As you’ve probably read, I recently had my engagement shoot (Link to Engagement shoot blog). Prior to the shoot, I had my hair and makeup trial. I learned a lot while actually being a bride for once.
Reasons you should have a hair and makeup trial
- It is nice to get pampered a bit during the wedding planning process.
- It helps you understand what your hair and makeup are going to do on the day of your wedding.
- It will help you decide how you want your hair and makeup.
- You get to hang out with your artist(s) and get to know them a bit before the big day.
- You can see how it will be photographed.
I had my hair and makeup done by Sugar and Spice Salon and Spa. I love going into that place. I always feel so welcome. I’m so glamorous. Plus, they give you mimosas while you’re getting pampered, which only makes you feel even more like a princess.
For my hair, I had always envisioned it being down for the wedding. I wear my hair down about 95% of the time and it’s also the only thing that Tim requested for the wedding, so I should oblige. I wanted to go with beachy waves. My hair is as straight as naturally possible. Getting curls or waves to stay is a problem. That’s the biggest reason why I needed to do a trial; I needed to see how the waves held up and make sure that my stylist understood my hair. I was not disappointed. She knew exactly what tool to use and knew what my hair would do.
For my makeup, it was a lot more important for the trial. I’ve never had anyone else do my makeup. I do my own makeup, so I needed to see how this would work. I had to choose between classic and airbrush. I chose airbrush. I’ll outline the difference in a different blog, but basically, airbrush looks more flawless and lasts longer in the heat.
I wasn’t disappointed in my makeup either. It was great! Tim thought I looked amazing. I felt like a bride.
The moral to the story is to do a hair and makeup trial prior to the wedding day. It’s important to see how you will look and feel for one of the most important days of your life.