As a bride to be, your hair and makeup trial is essential when planning your bridal look. I always insist on trial runs with my brides, as should every bridal hair and makeup artist. The trial is a key part of the process that will give you the confidence in having the perfect wedding day. Please see my answers to my most asked questions about what happens when you book a trial.
WHAT IS A TRIAL RUN?
A trial run is when you meet with a bridal makeup artist and hair stylist to find out if you're compatible and to try and find your perfect bridal look that you absolutely love.
HOW LONG SHOULD I ALLOW FOR MY TRIAL?
I don't have a time limit on any of my trials but as a rough guide I'd allow at least 3 hours for both hair and makeup. For just makeup or hair I'd allow at least 2 hours.
I always complete your full bridal makeup, including individual lashes so you can see exactly what the finished look will be. Usually with hair we will try at least 2 different styles, I do not use lots of product in the hair during the trial as this allows me to style it as many times as needed until you're completely satisfied.
HOW SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE TRIAL?
Please arrive with clean dry hair, it's best to wash it the night before and not to use any deep conditioning treatments or heated styling tools. If you have to wash your hair everyday then please do but please dry your hair before arriving.
I find it really helpful if a bride turns up with her regular makeup on as it gives me an idea of what she looks like everyday and what amount of makeup she is comfortable with.
SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?
Having your trial after you've brought the dress is often very useful as the dress is a very helpful guide to the overall look a bride is wanting to achieve, so please bring images of the dress with you.
If you have any hair accessories or a veil already purchased then these are helpful to bring but not essential, so don't worry if you've yet to choose them.
Most of my brides- if not all of them have created bridal inspiration boards on pinterest, this is a great place to collect hair and makeup images which you can then show me on the day or share with me in advance. Please check out my PINTEREST account for inspirational images.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
Once your trial is finished, there is no need to book there and then, although a lot of brides-to-be do like to put down their deposit for their hair and makeup right away to secure their date.
I will hold your wedding date for 5 days after the trial, you can take as much time as you need to decide but try and book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
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