Bridal Tips to Ensure Your Big Day Runs Smooth

I have been in the cosmetology business for 16 years and counting. In the last 5 years brides have become an extremely special part of my professional life and have even inched their way into my heart. I thoroughly enjoy prepping brides for their day via hair and makeup. But, I also prep them on a more intimate and emotional level. The wedding day is the day that a woman is said to look her most beautiful and I am on top of things to make sure that she does. Here are a few tips that will make your prep-time prior to saying, “I Do” extremely



Here I am prepping my bride Devin on the day of her wedding at the Andaz Hotel on Wall Street. (June 11,2016)*


  • Bridal Trials are a must! (Although I have done weddings w/out them I highly recommend it so that there is a timeline implemented and things run on schedule. Schedule one at least 2 months before your wedding day.
  • At your bridal trial, make sure to have visuals. That includes google searched images of the style of hair/makeup that you are likened to. Have more than 3 to choose from. (Pinterest is a brides personal favorite for looks)*         

    Devin’s hair and makeup are complete…. Here comes the Bride.

  • Have a picture of your dress so that the hairstylist can decide what is the best style choice for that particular style of dress.
  • Bring your veil, tiara, hair clip or any hair accessories to your trial.  That will also help the hairstylist know what hairstyle would be best for the hair accessory.

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