(Closed) How soon, when, do you start doing hair + makeup trials?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ummm, mine is going to be 2 weeks before the wedding and I’m only going in for one trial.  I think it depends on how comfortable you are with the stylist/MUA.  I’ve heard a lot of people do 2-4 trials and start them about 3 months before the wedding.

Post # 4
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Err I’m in the less than two weeks phase, which I wouldn’t recommend, so hopefully in the next few days….. my fiance’s sister is doing my hair and Maid/Matron of Honor is doing my makeup.

Also if your wedding makeup is not going to be much different from what you normally wear I would say within a month of the wedding. Also why not have the hair and makeup trial and then do your bridals?

Post # 5
24 posts

I would recommend 2 months in advance so you can look around if you don’t initially like it. It also gives you time to change your mind about looks or new looks you might come across which you like. Then book your favorite makeup artist one month before to make sure you get that date.

Good Luck!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m getting makeup and hair trials a month before so I can start prepping my skin. Also my hairstylist can give me a trim and we can bounce ideas around.

Post # 7
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I booked last week, and they actually recommended doing the trials very close to the wedding.  Especially for hair as it should be close to the actual length.  B/c I’m coming from out of town, it will actually be the week of.  I already know, however, that I like both the make-up artist and hair stylist.  If you aren’t sure, then you do probably want to start looking around and at least getting normal hair/make-up done a month or two beforehand just to make sure you like them.

By The Way, I totally recommend Hanan for make-up and Jade for hair at Emile’s in Beverly Hills/Birmingham if you are going the salon route.

Post # 8
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I started my search early since I don’t live in the town my wedding is in anymore, nor have a stylist there. I tried 4 different places to see if I liked them, get their quotes, etc. In the end, it was getting closer to the wedding so I booked oneI haven’t tried yet! I’ll get my first trial there in June when I’m home for my shower, and probably do another trial right before the wedding…as in, 3 or 4 days before the wedding. I’m pretty paranoid about my hair.

As for makeup, I booked an artist that came highly recommended, but I probably won’t do the trial with him til about a week or two before the wedding. That way he’ll remember what I want!

Post # 9
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m hopefully having both this weekend, 3 weeks before the wedding. I also live out of state and wish I’d started earlier, especially since I dont have a hair stylist there. If I could turn back time, I’d shoot for 2 months ahead to allow time for shopping around.

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