Bridal Hair & Makeup 101:
Keeping things fresh.
by Banke Meshida-Lawal - BM-Pro
Bridal hairstyles have come such a loooooong way… I look at photos from
the past and I want to ask ‘’ what were you thinking!!! Some people still make
me cringe with hair style options these days but that percentage has greatly
reduced! (Thank God!)
Apart from styling, the weave you decide to use also plays a very important
role. Ones to try include taj hair, funmi hair, brazilian soft wave, and of course
supreme, milky way or chocolate hair. Taj hair is excellent human hair.
Wear a style you are comfortable in and make sure you get someone who
knows about bridal hair-not everyone does. Your hair should last the whole
day and not flop as soon as you leave church. There are some veterans in the
bridal hair industry and some upcoming new ones. Whatever you decide,
make sure you go with a professional, one who will add to your finished look
and not someone who pack styling gel and sazzy spritz (oh lord!) On your
hair with it dripping into your ears!! This is guaranteed to put you under
pressure… just like a clueless hair stylist, a bad hairdo spells disaster and
destroys whatever confidence you may have. The time spent correcting the
stylist is valuable so please ensure that there are no time wasters around you
on the morning of your special day!
Bright and bold, or dainty and demure,
whatever makeup look you choose to
wear it is important to keep things fresh and pretty all day long.
The secret to this is perfecting your makeup base. The right foundation
texture and shade will glide on well onto primed skin. In humid weather,
however, it is important to touch up makeup with the right products.
Get it wrong and you risk looking like a man in drag (bad drag i must
say as.. because Ru Paul gets it right all the time!!!)
Use a primer. Bmpro antishine serum, no 7 shinefree makeup base,
mac foundation primer.