Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out if it makes sense for me to have hair and makeup trials with more than one person, or if I shoud just go with a hair stylist and a makeup stylist that I’ve heard rave reviews of. I just had the thought of spending money on trials for people I won’t end up using. What do you think?
Post # 3
I’m having one, with a stylist I’ve never been to but have heard rave reviews of. I’ll let you know how I feel after it’s all said and done…!
Post # 4
So far I’m just having a hair and makeup trial each with one person that was recommended to me and I’ve heard great things about. I’m hoping everything goes well, and I guess if for some reason it doesn’t, I will start looking for someone else to do a trial with. I’m going to try and do my trials in about a month or so, that way if it doesn’t work out, I still have time to find someone else.
Post # 5
@Tulip–that’s probably the smartest way to do it–to schedule a trial, have it and see how it goes, and if it doesn’t work out, schedule another. I should have done that! Instead, I scheduled like three trials within a week or so of each other. I think I just got overexcited!
Post # 6
i’m going to my regular stylist, who i love, is amazing, and i would never ever go to anyone else. this makes my decision a lot easier! but i like the idea of having one trial and seeing how you like it, no sense in loving it and then wasting money on antoher trial.
Post # 7
I did one hair trial and two make-up trials. One of the MU trials was with a MUA and then in the end, I ended up DIYing my makeup, so I did a trial beforehand on my own.
Post # 8
Yeah def book one at a time. I only had one, loved it and booked her. But, if it wouldn’t of went well, I would of waited and booked one after the first trial.
During trials I would assume the stylist would be willing to work with you (say if you didn’t like how she/he did something, they could do it differently all during the same trial) they are trying to earn your business after all!
Post # 9
hah Annie–I know, I got ahead of myself! I’m thinking about cancelling one of the trials and seeing how the other one goes, with the MUA/hair stylist that I’ve heard rave reviews of. I guess I was just nervous about not being able to find someone for my date.
Post # 10
Better to spend a little extra to make sure you KNOW what you’re getting on YBD
Post # 11
One at a time is my recommendation. If you end up being happy with the first stylist, why would you bother looking any further? You will know if it is right or not. If it is not, then go ahead and book the next stylist on your list. Good luck!
Post # 12
i am an ex hair stylist and makeup artist….i am not going to my hairstylist bc she is charging a ridiculous amount. i love her too! she invited me in on a trial w another client…as i was waiting for my appt with her …and i just wasnt crazy about her technique with updo’s and curls. The girl did not seem pleased as well….dont get my wrong, she does a killer haircut and style. also i dont want to be traveling around NJ on my wedding day and she was not willing to sacrifice her saturday am at the salon…, so a friend of mine who used to work with me when i did hair and makeup… and does freelance make and hair is going to do it.
Post # 13
oh also..trial is very neccesary! my neighbor came back from her trial yesterday….
she asked for soft curls and she got julia roberts from steel magnolias….it was funny and she absolutely hated it. she is not willing to pay for another trial either so she is kind of shit outta luck if they dont listen to her on the wedding day
Post # 14
Thank goodness! I was starting to think I was nuts for wanting to do a second makeup trial. I thought I wanted the ‘smoky eye’ thing, but it wasn’t me at all! What I really want is glowy and natural looking, with a hint of drama with liquid eyeliner (and lash extensions). This board made me feel a lot better about wanting to do another trial, phew!