How to Make the Most Out of Your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

How to Make the Most Out of Your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

Every bride is different, and not every bride will want to have a hair and makeup trial for their wedding day. However, if you are a bride that desires to know that your hair and makeup will be held up to your expectations, be fully confident and satisfied with how you look on your wedding day, then booking a trial is a great option. The benefits to having a hair and makeup trial are that it will bring you peace of mind and ensure you look your best on your big day, and ultimately help eliminate stress so you can relax and enjoy. 


A trial is a fun way to treat yourself by professionally getting your hair and makeup done after all the hard work you have put into wedding planning. It’s a perfect opportunity to get to know your stylist and have an idea of the perfect style you want to achieve. Afterward, you may want to take advantage of your trial look by going out to a fancy dinner!

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Wedding Trial

Makeup and hair trials can be exciting and fun, but also some mistakes can occur along the way. Here is a list of tips to help you prepare for your trial and make the most out of your experience. 

1. Schedule Ahead

The first thing you need to do is schedule your trial ahead of time. Because hair and makeup artists are in high demand, and their schedules are packed, book your trial as soon as possible to get the date you want.

2. Bring Your Idea

Have an idea of what you want? Browsing through Pinterest is a great place to look for inspiration for your wedding look. Save a few pictures that you can imagine yourself in, drawn to that matches your themes and colors. Your stylist will thank you for bringing visuals you want to be achieved and allows them to get a better understanding of what you want. It's tempting to want to save every beautiful picture you come across, but having your options narrowed will help find a common idea of your style that best represents you.

3. Bring your Hair Accessories

You should plan accordingly in bringing any type of accessory in your veil that you will be wearing that day. This is an essential part of your wedding day look, so it’s important to make sure your accessories will be included when you make hairstyle decisions. For hair, you want to wash it the night before because it allows your hair to be in its most natural state. Do not pre-style your hair as it will make your hair harder to work with.

4. Prep Your Hair and Skin

Preparing your skin and hair before the trial will help your makeup application and ensure your makeup stays on all day. It’s important to have a regular day and night skincare routine and drinking water will make your skin look healthy and glowing. 

5. Bring Your Favorite Products

Don’t be shy to bring your favorite hair products and makeup bag. If you know a few products that work well for you, especially if you have sensitive skin, it’s always good to have them ready, even if your stylist might not end up using them. If you have a specific makeup product like lipstick or eyeshadow that you’d like to use on your wedding day, don’t be afraid to tell your artist.

6. Replicate Your Attire

You don’t need to wear your wedding dress for your trial, but it’s helpful to wear something that replicates the color and neckline of your dress. This will give your stylist a better idea of what your dress looks like and give you a look that will complement the dress.

7. Give Feedback and Be Honest

Don’t shy away from giving honest feedback. Ask questions and tell them exactly how you feel! If you don’t like something or want something else, tell your stylist rather than having you upset on your wedding day.

Jeanne’s Hair & Makeup Studio

At Jeanne’s Hair & Makeup Studio, we strive to satisfy your most desirable makeup looks by working with you till perfection. If you live or plan to have your wedding in the Asheville area, we can help you bring a professional look to your special day. For more information about our services and pricing for bridal makeup and hair, please kindly contact Jeanne’s Hair and Makeup Studio.