(Closed) Hair & makeup trial: Necessary?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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145 posts
Blushing bee

ophelia69:  can u maybe go a day or two beofre the weddeing instead of making a separate trip

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I will never skip hair and make up trial. Just because she did a good job on others, may not neccesary did a good job on me and photo can never be 100% justify.   I’m glad I did my trial. The make up artist the photgrapher provided did a bad job for my enegagement photo…. the picture itself look ok but no, totally not pro and not want I want.  

 

so I went somewhere else for makeup and hair trail, love it!! 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it’s very necessary to have a hair/makeup trial with a MUA.  YOU have a good idea of what you want but your MUA might not be able to actually execute it.  You don’t want to risk your hair and makeup to look like crap on the day of the wedding because you and your MUA weren’t on the same page of your vision. 

My SIL had to go through a couple of MUA and HS’s because the first two were horrible!  One overdid her makeup and was not very good at updos.  The other, barely did anything with the makeup and kept forcing her to have her hair down when my SIL said she wanted an updo.

The third one finally found someone who was in tune with her vision and did everything perfect and was very prepared on the day of the wedding and was able to replicate everythng they did on the trial.

For my experience so far, my MUA is AMAZING!!!  But it turned out the foundation she used I was allergic to and my face got swollen halfway through the day.  If I hadn’t had the trial, I would be swelling up like a balloon on my wedding.  So very important to have trials!  If you could get more than 1 that would be even better!!!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

ophelia69:  Getting a hair and makeup trial was the best $170 I ever wasted. The woman made me look like a cheap hooker! It was absolutely dreadful. I looked like I belonged on a episode of COPS or something.

I was so upset at the time but my Mom quite correctly pointed out that at least I found out ahead of time that the woman I booked was awful, because had she made me look like that ON MY WEDDING DAY….well I don’t know what I would have done but it would not have been pretty. So ya…in the end that was money well spent and I ended up doing my own makeup.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m doing my own make-up so have been practising that myself, but I would definitely recommend a hair trial. I have had two and ended up not happy with either, unfortunately I am getting married somwhere very remote and this is literally the only hairdresser for miles so I am going to have to hope for the best on the day, but at least I am prepared for the worst!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

ophelia69:  IMO- completely necessary.  I knew exactly what I wanted for my makeup trial, but my MUA translated it very differently.  I wasn’t asking for anything crazy, but I really wasn’t happy with what she initially came up with, based on my photos and explanations.  We had to talk it out, then even after I left and let the look “settle in” I decided how I could better explain myself.  I think it’s good to create that relationship with hair/makeup- it’s your face on your wedding day!  That way post-trial, you can go back and revisit things with them to really accomplish the look you want in time for the big day. I totally get the financial/travel part of it- I’m getting married near my hometown, which is 3hrs from where I live- it’s a lot of time, money and gas!  But IMO it’s totally worth it and I’d rather pinch pennies somewhere else.  

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got married in a city 6 hours from where I live, and I did my own makeup, but I had a hair trial 3 days before the wedding. I’m so happy I did! It was perfect, and I didn’t have to worry about the possibility of it not being beautiful on the day.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I will definitely be having a hair and makeup trial. I am not sure if I want to do a full updo or half down/up style, plus I love getting my makeup done.

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