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Top 5 Tips for Preparing for Your Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Your wedding day is one of the most exciting days of your life, and you want to look and feel your best. Our team of skilled and experienced makeup artists can help you achieve the perfect bridal look. But before the big day, you'll want to schedule a hair and makeup trial to ensure that everything is just right and we are both on the same page. Here are our top five tips for preparing for your bridal hair and makeup trial.

1. Bring Inspiration Photos

It's important to have a clear idea of what you want your hair and makeup to look like on your wedding day. Before your trial, gather some inspiration photos that reflect the style and vibe you're going for. This will give your makeup artist a better understanding of your preferences and help them tailor the look to your unique features and personality.

(You get double the points with us if you choose the inspo photos from our portfolios!)

This feeds into the next point but it's worth mentioning: when you select your inspo photos, notice what it is about the photo that you like and what you don't like.

2. Communicate Your Likes and Dislikes

During the trial, don't be afraid to speak up and communicate your likes and dislikes. If there's something you're not happy with, let your makeup artist or hairstylist know so they can make adjustments. We are happy to make them! We would much rather you speak up than leave unhappy. Similarly, if there's something you love, make sure to give positive feedback. This will help your makeup artist fine-tune the look to you and ensure that you're completely happy with the end result.

3. Wear a White or Light-Colored Top

To get the most accurate representation of how your makeup will look on your wedding day, wear a white or light-colored top to your trial. This will allow you to see how the makeup and hair compliments the colour of your wedding dress and enable you to see yourself as a bride.

4. Come with a Clean, Moisturized Face & Clean Hair

To ensure the best possible results, arrive at your trial with a clean, moisturized face. They may end up removing it but that way the skin stays hydrated prior to the appointment and makes the makeup look smoother.

Avoid wearing any heavy skincare products that could interfere with the trial like oils, vaseline or heavy creams. If you are doing a hair trial, come with clean hair that is no more than 1 day dirty. If you have curly hair or an oily scalp, we will provide alternate instructions on request.

5. Schedule Your Trial for the Right Time

Finally, make sure to schedule your trial for the right time. Ideally, you'll want to have your trial a few months before your wedding day, so you have time to make any necessary adjustments or changes. Additionally, consider scheduling your trial for a time when you can see how the makeup looks in different lighting, such as during the day and in the evening if possible.

Preparing for your bridal hair and makeup trial doesn't have to be stressful. By following these five tips, you'll be well-prepared and confident going into your trial, and you'll be one step closer to achieving the perfect bridal look for your big day.


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