Hair and Makeup for Weddings in Italy

Every bride always dreams of looking like a princess on her wedding day. Everything has to be perfectly in harmony from the dress, to the updo, to the makeup style.

This is particularly true for a destination wedding in Italy since beauty services are such an important part of the experience a bride expects to be completely confident as she walks down the aisle.


Getting married in Italy, far from your favourite salon does not need to be a stressful experience! Our agency provides a wide selection of hair and makeup professionals along with Instagram accounts, web sites and testimonials from past brides. This allows you, the bride to make the best choice to match the look you wish to achieve.

Research is vital when deciding on a makeup and hair artist for your Italy wedding. Bridal makeup and hair artists are booked months, sometimes a year in advance and when selecting your professional you want to make sure they are a bridal beauty specialist, meaning they do weddings exclusively and understand the specific requirements a long wedding day demands.

In addition, a bridal hairstyle and makeup artist in Italy will be experienced in creating the special looks that today’s Pinterest savvy brides expect!


It is every woman’s dream to be stunning on her wedding day. Makeup is indispensable to ensure your every feature is enhanced and, most importantly, that your wedding day photos will look your best. For this reason, even if you tend to prefer a very natural look, we recommend a slightly stronger, or brighter palette because your wedding photos may otherwise look a bit washed out instead of glowing!

The perfect wedding makeup must be in harmony with the whole look – with the style of your gown and its accessories. It must be waterproof and resistant until the late hours of your party. Definitely a job left to the professionals who will work their magic.


Together with your gown and the makeup, the hairstyle is essential in completing the look for your wedding in Italy.  

Will you wear your hair long and loose or in a softly gathered chignon? A princess look with a formal updo or something bohemian with the simplicity of a very relaxed style with only a flower for décor? A professional knows what to do with a tiara and a veil to make sure there are no mishaps during your Italy wedding celebration.

There’s a delicate balance between looking beautiful in person and also in your wedding photos and hair and make-up stylists have mastered the two so you feel totally confident for your wedding in Italy.


Italy’s wedding beauty professionals are definitely in a superior budget category, so expect higher prices than what you are used to at home. But this is not your standard salon service. You will be served by professionals who have studied the art specifically of wedding hair and beauty. This is all they do and they will do it on location for you.

Travel costs and the amount of time dedicated to the bride are also items that need to be factored into these higher rates.

Our preferred Italian beauty professionals use high end brands and pay more attention to detail. The beauty trial is quite flexible and lasts until you are satisfied with the final result as they calibrate the hairstyle you want with your make up. On the wedding day and also for the trial, the stylist comes to your hotel.

Once you have chosen your hair and make-up artist, we recommend selecting photos of your preferred look via Instagram and Pinterest before your beauty trial.  Pinterest is a fantastic source and so is Instagram but do please remember that the photos you are reviewing are highly-filtered and re-touched and most of the time do not reflect reality.   

Most importantly, the final result should always still be YOU! Just the most beautiful you ever!


So when should you plan your beauty trial run in Italy?

At a minimum, we suggest arriving three days in advance to do a trial before the big day. However most couples come to Italy to meet with providers and their planner months before and this is the ideal time to set up a beauty trial run.

Italy wedding hair and make-up stylists will travel to your venue, hotel, church, etc. to prepare you and your bridal parties' hair and sometimes will stay longer for a “change of look” on the wedding day.

Beauty services for weddings in Italy are required not just for the bride but also for the bridal party and guests, such as bridesmaids, mothers, flower girls and other female relatives. On the wedding day there is a scheduled timeline for each person requiring beauty services and, depending on the number of persons, your stylist will come with a team.


There are additional services required for the bride that can done on the wedding day, such as false lashes, adding clip-in extensions, airbrush foundation etc….

Lash extensions are great for brides who want gorgeous lashes without the fussiness and limited time of false lashes. From rehearsal to honeymoon they will last, and most importantly look amazing in photographs. The advantage of eyelash extensions is that because of the way they are applied (over each eyelash), they will always appear natural.

Should your hair be needing a bit more volume or if your updo needs more length hair extensions are a great solution providing you with a much wider choice of styles. Best of all they will stay in place for the entire wedding day.

In summertime a sunless spray tan will help even out skin tone and provide a soft honeyed glow avoiding pasty skin tones. 


We specialize in Indian weddings in Italy as they are a celebration of beauty, elegance, colourful decor, and tons of emotions. 

When it comes to Indian weddings, it is truly the Maharani bride who shines and she relies on a top hair and makeup team to do so.

Our Indian wedding beauty experts are specialized in the unique makeup requirements of Indian brides. Indian makeup tends to be more dramatic to compliment the stunning colors of the wedding gown and celebration.

The most important part of the Indian wedding experience for the bride is her “Lehenga”, the traditional bridal  dress, which  is always combined with beautiful and sophisticated jewelry, mehendi (henna), and more. It takes a skilled person to assist the bride in getting dressed.

Indian bridal makeup must reflect a bride’s style and her inner beauty, so our job is to ensure that she is provided with a makeup artist who will catch her vision and create a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind look for every outfit worn during her Italy wedding celebration.  There is often a multiple change of gowns and look over the 3 days of celebrations and our brides want to make sure each day is different.

Regardless of what style or look you require the Distinctive Italy team is able to source the top beauty experts. We have flown in Vogue level artists from Paris and London as well as offer some outstanding providers all over Italy.

For information CONTACT the DIW TEAM! 

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