Check out Esther and Paul's wedding day story whose hair and makeup we did earlier this month (for Esther and her 3 bridesmaids and not Paul!) at The Connaught Hotel in Bournemouth provided by Charles Thorne Photography.
To find out more about bridal hair styling and makeup with us for your November wedding or any other month - don't hesitate to get in touch.
Fifty Shades of Nude?
Being a bridal makeup artist one of the most requested thing a bride will ask us for at their wedding makeup trial run is a "natural look".
According to Google natural makeup means a no makeup look which defines the features without any major changes ie minimal contouring, shading and no bright colours. Basically a nude or almost no makeup look!
What does nude mean to you?
With so many shades of nude or natural it can sometimes be complicated describing what wedding day makeup look you'd like us to create. That's where as an experienced makeup artist comes in!
When meeting you for the first time we carry out a consultation for the first 10 - 20 minutes of your trial appointment. We discuss your wedding ideas, your usual skincare and makeup routine, as well as any known allergies and what makeup you use to transform your look from day to night.
Some of our bridal clients aren't used to wearing any makeup at all which isn't a problem as makeup for non makeup wearers can be a scary thing! If this sounds like you, you'll be pleased to know we'll always stick to the left hand side of the chart below for your eyes to start with.
It's always easier for us to add more makeup than take it away. However, we do understand that natural means different things to different people which is why it's helpful for you to bring some images for inspiration to your makeup trial.
If your nude inspiration is smokey and sultry eyes paired with a peachy nude lip or more of a light gold shimmer with a bold glossy lip we will work with you to find your wedding day natural makeup look all in your own time and privacy in a strictly hygienic environment too.
We usually carry out your makeup trial together with your hair trial whenever possible approximately 3 months before your wedding day to give you an overall idea of how your wedding day look will come together.
However, you're always welcome to try before you buy and book in a makeup session with us at any time, even if you haven't yet paid your deposit and secured your wedding date with us yet.
Do you have an upcoming Christmas Party or Black Tie Event? Then why not take the opportunity to treat yourself to a 1 to 1 makeover in the comfort of your own hotel room or home?
We always use top quality products from brands such as Mii Cosmetics (perfect if you have sensitive skin), Fenty Beauty, HUDA Beauty, Laura Mercier to name a few.
Christmas party makeup from £45. Strip Lashes £5.
Contact Olga to check availability!
Hands up if you like Pick n Mix?
We're not talking gummy bears and fizzy cola bottles, (although we can be partial to the odd strawberry lace or two), today we're talking Pick n Mix Pricing!
With the cost of living crisis (is anyone else bored of that phrase yet?!) we understand that you want to get the best value for money when choosing your wedding day suppliers and for your Wedding Hair and Makeup.
That's why we you'll be pleased to know we've introduced Pick n Mix Pricing!
What is Pick n Mix Pricing?
If you're looking for the most experienced Makeup Artist and Hair Styling team for your wedding who are used to dealing with all sorts of situations that could crop up on your wedding morning then you'll definitely want to book our Head Makeup Artist, Olga and Head Stylist, Tandee for your wedding day!
What about a Senior Hair Stylist or Junior Makeup Artist?
These girls are a fab addition to our team and happy to assist with weddings following the lead of our Head Stylist and Makeup Artist and can also be booked to work on their own.
So Who Will you Choose?
If you can't quite make up your mind or want the best of both - why not pick and choose your level of skill for your hair stylist and makeup artist within the Barnet and Boatrace team?
It might be that you're a more mature bride so would feel better suited with our Head or Senior Makeup Artist. Or you'd like our Head Makeup Artist but have a more relaxed approach to your hair so would be happy with a Senior or Junior Stylist. Either way, we're happy to work around you. Just mention in your enquiry whether you'd like a quote for a Head, Senior or Junior Artist.
All of our quotes are prepared bespoke as at Barnet and Boatrace we feel that one price does not fit all.
To find out more about how much your dream wedding hair and makeup look will cost for you and your bridesmaids then don't delay - check out our example price list and get in touch today!
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