Bridal Makeup – A Beautiful Business

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Two days of intensive Bridal Business & Beauty Education with an artist responsible for creating many of the looks that walk the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week and The Knot Couture Show.

International Bridal clientele includes Badgley Mischka Bridal CoutureBerta BridalRania HatoumCasablanca Bridal, Watters, Allure Bridals, and David Tutera Bridal.

Day 1: Bridal Business Seminar
Day 2: Bridal Beauty Hands-on Workshop

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My Makeup Design for MUSE by Berta Bridal – NY Bridal Fashion Week 2017 – Hair by Megan Garmers (MG Hair & Makeup) – Video Courtesy of Bowen Films

Bridal Business Education – Lecture, Q&A

Getting Started

  • Getting  Started (assisting is your ticket in).
  • Community vs Competition – how to navigate both.
  • Know Your Market, Know Your Bride, Know Your Worth.
  • Branding Is EVERYTHING.
  • Being Hungry vs Being Thirsty.
  • Why You Need a Website.
  • Building Your Portfolio – TFP (Trade For Prints)
  • Marketing through Social Media
  • Are you ready to Advertise ($$$)?
  • Creating a Network with other Bridal Vendors

Your Services

  • Consultation or Preview
  • Pricing / Packages
  • Full Day Experience
  • Destination Weddings
  • Special Packages for Ethnic Bridal Events
  • Male Grooming
  • Same-Sex Weddings
  • Extras & Touch-up Kits
  • Lessons (for DIY brides)

The “Business” of Having a Business

  • Contracts / Retainers / Accepting Payments
  • Accounting and Dealing with Uncle Sam (Taxes/Deductions)
  • Insurance (and Liability)
  • Hiring (and training) Assistants
  • Follow-Up (After The Event)
  • Real Reviews from Real Brides


DAY TWO WORKSHOP: Bridal Makeup Education – Lecture, Demos, and Hands-On Training


  • Stocking Your Makeup Kit – The Bulletproof Bride™ Edition – focusing on waterproof and long-lasting products.
  • The latest bridal makeup trends from backstage at NY Bridal Fashion Week.
  • How to translate runway looks into wearable styles for bridal clients.
  • A step-by-step guide to the prep and application techniques necessary for creating a highly durable makeup that looks great in pictures AND in person.
  • Complexion – the make-or-break step of beautiful bridal makeup.
  • Fool-proof makeup color stories that will satisfy any bride.
  • Quick makeup transitions (for clients with more than one dress/outfit).
  • Designing the wedding party (to compliment the bride).
  • The Theme Bride (retro, pin-up, etc.).
  • Male Grooming
  • Organization, timing & expediting.
  • Walk-away products (what belongs in a touch-up kit).

This is an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL workshop
Artists wishing to participate n the hands-on workshop should have basic makeup training. If you don’t, please consider taking MAKEUP MASTER CLASS first.

NOTE: We do not supply products, brushes, tools or disposables. Students are required to bring their makeup kit when participating in any hands-on workshop. Following your paid registration, we will email a kit inventory checklist to ensure you have everything needed to participate in this class.


Scheduled presenters are subject to change based on availability.

3 reviews for Bridal Makeup – A Beautiful Business

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Kevin did a fabulous job providing us important information oh how to run a successful bridal business. I especially loved watching him demo and talk about what products he uses in his kit. I can’t wait to try out some of the new techniques I learned. Thank you so much!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I obtained a lot of helpful tips on how to manage and grow my business. Kevin shared his makeup techniques and product knowledge on how to obtain natural and lasting bridal makeup. I walked away a more confident artist.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Kevin provided essential information and product knowledge for those of us who want to build our bridal business or get into the field. I absolutely walked away a more confident artist. Thank you!!

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