WHY YOU SHOULD GET A TRIAL?
"On your trial we can sit down and really get to know you, understand your style, loves and hates, and how you really want to see yourself on your day, so when the big day comes all you have to do is sit back and relax”.
Your wedding trial is an essential part of your bridal hair and make-up process, and we highly recommend every bride has one. It’s your opportunity to meet us, in a relaxed, informal setting, so that we can get to know each other, and discuss your look.
Together, we’ll sit down and look at images of hair and make-up styles you like. Please bring along pictures of your dress, accessories, and even your flowers, as these details make a huge impact in creating your finished bridal look.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any firm ideas about your bridal look; that’s where our expertise, and our own mood boards comes in.
A wedding hair and make-up trial normally lasts around 2-3 hours, and you’re more than welcome to bring a friend. Trials should be during daylight hours, to give you an accurate visual of your make-up.
You’ll leave your wedding hair and make-up trial feeling completely confident, we will make you look and feel amazing on your wedding day.
At the end of your trial, once you are completely happy, we’ll take a few photos to recreate that same look on your wedding day.
How long before my wedding should i get in contact?
We regularly take bookings up to 10 months in advance so it's important to get in contact as soon as possible!
When should I have a trial?
We advise that a trial takes place a few weeks before your wedding date. We can also do it at your rehearsal dinner or for a engagement photoshoot.
Do my bridesmaids need to have a trial too?
Not at all. Although your bridesmaids are more than welcome to have a trial, it's certainly not mandatory, if somebody is apprehensive about having their hair or makeup done, a trial often reassures them. Your bridesmaids are also very welcome to attend your trial to ask any questions.
When does a trial take place and how long does it last?
A bridal trial is really relaxed, and it normally takes around 2-3 hours and we work together to create your perfect bridal look. Trials take place at your hotel room.
Should my hair be freshly washed before the trial?
It's best to arrive with with dry hair, you can wash it the day before your trial or if you prefer to wash it daily then please do. Please don't use any deep conditioners, leave-in products or hair straighteners on the day.
Do I need to bring my veil and hair accessories to the trial?
It's not essential, but if you have them then bring them along so you can see how they look with different styles.
What is the maximum number of hair/makeups you can accommodate on the day?
The earlier the ceremony the earlier the start time. We like to have everyone ready 30 minutes before the ceremony to ensure there is no rushing around, with plenty of time to get dressed and photographed.
We ask for up to 2 hours for bridal hair & makeup. For bridesmaids/other guests approximately 60 minutes for hair & makeup. We have a trusted number of makeup artists that we can arrange to help Gladys on the day to accommodate a later starting time if desired.
How far do you travel?
Anywhere & everywhere!