"I think it was one of the best decisions I made while preparing for the wedding - to go for a makeup trial" - Elena
Do I need a trial before my wedding day?
This has to be the top question in our list of FAQs!
And the short answer is - YES! You really do need a trial before your wedding day.
What is a trial?
A makeup and/or hair trial is an opportunity for you to get to know your makeup and hair stylist whom will be tasked with an important job on your special event. It is also an oppurtunity for your stylist to understand exactly what you have in mind, and help to bring your vision into reality.
During the trial we give you our professional advice on what styles would suit you best. We will also be able to give you useful advice on any work that needs to be done with your skin or hair prior to the wedding day (such as haircut and hair colour).
Typically you can try 2 (or sometimes 3) different styles in a trial session. You will have ample time to let the stylist know if there are any changes you wish to make to the final "look".
At the trial we also discuss with you other logistic matters, such as timing of the day, any set up we need at your home or hotel, etc. This will help you plan your day so everything runs to schedule and nothing needs to be rushed.
In short, a trial will help avoid "surprises" and take the stress off you on your special day.
Here's what our bride Elena said about her trial:
Stylist Jinny, who was doing my make up and hair, was super professional and sweet: she created a wonderful style for me which endured the +46 degrees and met my tricky requirements - I wanted to look more natural than what the typical bridal make up would be. She was very flexible in styling and also even helped my bridesmaid with putting on my wedding gown. She was very friendly! I would also recommend every bride to go for a trial make up, especially if you don't use a lot in every day life, then you will know better yourself what suits you and what you need. I think it was one of the best decisions I made while preparing for the wedding - to go for a trial make up.
Elena reviewed us on easyweddings.com.au
When is the best time to do a trial?
We recommend a trial to be done 4-8 weeks before the wedding day. By that time, your skin tone, hair length and thickness should (hopefully) be settled and close enough to that on the wedding day.
If you do not wish to confirm the wedding day booking until a trial has been done, then the trial should be arranged as soon as possible to avoid your wedding day from being booked out. At the same time, consider booking another trial 4-8 weeks before the wedding day.
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