If you are meeting your makeup artist / hair stylist for a one-off special event makeover, such as corporate headshot, school formal or dinner party, there are little things you can do beforehand to make the process smoother for everyone and get a better outcome for you as well!
Exfoliate and moisturise skin the evening prior. Use your routine products, and do not try any new products that you have not used before to minimise the chance of adverse reaction.
Cleanse, use moisturiser and eye cream as usual in the morning. Nothing can substitute well-looked after and hydrated skin.
For studio photoshoot, or evening functions involving flash photography, avoid sunscreen or SPF (in particular, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). These ingredients may cause a flash back.
Any contact lenses should be already worn in prior to makeup. It is tricky to put in contact lenses after makeup has been done.
Use shampoo twice and conditioner once the evening prior. This helps getting rid of excess oil near the scalp to pump up volume at the roots, but will not leave hair strands overly dry.
Blow dry or let hair dry naturally. Most hair styling equipment works on dry hair.
Avoid using any leave-in oil or silicone based products. They tend to make styling equipment less efficient.
If you are after some tips for bridal skin and hair care (or, you are up for a much longer commitment for your preps), see our bridal blog series instead.
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