FAQs and expert advice about hair & beauty

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Surrey Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yoursurrey.wedding


Mum's the word

Mum's the word

Q. I'd love to treat my mum to having her hair and makeup professionally done, but she's self-concious while going through the menopuase due to her hair and skin changes. How can you work with her to make her feel her absolute best?

A. Linda Leonard says: If you have booked a professional hair and make-up artist for yourself and the wedding party, they should have no trouble dealing with the mother-of the-bride/ groom too. The best option is to let her have a trial run, which I offer all my brides' mums.

There is a knack to doing make-up on mature skin think: lifting and not too much sparkle/glitter, not too much powder and don't forget to colour those lips!

Try to have an adult hairstyle as well, a nice blow dry or chic up do is much classier than ringlets hanging around your shoulders.

Linda Leonard, Linda Leonard Hair and Make-up


Get the look

Get the look

Q. I'm not sure I can get all the bridesmaids together before the big day for us all to have a trial with the hair and make-up artist. How do I make sure the chosen hair and make-up will suit everyone?

A. Amy Lacey says: One question you may be left asking yourself is, do all of your bridesmaids need to have the same look on the day? The answer is not necessarily.

The looks do not need to be identical, let's face it, hair thickness, length and texture will vary as do skin tones and undertones, but they could have something that blends the looks together such as a pretty hairclip, comb or a braid, if the hair is long enough, and perhaps a nice nude lip to tie in with their dress colour. Charlotte Tilbury's iconic Pillow Talk lipstick now comes in three different nude tones to suite all.

Don't over think it though, these days anything goes, there are no rules!

Amy Lacey, Amy Lacey Hair and Make-up Artist