So you've booked your hair & makeup trials, but you're not sure how to prepare for them...here are 6 of our favorite tips to remember for these crucial planning occasions!
Bring Inspiration Pictures
Come prepared with a few inspiration pictures for makeup and hair. It's important to remember saying, "I want something natural and timeless" is not enough direction. Not all "naturals" are created equally. You might have a different vision on what you think "natural" means compared to the previous clients the artist had before. If you are waiting to discuss with your stylist what makeup or hair they would recommend based on your vision, aesthetics, and physical features, it's still important to bring a few inspiration pictures that showcase the level of glam you are hoping to achieve at the very least!
Budget for Your Trials
Be sure to ask your potential hair & makeup artists quotes for their trials when inquiring about their wedding services. Trials are typically priced separately, so it's important to make sure you note the costs associated ahead of time and how it fits into your budget!
Decision fatigue is a real thing! The last thing you want to feel is overwhelmed during your hair & makeup trial. Limit your audience to just one, maybe two, people to go along with you. Make sure these guests have taste you respect and a way of delivering feedback in a kind manner. You'll want to avoid having a million different opinions to consider and having a smaller audience will make it easier to focus on what makes you feel beautiful first and foremost.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
Drink plenty of water, not just the day of your trial, not just the day before your trial, but the entire week or even weeks leading up to your trial. Our bodies are made up of 50-60% of water and our skin is impacted by this easily. Water helps with dry skin, dry lips, fine lines and wrinkles, and overall texture and bounce that our skin needs to look its best! But like most things - consistency is key to see the most positive effect! Bonus tip - be sure to also get plenty of sleep :)
Bring Your Accessories or Hold Off Purchasing
Do you have a vintage hair pin someone passed down to you? Do you have glamorous and dramatic earrings you want to make sure have a moment? Is your veil especially unique where certain hairstyles might not work? Bring these items to your trial so your hair stylist can play with them and create a style to suit everything perfectly! Or, planning time permitted, hold off on purchasing any accessories at all until after your trials entirely.
If you're the type of person who never sends food back at a restaurant or is hesitant to raise concerns in customer service settings in general, your hair and makeup trial is not the place to hold back. Be confident in your concerns, adjustments, or questions that you might have - this is why we have trials in the first place afterall! Your hair or makeup artist will not be offended with changes you might want as this meeting is to make sure they have your vision right to feel your most beautiful self on your wedding day.
Did you enjoy these tips and find them helpful? We love giving wedding advice in all shapes and forms - contact us today to see how we can be a part of your special day!
Photography: Brandie Marquez Photography ⠀
Planning & Coordination: Tan Wedding & Events⠀
Venue, Catering, Cake & Accommodations: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn⠀
DJ & Lighting: Deborba Events⠀
Florals: Vanda Floral Design
Videography: Mok Photo and Films ⠀
Cinematography: Visuals by Thavirus & It's Smalls⠀
Hair: Kat Nacario Hairstylist
Makeup: Makeup by Yeezy
Dancers: Khmer Ballet Dance Troupe⠀
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