How to Prepare for a Hair and Makeup Appointment

Do you have an upcoming hair and makeup appointment? Is it your first time? When it comes to preparing for a mobile hair and makeup appointment, you might have heard a lot of things. This includes wearing SPF or moisturizer under makeup, having grease in your hairstyle, and much more.  

Today, we are going to talk about how to properly prepare for your hair and makeup appointment: 

Should You Wear SPF? 

An excellent makeup artist should have premium professional products to properly reflect in photos. Meaning, their foundations will not contain any SPF. However, it will still perform as a physical UV blocker.  

But, you have to keep in mind that you could still wear SPF under your foundation. However, you have to ensure that it isn’t greasy so that it won’t ruin your photos. A lot of greasy and thick SPF products won’t let makeup sit well or adhere to the top. So, bear this in mind as well. 

Should You Moisturize? 

Your skin condition and your skincare will certainly influence the look of the makeup. It can cause the makeup to have a similar appearance if your skin is flakey and dry. But, you should not count on the makeup artist to have the best moisturizer for your skin.  

Keep in mind that several mobile makeup professionals don’t have enough space in their kits for a whole variety of skincare of all skin types. Because of these, most of them will suggest you adhere to your typical tested and tried skincare product. Furthermore, this will get rid of the potential of having a reaction to a moisturizer that you might not have tested before.  

Should You Wet Your Hair? 

Unless you’re having a blow dry, it is best to have a dry hair for your appointment. In general, wet hair does not hold well. Before the professional will be able to straighten or curl it, he/she will have to dry it first. Drying can take a lot of time if you have thick and long hair. Because of this, it is ideal to wash your hair 24 hours before the appointment to prevent this trouble.  

Should You Clean Your Hair? 

A lot of people believe that not washing their hair for a couple of days before the appointment is better. They think that the greasier the hair, the better. However, this is not the case.  

The truth is that a small amount of grease is ideal. It will help hold and grip your hairstyle. However, it is actually a lot more difficult to style hair that is extremely greasy and stringy. In addition to that, the duration of the hairstyle will be greatly affected by the grease of your hair. It’s also a bit disgusting for the hairstylist to touch an unwashed hair.  

It is better to have clean hair instead of a greasy one. Keep in mind that the hair will still get dirty because of the products. A hairstylist can’t do anything about it if your hair is too greasy already.