So you’ve planned everything but still confused about your hair! Look no further…we’ve got you covered!
There are two types of brides – one who knows exactly what she wants and the other has a camera roll full of completely different looks with no idea! There are quite a few things to consider when choosing the perfect look so here’s a list of what we think will help you make your final decision.
1. Dupatta. Will you be wearing a dupatta on your head? This is usually required for some religious ceremonies and it’s important to have your dupatta with you especially when doing a trial or considering various hairstyles. If the dupatta is quite heavy, your hair stylist will have to consider extra hair padding to make sure the dupatta doesn’t compress the hair down too much. Usually, a bun is the go-to look whenever a bride is wearing her dupatta on her head.
2. Hair Jewellery. Are you thinking of wearing a tikka or other jewellery pieces in your hair? Your parting will depend on where these jewellery pieces are going to be placed, especially if you have a dupatta on your head too.
3. Face Shape. It’s a good idea to see what kind of hair style suits your face shape best. Before having a trial with your hair stylist or confirming your hair style choice, you can have a play around yourself. If you want an up-do, you can tie your hair in a low bun or pony and see how you like it. Then do the same but tying your hair in a mid pony/bun and then a high pony/bun. Have a think about what you prefer and your hair stylist will be able to suggest various up-do’s based on what kind of bun you want.
Low Bun – If you want a simple yet elegant look, a low bun is perfect especially for registry weddings.
Mid Bun – This is a popular option as a mid or high bun is great if you have a dupatta on your head. Mid buns look beautiful if your going for fresh flowers in your hair too.
High Bun – A high bun is great for that ‘face-lift’ effect and is perfect if your having a dupatta on your head too.
Here are some more of our fave hairstyles
All looks are created by Anu Malhi and the Anu Malhi team or students from the Anu Malhi Hair & Makeup Academy.
Your wedding will be the best day of your life – everyone knows you want it to be perfect! With all the stress about needing caramel coloured tablecloths and NOT just any old beige, you might forget to take care of your skin. If this sounds like you, start the below steps now and if you follow them religiously for at least 30 days leading up to the wedding day, you’re guaranteed to glow!
Follow the steps below to get flawless wedding day skin in just 30 days
1. Hydrate. Skin is the largest organ on the body and without sufficient water intake your organs won’t function properly or at their best. Drink 2-3 litres of water everyday to flush your body of toxins and improve skin radiance.
2. Green Juice. Make a fresh green juice everyday for breakfast to get in those vital vitamins and nutrients. Pack in as many veggies as possible for clear skin. You can keep it to vegetables only or add a piece of fruit for some sweetness. You’ll feel healthier overall with increased energy to focus on annoying tasks like chasing RSVPS for the umpteenth time!
3. Exfoliate. You should exfoliate 3-4 times a week to get rid of dead and dry skin cells. It also increases blood circulation in the skin, which helps to achieve healthy and glowing skin.
4. Face Mask. Use a face mask once a week for a deep cleanse to get rid of any makeup, dirt, oil, bacteria and dry skin cells. Choose a mask based on your skin type. Clay masks are great for oily skin to extract excess oil and tighten pores. Hydrating masks are perfect for dry skin. Use this time to relax and switch off from wedding stress.
5. Night Serum. Invest in a good night serum and apply every night before sleeping once you have cleansed your face. Once you find a preferred night serum you will fall in love again and notice better complexion and texture of skin, fewer breakouts and less shininess.
My ultimate fave night serum has got to be Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Synchronized Recovery Complex II
6. Sleep. Make sure you’re getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Lack of sleep can worsen existing skin problems such as acne by causing an increase of inflammation. During sleep your body’s hydration rebalances so lack of sleep can create puffy eyes, dark circles and wrinkles.
Follow these 6 steps at least 30 days before your big day. The earlier you begin the routine the better!
Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to all of our students that have attended the Anu Malhi Training Academy and for their kind words (https://anumalhi.com/services/anu-malhi-academy/student-testimonials/). We really appreciate that you chose our academy to teach you makeup artistry skills. We very much enjoyed your company and thought that all of you were enthusiastic and picked up skills so easily. We know you will do really well in the industry.
Once again thank you and remember we are always here for you should you want any questions answered or just general guidance in the future.
Anu & Team x
Attending Makeup Artistry Courses are strongly advised if you want to succeed as a high quality and efficient asian bridal makeup artist or indeed any kind of makeup artist. A good makeup artistry course will not only teach a student how to apply hair and makeup effectively, it should also teach students about the softer skills.
By softer skills we mean that a student should be able to go away from a makeup artistry course with the confidence to start their business, understand all about customer service and so much more.
Before you select your makeup artistry course, do alot of research and find out exactly what is offered during the course. It may be exactly what you’re looking for or it may not, either way dont stop until you find the right course for you and what you want to do.
Always look out for student testimonials as this can be an indicator on how the makeup artistry course will meet your expectations.
