I swear one day I'll drop dead because I keep constantly doing hair and makeup for Chinese. I love Chinese brides, their makeup is very fresh and all about the skin. Korean styled makeup is the most popular for Chinese weddings. HOWEVER the major down side to being a hair and makeup artist is.... VERY early starts. Most the time I'm starting at 4am because the brides and her bridal party needs to be ready by 7-8am. Of course I never do it alone if it's a large group, its very stressful to have to whack out both the hair and makeup for each person so I usually have someone helping out with the hair.
Some people think I exaggerate, I seriously don't! Chinese weddings has a longer day than your typical wedding day. They have the whole traditional tea ceremony where the groom comes to pick up his beautiful bride. That's why it starts so early in the morning! I seriously get up in the middle of the night, 2:45am - 3:30am for a 4-4:30am start. I get up when it's still completely dark (night time) outside and it's bloody depressing hahaha! I see the sun rise and the sky gets brighter. It really does stuff up my sleeping badly. I don't go home after the wedding is done. I'd most likely to rushing off to my next client and then possibly after that returning to my early bride for a hair/makeup touch up or change. I literally finish around 4-6pm so my day is approximately 12 to 15 hours.