Hair and makeup for your big day can be the deciding factor between feeling like Princess Catherine or one of Cinderella’s ‘less attractive’ sisters (to put it kindly)!
It’s a fine line between presenting the absolute BEST version of yourself for what promises to produce the most photographs of you from any one day of your entire life, and ending up looking so different to the ‘everyday’ you, that the groom does a double take at the alter before he realises who exactly it is that’s walking down the aisle towards him.
Our pick of the best bridal hair and makeup artists are guaranteed to work with you throughout trials and the big day itself, to leave you feeling absolutely A.Mazing. Feeling confident that you have never looked more polished or felt more like a princess than you do on the day you finally tie the knot with that special someone who has stolen your heart.
Francine Spurr – Bridal Make-up
What can we say about Francine Spurr? This woman is a ge-ni-ous with make-up…
With more and more brides booking a make-up artist for themselves and their wedding party on the big day – you need to feel comfortable and secure in their hands and not worried you’ll end up looking like a totally different person as you walk down the aisle.
Francine is more than just an artist with a make-up brush in her hand – many of our brides have sung her praises for being such a calming influence in the run up to the main event. At that time when a bridesmaid has lost a shoe, one of the Mums can’t find her handbag or your flower girl suddenly decides her tights are ‘itchy’ (despite insisting on wearing them already for four hours straight with no issues), Francine is one of those people who sums up the term ‘stress free’.
A regular at events we hold in the shop, Francine has given many Bellissima brides her advice and gone on to create that perfect look for the big day – check out the amazing ‘before and after’ shots on her web page for an idea of her work. These are brides at their ‘best selves’ – how else would you want to look?
A wonder with lash extensions, airbrushing and even tattoo coverage – Francine also offers one-to-one bespoke make-up lessons for those brides who want to do their own on the day (a la the Duchess of Cambridge) or just want to brush up (pardon the pun) on techniques and tricks.
Francine’s make-up looks are simply gorgeous and what we love about them is that the make-up STAYS PUT! You’ll be looking flawless from the first to the last moment and photo with her help. Really the only down-side of using Francine is that you’ll never look this good again (until you book her the next time!). Find out more at www.francinespurrforbridalmakeup.co.uk
Lynette Chasmer – Bridal Hair
No bride would feel complete without a special hair look on her big day. Whether you dream of simple, flowing, natural waves, a classic, timeless ‘up do’ or a modern boho plaited twist – Lynette Chasmer is our go-to hair guru.
Lynette is an award-winning hairstylist who specialises in bridal hair and can create to-die-for-dos for you and your wedding party whatever your bridal look or taste.
Vintage looks are amongst her amazing array of styles and she has recently perfected the ‘pinless up do’ which sounds the business.
Lynette also sells or hires clip-in hair extensions which many brides choose to wear to boost their own locks and she also has a great collection of hair accessories to try if you really have no idea what look to go for.
We love Lynette for being unflappable and super professional – at a bridal hair trial in the run up to your wedding, she can take several hours perfecting your look for the day, photographing your hair and working out timings for it. Nothing is left to chance.
Planning on tying the knot overseas and wishing you could have someone like Lynette with you on the day? You can. Lynette will also travel to destination weddings – contact her for more info at www.bridalandpromhairdesign.com
With over 20 years’ experience of bridal hair, Lynette has more than a few tricks up her sleeve and you can be confident if your hair is styled by her for your wedding, the style will last – in fact you may well not want to take it out at all…
Be sure to pop back soon as we’ll be sharing our pick of the best suppliers for cakes (mm mmm!) you definitely don’t want to miss that one!