How to Find the Best Hair and Makeup Artist for You

Guest Blog – Jemma Freeman From Jemma’s Hair and Makeup

I’m really excited to bring you something different from Essex wedding photography,  this week I’ve teamed up with Jemma to bring you some helpful hints and tips for choosing the best hair and makeup artist for you. Jemma is a qualified award winning hair and makeup artist based in Essex and has kindly offered to provide some helpful information to help anyone looking for the best hair and make up for their big day.

Please check out Jemma’s website by clicking here for more.

Essex Hair and Makeup Artist

When choosing a Hair and Makeup Artist for your special day there are several things to consider. Firstly you need to be confident in their skills. You should feel confident in knowing that the person you have chosen is completely qualified, which means they should be able to cater to your needs and create the look you want to achieve. A good way to get an idea of their experience and style is to check out their website and social media platforms. These are a great place to start, as they are so visual, you can really get a feel for the hair and make-up artist’s style by scrolling through their feed.

Choosing someone who creates images of hair and makeup that you aspire to have yourself, together with keeping in mind locations and budgets are important. Once you’ve found someone who you’re confident is technically credible and style-wise on point with the vibe you’re going for, it’s also important to see whether you get on with them as a person or not. They’re going to be with you on one of the most important days of your life, they are usually the first supplier you see on the day so they really set the tone for how you’re feeling! This means it’s super important you connect with them, you can have loads of fun with them, and they make you feel calm and confident. The rapport you build up with them right from the initial engagement through to your special day will add to the enjoyment of your wedding day.

You want to find a hair and makeup artist who’s there for you from the very first message, through trials, helping out if needed on the morning, right up to helping you get into your gown and making your perfect vision a reality.

Jemma’s Top Tips:

  • Make sure you check they are qualified and have the skills needed to ensure everything goes smoothly on the big day.
  • Check their previous work to make sure you like the styles you see, social media pages are great for this.
  • Check their reviews, this will be a good indicator of their experience and professionalism.
  • Make sure you get on with them, you will spend a lot of time with them on your big day so it is important you click.
  • Book a trial session, this is a great opportunity to have some fun and work out any tweaks you may like on the big day.

Want to know more?

Why not get in touch with Jemma for more advice about hair and makeup.

As an added bonus Jemma also gives any of my couples a 10% discount

James is an Essex based qualified master wedding photographer covering the UK and beyond.

Offering wedding images that tell your story with a unique and creative edge.

James has become a very in-demand wedding photographer so dates do go quickly, please get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as he limits the number of weddings in any one year to ensure the highest level of boutique customer service.

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