What Do I Need to Bring to My Trial Run?
“Weather you have a set idea of how you want your hair and makeup on your wedding day or have no idea. It is always best to come with an open mind and allow your artist to help and guild you as to what is best suited for you to create a unique and flattering wedding look.Trust your professional artist you have chosen to give suggestions as to what will work with your hair texture, colour, length, taking into regard how you feel comfortable wearing your hair as well as face shape, eye shape and skin tone which are all factors that will determine a gorgeous look if enhanced correctly.
I always encourage my clients to have a look at images, get ideas. It is always helpful at the trial to see what you like AND what you do not like. This is great for finding elements that will work for you and creating your own wedding look that will show off your best features.Have a chat about your wedding dress as your dress, wedding time and location are factors to consider when deciding on having your hair up or down, and importantly, the intensity of the makeup you decide to go with.
I ask that my brides bring anything that they have already. Usually we book in a trial once they have found their wedding dress. Show your artist a photo of your dress. If possible wear something in a similar colour or neckline to your dress to have a better over all feel of the look created.If they have any hair accessories, jewelry or veil, I encourage them to bring them along.Please, if you have products such as lipstick or blush etc that you absolutely LOVE and its ‘just so you’ bring those items along too. Your artist will be able to get to know you better and see where your comfort lies.In terms of preparation for a trial. I always ask my client their hair type before hand as this would depend if I would ask for freshly washed hair or for hair to be washed the day before.
The rule of thumb would be not to use conditioner at the roots of the hair prior to the trial and wedding day. Only condition the middle and ends of your hair. If you colour your hair. Make sure you are prepared for your trial and have your hair freshly done and have no roots showing so you can get the best idea of your final look.This goes for skin preparation leading up to the trial too. Hydrate, moisturize, exfoliate once a week, eat healthy for the best result.If you are thinking of having a spray tan for the wedding – if you have not done one before, test this before the trial too and not too close to the wedding day. Ask your artists for recommendations if need be. If you have done the tan before the trial you will be confident that your makeup artist can match your foundation correctly. If you have a separate hair stylist and makeup artist:
Try and schedule them on the same day, as having an overall look is easier to ‘see the vision’ then having hair and seeing the style with a bare face. Often my clients may be unsettled on the hair until their face is done. It is important to understand that you need to be comfortable and confident on your wedding day. Your artist should ask you many questions throughout the process of choosing your hair and makeup. No not feel overwhelmed, they need to ask some things that you may not have even thought of. (“” how do you feel about having your ears showing or a softer look with hair over the ears””)You want to look like the best version of yourself and not a completely different person that your groom doesn’t recognize walking down the aisle.For that reason, get to know your artist on the trial day, it is helpful to her to know you better t get the best result and great for you to feel calm, relaxed and in good hands on your wedding morning.”
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