5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Wedding Hair and Makeup
If you’re an inexperienced hair stylist or makeup artist, there is absolutely no reason to be afraid of wedding hair and makeup. You’ve come this far, so have confidence in yourself. You can do this!
Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t be worried. When the time comes to help the bride get ready for her big day, you’ll probably have as much fun as she does.
Practice Makes Perfect
As you know, this is an industry where hands-on experience is crucial. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want a free makeover? Recruit friends and family members to be your models.
You can even make a “girl’s night” of it. Serve a variety of yummy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, which guests can enjoy until it’s their turn in the chair.
You can’t expect to learn everything overnight. Don’t rush. Set small expectations and goals, on a weekly basis. Once you’ve successfully met them, set more challenging ones. This is a great way to feel an ever-growing sense of accomplishment, while learning at the same time.
Find a Mentor
You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by the number of experienced hair stylists and makeup artists who would be willing to mentor you in some fashion. Ask around. Show your willingness to learn. Volunteer to be of assistance, a few hours a week, in exchange for their teachings.
Studies indicate that if you truly believe in yourself, you’ll be less afraid of trying new things. Clients will be able to quickly tell whether or not you have confidence in yourself. In the event that someone does sense you’re worried, it will only cause more tension and increase the possibility of something going wrong.
Never Stop Learning
As much as your schedule allows, continue your education. There are several ways you can do so. They include:
- Online learning, via sites such as YouTube
- Trade show demonstrations
- Bridal shows
- Product companies (request free or low-cost samples)
The more you learn, the more confident you’ll be in your abilities. Constant learning also means that you’ll keep up with all of the latest trends and styles.
These are just a few examples of ways to raise your confidence level, in regard to doing wedding hair and makeup. The key is to relax and remember that even the best stylists and makeup artist were once in your shoes.
Remember, when it comes to wedding hair and makeup, practice and hands-on experience really does make a difference. After you’ve worked with your first few wedding clients, you should start to see your trepidations magically disappear.