Don’t be afraid to ask any questions, like how long is the makeup artistry course? Who teaches it? What teaching qualifications do they have? Is the certificate accredited by an independant industry body? You will be paying for the course and you have every right to ask any questions you feel are needed to have a greater understanding.
During your attendance ensure that you fully focus on the course and again ask questions. It is easier to ask and correct any understanding rather than misunderstand and do things inefficiently for years to come.
If it has been your dream to become a makeup artist, then you owe it to yourself to be picky with any makeup artistry courses you choose.
Wishing you the very best on your chosen path.
Anu & Team x
There are many asian bridal hair and makeup artists in the industry and it is still fast growing. It can be very confusing for a customer to select the right hair and makeup artist due to the volume of choice, and also with the cost of trials it can limit the number of hair and makeup artists that a customer would want to try out prior to selecting.
The Anu Malhi Training Academy team got together recently and had a think about what makes a good asian bridal hair and makeup artist and we’ve listed what we believe to be the top 5 qualities below (not in any particular order):
In order to be a professional makeup artist, yes you guessed it you need to be professional. What we mean by this is that a makeup artist treats the potential customer with a respect and courtesy they deserve. No matter how big the makeup artist is, there should never be the feeling that you are doing your customer a favour by adding them to your diary.
Never use foul language during any communication with a customer as this does not look professional and always dress appropriate to the way in which you want to promote your brand. If as a makeup artist you look scruffy then this subconsciously has an impact on the way the bridal makeup customer will perceive your makeup application. Look presentable, speak clearly and professionally.
Let the customer know exactly what you are planning to do prior to doing it, this then sets the expectation for the customer so that there are no surprises.
This is critical to the perception that bridal makeup customer or any other customer for that matter has on your hair and makeup services. Brides will naturally have a few nerves building up on their big day as it is their ‘Big Day’, the last thing they will want to worry about is whether their hair and makeup artist is going to be on time. So don’t even allow that doubt to enter into their minds, agree in advance when you plan to arrive on site to carry out the hair and makeup and stick to it.
If in the very unlikely event the time needs to change (e.g. crash on the way, previous bridal over ran by 10 minutes), communicate that with the customer as soon as you can to again set the expectation so that there are no surprises.
Good and sound training
Having good sound hair and makeup bridal training is very important to succeed in the bridal hair and makeup industry. There are many training courses out there that a student can attend, but make sure you attend the one that’s right for you.
Do not under any circumstance just think because you can do your own makeup that you can then do other peoples makeup to a professional level. You will benefit from attending a good course and the quality if taught right, should shine through on your work. Good training is critical.
Remember you only have one chance at a first impression.
We can not emphasise this skill set enough, you need to have great organisational skills in order to balance hair and makeup trials with actual makeups and customers will always want to move dates / times.
This comes with time of course and the more you practise the easier it will get. Use electronic calendars when taking hair and makeup bookings and send out confirmations wherever necessary so that everyone knows where they stand and again you set expectations with the customers. It is a very intense industry to get into and a lot of hard work so make sure you always organise enough time to relax and recharge your batteries.
Not everyone has a calm nature to start off with, but with the right techniques and approaches to situations you can develop a calmer nature. This calm nature will help you when you are confronted with challenges either in the hair and makeup industry or otherwise.
Bridal makeups on the day can be full of tension as everyone in the household is running around trying to get everything organised and the photographers also need to take their shots, so if you can bring a calm nature to the brides day and hopefully some of it will rub off on them and allow the bride to start her big day off on the right path.
Should you have any thoughts or questions please do not hesitate to contact the Anu Malhi Training Academy.
Anu & Team
The intensive hair and makeup training course is Anu Malhi Academy’s (AMA) most popular course by far. One of the main reasons it is popular is because of the depth of knowledge it provides the students on Asian Bridal Hair and Makeup techniques.
The students who attend this 5 day training course either come to us with little to average knowledge on Asian Bridal Hair and Makeup techniques but yet go away with a wealth of knowledge that can be used in their own application.
The course is primarily focused on helping students develop a good / excellent knowledge on the Asian bridal hair and makeup industry. This includes first hand advice on getting prepared in the industry, this includes bridal, registry and party looks.
When we first structured the training courses, we wanted to make sure that all students have a chance to do a lot of practical sessions during the courses. This is why we’ve made sure that approximately 65% of our Asian Bridal Training courses have practical sessions where the students get a chance to actually apply numerous hair and makeup styles.
The 5 day Asian Bridal Training Course Includes:
• Tools of the trade
• Skin Conditions
• Contouring and Highlighting
• Advanced Eye Makeup and Blusher
• Main looks including: Bridal / Party / Reception
• Advanced Hair Styles
• Photoshoot Day (2 Different Looks)
There are many attributes that are needed to becoming a good hair and makeup artist, there is your charisma, motivation, hair and makeup application skills and much much more. There are many new Asian bridal hair and makeup artists coming onto the scene every week. So how can you stand out from the crowd?
