Purpose: The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to establish a comprehensive guideline for makeup artists providing bridal makeup services. This SOP outlines procedures and considerations for achieving the bride’s desired look, conducting a trial makeup session, and ensuring long-lasting makeup on the wedding day. It also references the Client Consultation SOP for gathering relevant information about the bride’s preferences. Scope: This SOP applies to all makeup artists responsible for providing bridal makeup services. It covers the following areas: a. Bride’s Consultation b. Trial Makeup Session c. Wedding Day Makeup Bride’s Consultation: a. Preliminary Discussion: i. Schedule a consultation meeting with the bride to discuss her preferences and expectations. ii. Review the Client Consultation SOP for gathering information about the bride’s skin type, allergies, sensitivities, and makeup preferences. b. Clarify Expectations: i. Ask the bride about her desired makeup look, theme, and any specific inspirations. ii. Discuss the wedding venue, lighting, and climate conditions to adapt the makeup accordingly. c. Makeup Trial Agreement: i. Provide an estimate of the total cost and secure the bride’s consent for the trial makeup session. ii. Schedule the trial makeup session at a convenient time. Trial Makeup Session: a. Preparation: i. Set up a clean and well-lit workspace with all necessary makeup products, tools, and equipment. ii. Sanitize all makeup brushes and tools before use. b. Conduct the Makeup Session: i. Begin by cleansing and moisturizing the bride’s face. ii. Use high-quality, long-lasting makeup products suitable for the bride’s skin type. iii. Apply makeup in layers, gradually building the desired look. iv. Continuously communicate with the bride to ensure her satisfaction and make adjustments as necessary. v. Take before and after photos for reference. c. Evaluation and Feedback: i. After completing the trial makeup, seek the bride’s feedback and make any necessary adjustments. ii. Ensure that the bride is comfortable with the final look. d. Documentation: i. Record the makeup products and shades used during the trial session. ii. Document any allergies or sensitivities observed during the session. Wedding Day Makeup: a. Preparation: i. Confirm the wedding date, time, and location. ii. Pack all makeup products, tools, and equipment neatly and securely. iii. Ensure that all makeup products are within their expiry dates. b. Arrival and Setup: i. Arrive at the wedding venue early to set up the makeup station. ii. Maintain a clean and organized workspace. c. Application: i. Begin by cleansing and moisturizing the bride’s face. ii. Apply makeup according to the agreed-upon look, taking into consideration the venue, lighting, and climate. iii. Use techniques for long-lasting makeup, such as setting sprays and primers. d. Final Touches: i. Ensure that the bride is comfortable and satisfied with her makeup. ii. Provide the bride with a touch-up kit, including lip color and blotting papers, for any necessary touch-ups throughout the day. e. Documentation: i. Record the makeup products and shades used on the wedding day. ii. Document any additional observations or adjustments made. Cleanup: a. After completing the bridal makeup, clean and sanitize all tools and brushes. b. Dispose of any disposable makeup products and materials appropriately. Follow-Up: a. Contact the bride after the wedding to gather feedback and address any post-wedding makeup concerns. b. Thank the bride for choosing your services and request permission to use photos from the wedding for your portfolio. Continuous Improvement: a. Regularly update your makeup skills and knowledge to stay current with trends and techniques. b. Review and revise this SOP as necessary to enhance your bridal makeup services. This Bridal Makeup Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to be followed by all makeup artists providing bridal makeup services to ensure a high level of professionalism, consistency, and client satisfaction.