As my hair and makeup trial is only two weeks away now, I thought I’d share the name of my artist for my fellow Minnesota brides along a few inspiration photos.
My hair/makeup story started a while back when I was searching for some new options after an initial frustrating experience. I was pretty set on hiring someone who could do both my hair and makeup; I love the efficiency of two vendors in one! After a few more Google searches, I found Laura Westrem Artistry and this gorgeous website and I sent in my information only to receive both an email and a phone call within a few short days, hence this post entitled, The Hair and Makeup Vendor That Called. Laura and I just clicked and after meeting her in person in October, I was sold.
Being the flexible person she is, Laura had offered to meet me and curl my hair for my Minnesota bridal shower even before I had signed a contract. She even drove to my parent’s house! Awesome.
Below is a slight preview of what Laura might do with my hair for the wedding.
The wedding is rapidly approaching and most details of my wedding day look have been finalized, but there’s one detail that still needs to be attended to: my nails.
Even though Kate Middleton is basically my inspiration for everything, I don’t want to go with the same type of pink-neutral polish she wore on her wedding day.
It’s pretty, but I want something a little more fun. Glitter would be fun…
I have good news! The hair and makeup artist I contacted after being disappointed by inflexible vendors was a success! After I decided that I was getting bad vibes from all the email connections I had made, I did a Google search (I heart Google) for other hair and makeup artists in Minnesota. A few new names came up and this one woman had me smitten by her fantastic website. When I found her “About Me” section, I was even more impressed by her openness and passion for her art. Naturally, I started to look at pricing, and it was so easy to find—upfront, and reasonable—that I clicked on the “contact” page to send her my information.
I received a very prompt reply with 24 hours and it was just what I was looking for! She said she would be FLEXIBLE with my timeline, she said she didn’t have any steadfast rules about when the hair and makeup trial had to take place, she said she could travel to my wedding location, and finally, she said she’d call me soon to touch base.
Now I figured this was just a pleasantry because who has the time for all that? So I emailed her back, explaining my wedding theme—A Highland Fairy Tale —which tends to lead into me talking about how Mr. Sword is Scottish and I’m a Princess, and suddenly I’m certain I sound like a ditzy fool, and convince myself that this artist is going to think I’m too annoying or too silly to work with, but I hit “send” anyway. Cut to the following day and I get a call from a MN number. I instantly think of my potential vendor who had said she’d call and so I answered it. WHOO-HOO, it’s her!
She was nice and bubbly, and literally on her way to a be a MOH in a wedding later that weekend!
She said that sometimes emails seem so formal and she wanted to touch base over the phone because it’s more personal. She said a hair and makeup trial around Christmas should be fine and that she would also try and fit me in for a quick style on the day of my shower in October! (I had suggested we meet in October so that we could talk in person, discuss my options for hair extension—which I’m very nervous about—and so that I could book her officially).