Post # 1
Hair or makeup? My makeup artist INSISTS that it’s better to do my makeup first because the hairspray will help to "set" my makeup. I’ve never heard of this and have always had my hair done first. Not only that but when I mentioned that I’m not a morning person and would prefer to sleep in for a bit that day then eat a bagel or something as I’m getting my hair done, this was her reply to me…
Darling, it’s a once in a lifetime occasion. Unless you decide to divorce but that’s a whole different end. 630 is not early, and there’s also a magical brew called coffee. morning person or not, that day will most definitely keep you up and running. it’s going to be awfully hectic. but we want it to run smoothly, so i don’t want to be running around and about lipstick here and there, so im going to do your lipstick. you are going to get that same lipstick and reapply yourself after lunch. skip the munchies. eat once and do it at lunch. or have a big breakfast and i’ll do you as soon as you finish breakfast.
Do I listen to what she says and do my makeup first since she’s the "professional"or do I tell her that I would prefer to have my hair done. I’m a little afraid she’s gonna get pissed off and screw up my makeup on purpose!
Post # 3
My make-up artist, also a professional, insisted we do make-up second. I think that unless your hair is being washed in the process of the hair, I don’t think it matters what comes first.
Post # 4
I actually wanted to have my makeup done first and my hair done second so that my hair wouldn’t fall as much by the time the wedding came along. But…I was told by my professionals that hair always comes first. They sprayed it enough that it didn’t fall at all…even the next day!!
I don’t know if this helps but both of the people who did my hair/makeup work in the entertainment industry as their day job. Not sharing this to sound cool or whatever but just sharing their credentials so you can hear the opinions of people who have to have their work last for hours under harsh conditions. If they had me do my hair first…I would think that’s the way to go. Just sayin’ I am definetly not an expert but that was my experience. Hope that helps!
PS- I was also told not to wash my hair the day of because it is easier to style and holds better. I guess it depends on the style you are going with.
Post # 5
I think it depends on the style you are choosing and the weather, but if you want it one specific way (hair first) just explain why–setting your make-up with hairspray is not enough of a reason–if it is even a good idea at all! I truly think hair first is the way to go.
Post # 6
I’m getting makeup first, just so I have makeup on in the pictures at the salong. Also, you title really makes me want to say "first comes love, then comes marriage…" Oh my, I am a dork!
Post # 7
Ew, that sounds gross. Who wants hairspray all over their face?? The salon at which I’m getting my hair done always does hair first, makeup second.
Post # 8
My hair and makeup artist begins my hair but does my makeup before she finishes the hair. She said it’s because she doesn’t want to spray my hair and get anything on my face because airbrush make up doesn’t adhere as well if there is anything on your face (including moisturizer). Perhaps your artist just wants to make sure she has the best canvas possible on your face before hairspray and other products come out.
Post # 9
Well, ‘darling’, you need a new makeup artist. Any wedding vendor that mentions divorce should not be in the business. Your vendor should listen to your requests. As a professional, she can offer her expertise, but if you have a different idea, she should not insist that you do it her way — this is your day. If sleeping in and eating a bagel helps you relax, then that is exactly what you should do!
And if you want a snack, you should have it — lipstick or not! Your wedding is not the day to skip breakfast. I get really grumpy when I’m hungry and worse things happen when my blood sugar gets low…
And ewww… I have never heard of spraying your face with hairspray to set the makeup. My hair stylist always goes to extreme measures to keep the spray off my face.
Post # 10
I so agree you should get a new make-up artist, but to be fair to her, I dont think she meant actually SPRAYING the face with hairpspray she just likely meant the bits that end up on the face will set it, but I disagree, usually your face gets protected from the shiny bits of hairspray
Post # 11
I have, in the past, set my own makeup with hairspray. Yes, it’s gross, and yes, you can come to regret it a couple of days later, but in my experience, if you set it with hairspray, it will not budge. At all. Come tears, come hurricane, nothing. Unless I discover another miracle solution before the wedding, I will probably use hairspray that day. But that’s totally independent of hair.
That said, I usually like to do hair before makeup, just because all those hot styling implements tend to make me melt, especially if I’m nervous already.
Post # 12
I don’t know about the hair/makeup part (although I think I’d rather hair first), but the tone of that email really turned me off. Unless I absolutely loved what she did to my face or absolutely didn’t have time to find someone else, I’d drop her.
And definitely eat whenever you want to. Having the perfect lips would NOT make breaking down and losing it due to low glucose levels worth it!
Post # 13
Wow Ive never heard of setting your makeup with hairspray. Now I want to try it, as bad as it sounds lol.
Your makeup artist is a rude little cookie, I hate it when people talk down on you only because shes the professional. YOU are the one paying and she shouldn’t tell you when and what to eat.
Post # 14
Is this makeup artist a friend, or just a vendor? I ask because any non-friend vendor who spoke to me like that wouldn’t be my vendor much longer! Mentioning divorce and that passive-aggressive tone would make me crazy.
If you’re going to keep her, thank her for her advice and expertise, but let her know that you’d like it done on your timeline.