{expert tip} Beauty Industry Tips & Tricks

Artistry by Alexa | Photo: The Best Men Photography

AN EXPERT TIP by Artistry by Alexa (artistrybyalexa.com)

“Hiring a makeup artist and hair stylist can be one of the more intimdating items on your bridal to do list. What if you end up looking and feeling like someone else? The majority of us have a makeup-counter horror story that included black eyeshadow and way, way too much foundation. Let us fill you in on some not-so-secret beauty industry tips and hacks for making the most of your bridal beauty styling!” – Alexa @ Artistry by Alexa

FINDING YOUR IDEAL VENDORS:
With more vendor options than ever, finding the right hair stylist and makeup artist for you can require putting an ear to the ground. Word of mouth recommendations can be one of the easiest ways to find reputable, reliable and talented vendors. Finding a bridal beauty team that offers coordination of both services can streamline your experience.

TIP: Ask your photographer or event planner for their recommendation. Also, many venues will have a preferred vendor list.

DOING YOUR BEAUTY HOMEWORK:
In addition to images of hair & makeup looks that inspire you, compiling photos of the overall wedding style can be surprisingly helpful. Artists and stylists love the opportunity to gain a visual understanding for the overall style of your big day. Laura from the Artistry by Alexa team explains, “Our brides often come to us expressing an uncertainty around their bridal look. It is helpful for us to have an accurate representation of the amount of makeup you would like, what features you would like enhanced, and most importantly, which colour and tone you would like to use within your makeup look. Our job is to read the visual cues provided to create a look you will love.”

TIP: Proper hair care and skin care practices leading up to the wedding will make a world of difference to the execution of successful hair and makeup styling. Ask your artist and stylist for their recommendations.

Make-Up: Artistry by Alexa (www.artistrybyalexa.com)

Photography: Best Men Photography (www.thebestmen.com)

Set Styling: The Lock and Key Events (www.thelockandkeyevents.com)

Hair: Sofia Pastro from Life of Hair (www.lifeofhair.com)

Wardrobe: Shades of White Bridal (www.shadesofwhite.com)

Florals: Heather from Stigma Floral

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of The Wedding Ring VANCOUVER Magazine

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