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Teaching a updo class & why you should hire a professional

Teaching a updo class & why you should hire a professional

I had the privilege of teaching a updo class at Paul Mitchell the school. I did a lovely 5 strand braid and a complimentary laced flower updo. Thank you xrystina for being my model!

Why hire a professional?
Brides often tell me that they know a friend of a friend/family member that will be doing their bridal party’s hair or makeup. The friend is believed to be “decent” at hair or make up and they think everything will go well. In some cases everything goes without a hitch but more often than not, things don’t go as well as planned. Here are some things to consider when deciding if you, the bride, need to hire a professional makeup artist and hairstylist.
“Natural” looks that are shown in magazines are much more labor intensive then what it alludes to. It takes training to learn where to shade, highlight, and contour a face best for your photographs as well as when you are in person greeting your guests.
Even if your friend does great makeup for a night going out, wedding makeup is different. A bridal MUA and hairstylist will know what to use to make sure you are as perfect from when you walk down the aisle to when you cut the cake.
There is a long running belief that when you are in front of a camera you should wear more makeup. In today’s photography the details and skin are much crisper. Every bit of makeup shows and flawlessly blended makeup is very important.
A professional hairstylist will make sure your style will look good from all angles so that it will showcase well in pictures.
Your aunt may be able to make her hair look great, and maybe she’s even done yours before. But what about all your bridesmaids? Will she know what to do with their different cuts and hair types? A professional hair stylist has seen and worked with hundreds of different styles and types of hair, and will know how to make the best of your hair.
Your friend’s friend may be great, but can you count on her to be on time? Will she be able to handle the stresses and last minute curve balls that often come with weddings? A professional is staking her pay, and more importantly, her reputation on doing everything perfect for you, and she’s trained and has the experience to handle stressful situations.