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How to Have an Amazing Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

Whether you're a classic bride looking for an elegant sophisticated updo, or a boho-chic bride wanting a no-makeup makeup look. I've got the best tips on how to ace your bridal makeup and hair trial.

GIVE YOURSELF TIME- Maybe you need a bit more time to think about it or wait to see the dress again, to make up your mind. I recommend taking photos of each hairstyle from your first trial. You can refer back to these during your first [dress] fitting and get the thoughts of your family and friends. Most importantly you'll get a feel for the artist you'll be working with on your wedding day!

CONSIDER WEARING HAIR EXTENSIONS! 50 percent of the brides I work with wear extensions on their big day! Wearing hair extensions doesn’t mean you need to use them just for length, but they can add extra volume and fullness whether you’re wearing your hair down or in an updo. If you already wear extensions regularly, bring them to your trial. Otherwise, your artist will be able to help you.


I believe that a bride should look like a more polished version of herself - work with your natural hair texture. If you always wear your hair down you should wear it down if it makes you feel more comfortable Updos are a little more formal.


Similarly, when it comes to makeup stick to your look. When considering your wedding day makeup look, my rule of thumb is to be you. If you're unsure about what you look is think back to a time when you felt your prettiest and lean into that look. Trying something new on your wedding day might make you feel inauthentic. My best advice is to elevate your everyday look!


Talk timeline with your hair and makeup team. Make sure you and your hair and makeup artist are on the same page for the big day. it is a good idea to book your artist for a few more hours so that you can get touched-up before your ceremony, let your artist know how many people you have in your bridal party, so he or she can decide if a second artist will be needed.

Do not be afraid to speak up! if you are unhappy or need something changed during the trial, don't wait until it's completely finished to say something. As a rule, when I style the hair I complete the back portion of the style first, then I move to the front portion this gives the bride the option to tailor the look to suit her. Try a few styles, take some photos, get a good idea of what you're envisioning the final look to be.


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