Before searching for a makeup artist for your wedding day, get an idea of the look you desire. Browse the many bridal magazines, newspapers and books. Tear out pages with makeup looks you'd like the artist to simulate. Keep seasons and times of the day in mind to see if your level of formality coordinates with this look. Just as the colors in nature change with the seasons, so should your makeup color palettes and types of makeup applications.
Are you a modern bride? Are you a traditional bride? Are you following special cultural practices? If possible, schedule a hair style trial the same day as your makeup trial. Then, to get the “whole picture", try on your veil, headpiece, tiara and, if possible, wedding dress. Doing so will enable you to make adjustments before the big day.
Here are a few tips for locating a NY based makeup artist:
1- Internet: Many websites have listings of local area makeup artists, hair stylists. hair salons and other essential wedding service providers. View the artists or stylists online photo gallery to see samples of their work to see if their style jives with yours. Schedule a trial. Bring your photos.
2- New York Department Stores: Many of the larger cosmetics lines have in-store professional makeup artists who know their products. Get a trial at the counter to see if you are comfortable with their work and personality. Do you feel comfortable? Are they calm and professional? Do you like the results? Hire her!
3- Personal Referrals: If you admired some of your married friends’ wedding hair and makeup, ask for the name and number of their NY hair and makeup artist.
4- Bridal Salon Recommendations: When you're visiting your local NYC bridal salon, ask for their referral for the best local artists. Get website information and contact info and ask why they recommend them.
5- Hotel Wedding Coordinators: Most wedding planners for the big NYC hotels, and some of the smaller, local hotels with reception halls, are familiar with the top New York makeup and hair stylists in your area. Always ask for their ideas and use the advice above to hire the service provider.
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