Partnership Series | Hair & Makeup

A few weeks ago, I shared some insight from our friends over at Makeup for Your Day in our Vendor Partnership Series. Today I'm sharing a little conversation with another talented stylist friend, Lindsey Regan Thorne, the owner of Be Pretty. I asked her all of the same questions I asked Jennifer here's what she had to say! Enjoy! 


1.) You're an incredibly talented stylist and you make our clients look and feel absolutely stunning. Sometimes brides and bridal party members waiver about whether or not they should have their hair and makeup done by a professional. What would you say to them about why it's so important?  

First and foremost, who doesn't want to be pampered? I could go on and on about the importance of professional makeup and hair on wedding day. Professional makeup (it doesn't have to be heavy!), just leaves a seamless finish on the skin, which then photographs so beautifully and makes features such as eyes or cheekbones just pop. We can control the oil, so your skin looks fresh and gorgeous for the 12+ hours of a wedding day. While a smokey eye, red lips and perfectly bronzed cheeks is a beautiful look, that doesn't always have to be the case with brides and bridal party.  A simple, soft, pink and brown shadowed eye with a little length using false lashes and a highlighted cheek bone will provide a beautiful coverage on wedding day and translate in such a stunning way through imagery.  

As far as hair goes, we can control the flyaways and make an organic, tousled, effortless updo look natural, but keep the look in tact throughout the day and evening... all the way through dancing.  It's our job to make sure the bride's hair looks just as good during her wedding departure pictures as it did during the ceremony.  

Makeup artists know all the tricks to make sure your hair stays in place and your makeup looks radiant throughout the day and night!  

Perry Vaile Photography | Hair/Makeup by Lindsey Regan Thorne

Perry Vaile Photography | Hair/Makeup by Lindsey Regan Thorne

2.) How did you get into this industry and how did your background uniquely prepare you for this?

I fell head over heels in love with the wedding industry when I was a bride.  Once my wedding was over, I knew in my heart that I was meant to be involved with weddings... it just so happened that I was good at doing makeup and hair, and loved everything beauty products.  Be Pretty came to life in October of 2009 and shortly after I launched my business, I left my career as an interior designer.  I studied and practiced my craft around the clock. I found my calling early in life and that was/ is to make others feel beautiful... and give them a little boost of confidence.  I love my job and this industry... it's more than an industry... it's like a family! 

3.) What do you wish every bride (and bridesmaid!) knew about wedding hair and makeup, and/or about you and your team before sitting down in your chair to be styled? 

I think it's so easy to skim Pinterest and quickly fall in love with the beauty of an ornate hairstyle. Sometimes those hairstyles are of models who have lots of thick, gorgeous, extensions... it's often times hard to replicate those styles if the brides hair isn't long or thick enough to make the style work.  My biggest piece of advice is when you're searching for inspiration, search for hair styles that you know might look good on you. Similar to hair color, thickness and length.