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How to hire a celebrity make-up artist for your wedding

Every bride is the cover star of her own wedding

By ELLE team  October 26th, 2017

You’re getting married and you have your dream man, your dream lehenga and your dream destination all sorted out. All that’s left is for your wedding day to play out just like you imagined. So when you look back on your wedding photos, you want to be confident that the highlight on your blushing cheek was just right and the curls tumbling down your face didn’t budge all through the marriage ceremony.

The make-up and hair professionals behind the perfect shot are the team you need to help nail your wedding look. Like Priyanka Borkar, who is one of the few people Jacqueline Fernandez and Priyanka Chopra trust to take their hair from messy to made-up. Or Elton Fernandez, the make-up genius who can give you the clear, sun-kissed skin of your dreams, even if you were drinking until 2 am at your sangeet the previous night. 

These professionals know what you want and know how to give it to you. Whether it’s Alia Bhatt’s fresh-faced beauty from her ELLE cover or Priyanka Chopra’s look from Bajirao Mastani, your wish is their command. 

You could hire these celebrity make-up artists for your wedding day 

Hair by Priyanka Borkar

Priyanka works exclusively with hair. Ever looked at a magazine cover and marvelled at the star's Photoshop-proof blowout. That's probably Priyanka at work. She's worked with Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez, Malaika Arora Khan, Priyanka Chopra to name a few. Priyanka knows it's your special day so she's here to give you what you want whether it's super simple or over-the-top volume. She likes to meet her client first to get a feel of what they want and understand their hair, before suggesting what would work with their face and wardrobe choices for the big day. Did we mention she did Priyanka's hair for Bajirao? In case you're having a themed wedding...

Cost: Rs 35,000- Rs 45,000 for two-and-a-half hours

Deepa Verma, Make-Up

Deepa Verma isn't just one of ELLE's favourite make-up artists, she's also a favourite to the stars. Deepa also insists upon getting a prior appointment before the big day to brainstorm with the bride on the perfect look.

Cost: Starting at Rs 1 lakh

Puneet B Saini, make-up

If you manage to convince her to do your bridal make-up — if she's not working on Anushka Sharma or Alia Bhatt, that is — Puneet will give you the red carpet treatment. She usually brings someone in for hair to finish off the look you desire. Puneet likes to meet with her brides to see the quality of their skin and their bridal outfit to decide on a look. If it's a pre-wedding trial you're looking for, that's going to cost you the same as the main event. 

Cost: Rs 75,000 — Rs 1 lakh

Clint Fernandes, hair and make-up

While browsing through the pages of ELLE, we're sure you've come across a fair share of Clint's work. His consult comes free of charge, but a trial at his home will set you back 50% of his fees which start at Rs 75,000. If you want a consult in the comfort of your own home, expect to pay full rate. If you've already settled on a hairstylist you love, you can book Clint for make-up which costs about 10 percent less.

Cost: Rs 75,000 - Rs 1.2 lakh

Elton J Fernandez, hair + make-up

Celebrity favourite Elton Fernandez has worked wonder on every celebrity face, from Sonam Kapoor to Alia Bhatt. Elton's magic make-up wand will transform your face and hair for your wedding day. Don't believe us? Actresses and models alike swear by the genius of Elton, just ask Aditi Rao Hydari.

Cost: Rs 1.5 lakh onwards. Perfection, it's going to cost you