There are obviously a number of factors that come in to play when you are choosing your makeup and hair artist. Experience, testimonials and reviews, price, to name a few.
In this industry, you really do get what you pay for. Your wedding date is a once in a lifetime event, so be wary of the lowest bidder. Are they professional? Are they reliable? Are they clean? We recommend using a professionally trained artist. Keep in mind that not all schools are the same.
Mei is a top graduate of the Make-up Designory, or MUD, in Los Angeles, where she studied beauty makeup and hair styling, fashion, avant-garde, and character makeup. A MUD graduate is highly skilled and is a great choice.
Artists should have an updated portfolio with a sample of looks, showing a variety of skin tones, hair styles, etc. It is a plus if they have a professionally designed web site with online photos of their work and an easy way to contact them. They should respond quickly to inquires and provide quotes in a timely manner. These are all signs that they are reliable, and that things will go smoothly on your wedding day.
Place of Business
Do they have a studio? Do they operate out of a salon? Do they go on location?
They should be friendly, helpful, honest, and should go above and beyond to design the look you envision during your trial and on the day of your wedding.
You will be photographed with zoom lenses, recorded on HD video cameras, and the center of attention for the wedding guests all day long. Your makeup and hair has to look great the entire day. A trained, experienced artist will make you look beautiful and will help you through your day.