BEAUTY MUST DO’S TO PREPARE FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES
As a hair and makeup artist my only destination is to leave my clients fully fulfilled.
After almost 20 years in the field of beauty I have seen repetitive hiccups that can easily be avoided.
GREAT HAIR AND MAKEUP TAKES TWO TO TANGO
Here are a few simple preparation tips that will go a long way in assuring that you are looking your best on camera and in person.
THE MOST IMPORTANT!
FULLY DRY HAIR AND CLEAN HAIR: Please wash and blow dry your hair the day before your services.
The worst thing you can do is start with any moisture in your hair, even if you think it is fully dry. Moisture will cause curls to fall and the styling to not hold.
Please do not go to bed the night before with wet hair. Everyone one has cowlicks and if they do not have heat treatment, I cannot reverse your hair direction. This leads to less volume, splitting and hair that does not cooperate with the styling.
For thin hair or for added volume, you can blow dry your hair upside down and add volumizer at the roots.
No oils or serums in your hair as this will also interfere with the styling.
Please pass this information on to any of your guests who are also having styling services.
For a natural glow with minimal foundation, I use high quality hypoallergenic products that are light and sheer.
If your skin is dry and flaky the foundation will look cakey no matter how great the foundation is. Any kind of makeup on top of dry and flaky skin will make it look more noticeable.
EXFOLIATE: with a chemical or physical treatment. Scrub the skin with a cream, oil or a balm cleanser and a wet wash cloth. This can be done the night before your event or the morning of.
I start all of my sessions with a alpha hydroxy exfoliating treatment. As this product is not intended for the eye area it is important to exfoliate dry skin around the eyes.
BROW MAINTENANCE: Brow hair below the natural shape of the brows will make the shadows look muddy and dry looking. This will be accentuated on camera.
For the best complexion enhancement possible, consider facial hair removal as well as having your brows waxed or threaded.
These steps will really help to achieve the natural glow that is highly requested.
And... we are all set to achieve whatever look is best suited for your personal preference.