The answer is to enrol onto a Asian Bridal Training Course that is taught by the Anu Malhi Academy. We will teach you everything you need to know about being an excellent hair and makeup artist, this doesn’t just include how to apply the best hair and makeup but also the underlying skillset needed to succeed. For example we will teach you about the end to end customer service skills that are needed and other tips and tricks that will help set you apart.
All of our courses have been designed around students, we have heard what our students wanted and adapted our courses to ensure that they maximise the benefit on attending an Asian Bridal Training Academy Courses.
Our training academy has a very large portion of the courses dedicated to practical sessions as participation has been scientifically proven to be amongst the most effective methods of training.
Another thing that is critical to become a successful hair and makeup artist is to have the ability to remain calm at all times and to pass that onto your clients during hair and makeup sessions, especially for brides who will naturally already be nervous on their big day.
Having good Asian bridal hair and makeup training is key to succeed in today’s hair and makeup industry. You need to set yourself apart from other Asian bridal makeup artists and the way in which to do that is to have excellent training.
Attending a strong Asian bridal training course will provide you with the skill set you need in order to succeed and become one of the best hair and makeup artists in the industry. As always it is important to have your own style and it is also very important to have a good foundation in bridal training.
“Be creative with a big imagination.” Anu Malhi
Good bridal training courses will provide you with the tips and tricks that are needed to accelerate your career and also to ensure that you give your customers the hair and makeup style they deserve for their big day.
At the Anu Malhi Training Academy our aim is to remain at the forefront of hair and makeup training with an emphasis on Asian Bridal looks during our courses. Our Training Academy underpins its Asian Bridal Training Courses with very high standards of professionalism and the ability to adapt to the training needs of our students. We also take into consideration the latest Asian Bridal hair and makeup looks with an aim of keeping our students at the forefront of the bridal industry.
Our Asian bridal training courses are restricted to only 4 students and approximately 65% of the training course is actually hands on practical sessions.
Upon successful completion of the Asian Bridal Training courses you will receive an official certificate from the Beauty Guild and also from the Anu Malhi Training Academy. This is an official accredited training qualification that can also be used for insurance purposes.
If you have any questions on the courses we offer please do not hesitate to get in touch on the details below.
Anu Malhi Training Academy
077 644 79997
Asian Wedding exhibitions are great – everything you need for your big day under one roof! It is a chance for you to see what’s on offer and assess the quality of a recognised wedding service provider. It’s a great day out for you and your bridal party to get a chance to converse with the professionals, ranging from makeup artists to DJ’s.
When attending an exhibition it’s best to arrive early. This will ensure that you can speak to all of the professionals that you target. Make a list of questions or any specific requirements you have for your wedding. Before you arrive it is advisable to plan which stands you want to visit. You can prioritise by making a list before hand of all the essentials; venue, bridal hair and makeup, photography, flowers and catering. Keep your budget in mind; you may find a better deal or find that booking early will obtain you a discount.
If you have already decided on a venue it may be a good idea to take a plan of the location. Also an itinerary of the day may also be useful. When arrive don’t be afraid to try things out. Caterers may provide samples of Indian food etc. Try as much as you can, this can really open your eyes to what is available out there. In regards to bridal hair and makeup, arrange trials. This is the best way to find out what’s best for you. On a larger scale you may want to see what’s available to make your big day unique. Mandaps, fruit stands, chocolate fountains and ice sculptures may be an aspect you want to consider to add a special twist to your Asian wedding. Take suggestions from exhibitors. Remember they’ve done this all before so they are the best people to advise you. If this all seems slightly scary you may want to contemplate a wedding planner to take the stress away from your big day.
Ladies we live in the 21st century – the days where a man only had a toothbrush and a bottle of aftershave on his bathroom shelf is long gone! They have been replaced by just as many creams, makeup and facial routines as women, and why not? It’s important for a man to take pride in his appearance and especially on his wedding day. For those of you who are still living in the Indian Stone Age, here’s a quick guide on how to groom yourself.
Exercising is one of the first methods you can try if you are not into all the skin regimes. Brisk walking or joining a gym for light exercise can really make a difference. It will make you feel refreshed, energised and this will definitely show in your appearance. It will also help get rid of extra baggage you might be carrying!
Drinking plenty of water is also essential. This will rid you of any impurities and clear your complexion. Facials are also another method of revitalising your skin. Men don’t be afraid to search the internet to gain tips on healthy skin. Having a facial is proven to remove dead skin and dirt (but make sure you don’t go for the first time on the week of your wedding as your impurities can surface your skin). The beauty centre you visit can also provide information about skin care regimes. Using a cleanser, toner and moisturiser is the simplest method to wake up your skin. Shaving is also key in looking refreshed; shaving in the direction your hair grows is imperative. This prevents irritation. Remember to moisturise after! Asian men have to move into the 21st century to support their brides.