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We are so excited to share some expert beauty advice from Oklahoma hair and make-up artist Hailey Wheeler of Styles by Hailey Wheeler! Check out our Q&A below and find out how to look your best when the big day arrives!

What advice do you have for a bride-to-be who is trying to decide on a hairstyle for the big day?
A bridal hair and makeup artist knows how to achieve the trendy styles of today without “dating” your photos, creating a perfect memory of your wedding day for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Bridal hair and makeup artists use professional products and have the knowledge as to which ones will work with your particular hair or skin type. They are trained to create looks that complement your dress, the theme of the wedding and your personality. When choosing a makeup artist, make sure you choose one that has specialized training in what is called “Media Makeup.” Media Makeup is the knowledge of what the camera (or photograph) will need for color and definition. Bridal Makeup artists understand how makeup will show up with the flash of the camera or under certain lighting conditions. With this education and skill, bridal makeup artists will insure your makeup is never too much or too little and that your wedding photos will be “picture perfect.”

How can a bride help her make-up stay put for the entire event —especially if she can’t contain the waterworks?!
Hire a professional. A professional makeup artist knows how to look at each person’s skin and identify what problems they may encounter throughout the day. They can adjust your foundation to protect against humidity or oily skin, etc., and also ensure that everything is put in place to stay no matter the elements or situation.

What are the advantages of doing a trial run before the big day?
A trial with the bride is very important because it is a time for the stylist and bride to come together and get to know each other’s personalities, styles and desires. From there, the stylist can make sure that they are meeting the bride’s every want and need, ensuring that the day of the bride’s wedding goes smooth and flawless.

What beauty product should every bride have with her at all times?
MAC PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER
A silky finishing powder that provides an invisible way to set makeup. Reduces shine while optically minimizing the look of pores, lines, imperfections. Available in one universal color that suits all shades. Wear over makeup or on bare, moisturized skin.

What beauty trends do you predict for the fall?
Makeup trends:

Cat-Eyes
Orangey Shadow
Red Lips
Prune Eyes
Glittery Eyes
Wine-Hued Lips
Gray Wash Eyes

Hair Trends:
Low Ponys
Side Faux Bang
The Wet Look
Va-Va-Volume
Undone Texture
Braids Revisited
Sleek Back
Undone Waves
Stick Straight

What’s your favorite color of eye shadow?
I love all eye shadow shades, but what I love most is taking the different colors in my pallet and using them to bring out the different colors in my clients’ eyes. Every person has a focus feature that stands out the most whether it’s eye color, lips, cheek definition or brows, and I like to take that natural features and enhance it to its full potential.

Any other helpful beauty tips for brides on their big day?
This is the day you have dreamed of since you were just a little girl. You have always pictured in your mind how you would look on your wedding day. Now, it’s coming time to actually start planning for that wonderful, romantic, “dream come true” of a day. You have finally found Mr. Wonderful, your perfect dress, the perfect place you want to walk down the aisle, the look and feel of the bridesmaids standing by your side, your flowers…but did you think about your hair and makeup? Are you going to leave that last detail to chance? It is time to think about hiring a professional bridal hair and makeup artist.

Other vendor credits:
Styles by Hailey Wheeler Hair & Makeup Artistry