Do I really need a makeup trial for my wedding?

One of the questions that I hear often is "do I really need a trial?" and I guess you could book a makeup artist and a hair stylist, but that would be like buying your wedding dress, without having a chance to get it altered.

A trial isn't just about getting hair and makeup done, it's also about getting to know the people that you are trusting to get you looking and feeling amazing on your wedding day.  How awful would it be to get to your big day and not be compatible with your stylists?

So what happens at a trial?

A trial is where we will first meet , sit down and have a cup of coffee and talk about what styles or looks you like, and then try them out to see what suits you.  We'll spend 1.5 - 2 hours trialling different looks, until you find the PERFECT one,  so that there are no surprises on your special day.  If I'm doing your hair as well, this is when we'll be testing out hairstyles, so we can see what needs to be done, and what I've got in my bag of tricks to have it looking amazing.

Is there anything that I can do to prepare?

Yes please! A trial will run more smoothly, and we will have more time for perfecting your look, if you can provide images of looks and styles that you like. Start up a Pinterest board (if you haven't already) and start saving makeup and hair pictures that you love.  You can share this with me so we can both be prepared.

Wear a white or ivory top, that will reflect what you will be wearing on the day.  Drink lots of water in the days leading up to your trial, and use a hydrating mask the night before, to make sure that your skin is hydrated.

If you are having a facial or waxing have this done at least 3 days before the trial, as products can affect the way that makeup appears (this is the same for the wedding day too). 

What happens if the look I like doesn't suit me?

This sometimes happens, and that's one of the reasons a trial is so important.  Don't worry though - we'll be able to work on the look until you love it.

When should we book the trial for?

I recommend booking a trial a few months before your wedding date.  You'll need to have decided on some of the finer details before you can make a decision on style so that the entire look is cohesive. 

So we've done the trial, now what?

Once you love what we've created I'll take photos of the look so that we can recreate it for your wedding day.  Once your contract has been signed and the retainer deposited, that's it - you're booked in!  If you have any questions at all you can call me or email me at any time, I'm always ready to help.

Are you ready to find out more?

You can contact me through the website, by email or on 0414 428 083.  I look forward to working with you.

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