How to Choose the Perfect Hair + Makeup Artist

Choosing your vendors for your wedding can really be such a grooling task! There’s either a million options, or seemingly not enough. And if you don’t have anyone giving their personal recommendation that you trust, how do you really know what to go by to land the perfect crew? So for today’s post I want to chat about how to choose the Perfect Hair + Makeup Artist! After all you’re going to be staring at these photos for like forever, and then your children and children’s children will be staring at them. Safe to say, ya wanna look your best, #amiright

I asked, Jasmine Jones, owner of Alter Image Bridal Hair & Makeup to give us some of her expert advice, and the following is directly from her!

Research, research, research!

In today’s day and age you have access to countless amazingly talented bridal hair and make up artist right in the palm of your hands. I suggest heading to Instagram or Google first and searching your city followed by wedding or bridal hair and make up artist.

When it comes to narrowing down your search look for these two things.

1)A personal style that matches your own (Do they post more natural, bold, soft and elegant or more boho styles)

2)Read the reviews and past testimonials from past clients to see what they loved or hated from their past experience.

Next you want to reach out to your top picks and take a few notes.

Featuring Alter Image’s Hair + Makeup Photographed by Franzi Annika Photography

Responsiveness and Level of Communication

As the owner of a busy team that’s constantly on the road we take pride in putting our clients as top priority. We make sure that our potential clients as well as our brides get a response from us within 24 to 48 hours or less

*The number one reason we see panicked brides searching for a last minute wedding hair and make up artist is because their original artist has stopped all communication or never responded to your messages at all*

Featuring Alter Image’s Hair + Makeup Photographed by Haylie Noelle Photography

Quality over Quantity

We completely understand that when planning a wedding things can add up pretty quickly. Budgets are very important but don’t let this be the reason for not being in love with the way that you look and feel on a day that is so important to you. Venues, gowns, photographers and your hair and makeup artist should be put at the top of your priority list. All eyes will be on you and our biggest suggestion to Brides is find someone who fits your style and that you personally connect with and create a budget for that specific service. When you look back on your photos of your wedding day 10 years from now you want to make sure that you look like the best version of your true authentic self that you’ve always envision for your wedding day.”

There ya have it! From a pro, how to choose the perfect hair + makeup artist!

Jasmine Jones is the owner of a 14 artist bridal beauty team Alter-Image Bridal Hair and Makeup. She started her company back in her hometown in Charleston South Carolina and  now serving North and South Carolina and by 2021 Georgia and Tennessee. Aside from managing a growing team she is a public speaker, podcaster and online educator to bridal beauty pros looking to grow their business by working smarter not harder. For any further questions, or to book her services, you can contact her through her website

Further along in your wedding planning game? Check out this article to help you plan your wedding day timeline!

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