photo by Kelly Anne Photography

In Partnership With

Two days of next-level Business & Makeup Mastery with the Bridal Professionals trusted to design and key some of the most prestigious couture collections for NY Bridal Fashion Week and The Knot Couture Show.

Bridal runway credits include Badgley Mischka Bridal CoutureBerta Bridal, Romona KevezaMuse CoutureRania HatoumCasablanca BridalWattersAllure BridalsDavid Tutera Bridal and many more.

Day 3 for Hands-On Workshops Bridal Hair or Red Carpet Glam/Special Event Makeup will offered in select locations.

 

Bridal Beauty Masterclass

Day 1: Bridal Business Seminar | 10am-6pm

Day 2: Bridal Beauty Hands-On Workshop | 10am-6pm

Attend both days for a very special swag bag of products (retail value $500+)!

The Gift Bag (valued at over $500.00) presented to all 2-day participants will contain products from the following cosmetic sponsors: @makeupatelierusa @royallangnickel @itcosmetics @rcmamakeup One lucky student in each city will win @themakeuplight “Key Light 2.0 Suction Mount Kit” valued at $319.00

Day 3: Bridal Hair Hands-On Workshop | 10am-6pm | Specific Locations Only

Day 3: Red Carpet Glam/Special Event Makeup Hands-On Workshop | 10am-6pm | Specific Locations Only

***To inquire about having a class added in your city, please contact us and let us know: info@mghairandmakeup.com

 

New York Bridal Fashion Week 2017 with MG Hair and Makeup Makeup Design by Kevin James Bennett, Hair Design by Megan Garmers (MG Hair & Makeup) MUSE by Berta Bridal – Video Courtesy of Bowen Films Some other images from New York Bridal Fashion Week

 

2019 Locations and Dates

NOTE: There are no refunds for any reason. Should you be unable to attend, you are welcome to use your payment as a credit towards a future class. A minimum number of registrations must be completed no later than 2 months prior for the class to be scheduled. You are welcome to hold your spot with a non-refundable retainer now and complete the balance payment no later than 30 days prior to the class. The balance payment amount will be at the current rate for paid in full registrations at the time of the balance payment (not necessarily the pre-sale rate).

North America

*PRE-SALE: 30% DISCOUNT for all single process full payments until 1/14/19

 

New York, NY: Feb. 11-12, 2019
Detroit, MI: Feb. 18-19, 2019 
Chicago: March 11-12, 2019: Sonia Roselli, 7001 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 
Seattle: April 8-9, 2019 

More Locations and Dates To Be Announced for Q2, Q3 and Q4 2019

New York

San Francisco

 

Day 1: Bridal Business Seminar // $399 reg.  PRE-SALE: $279
Day 1: Non-Refundable Retainer // $149
Day 1: Non-Refundable Retainer Balance // $250
 
Day 2: Bridal Beauty Hands-On Workshop // $599 reg.  PRE-SALE: $419
Day 2: Non-Refundable Retainer // $199
Day 2: Non-Refundable Retainer Balance // $400
 
Day 3: Bridal Glam + Red Carpet Special Event Makeup Hands-On Workshop // $599 reg.  PRE-SALE: $419
 
Both Days: Bridal Business Seminar + Day 2 Hands-On Workshop + Swag Bag // $898 (10% off reg. rates)  PRE-SALE: $699
Both Days: Non-Refundable Retainer // $399
Both Days: Non-Refundable Retainer Balance // $499

International

*PRE-SALE RATES

 

Sydney, Australia: Feb. 23-24, 2019
Gold Coast, Australia: March 2-3, 2019

 

London, UK: March 16, 2019
Birmingham, UK: March 18-19, 2019
 
Day 1: Bridal Business Seminar // $599 reg.  PRE-SALE: $419 
Day 1: Non-Refundable Retainer // $149
Day 1: Non-Refundable Retainer Balance // $450
 
Day 2: Bridal Beauty Hands-On Workshop // $899 reg.  PRE-SALE: $699
Day 2: Non-Refundable Retainer // $199
Day 2: Non-Refundable Retainer Balance // $700
 
Both Days: Bridal Business Seminar + Hands-On Workshop + Swag Bag // $1348 (10% off reg. rates)  PRE-SALE: $999
Both Days: Non-Refundable Retainer // $399
Both Days: Non-Refundable Retainer Balance // $949
 
DAY ONE: Bridal Business Education: Lecture and Q&A

 

Getting Started

Getting Started or Kickstarting Your Business

Community vs Competition – Navigate Both

Know Your Market, Know Your Bride, Know Your Worth

Branding Is EVERYTHING

You Are Your Brand

Being Hungry vs Being Thirsty

Website vs FB Page vs Only Instagram

Building Your Portfolio – TFP (Trade For Prints)

Using Social Media Effectively

Is Advertising Worth It?

