Post # 1
Hello bees! For those of you who had your hair and makeup professionally done, did you use one person who did both the hair and makeup for you/your bridal party? Or did you have one hair person and one makeup person? I”m feeling a little conflicted because on the one hand, it seems to be cheaper to use one person who does both hair and makeup. But on the other hand, I would worry that they wouldn’t have enough time to do my and my bridesmaids, and so maybe it would be better to split up hair/makeup duties? I know that the artists always say they can handle up to x amount of people, but what were your experiences?
Post # 3
Unless they are talented, usually hair person is a hair person, makeup is a completely different talent.
I would find someone that knows their own talent well
Post # 4
I know a girl who does both hair and make up. She does hair and make up quite beautifully. The only thing is that she uses her exclusive brand of make up. I like her make up, Artistry, but for cover up I’d like to use m.a.c. her prices are pretty reasonable and she gives a family discount…. I wish I could just diy that day but I might be to nervous or something.
Post # 5
Realistically speaking, hair and makeup for a bridal party can take between 60-90 min, depending on the person’s skin and hair. Bride should be 60-120min, also depending on the complexity of hair construction. So either way if you have a large(r? ish?) bridal party the person might need an assistant anyways. It depends how much time you budget – and also, they can work while you take photos or something. it really depends.
Think of it like this, one is painting, and one is sculpting. Perhaps one sculpts and paints and is talented in both areas, but personally I prefer someone whose the star at paintnig and a different star for sculpting. hope this helps.
Post # 6
@skyla.arts: that’s a good way to think of it. I think I”m probably going to end up going with two separate people, just to make sure we’ll be able to get the whole bridal party done in time. One hair & makeup artist that I contacted said I would need to start at 9am for a 7pm ceremony start time if she is to have enough time to do me and my BMs, which is a lot earlier than I want to be getting ready.
Post # 7
i think it just depends on the size of your bridal party and how long you want to spend getting ready. my make up person also does hair, but due to time constraints we’re having two seperate people. they are charging by the hour, so for us it works to have more people there so they’ll work faster and get it done.
Post # 8
To make a long story short, definitely have TWO separate people!
Post # 9
9am for 7pm!! I had to be ready by 3:00-3:30 and there was ample time when I arrived at 12:30~ !