Five Bridal Hair And Make-up Tips

by | Sep 30, 2018

Preparing your skin and hair for your wedding day is a journey and can be a process of trial and error. You want to make sure you look polished and beautiful for the most special day of your life. We’ve teamed up with local hair and make-up artist, Madeleine from Madeleine Hair And Make-up to bring you a bit of hair and make-up information and inspiration for your wedding day.

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Roneal + Stefan wedding images courtesy of Madeleine Hair And Make-up, Photographer: Ronel Kruger Photography. Click on the image to see the full wedding.

 

 If you are wondering which boxes to tick, and when to tick them for your wedding hair and make-up, give our latest blog a read: Madeleine shares five tips to ensure you feel comfortable and achieve your best bridal look on your big day.

#1 

If you do not go for facials regularly, make sure you go for one a couple of months before your wedding to test it out and see how your skin reacts. Sometimes facialists do masks and/or extractions which take a couple of days to react and heal after the treatment. I have also had a couple of brides who decided to go for their first wax (ever) two days before the wedding day – BAD idea. Treat yourself to another a facial within 2 weeks before your wedding day. If you do not have time or the budget, do an at home, nourishing mask, and exfoliate your skin. You will feel great and your make-up artist will have a smooth canvas.
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Modern Day Romeo + Juliet styled shoot images courtesy of Madeleine Hair And Make-up, Photographer: Charl Van Der Merwe. Click on the image to see the full styled shoot.

#2

As hairstylists, we love it when you have more than one colour in your hair as it beautifully emphasises the style, texture and detail in the hair.  Whether it’s naturally from the sun, or from the salon – go for fine highlights a couple of months before your wedding. You can then pop back in at your colourist for a touch up a week or two before the wedding. You can also opt for low lights if you do not want to go lighter. Enough time is then available to change to your original colour should you absolutely hate the change.

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Handrie + James wedding images courtesy of Madeleine Hair And Make-up, Photographer: Jani B Photography. Click on the image to see the full wedding.

#3

Spray tans / self tan lotion / bronzers have a nasty habit of being very unpredictable. Have a trial and see what happens, maybe you were not supposed to be Malibu Barbie on your wedding day and you do not want to realise this 2 days before you walk down the aisle! Some products also have a passion-killing odour so be sure to test your product out (extensively!) Remember, Snow White was also a beautiful bride.

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Tegan + Yargo wedding images courtesy of Madeleine Hair And Make-up, Photographer: Grace Charlotte Click on the image to see the full wedding.

#4

Under no circumstances should you go for a cut and / or deep-moisturising treatment mask the day before your wedding. Hairstylists will never tell you this, but we are rarely fond of soft and freshly cut hair. It takes a lot more product to style, and curls struggle to survive.  Straight, chopped ends are also not happy when pinned down – they will slip and pop out. So my best advise? Do a final trim two weeks before your wedding and a treatment a week or so before the big day.

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Amy + Gerhard wedding images courtesy of Madeleine Hair And Make-up, Photographer: Hayley Takes Photos Click on the image to see the full wedding.

#5

Communication is key – even if you do not have the vocabulary. If you do not know anything about make-up or hair styling and are clueless about what you want for your wedding day, it is a good start to inform your artist of what you DO NOT want. Giving your stylist free reign can get dangerous.  Rather have a couple of reference pictures ready when you meet your stylists. Be sure to show which elements you like so you and your stylist can create your perfect bridal look.
Bonus tip: If you do not wear lipstick on a regular basis, you will not be comfortable on your wedding day with a deep burgundy lip. It takes preparation, getting used to, and, most of all, maintenance. If you insist to wear a bold lip though (and will not regret it in five years’ time) buy the lip colour you like, and wear it every day for at least a week to see how often you should touch up.
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Siren Of The Sea Styled Shoot images courtesy of Madeleine Hair And Make-up, Photographer: Lauren Pretorius Photography Click on the image to see the full styled shoot.

HAVE SOME MORE BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKE-UP QUESTIONS?

 

Pop over to Madeleine’s website for some more inspiration and information or follow her on Facebook and Instagram – she regularly shares tips and tricks for ensuring your best wedding day self.

Remember to check in next week for our next Ready.Set.Plan blog, where we’ll be sharing some insight and information around designing your wedding dress!

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