Hair & Make-Up Tips with Avenue 42's Megan!

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of having Megan from Ave 42 do our hair & make-up for our company photo shoot! We got to sit down and ask her a few questions that are typically asked by our brides. We learned so much, we are going to break the info into multiple posts! Thank you so much, Megan, for all your help!

P.S. To check out all the fabulousness that Avenue 42 has to offer, please visit: www.ave42.com

 

  •  What are the current and upcoming hair and make-up trends? 

"One of the best things about Avenue 42 is that we love to keep up with trends and we are always getting a lot of practice. Our wonderful owner, Natalie Gordon, thrives on keeping us up to date and our brides red carpet ready! Some of the most recent requests we have had are soft loose textured up do's and thick vintage waves so that our brides can still feel like themselves but with a touch of glam. I myself, have had a lot of requests for a "natural smokey," with natural tones such as golds, beiges and different shades of brown to make the eye pop. I finish off with false corner lashes to add just a bit of drama."

  • What are some tips and tricks to make scheduling easier for our brides?

"We make sure our bride never goes first so she can be as fresh as possible, but she also never goes last because we want our brides to feel at ease and never rushed.  Brides should have the chance to watch their friends and family get dolled up, get themselves organized and of course snack and drink champagne! We like to give our brides at least 1hr for each hair and makeup.  Also, making sure her entourage is aware its her day and may need help, so please make sure you choose something that can fit between 30-40 mins of service time. Don't be afraid to make a schedule, if that is what helps you stay organized and less stressed - we can appreciate that   

  • What kind of skin and hair prep do you recommend before the big day?

"I like it when my brides get a simple soothing facial a week before the wedding. It brightens up their skin and reduces redness and uneven complexion. Drinking lots of water will hydrate your skin so you won't have flakes or dry patches and of course that natural glow! Lastly, please get some beauty rest. We know getting married can make you stressed, anxious and nervous so if you can't sleep through the night try taking little 10-20 minute cat naps. If your hair doesn't hold curl well, leave it a day old dirty or if it is more oil prone, wash it.. Otherwise we have no preference!" 

"Its your big day, ultimately its about what you want and you can't be afraid to speak up. Avenue 42 will always remain professional and respect your decisions. We want you to feel the most beautiful you ever felt, and still feel like you. We see so many brides get caught up with materialistic things and let it panic them when you should take in every bit of the experience. Trust the people you hire and don't let the little things stress you out. You should have fun and enjoy what the day is actually about."

  • ·         Any advice that you wish you could tell all your brides?

"Its your big day, ultimately its about what you want and you can't be afraid to speak up. Avenue 42 will always remain professional and respect your decisions. We want you to feel the most beautiful you ever felt, and still feel like you. We see so many brides get caught up with materialistic things and let it panic them when you should take in every bit of the experience. Trust the people you hire and don't let the little things stress you out. You should have fun and enjoy what the day is actually about."

Check out our next post with more fun from Megan next week!