Post # 1
The lady doing my hair is a friend from high school’s mom and she’s never done my hair before but has done some of my friends. The make up lady is just someone the hairdresser knows. Is it normal to have a hair and make up trial before the wedding? I’ll be away at school all semester so I’m not sure when I would do it, just wanting to see if it’s normal/necessary to have a trial.
Post # 3
I didn’t have a hair or makeup trial, but I think that is pretty uncommon…
Post # 4
H&M trial is very common in my area, and most people recommend it. They will show you few different styles each for H&M and you get to choose what you would like on your day of.
I did it, and after doing it, I think it’s a good idea (as long as it doesn’t strain your budget) – you really get to see your H&M person’s skill as well as how the real end product looks on yourself (sometimes things look better/worse in pictures!).
Post # 5
I didn’t. Then again, my mom and sister did my hair and my sister and I did my makeup and we started early enough that, if we had to, we could have started over again.
Post # 6
I did both the summer before the wedding. Then I decided to do my own makeup, so I’ve been doing at-home trials.
Post # 7
I did a makeup trial and I’m glad I did. The last thing I would want is to have it done on the wedding day, not like it and make her start over. After my trial I was able to tweak my ideas and tell the MUA what to change for my actual wedding day.
My mom is a hairstylist so we messed around with my hair a lot before the wedding, so I guess technically I did have a hair trial as well.
Post # 8
considering that the people doing your hair and makeup are not professionals i would strongly recommend a trial to ensure you are happy with your final look for your special day…
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I had a hair trial a few weeks before the wedding, but it was only because my hairstylist wanted to play around a bit — she asked me. She did my hair for free though, so the trial was also free.
Post # 10
I had a makeup trial about three weeks before the wedding. I would have felt a little better doing it earlier just in case I hated the place, but luckily I had a good experience.
I’m not having a hair trial because I already know what I want, and I am just using my regular hair dresser, so she knows me and my hair. She’s confident she can pull off what I want and it’ll look great.
Post # 11
@MrsN14: I had both and was glad I did. the make up trial I got twice bc the first time it was too dark.
i think its worth it
Post # 12
@Makemeamrs: they are both professionals working in salons I just haven’t had anything done by them
thanks ladies! Maybe I’ll see if they would be willing to do it over spring break. I want really simple hair and make up so hopefully it’ll be fine!
Post # 13
I didn’t but I worked with the people before so I trusted their skills….my advice would be to get a trial is you havn’t gotten a service from them before…maybe for your engagement shoot
Post # 14
@MrsN14: I had a hair trial about 1.5 months before the wedding. I had never used this hairdresser before and he didn’t know my hair (or me). We got to talk about what I like, what I don’t, how my hair reacts to temps, humidity, etc. He played around and tried some stuff out. I really liked him, but changed my mind about the hair style. Come wedding day I went in and explained my feelings about the previous ‘do, and we worked from there to find a style that I loved.
As far as makeup, I did my own so I was doing trials about 1-2 per week for about 3 months leading up to the wedding, trying different products and types of application.
I’m glad I did both trials. I would recommend both.
Post # 15
I’m not having a hair and makeup trial. It doesn’t fit in the budget. I would if I could though, but that’s because I’m indecisive, not because I doubt her skills.
She just won the ‘Wedding Couples’ Choice Award’ from WeddingWire. I chose her because of her technical skills in hair and makeup. I’m honestly not worried about not having a trial. I’ve seen dozens and dozens of before & afters on her Instagram and Facebook.
She’s pricey, but it’s worth it.
Post # 16
I did my own makeup and practiced a lot for it.
I had my hair done by the salon I go to, but didn’t do a trial- but it turned out fantastic on the day of anyway! (Glad I didn’t, cause I saved a ton of $$$ not doing the trial!)