Choosing your wedding hair and make up artist

Choosing your wedding hair and make up artist

Choosing your wedding hair and make up artist

When it comes to choosing your wedding hair and make up artist you want to get things right. It’s important that you find someone who you like and trust to create your bridal vision exactly how you imagine it. With lots of artists offering different things I wanted to break down what I can offer so you have a really clear understanding of what to expect if you book me as you wedding hair and make up artist.

A professional, personal service

No two weddings are the same. No two hair styles or make up looks are the same and no two brides are the same either! When you book Pretty please by Katie for your wedding hair and make up you’re not just booking a business – you’re booking a person. I love what I do and I’ve put years of hard work into making sure I get it right for you on the most important day of your life! I want to play my part in ensuring that you look amazing and that you feel it too. I might ‘just style hair and apply make up’ but what I’m actually doing is so much more than that. I’m helping transform you into a bride. It takes a lot of trust to have the confidence in someone to create exactly what you want for your wedding day and it’s a privilege to be chosen to do that for you.


Now more than ever its important for people to know that they’re safe when it comes to booking services for their wedding day. I run my business professionally and I have all the necessary insurances in place to ensure that we are both protected at all times


I’ve been a wedding hair and make up artist for 7 years now. I’ve been to well over 500 weddings in that time and I’ve learnt a lot! For you this is probably the very first time you’ve ever experienced a wedding morning, and I take my role in that really seriously! Whether it’s helping to lace your dress or even make the coffee – when you book my services you’re booking me to be there for your entire wedding morning. I do everything I can to ensure that your morning runs smoothly, and one of the biggest compliments I get is when brides tell me that it was just like having another friend with them to help them get ready.

Booking process

I have a brochure I can send you which contains all the information you need in regards to making your booking. I provide a personalised quote detailing your costs and outline all of the prices and T & C ‘s from the very start. It’s really important that you understand what you’re booking and what you’re getting for your money. My prices don’t change depending on where you get married or what style you choose. You can be confident that there are no hidden charges and I only work with one bride per day to ensure you have my undivided attention – just as it should be!

Before the big day

You’ll be invited to attend a preview session so that we can have a trial run of your complete wedding hair and make up look. It’s at this session we will discuss all the details of your day, your likes and dislikes and exactly what you can expect on the day itself. We will organise timings and I’ll talk you through exactly what will happen when it comes to your big day. 

On the wedding morning

I’ll arrive at a pre arranged time and set up ready to work. I’ll tell you when it’s your turn to have your hair and make up service and I’ll be keeping n eye on the time so you don’t have to. Its important that you relax and enjoy your wedding morning as it’s an event in itself! I’ll help with whatever I can to ensure your wedding morning runs smoothly and offer you any guidance or advice should you need it.

After the wedding day

I often find myself wishing that I could do your wedding all over again! The wedding morning goes so fast and I really do enjoy the buzz of it all. After the wedding I’ll email you to ask for some feedback and maybe even a review. These really help me when it comes to making sure I’m doing everything right, and it also helps future brides when it comes to making the decision to book my services.  If you want to take a look at some testimonials from my previous brides then you can find them here XXX – addlink to about page with testimonials

If you do have any other questions or perhaps you’re thinking you’d like to book me for your big day then please do get in touch. As I mentioned I only work with one bride per day so if you have your date booked and would like me to join you then don’t delay!

7 Step Checklist for Choosing a wedding hair and make up artist

7 Step Checklist for Choosing a wedding hair and make up artist

7 Step Checklist for Choosing a wedding hair and make up artist

Finding someone who you trust to create your wedding hair and make up is no easy feat! With so many artists it can all be a little overwhelming when it comes to selecting who you want to spend your wedding morning with. I’ve worked with hundreds of brides and all of them tell me that choosing their hair and make up artist is something that they can get quite nervous about. So, in my attempt to help a little , I’ve put together 7 easy steps that you can follow to make sure that when it comes to choosing your wedding hair and make up artist , you can be sure that you’re getting the right person!

1, Can they do what you’re after?

Chances are that you’ve found their details and taken a look at their social media pages. I’m really proud of the looks I create and post them here so that other brides to be can get inspiration when it comes to finding their own unique style too. Can you look through images of their work and imagine yourself in those photos? Are you attracted to the styles they are creating? If you want to then you can always ask to see some similar styles to what you have in mind that they have previously created.

2. Do your like their ‘vibe’?

Have you taken a look at their website? Does it resonate with you? Do they seem like someone who will understand what you want from your day? Can you imagine that this might be the kind of person that you could trust?

3. Do you like their personality?

When you contact them are they friendly? Is it easy? Do they seem to know what they’re talking about!? Someone that takes time to chat with you about your wedding, and give you the information you’re after is much more appealing than someone who simply fires back a price list. I have a contact page on my site that allows brides to be to fill out their details and I will always personally respond to all of my enquiries.

4. Can you see reviews?

Can you get any feedback from anyone who has actually used them? What do they have to say? Was it a positive experience for them? You can read reviews from my past brides on my facebook and google pages. This is important as it helps my potential brides to know that I can be trusted with the biggest day of their life!  ( no pressure! )

5. Is the work you’re seeing their own work?

This might sound like a basic request but many artists looking to attract brides will use stock images of pictures and tell you that they can create a look ‘just like this one’. Ask to see their own work, ask to see pictures from weddings they have personally worked on and styles they created themselves.

6. Can you imagine spending a morning with them?

Are they chatty? Friendly? Approachable? Polite? Will they fit in? It’s the biggest day of your life and you’re inviting them to be a huge part in that, make sure they make you feel comfortable. Some of the best compliments I’ve had from brides is that having me there is like having another friend helping you get ready on your wedding morning.  The wedding morning is an experience in itself, it’s fun, it’s emotional, it’s nerve wracking and I’m there to help you through that!

7. Are they professional?

Do they take a deposit? Have they sent a contract? You don’t want to get caught out weeks before your wedding with someone who has ‘let you down’ after saying they will do your hair and make up for you who then simply changes their mind or cancels at the last minute. A professional artist will set a contract, take a deposit payment and confirm your booking so you don’t need to worry. Sadly, I get so many last minute brides contact me panicking because the person they thought they had booked didn’t show up or changed their mind. For me, wedding hair and make up is my full time profession. Its something I do because I love it, and I wouldn’t dream of letting anyone down. I have contracts, policies and booking processes in place so you can be sure that your wedding hair and make up services are booked, and that I’m taking it seriously.

Your wedding day is a big deal. You’ve put so much love and energy into all of the details it’s only right that you work alongside a variety of suppliers willing to do the same! After over 7 years in the wedding industry I’m proud to know a whole host of fabulous suppliers who really will go above and beyond to make your day the very best! If there’s anything that you’re not sure of or that you’d like help with then please do just ask! I look forward to speaking with you!