Wedding Planning

How to Prep for Your Trial

September 15, 2022

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it's important to look and feel your best. A big part of that is making sure your hair and makeup are on point is to complete a trial before your wedding day. During a trial, you can try out styles and looks and make decisions when there is less stress. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your hair and makeup trial so you feel confident in your look and enjoy being the bride on your big day!

Choose Inspiration Photos Wisely

One of the most important things you can do when preparing for your hair and makeup trial is to choose reference photos wisely. Avoid referencing filtered photos from Snapchat or Instagram, or photos where you're not styled. Instead, search Pinterest and Instagram for hair and makeup inspiration that matches your own hair and skin tone. If you're blonde, look for blonde hairstyles. If you have dark eyes, avoid looking at makeup on blue-eyed brides. Knowing what you like will help your stylist create a look that's perfect for you.

Share What You Don't Like

Hated your prom hair or that time you were a bridesmaid when Aunt Joan did your makeup? We need to know what you didn't like! Feel free to bring those photos with you to your trial. Knowing what you don't like is equally as helpful as knowing what you do like. This way, we can avoid any styles or looks that you're not a fan of and focus on creating a look that you love.

Pick the Right Outfit

When it comes time for your hair and makeup trial, it's important to wear an outfit that will give your stylist a good idea of what you'll be wearing on your big day. Choose something light in color with a similar neckline to your wedding dress. This will help us get an idea of how your hair and makeup will look with your overall wedding day look.

Get Feedback From Others

Before coming in for your trial, it's a good idea to poll your bridesmaids and anyone who may have an opinion on what they think about your hair and makeup options. This way, we can take all of the feedback into account when creating a look that's perfect for you.

Approach your trial with an open mind.

Our artist may suggest a style that will look great with your face shape, help your hair hold longer, or make your eyes pop.  Trust their expertise! If you're not completely in love with the look, we can always adjust it. But keep in mind that your hair and makeup trial is meant to be an experiment. This is the time to try out new things and find what works best for you!

A successful wedding day starts with a successful trial.

Our number one goal is to make sure you look and feel like the best version of yourself on your wedding day. By following these tips, you're well on your way to achieving that goal! If you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to make sure your wedding day is everything you've ever dreamed of—and more!