Shalla
Dedicated September 2021

diy makeup and hair or hire a pro?

Shalla, on March 10, 2021 at 7:33 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 23
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Just curious on this one..so I planned on doing my hair and makeup myself for my wedding. I’m pretty good at doing it myself and hair as well. (Also cuts an added expense) I did a trial run on myself I’ve tried different looks..my hair will be changed slightly as I want my curls a little looser. But if you were good at hair and makeup would you want to do it yourself or consider this a day to let someone else do it? diy makeup and hair or hire a pro? 1

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Latest activity by Rosie, on March 30, 2021 at 10:19 PM
  • Ally
    Dedicated June 2021
    Ally ·
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    I'm not good at doing my own hair or makeup, so I definitely wanted to hire a professional. But your hair and makeup both look amazing!! I wouldn't be able to tell that this wasn't professionally done. If you're comfortable with doing it yourself and want to cut that expense I say go for it!

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  • Shalla
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Thank you with fh and I paying for everything ourselves I wanted to cut costs and even my bridal party..some of them feel comfortable doing their own and don’t like other people doing it..2 actually do makeup on the regular so that also helps
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Go with a pro. It is ok to be pampered. Most people do not have makeup for HD photography in their possession and not everyone is comfortable doing their own hair/makeup

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  • Tone
    Devoted July 2021
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    You did a great job on your makeup and hair and it would cut the cost of hiring a professional. Not everyone has an unlimited budget and honestly I’ve seen what getting your makeup done can look with low budget makeup artists (proms and weddings) its never good. My cousin didn’t have a lot of money for a professional and hired one of the cheaper MAs in the area and left sobbing and had to do her own makeup anyway after spending over 150$ on it. Since you do your makeup exceptionally well I say absolutely go for it!!
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  • Shalla
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Thank you because that’s one of my fears we have a budget and don’t want to blow it out the water..especially after purchasing a new home, getting engaged, and having a wedding all in one year
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  • Shalla
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    I happen to be comfortable in that area and those items can always be included to make sure that it is completely flawless..it may sound odd but I’m also one that does not trust a lot of people with my hair or my face
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    Expert June 2021
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    Girl you rocked it!! Totally do it yourself!!

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    You did an amazing job! If you want to cut expenses, you should definitely do it yourself. The only thing I would worry about is the stress of the day. I do my makeup best when I'm not under a time crunch and there's no pressure. I couldn't imagine trying to perfect my makeup on my wedding day!

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  • Shalla
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Lol thank you I tried to time this I would say 2 1/2 hours total and only because 3 little girls decided to keep playing in mommy’s makeup the whole time 😑..I’m trying to keep it around that and our wedding is late afternoon so hopefully I do it early enough but not too early where I’m like uggghhh things aren’t looking like they should
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  • Shalla
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Thank you!!!!!!
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  • Molly
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    Your hair and makeup look great!! If you can achieve the look you want and don't have to spend the extra money and you like taking the time to do it yourself then yes, do it! Otherwise if you would rather relax that day and have someone else do it, that is also an option.

    I'm still debating it. Most hair/makeup artist in my area that are good will cost at least $600.

    I was a collegiate and professional cheerleader, so I use to do my own hair and makeup for game days so I think I'm pretty decent when it comes to doing it myself. My biggest issue would be hiring and spending the money when I can do just as good of a job.

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  • Shalla
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    And that’s kind of my thought process behind it as well
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  • Molly
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    Then I think you have your answer. I seriously love your look! The glam curls with the hair piece is also the hair style I'm going for! I still need to practice my trial, but I still have over year to perfect it.

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  • Lav
    Devoted October 2022
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    You look amazing! Go for it 🥰
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  • Sydney
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    I’m pretty good with my hair and makeup, but for my wedding day I let someone else do it because I didn’t want to have to stress about anything. I just wanted to let someone else take care of everything so I could relax. I don’t regret it at all. If you have the money to splurge on it and you find a talented and trusted hair and makeup artist, I say go for it! But you did a fabulous job, so if you aren’t comfortable with that then you could totally do it yourself!
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  • Shalla
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Thank you 😊
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    Just Said Yes August 2021
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    This looks too good to pay someone else to do it!! Unless you worry it would stress you out the day of. I’m planning to have someone do my hair bc I usually just wear it in a pony tail, but gasping my own makeup bc I feel fine getting the look I want. You look stunning!!
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  • Shalla
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Thank you so much I feel very confident about doing it and not being stressed...I also used to be in the hair industry for some time as well
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    Annika ·
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    Your makeup looks amazing. I’d do it myself if I could. If you feel like it will be relaxing for you to do on your wedding day, go for it. You’ll save a lot because you usually also have to trial MUAs.
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  • Heather
    Rockstar November 2021
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    WOW! Looks AMAZING! If you can do it yourself then by all means do it! You'll be saving money. As long as it doesn't stress you out then go for it. If you want to relax and like being pampered then get it professionally done. But in my opinion you killed it!

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