Post # 1
I don’t know what’s wrong with me…My wedding is September 14th and I still haven’t booked hair and make up. My four bridesmaids have all told me they want to get their hair and make up done with me, which I’m psyched about!
I’m having some major anxiety with booking this though! I’m not sure if it’s because I really want it to be nice, or what but I can’t seem to pick up the phone and call. I don’t know where to start, nor do I know ANYTHING about make up or where to go. I wear mascara and lip gloss if I remember. Time is winding down and I need to figure this out! Has anyone felt like this with hair and make up, or am I a weirdo?
I’m in Oshawa Ontario Canada, if that helps at all…I just don’t know what to do!
Post # 3
What you need to do is ask your friends, even just people you know, if there is a salon that they really like. Start there. You can even look up salons in your area on the internet. Then call them up or walk in, tell them your situation. They will be able to tell you everything you need to know. You just have to start some where. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 4
Try looking on Kijiji for independant/free-lance artists. That’s what I did, I found a local makeup girl and hair girl and they are charging quite a bit less than the pro companies (like MAC, Pretty In Pink etc).
If you don’t mind spending a lot, google Pretty In Pink, they are a mobile hair and makeup service. They have fantastic work, but as I said, very pricey.
Post # 5
As an artist, here’s an easy way to streamline things in communicating with us.
Step 1 – First things first, you need to figure out your budget – a high-low.
Step 2 – You can use Google, Kijiji, Yelp, etc to find artists near you. If they have an online portfolio, great – look through it and see whose work you like. Make a priority list – favorite at the top, etc.
Step 3- Now call! Ask if they have your date available. If they don’t, cross them off and move onto the next one. If they do have the date available, tell them WHERE you’ll be getting married at and HOW MANY will be needing services. At this point they should tell you their rates, if they have minimums, and what is included in the rate (write this all down b/c you will forget). Do the numbers work for your budget? Schedule a trial ASAP.
Step 4 – Try to have a clear idea of what you would like your wedding makeup and hair to look like. Bring photos but try not to bring too many ideas to the trial session or else you may be charged extra for going over your appointment. A good artist will help narrow down your ideas.
Step 5 – Trial over and done with – do you like it? Did you love the artist? If you don’t, repeat step 3. If you do like or love everything, look over the contract, sign, and send with your deposit.
Step 6 – Relax in knowing that that is done.