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Wedding Hair and Make Up - Melbourne - how to choose

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#1 erin993



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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:42 PM

As someone who does not normally wear make up - nor do I spend a lot of time on my hair - I am finding it extremely difficult to choose a hair or make up person for my big day. Funnily enough the rest of the time I don't care but this is another one of those things I want to be absolutely perfect.

One of the hardest things is - the trials are so very expensive. How is it that a trial that you have to travel to them and is half the time can be as little as only $10 less than what it is on the day when they come to you and spend double the time - some of them the same price.

I have no idea where to start - so many reccomendations online - also so many non-reccomendations of the same people. I guess I want something between sexy/dramatic and natural. Photo's on the websites if only professional models don't help - they are models - and then some have photo's of brides taken with poor quality cameras that don't do the MUA or hairdresser justice.

With hair - I have very long thick hair and I THINK I want an updo - but not the tight, pulled back and in curlers pinned up that i've had for every other formal event I've had my hair done for. I am thinking like this:


What do I do? ARGH!

#2 kate2177



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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:46 PM

I don't know about makeup, but do you have any friends who've had their hair in an updo for an occasion who you could ask to recommend a hairdresser? Probably an opinion from someone you trust would be the best way of finding a hairdresser.

Do you currently have a hairdresser? If so it may be worth asking them if they have an 'updo expert' in the salon (quite often the one who does your colour or cut will not be the one doing the updo, as they specialise in each area) and maybe you could ask them a few questions, bring in the photo to see if they sound confident about managing that hairstyle on your hair?

Btw it's a gorgeous updo! good luck in your search.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:35 AM

I am also someone who doesn't wear makeup often, but luckily for me, my makeup artist and hair dresser is going to be by a lady who has done the hair and makeup for my sisters and my deb balls, and my mums wedding to my step dad.

She is a mobile makeup artist who comes to your home. I know she offers airbrush makeup if you would like something lighter.

Her website is here

In her gallery section, they are not models, just regular brides/debs/students going to formal (I know this because my sisters and I are in the pictures!)

Good luck

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:46 PM

I think that the trial can sometimes cost nearly as much as 'on the day' because sometimes the trial takes longer than 'on the day' as you may not be sure what you want when you are getting the trial. I know my trial went for nearly two hours and she tried 3 different hairstyles before I found the one I wanted - on the day, it only take 45 minutes for her to do it.
I also don't wear a lot of makeup so was cautious about this and made sure she knew that and that I wanted to go with fairly natural colours. I was extremely happy with my make up in the end - I had a fair amount on (though you have to for it to show up in the photos) but it was still quite natural in how it looked. If you are worried, make sure you have a makeup trial too and voice your concerns/throughts to the makeup artist. If they are good, they will listen to you and talk you through it. smile.gif

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:36 PM

I found a local wedding magazine (sunshine coast) in the newsagency and they had heaps of pictures by local suppliers so I was able to choose one based on what they can do. They are all models, but at least when I turn up with the pics they'll know exactly what I want.

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