Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so needless to say, you want to look your absolute best. That’s why here at Make Me Bridal, we always recommend hiring a professional hair and makeup artist, as well as scheduling a hair and makeup trial before the big day. A trial will not only give you a chance to work with your stylist and ensure you’re on the same page in terms of the look you want, but it will also help you feel confident knowing that you have your bridal beauty covered.
We’ve put together a few tips to help you make the most of your hair and makeup trial.
Bring along pictures of looks you love (as well as an open mind).
It's always a good idea to bring along pictures of hair and makeup styles as inspiration. This will help you communicate the style or styles you like to your hair and makeup artist. However, you should also keep in mind that what looks good on someone else may not necessarily look good on you. Your professional hair and makeup artist will be able to guide you on what will work best for your hair and skin type and your overall wedding style. It's important to keep an open mind and trust their expertise. A trial also gives you an opportunity to try out one or two looks and decide which you prefer.
Wear a top or dress with a neckline similar to your wedding dress
When choosing what to wear to your hair and makeup trial, it's important to select a top or dress with a neckline similar to your wedding attire. This will give you a better idea of how your hair and makeup will look with your dress and help you envision the final look. If possible, bring along a picture of your wedding dress or a swatch of fabric so your stylist can take it into consideration when creating your look. You should also bring along any accessories like a veil or hairpiece so that they can be incorporated into the trial.
Prep your skin and hair.
To ensure the best results, it's important to properly prep your skin and hair before your trial. This means washing your hair the night before (not the day of). It's also a good idea to moisturise your skin well the night before and the morning of your trial to create a smooth base for your makeup.
Give honest feedback.
During your hair and makeup trial, it's important to communicate with your stylist and give them honest feedback about anything you don't like. This will give them a chance to make any necessary adjustments to ensure you're happy with the final result. Don't be afraid to speak up and ask for changes or tweaks until you feel comfortable and confident with your look.
Plan a special night out.
After your hair and makeup trial, why not plan a special night out to show off your new look? This will give you a chance to enjoy your hair and makeup and see how it wears over time. Take note of how long it lasts and if any touch-ups are needed throughout the night. This will give you a better idea of what to expect on your wedding day and if any changes need to be made.
A trial with a professional hair and makeup artist is an essential part of your wedding planning. By following these tips and communicating openly with your stylist, you'll be able to confidently enjoy the experience!