Hope you’re all prepared to see some pretty awkward photos of me today, because I’m sharing the results from my hair and makeup trials! This was the one aspect of wedding prep I was the most nervous about. Having someone else do my hair and makeup for the easily most photographed day of my life was stupidly stress inducing for me, a self-proclaimed control freak. Like a lot of ladies, I do my hair and makeup the exact same way every single day, and I’m not one for much experimentation in either of these areas. While I was nervous about giving free rein of my face and hair to a stranger, I knew without a doubt I would be hiring a professional to handle my wedding-day beautification.
Just to make sure my hair and makeup artist and I were on the same page, I scheduled an in-salon trial and started praying for the best. Several months ago I booked an incredibly awesome and experienced artist, Rikki from A Little Off the Top Salon. I was seriously impressed with her hair and makeup portfolio, and reached out to friends who had used her for their own wedding-day services. I arrived at the salon with a few inspiration photos in hand (er, on iPhone) and a nervous smile plastered on my face. As much as I trusted Rikki to do an amazing job, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to speak up for myself if I didn’t exactly love the final product, or if I wanted to try another style.
Rikki calmed my nerves with her upbeat personality and assured me that she wouldn’t let me leave her salon that day unless I completely loved my final looks. After about an hour and a half in her chair, I realized that I shouldn’t have worried at all. That lady is a hair and makeup magician, and I would trust her with my first born child. Seriously.