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Destination Wedding Hair and Make-Up

Planners- Abeikosua Events

Photography- Studio by Carmen

With the COVID-19 Virus currently a mainstay in our lives, many couples are opting for an intimate wedding or elopement to a domestic or international destination. So you are a destination wedding bride. You are marrying the man of your dreams in an exotic location but wait...what are you supposed to do about your hair and make-up? This is a question that gets asked a lot among destination wedding brides.

Don't worry, because there are plenty of options for destination wedding brides and although you may want to fly in your regular stylists and make-up artists from home, the majority of destination brides do not have the budget to do that.

Option One: If you are having a resort wedding, most of the resorts in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico have made it easy for destination wedding brides. All of these full service resorts have their own salons with hairstylists and make-up artists on the property. Make sure you call ahead to book your appointment before you arrive at the resort.

Option Two: If you don't want to use the resort's salon, you can always find local hair and make-up artists, which is what we did for our client's wedding in Jamaica. Do searches on Google for your particular destination. In our client's case the internet and the online Jamaican Yellow pages were extremely helpful! We found a local stylist that we are used for the bride and the bridal party in Jamaica that did airbrush make-up, lashes, extensions for hair, basically the works!

Option Three: You can always opt to do you hair and make-up yourself or have someone in your bridal party do it. If you are going to do your own make-up, have a hair and make-up trial in your home location, so that you can purchase the products. For make-up we would highly recommend MAC, because they have a huge line of cosmetics in their stores and online, and it is very easy to schedule a make-up trial with them in one of their locations. But what if you want airbrush make-up which is the latest trend, but you can't find anyone in your location that does it? Buy your own airbrush kit and do it yourself. You can buy an airbrush kit for a reasonable price from Luminess Air, and it even comes with an instructional video.

Key Advice: Make sure you book in advance and bring pictures for your stylist of the look you are going for. If possible, arrive to your destination early enough so you can have a trial a day or two before the wedding.

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