Wedding Makeup Trial

Should I Have a Makeup and Hair Trial?

I often get asked this question and my answer is - If you have the budget it’s worth investing in a trial for makeup and hair before your wedding.

A trial will help you consolidate your ideas and help you define the look you want. It will also make your wedding day that much more enjoyable when you know exactly what to expect from your beauty professional…. And let’s be honest, you will be able find out whether your makeup artist or hairdresser is the one for you!

Expect to pay for a trial with any true wedding professional. You are making use of their valuable time; products and years of knowledge and training, just like any other professional you would hire.

I generally allow an hour for each service. This will give us time to exchange ideas and make adjustments to what has been created for you so you can walk away feeling confident in how you will look on your wedding day. I believe more time should be spent on your trials than what will be spent on your makeup and hair on your wedding day.

It’s really all about preparation. Much the same as when you put in many days preparing for the rest of your wedding so that your wedding day runs smoothly.

Getting the Most out of Your Trial

It takes an hour for each trial in makeup or hair. During this time we discuss your ideas and I work with you to come up with a makeup and/or hairstyle that brings out the best in you and suits your style.

Once we have achieved this, I'll take a digital photo and write down what I have used for my records. This way it can be replicated on the day without an issue. I suggest booking a trial at least 2-3 months before your wedding. This way it’s close enough to your wedding to have a firm idea of where you're going with colours, themes, styles etc.


Bring along some photos of what you like. If you can, show me some pictures of your dress and hair accessories. This will help me get a feel for your style and quickly get a clear idea of where to start, allowing more time for the makeup application or hairstyle.

Feel free to bring a friend or family member for a second opinion. And if you can, book your trial on a day when you can try on your dress or perhaps when you’re going to another event to really test out your look and get some good use of the makeup and/or hairstyle!

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