Marketing to Millennial Brides

Creating a Network with Other Bridal Vendors

Your Services

Trial Consultations

Pricing / Packages

Full Day Experience

Destination Weddings

Special Packages for Ethnic Bridal Events

Male Grooming

Same-Sex Weddings

Extras & Touch-up Kits

Lessons (for DIY brides)

Understanding the “Insta-Bride”

Bridezilla Psychology 101

The “Business” of Having a Business

Contracts / Retainers / Accepting Payments

Accounting and Dealing with Uncle Sam (Taxes/Deductions)

Insurance (and Liability)

Hiring (and Training) Assistants

Real Reviews from Real Brides

DAY TWO: Bridal Makeup Education: Lecture, Q&A, Demos, and Hands-On Training

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS: Participation in this hands-on class requires working experience of basic makeup techniques, including sanitation. This class is not intended for beginners. Students are required to bring their own makeup kit to participate in any hands-on workshop. We do not supply products, brushes, tools or disposables (tissues, Q-tips, sponges, etc.). A kit inventory checklist will be emailed to you with the class details prior to the class. This list explains what to bring to class.

 

Application

What’s IN MY KIT® – Bulletproof Bride™ Edition

Special focus on waterproof and long-lasting products

Proper skin assessment and the perfect prep

Complexion – correction, coverage, concealing, and stability

Special techniques for beautiful makeup effects that look great in pictures AND in person

Male Grooming & Same-Sex Weddings

Design

Fool-proof makeup color stories that will satisfy any bride

The latest bridal makeup trends from backstage at NY Bridal Fashion Week

How to translate runway looks into wearable styles for bridal clients

Designing the wedding party (to compliment the bride)

The Theme Bride (retro, pin-up, etc.)

Quick makeup transitions (for clients with more than one dress/outfit)

About Your Educators

Megan Garmers and Kevin James Bennett are professional educators and members of the Make-up Designory (MUD) Program Advisory Committee (P.A.C.), which meets every 6 months to audit MUD’s curriculum and advise on its relevance to the needs of today’s professional artists.
Megan Garmers, Founder and Director of MG Hair & Makeup, the oldest and largest bridal hair and makeup agency in the US
  • Honored as one of The Knot’s “Top 100 Most Inspiring Wedding Pros” across all categories (photographers, planners, florists, caterers, etc.)
  • Inducted into The Knot’s “Best Of Weddings” Hall Of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Chosen for The Knot Ambassador Program (top 3% of wedding professionals in the US)
  • Received Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice & Couple’s Choice Awards since 2010
  • Featured on WEtv’s David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding” and TLC’s “Randy to the Rescue” with Randy Fenoli from “Say Yes to The Dress”
  • Featured in beauty articles for Style Me Pretty, The Knot, WeddingWire and numerous wedding blog sites
  • Preferred hair and makeup service for the runways of New York International Bridal Fashion Week since 2010
  • Presents bridal hair and makeup seminars and workshops at The Makeup Show, IMATS, IBS, and Wedding MBA
Kevin James Bennett, Emmy Award Winner and Industry Expert
  • Recipient of multiple international awards for excellence in artistry, education, and mentorship
  • Five-time Emmy nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
  • 30+ years experience as a working professional makeup artist in all media formats (photo, video, film, stage)
  • 15+ years experience facilitating premium makeup education in more than a dozen countries
  • Featured educator, keynote speaker, and panelist at international trade shows and expos
  • Industry Expert appearing on Home Shopping Network, Good Morning America, Today Show, Access Hollywood, and Entertainment Tonight
  • Beauty Journalist contributing to trade publications and fashion/lifestyle magazines, including Allure, Glamour, Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, W Magazine,  and Vanity Fair
  • Creator of The Bulletproof Bride™, an internationally recognized system of techniques that focuses on the durability of beauty makeup applications for bridal and special events