Samantha Pretto - WEDDING & BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST IN ITALY
Italian Style Inspired By Inner Beauty
Samantha is a professional wedding makeup artist and hair stylist based in Italy. She offers luxury tailored on location makeup and hair services for destination weddings all around Italy and Worldwide. As pro makeup artist and hair stylist Samantha also offers on location beauty services in Italy suited to all types of events: editorial, engagement, bridal shower, gala dinners, red carpet, pre wedding shooting, graduation day, fairs, business meetings or weddings as bridesmaid or guest. The service provided is not only a time-saving but it keeps your privacy and comfort with a professional result.
Entrusting your makeup and hairstyle on the most important day of your life to a professional makeup artist, hair stylist and bridal look maker that can take care of every detail of how you look has become of essential importance, whether to maximize the small amount of time available to you or to go through the experience with the reassurance of having a single point of reference at your side who knows how to interpret your needs and adapt them to your personality and seasonal trends, but above all in order to provide you with the certainty of getting a unique and unforgettable overall result.
The most beautiful and intense day in every woman's life should be absolutely perfect because it will be a lasting memory to those who personally live through it and those who take part in it with you, it will be documented in photographs, shared on social networks and on videos that will crystallize the moment forever.
You, as the bride, will be the star and you should be very beautiful, a natural and bright beauty that will spring forth from the intensity of your emotions and will harmoniously meld with the dress, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and mood of the event.
As an image consultant and bridal lookmaker, Samantha will examine your personal style and your requirements in order to create an amazing bridal look: elegant and natural makeup, glamorous and balanced seeking to underline your strenghts, combined with an hairstyle in accordance to the shape and geometries of your facial features.
Service could include a trial, this is a fundamental time where questions can be raised and requests brought up for discussion: every detail is used to define the ideal look, in line with your requirements, along with her professional perspective.
Samantha Pretto and her wedding beauty team of high skilled makeup artists and hair stylists travel to your hotel or location and take care of you and your guests to make your destination wedding in Italy an unforgettable experience in a very friendly and relaxed way.
SAMANTHA USES ONLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS, IN HER BEAUTY KIT YOU CAN FIND
Samantha Pretto career started almost 22 years ago, when she was only 18, after a long internship in several hair salons placed in Vicenza a small city between Venice and Verona, she decided to move to Bologna with the only aim to face with a new bigger, cool and stimulating city where she could develop her natural talent and acquire new technical/artistic skills.
In 2002, following some noteworthy professional collaborations, she became part of the Equipe Vittorio team where, after a year of technical and styling training, she was placed in charge as Store Manager of the Spazio Officina in Castel San Pietro near Bologna, a concept-store and a multi-function loft where the group's artistic and communicative work came to life, an ideal place to express her personality and work in direct contact with the best makeup artist and hair stylists in Italy. It was in this richly stimulating environment where her passion for professional makeup was born.
At the loft she took care of operational and administrative management, coordinating the team's work and maintaining customer and supplier commercial relationships. She collaborated in the organizing of events and vernissage and developed her passion for color and application techniques by personally taking part in beauty and fashion shows around Italy and Europe for Wella Mitù-Mline under the artistic direction of maestro Stefano Milani, among the most noted and quoted of Italian hair stylists.
Over the years, thanks to working with Equipe Vittorio, she perfected her technique by working in numerous backstages as makeup artist and hair stylist during Milan Fashion Week catwalk parades for big brands such as Laura Biagiotti, Emporio Armani, and MaxMara. As well as having taken care of looks of italian famous personalities. She also covered the role of personal hair stylist for Natasha Stefanenko for the Sky Italia production "10 anni più giovane in 10 giorni" ("10 years younger in 10 days").
Following this intense but wonderful experience she returned to Veneto in 2008 where she decided to open her own studio "Estro Equipe". Her mission was to introduce a new idea of beauty, mixing her stylish hairstyle concept with a natural but sophisticated makeup style.
In 2013, following an illuminating voyage to India and six years of great dedication but huge satisfaction, she chose to undertake a more relaxed lifestyle, free from strategy, emotional and less frenetic, devoting herself to working as a freelance hair stylist and makeup artist with special focus on international bridal hair and makeup services.
