Bridal hair and makeup trials are super essential to ensure that you and your makeup artist are on the same page when it comes to your wedding look. These trials are a good way to understand how your hairstylist works, how the chosen style translates on your hair and other details like time taken and potential mistakes. Undertaking hair trials within a 2-month timeframe before the wedding date is ideal because you can replace the hairstylist if you are not satisfied with the results. These measures ensure that there are no hassles on your wedding day and your glam team works like a well-oiled machine to you give your desired look. But how exactly do you prepare for the trial? We have a few things you need to include in your checklist...
- 01. Keep your hair clean and product-free
- 02. Keep your reference pictures handy
- 03. Wear the right outfit
- 04. Wear makeup!
01. Keep your hair clean and product-free
You have to give your hairstylist a blank canvas to work on; coloured hair or virgin, your mane should be clean and product-free for the trial. Wash your hair before the trial and air dry to maintain its natural texture; do this the night before. Don’t add a serum or leave-in conditioner. This way the stylist will be able to properly access the amount of work needed to achieve the style.
02. Keep your reference pictures handy
Whether it is a Pinterest board or images saved from Instagram profiles, collect reference images of styles that you like. And we mean A LOT of them, from different angles and on different hair types so that your hairstylist can combine the details to create a unique style for you. Also, bring reference shots of what your bridal outfits look like when they are styled, this will be a big help to the stylist.
03. Wear the right outfit
It is often recommended to wear a comfortable outfit for your bridal hair trial, just so you are not distracted by having to handle a bulky saree or slippery dupatta. Make sure this outfit is easy to change out of without disturbing the hairstyle. However, pick a top that comes closest to the kind of neckline, colour and even fabric you are going to wear. While you are at it, pack the hair accessories you are planning to wear as well, they are crucial in putting together the entire look.
04. Wear makeup!
Yes, you absolutely should wear makeup for your bridal hair trial, this will ensure that you are not rejecting a good style just because your face looks washed out. It is often recommended to plan your hair trials on eventful days so that you can wear the style for long hours and see how well they last. An additional thing you can do is to schedule the makeup trial right before the hair trial as well. This way you can judge the whole look in its entirety.