It’s essential to look and feel the best you can on your wedding day. It all begins with your trial for wedding hair and makeup. A test run is a great idea, whether you want a natural or glamorous look. This helps you and your beauticians get on the same wavelength and lets you see how your desired style looks throughout the day.

This important pre-wedding meeting is a sneak peek at your bridal style and will set the tone for the overall look of your wedding. When should you put it on your schedule? Continue reading to find all the answers you need, including tips on booking, preparation, and how to nail your hair and makeup test.

What is a Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial?

Imagine that your hair and makeup trial is a rehearsal, like a dress rehearsal before the big show. Professionals will transform your hair and apply the makeup of your choice. You can get a sneak peek and see how the look you’ve chosen comes together. You can avoid any surprises on the wedding day.

How much does a wedding hair and makeup trial cost?

Prices for wedding hair and makeup trials vary depending on your choice of vendor and the number of trials. Costs range from free to the same amount as you would pay for your wedding. Most often, the cost of the trial is a small fraction of the price you would pay for wedding services.

Some professionals price the preview or trial at half the cost of actual beauty services on the wedding day. Keep in mind, however, that prices may vary depending on the location of your wedding and the level of experience the artist has. Asking about the artist’s rates is a great way to avoid unpleasant surprises.

When should you book your wedding hair and makeup trial?

You should schedule your hair and makeup trial for your wedding three to six months before the big day. This will give you plenty of time to perfect your look. One trial is usually enough. However, you can book more if you are unsure of different looks or you want to try something new. It helps you relax and allows you to learn more about your beauty expert.

When booking your trial, you should consider the date, venue, and style.

There are some essential steps you should take before booking. Make sure to know your wedding date and location. You can choose the right look for your area, such as a beach wedding in summer or a winter gala. Also, choose your wedding dress and look at accessories like veils, headpieces, necklaces, and earrings. You can use the style of your wedding dress to determine how formal or casual your hairstyle and makeup should look. Accessories can also help you choose between an updated cu,rls, or braids.

Call to Schedule Your Wedding Hair and Cosmetic Trial and Ask about Pre-Trial Preparedness

Chat with beauty professionals before your trial. Most are willing to take a phone call. Some even offer free initial consultations. This conversation has two goals: to build a relationship with you and to understand your vision in order for us to provide valuable insight into your planning processes.

Follow the advice of your stylist or artist to ensure a successful test. You may be asked to leave your hair for a few days or wash it and not moisturize or moisturize your skin. It would be best if you tried to schedule a trial before you have your spray tan or tinted eyebrows. Keep your hair at the same length and in the same condition as it will be for the wedding day. You won’t have to surprise your stylist with drastic changes, such as new bangs and freshly colored hair.

Take into consideration the weather on your wedding day.

When discussing your hair and makeup with your stylist, consider the weather. In warmer months, downstyles may need more maintenance. You may want to avoid curls if your hair does not hold them well. Preventing makeup from melting during weddings is essential. Preparing with sweat-proof tips will ensure that your bridal beauty is maintained throughout the entire day.

Your hair and makeup team can be with you on your wedding day. They can help you with touch-ups or handle any emergencies. This will ensure that your hair, makeup, and look remain consistent and beautiful throughout the wedding.

Create an Inspiration Board by researching and creating a research board.

It can be not easy to decide on the hairstyle and makeup for your wedding. That’s why we suggest creating an Inspiration Board with beauty looks that you like. Label elements that you want, such as bangs or color. Share your private album or board, along with photos of your dress and flower. Be open-minded during your appointment and willing to make changes based on your trial. Use the pictures as inspiration, and trust your stylist.

Take note of what you didn’t like about past looks.

You can also use what you don’t like to help you express what you do want. Consider past situations where you were unhappy with your appearance. For example, being in a wedding. Tell your stylists why you feel this way. It will help your stylists to be more efficient, as they’ll already know what to avoid. You won’t have to wait until the end of each look to decide what you dislike.

Come alone (or with one to two trusted VIPs)

It may be tempting to bring your entire wedding party along to your beauty test, but it is best to keep the event intimate. Consider bringing one or two people who you trust to offer support. You can concentrate on your thoughts and preferences and make confident decisions that reflect you and your vision. Choose a trusted individual, such as a parent or sibling, to help create harmony and support.

Dress to the Part: Replicate your dress color and neckline.

The right outfit can make all the difference. Wear something similar to your wedding gown. This will help you to see how makeup will appear next to a white or off-white gown. Consider styling your hair to match the neckline. Checking your hairstyle with the neckline of your dress, whether it is strapless, backless, or off-the-shoulder, will give you an idea of what everything will look like on your wedding day.

Bring your makeup bag and go-to products.

Bring your favorite products to your trial. It helps the artist to understand your preferences. The artist can then suggest alternatives that will last longer. When making recommendations, artists also take into account your comfort level. Even if an artist uses their products to create the artwork, you will feel more confident and relaxed if you use what you are familiar with.

Bring your hair extensions and accessories.

Bring any accessories that you will be wearing, such as veils, combs, or veils, with you when getting your hair styled. It helps stylists to know what they will be working with. Clip-in extensions are a great option if you have short or thin hair and want thick, long hair. These extensions blend in with your hair to make it appear fuller. Try beautiful wedding headbands. They add elegance and a relaxed feeling. These accessories are a great way to keep a memory of your wedding day.

Bring something similar to give stylists a sense of what you’re going for if you haven’t yet chosen an accessory. Take photos of each hairstyle from various angles during your trial so that you can make an educated decision. You can then select the style that best suits your look.