While a wedding is supposed to be 100% about celebrating the happy couple and their everlasting love, let’s face it, it’s really more 58% about the couple and 42% about how the bride looks.
Months (and even years) of preparation go into making the bride look the best she’s ever looked and she expects you to notice that.
One man who caters to making sure you’re awestruck by the bride on her big day is stylist Arber Bytyqi. Arber’s work, which can be seen all over Instagram, consists in large part of before-and-after pics of the brides he’s worked with and their amazing transformations.
I got interested in makeup when I was just a child.
The first drawings that I did were of eyes, girls or dresses. I used to take my mom’s make-up and play with it when I was only five years old, so I knew that I’ll become a makeup artist pretty early.
When I finished high school, my family didn’t want me to continue my studies in the beauty industry because in our culture it’s considered tabu if a male works in this industry. So, at first, I got a master’s degree in economics and only then did I follow my dream and started working as a makeup artist.
When I meet my client, the first question I ask is what kind of occasion are they getting their makeup done for. I also ask my clients if they have any specific requests. For example, if they want a natural or dramatic look. Then I ask them [to show me] the dress that they are going to wear. The design of the dress and its details reveal the style of the look the client is going for. Then, I analyze their facial features.
Whatever your motivation, Arber, keep doing what you’re doing because it’s amazing…