(Closed) Hair/makeup before Dress?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

All the dresses I’ve tried on I stepped into so it doesn’t even go near my face/hair..also I wouldn’t want my dress on while doing hair/makeup with fear that something would get on it while it’s being done. 

Post # 4
1295 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@limegreenbride:  Exactly. 

Plus, could you imagine sitting for 2 hours in a big poufy ballgown? And the hairdresser having to work 3 feet away because the dress is the way? 

Post # 5
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a hair stylist and normally  when I have a bride we do the hair , then the make-up before the dress only because 1. Hairspray etc can get on your dress and leave a residue,2. Same for make up. You don’t want any spots or markings on your dress prior to pictures.  It’s easier for the bride and bridal party to wear button up shirt so it’s easier to not mess the hair or make up, up. Also it would be harder depending on the gown to cover it up to ensure no markings are made. 

Post # 6
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Fall out from makeup would be my biggest concern doing makeup after. You could EASILY get makeup on your pretty white dress.

Also, hair and makeup is typically done a few hours before the ceremony, and you don’t want to wear you dress for that long before the ceremony/photos in case you get it dirty.

The dress won’t mess up your hair or makeup as long as you’re careful.

Post # 7
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve never seen a wedding gown you didn’t need to step into.

Post # 9
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I just had the bridesmaids hold mine in front of me and I stepped into it. Also, I had airbrush makeup done and can only imagine the horrors that could possibly happen if I’d had it done while wearing the dress!

Post # 10
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I must pull my dress from the top-As I have big hips-wont be able to step  in.

Post # 11
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@happyface:  If you absolutely have to pull it over your head — use this trick. Take a flat sheet and cover your head and hair with it….kinda like Casper the ghost. 🙂 Then pull the dress over the sheet — or something smaller but thin like a sheet. Practice doing this before the big day so you get the hang of it and can do it without squishing the hair. Hope that helped!!

Post # 12
2 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m my experience, the best way to avoid makeup transfer with and over the head approach is to put the dress over while you are facing the back of the open dress, and then spin the dress so everything is in the right place. The fully open back gives you much more space to maneuver and keep your makeup and hair where they were intended to be placed. 

Post # 15
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve been wondering this myself, so I love all the tips you guys have!

Post # 16
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Have to agree with the ladies above. Never seen grown that you couldn’t just step in and to be in your gown while hair and makeup is being done, let alone you might want to snack during that time would not be recommended. 

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