Oh Lordy, I get this question ALLLLLLLLL the time! SERIOUSLY like at least once a day and definitely from pretty much every groom/man I've ever met. "You want to spend how much on that company to come do you hair and makeup?" "Can't you do your own hair and makeup?" "Lindsey, how will you ever make a career out of wedding day hair and makeup?"
Don't worry, this is not a venting blog post! I PROMISE! Stick with me here.
Here's the big deal!
Now did I create this image, heck no, that's all amber and her FABULOUS AMAZING talent! And of course our sweet bride Alyssa and her hubby Josh and the love they have for each other. But see that amazing chignon, perfectly placed under that veil, that red lip grinning from ear to ear. That my friends is confidence! Confidence is everything to a woman! (You guys should know that by now!) We as women want to feel gorgeous as we walk down that isle toward the man we've waited for since we were a little girl!
We want to radiate beauty, and grace. And by George we really just want to knock your dern socks off! We want to be so gorgeous that you are just 100% blown away! That's how it is. That's how it will always be! I've met hundreds of brides, all different personalities, all different styles, and not one of them has ever said "It's okay if I don't feel beautiful on my wedding day."
So that's the big deal, there it is, I threw it on the table. It's a day of spending time with your closest girlfriends, your sisters, your sister to be, your mom and your soon to be mother-in-law. Listening to music, drinking mimosas and waiting for someone else to make you beautiful.
So grooms still want to know, "Why can't you just do it yourself?" This is no scientific fact, it hasn't been surveyed or proven. But every time I have a big event to go to it never fails that something goes wrong, my hair just wont lay right or do what I want it to do. My winged eye just isn't quite as winged on the right as it is on the left. It's always something. It just is. And I'm a hair stylist and a makeup artist, so can you imagine what can go wrong when you try to do it yourself on wedding day?
You worry about the flowers arriving, the DJs set up, whether or not your groom has shown up to the venue yet. You have about a million things going through your mind on your wedding day and the last thing you need to think about is why wont this stupid bang do what I want it to do, or how the heck do you even do a smoky eye?
Take your stress level down a notch and hire a professional hair stylist and makeup artist. It's a big deal!
(cover photo by Danielle Flake Photography)