Do not discount the importance of your wedding hair and makeup! Next to choosing THE dress and hiring the right photographer, determining how you’ll look on the big day will be one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you feel like a gorgeous goddess, you’ll act so much more comfortable in front of the camera and your photos and video will reflect that. That’s why looking and – more importantly – feeling like a million bucks is crucial. So is hiring the right hair and makeup team! You need artists who GET YOU! They have to take the time to understand your personality, beauty likes and dislikes, and overall wedding style. Enter my friends at JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique.
Even with a team of 20+ hair stylists, makeup artists, and estheticians, JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique provides a highly specialized and personalized experience. These ladies do their homework! You don’t just sit in their chair and start getting done up. Each appointment begins with a conversation. They get to know you, ask about your desired look, and talk about how to achieve it with your own unique features. During the application, they show you the progress to ensure they’re on the right track and to involve you every step of the way. Your vision and individual beauty meet their professional expertise and skills for a finished look that is a collaborative effort!
If you’re looking for a tailored experience that will leave you feeling confident and like yourself (only with a little oomph), look no further than JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique! And if you’re looking for some wedding hair and makeup ideas, check out some of their latest work, including the inspiration behind each look!
A Boho Braid & Rich Color for a Fall Bride
Makeup by Sammie
“Nicole was looking for beautiful burgundy, fall-appropriate lip color. Her colors were warm – oranges, red, burgundy, and lots of greenery. She had insanely beautiful, thick brows – almost a Lily Collins type of look – and she was not afraid of makeup. We did a soft brown smoky eye with bold but not crazy lashes. We defined it with a slight winged liner for a bit of an old Hollywood vibe.”
Hair by Selina
“Nicole knew exactly what she wanted – something that would be off her neck and face. She asked for a Dutch crown braid that started at one end and ended in a fishtail braid on the opposite side. We added extensions for extra length and thickness, and she had a gorgeous headpiece for an extra touch of glam. I remember her saying she didn't want to have to worry about her hair at all on her special day. It was a perfect choice. The style suited her personality and theme very well – boho, laid back, and confident.”
Warm Tones for a Winter Styled Shoot
Makeup by Amanda and Hair by Kendall
“We went with a wine and gold color scheme for this winter themed styled shoot and we were able to create a warm feel. The eye look was made up of gold and brown tones to compliment her skin and eye color. We chose a natural pink lip so as to not take away from the eyes.”
Naturally Beautiful with a Floral Pop
Hair by Kendall and Makeup by Joy
“I knew I could keep it simple considering how stunning she is. So I just used the floral hair arrangement to make her simple updo really POP.”
Subtle Color for a Modern Bride
Makeup by Bri
“For this February wedding, the look was created with plum and champagne colors to compliment the bride’s white and sage floral dress and the modern wedding theme that was filled with a lot of greenery.”
A Smoky Look for a Romantic Bride
Makeup by Jae
“Ashley was looking for romantic glam and she requested that her eyes pop. We went with a rose gold smoky eye as it coordinated with her colors and theme of the wedding. The entire vibe, including the venue, was romantic and her beauty choices complimented everything.
Copper Color for a Fall Wedding
Makeup by Katie
“The inspiration was fall leaves. Sable wanted to do something glamorous, but still wanted to look like herself. We went light on foundation, blush, and contour, but focused on giving her a brilliant glow. Warm, orangey browns complemented her hazel-green eyes. I brought light back into the inner third with my favorite silvery gold shimmer, then sculpted with a little bit of a deeper, matte chestnut color.
Light and Airy Feels for a Romantic Look
Makeup by Joy
“What a stunning natural beauty, but I still wanted to add a touch of glam to her look! Her dress and veil had a very romantic but elegant feel to it. Eyes were the focal point for this look; they were her favorite feature, and mine as well! Long, lush lashes and a soft smoky eye really made them pop. I kept the lips natural with just a sweep of color to compliment (but not compete with) the overall look. Her skin was fresh and glowing. It was an early spring wedding, so I wanted it to feel light and airy, but also classic. I think the end result was perfect!
A Bold Look with Lots of Texture
Hair by Katrina
“The inspiration behind this was showcasing different kinds of texture. I wanted to show that you can still embrace your length and add things like braids, twists, and crimps to make it interesting and beautiful.”
We all want to put our best face forward, and there’s no more important day to do that than your wedding day. Up, down, glam, natural, or just a bridal glow – no matter which way you go, you’re going to be a beautiful bride! JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique will make sure of that! To see more work from these Pittsburgh wedding hair and makeup artists, check them out in the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!