Wedding make up artist Sam Blake

How To Choose Your Wedding Makeup Artist


Research your Wedding Makeup Artist.

Choosing your wedding makeup artist when there are so many out there can be a challenge. Here are my top tips on what to look for.

Unless you are one of the lucky few and you sure about what kind of hair and make-up you want for your wedding day, you need to do some research.
Start by researching online using search tools like online wedding blogs, Instagram, Pinterest and in wedding magazines to gather ideas of the look you hope to achieve for your wedding day.

Once you have an idea then you can start to look for your hairstylist and makeup artist in your local area.  Most professional artists use social media platforms. Start following those artists you like and look at their website galleries.

Focus on their “real life brides” … models are models for a reason and are easier to make look good. The best way to judge someone’s work and get a feel for their style is to look at their work on real brides. You can see the actual hairstyles they have created to last all day, not just for a photoshoot, and make-up that makes us “normal” folk look amazing.

Ask yourself – do you like their work? Do the pictures show a variety of styles? Don’t forget to check out their testimonials.

Wedding hair & make up artist Sam Blake


Choose a wedding makeup artist you connect with and whose work you love.

It’s super important that you “connect” and feel at ease with your chosen hair and makeup artist as you are placing a lot of trust in this person on the day.
Your chosen hair and makeup artist will be spending most of the morning with you on your big day so it’s important you get on with them. It’s more than likely you’re going to feel nervous, anxious, excited so you need to feel relaxed and at ease with the person you choose.

Call them before you book to have a chat, are they friendly, do they make a good impression on the phone, are they willing to give you their time and come across as flexible and open, do they listen to your ideas about hair and make-up?

Wedding make up artist Sam Blake


When you find your wedding makeup artist, book them.

Book early… Remember, like all your suppliers, there is only one of them. If you like them and find you have a connection to them Then book  ASAP to avoid disappointment.


What is the biggest mistake people make when choosing their hair and makeup artist?

Not doing their research to see if the artists is the right fit and offer the right service to you the client…. that is on style as well as cost.

What’s the best or most unique thing about your service?

At SJB hair and makeup, we celebrate women of all ages and all ethnicities. We like to offer a full and comprehensive service from the moment you connect with us to post wedding day to all our clients, and we are extremely passionate about what we do.

As the founder of SJB Hair and Makeup, it’s about creating a bespoke hair and makeup design that works for each individual, taking into account your wedding dress, personal style, type of venue and your personality.  To ensure the hair and makeup we go for works for every aspect of you and your wedding day. I develop a strong bond with my clients, and for that moment in time and beyond we become friends, which I adore.

I never forget that for most my clients it is their first experience of professional hair and makeup and for such an important life event that will create long lasting memories and images. Therefore, and its important I make your experience a positive one – recent feedback from a bride wrote “when we met you said you look after your brides and you do 100%” this is and will always be my aim for every bride I work with.

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