Every woman wants to look and feel like the best version of herself on her wedding day. Just like choosing your wedding dress, figuring out how you want your hair styled and your makeup done for your wedding is an integral part of the planning process. A hair and makeup trial with your bridal hair stylist and professional makeup artist is the perfect opportunity for you to explore different styles of makeup and hairdos to perfect your look before the world sees you as a bride. Not only will you be given the celebrity treatment, you will also get to see your envisioned look come to life. When your big day is finally here, you will know exactly how you will look like and don’t have to worry about whether your vision will match reality.
So what does your wedding hair and makeup trial entail? Let’s walk through the process together. Before we start, you should know that a trial will likely be more expensive than an everyday hair and makeup session. This is because you are paying for multiple services during a 2 to 3-hour appointment. But guess what? You get to use this time to try out various different looks and aren’t limited to one option! Trials give you the luxury of testing out a multitude of styles as well as tweaking them so that you look and feel like perfection come your wedding day.
Now that you know what will happen during your trial, you should choose a stylist and makeup artist with availability on your wedding day and check this task off of your list. With your big day reserved, schedule your trial several months in advance of your wedding. At this point in your wedding planning you will really appreciate some pampering! Not only will you love having your hair and makeup done by a professional, but you will gain confidence that your bridal look can be brought to life in the hands of a professional.
Your Wedding Look Book
Before your trial, it is important for you to compile a couple of looks that you want to try out. Don’t go overboard, though, because too many looks will not only take too much time to execute, but you will be more confused than when you started! Instead, pick your favorite two to three makeup looks and one or two hair styles. This will allow your stylist to have a reasonable amount of time for each look. We suggest creating a Pinterest board of the different types of hair styles that you might want to try as well as the makeup looks that you want to test. By creating a board, your hair and makeup stylist also gets a sneak peek into what types of wedding styles that you prefer. Tousled also creates personalized ‘look books’ for your wedding day, so your hair and makeup professional will have the skinny before they arrive. The more pictures, the better your artist can come up with the perfect look that will fit your needs!
On-Site & Stress Free
Having chosen your looks and booked your trial, let’s focus on what to expect at the trial! The beauty of having professional help is that you shouldn’t have to worry about a thing for your trial or your wedding. A good professional will come prepared with all of their supplies and all you have to do is relax. Your trial is a no-stress situation, because your stylist will have everything covered.
Going through your trial should feel like a breeze; professional and prepared, your stylist will come in and set up all of their necessary equipment. All the while, consulting with you about the looks you’ve shared. Pro tip: most stylists prefer working near natural light when it comes to makeup, so if you have an ideal area in your house that offers superb lighting feel free to show your stylist the spot! After everything is ready to go, the magic begins.
Photo Ready Hair & Makeup
From here, your stylist will do full coverage makeup with all the glitz and glam of a celebrity artist; we are talking contouring, highlighting, eye shadow, and everything in between! They will talk to you about your skin type, what makeup you normally wear, and what your usual skin care routine is in order to assure they use the best products for your skin. Whether you are going for a soft natural look, or a darker smokey eye, your stylist will have you covered. A professional stylist will create your perfect look and adjust anything that you’d like changed. Want the shadow a bit darker? You got it. Time to extenuate those fab cheekbones? No problem. That’s the luxury of getting to test out various looks!
Once your makeup is done, it’s hair time. A good professional will give you some details beforehand on how to prep your hair. Just like with your makeup, the stylist will ask you what products you usually use, how you would describe your hair type, and what look you would like to try out first. Whether you want luscious waves that show your glamorous side, or a classic updo that rings of sophistication, our stylists come prepared with everything. Do you have any special clips or hair accessories that you want your stylist to include? Let them know at the beginning so that they can see the design and incorporate it into your final hair style!
Tada! Now that you have been primped and polished, you get the final reveal of what your hair and makeup will look like on your wedding day. (Let me tell you, we are positive you look radiant). After everything is said and done, your lovely stylist will tidy up and pack their things without you having to lift a finger. Just enjoy being your fabulous self and rest assured that come the day of your wedding everything will be taken care of.
Moments to Remember
Whether you’re a romantic, classic or natural bride, you’ll never forget the way you felt at your wedding. Your photos and memories will stay with you long after the day has passed, which is why we encourage all of brides to book a trial hair and makeup session. It sets you up for success! Your wedding is a moment that will stay with you forever, make it flawless.