wedding hair and makeup trial
wedding hair and makeup trial

Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial


The time has come for your wedding hair and makeup trial! Your first sneak peek of your wedding face! This is a day to enjoy some pampering and soak in the excitement. At the same time, there are some practical points to consider as this is your chance to check and change any aspects of the hair & make up that don’t match up with your expectations. Hear are our top tips:


Don’t use products

First things first. Don’t use any products on your skin or hair the night before the trial. You want the trial to be as realistic as possible so don’t use any hair sprays, styling products or styling appliances. Likewise, avoid using skin creams, lotions or toners that may affect the makeup. If there is anything you need to use, check it with your hairstylist/makeup artist to make sure it won’t pose a problem.


Take veil and accessories

Take your veil to your hair trial to make sure it suits the hairstyle. If you are having your hair and makeup done by the same person, get the hair done first so you can try the veil before makeup is applied to avoid any makeup marks on the veil. If you have any other accessories that you would like to check with your hair and makeup, it’s a good idea to take these too. This would include necklaces, tiaras, hairclips etc.


Do you know what you want?

Do you have a very specific idea of the hairstyle and makeup that you want to achieve? If so, make sure your hairstylist/makeup artist are on the same page, otherwise they may stray from your vision. At the same time, it’s good to be open to their suggestions as they may have ideas which could make your vision even better. They are the experts after all.


Be honest

This is very important. If you don’t like any aspect of the hair and makeup, it’s important that you tell them now. This is the purpose of the trial after all…..to find a style you are happy with. Don’t worry about offending them. You’re not insulting their work, you’re just saying that you don’t feel it suits you. If your hairstylist/makeup artist is offended by this, they are not particularly professional and they are completely missing the point of the trial. Without honesty, the trial is a complete waste of time.


Give the hairstyle a road test

Once the hairstyle is complete, you want to make sure that it stays in place. Try going out for a meal followed by dancing to accurately emulate wedding day conditions(extremely scientific!). Or alternatively……just go sky diving! Try to schedule your hair and makeup trial for the same time of day as you will have it on your wedding day. If it’s still in place by the end of the night, you’ve got a winner!

Other than that, just make sure to enjoy your trial. Spend some time getting to know your hairstylist/makeup artist then go out afterwards to make the most of the “do”.

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Photography by bradfordmartens

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