Thank you so much for your professionalism and friendliness. That day had the potential to be quite stressful and it was great to have someone as confident and cheerful as you come in and do excellent work.
I loved the convenience of having all our hair done in the comfort of my own home. The stylist [Renee] was friendly and made us all feel at ease and by the end all our hair was perfectly styled for my special day. Thank you hair at home for making my big day perfect without the stress.
All I can say is that Kerrie had done an excellent and superb job for my wedding day. She made me feel like a princess and for the first time in my life I could actually say that I also felt beautiful. She was very efficient and much fun to be with and everyone at my wedding had commented on my hair and makeup which infact it was hard for me to undo my hair as I loved it so much and did not want to undo it. So thankyou so much Kerrie and I will highly recommend you to any of my friends.
Kerrie and her Hair at Home team were fantastic. They were understanding and cooperative and provided an excellent service. They are quite experienced in Wedding hair and are very skilled in the ways that they deal with Brides and the Bridal Party. I would highly recommend Hair at Home to anyone who is wanting beautiful hair delivered in a professional and courteous manner.
The service I received was excellent. Anita did such a fantastic job and it made the day run smoothly with no stress. Everyone commented on the hair and make-up – even my husband noticed and commented twice that he really liked it!
My wedding was on 8 November and Nicole styled my hair. The hair style she did was absolutely incredible!!! A lot of people commented on my hair that day and Nicole created the style I was exactly looking for. I am an extremely fussy person when it comes to my hair escially my hair on my wedding day and I was 110% satisfied with Nicole’s work. She did a wonderful job and listened to everything I had to say about how I wanted my hair done. I would recommend Nicole to anyone I know. Thanks Nicole for your wonderful work!!!!
Thankyou Hair at Home. I was delighted with the way my hair turned out on the day and thanks for the help getting into the wedding dress too!
Thank you very much for the job you did on my wedding day. We got many compliments on how good our hair and makeup looked and the hair stayed on all day which was great. I would not hestitate in recommending you. Thank you once again.
10 Wedding Makeup Tips for Your Perfect Look
With our 10 great wedding makeup tips we not only think you will look great for your wedding day but feel comfortable and feel great.
1. Basic Skin Care
When it comes to wedding makeup tips this is a biggie! A solid regimen of skin and nail care is the best way to get the ‘total look’ you want. Talk to a beautician regarding a skin and nail care plan. This may mean regular facials starting two months before the wedding. Also don’t forget your nails. Start having weekly manicures about 8 weeks before the wedding. Well kept nails are stronger and less likely to break.
2. Choosing a makeup artist
A makeup artists skill comes from experience. Talk to the artist about where they trained. A makeup artist should know about highlighting, shading, how lighting affects the makeup and how to apply makeup for photography. Ask what they have done in the past and if they have photos of their work to show you.
3. Where to find a makeup artist
The best way is by referral, but there is the yellow pages, internet and bridal magazines. Also try department stores – most girls behind the cosmetic counters are trained in makeup application as well as many beauticians.
4. What look to go with?
What style ultimately depends on your personal preference, but you should consider:
- Time of the ceremony – Day or evening? Lighter more natural makeup is suitable for daytime with more dramatic looks saved for the evening
- Is the ceremony inside or outside? Lighting plays an important part in the choice of the makeup application.
- How long do you need the style to last? Will you need to your makeup touched up, or will it last?
5. At the Trial
Have pictures available to help your makeup artist design a look for you. Also have your head bridesmaids with you for other opinions of the makeup.
- What makeup brands they use?
- Mention if you have any skin problems e.g sensitive skin or allergies.
- Makeup colours should compliment the dress and flowers. Warm neutral tones create a natural look which is often advisable.
This is one of the most important of our wedding makeup tips.
6. Things to avoid
- Bright coloured lipsticks eg. fuchsia, blue-reds and burgundy these colours appear dark and occassionally black in photographs.
- Frosted eye colours as they can be too reflective and flare at the camera, although modern shimmery looks are okay if applied correctly
7. Things to buy
Before the day, have these ready in case you need to fix your makeup:
- A press powder foundation
- Waterproof mascara
Your makeup artist will advise on shades and brands.
8. Pre-wedding Treatments
A nice idea is to have a facial a couple of weeks before the wedding. No closer than this because toxins which come out during and after the facial may cause pimples, which we don’t want on the day. You might also want to consider a manicure on the day or just before.
