(Closed) Advice: can’t do a make-up trial

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Would you book a makeup artist without doing a trial?




  • Post # 3
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No I would not let someone do my wedding day makeup if they hadnt done it before. I am having my hair done without a hair trial but that is only because my hair style is simple pulled back bun, and wil be covered by my veils, but makeup is VERY important and will show in every picture

    Post # 4
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I know it may be a pain to switch salons but you just need to let them know that you’ll have to go somewhere else if they can not accomodate you.  That is just bad business. 

    Post # 6
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No, I wouldnt. I have a similar issue. We are having a destination wedding in a smaller town than I’m used to. We are going to be there a week prior, so I was able to get a trial a few days prior to the wedding. If the trial doesnt work out, I dont know what I’m going to do.

    I had problems scheduling with salons for the exact reasons you laid out. I agree with telling them you will have to take your business elsewhere if (1) they do not follow the agreement with providing a trial and (2) an actual name for who will be doing your makeup. That’s crazy that they dont even know who will be doing your makeup. Bad business. If they don’t follow through, then I wouldnt go there. And write a lot of reviews so future brides know.

    Can you go to a mall counter? I’d try MAC if you have one. Or could you change salons?

    Post # 7
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @EleanorRigby: A lot of salons will actually open on a Sunday if you are bringing wedding business.  Most salons note that they will open on Sundays by appointment only.   Don’t dismiss the idea until you’ve actually called other places to find out.  Also, you can find your own make-up artist from the mall and see if they will make a trip to your house or hotel room that morning. 

    Post # 8
    1396 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yikes.  I definitely would NOT do one.  I’m really persnickety about my makeup when other people do it. 

    I’m surprised your salon can’t make a specific appointment a month in advance.  I already have my trial for hair and makeup and my wedding day appointment for my BMs, mom, and I, and it’s 13 months away. 

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