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 BridalMuse CoutureRania HatoumCasablanca BridalWattersAllure BridalsDavid Tutera Bridal and many more.
Day 3 for Bridal Hair Hands-On Workshop 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 | Locations: San Francisco and NYC

 

Locations and Dates
Charlotte, NC: Sept. 23-24, 2018 | Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
Toronto, Canada: Oct. 21-22, 2018 | Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
San Francisco, CA: Nov. 4-6, 2018 | Park Central Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
New York City, NY: Nov. 18-20, 2018 | Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, NY, NY 10019
Atlanta, GA: Dec. 2-3, 2018 | Authentic Beauty, 4674 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342

 

EXTENDED – PRE-SALE DISCOUNT: 30% off thanks to our product sponsors
Day 1: Bridal Business Seminar // $399 reg.  PRE-SALE: $279
City :
Day 2: Bridal Beauty Hands-On Workshop // $599 reg.  PRE-SALE: $419
City :
Both Days: Bridal Business Seminar + Hands-On Workshop + Swag Bag // $898 (10% off reg. rates)  PRE-SALE: $699
City :
Day 3: HANDS-ON HAIR FINISHING/STYLING WORKSHOP // $599 reg. PRE-SALE: $419
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If you sign up for Day 1 + Day 3 or Day 1, 2 + 3, you will also get an amazing gift bag from our hair product sponsors!

 

 

***2019 International Locations and Dates***PRE-SALE

(Australia and UK registrations are non-refundable due to the travel/logistic fees)

Melbourne, Australia: Exact Dates TBA (Feb. 16-17, Feb. 23-24, or March 2-3, 2019)
Gold Coast, Australia: Exact Dates TBA (Feb. 16-17, Feb. 23-24, or March 2-3, 2019)
Sydney, Australia: Exact Dates TBA (Feb. 16-17, Feb. 23-24, or March 2-3, 2019)
Birmingham, UK: Exact Dates TBA (March 19-20, March 27-28, or April 1-2, 2019)
London, UK: Exact Dates TBA (March 20-21 or March 26-27, 2019)

 

Day 1: Bridal Business Seminar // $599 reg.  PRE-SALE: $419
City :
Day 2: Bridal Beauty Hands-On Workshop // $899 reg.  PRE-SALE: $699
City :
Both Days: Bridal Business Seminar + Hands-On Workshop + Swag Bag // $1348 (10% off reg. rates)  PRE-SALE: $999
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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

 

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.

 

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)
IMPORTANT
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.).
Following your fully-paid registration, a kit inventory checklist will be emailed to you. This list explains what to bring to class.

DAY THREE: Bridal Hair Education: Lecture, Q&A, Demos, and Hands-On Training

 

ALL LEVELS CLASS: Participation in this hands-on class requires basic experience with hair. This class content is very specific for bridal/wedding hairstyling and all levels will learn things they can immediately apply to save time and money when doing hairstyling.

 

Proper Prep
  • Being prepared with the right tools and products
  • Special focus on long-lasting and versatile products for all hair types
  • Differentiating  hair types for styling purposes
  • Asking the right questions to help you know how to start the style
  • Proper setting and prep to make styling a breeze
Design
  • How to approach the trial when you do more than one hairstyle
  • Learn the most requested hairstyles for 2019/2020 weddings
  • See latest bridal hair 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 hair transitions (for clients with more than one dress/outfit)
 Details
  • Adjusting hairstyles for head shapes, hair types, and hair lengths
  • How to do a 5-, 10-, and 15- updo
  • Securing the style to last until the last dance
  • Making the style look good from all angles
  • How to use hair extensions to perfect the style
  • Learn the best ways for securing flowers, hair accessories, and veils
  • How to do short hairstyles and Mother-of-the-Bride/Groom hairstyles
IMPORTANT
Students are required to bring their own hair kit to participate in any hands-on workshop. We do not supply products, brushes, or tools.
Following your fully-paid registration, a kit inventory checklist will be emailed to you. This list explains what to bring to class.

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 and 2018
  • 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
EXTENDED – PRE-SALE DISCOUNT: 30% off thanks to our product sponsors
Day 1: Bridal Business Seminar // $399 reg.  PRE-SALE: $279
City :
Day 2: Bridal Beauty Hands-On Workshop // $599 reg.  PRE-SALE: $419
City :
Both Days: Bridal Business Seminar + Hands-On Workshop + Swag Bag // $898 (10% off reg. rates)  PRE-SALE: $699
City :
HANDS-ON HAIR FINISHING/STYLING WORKSHOP // $599 reg. PRE-SALE: $419
City :