Choosing a mua, and hairstylist.

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

How much is a make up trial?

If they’re reasonable, you could try out a few places!

Post # 5
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you tried looking at reviews online?  Know anyone who recently got married?  I had my mua/hair stylist recommended to me three times, twice by vendors and once by a recent bride I worked with.  If they’re all professionals some of this might be moot points, but I asked what kind of product lines they used, types of products (airbrush vs. liquid foundation, individual lashes vs. strips, etc), and maybe ways the ensure your look stays all day.  I had some stylists say things like oh my work just stays.  The one I chose told me how she started with a bride’s hair to give it time to “fall” so it helped her and her staff see where possible problems could be and then fix them.  They sent me and my entire bridal party with extra lip gloss and bobby pin bundles and we were showed how to fix each other’s hair should something start to fall or get stuck on something.  We never needed them, but we all felt prepared to fix things if we had to.  While not a must have I also loved that my mua/hair stylist was not only intrested in my hair & makeup.  She wanted to know everything about my look and how I wanted to look and feel.  She even helped me find accessories and undergarments when I was struggling.  If you don’t want to/can’t do trials I would at least meet with some potential people and chat since you will also have to spend your big and possibly stressful morning with them and having someone you like and get along with is pretty awesome.

Post # 7
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Candycane:  When I was first searching, I basically emailed everybody on Weddingwire. I’ve got it narrowed down to the one that has a glossy website, plus tons of glowing reviews, answers promptly to emails/inquiries (because you never want to feel likely vendor went MIA on you) and has a longstanding reputation. Asking if they have backups or what happens if they become sick etc could be helpful as well. 

Post # 8
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Do you have a photographer booked yet? If so, ask them if they have a few recommendations. I booked my MUA and when I told my photographer, they had glowing reviews of the company. It made me think that I should have asked them all along.

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