On your wedding day your hair and makeup are just as important as your dress. Get it wrong and it can ruin photographs you’ll have for a lifetime.
That’s why its essential to have a hair and makeup trial – otherwise you’re playing Russian roulette with the way you will look on the day.
1.FIND YOUR INSPIRATION
Gather images of your favourite looks that inspire you. Find hairstyles you like and makeup colours you are drawn to. Then create a ‘mood board’ for your perfect style – Pintrest is perfect for this.
Visuals are a great guide for your Hair and Makeup stylist. They help you share your vision and your personal style. Just remember they are for inspiration. You are unique and you’re not trying to look like your favourite celebrity. Instead this is part of the collaboration between the bride and Coco Bella, to create the perfect look for you.
2 . GET GREAT SKINCARE ADVICE
Don’t be afraid to share your skin care concerns with us. If you have a tendency to breakouts or an oily T-zone let us know. We can work with you to advise you on the perfect skincare regime. Working months in advance we can help you achieve glowing radiant skin so you look flawless on your wedding day.
3.KEEP AN OPEN MIND
Coco Bella are experts and will be able to create a look for your features that you may have never experienced before. It’s not about going crazy – you will still look like you – but just the best possible version of you. Be willing to trust and try something new.
4.BUY YOUR DRESS FIRST
The style and cut of your dress will have a huge impact on your makeup and especially the hair design you choose. Your hair and makeup need to complete your look in perfect harmony with your dress.
You will probably want to show off a wedding dress with a low back in which case an up-do would be perfect to showcase your dress. The style of your dress will also influence how formal or relaxed the hairstyle – whether you choose soft romantic curls, or modern textured braids or a timeless, classic chignon.
5. CHOOSE YOUR BRIDAL HAIR ACCESSORIES
Ideally you would have chosen your hair accessories before your trial. This is especially important if you choose to wear a veil as your hair style will need to incorporate your chosen veil. Or you can also try some couture hair accessories with us at Coco Bella. This will allow you to try different looks to see what really suits you and works with your style and theme on your wedding day.
6. DON’T CONFUSE ‘NATURAL’ WITH ‘NO MAKEUP’
This is not an everyday look nor is it a evening look, it’s your wedding day. When a bride wants to look natural she wants to look like the best version of herself. So you need to avoid extremes- too little can be as bad as too much. Wear too little and sometimes you can ‘disappear’ when you put on your wedding dress. Your makeup should define your features and make you look radiant without ever overpowering you.
7. FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
If you dream of lustrous, long romantic curls on your wedding day but your hair is wispy fine, then there’s nothing wrong with getting a little help. Many brides choose to opt for discreet extensions to give them the longer, thicker hair they want for their special day.
At Coco Bella Bride we offer professional advice on the hair extension type that is perfect for you. We also fit and blend them naturally with your own hair, either for up to six months or temporarily just for your wedding day.
8. BE SELFISH
This is your time. Ideally it should just be you and your hair and makeup stylist. Too many voices can get confusing, especially if you have a very opinionated member in your bridal party. If you must have someone with you then have a trusted friend who ideally arrives towards the end of your personal time with Coco Bella. You want all the focus to be on you so you will be completely confident in your final look.
9. GET FLAWLESS WITH AIRBRUSH
Airbrush makeup is the secret weapon of film and television makeup artists, because it lasts all day and looks flawless on your skin. If you choose the airbrush package with Coco Bella your makeup will stay in place all day. You can even sleep in it and it will remain almost intact until the next day.