When is the best time to arrange a trial for my wedding hair & make-up?
There is no set timeframe, however my recommendation is 2 to 4 months before your big day, allowing plenty of time to address any issues or surprises we may discover during the trial run.
If for whatever reason you feel you want to have an earlier trial, for example you may not be sure whether you want to grow your hair or not, then anything up to 10 months prior to the wedding, with another trial closer to the wedding would be advisable. It all depends on what you want to achieve.
What products do you use?
The products I use have been specifically chosen based on the understanding I have developed through my years of experience. My priorities are performance & reliability and with this in mind I utilise a range of different products including Wella, L’Oreal, Tigi, Joico, Bumble and Bumble M.A.C, Chanel, Benefit, Clinique, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Shu Uemura, Urban Decay and Yves Saint-Laurent.
Should I wash my hair on the day?
I would advise that you wash your hair the night before your wedding. If your hair gets greasy or you just prefer freshly clean hair, then wash it on the morning and dry it.
I advise that you wash your hair the night before for your trial (unless it gets very greasy), this way we can see if this approach is suitable for your hair type for your wedding day.
If I have a big wedding party, will there be enough time to get everyone ready?
From my experience, if you let me know your requirements I will be able to give you a good idea straight away of how much time will be needed. I will be able to confirm this following your trial.
One of the many benefits of having a trial is that we are able to judge what work needs doing and how long it will take in total. Then it is simply a matter of preparing a timetable; I aim to put a finish time of an hour before you need to be ready, so there is time to spare if required and makes for a more relaxed session.
If necessary I can bring an additional hair/makeup assistant.
Are you able to help at very short notice?
I always will if I can; send me a quick enquiry & let me know what dates you need me.
Are all the photographs on this site of your work?
Yes, all images represent my ability and achievements in my craft unless stated otherwise.
Is there a time limit for the bride’s hair and makeup trial?
No, it usually takes 3 to 4 hours; I will work with you until you are completely happy.
How can I ensure my makeup looks perfect all day?
The products I use and the way I use them will make the difference; I use tear-proof eyeliner and mascara, powder and a long-lasting makeup setting spray.
I am also happy to stay to do touch ups for your photographs.
I recommend you have your lipstick/gloss and powder close at hand.