Whilst it is not essential to have a trial, it is always helpful for us both in order to be fully prepared for the day. However I know it is not always possible to arrange a trial before the day, so I will always aim to allow additional time on the wedding morning in this instance. I recommend we do your trial a month or two before the big day, this way all your ideas and plans are at the final stages so we can discuss them and plan a style to complement your dress, colours and the overall look and feel of your day. The trial can often take longer than it does on the day, so I always suggest 2-3 hours for a full hair and makeup trial. I can travel to you for your trial, or you are welcome to come to me at my home in Crowborough. I have space for you to bring a friend or parent too if you would like a second opinion and will provide teas and coffees. 

Due to the fact I am often working on weddings at the weekends, I tend to book trials Monday – Friday 9.30am – 1pm, however at quieter times I can be more flexible on this. At the trial, once we have decided on the look we will plan our timings for the day, taking in to account how long you will need to get in to your dress and in which order things will need to be done.

What to prepare for your trial…

  • It is always helpful to come with some ideas for hair and makeup, even if it is what you know you don’t want! 
  • If I am doing hair and makeup for the bridal party also, any photos of them and what they may be wearing is always helpful so we can discuss ideas and designs for them. 
  • It’s a good idea to come dressed in light plain colours and perhaps a strappy top and simple jewellery to give you an indication of how the overall look will be on the day. 
  • Unless you like to wash your hair daily, its always helpful to wash it the day before your trial, then I can advise you at what stage to wash it prior to the wedding. 
  • If you have a veil or any accessories you would like to use for your wedding hair please bring this to the trial. 
  • I often use bun rings, pads and extensions for hair styles. Have a think if you would like extensions, I have a colour swatch so can advise on sourcing the right extensions for the day, or if you have some please bring them to your trial. 
  • Its always good to have a lipstick for the wedding day to touch up with, I can help source this or order one to bring on the day for you. 
  • I am also able to supply a range of lashes from full strips lashes to clusters for a more natural finish, that I will apply with the makeup look at an addition price.   
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