How Much is Wedding Hair and Makeup in Italy? Tips, Advice & Costs

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How Much is Wedding Hair and Makeup in Italy? Tips, Advice & Costs

Planning a wedding in Italy? With everything that goes into planning a destination wedding, it’s so important to make sure you've got a plan for finding the best hair and make up artists to help you look and feeling your best.

We're going to share some tips and advice that will ease your pre-wedding jitters and help you to shine on your special day! We'll also look into how much is wedding hair and makeup in Italy

Bride and bridesmaids

Gabriele Fani

Create a Vision

How to create a vision for your Italian wedding hair and make up

Go for a look that matches your style

We can't stress enough the importance of keeping the style of your dress in mind when exploring wedding hair and makeup options. For instance, a more glamorous look may call for more structured hair and a bolder look, while a boho-inspired theme may call for a less structured, softer hairstyle with natural makeup.

It’s also important to select a hairstyle and makeup that will enhance your features. When selecting potential options, consider wedding styles that work best for your hair type, texture, and length. If you’re set on a specific style, explore your options, but be realistic.

For instance, if you’ve got very fine straight hair, but you’d like a full, bouncier look, perhaps you can achieve a result closer to your goal with extensions.

You may be in love with a winged eye or bold lip, but a professional make-up artist in Italy can work with you to create a look that complements your style and enhances your unique facial structure, tone and texture. Great wedding hair and makeup in Italy should also be photo-ready for the wedding album and videos that you’ll want to look back on and treasure for years to come!

Consider the location, climate, and season

Depending upon the season, climate temperatures in Italy can vary from cool and temperate to warm and humid. Before locking down your look, it’s important to consider when and where your event will take place. Will your destination wedding in Italy take place in winter, spring, summer or fall? Will it be held indoors or outdoors? Keep in mind that temperature, humidity and even sun exposure can influence your hair and makeup decisions.

Pro Tip: Create a Vision Board
Why not create a Pinterest board that includes hair and makeup styles that you might like to try for your bridal look. In addition to hair and makeup, a Pinterest board can also help you tie in any other important elements, like your wedding theme, location, season, and climate.

Bride getting make up done in Italy

Bridal Luxury Beauty Service

Find the Right Italy Wedding Hair Stylist

How to find the right stylist for your Italian Wedding

Look for local artists

In an ideal world, we’d all have a travel-ready glam squad that we could fly in for our destination wedding. More likely, you’ll want to look for local artists who are available to work with you on location. Need help getting started? Our wedding vendor directory here at Italian Wedding Circle features the most sought-after wedding vendors in Italy.

Schedule an interview and ask questions

Once you’ve found two or three local artists that you like, you’ll want to make sure they’re a good fit for your personality and working style. We recommend interviewing your potential Italy wedding make up and hair stylists to make sure that the two of you will work well together. After all, you’ll be spending a significant part of your day together! You’ll feel more at ease working with someone who is friendly and patient on this super important day. An interview can also help you to determine whether they can confidently deliver your desired look.

Pro Tip: Research Your Stylist
Once you’ve found the right hair and make-up stylist for you, we suggest reviewing their portfolio, checking online reviews, browsing samples of their work on Instagram and spending time browsing their website.

bride getting her hair done wedding Italy

Giusy Zangaro Wedding Hair Stylist in Puglia

Plan Your Big Day

Planning your Italian wedding hair and makeup

Book your Italian wedding stylist as soon as possible

Depending upon the season and your destination, you’ll want to book your Italy hair and makeup artist at least six months to one year in advance, preferably sooner. It’s important to keep in mind that popular suppliers may be booked further out during the high season. Therefore, for a wedding in Italy it is not uncommon for a popular stylist to be booked out more than a year in advance.

Book a bridal trial

Plan to arrive early before your wedding in Italy. We recommend scheduling a bridal trial three days before your wedding date. If you can, schedule two trials. The first trial can be used to create a plan and play with options. A second trial could serve as a dress rehearsal for the big day.

Prep your hair and skin before travel

Consider booking hair and skin services (cut, colour, tanning) shortly before your trip, and make sure to share your plans with your stylist so that they can keep this in mind when planning your completed look. Travel can wreak havoc on hair and skin! Make sure to stay well hydrated, wear plenty of sunscreen and consult with your stylist on recommendations for moisturiser and/or a pre-prep skincare routine that will work well with your wedding day hair and make-up.

Pro Tip: Maximise Your Bridal Trial
We recommend making the most of the time spent with your hair and make-up stylist during your initial bridal trial. Get to know your stylist, ask many questions, and discuss as many make-up styles and hair options as possible!

Italy hair and make up artist

How much is wedding hair and makeup in Italy

Costs & fees for bride & bridesmaids

Determine the cost of hair and make up styling for your wedding in Italy to help with budget planning

In Italy, the total cost of wedding makeup and hair services really depends on several factors. For brides, professional makeup on average ranges from €150 to €350 or more, with costs influenced by factors like the style the bride would like to go for and the artist's reputation. Bridesmaids' makeup tends to be slightly cheaper, averaging between €70 to €100 per person.

For Italy wedding hair stylists, brides can expect to pay between €100 to €300 or higher, again, depending on wha style they desire, the complexity of the hairstyle and the stylist's expertise. Bridesmaids' hairstyling costs are similar, ranging from €50 to €150 per person, depending on their look  and any additional services required.

We recommend trying to budget accordingly, considering location and specific preferences for each member of the bridal party. It's key to find a balance between quality and affordability when choosing makeup and hairstyling services for the big day in Italy. Why not send some of our vetted suppliers a request so you have an idea of how much is wedding hair and makeup in Italy

Ready to start finding the best hair and makeup artist for your destination wedding in Italy? Head over to our directory and begin your search today.

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