(Closed) Did you have a hair/make up trial?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Did you have a hair and/or make up trial?
    Yes, within one month of the wedding : (20 votes)
    24 %
    Yes, 1-3 months before : (25 votes)
    30 %
    Yes, 3-6 months before : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Yes, 6+ months before wedding : (1 votes)
    1 %
    No hair or make up trial : (10 votes)
    12 %
    Hair only trial : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Make up only trial : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Hair & Make up trial : (14 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 17
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I had a hair trial 1-2 months before my wedding, and I’m glad that I did, because I ended up asking for her to do something a little different.  It was also nice to meet the stylist (I used someone I found online) in advance of the wedding.

    For makeup, my sister did my makeup for me, so we did a couple “trials” just playing around with different looks, but of course I didn’t have to pay for them. 

    Post # 18
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsN14:  I had a hair trial about two weeks before our wedding day. I did my own makeup so I definitely experimented and did several ‘trials’ on myself prior to the day, because I was very nervous and wanted it to look great!

    Post # 19
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    I had two seperate hair and make-up trials and I think it’s super important to do! 

    The first one I was super unhappy with and was glad I did a trial so that I knew I did not want to go to that salon or that hairdresser. 

    The second one was amazing! I loved the salon, the hairdresser, and the way the hair and makeup came out and I had to opportunity to see what my hair peice would look like with the finished hair and make-up. 

    Now I know exactly what I’m getting, that I am going to be super happy with it come the wedding day, and its one less thing to stress out about 🙂 

    Post # 20
    2564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I will have a hair trial pretty far out from the wedding.  Since it’s a destination wedding I won’t be there closer to the actual date.  Depending on when I can get time off, I’ll have a trial either in March or July for my October wedding.

    I’m doing my own makeup, and I’ve already done two trials on myself when I was bored with products I already have.

    Post # 21
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I did both- had my hair trial when my hair was cut/colored before the wedding, and had a makeup trial early on. Glad I did, because I ended up switching the MUAs- the first one made me look like a drag queen! :)-

    Post # 22
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I did have both a hair trial and a make-up trial. How else would you know what you were going to look like on the day of? I wouldn’t want that to be any surprise!!

    Post # 23
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @MrsN14:  Of all the things we did, a hair/make-up trial was among the best choices I made.  I had a hair and makeup trial the Friday before my Sunday wedding.  That way I had already chosen exactly what I wanted.  At first I thought that a hair trial was all I needed — I knew I would be picky about the style.  Getting my trials in the morning, however, gave me a full day to get used to them.  That said, I’m so glad I did the make-up trial — I found out within a few hours that there was glitter in the airbrushed foundation, and I grew to love fake eyelashes.  Good luck!

    Post # 24
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @MrsN14:  You should definitely do a trial first! I did a hair and makeup trial a couple months before our wedding, and I actually HATED how my hair turned out. I ended up deciding on a completely different style, and I’m so glad I had that chance to test my original hair inspiration or I might’ve been a little bummed on our actual wedding day!

    Post # 25
    2473 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsN14:  I did and Im glad I did because after I got home and did some selfies and checked myself out from all angles I wasnt entirely happy…..(she told me to wear it all day and take notes) and I wrote her what I thought needed to be done, and she was like no problem…. the day of was great.

    The first MUA made me look “nice” but it was less makeup then I wear on a regular workday lol….and I gave her my inspiration pic and she basically did do it ….but… the eyes were way too light….cheeks too light and in pictures I took home looked like I didnt even have eye shadow on at all (and not in a good way)…. I ended up with a diff MUA on the day and she did a fantastic job.


    Post # 26
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I didn’t have one. My hair and makeup artist is from a different state and got down here the day before our wedding so we didn’t have time. It didn’t bother me though.

    Post # 27
    1011 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m planning on doing a hair trial.  I’ll be doing my own make-up on the day.

    Post # 28
    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I highly suggest doing a trial for both! I had a make up trial, loved it, and loved my make up on the big day. I did not have a hair trial and I ended up not liking my hair that day and you are sooo busy on your wedding day, there’s no time to really mess with it or change it! I would have done a hair trial as well just to make sure everything was perfect and with no regrets!

    Post # 29
    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MrsN14:  I think it’s pretty useful; you might go through your entire wedding planning process with this vision of a certain hair or makeup look in your head, and then when the big day rolls around you discover that it actually doesn’t suit you/isn’t how you pictured it would be.

    I don’t think it would hurt, but of course I’ve heard of other brides who didn’t do it and were fine on the day. It also depends on your budget; your money might determine whether you are able to have one at all or not. I’m having a trial for both hair and makeup; only because I’m a bit of a worrywart and not all hairstyles suit me/I don’t wear makeup often so want to not have a shock on the day of.

    Post # 30
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m having both hair & makeup trial. I’m *hoping* to have it done either the day of the shower/bachelorette party, so I can make good use of it!

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