Makeup artist Erica Beukelman was so nervous at her own wedding she styled all of her bridesmaids’ hair and makeup.
This accommodation includes making sure you literally won’t have to lift a finger.
“I’m completely mobile. I will come to the bride so she’s comfortable in her element; she doesn’t have to come to my studio,” she said.
Let’s review: you’re covered for emergency touch-ups, you’re comfortable‚Äîand you’re also guaranteed gorgeous. Erica has all of her brides come in for a consultation before their wedding so that each can see how their hair and makeup will actually look. She encourages each client to bring “as many pictures as possible” to the meeting‚Äîphotos, old magazine styles, inspiration.
“It’s 100% about the bride and not what I want to communicate,” Erica said. “I like to enhance natural beauty and then depending on the theme or the color scheme or the feel they’re going for‚Äîromantic or fun, whimsical or soft‚ÄîI ask them for descriptor words of looks they’re thinking or how they want to feel that day.”
Through this process, Erica focuses on keeping you, you.
“I make sure a bride still feels like herself. A girl who never wears makeup shouldn’t cake it on [on her big day],” she said.
Her genuine concern for her brides makes them more than one-time clients.
“That’s what I love about my work‚Äîthe friendships you create and the relationships you establish … we’ll meet back up for coffee and stay in contact,” the self-proclaimed coffee addict said.
Bonus: you’re guaranteed to look better than Barbie on your wedding day.