Know what you want before picking an Artist so that you can ensure that they will create a look that you will fall in love with. Create mood boards with some inspiration so that your Artist knows exactly what you want when you contact then. Some Artists specialise in natural makeup whereas some specialise in heavier makeup - by providing them with inspiration images you can ensure that they are prepared.
Reviews are so important when picking an Artist, this is why at AMB we have a review system so that customers can read honest reviews. Also asking friends, family and other Brides for recommendations is a great way to find a trusted Artist.
There is no rule on how many trials you can book, it is better to be prepared than to just wing it on the day! If you are picking a separate Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, try to schedule the trials on the same day so that you can see the whole look come together.
Make sure that you have your wedding date and venue set so that you can ensure that your Artist is available. Plan how many of your bridal party will also need hair and makeup so that your Artist can plan their timings. Make sure that your Artist is aware of what your bridal party look like and the looks they are going for, especially if you have a variety of skin tones, hair types etc.
It is vital that you work out your budget as Bridal hair and makeup is a very different price to regular hair and makeup appointments. Your Artist may also need to factor in any travel costs. Once you have all of the information for your Artist regarding your big day, they will be able to work out a package for you.
Get to know them
Your Artist is playing a huge part in your big day, make sure that you get on with them and get to know them as they will be with you on the morning of your wedding. You will need somebody that makes you feel calm and relaxed to get rid of those nerves. Also, trust is highly important in your relationship with your Artist so that you can be totally honest to ensure that you are 100% happy with the outcome.