You want to look and feel amazing on your wedding day, and that’s why hiring the right hair and makeup artist is so important. We asked one of our favorite wedding beauty professionals some questions to help brides as they plan to hire a hair and makeup artist for the big day.
We’ve worked with Shani of Perfect Day Beauty on several occasions and absolutely love her! She is so fun and easy to work with, and has a real gift of enhancing a bride’s natural beauty.
I’m usually in the bridal suite as brides are having their hair and makeup done, so I can say firsthand – Shani has this spirit and excitement about what she does that can make any bride feel beautiful and special on their big day!
A: “Does the artist have a professional website with a variety of images to look at? Does the artist have reviews from previous clients? Does the artist carry professional hair + makeup products that are water resistant or long wearing? And most importantly, is the artist’s kit sanitary and clean?”
A: “My love of makeup comes from being able to enhance a person’s natural features OR completely transform a face. We all have things we love and don’t love about ourselves. My goal is to help brides achieve a look highlighting the things they love the most about themselves and helping them see that even the things they maybe don’t love are still beautiful in their own way.”
A: “I have been in the beauty industry since 2005 but took some time away for family and exploring other career options. I came back full time in 2014 after having my last kiddo and an intense desire to be creative again. My favorite part about working with brides is the connection we form. I am usually one of the very first people to see the bride on her wedding day when all the jitters and nervousness is happening. I want my brides to feel like they are just hanging out with a new friend that is also making their glam dreams come true. I love seeing the transformation of pre hair + makeup to post hair + makeup happen. It’s like watching a burst of confidence and excitement!”
A: “SKIN CARE!!!! Look ladies (and men). Makeup can only do so much. If you will get going with a great skin care routine and start drinking more water, you will have such an easier time with makeup. This includes lip care. Your lips need some exfoliation and hydration love too.”
Erin Fox Photo is a husband and wife photography team based in Nashville, Tennessee photographing weddings and engagements. Available for travel in Middle Tennessee and beyond.