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Planning Your Dream Wedding in Hawaii? Here's What to Watch For



Bride Groom walking down aisle at sunset ranch Oahu
Photo by Christie Pham

Planning a wedding in Hawaii is a unique and exciting journey, and when it comes to makeup and hair styling, there are several crucial considerations to ensure a flawless and memorable look. As a makeup artist to brides, models and stars with years of experience in the wedding industry, I offer insights into what you should watch out for when planning your dream wedding beauty experience in Hawaii. Here are key points to guide you through the process:


Choose a Reputable Artist: Selecting a makeup artist and hairstylist with a specialization in weddings is vital. Look for professionals with at least 8 years of experience in the wedding industry, showcasing an extensive portfolio with professional photos, videos of brides, magazine publications, and a solid work history. This expertise ensures they understand the unique challenges of Hawaii's tropical setting.

Consider the Location: Convenience is paramount, especially for destination weddings. Opt for artists who provide on-site services, with many stylists in Hawaii offering in-room hair and makeup services. This ensures a stress-free and enjoyable experience for brides preparing at their hotels.


Trial Sessions: Schedule a trial session with your chosen artist before the big day. Collaborate closely to align the envisioned look with your expectations. If your stylist is also a photographer, you gain an extra bonus point, as their understanding of both makeup and photography ensures a harmonious blend for stunning wedding photos.


Skin and Hair Type: Hawaii's diverse population means diverse hair and skin types. Choose an artist skilled in working with various textures and tones, providing personalized attention to enhance your unique features and natural beauty.


Products Used: Discuss the makeup products with your artist, considering factors such as long-wearing, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free options. Communicate any specific preferences or requirements to align your beauty routine with your values.


Scheduling and Additional Services: If hair and makeup are part of your wedding package, they are typically automatically scheduled. For additional services, communicate with the stylist or their team in advance. Clear communication ensures everyone in the wedding party looks and feels their best.

Communication and Visuals: Provide as much information as possible to your professional makeup artist. Clearly express likes and dislikes. When conveying your vision for the wedding day look, use inspirational photos. Create a Pinterest board or download images to your phone to share with your makeup artist for a more accurate representation of your desired style.


Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and looking radiant enhances the joy of the occasion. Consider these key points, and confidently plan your wedding beauty experience in Hawaii, knowing that you'll walk down the aisle with a look reflecting your unique style amidst the beauty of the islands. As your dedicated makeup artist, I am committed to making your dream wedding vision a reality. Are you ready to embark on this beauty journey with me? Let's create a stunning and unforgettable look for your special day together!

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