Post # 1
So I’m on the searh for an on location hair and airbrush makeup artist, and the one I’m leaning towards requires you to book BEFORE the trial. Another bride is currently interested in my date (June 16th), so I don’t want to lose out on her, but at the same time I’m hesitant I’ll go to the trial and not like her work. I’ve looked at her portfolios, heard some good reviews, and she has 17 years of experience… so am I just being overly precautious?? I’m the only one of my group who is getting makeup done, and she doesn’t require any minimums to travel to us. Please let me know your advice!!
Post # 3
With the booking, do they give you an option to cancel? That’s what my salon did — I had to book the wedding party and put down a credit card/pay for the trial, but could cancel the main appointments anytime up to a week before. It makes sense that the stylist doesn’t want to turn away other clients if you’re not going to show, but if there’s absolutely no out, I’d be cautious.
Post # 4
Any time you have someone wanting you to book before knowing what you’re getting into can make you feel spooked.
But, if you’re leaning towards her and she has experience, a good portfolio, good reviews…what more are you looking for?! She will not lose her skill once she gets in front of you 🙂
Remember that a trial is a combination of things: a consultation, a product run down, testing out a couple of different looks, confirming colors, tweaking details, and getting everything ready to rock for the big day. So even if you hate what she’s done on your face the first go round, as long as she knows what she’s doing she can start all over with some guidance and feedback from you.