This shouldn’t come as a shock, but hair and makeup artists should work closely together to achieve your perfect wedding day look. This means good communication, trial runs, and proper timing on the wedding day and leading up to it. I interviewed a fabulous hair stylist, Ashley Moran, of Ringlets Studio to get some more insight:
- Do brides typically know what look they want when they come to you, or do they look to you for opinions?
My typical bride comes in with an idea or ideas they are envisioning for their wedding day. I typically ask them to bring in more than 1 picture. I also always want to see a picture of the dress (best part about being on the bridal styling team is I get to be one of the first to see the dress). I have a consultation and figure out what will truly work best, it’s all about your dress and what you will feel comfortable wearing all night dancing and sometimes in the heat! A big suggestion I make to brides is don’t be afraid to add hair extensions on the big day. Just like your MUA would suggest lashes.
- What are the benefits of communicating with the MUA & bride about the overall look prior to the big day?
Style and presentation. You wouldn’t want a cake half frosted. Having a team that works together on your wedding day look is key!
- What is your favorite hairstyle to do on brides?
Truly anything that brings the brides natural beauty out and showcases who they are as a person. It all depends on the bride and the dress. But if I really had to pick I love a classic pulled back and off the neck style.
-What suggestions do you have for brides who are looking to hire a hair stylist for their wedding or elopement?
You want a Stylist who will listen but isn’t scared to say that won’t work. It’s taken me many years to feel comfortable to tell a bride that style may not work and here is why. You also want someone who will enjoy your big day as much as you and is excited to be there.
To chat more with Ashley & review her work- check out her Instagram at:
Hillary Fay, Vermont Makeup Artist.