(Closed) No Makeup/Hair Trial?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Will I be OK without a hair/makeup trial?
    Yes, you'll be fine! The trial is a luxury. : (30 votes)
    48 %
    No. You should ABSOLUTELY do a trial if you don't want to look like a clown/hooker/bag lady. : (32 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am sure many Brides will say they didn’t have one and everything came out fine. BUT I decided to go early for mine to see if I liked the place and ended up HATING everything! She cuts my hair regularly and I love it but when it came to the updo nothing was like the pictures I brought. And my make up wasn’t what I wanted and I even tried explaining it to her and she attempted to fix it 3 times. SO I kind of sugguest doing a trial just to be sure the style you are thinking looks good on you and that you really like how they do it. Your friend might be able to just do your make up one night for free so why not. And the hair dresser might give you a deal on the trial (the 2nd one who I LOVE charged me only $40)

    Post # 4
    8444 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I never get my hair done, ever.  I cut it myself (not well) and I don’t color or style it, heck, I don’t even own a hairbrush even though I have long hair.  I felt like a trial run was a waste of money, but I felt like I sorta had to have one (it’d be like buying my dress without trying it on).  I’m not sure if you’re doing engagement, bridal or boudoir pics, but I’m using my trial run on the same day as my boudoir shoot so it serves another purpose (our wedding package photography included the extra shoots).

    Post # 5
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’d say you’ll be fine without trials, because any amount of makeup will be beautiful, and a drastic change from your previous tomboy style. As long as they don’t do something Lady Gaga-esque to you, lol.

    And it’s good that you’re going with a friend and your usual hairstylist, they either already know what looks good on you, or they can get to know your style until the wedding.

    Post # 6
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I wouldn’t have felt comfortable not having a trial. I got married in another state so I had to do my trial two days before the wedding, which made me nervous enough (that I wouldn’t have time to find anyone else in case my hair and makeup people were incompetent/not listening to me). It didn’t end up mattering because I liked how my trial came out and I wasn’t super demanding or specific about the look. As long as I felt comfortable (and I did) I was cool. So if the look you’re going for is relatively uncomplicated to achieve and you’re not extremely opinionated about how the hair and makeup should look, you’ll probably be fine. It’s whatever you’re comfortable with. 

    Post # 7
    37 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It’s wedding hair and makeup, I would think that a trial would be kind of understood. You may want to double check with them and see if thats something they offer. They may have already included it in their price.

    Post # 8
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I did a makeup trial because I didn’t know anyone that had used my makeup vendor before, plus it was only $15.  Probably could have gone without, but I don’t regret it – I’m so happy with it!

    I’m not doing a hair trial, wish I was but my vendor charges full price, no discount!  So I’m passing on it with confidence that the worst that could happen is it will fall flat.

    Post # 9
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I was at a trunk show, and they had hair and makeup professionals there, doing free hair and makeup for the bride. 

    She seemed very professional and was super nice… she used MAC products, and seemed to know what she was doing.

    I HATED what she did! lol. Whatever she put on my face, it looked cakey to me, and normally I don’t have visible lines around my mouth or under my eyes, but after she did my makeup, they popped right out. My fiance saw the makeup and even mentioned it, surprised! He was right though. She put makeup under my eyes and around my mouth… and it sunk into everywhere, horribly. I probably have dark circles, but I have NO idea why she put makeup around my mouth… there was no reason to at all o_O Regardless, both were worse. And, he said he couldn’t really tell I had any makeup on at all, aside from pinker cheeks and the wrinkles.

    She spent a lot of time on my eyes… but yeah, really very little difference. I almost wanted to ask “what did you do?” haha. She put a hard line above my lashes, which I don’t like (I personally like to blend it soft, . The hard line looks extremely fake to me) Fiance said he likes what I normally do, and specifically didn’t like the pro work… So if I had just hired her for the wedding, I would have been SO upset on the day-of.

    She also put blush in the center of my cheeks, which just looked strange to me.


    http://www.makeupgeek.com/makeup-basics/10-shapes-for-your-eyeshadow/Sites like that are helpful too. They’re free ^_^


    I didn’t ever use makeup up until about a year ago (aside from like, concealer), because yeah… recovering tomboy. I’m going to just practice and do my own, just something different than the usual smokey look (evening wedding). Because not only would I be paying around $165 for the day-of, but usually $75 for a trial run = And from what I’ve seen, I’m just not impressed to pay that much for it. 

    I’d still do the hair though! I think that’s worth it. I would do it probably if I still had long hair. With the style I have now though, nothing else can be done with it. haha

    Post # 10
    8679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would never, ever not do a trial. My first makeup trial I HATED!!! and this girl came highly recommended from several people. I looked like a drag queen. The second one was nice, except I had a massive allergic reaction and my face puffed up like a balloon lol. I had to go get a steroid shot to make it stop.

    I didn’t like my first hair trial either. To be honest, I didn’t love it on my wedding day either but oh well lol. No one else cared!

    Post # 11
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I recommend doing a hair trial, makeup not so much.  I changed my mind so much from what I originally wanted with my hair style!  I actually ended up doing two hair trials =x  I’m not girly and never do my hair either.

    Post # 12
    2 posts

    @Sunnybrook:  have a trial! Especially if you do not wear makeup often! It allows you to make sure you and your artist have a complete understanding so everyone will be happy on the wedding day! The last thing you want is for you to hate your makeup on the wedding day, or for you to spend hours trying to get it right on your wedding day! Get a trial!!!

    Post # 13
    1 posts

    How particular are you about what you want to look like on your wedding day?  Just because you normally don’t wear makeup doesn’t mean that what you want to look like on your wedding day is easily achievable. Please keep in mind that the “natural” look is difficult to do with a lot of makeup.




    Post # 15
    105 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve only ever gotten my hair done for things like homecoming and dances in highschool, or my sisters weddings. I’ve started planning early enought that I think I’ll try and fit in a few different trials just to get the best look possible. 🙂

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