(Closed) How many hair/makeup trials did you have?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 6
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
3332 posts
Sugar bee

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
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 # 10
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Better to spend a little extra to make sure you KNOW what you’re getting on YBD

Post # 11
25 posts

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
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

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!

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