Having a bridal trial is a fun way to get excited about your wedding day after all that planning!
Here's my guide to your bridal trial...
Do you need a trial?
I would always encourage having a bridal trial. Its one of the biggest days of your life, planning every detail and your hair is a big part of your look! Its great to do a proper consultation and know exactly what we are doing on your wedding day. Its also a great opportunity get to know each other better as well, after all I will be spending your wedding morning with you all!
Who needs a trial?
I say its important we know what we are doing with your bridal hair on the day and a good indication of what you want for your bridal party. Your Bridal Squad also want to make sure they look and feel their best too! I suggest making a fab girly time at your bridal trials! Book your Bridal Squad in for your bridal trials and have your Make Up Artist here as well! If anyone is concerned with hair styling I would suggest they definitely have a trial as well.
When should you have your trial?
I suggest 6 weeks before or any time you have in the 2 months leading to the wedding.
When should you plan your trial?
Do you want to see the complete look before the big day? Then plan your trials on the same day as your dress fitting and make up trial. (Your make up artist will have to pin any hair out of the way and also spray setting spray onto your face, this is the reason I suggest make up application before hair). Plan your trial when you have an occasion coming up or book a meal after for two! Better than letting a good hair day go to waste!
Who to bring to your trial?
Most brides actually come on their own to bridal trials! Its time to relax and have fun and get excited about the your wedding day. Think about maybe bringing your mum/sister/bridesmaid as a nice afternoon and get honest opinions from people who know you best!
What to bring to your trial
~ A picture of your dress would be great and if your in it even better! ... (quick tip whilst in your dress take a quick pic of your hair all pinned up, then half pinned up and then all down. This will give you a better idea of what looks better when thinking of styles) ~ Your veil if you are planning on wearing one ~ Bridal hair pins/comb/tiara/vine/flowers ~ Hair extensions if you have any ~ Anything else you think you might want to wear in your ~ Plus pictures of hair hairstyles
How to Prepare for Your Trial?
Pinterest as you know is a massive source for ideas! I suggest making a bridal hair board and following me on there, this way I can access your mood board and see the styles you like! Bare in mind that most of these styles will have added hair extensions to create a fuller look. If your hair is not as thick and long maybe consider having a hair piece added to your style for the day.
When should you wash your hair?
Do you wash your hair every day and plan on doing so on your wedding day? Then I want you to feel comfortable and do exactly that when you come for your trial. Wash and dry your hair as normal. Yes styles hold better in unwashed hair and certain looks are much better however there is plenty of products to help, we can discuss this at your trial.
What to expect at your trial?
Have a chat and discuss the ideas you have, get to know your style! I will have a good idea at this point by your location and mood board. Normally I use roller and hot tools to prepare your hair before styling, using professional products to protect your hair and hold the style. Please let me know if there is any hair products you are allergic to! After creating your bespoke style we can discuss if there is any changes you want to make. We can also try any bridal hair pieces/veil
Once you are completely happy with your chosen bridal hair style, I'll take picture of every angle on my phone to reference back to on the day, I am happy to take some on your phone to look back on. I also take pictures before and after placing your veil in, if you are wearing your veil on top of the hairstyle. This is a good time to practice taking your veil off, if you plan on doing so on the day. I then offer you a quick complementary re-style! For what ever you have planned after!
How long will my trial last?
Your bridal trial can take up to 1 hour and 30 mins all together, then ruffly an extra 30 mins per person.
Bridal trials are payable on the day by cash or bank transfer as before. The prices are: Bride: £55 (per bride) (With a quick complementary re-style) Bridal party: £45 (per person) Quick re-style £10
Where to go for your trial?
Top Floor Studios 86 Bell Street Dundee DD1 1HN Where to park? Best to park in the Wellgate when having a bridal trial. There is on street parking for 1 hour only, however this is free on a Sunday until 1 pm.
What happens after your trial?
Have you changed your mind and decided you want another trial? Not a problem we can get you booked in again same as before, any other issues I am more then happy to help. I will message you 14 days before the wedding to remind you of your remaining balance. I will also message you the day before your wedding to confirm starting time and location details.
How to maintain your locks?
Is your hair is good condition with regular trims? Great carry on as normal and if you need a trim get a week or 2 before your wedding. Have you been growing your hair for the wedding? Don't forget lush hair is healthy hair and it still needs trimmed! We can discuss how to maintain your locks at your bridal trial. Your hairdresser will be able to advice you on maintaining your colour.
Advice on Extensions
Hair Extensions are great to add volume and fullness to any hairstyle. If you wear them daily this is not a problem for me to work with. If you are considering having one just for the day I would recommend 16-18 inch length from Milk and blush,These are comfortable, secure and easy to remove. Perfect for occasional use. If you are having trouble knowing what colour they can match it for you! https://dirtylooks.com/shade-match
Look Forward to Meeting You!