Bridal Hair and Makeup Trials: Why Are They Important?

February 25, 2016



You only get married once and if something goes wrong, you won’t be able to go back and undo the disaster that might have or occurred. Everything must be double-checked and secured down to the last detail and this includes your bridal hair and makeup. Thus, hair and makeup trials are essential to make sure you, the bride, are happy until the end of the wedding.

When are hair and makeup trials done?

Ideally, the trials must take place a few weeks before the actual wedding. To be safe, it must be done at least 2 or 3 weeks before your wedding. Why? One of the reasons is so the stylist won’t forget the makeup and hair that you want. The information is fresh and he or she will be able to execute it efficiently and according to your specifications. Another reason is to give you enough time to look for a replacement in case you’re not satisfied with the result of the initial trial.

Keep in mind that the stylist may not absolutely replicate the style that you want because of several reasons. First, your skin tone and hair may be different from that of the model on the magazine. Next is the availability of the product that the model used. The stylist may not have some of the products, used by the model, to achieve the look that you want.

What Do You Need to Bring During a Hair and Makeup Trial?
1. Pictures of your wedding gown
2. Your veil
3. Pictures or magazines that contain the hairstyle and makeup you want
4. A clean and product-free face
5. Wash your hair thoroughly before you go to the salon
6. A trustworthy friend who can give you truthful opinion about the result of the makeup and hairstyle

Other Important Points You Need to Remember During a Makeup and Hair Trial

Don’t hesitate to communicate with your stylist the look that you want to achieve. Good communication always results to a successful trial. Listen to your stylist and work together so you can come up with a style and makeup that best suits your face, your skin tone, your hair and of course, your dress.

Also, if you have skin sensitivities, don’t forget to relay this to your stylist so he or she would know the products to use and avoid. Make sure you allot enough time for your trial. Rushing your makeup artist may not help you achieve the look that you want.

Bridal hair and makeup trial is recommended to make sure you’re going to look perfect on your wedding day. It will also give you enough time to find another stylist if you’re not satisfied with the work of your previous stylist.


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