With over twenty years experience, hundred of brides and published on Brides, Style Me Pretty, Vogue Japan and Rock My Wedding, she is considered one of the best bridal makeup artist and hairstylist in the wedding industry. Samantha can provide a bouquet of tailored professional services for clients seeking a professional who can take care of any aspect related to image. She is considered to be an empathic person with a sunny disposition, gifted with a strong aptitude for personal contact, dynamic and determined with a careful attention to details.
She has always been drawn to the latest hairstyles and make-up trends and techniques (Airbrush, Arabic, Afro American, Asian) into which she loves to work her own creativity and style. Her curiosity always takes her in search of new and high quality haircare and cosmetic products that are innovative and stylish but respectful of skin, nature and animals.
She attended several training courses, many of them were useful for professional skills development, for example with Gil Cagnè, Diego Dalla Palma, Egidio Borri (extensions application), Aldo Coppola Academy (natural color application), La Truccheria - MAKE UP FOREVER in Bologna, with DANIELE PACINI of AirGlamGuru (airbrush techniques), MARIO DEDIVANOVIC 2018 Masterclass in London.
Where will we meet for the trial?
The trial can be performed at your hotel room or location, on the wedding day I will obviously be coming to your hotel or in the location of the event.
Are the make-up and hairstyle performed during the trial?
Of course, it is essential to give you a complete view of the result. Take inspirational photos with you so that I can understand your tastes and advise you.
How does the makeup trial take place?
In general, during the make-up trial, 2 types of make-up will be performed: one on the right eye and one on the left eye, characterized by different colors and shapes of the eye. For the base I will apply the type of foundation suitable for your skin and the necessary products: blush, powders and highlighter. Fixing products will be used on the wedding day.
What kind of products do you use? Are they hypoallergenic?
I use Cosmetics of the best brands: MAC, Make Up Forever, Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Nars, Bobbi Brown. Do not hesitate to report any intolerances or allergies to cosmetics so that I can pay the utmost attention when choosing products.
I would like to apply clip extensions that I already own: are there any additional costs?
Do you use makeup fixers?
Of course, I use both primers and post-make-up fixers that make the whole thing last longer.
Can I not wear false eyelashes?
Absolutely yes, I'll try them anyway but if you do not like them you're not necessarily forced to put them.
Instead of individual eyelashes, can I apply ribbon eyelashes?
My advice if you are not used to using ribbon eyelashes is to opt for the tufted ones because they have a more natural effect. If you have this desire you can apply during a second test, you will test them for a whole day and if you feel comfortable there is no problem to apply them even on the wedding day.
Does the make-up last all day? If I cry what happens?
Do not worry! through the use of primers, mascara and waterproof pencils you can feel free to express your emotions.
How long does wedding hair and makeup take?
About 3 hours
Can I bring Mom or a friend to the trial?
Of course, I advise you to take you to the trial by your mother or a dear person to you but must still remain an intimate experience.
What happens after the first trial?
The first trial has a fixed service charge. You can confirm me immediately to be sure that I will keep you free for your date, or you can give me an answer within 5 days from the date of the trial. At the end of the 5 days I will free your date for other customers. Upon confirmation, we will sign a contract to protect both. The amount paid after the first trial will be deducted from the final amount depending on the service or package chosen.
Do I need to tip my wedding makeup artist?
Tips aren’t included in a hair and makeup package. If your supplier owns his or her business, you don’t need to tip but you should write a review for your makeup artist and hairstylist as an added thank-you.
Do I have to pay for my wedding makeup artist’s meals?
For your wedding vendors who will be present during your special day you will need to provide meals. This is an extra but it’s an important one. Be sure to talk about Staff Meals with your caterer before the wedding.
Issue an invoice or receipt?
The balance of the service within when it must be done?
Payment can be made on the wedding day in cash or within 15 days from the date of the event by bank transfer or credit card.
When to book wedding hair and makeup?
If you get married between April and September, my advice is to contact me at least 8 months before, for the other seasons a 4 month notice may be sufficient.
The wedding season has started and I will be around Italy and Europe for most of the time until October 2019, which is why I could spend more time responding to your request. I guarantee that I will reply within 48/72 hours of receiving your message. Thanks for your understanding and chat soon!
P.S..Due to high demand, if you are really interested in my services, my advice is to book your bridal hair and make-up package at least 1 year before your special day to be sure of being followed by me on the most important day of your life. If you feel a connection with me and my style you can reserve your date easily and safely by booking your wedding package HERE