I was married there in Nov 2012, had my hair and makeup done as well as the moms' and 4 bridesmaids hair and makeup. Everyone looked great. I have long thick coarse hair and had my hair blown out the evening before the wedding which worked out great - they wouldn't have been able to blow out my hair and style it AND do makeup with everyone else they had that morning. However, the moms and bridesmaids just showed up with their hair already washed and dried and the stylists were able to easily style it. My mother in law wasn't crazy about the updo they did for her, but as soon as she voiced it they quickly re-designed it with no prob and a smile on their faces. We booked the Bridal Suite for the mornign of the wedding and had 3 stylists for a total of 8 girls getting ready (including myself).
I had been to the PPC the year prior when I was doing site visits and trying to pick a resort for our wedding so I had the advantage of knowing what to watch out for. When I was there in Dec 2011 during my site visit I visited the spa and knew right away that I would not want to use their makeup b/c of the colors and quality. BUT...I also knew that b/c I have darker skin and wanted to use high quality products that would match my skin tone. So, a few days before we left to DR for the wedding, I went to a MAC makeup store (I only use MAC or NARS product anyway), and had them do a bridal makeup look for me, I purchased all the products, and they gave me diagrams showing exactly what they did. This way, when the actual wedding day came, I pulled out all my makeup and diagrams and they were able to mirror almost exactly what the trial run looked like back home. I also brought additional things like primer, setting spray, etc. to make the products last longer through the hot humid weather which is not something the resort stylists had on hand. My mother in law and some of the bridesmaids have fair skin and they used the products that the resort stylists had onhand and just supplmented it with my primers and setting spray.
The resort stylists did tell me that it was a good idea that I brought my own makeup b/c it was a higher quality product and already matched my skin tone perfectly. Their products are good too, don't get me wrong.
Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by scoyle90
Has anyone had their hair/make up down at the paradisus punta cana?!
My wedding is in about 3 weeks there and I planned on having them do my hair and make up.
I have about 20 pictures of the way I want my hair to look. I had someone do a "trail run" for me and took pictures.
My make up is whats freaking me out! Has anyone been married here or been to a wedding where they know the bride used the resort spa?