How you look is so vitally important on your wedding day, after all, you spend most of the time arranging the aesthetic of the wedding during the planning of it. Which is why during the process of planning the wedding, it is imperative to hire a professional make-up artist so that you know the task is being handled by an experienced person. There have been many horror stories of brides using one of their siblings or friends to do the make-up for their wedding, only to be completely devastated upon witnessing the results are not nearly up to their expectations. While you may save a decent chunk of change by using an amateur or yourself, you will be getting what you pay for. If you have the budget space, and are looking for a good make-up artist, you are in luck, as Dallas is ripe with fantastic make-up artists. If you follow the guide below, it should help you find the right person for the job much easier than just taking a shot in the dark.
You can ask your favorite salon if they have any wedding makeup services, or check on line for salons that do, or for independent make up artists. It is also a very good idea to go to your local mall and try any department store with a makeup counter, like Lord and Taylor's, Macy's, or Bloomingdale's, as the cosmetic departments will often offer these services. It may help to cross reference these candidates on line to see their reviews and photos of their work. Once you've come up with some options, go ahead and schedule interviews or trial appointments.
The second task after scheduling a meeting with each available candidate is to prepare some questions and your vision to share with them. Ask them about their experience and portfolio. For every interview, you should have them run a demonstration on you. You want to be open with each candidate, you want to be able to determine if they will mesh with your expectations. It may help to schedule a trial with the candidates that really strike you as legitimate contenders. Perhaps you have a big company dinner or gala coming up that you want to look spiffy for? This would be a good time to test one of the make-up artists to see if they are even capable of handling your wedding. One of the biggest complaints that bride's have with professional make-up artists is sometimes they are a bit too heavy-handed. This trial run should be a good indicator if this candidate is up to scratch. Each candidate should be able to give you a pretty accurate quote, along with a breakdown of the cost and what the services include. Will you be traveling to them or will they come to you?
Once you have done a couple trial runs with the candidates, the next step is to deliberate over which one will be the best for you. Once you have you should write up a contract, and place a deposit with the candidate. Make sure you have a backup plan in case of emergency, but it is not likely. If you did your due diligence, and trusted your instincts, the work the artist does for your will be as beautiful as some of Michelangelo's best work.