I know absolutely nothing about makeup or doing my hair. It’s hard to justify getting dressed up daily when you spend 90% of your life in the lab full of crazy chemicals and safety is a higher priority than being cute. It’s not that I’ve never tried, but honestly, I get completely lost trying to understand how to make myself prettier, not worse with makeup. I feel like one of those awkward preteens who never grew out of their awkward phase.
Seriously, I didn’t even do makeup or anything with my hair for our engagement pictures.
I don’t have any pictures back yet, but here’s a sneak preview for you taken right before we left for our shoot.
Thus, it was never really a question that I would book someone to do my hair and makeup for me. Since I know nothing about this subject, I spent my time searching through the boards and the internet to find someone that would be great at asian makeup and hair in the Boston area. Over and over, one name came up. Who? I completely lucked out that I got the opportunity to book TEAL-Studio to do both my hair and makeup. TEAL-Studio is a new venture for Lypor* who did Mrs. Toucan‘s hair and makeup over four years ago.
Doesn’t she look gorgeous? It really wasn’t a hard choice after reading about her wonderful experience.
So the question becomes, what type of look should I be going for?
There were a few things to take into consideration:
1) PBear insisted that I keep my hair down for the wedding, and considering how few things he was very adamant about with the wedding, I figured I should stick to his wishes.
2) I wanted to still look very much like myself on the big day, and I am a very non-makeup type of gal. Thus, I think I’d like to go for a very natural look. I’m not against wearing makeup…I just want to look like I’m not wearing any…
3) Will I have long enough hair for any of these? I’ve been growing my hair out since July. I’m not sure if I will grow it out enough to do these styles at all.
Things I’ve pinned so far:
I love the idea of having a light and flowy look, but I’m not 100% sure what I want to do yet, and you can tell I’m kind of all over the place. I am impatiently waiting for my hair/makeup trial, which won’t happen for another couple of months, so I have a while before I need to decide.
Where did you get your makeup/hair inspirations from? Did you decide to go the natural look or did you get all glammed up?
- Boston, MA
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- June 2013