Mar R, Creative Director of TEAM Hair and Makeup, teamed up with OccasionLab (see what we did there?) to answer your big day beauty questions.

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Beauty tips, dos, don’ts, and disaster-proofing advice - this is one to be pasted in the planning binder or pinned for future reference. Renowned as one of the top on-location hair and makeup companies, TEAM Hair and Makeup travel the globe crafting beauty looks for brides and special events. Creative Director Mar R and her team of artists know what works and what doesn’t because they’ve seen it all!

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Where do I start when choosing a beauty look?

MAR R. “Check out Pinterest and do a social media search for the hair and makeup styles you are looking for. For example, #naturalmakeup or #softupdo. Then narrow down what it is that you like about each look.”

OL Remember to consider your event attire and your personal style preferences. If you’ve already bought statement earrings, focus your research on updos instead of ear-covering hair. Then balance your online research with at-home practise sessions.

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How do I choose a wedding party beauty look?

MAR R. “Only one rule here. Be sure that the bride is the only one with that particular hairstyle. At TEAM, it’s company policy to not use the bride’s style on anyone else in the wedding party!”

OL Share your event style mood boards with your hair stylist so that everyones hair is on theme. A little communication can avoid tight chignons featuring in your barefoot, boho ceremony.

What advice should I completely ignore?

MAR R. “The number one myth is ‘wear more makeup because of your photos’. THIS IS NOT TRUE. How you look in person is very close to how you look on camera with modern photography – so look like yourself. You don't want your Groom to wonder who the heck is walking down the aisle!

OL Any advice that makes you feel unlike yourself when you follow it. Like a bold red lip when you don’t often wear makeup, or a hair down style when you find hair on your neck frustrating. If you’re unsure, simply take photos of every angle during your trials and take time to reflect on them before making any decisions.

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I’ve printed off some beauty checklists. What important reminders are they often missing?

MAR R. “Ensure that your face makeup matches your neck, décolletage, and shoulders. No floating heads allowed! Ask your makeup artist to blend all the way down to your chest if your face is lighter or darker than the rest of your body.”

OL Remember to love your elbows, hands, and feet in the lead up to your celebration. Rubbing oils like coconut and olive into your skin will keep it healthy, vibrant, and of an even tone.

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What should I do to prepare in the lead-up?

MAR R. “Hydrate the heck out of your skin, even if it’s oily! Eat clean and well leading up to your event, avoid sugary drinks the night before, and get an exfoliation facial 2-5-days prior.

OL When it comes to the morning-of, block out some time to calm and centre yourself. This is especially important for a wedding morning. It might be yoga, a quiet coffee, or a moment of meditation.

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I sweat when I’m nervous and am scared my face will look oily in photos.

MAR R. “Primers are great to keep the oil in the skin under control. Use an oil control primer under the makeup but on top of the moisturizer. There's a big difference between glowing and looking ‘oily’. For makeup longevity primers are key. Prepping the skin and then applying water based or silicon-based foundation and makeup is helpful but also using a makeup sealer on top of the makeup is effective too. Sandwich those primers!”

OL If you have a professional photographer plan an approach with them that will minimise the appearance of oiliness in your photos. They may choose soft over harsh light, or post-edit any photos that you feel are too oily but want to display.

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I’ve heard I need a wedding morning routine? What should I do?

MAR R. “Eat! Have a filling breakfast, with protein and lots of water. Be sure to wash your face thoroughly and take a moment to sit alone for a few minutes to yourself. This may be the only alone time you get all day.”

OL Think of your wedding morning like your birthday morning – it’s all about you! You might want a special morning breakfast and a bubble bath. Perhaps you open a present from your fiancée and do yoga. Whatever you plan, remember to include some time for your wedding party and soak up all the pre-wedding love and excitement they’ll bring to your morning.

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The Pre-Event Beauty DON’TS!

MAR R. “Don't, wax, pluck, remove, or do anything you haven't done before!”

OL What Mar said! Pre-event is not the time to trial a new eyebrow threader or try out a new haircut. Schedule any drastic changes 6 months to a year out to make sure you’re happy with the result and to give yourself time to regrow or reshape if you don’t love it.

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“It’s an honor to be asked to style a bride’s hair and makeup on the big day! From planning to creating the wedding day look, we want each bride to feel confident on their wedding day. For me, the most important aspect of working with a bride is making her feel as confident as possible. Every woman is beautiful on her wedding day, and confidence is the purest form of beauty. Our philosophy is that any bride can change into a couture gown from her wedding dress and look like she’s about to walk the red carpet. We create timeless looks for the most elegant brides.” – Mar R, TEAM Hair and Makeup

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CREDITS (in order of appearance)

Header: Photography: Tenth & Grace // Event Planning: Alegria by Design // Lighting: SPARK Creative Events // Floral Design: Precious and Blooming Floral Design // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Wedding Venue: Kestrel Park // Rentals: The Tent Merchant

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography // Wedding Coordinator: Kristi Herrmann // Wedding Dress: Olivia Couture // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Groom Attire: J.Crew // Wedding Venue: James Leary Flood Mansion

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Photography: Luna de Mare Photography // Videography: Cana Family // Event Planning & Design: La Fleur Weddings & Events // Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design // Gown: Ines Di Santo // Shoes: Emmy London // Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Groom Attire: Dolce & Gabbana // Venue: Sunstone Winery & Villa // Bridal Salon: Lovella Bridal // Groom Shoes: Prada

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Photographer: Jake Anderson // Event Planning: Details Darling // Florist: Plenty Of Petals // Dress: Ines Di Santo // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography // Videographer: Grimace Films // Event Planning: Sweet Emilia Jane // Floral Design: The Little Branch // Bridal Shoes: Oscar De La Renta // Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Hair: Ebony Riley // Private Estate: Paradise Shores - Venue Lust // Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri // Bar: Snake Oil Cocktail C

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Photography: Tenth & Grace // Event Planning: Alegria by Design // Lighting: SPARK Creative Events // Floral Design: Precious and Blooming Floral Design // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Wedding Venue: Kestrel Park // Rentals: The Tent Merchant

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography // Wedding Coordinator: Kristi Herrmann // Wedding Dress: Olivia Couture // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Groom Attire: J.Crew // Wedding Venue: James Leary Flood Mansion

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Photography: Luna de Mare Photography // Videography: Cana Family // Event Planning & Design: La Fleur Weddings & Events // Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design // Gown: Ines Di Santo // Shoes: Emmy London // Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Groom Attire: Dolce & Gabbana // Venue: Sunstone Winery & Villa // Bridal Salon: Lovella Bridal // Groom Shoes: Prada

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Photographer: Jake Anderson // Event Planning: Details Darling // Florist: Plenty Of Petals // Dress: Ines Di Santo // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography // Videographer: Grimace Films // Event Planning: Sweet Emilia Jane // Floral Design: The Little Branch // Bridal Shoes: Oscar De La Renta // Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Hair: Ebony Riley // Private Estate: Paradise Shores - Venue Lust // Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri // Bar: Snake Oil Cocktail C

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Photography: Tenth & Grace // Event Planning: Alegria by Design // Lighting: SPARK Creative Events // Floral Design: Precious and Blooming Floral Design // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Wedding Venue: Kestrel Park // Rentals: The Tent Merchant

 

 

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