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WHY you should book a Makeup Artist/ Hairstylist for your event?

August 11, 2020

My first ever blog was to share with you all my top tips on HOW to choose the perfect Makeup Artist/ Hairstylist for your special event/ wedding. Looking back, I really should have started with the WHY? But it is always better late than never right?

“What” and “If” are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if? – Letters to Juliet

Ok, so comparing this quote to whether or not you choose to have your wedding Makeup and/or Hair styled may be a little extravagant but I do hear all too often from brides that they really regretted NOT having their makeup done professionally for their wedding day. With that in mind, I wanted to (hopefully!) provide you with a little bit of an insight into what we as mua’s and hairdressers have to offer you! Dare I say it may well help you make that all-important decision!

Let’s start at the beginning, applying your own makeup on a day to day basis is almost second nature. We barely even need to think about it, we are experts at our daily makeup routine, we master the mascara on the tube, we adapt to using one product in several ways so we don’t have to purchase a thousand separate items, I mean as long as we look fresh and healthy, we’re winning aren’t we? And don’t get me started on the messy bun we have told ourselves is an effortlessly chic style and totally passes us off as a cool, modern woman. But it’s your wedding day and the thought of doing your makeup and/ or hair whilst being nervous can be a little daunting, the pressure is on because let’s face it when we are feeling anxious, that sleek winged liner application you can usually apply whilst performing a back somersault with a twist to boot, is going to be a little trickier and when you are putting pressure on yourself, you just aren’t in the right mindset to perfect your application and feel like the goddess you are.

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So by booking a pro beauty expert, you are taking that weight off your shoulders waaaaaaaay before the wedding day, so instead of wasting your time searching for the best foundations to ensure longevity, you can relax knowing that you have someone with all the expertise you could possibly need, a person who has tried and tested many products to guarantee that you have the PERFECT foundation to suit your skin and will leave you feeling fabulous from morning until evening (sometimes your application can even make its way to breakfast with you the next day), giving you all the confidence you need to flaunt down that aisle in style!

It isn’t all about the flawless application though or the luxury products, the incredible variety and even the excellent techniques. When you decide to book yourself a Makeup Artist/ Hairstylist, you are allowing yourself to have an experience. An experience you can truly treasure because putting that responsibility into someone else’s hands will gift you the time you ought to have to enjoy your wedding morning with your bridesmaids and mother. It is certainly a luxury we do not have all time, so you should certainly take advantage of it at such an event because, in the words of Maybelline, you’re worth it! Time flies when you’re having fun by any experienced artist/ stylist will also make sure everyone is where they need to be, when they need to be, taking on the honorary role of your very own wedding coordinator for one morning only.

I should probably mention a mua’s kit since it isn’t like any ordinary beauty bag you’ll have seen. It boasts a huge array of the finest and most magnificent products you’ll have seen, all bought with purpose. A purpose to promise longevity, come rain or shine (even through tears). A promise that each product used is suitable for your skin type and matched perfectly to your skin tone so you look absolutely glowing as every bride should. A promise that everything used will look absolutely fantastic on camera too so that you can look at your photos for years to come!


Remember if you decide to book, your beauty stylist is there for you whenever you may need them and for whatever you need, so make use of them, ask them the hair, makeup and skincare questions you’ve always wanted answers to. If you would like to find out more about what we do here at Stephanie Alexandra bridal you can do so here.

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Never have I felt more beautiful than on my wedding day and all thanks to Stephanie! From wedding shows and fairs to my trial run, to the big day itself! I was instantly put at ease by Stephanie, such a friendly kind hearted lady with some incredible talent and patience! Myself and my bridal party looked and felt amazing and I can’t thank you enough! You can’t put a price on that feeling! We will all be using in the future for that million dollar look and feel for any occasion! I didn’t just get an amazing makeup artist, I got a friend too.

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I was lucky enough to have Stephanie do my make up for my wedding day. Even though my wedding was restricted to 15 people, Stephanie still made me feel super special and it felt like the big wedding I had always dreamed off. She is super professional, clean and follows COVID restrictions to a T. She did the most amazing job with my make up, and I have to say it is even better than I could have ever imagined it to be. Stephanie is incredibly nice - she did my mums make up as well the bridesmaids and all they could talk about was how nice and easy it was to get along with Stephanie and how amazing our make up was. I could not recommend Stephanie enough - do not hesitate to book her.


I was lucky enough to have Stephanie do both mine and my bridesmaids make up, along with my mums and mother-in-laws. All the way through from the trial to the big day, she made me feel so at ease. I left it completely up to her with colours etc and all I can say is WOW! What an Incredible make up artist she is, a long with being such a lovely person to have around to keep you calm on your special day. Thank you Stephanie, you truly are the best in what you do.


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