9. On the Day
Plan and keep to a schedule. Make sure that you eat and brush your teeth before makeup is applied so not to damage the application. Allow approximately 30 mins per person. Where possible, the hairstylist and makeup artist should alternate between people to save time.
10. Doing it Yourself
Although not strictly fitting with wedding makeup tips, I understand you might want to do your own makeup. I would recommend you having private lessons with a professional. They can give pointers on how to bring out the best in you, and tips on makeup applications for the camera.
Remember it’s all about flattering you, not just what’s in fashion.
We hope that these wedding makup tips have been useful in preparation for your big day.
10 Wedding Hair Tips to Get Perfect Wedding Hair
|Our list of 10 wedding hair tips will help you choose the right style and help things go smoothly for you look and feel great on your wedding day.|
|1. Plan Ahead
This is all about deciding on the type of style you are looking for. Look through magazines and not just bridal ones. The glossy bridal shoots are often designed for the studio and are often impractical for an actual wedding. Talk to your hairdresser – they know you and your likes and will be able to suggest a style that would suit you. Also talk to them about a hair care regime. Planning makes perfect so this is number one of our wedding hair tips.
2. Basic Haircare
This comes down to using the right product for your hair type. Your stylist can advise you on a hair care regime which is suitable for your hair.Have regular cuts every 6 weeks with treatments. If you colour your hair it is important to use the right products – normally a colour-care shampoo and conditioner, plus a leave-in treatment. These help prevent colour fade and maintain the vibrancy and condition of your hair. I recommend you have your hair cut and coloured one week before the wedding to allow your hair to settle.
3. Which style?
The style ultimately depends on your personal preference, but you should also consider:
Some guidelines when choosing a style are:
Extra tip to our 10 wedding hair tips: If you have decided on an elegant upstyle then wash your hair the night before as most hairdressers prefer to work with slightly dirty hair on the day. Your own natural oils will help keep your hair shiny and smooth.
Some hairstyles can add inches to a bride’s height and shorter brides may choose to use this to their advantage.
Some accessory suggestions:
5. Salon, or mobile hairdresser?
This is your personal decision, and to be honest the quality of the work provided by either should not vary. Our key wedding hair tips for this are; Make sure you trial your hairdresser somewhere between 2-3 months before your wedding. This allows plenty of time should something not work at the trial.
Advantage: Often you can get everyone done at once
Disadvantages: May be multiple stylists involved whose work may vary. You still have to coordinate getting everyone to and from the salon.
Advantage: They come to you so that you are not rushing around on the day.
Disadvantage: Might be only one hairdresser, so with a large wedding may mean an early start.
6. How to choose a Hairdresser
Talk to a couple of hairdressers and listen to what they have to say about your hair and what they would do with it. They should discuss your hair history, type of colours you’ve had in the past, type of cuts you have had and what you did or didn’t like about them, and generally get to know you and your tastes.
7. The Wedding Trial
The second highest of our wedding hair tips because at the trial you should talk about the dress and the image that you want.
Have any pictures which you have found, available to help your stylist with your design.
Have your head bridesmaids with you to give advice.
Costs will vary from hairdresser to hairdresser so make sure you get prices beforehand.
Extra tip to our 10 wedding hair tips: When trialling a hairdresser look for:
8. Who goes first on the day?
We always start with the bridesmaids and make sure that good communication is maintained to allow for changes in the hairstyles as we go. Then we do the bride’s mother and any other people which are booked in. The bride should be done last or as near to last as possible to make sure that she looks fresh. Last but not least the flower girls. Because of their age flower girls hair tends to be fine and wispy, and often does not hold styles well, plus they sometimes get impatient waiting for everyone else to be finished.
9. Pre-wedding cut / colour
Your pre-wedding cut should always be done by the hairdresser that will be doing your hair on the day of the wedding. This avoids any chance of the hairdresser having difficulties with the style on the day. If you have to have a different hairdresser cut your hair, make sure they show you how much they are taking off before they start cutting.
Any colour work should be done one to two weeks before the wedding. Style and colour changes aren’t recommended just before the wedding, and definitely not on the day. Although it seems low on the list this is one of the most important wedding hair tips
10. On the day
You will need to keep to a schedule. Try to wash your hair the night before rather than on the day.
Allow approximately 40 minutes for hair styling per person. Making a schedule for people to work by will help.
The order that hair and makeup will be done will be as we described in number 8 of our wedding hair tips above.
Try to make sure that there are no errands outstanding. Interruptions can cause stylists to lose concentration and may cause your party to run behind schedule.