6 Wedding Hair and Makeup Myths Every Bride Should Know About

Your wedding day is the one day where you deserve to look and feel your best, which is why you hire professionals. 

However, it’s also important to understand what you should expect, what’s truly necessary, and how your hair and makeup will show up in photos.

To keep your expectations realistic, let’s look at some of the most common wedding hair and makeup myths.

Myth 1: Contouring is essential

There is no rule that says you need to use contouring makeup on your wedding day. What’s more, if it’s done incorrectly, it’s not going to have the slimming effect that you’re hoping for. In fact, contouring can sometimes show up as bruising on camera. Rather try contouring makeup during your trial to decide if it’s right for you.

Myth 2: A spray tan will enhance your look

This is something else that can go terribly wrong, leaving you looking orange on your wedding day. And in terms of your wedding photos, the camera may even emphasize streaking in areas such as your fingers and around your knuckles. 

Myth 3: It’s fine to replicate your everyday makeup

You may love your everyday makeup, but this doesn’t mean it’s right for your wedding day. Some makeup might not look good on camera (glitter eyeshadow being one example), so rather trust your makeup artist to assist you. Plus, your trial will give you the chance to try different looks and settle on one that you’re happy with. 

Myth 4: How you look in the mirror is how you will look in your photos

This is not to say that you won’t look as beautiful in your photos but know that there will be some subtle differences after all the editing is done. 

Myth 5: Start growing your hair the minute you set a date

You do not need to grow your hair to have the hairstyle you’ve been dreaming about. Especially if you struggle to grow your hair and it’s going to stress you out. Getting hair extensions is quick and affordable. 

Myth 6: Photoshop will fix it

Instead of relying on your photographer to touch up your face and hair during the editing process, rather get your hair and makeup artist to stick around for touch ups after the ceremony. 

Hopefully, these tips will make you feel more at ease in the weeks leading up to your wedding by helping you better plan your hair and makeup.