When Should I Book My Trial?
I recommend the trial is done 2 months prior to the wedding date. However, if you feel more comfortable doing a trial sooner or later I can accommodate this.
Where is the Trial held?
Trials are done at the Client’s home, travel expenses will be charged at 45p per mile or I can do the trial at my studio based in Aylesbury.
How Can I Plan for my Trial?
Please provide me with a picture of yourself in daylight and pictures of hair and/or makeup inspiration photos prior to your appointment, Pinterest is a good platform to do this. If you’re torn between a few looks, don’t worry! I will help you finalize a look that fits your wedding style during your appointment. For bridal trials, it is helpful to wear a white or light colored top to resemble your wedding dress.
How Should I Prep My Hair?
Please wash and blow dry your hair the day before or the day of your appointment. Do not flat iron your hair as it very hard to curl once it’s been flat-ironed. The same goes for curling your hair if you wish to have it straightened at the trail.
Should I Come With a Clean Face for my Makeup Trial?
Please either have a clean face or wear your usual makeup to give me an idea of your makeup preference. It’s totally up to you! I will prep your skin with moisturizer and primer, so no need to bring those items.
What Should I Have To Hand?
Please have ready any hair accessories that you plan on wearing for your wedding day. If you have a specific hair product or makeup product that you want to use for your wedding, for example, a specific blush or lipstick, please have those ready as well. If you have allergies to certain makeup brands or makeup ingredients, please me know in advance.
Can I Try Different Looks?
I recommend that you choose your favorite hair and makeup look for your appointment. I am happy to make some adjustments to the hair and makeup during the trial based on your feedback, however, if you want to start a new and completely different look from scratch after the first look a second Hair and/or makeup trial charge will be added to cover the cost of extra materials and time used to accommodate this.
What products do you use in your kit?
I use only the highest quality professional products that are developed to look equally impressive in real-life as in photographs. I use a selection of CHANEL, Becca, MAC, Nars, YSL, The Ordinary and more. I also offer CRUELTY-FREE and VEGAN BRANDS such as Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Stila, Too Faced and ZOEVA.
Will You Be Taking Pictures at the Trial?
I try to snap a before and after picture at the trial to capture your transformation which I use as a reference and to add to my portfolio of work. I will also note down any necessary details. I will ask you at the trial and on the wedding day if you are okay with me taking pictures.
How Long Will It Take?
Each service (makeup or hair) takes about one hour. Hair and Makeup trials take about two hours. Please specify if you have a special circumstance, such as very long and/or thick hair so that I add time to your trial.
How do I book?
A deposit is taken at the time of booking. This covers the cost of your trial and for me to hold the date in the diary and turn down all other enquiries/bookings for that date. Once the deposit is paid your date is secured. The remaining balance is due two weeks before the wedding date. Payment of the deposit confirms acceptance of my T & C's. Note. Minimum booking is three or more due to demand.
Can I make changes to my booking?
If your ceremony time changes from the original agreed time, please let me know so I can amend my diary and to check I haven't got any other commitments. Requesting to cancel some services due to a change of mine is not refundable, however, you can allow someone else to use those services instead. e.g if a bridal party member booked hair and decides they now don't want it, this is not refundable. Booking are taken based on my availably and size, especially during peak months in the summer. If you would like to add more services to your booking, please let me know before hand so I can confirm if I will need an assistant to help on the day and to also allow me time to book my assistant in advance. Please note booking an assiant will be a one off extra fee of £70 to secure them for the wedding day.
Can I cancel my booking?
If the bride/bridal party decides to cancel the booking the deposit is not refundable. The deposit is to cover trial costs and for me to hold the date for you and turn down all other bookings for that date. The likelihood of me being able to rebook another client at such notice is unlikely. I hope you understand. In case of unfortunate circumstances you may be able to transfer your deposit to another date. Please do contact me if this is the case and I will assist as much as I can.