(Closed) I am in Makeup/Hair Hell

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly, it stinks but like mom always says “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” because failure is just one step on the road to success and all that. But thank goodness you have time, you’re wedding isn’t until September. I recently had someone chop 2 inches (rather than 1/4th of an inch off my hair) and I remember the tears and the bridal sorrow I had of not reaching my length goal, but honestly it’s fixable- so is the hair style/makeup!

Post # 4
3 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

I dont think that you are destined to do your own hair and makeup. I’m really picky with my hair so what I do when I go to the salon is to let them know how picky i am before they even touch my hair. LOL If you let the stylist know your concerns,he/she is more likely to ask you more questions about about what you like, which might lead to better results. Being vocal about what you like and dont like  will probably lead them in a better direction. As a Makeup Artist and a client I totally understand that people are sensitive about what they like. So when you are looking for artists and have your next trial, in addition to trying to be specific about what you like, try to collect pictures from a magazine or the web of hair and makeup styles that you like. This is the greatest help for me because a picture is really better than 1000 words. 

Hopefully this helps and keep on searching, Im sure you will find someone to suit our tastes. Because it’s not being picky it’s just you knowing what you want : ) 


Warmest Regards,

Ellen B



Post # 5
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Go to your makeup trial with your normal day to day makeup on. Explain, very specifically, what you want. For me, i tend to wear a light violet/gray shade of eyeshadow and minimal foundation, but I do wear brown eyeliner and mascara. Not everyone wears eyeliner or does eye makeup the same way so I wanted her to see how I look, day to day. Anyways, the lady said it was really helpful for me to show her how I normally wear my makeup, then I said I wanted to punch it up some but didn’t want color necessarily (no green or violet eyeshadow please). We went with chocolates and pinks after showing her pictures of the bridesmaid dresses (champagne pink and champagne), the style of my dress, and the hairstlye (romantic-y) look i was going for. I also showed her my favorite lipstick color (Clinique Apple Brandy) and we played with colors that went well with it.

I got my makeup done by my bikini waxer (who also does makeup) one time for a wedding I was in. I always shower before I go see her (and hence have no makeup on) and I ended up with makeup that was SO WEIRD because it was nothing like what I’d normally wear.

THat might help! I’d give it another shot, bring photos/ideas, magazine looks, all kinds of goodies with you.

Post # 6
25 posts

I agree with all the great advice you have received so far. I would like to add that it will be helpful to view potential artists’ portfolios first to see if their work is on the right track. If you don’t like any of the work in the photos you most likely won’t like their work on you.

Look at your calender and find a few upcoming events that would be appropriate for you to have your makeup done for… an engagement party, a photo shoot, a great party, etc. and use these occasions to try a few more preapproved artists out.

Lastly, are you looking for one person to do both your hair and makeup, or one for each? Often an artist is better at one than the other. It might be easier to find one great hairstylist and one great makeup artist.

Good luck!

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I paid for 2 trials with different artist and don’t give up because …Well I think the wedding day is super stressful and worrying about your makeup just makes it WORSE.

Ultimately my mother-in-law also had a say in this, but I agree with lisa above.  What helped me decide was the first artist who did makeup and hair didn’t WOW me with her hair skills but did a great job with my makeup, while the second place had a hairstylist specializing in hair, and a makeup artist specializing in makeup.  It was an easy decision after weighing in the hair factor! 

Post # 8
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I totally wanted to be pampered too, I mean hello it was my wedding day!  But it was not to be…no one could do a good job with my makeup, I always ended up looking way older!  So I did my makeup myself and went to a salon to get my hair done, I couldn’t afford to have someone come to our venue to do our hair, they wanted an insane amount of $, but it all worked out for the best!  I felt like ME!

Post # 9
3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just keep researching. I”m sure you’ll find someone you like.

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