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MakeUpAs you approach your wedding day, you realize that all eyes will be on you and it will probably be the most wonderful day of your entire life. It is no wonder that you would want to look your absolute best if you are planning the wedding of your dreams. It is for that reason that your hair and make up have to be done professionally.

Bridal hair and make up has become a specialized field and women deserve a more professional service, which they are obviously prepared to pay for as it meets their needs, is of a very high standard and ensures that their special day runs smoothly. Imagine your dismay when your wedding day arrives and your hairdresser is running an hour late or your make up artist gives you a wonderful shiny look that would spoil your treasured photographs forever. With the large sums of money that you invest in making your day perfect, you cannot afford to have your stylist make a mistake. A new generation service has been born out of the need for a bride to know that she looks her best, and as brides are getting dressed at hotels and guest houses, it is imperative that the stylist is able to go to the venue of your choice.

Unfortunately, most hairdressers in South Africa work in privately owned salons and cannot afford to take off work to go out to the bride. The need has therefore arisen for people who specialize in Bridal hair and make up. These stylists see brides each week and are therefore more up to date with the beauty needs of the bride. A top stylist and make up artist will also have an essential knowledge of lighting and photography to ensure that your personal “photo shoot” is perfect. They must also have more training and experience in the art of bridal hairstyling; skin care and corrective make up techniques. Make up worn correctly inspires confidence which is radiated by a women who understands the art and technique used in applying the product successfully.

A top stylist goes a long way to calm those wedding jitters and no amount of planning and spending to make your day successful, can ever eliminate the disaster of a ‘bad hair day’. It is essential that you do your homework and make sure that you choose a stylist that is qualified in their field, has a special understanding of your needs as a bride, and you know can be reliable and give you the service that you require. These stylists do however come at a price and it would be unfair to compare them to the prices charged in your regular salons. Keep in mind that you are paying for a service that will add to the success of your wedding, and for a specialist that will ensure that you have the perfect look to go with your dress and your personality. Take the time to view portfolios and find out if your stylist is a qualified professional hairdresser and make up artist before you decide on whom to book for your wedding. Also enquire about the quality of the products that they use, as this is not the time for a ‘break out’!

Keep in mind that a bridal specialist will charge according to their qualifications and experience as well as the level of service that you can expect. Due to the very nature of this unique service you will need to book your appointments with them 3 to 12 months in advance and I always advise my brides to have their trial 3 to 6 months before the wedding to ensure that their skin and hair are in perfect condition.

Rest assured these stylists will ensure that you walk down the aisle on time and confident that you look your best and the service you will receive will go beyond your normal trip to the salon. This will all add to the whole experience, making it a more enjoyable day to remember


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