When you walk down the aisle, all eyes will be on you. Your hair and makeup are just as important as the other small details on your big day. You can guarantee perfect hair and makeup by booking an appointment with your trusted stylist or glam squad for a wedding day trial.
Whether you want something dramatic, natural, or somewhere in between, having a test run or two before the wedding is always a good idea. This way, you can ensure that you and the stylists are on the same page. Booking a trial will also help you find new looks and styles you may like.
Do yourself a favor and continue reading for bridal hair and makeup tips everyone should know to ensure that you have a smooth wedding day.
Schedule Your Appointment Months Ahead
You should book your bridal hair and makeup trial three to six months before your wedding date. This will ensure you have enough time to test out your dream look. While some only book one trial, don’t be afraid to book more if necessary. An extra appointment may help ease your nerves or allow you to decide whether to make changes.
Someone who might book two or more bridal look trials may be torn between a few styles. They may also have multiple outfit changes throughout the day that require one or more makeup and hairstyles.
Add the Trial to Your Budget
As you know by now, wedding expenses add up quickly. Make sure that you factor your beauty trial appointment into your budget. Prevent being shocked at the checkout by asking for an estimated quote. It would be best to ask the stylist how long the appointment can be so you can scope how many looks to try in one session.
Bring Your Mood Board to the Appointment
It’s time for your Pinterest board to shine. Be prepared to show the stylist a few hair and makeup looks you’re thinking about. Every style you present to them should have a different element. This way, you can see different looks on you and decide from there.
However, remember that you’re not the only person in town looking to get their makeup or hair done. Don’t bring a million different references to the appointment. Bring two to five looks (at most) that you like and want to try.
Try To Go In With an Open Mind
Going into the appointment with an open mind will help the trial go smoother and allow you to try new styles and looks. Sometimes, we get so fixated on one hairstyle or eye look that we don’t explore. Keep your options open while still holding to your reference photos. Whether a tighter beach wave or a subtle white eyeliner, you never know what small detail can make a difference.
You Can Bring Your Go-To Products
If you have hair or makeup products you love and know work best for you, don’t be afraid to bring them along! Your stylist may not carry that product, and it will be helpful for them to create the very best look and experience for you. Whether it’s lipstick in a particular shade or hair products that cater to your hair type, don’t hesitate to bring them along.
Tip: If you’re planning to wear any hair accessories, this is also your time to bring them to see how they will go with the final look.
Take Note of the Timing
During your appointment, take note of how long everything is taking to ensure you have enough time before heading down the aisle. By noting the time, you can schedule all your pre-wedding preparations around getting your hair and makeup done. This will tell you when to wake up, when to finish breakfast, and when to head to the chair.
We know that wedding planning can be eventful and a time crunch, but it’s all worth it in the end. You will look flawless on your wedding day. We hope that our bridal hair and makeup trial tips allow you to have a successful appointment.