Post # 1
Hello beesy bees.
A few questions:
How far is too far in advance for a h/m trial? Our wedding is 10 mos away
How any salons did you try or suggest trying? (Did you only go to one place or did you shop around)
Did you go with a pro, a friend, or yourself for your stylist?
Also, I know of someone who does hair and makeup very nicely and is a cosmotologist, but won’t do my 3 girls too because she wants to take her time on me. What do I do in a case like this if I choose to go with her?
Post # 3
No, I don’t think it’s too early. The sooner the better so you can get some stuff out of the way and focus on other things for your wedding.
If your friend wants to do your makeup, you can try to find someone else who can do your bridesmaids’ makeup. You don’t want to force your friend into doing theirs otherwise your makeup will be compromised.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s too early to start looking for a MUA/hairstylist. If you do go in for the trial, just make sure that the actual MUA/hairstylist you work with will be available on your date. From what I understand some salons do their contracts for the entire staff, (i.e. someone would be availabe to you, not necessarily the artist from your trial) and others book by individual artists.
I only did one trial for each, because my hairstylist is a personal friend. However, I think it would be cool to try a couple of different places, just to see how they respond to your thoughts/ideas of your look. Do some reasearch (online or magazines) to look for hairstyles/makeup that you like. I brought in a few photos with me and although the look wasn’t exactly the same, I got the desired effect.
In the end, I ended up doing my own makeup on the day of the wedding. My MUA had to have emergency surgery to remove her wisdom teeth and I wasn’t able to find anyone else on short notice. Luckily, I felt comfortable doing it myself and it turned out fine. My friend who is a hairstylist did my hair on the wedding day–actually she did the entire wedding party as her gift! Great, huh?
If you do decide to use your friend to do your makeup, maybe you could ask her to bring along a friend/coworker to help work on your bridal party?
Post # 6
lol I haven’t even had 1 makeup or hair trial and my wedding in 5 weeks away.
I change my mind often, and I think I will forget what I like. so closer to the date for me will work.
my Hair can be done anytime though as my Maid/Matron of Honor is the one doing my hair, and I am suppose to be getting my makeup done next weds but…haven’t heard back from them.
I dunno honestly, I think it is too early but that my opinion.
Post # 7
Well, I am good for changing my mind…. now you got me thinking…
Post # 8
If you think you’re going to change your mind, you may want to wait until closer to the wedding to decide. You can always spend this time researching ideas and experimenting on your own with different style ideas.
Post # 9
I would say to wait until closer to the wedding. The reasons being…
1. your stylist may forget what he/she did even if pictures and notes were taken
2. You may be surprised how much your tastes change in just 6 months… you may not want what you want now. Then you will have to do a 2nd trial for your new style.
3. Your hair length/style may change between now and your wedding.
4. If you don’t already have your veil or head piece (if you are using them) you may not know how the finished product will look the day of your wedding.
I always recommend getting your trail 2-5 weeks before the wedding. That way not much would change in that amount of time and the style is still fresh in your stylist’s mind.
If you choose your friend to do your hair and makeup but she can’t do the rest of the girls I would ask her if she knows anyone who could come and do the girls hair and makeup at the same time… Otherwise maybe ask your bridesmaids what they would like to do…
Post # 10
Sounds great. I’ll keep trying things on my own as suggested and continue researching styles.
🙂 thanks bees