Bridal Hair & Makeup Trial

How important is a trial for your wedding hair and makeup? You think it can be expensive, and these are professionals and they know what they are doing, right? You might be thinking you can skip it, and save a little money. Bad idea! The trial consultation is so important not only for you as a bride, but it is also very important for your hairstylist and makeup artist. Here are some of the very important reasons, and some helpful tips and advice to help you breeze through your trial stress free!


Benefits of a trial for the bride

Bridal hair and makeup is everything. You have dreamed of what you are going to look like on your wedding day. Pinterest has been where you have spent your free time for the past year, looking for wedding inspiration, and thousands of beautiful updos and makeup. The only way you can accomplish these stunning looks, is to find the right person to do that work. If you don’t know someone already, then you need to do a trial. Every artist is different. We all have different techniques and tricks up our sleeves. We are all different personality wise.You want to click. The trial consultation is going to give you a sneak peek of your wedding day, and make sure you want that vendor there with you on the biggest day of your life.  Here are some tips for your trial that will help you choose.


-Feel 100 percent comfortable with your stylist

-Talk out your vision, bring pictures,consultation is key, you both need to be on the same page

-Bring your veil, or any other accessories you plan on wearing

-Be patient. We are learning your hair, face/skin, for the first time.

-Tell the stylist if you don’t like something/or love it. We are not mind readers!


Benefits for the stylist

Being in the industry for 15 plus years, I have done hundreds of trials. It really helps to be able to meet you before your wedding day, to get a feel for your hair, and to get to know you as a person. For makeup, it is very important for us to know your skin type, and have an idea of what you want for you big day. Sometimes we need to order a special product, lip color, or lashes, to fit your needs. Doing a trial gives us the time to do that to make your day stress free and ensure you will look exactly as you have envisioned. Here are some tips from a stylist point of view to help you at your trial.


-Tell us your daily routine for hair and makeup, and how you envision yourself  as a bride

-(like i said above)Be patient, we are getting to know you, just as much as you are getting to know us

-Be honest. Be up front about anything you love or don’t like at all. You are not going to hurt our feelings. This is the whole point of the trial.

-We love spending time on trials, but unfortunately we do have a time limit. I have spent hours on trials, but they do need to come to an end at some point. If you think you need more time, do not hesitate to book another trial. Some brides are very unsure of what they want. That is totally Ok!

-When you leave, you should love how you look, and be confident for the day of your wedding.

-After your trial, take lots of pictures! Most likely you are going to have on more makeup than you are used to. Get used to it by taking pictures. Professional cameras make you look like you have a lot less makeup on than you actually do, so it is nice to see what you will look like in your pictures the day of your wedding. I promise you, it really helps!



Invest this time, and money. I can’t stress how important it is. You are going to spend a lot of time together so it is essential that you become familiar with each other. You need to love your vendor and feel so comfortable with them as you are entrusting them with your most intimate moments. Having built a foundation, trusting this person is going to make the day of your wedding so smooth and stress free. You can concentrate on getting married, knowing you are going to look exactly how you want to look when you walk down the aisle.

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