Bridal hair and make-up styling: A Brides guide by Orchid Indulgence Ltd, Cheshire

19 Apr 2011

Bridal hair and make-up styling: A Brides guide by Orchid Indulgence Ltd, Cheshire

Having perfect hair and makeup on your wedding day is just as important as choosing your dress and accessories and choosing a hair & make-up company who have the relevant experience & understanding of your specific needs will give you confidence and an assurance that you are going to look and feel amazing on your most special of days.

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Orchid Indulgence understand how important it is on your wedding day to look as special on the outside as you feel on the inside, but you still want to look like you - just even more beautiful.

Orchid’s team are experienced in both hair & make-up so this avoids having too many people milling around on your wedding morning and also our large team ensures that we can accommodate the smallest or largest bridal party; ensuring you are all ready on time.

Your trial should mirror your wedding day, plus time for a consultation & necessary tweaks; so leave at least 2 hours free. Our professionals will do a full consultation before any styling starts so we can understand your requirements & expectations; so think about your like, dislikes & any skin allergies; if you have skin issues they will use your products.

Have available your hair accessories eg tiara & veil as this will let you see how the overall styling will look. And yes you can wash your hair, but leave it ‘au natural’ as your stylist should use products & equipment to assist texture & volume. Ideally a trial should be approx. 6 weeks before the wedding, but no-one should dictate this to you, it is your choice.

Our consultations can be done on any day of the week and at any time to suit you. We are also not time dependent; spending 2/3 hours with the bride alone to ensure that we get your look 100% right for you so you can be totally confidence that you will be radiant on your wedding day. We also offer consultation for the bridal party should they also so wish.

Hair Up or Down? Look at those styles which suit your face shape:

-Round faces suit high “updo’s” and sleek long styles

-Long faces suit styles that have width and volume.

Many of us go for off the shoulder gowns; how confident you will feel with having your hair up, do not want too much flesh exposed then consider wearing your hair down or the half up half down. Will you be comfortable with your hair pulled away from your face? If not, try a sweeping fringe or soften by leaving soft curls & wisps around you face.

Veils like hair accessorises should compliment your hairstyle not hide it. Depending on the length of your veil, your hairstyle will need to be secure enough to hold the shape. Some veils look better sat at the back of the head or worn over the hair, the rule is that the hair should not be worn longer than the veil.

If you do not usually wear make have a ‘natural-look’, as more can be added. Professionally applied make-up will make the difference to your wedding photographs as your skin will look flawless and apart from the lipstick and a little blotting, nothing else should be needed.

Do not forget your eye brows, if they not in good order get them shaped beforehand and a good artist will improve & perfect the natural shape when applying your make-up, trust us this will make a huge difference.

Some artists will work for certain make-up brands, but Orchid’s team are all commercial artists, so they use many different brands, all high end but also this way any products they use and you like you can buy yourself for touching up. We also carry hypoallergenic ranges and mineral make-up.


-Pre wedding: Hair & make-up trials in your own home

-Wedding day: Bridal hair & make-up for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride etc.

-Full consultations & no time limits: We spend time getting to know you & your requirements

-Experienced stylists: All of whom have a good understanding of your specific needs as a bride

-Convenience: As we travel to you wherever you are

We can also tailor packages to suit your specific requirements, please contact us below for more information.

We cover the whole of the North West, offering a fully mobile service travelling to you for both your consultation/trials and wherever you are going to be on your wedding day

Have a browse through our website or call us for a bridal pack or just to have a chat about your requirements.


Tel: 0844 335 6664


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