Trial Tips

Get the most out of your trial

When you come to book your trial here are a few things you should consider.

As a guide, I recommend you book your trial 10-8 weeks before your wedding but this can be sooner if you wish.

I can only do weekdays for your trial as I tend to be booked at weekends.  If this is difficult, and I have a weekend slot available, I will always try my best to accommodate your needs but these tend to be few and far between because of all the weddings I do. I cannot do trials on Sundays or in the evenings.*

Time of Day: trials are best taken in the morning as this is likely to be when you will have your hair/makeup done on your wedding day. Then, if possible, try to leave it on all day and see how the style and make up will last so you can get a true impression of how it will look at the wedding. This obviously isn’t always possible so if you can leave it on into the evening (or maybe even go out for dinner!) this will help you get the most out of your trial.

Location: ideally trials will be taken at my home in TN37 7RL.*  This way I can have everything set up and ensure the light and space is right. However, if this is a problem I can come to you but travel costs may be incurred.

Your Look: please have pictures of the hair or make up style (or both if I am doing both!) for me to see. Even if you only have pictures of styles you don’t like that will be a good start! If you need help with inspiration check out my portfolio or my Pinterest boards for even more pictures of hair and makeup that I have done. Choosing a look can be tricky. A bride should look like herself on her best day ever.  Pick a makeup and hair style you are comfortable with as well as feel amazing in.  Remember who you are marrying wants to recognise the person they fell in love with when they walk down the aisle towards them.  This is what the trial is for, to find this look, so please don’t feel pressurised to like the first looks and styles we try!  Don’t waste your trial, if you don’t like something, please say – all I want is for you to be happy and this is what the trial is for, if you don’t like something and don’t tell me I wont know!

If you plan to wear something in your hair, like a veil, comb or clip, bring them along. This is not a must but will help you visualise the finished style. If you are not sure what you want yet I have a few things we can try that will help give you an idea. Hair extensions are sometimes good to use for your desired style. They are often used for thickness and style durability rather than length.  For example if you would like your hair down and curly they would help keep the style in all day. We can always figure this out at the trial but if you have them bring them too.

For much more specific info about how to get the most out of your trial, check out check out my post I have written about how to decide on your perfect look:

Getting the most out of your Wedding Make Up Trial

Getting the most out of you Wedding Hair Trial

Time: please allow plenty of time. Trials should take about an hour and a half for make up only bookings or about 2.5 hours for hair and make up (depending on how decisive you are!) It is only necessary for the Bride to have a trial but any member of the bridal party is welcome to have one.  Each additional person would take roughly 45 minutes each for make up. Hair trials take approximately an additional 1 hour per person.

Prep: Ideally your hair will be washed the night before although if you wash it everyday then do what you normally do. As long as it’s clean and dry I don’t really mind.  Also if possible you will come without make up on with moisterisesd skin. If you aren’t comfortable with this I have products to remove it when you get here and skincare products to use after. Wearing white, or the colour of your wedding dress is helpful too as this can effect the finish of the make up.

Company: Please feel free to bring any friends/family with you if you would like. It’s always helpful to have a second opinion! 🙂

* Please note the information highlighted with an asterix (*) does not apply to bookings made with Krissy.  Locations and timing information for bookings with Krissy will be sent to you upon booking with her.  Thank you!

Covid-19 update:  Trials now must be taken at my home in my studio.  There is now no option for me to come to you.  This is so I can adhere to the strict hygiene guidance and infection control I have been given.  My studio is right by my front door so there is no need to go through the house.  I am now only booking in one trial per day so I can clean and sterilize effectively between each client.  I have taken infection control courses and have certification which is displayed below.  By doing this I am uniquely prepared to mitigate any risks and make it as safe as possible.  If you are in one of the ‘at risk’ groups I advise you not to come.  If you feel at all unwell please just get in touch and we will rearrange your appointment.  Unfortunately at the moment only one person at a time can come to your appointment as there is not enough room to adequately social distance within my small studio.  If you are unsure or concerned about any of my practices please ask as many questions as you need before booking in.

Please note that when coming for your trial you will be asked to fill out, sign and date this form:

GBMU Covid 19 Form

Thank you!