Post # 1
I will of course have a hair and make up trial but how do you chose who you go with? Usually you pay a deposit upfront and that is before the trials. I have found somebody I like online – I really like the hair and make up shots in their portfolio on their website.
Is that all I go on?
Post # 3
I just went by online reviews and their pictures on their website/facebook.
Post # 4
@linnylou_88: For our hair, I went by Yelp reviews and the fact that Aveda salons usually do good work. I am also a hairstylist. I didn’t do a trial but I was very pleased with how my hair turned out. As far as make-up went, the make-up artist that did my make-up for the wedding also did my make-up for the engagement photos and did a good job.
Post # 5
My mother does my hair but for my bm’s I used my MOH’s hairstylist. Her hair looks great all the time and most anyone can do an updo. My hair has extentions and it was wavy so not much work on my end. She just added some braids and bobby pins and I had a side ponytail.
I did review pictures online from sites and ask around town.+
Post # 6
I’m interested in the responses, only because I’m so confused at the amount of stress I see a lot on here about this. My normal hair stylist is doing my hair, and one of the ladies at the salon also does makeup, so the other lady will be doing that.
Post # 8
I went by online reviews and her website.
Post # 9
As a free lance makeup artist, please please please do your homework! My facebook feed is filled with happy, smiling brides with horrible makeup jobs. Working at MAC/Lancome/Clinique/Sephora does *not* always mean this person is qualified to be doing makeup outside of a supervised store atmosphere.
Read online reviews, talk to referrals and ask to see their portfolio: anyone with any business charging people WILL have one.
Post # 10
I wanted to keep costs down, so I went with who was reasonable. I do feel though that they charge way too much just for a trial.
Post # 11
I looked at portfolios online, as well as online reviews. If I liked the sound of someone, I’d look at their prices. I also did a couple of quick, in person consultations. That can go a loooong way, because sometimes it’s hard to see if you’ll mesh with the person or they’ll get what you want from a website or a string of emails.
Post # 12
Online portfolios and reviews. Also reasonable prices. 🙂
Post # 13
I looked at reviews and photos of previous work. If you’d like I’m sure you can pay them for a salon appointment before booking.
Post # 14
I’m using the same person who did my sister’s hair and makeup at her wedding. He also did my hair, so I know he does a good job.
Post # 15
Yes the best thing is to go online and look at different peoples work.Sometimes if a bride wants to i will travel to them and meet with them before hand. Also id phone around to talk about deposits as i dont take a deposit from my brides until 3 days after the trial. this ensures they are 100% happy.
Also ask friends and family for recommendations.
Or If you are planning a night out for your hen do and the hen do is before you need to book some one My brides offen get me to do their hair big curls/ b dry or their makeup as this is a chance to meet them. Or another thing my clients do is if its your birthday soon, ask them to come over a do a blowdry or something? will cost about £30 but cheaper than a deposit!x
Post # 16
I have no choice, I dont really want hair and make up. I never wear make up and think its a bit of a waste. But my bridesmaids have other ideas and are forcing me to do a trial some time soon and if i dont actually cry…..then Ihave to have it on the day!
But my answer would be ask friends who have recently been married, or who know people who have recently been married for recomendations in your area. That is what my girls are going to do.