5 tips to find a wedding artist you will love!

Choosing your wedding vendors can be a daunting task. With so many options to choose from and so many different services offered, it can be hard to determine who is the right fit for you and your wedding. 

I have compiled a list of 5 things to look for when choosing your wedding hair stylist and makeup artist! These are some of the basics to consider when narrowing down your choices.

Style

Does the style of their work reflect your own personal style? Sure, most artists are able to create a variety of looks so this isn’t neccessarily a deal breaker. But, if a bridal artist is constantly creating works that you love then they are more likely to intuitively know the look that will suit you and your tastes best. 

personality

You will be spending a fair amount of time with your wedding makeup artist and hair stylist. You will be communicating with them on and off for months, having a trial with them, and spending the day with them as you prepare to walk down the aisle. If you don’t like their personality, or find them difficult to communicate with, that could come into play!

reviews

Reviews are a great way to see whether your wedding makeup and hair stylist has a history of happy clients. If you look a bit deeper into these you can learn a lot more! 

Look for the words that keep appearing. Reviews can give you a good insight into their on the day presence and what they may bring to your wedding day. Are people constantly refer to your artist as calming or relaxing? This could be the artist for you if you know you are prone to stress or will appreciate these qualities. Are the reviews stating that they are fun and bubbly? That’s great if you’re looking for someone high energy! 

reliability

It is important to keep in mind that bridal makeup and hair artists do have other commitments and often work out of the office so they can’t always reply to enquiries in a timely manner, but if an artist is consistently not responding to your messages that could be a red flag!

Unfortunately I hear far too often of artists who cancel last minute or who simply disappear. The hair and makeup industry in Australia is not heavily regulated and it is easy for anyone to claim they are a hair stylist or makeup artist. While there are many highly trained professional artists out there, there are also a number of people who do makeup as a hobby or a side hustle. This means they may not prioritise your wedding the same way a commited professional artist would. Be sure when selecting your artist that they are truely invested in their business, and that they have a back up plan in case any emergencies occur in the lead up to your wedding!

price, location and availability

I’ve left the logistics to last because while they are crucial for securing your artist they aren’t neccesarily deal breakers. Most artists do offer mobile services, and if you get in early (I’m talking a year or two for popular wedding months!) you can secure an artist you love!

Once you’ve narrowed down to a couple of wedding hair and makeup artist who would fit with your wedding vision it’s time to get contacting!

If I’m one of those artist, reach out below!