My Bridal Hair and Make Up Trial

Weddings consist of so many wonderful elements, but one of the most glamorous parts is getting all dolled up for the big day! Some brides might question whether they even need a trial before their wedding day, but I am here to tell you that you 100% need a hair and make up trial for several reasons! 

To prepare for my trial, I browsed Pinterest for different styles I liked. For my hair, I definitely wanted a low bun with curled strands in the front and A LOT of volume on top! For my make up, I knew I wanted pink and brown shades and lash application. Airbrush make up makes ALL the difference (imagine giving your face a flawless, Photoshop appearance), so I recommend looking for a stylist who is experienced with airbrush application. 

I cannot say enough amazing things about my stylist. I scheduled my trial with Christina from Fifth and Eighth Beauty, and she was truly my fairy godmother! She transformed me into the most beautiful bride, and she also made me feel like a superstar in every interaction with her. During the trial, she asked me several questions to make sure she achieved the look I was going for, such as, “Do you prefer matte or glossy lips? Is your bun big enough, or would you like to make it bigger?” 

I wanted an elegant, romantic, Victorian look for my rose garden wedding, and Christina nailed it. She even made sure that both my hair and make up would last the entire day. Even when the rain down poured during the ceremony, my hair and make up stayed completely intact!

For any bride interested in scheduling a hair and make up trial before their wedding day, here are a few tips I can offer based on my experience:

  • Check out your potential stylist’s social media before booking and see if their past work aligns with your desired look.  
  • Find a stylist that specializes in weddings and can do airbrush and lash application!
  • Do your Pinterest research and come prepared with pictures to demonstrate the look you want to achieve.
  • Decide if you want more of a natural look or a glam look. It’s better to glam it up more than you’d think because A) it will look better for pictures, and B) it’s your wedding day, and you deserve to look your best!
  • Don’t be afraid to make changes after the trial (but obviously give your stylist enough notice!). After my hair was finished, I let Christina know I wanted an even bigger bun for the wedding. She said it was no problem, and that she’d use a hair donut time to give the bun extra oomph.
  • Last, but not least – after getting all dolled up at your trial, let your spouse-to-be take you out on the town for a romantic dinner date!

Are you a bride planning your hair and make up trial? Do you need advice for your upcoming trial? Ask your questions below!

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