult with Sharon, please visit her website or give her a call at (405) 595-6680 to set up a time to meet and discuss the possibilities!