I have to say I thoroughly enjoy wedding services. Many stylist may shy away from this field, due the stress factor and the possibility of bridzilla as your client. I believe I only invite those who are able to work fluidly with their idea and my creative expertise to achieve the look for that special day. This invitation I speak of is by way of my intention as a stylist and “knock on wood” no bridzillas have slipped through the cracks.
Generally speaking a bride requests either up style or down and leaves the rest to me. Other brides start with a photo and we build from there with face shape, texture and density of the hair in full consideration. I work fast, yet efficiently. I have successfully done parties of 7 for both hair and make-up, by myself. I spend ample time with the bride on the day of the preview and do my best to cover anything and everything for the wedding day. Depending on the bride, I make sure to stay in constant contact via email. The bride usually clues me in on her bridesmaids, maid of honor, flower girl(s), mother of the bride/groom so I have an idea of what they are looking for as far as style and the hair I may be working with the day of the wedding.
On some occasions if bridesmaids have challenging hair I recommend they come in the day before to have hair prepped. This would be someone with lots and lots of hair or extremely curly or frizzy hair. The prep would be a wash and blow out to cut time the wedding day and make it easier to achieve the desired look, may it be curls, up style or loose waves.
The make up I use is TRUE. It is a mineral make up that is only sold to salon and spa. My preference is to make a flawless version of the clients current look. Not over the top, more soft and pretty. It is noticeable in the way of complimenting your existing beauty by improving skin tone, highlighting just the right areas and accenting eyebrows with just the right shade. Typically I use 3 colors on the eyes and the appropriate shade of eye liner, if desired. I’m not apposed to a more dramatic look if that is requested, as long as the result is tasteful or artistic.
I am NOT a cookie cutter stylist. I take a look and make it work for the person. Even if all bridesmaids ask for the same hair, each gets a version that’s right for her personally. When everyone is happy, including myself, my work is done. I have only advertised once for bridal services. The word of mouth is strong with my services and I prefer clients from referrals.