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Hair and Makeup Trials- What to Expect

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Thinking about getting a trial for your wedding day hair or makeup? Maybe for both? We always highly recommend getting a trial done for your big day so you can test out different looks and find what works best with your personal style. Here are a few tips so you get the most out of your trial and know exactly what to expect!

 

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY TRIAL RUN?!


We always recommend our brides not have their trial too far in advance unless it is absolutely necessary. This is especially true for a hair trial. You want your hair to be as similar as possible to your big day so there are no surprises! We recommend having your trial within 12 weeks of the wedding date.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO THE TRIAL?

When planning for your trial appointment there are a few things you should consider. Will you be wearing a veil, floral pieces, or another hair accessory on your wedding day? Will you be wearing extensions on your wedding day? Be sure to bring anything you want incorporated into your hair style. This will help you to get the full effect of your style. If you are doing a makeup trial and have a special lip color or any other piece of makeup incorporated bring that along as well. Another thing to bring along would be inspiration photos. Pinterest is a great source for inspiration but keep in mind you may not have as much hair, the same hair color, eye shape, etc. as the model in the photo and it will not look exactly the same on your head as it does theirs. Try picking out pieces such as a braid from one photo and the texture from another to create your own unique look.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

This is another important detail of trials that often gets overlooked. When choosing an outfit for your trial it doesn't need to be super formal. We recommend either a loose, wide neck shirt or a button up top so you don't mess up your hair. Trying to match the color of your shirt as closely as possible to the shade of your wedding dress is also helpful. This is a great way to test out your makeup and how to colors will reflect on the wedding day!

 

SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR BEFORE I COME?

While we love clean hair showing up with freshly washed hair or even damp or wet hair can make it harder to style. We recommend washing your hair the day before the trial. We do suggest washing your face before coming and removing any make that you may currently have on. Showing up with second day hair and a clean face will also save you some time at the trial so the stylist is not blow drying your hair before starting or removing your previous makeup.

 

HOW LONG SHOULD I ALLOW FOR MY TRIAL?

When planning for your trial you should allow 45-60 minutes per service you are receiving. Usually this allows for a test run of one style or makeup look. If you are wanting to try out more than one look talk to your stylist about booking an extended trial time. Most stylists are happy to accommodate you but you may have to pay a little extra.



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