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Wedding Beauty Tips

Posted by Sam's Makeup on February 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM

My first advice to you is don’t just go for the best price when choosing someone for hair and make-up, but go for someone that you trust. You should make sure that they understand your needs so that you feel 100% confident on your big day and are not stressed.


  • Get plenty of beauty sleep two nights before your wedding day.
  • Wash your hair before you go to bed and blow-dry it. Do not wash your hair the same wedding day. Dirty hair is the secret to long-wearing updo.
  •  Your hair will probably be exposed to the weather more than usual. Use a conditioner or hot oil treatment before the wedding day.
  •  If you want an updo/ chignon or big hair, it is always better to bring a ponytail hairpiece or clip-on hair extensions- please consult the hair stylist before buying a wig to match your hair color.
  • Bring a hairspray with you as you might need it later on.
  • The style of your hair and make-up should also suit the theme of your wedding, your dress, your face shape, your complexion and your hair. Bear in mind that everything comes together at the end.


  • Exfoliate your face and then moisturize it before you go to bed and moisturize first thing in the morning on your wedding day.
  • Bring your mascara with you as it is better to use your own to avoid infection- waterproof is recommended.
  • Get your eyebrows shaped; the make-up artist can assist you if you don't know how to. If you have not requested touch-up services, make sure that your touch-up kit has all the right colours and make-up you need.
  • Avoid bold nail polish
  • It is a good idea to have your trial at least a month or two before your wedding day.
  • Make sure that you have an idea of what you are wanting to look like on your big day, any pictures or magazine clippings of a style/makeup you have in mind is a great help for the stylist/make-up artist.
  •  Also, understand that your makeup will need to be heavier on the day of your wedding for longevity - and for the photos so you wont look washed out.
 Please email Sam for appointments or questions at:
Or call/ text: (780) 604-4990

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