Spring is in the air which means blossoms (everywhere), flowy dresses (everyday), glasses of rosé (all day long) and most importantly – it is the start of wedding season. Wedding season is a busy time for the beauty industry. They say summer bodies are made in winter BUT do they know that bridal beauty is also ‘made’ in winter?
As Kim Hartley, Principal of Beauty Therapy Institute in Secunda says: “With all the emerging trends in the beauty industry such as lash extensions, brow tinting and shaping, micro-needling and the like, many brides shift wedding make-up to the side and only start to think about it closer to the actual wedding date.”
There is enough that could go wrong on a wedding day and a bride’s make-up doesn’t need to be one of them. Many women choose to have their wedding make-up done professionally so that there’s one less thing to worry about, and so that they can look and feel their best, ever. Not all weddings are white nor take place in a church or formal environment. It’s therefore impossible to generalise on what traditional wedding make-up should look like these days. A make-up artist should be fluent in various techniques and styles in order to cater to every bride’s needs. The best way to do this is to spend time with your client beforehand.
Here are things to consider asking:
The date and time of the wedding: This may seem obvious, however particular treatments require specific lead times. It is best to inform your bride early on as to which treatments should be done and when, as well as the pre-wedding make-up trial. As to the time of the wedding, it’s important to know whether it’s taking place in the morning or afternoon and indoors or outdoors as make-up will differ, depending on the setting and time of day.
Details of the wedding dress and bridesmaids colours: The colour of the wedding dress will influence the make-up. A light-coloured wedding dress needs to have a more natural make-up look, as opposed to a darker colour. And the theme colour of the bridesmaids and general décor will also affect the colours chosen.
The client’s experience with make-up: A wedding day is not the right time to go for a dramatic change in make-up if the bride hardly ever wears any make-up. The bride must still be comfortable and recognisable!
The Beauty Therapy Institute is offering 10% discount off an incredible combination of courses for this month:
Lash extensions, Threading, Lash and Brow Tinting and Shaping, Bridal, Day and Night make up and Manicures.
Course value: R12 550.00. Save R1 255.00.
Only pay R11 295.00. Kits: R7 700.