With the help of Bayside Bride’s incredible vendors – We are debunking a few of the top hair and makeup myths that arise with brides on their wedding day! Whether you believe your straight hair won’t hold a curl or that a unique look won’t look good on you – rest your worries aside!
“That (unique) hairstyle looks good on her, but it would look stupid on me.”
What’s ironic about that statement, is that the girl in that picture you’re looking at probably *thinks* that she looks stupid too. In reality, the hairstyle has nothing to do with it: it is all about your perception because you are not used to seeing yourself with your hair any differently than your normal. We are creatures of habit and change is always hard to adjust to! Just as a new haircut or color or hilites takes a few days for it to become your new normal, seeing yourself with an up-do when your hair is always down or seeing yourself with lots of curls when it’s usually up in a ponytail is the same difference. That is why having a trial is so crucial! If you’ve found a hairstyle you love, try having it done at your trial. You may find that you love it instantly when you think you wouldn’t. We also suggest to schedule a date night or girls night out the day of your trial, so you have somewhere to wear your new ‘do! Sometimes it takes a few hours of wearing your new style (and getting lots of compliments in the process) to decide whether or not it is the style you want. Remember, your wedding day is not just a normal day! Don’t be afraid to take it up a notch!
“My (straight) hair will never hold a curl.”
“My (curly/wavy) hair will never get completely straight and smooth.”
I can guarantee you with 99% certainty that straight hair can hold a curl and curly hair can get completely straight and smooth. Not only that, it can hold through your whole wedding day! By using the right types of products in your hair and using the correct temperature with the styling device, anything is possible. Sometimes just a hard hold hairspray and a curling iron is all that is needed to curl, but that is not the case for all hair types. Sometimes a full wet to dry blowout and then styling with a hot tool is required. Either way, your stylist will be able to assess what you need done to achieve your dream hairstyle and make it last all day and into the night!
“I heard I have to have dirty hair to get an up-do.”
If there is one myth I want to debunk most of all, it is this one. No, you don’t have to have dirty hair! Having one-day dirty hair is sometimes better for certain hair textures/types, but it is not absolute truth. We hairstylists may be the experts on styling, but you’re the expert on knowing your own hair! If your hair is better after a day, we’ll work with that. If your hair gets too oily after a day, you can wash it. We can style and manipulate your hair with product and make it do what it needs to do, whether it is clean or one-day dirty. It is better for you to be comfortable on your wedding day than self-conscious of your hair!
“You have to wear a three part lip for your wedding”
There really are no rules any more to your lips, and this myth is in the past for most people. A three part lip consists of lip liner, lip stick, and a lip gloss. Your makeup artist may have to put all three on you and that’s not wrong. But if your comfort level rests in a tinted lip balm then go for it. It is imperative to wear what you feel most comfortable with on your lips the day of your wedding. Touch ups are fast and easy, and it is honestly the maid of honors job to make sure you do it!
“You have to wear a medium to full coverage foundation all over the face for the photos”
This myth is far from the truth. Again, it comes down to your comfort level. If you love the feeling of a tinted moisturizer because it’s light on the skin and gives you radiance then that is what you can wear. Any imperfections that need to be hidden can be with a heavier coverage concealer and blended into the skin to look natural. It is more about the illusion of flawless skin not hiding ever square inch of the face. Very fine setting powder makes for good photography makeup and not necessarily the foundation type depending on your skin. Always stay within your makeup artist professional opinion and your comfort level. Sometimes, less is more in the end.
“You can not wear anything with frost, shimmer, or shine”
There are so many textures to makeup: Matte, Pearl, Glitter, Satin, and Frost to name a few. Your makeup artist should be assessing your features at your trial. For example, if you have a small eye space, then adding a shimmer eye shadow to the lid bounces light and can make your eyes appear larger in photos. A pop of mineral powder down the nose and cheek bones gives a natural radiance in photos because the round mica bounces light evenly. Remember, there is not one makeup product that can not be worn on your wedding day. This is your makeup artist job to show you how to wear it correctly and enhance your features!
*Today’s post features Rochelle Matheson of Hair by Rochelle and Natasha Sierakowski of Maryland Wedding Makeup, both members of our Vendor Guide! For more information on joining our outstanding group of Wedding Professionals, submit an Application!