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How to Choose Bridesmaids Makeup and Hairstyles

Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable occasions in your life. As a bride, you want every detail to be perfect, and that includes the look of your bridesmaids. Choosing the right makeup and hairstyles for your bridal party can be a delightful yet challenging task. In this blog post, we'll explore the art of selecting bridesmaids' makeup and hairstyles from the perspective of a seasoned hair and makeup artist.

  1. Consider the theme of the wedding

  2. Wedding Colours Wedding colours are an essential factor in choosing makeup styles. If the bridesmaids dresses are blue and the colours chosen for makeup are warm purples and reds (an extreme example!), the bridesmaids could end up looking like pageant contestants.

  3. Cohesiveness with individual flair It's not necessary to have identical hair and makeup styles on each bridesmaid. It's important to consider their unique features and personalities. It's key to work with your hair and makeup professionals to ensure the styles chosen can be tailored to enhance their features. Hair and makeup pros will often ask questions such as: "what is your typical makeup and hair routine?", "what type of coverage do you prefer?", "is there a feature you want to show off or keep out of sight?", "is there any makeup looks or hairstyles you are not particularly fond of?", etc.

  4. Dress Style & Comfortability The dress style plays a large role as well as comfortability with one's own body. (Everybody has a feature they aren't keen on showing.) For example, if a bridesmaid's dress has a low back and they aren't particularly comfortable with showing their back, they may want to leave their hair down.

  5. Weather Since we live in Alberta and the weather has a tendency toward extremes, it's best to keep this in mind for the time of year of the wedding. Down hairstyles don't last well in hot or rainy temperatures. If your bridesmaids hair is down and you're outside for most of the wedding in July or August, plan to touch up curls as they will fall throughout the day or opt for updos instead. Choosing bridesmaids' makeup and hairstyles is a collaborative effort that involves consideration of individual preferences, wedding theme and colours, individual flair, dress style and of course the weather. With the expertise of a professional hair and makeup team, you can create a cohesive and stunning bridal party look that enhances the beauty of each bridesmaid, contributing to the overall magic of your wedding day. For outstanding on-site hair and makeup services in Edmonton and beyond, Makeup by Chelsea & Co is your ultimate choice. Our team is devoted to revealing your inner beauty, offering a unique and personalized experience. Contact us today to inquire about availability or to secure your booking.

bride with bridesmaids holding bouquets
bride with bridesmaids


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