Choose your makeup artist & hair stylist wisely
The good news is that there are a few options available for professional makeup and hair styling for a wedding in Bali. But you will need to be selective because there are also some mediocre stylists in Bali who do not adhere to the standards an international bride would expect.
Some brides do consider having a friend who is attending the wedding to do the makeup & hair or even do it by themselves. While this may be a perfectly fine approach in some cases it poses the following potential problems.
- Many bride’s and their friends doing makeup & hair may underestimate Bali’s very humid, tropical climate. So you normal choice of makeup and cosmetics may not be appropriate for Bali and may deteriorate faster than you expected. The same applies for hair styling.
- A good stylist in Bali will take the special conditions in Bali into consideration when choosing cosmetics and styles of your makeup &hair.
Therefore you are well advised to appoint a good Bali based makeup & hair stylist who can apply a styling to you that will not only look good in the room where it is applied but hold until the evening when your reception is in full swing.
Retain your makeup artist & hair stylist until the reception
Have your stylist stay until the reception for some patch up during the photo session. And then for a touch up before the reception.
Be cautious though and chose a reputable and experienced makeup artist who uses international standard cosmetics and tools.
Those 'cheapnik' makeup artists in Bali use cheap cosmetics in order to safe on cost and make their packages look cheap. You may well end up looking cheap to...
One company in particular we would like to recommend is (click on the link below to visit their website):
They provide excellent, yet affordable makeup & hair styling. In the following a few examples of their work:
For more makeup & hair options you may want to turn to Google. Be careful with makeup artists than come with a all-inclusive package you have bought from a hotel or elsewhere. Often wedding packages that come with makeup & hair styling are of inferior quality.
Would you if you were to do a wedding back home hire a makeup artist and/or a hair stylist before seeing an extensive portfolio of that person’s work?
I am often amazed how much clients rely on the recommendation of their wedding vendor or the package offered by hotels / venues / chapels, etc… only to find out that what they booked is not what they hoped for.
You have been warned!
Book a trial
It is a good idea to book a trial on one of the days before the wedding. That will allow you get acquainted with your stylist. It will also allow you to try out various looks and styles. That in turn will give you the confidence to look your best on your big day.
Please send me an email if you need more information about professional makeup and hair styling for a wedding in Bali.
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