This week, I want to share with you an amazing hair & makeup company, Bridal Artistry! I’ve worked with the Bridal Artistry team for years and always been pleased with their results. Owner, Barbara Hill is an incredible woman who heads up the team and has made it her mission to transform brides on their wedding day. Check out what she had to say below:
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Q: How did you get your start in weddings?
A: Following a 10 year career planning visits for foreign leaders through a Dept. of State exchange program, I wanted more flexibility for raising my children and using my creative talents. I started Bridal Artistry in 2001, and it has grown into an amazing team of multi-ethnic makeup & hair professionals.
Q: Why did you want to be involved in weddings?
A: I enjoy the interaction with brides and their families on this most exciting of times and want to be a part of helping their vision become reality.
Q: What is one unique thing that your business brings to the table?
A: We are a team of 14 multi-ethnic hairstylists and makeup artists and, as such, we have done weddings of many cultural traditions and can handle large wedding parties.
Q: Describe your favorite type of client?
A: We love the brides who don’t wear much makeup and discover how even light makeup done right can make them feel both comfortable and beautiful on their Big Day!
Q: What wdding that you’ve done stands out the most to you and why?
A: We have done many “fusion weddings”, where very different religious and cultural traditions are blended in the clothing and ceremony. It’s always very interesting and colorful. With my international studies background, it is something I enjoy.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Seeing brides happy with the way they look on their wedding day! Being a part of creating the genuine joy of a bride feeling beautiful and confident on her wedding day keeps me going!
Q: What are the top services that your business provides?
A: On location makeup & hairstyling for weddings & special events - of all sizes.
Q: What is your best piece of advice for couples?
A: For couples: Let your wedding reflect who you are as a couple and once the wedding day is under way, relax and enjoy whatever happens. It’s all part of your story!
Q: What is your most frequently asked question?
A: “How long will we need to do hair & makeup services for everyone on the wedding day?” We estimate 1 hr. for bride’s makeup/1 hr. for brides hair — then, 30-40 mins for each other woman’s hair and each’s makeup. We generally work as a team of one hairstylist & one makeup artist, but - with larger parties - we will add on more stylists/artists from our team to be sure everyone is getting done in good timing. 4 hours would be the max we would schedule for larger parties.
Q: What is a realistic budget for your services?
A: For the bride, our makeup & hair package, including false lashes, trial consultation and wedding day services with touch up kit included = $500. Our pricing and contracts are on the SERVICES PAGE of our website.
Q: In regard to your vendor category, what is the most important thing you wish all clients knew?
A: DIY makeup and hair can lead to disappointing results. You want to look at those wedding photos for the rest of your life and be totally happy with how you look!
Q: Do you have anything you’d like to add?
A: Photographers are a great source of referrals for hairstylists and makeup artists, because they see how much better the bride and her wedding party look after being done by a great makeup & hair team! It makes for a beautiful flawless look. Photographers are true believers in professional makeup & hairstyling for the wedding day.