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Interview: Amanda Higl Hairstlist and Makeup Artist

Amanda Higl is a Wedding Hairstylist and Makeup Artist, and we're so glad to have her on board. Take a minute to learn a bit about what she does, and how she can make your day extra special!

Let's learn a little bit about your business and services you offer, can you give us a brief overview?
Not many people can say they love their job and my aim was always to love what I chose to do. 14 years ago I started off with hairdressing added make-up to my skills and my passion for making everyone beautiful evolved from there. I offer a mobile service from Brisbane to Byron Bay and Northern New South Wales and provide Airbrush Make-up and Hairstyling for bridal parties of 3 or more people.

For me, hair and make-up and especially for a bride and her bridal party on her wedding day is the best job ever! 2010, 2011 and 2012 I have been finalist for both hair and make-up categories in the Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards thanks to the votes of hundreds of happy brides. 

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How did you get involved in the wedding industry?
I am a hairdresser by trade and make-up artist; my passion has always been wedding styling. Over the last 5 years I have made the wedding industry my business as I just love it so much. I started off with helping a bride who needed hair and make-up urgently and now I see over 70 brides a year and growing. I love being a part of such a momentous occasion; it is just so special and so much fun.

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Do you have any kind of underlying philosophy, that guides the way you approach weddings?
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and the people helping you prepare on that day need to be professional as well as making it fun and special. I approach weddings with that in mind at all times. It is my job to enhance my bride’s beauty and confidence; hair and make-up is a huge part of how we feel in general so it is important the my bride feels amazing from the inside out after all how she feels will be reflected in how she looks on her special day and that glow will be in her photos forever.

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Do you have a unique selling point, or something that makes your business extra special?
Service! Service! Service! And quality work; I want to make my bride’s experience amazing. I want her to feel sensational. My focus is the bride and her bridal party. Travelling to my bride ensures she is calm, relaxed and on time.

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In your opinion, what is it about your service that makes a wedding day extra special?
A bride should never feel uncomfortable or concerned on her special day. Friendly efficient service makes her day run perfectly and to schedule, creating a great fun vibe ensures that hair and make-up for her wedding day is a memorable experience.

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We particularly noticed how nice the photos looked on your profile, is there an interesting story behind any of them?
Thank you. Over time I have established some great relationships with both brides and photographers who make a great collection of photos possible. No stories, just a lot of nice brides who so kindly have shared their day and their images with me.

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If you could give one piece of advice to a bride (or groom) on their special day, what would it be?
Have calming people around you in the preparation stages of your wedding. Use professionals whom you have complete faith in for their skills and that make you feel comfortable. Have a trial and make sure you have the look you love. Don’t over complicate your look and ask your hair and make-up artist for advice on your look as a whole; this includes the dress, jewellery, veil and or hair accessory as well as your hair and make-up. Hair and make-up is so so so important, it is in your images for ever and you need to feel amazing.

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We're really excited that you've joined the My Wedding Concierge family, anything final before we sign off?
You are about to have one of the best, most fun and special days of your life. The people around you make it; the suppliers you use, the friends and family you have around you, your bridesmaids and the list of wonderful people you encounter around this time in your life will surprise you.

You are going to look stunning and it will all be perfect in the end. Enjoy it!