I am very excited to feature a guest post by Kristi Martinson from WINK Hair + Makeup on my blog today! I have had the pleasure of working with Kristi and the WINK team many times and I HIGHLY recommend them! I think getting your hair and makeup professional done is a very important part of getting the best pictures possible and so I am excited to share some of Kristi's wisdom with you today:
Your wedding day is without a doubt one of the most memorable and special days of your life. Chances are you have been dreaming about this day before you even met your hunky hubby-to-be. On a day when all eyes will be on you, you want to look and feel your absolute most beautiful. If you are on the fence about hiring professional hair and makeup artists to glam you up, here are a few reasons that may help make your decision a little easier.
Top 5 reasons to hire a professional hair and makeup team for your wedding day.
1.) Be stress-free on your wedding day. This may be the most beneficial of all reasons to hire a professional for your wedding day. The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is if your winged liner is even or if your red lipstick is perfectly defined. Scheduling a trial before your wedding will give you peace of mind that your artist knows exactly how you like your hair and makeup and what to do to make you feel your most beautiful. It’s also a great time to make sure your personalities mesh well and that they will be a calming presence on your wedding day.
2.) High-quality, professional grade product. There is definitely a difference between drug-store brand products and high-end products (and I don’t just mean the price tag). Don’t get me wrong, there are some drugstore products that can be perfectly fine for everyday, but they just aren’t the best quality when you want your makeup to last from 9a-midnight. A professional hairstylist knows which products layer best to create a style that will stay put and a makeup artist has a full kit of expensive and waterproof products that withstand humidity, heat, happy tears, and anything else that could possibly happen on your day.
3.) Extensive training to help you flaunt your best bits. Education and experience are key. Professional artists have extensive training and years of experience in their chose field (hair or makeup). They keep up with current trends and techniques by going to multiple training courses throughout the year. This helps you because it means we are able to work with multiple hair types (long, short, thick, thin, textured, curly, fine…you name it!), face shapes, skin tones, and ages! We train to know which looks will enhance every person’s natural beauty as well as how to camouflage features you aren’t too keen on. No matter what, you are going to be a goddess, so just sit back, relax, and trust your beauty team to work their magic.
4.) Photogenic. The average babe doesn’t know which products photograph the best or which ingredients to avoid in order to make sure your face doesn’t look 5 shades lighter than your body. Have you ever you’re your makeup and loved it so much, but then you see a picture of yourself and it looks nothing like it did in person? Everyday makeup is completely different than makeup for photography. Professional makeup artists study endlessly to find the perfect products that photograph beautifully. It takes an artful eye to see the beauty and potential of each face and where to place specific products to bring out those gorgeous features.
5.) Timing. We work with your wedding day planner/coordinator and your photographer to put together a hair and makeup timeline that ensures you and your bride tribe are picture perfect and ready on time.
I hope this has been helpful in making your decision on whether or not to take the plunge and hire a professional hair and makeup team or do it yourself. Either way, you will be a knock out. Happy wedding planning!