WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE PROFESSIONAL WEDDING BEAUTY TEAM??  I get this question a lot. People want to use their personal hair stylist for their wedding...or their cousin who’s SUPER good at makeup.  I totally get it. You have those personal connections and brings even more intimacy to your wedding day. But promise me, you will hire and use stylists and artists that experienced in the world of weddings on your wedding day.  And planners, encourage your clients to hire professionals and help them understand why.

Here are just a few reasons….

  1. TIMING:  Wedding schedules move fast AF.  When you have yourself, 6 bridesmaids, and 2 moms...That is 9 people needing hair and makeup.  Stylists/Artists versed in weddings are quick. They can bang out a full makeup application or a full updo in just 30 minutes.  While your personal hairdresser might be AMAZING, they may not have the experience to spend 1 hour on you, and 30 minutes on other services.  It doesn’t mean they aren’t skilled...it’s just not what they do every day. If you are dead set on using your own hair stylist, consider using him or her just for you, and another stylist(s) for everyone else.

  2. QUALITY:  Artists and stylists that trained in weddings know how to make it last.  Wedding make up artists know how to apply make up in a way that will A. last all day and B. look good in flash photography.  Wedding hair stylists know some sort of crazy magic to work quickly while also ensuring that every bobby pin will not move 1 mm.  It’s true! Every time I’ve had my hair and makeup done by one of the beauty teams I work with, I come home at midnight and look EXACTLY the same way I did when they finished...minus the lipstick I was too lazy to reapply.

  3. LESS STRESS:  Because wedding beauty teams and produce high quality in a short time, which in turn keeps you on schedule, there will be less stress the morning of the wedding.  Think about it...hair and makeup is the very first segment of time of your wedding. Do you want to lag behind and feel stressed? It will set a tone for the entire wedding day (even just subconsciously), and you don’t want to feel like you are in a rush the rest of the day.