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A Bride’s Guide to Hair and Makeup Trials

August 07, 2018

A Bride’s Guide to Hair and Makeup Trials

One of the most memorable days of your life will be the day you decide to tie the knot with the love of your life. The months leading up to your wedding day may seem a little overwhelming; so many things need to be done! Just to name a few: engagement photos need to be taken, save the dates need to be sent, flowers need to be picked, cakes need to be tasted...the list is exhausting! With that being said, it’s easy to neglect one thing that truly matters on your day - you.

All women deserve to feel beautiful and confident -  this is especially true on their wedding day. To ensure confidence, make sure you schedule at least one hair and makeup trial!

Importance of Hair and Makeup Trials

Peace of Mind

Feeling comfortable with your stylist is extremely important. A trial-run allows you to get a feel for the person you’ll be spending quite a bit of your wedding day with. You’ll be able to evaluate their professionalism, gauge their work, and also make sure that your personalities align. If you don’t necessarily like how the stylist operates, it gives you the option to find another who suits you. Negativity has no place on your special day!

Options, Options, Options!

Being proactive ensures that you don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Booking hair and makeup trials allow you the freedom to tweak and perfect your final look BEFOREHAND.

This means finding the right shades of foundation and lipstick, which false lashes (if any) work best for you, and even allows you to gauge how the makeup will last throughout an entire day.

Makeup and Hair Trial Advice

  • Come with a fresh and clean face and don’t forget to moisturize!
  • Come with hair that has been washed and dried (we recommend washing the night before). Refrain from adding any products!
  • Planning to use a veil or hairpiece? Bring them in! This again will give you a better picture of what your hair will or can look like on your wedding day.
  • Bring pictures! Pictures will give your hair stylist & makeup artist an extra visual that will help them give you the look your striving for.


    Final Words

    The last thing you want to feel on your wedding day is uncomfortable. Having your stylist, hair, and makeup already figured out gives you one less thing to worry about. Additionally, you’ll have more time to concentrate on other things that require your attention.

    Carly Mahoney, Manager at Spa Vargas Wellness in St. Charles, IL

    Carly is passionate about living a wellness-centered lifestyle and enjoys a career in the spa industry that provides people with a place to relax, de-stress and treat themselves. Initially attending school for Business Marketing, she switched career paths after discovering massage therapy and its restorative benefits on the body and mind. She has worked in several facets of the spa industry, most currently in management at Spa Vargas Wellness in St. Charles, IL. Her passion for reading, writing and all things social media help keep her current on spa, salon, and beauty trends.

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