The closer we get to the summer, the more wedding invitations seem to start piling up in our mailboxes. Summer is known as bridal season for good reason – June has traditionally been the most popular month for couples to tie the knot. Whether you’re the one getting hitched, you’re serving in the bridal party, or you’re just a guest looking to have a great time, looking the best you possibly can is on everyone’s minds. One of the best ways to ensure that the wedding day will go as smoothly as possible is to invest in professional hair and makeup services. Luckily, Boca Raton is home to some great options! If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to make the investment, here are some of the biggest benefits.

1. You Won’t Be Stressed
One of the biggest benefits of using the services of a hair salon is the lack of stress. Whether you’re the bride or the maid of honor, wedding days are incredibly busy. Last minute emergencies almost always pop up, so why not eliminate a huge stressor by bringing in professionals to take care of your beauty routine? Experienced beauty teams not only know how to correctly time the entire getting ready process, but also are prepared to deal with any sort of hair or makeup emergency. You’ll also get the benefits of having some relaxation time during an incredibly stressful day, as you sit back and let the experts do your hair and makeup.

2. You’ll Look Great For Hours
Many people don’t realize how significant the difference is between mainstream and professional grade hair products. Hair stylists not only have access to premium products, but also have personally tested tons of different brands so they know exactly what will work. If you select an experienced team of beauty experts, they should use high quality, salon-grade products on your hair, which will help make the style last all day. These products are usually a lot more expensive than ones you can buy at a beauty or drugstore, so you’re actually getting a little touch of luxury with your style! Most importantly, however, experienced stylists have the knowledge of what to do for different styles – updos, curls, braids – to make them last throughout a night of dancing and photos.

3. You Won’t Look Overdone
Brides want to look beautiful on their big day, but they certainly don’t want to have so much makeup caked on their faces that they no longer look like themselves. One mistake that makeup rookies sometimes make is using tons of extra products for special events makeup. While you’ll definitely want to do a little more than your normal makeup routine, the bridal party should still look naturally beautiful. Experienced makeup artists know how to apply products in a natural way while still ensuring longevity. The same goes for hair. Professionals know exactly how long it’ll take tight curls to fall down in to beautiful loose waves and will time your styling appropriately. A wedding is definitely not the day to try out new skills you learned in a YouTube tutorial.

4. You’ll Get Expert Advice
You’ll probably be photographed more on your wedding day than you ever will in your life. Even if you’re great at applying makeup and doing your hair on an every day basis, professional hair stylists and makeup artists have years of industry knowledge to know that beauty for a wedding is different than for any other day. Makeup artists will know to only use products compatible with flash photography to ensure that there’s no flashback or strange reflections in pictures. They’ll also be able to contour and highlight your face specifically for photos. Hairstylists will also use their years of industry experience to guide you in the right direction when selecting a style. They’ll ensure that your updo doesn’t look strange in photos or that your side pony isn’t putting your entire look off balance.

5. You’ll Get the Timing Right
When an entire bridal party needs to get glam, you’re looking at hours of prep time. People that have never prepped for such a big event can often underestimate how long it will take. Experts know exactly how much time to allocate for each hair and makeup look they have to execute and can provide you with a schedule accordingly. This allows you to make sure that you’re using your time effectively on this busy day. It also eliminates the risk of a wedding being held up by bridesmaids still getting their hair done or having to send someone down the aisle with a half-finished look.

6. You’ll Be Consistent
Trying to agree on a hair and makeup style among multiple women can be pretty challenging. Each bridesmaid will likely have very different preferences and will want to go for a look that will flatter her specifically. While this can lead to disagreements, professional hair stylists and makeup artists know how to manage this. They can offer suggestions and create different styles that will complement each other and look consistent. It can also sometimes be nice to simply have someone to give a final say on looks.

When it comes to looking great for such an important day, you don’t want to take a risk. Working with professionals is definitely worth the investment!