Blushing Bohemian is a Brisbane based hair and makeup artist with an eye for detail and a passion for modern bohemian bridal style.
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What should brides keep in mind when planning this part of their wedding?
Hair and makeup is a luxury service and a very competitive industry, so it’s a good idea to research the cost and get some quotes before you set your budget. Cutting costs can mean compromising on quality, and it’s devastating to hear stories from brides who won’t look at their photos because they can’t stand the way their hair and makeup turned out.
What’s something you’d love every bride to know about wedding makeup?
The makeup industry isn’t regulated in Australia, so there are many suppliers who are not professionally trained or qualified. My advice is to always ask for credentials and experience, find out what brands they use and have a trial before deciding on an artist for your special day. It will put your mind at ease knowing you are in good hands and your makeup is going to last throughout the day.
What do your brides say they love most about what you do?
They love the confidence they feel from the way they look. It is amazing what a little self-confidence will do for a woman! She gets this glow about her and a spring in her step that can’t be faked.
How do you create a great experience for your brides?
I like to meet with my brides prior to the wedding day to discuss exactly what they want – we get a chance to trial the hair and makeup and get chatty and comfortable with each other before the big day. After the trial, I always give suggestions on how to look after your skin leading up to the wedding to ensure you are looking your best. I also check in often, which helps to put my brides at ease as they know I’m around if they have any questions. They trust that I am invested in them and will show up for them on the day.
What’s your best advice for brides planning their wedding hair and makeup?
Stay true to yourself and your own style. Get some quotes before you set your budget and always, always have a trial run!
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Blushing Bohemian is heart set on making brides feel amazing and confident on their wedding day. Alicia takes inspiration from the ever growing trend of soft braided updos adorned with flower crowns and sultry glowing makeup and adds her own magic touch.
With over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry and four years in bridal hair and makeup, a Cert III and IV in Beauty Therapy and Cert IV in Makeup with the Academy of Makeup under her belt, Alicia is more than qualified and assures her brides are in good hands. She recommends a trial to all of her brides, giving them a pre-wedding glimpse into what they can expect on their special day.