Preparing for your wedding takes some careful consideration. Even more so, preparing for your beauty needs takes the utmost priority! After all, on your wedding day... All eyes will be on you. Including that of many cameras. So, if you are like most brides, you have been considering hiring a make up artist for your big day. We are here to let you know that this is a great idea. It reduces the stress of worrying about applying your own makeup, or negates the need to trust someone who does not do so professionally. However, before hiring a make up artist there are some careful considerations you must make. We've been involved in a wedding here and there, so here is some handy help in assisting you to find the best makeup artist for you and your special day.
As with all of the potential vendor spots for your wedding day, you are going to need to gather up a list of potential candidates for the job. There are numerous ways to compile the list. You can rely on word of mouth. You can ask out in the wild world of social media. Or, you can do your own search via your favorite search engine. Heck, you can even open a phone book if you still have one. The best option however, is to do all of the above. This will give you the best and most comprehensive list of potential artists to work for you.
To narrow down your list further, take the next step and call the make up artists. You'll want to ask about prices and availability. If an artist exceeds your budget, or is not available on the date of your wedding, go ahead and cross them off your list. The next thing you should do is visit the artists. Make the visit in their place of work, if possible (some makeup artists are purely "on site" and don't have a salon or boutique). If they have an office, it's a good idea to observe the condition of their workspace. Chances are pretty good that if they have an immaculate workspace, their work will follow the same thread. However, there's no substitute for a portfolio. So, be sure to make your final determination about the quality of their work based on that. Also, be sure to ask some good questions. A few good ones to ask the artist are, Where did you learn to apply make up?, How long have you been doing make up? Are you willing to travel to me? The final consideration is also important. Their personality. If their personality doesn't mesh with yours, it's likely that they're not a good fit. Your wedding day will come with some inherent stress. You don't want to potentially add to that if at all avoidable. Someone with a personality that meshes with yours is less likely to add stress to your most important of days.
Once you have narrowed your list to about two or three artist schedule trials. A trial is when the artist will do your make up in the same way they will for your wedding. A good make up artist will not finish until you are completely satisfied.
The final step is to book the make up artist for your wedding. An artist may require that you make a down payment and sign a contract. If this is the case, be sure that you have read and fully understand the contract prior to providing a signature. Cincy has a wide variety of artists you can get in touch with. You're sure to find the perfect one for you after a careful and thoughtful search. Good luck!