Are you ready to book your hair and makeup trial for your wedding? It wasn’t until I was assigned a similar story and went in for my own hair and makeup trial for Behind the Veil (video below) that I realized how you really do need a little prepping! Here’s 5 things you absolutely need to know to ace your wedding hair and makeup trial.
1. Bring Your Hair Accessories With You
I can’t stress this enough: whether you’re thinking of a headband, jeweled barrette or just a veil, bring it with you to the appointment! You wouldn’t want to wait until the day of the wedding to realize the headband isn’t what you’d imagined after all.
2. Speak Up
If you aren’t a fan of something by all means, speak up! Your stylist and makeup artist want you to feel happy, beautiful and confident so don’t let someone talk you into trying something you just don’t like.
3. Bring Photos
It’s one thing to say “I like curls” and another thing to show a photo of Julia Roberts curls vs. Kim Kardashian waves. Bring as many photos of inspiration you have so the stylist has a clear idea of what it is you want.
4. Don’t Bring an Entourage
Just like when you go wedding dress shopping, an entourage of opinions just isn’t necessary. Bring one or two trusted pals or family members at most but more than that is just asking for trouble. And it’s distracting to the stylist.
5. Ask Questions
Before booking, call and ask the salon exactly what you’ll be getting. Some charge you for a full hair and makeup session while others only charge partial. But some of the latter will also only partially do your hair and makeup! Make sure you know exactly what you’re getting before you set your appointment. Ask if you can try multiple styles (up to 3 is best) and go with your hair already washed so your stylist can spend more time doing your hair than on a blowout.
Here’s my own little makeup and hair trial for Behind the Veil!