Post # 1
I don’t even know where to start looking for a hair stylist and makeup artist for my wedding day. I have a general idea of what I want but I don’t know how to find makeup artists and hair stylists in my area. Any advice on how you found yours or how to find good ones which be very much appreciated!
Post # 2
I have several friends who are professional performers and contacted I one of them to get her input. I also have friends who are really stylish and asked them for their input. I also have a good friend who is a hair dresser and I knew I wanted her to do my hair and I asked her about any makeup artists she would recommend. The one that came through was the suggestion from my hair stylist.
Post # 3
I asked friends and my photographer for recommendations and read reviews on Yelp. I also looked at photos on websites to make sure we were compatible (I wanted a natural look, not super done up).
Also if people write bad reviews on Yelp for one person, it might be worth messaging them and asking who they ended up with. That’s how I ultimately found my person.
Post # 4
I asked my planner to recommend the ones she had worked with while doing styled shoots and/or past brides’ makeup. Once I had a list, I narrowed it down to the MUAs whose aesthetic I liked the most.
Post # 5
I had a friend who’d gotten married a year and a half before me and loved how her & her bridesmaids’ makeup was done- they definitely weren’t too overdone, just all looked like themselves but better, y’know? So I asked her for the recommendation and they happened to also be on my photographer’s recommended list too!
Post # 6
I asked my photographer for recommendations, and cross referenced that list with the HMUAs whose portfolio/aesthetic I liked and also with recommendations from friends who utilize HMUA services.
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2019 - City, State
I’ve been going to my hair dresser for 14 years and she’s an amazing friend. I found my makeup artist on thumbtack and she did a free makeup trial. She did a fantastic job and I was really happy with her.
Post # 8
Thanks! I’ll ask my hair stylist if she reccomends anyone the next time I get my hair cut.
Post # 9
That’s a good idea to ask people who’ve left reviews who they ended up going with. I never would have thought of that!
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
I went on Weddingwire. Asking your photographer or the venue is great advice.
Post # 11
Thanks! I’ll reach out to a recently married friend
Post # 12
Thanks, I’ll ask my photographer and venue for their lists!
Post # 13
Yelp, weddingwire, the knot
ETA: Just be careful with weddingwire or the knot because I ended up falling in love with a photographer, only to find out that she lived 4.5 hours away… So of course I had to pay for her and her husband’s travel fee to have them. Make sure you are looking at vendors near the venue!
Post # 14
Since we’re having a destination wedding, I wasn’t able to ask friends and family for recommendations. I looked up reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google, etc. I then went with the salon that was within my budget. They also had listed on their website which makeup brands they used, which were some of the higher end brands that I like to splurge on occasionally. Then, of course, I talked to them on the phone, asking a lot of questions.
I tried searching on the Knot, and other wedding-related websites, but I kept getting results that were fairly far away. The town we’re getting married in is in Florida, on the central coast. No matter how strict I was on distance, I still got results for Orlando, so it seemed like Central Florida was all one region.
Post # 15
My regular hair dresser did my hair for the wedding. We had a whole plan of keratin treatments and color lined out starting when I got engaged. And it turned out awesome!
As for makeup, my bm’s just went with the MUA from my hairdresser’s salon, but my friend did mine. She said that I should have mine done by someone who sees how I look IRL. She said if I didn’t want her to do it, to take pictures to the MUA and show her what I normally do. I had friends that used that MUA so I felt super comfortable with choosing her.