(Closed) Skipping the hair and makeup trial

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mkelove:  I think it’s ok to skip your trial unless you were planning something elaborate.  I am unable to do a trial because Im having a Destination Wedding and won’t able to have one. I figure as long as I don’t look like a clown..I’m good Lol

Post # 5
Member
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mkelove:  I am also skipping the trails. I have talked to both MUA and Hair stylist.  They both have said we’ll get it right if it is not how I want on the day of.  I am going to bring in pictures of things I like also.

Post # 6
Member
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mkelove:  Have you worked with either vendor in the past? If so, then yeah, they should know what you like and you should have a good idea of what they do. If not, make sure you look at pics/reviews of their work (I’m sure you did before booking them, just double checking) and, like PP said, bring in pics. I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 7
Member
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t have a hair trial (I did my own make up) and my hair turned out exactly how I wanted it. As long as it isn’t too elaborate and your not too picky, you should be fine.

Post # 8
Member
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re doing a Destination Wedding, so I won’t be able to do a hair trial and I’ll have to do my own make up. I’ve simply decided that I won’t worry about this – as a pp said, as long as I’m not looking like a clown it’s all good! 🙂

I think you’ll be fine, spend those $100 on something else!

Post # 9
Member
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mkelove:  Makeup I’d be more worried about. I’ve seen some scary first time makeup trials on here… like the brows look awful, the colors are wrong/too dark, etc.

Unless you realllly can’t afford it, $100 for peace of mind that you’ll look good on your day would be well worth it. If your makeup is totally wrong you won’t feel confident and you’ll regret it whenever you look at your photos.

 

Post # 10
Member
7276 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not doing a trial for either. However, I’m using a stylist that my friend used and I’ve had the MUA do my make up before. I’m a little nervous about the hair, but they assured me that she would be able to do it off of a picture. I’m not doing anything elaborate either and my make up will be pretty simple. I just never wear make up so I don’t even know how to put it on for my wedding 🙂

Post # 12
Member
8698 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would definitely recommend NOT skipping the makeup trial at least. My first girl was highly recommended – probably half a dozen girls at work raved about her – but I hated it! Ugh it was SOOOO bad. I looked like a corpse/dragqueen. Then the second trial I had I was allergic to the makeup and ended up in the walk-in clinic getting a steroid shot in the hip….super fun.

Post # 13
Member
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did my hair and makeup trial on the same day we did our engagement shoot! That way I didn’t fee like it was a waste. Some brides also do it on the day of their shower. For me it was helpful, even though I had inspiration photos by the same makeup artist, it was too ‘glam’ for me. I paid $150 plus tipped her $20 – I felt it was worth it!

Post # 14
Member
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m glad I didn’t skip mine…..I fired the hair girl who I didn’t know but the makeup girl did and still had time to find a new better girl 🙂 

Edited to add…that sounded jerky….this girl did a horrible job and I couldve done better myself so I’m glad I found out before the day.

Post # 15
Member
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Im a makeup artist, and I highly recommend getting your makeup trial.  The day of your wedding, when you’re on a time crunch, is NOT the time to be taking off and reapplying makeup, making your skin and eyes raw, and not knowing how the makeup will wear.  I always told my clients to wear white, and I spent the entire day perfecting their look if thats what we needed.  Also, you want to live in your makeup for a few hours to make sure that you like it in all lighting, and that you like it still through out the day.  Take all that into account before canceling your trial.  You want to make sure you and your artist on the same page.  Her “natural look” may not be your natural look, or your “made up look” may not be hers.  (I personally would never book a bride unless she did a trial first, and this was to be fair to the both of us.  Unfair for my bride to be stressed out and unfair for me to get bad press for lack of understanding or practice on both our parts.)  If you absolutely cannot do your trial, read reviews as others have said, and also look at her portfolio.  Take photos of the exact look that you want so that the artist can replicate it and leave less open to trial and error.  I would make sure the artist also has photos of your face.  Just try to be as explicit as possible.  Just some things to think about from an artist’s point of view.  Good luck in your decisions and your upcoming wedding!

The topic ‘Skipping the hair and makeup trial’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors