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What you should know before your bridal trial

I get a lot of questions about bridal trials from my brides to be, so I’ve decided to highlight 3 most important points you should know about. Yes, I definitely recommend doing a bridal trial if you are unsure which makeup/hairstyle to choose. No matter if you want to channel a bohemian spirit or a fairytale princess, your makeup and hair should reflect your overall look and personality. 

Alisha Hopps is working with her model on a bridal trial

Come prepared

Your hair should be washed and blow dried the day before the appointment - not on the day of the appointment. Damp or freshly cleaned hair will drastically affect the way it holds curl or stays in an updo.  If you have naturally oily hair that falls limp quickly then you can wash your hair the day of the appointment but make sure to blow dry it until it is 100% dry!

A lot of people skip this part which makes it very difficult for hairstylists. First of all, it will be much harder to create texture. Second of all, the end result won’t be as beautiful. As for the makeup, a hydrating mask a day before your appointment is always a good idea. Remember that your makeup artist can colour correct but cannot eradicate the texture of your skin. 

Bring some pictures

Your bridal trial will go so much smoother if you have an idea of what you want. It might be hard to explain so bring some pictures! It is the easiest way to ensure your makeup artist or your hairstylist understands your vision.

Another recommendation is that you should always try finding pictures of preferred hairstyle in your hair colour. This will give you a better idea of how it is going to look like. I always encourage to go with a hairstyle that you feel most comfortable with. If you are used to wearing your hair down, consider doing the same for your wedding day (but more glam of course!). You want to look like yourself and feel comfortable on your wedding day.

Be open

Be as open as you can during your trial since your makeup artist/hairstylist definitely wants to achieve a look which you are dreaming about. It is a collaborative process. Remember that it's just make-up/hairstyle and your trial is about trying things. Everything can be changed, removed, and lightened.

I hope this was helpful! If you still have some questions regarding a bridal trial, please don't hesitate to contact me so we can chat.


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