NOW UPDATED FOR 2021 Your bridal hair and makeup trial is something that many brides really look forward to. However, it can also be really daunting! The look that you have chosen for your wedding day, dress, accessories, veil, shoes, will finally come together with your hair and makeup look. In this blog, I will share the hints and tips that I give to my brides before their bridal hair and makeup trial.
Do start to take care of your skin ASAP. This means, as a minimum, cleansing, toning and moisturising each morning and evening. Some of my favourite products which seem to be universally admired by clients are set out in my skincare blogs (Beauty Pie Skincare, Beauty Pie Japanfusion Range, Bridal Skincare Series). Doing this will pay dividends as makeup will sit and last so much better on well nourished and moisturised skin, both at your hair and makeup trial and at your wedding.
WEAR WHITE TO YOUR BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIAL
Wedding hair and makeup is a slightly different beast to your usual special occasion makeup and certainly to your day to day makeup. As such, it can be tricky to visualise how it will look with your incredible wedding dress – and it can easily seem ‘too much’ when worn with your usual clothes. One way to help visualise the look is to wear a top in a similar colour and neckline to your dress. This will help both you and your hair and makeup artist see how everything will look on the day, especially in the photographs.
I know all brides love Pinterest! By all means share your inspiration looks with your hair and makeup artist as well as photos of your dress as it will help us to help you shape the look. It can also help us advise you what is likely to work well on your hair type and face shape, as well as suiting the beautiful dress you have chosen. Get pinning! Why not start with my Pinterest profile and boards?
VEILS & HAIR PIECES FOR YOUR BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIAL
If you have a style in mind, or if you have just fallen in love with your hair piece (I know I did!) and have already bought one, do bring it along. Its really helpful to see how it will secure into the hair and it will give you confidence about the look too! I also have a couple of veils for you to try on (I ADORE veils) if yours is with your dress at the store.
WHO TO INVITE TO YOUR BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIAL
As with dress shopping, whilst its lovely for a second, or third, opinion, it can definitely sometimes be a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth. Whilst your best girls and mum will have your best interests at heart, I’d recommend only inviting those who you know will be able to give you an honest but constructive opinion – otherwise it can just leave you really confused after your bridal hair and makeup trial.
As with everything, if you’re at all unsure, just ask your hair and makeup artist what they would recommend! If you’re still in the process of choosing your HMUA, do have a read of my blog on how to choose the perfect one for you here!