Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most frequently asked questions all answered below …
How far in advance should I book my hair & makeup team?
The average is 12-18 months out from the big day. However, if you have your heart set on a particular team, its never too early to book.
I don’t wear a lot of make-up & would like a natural look. Would be that ok?
Yes. It’s really important to feel comfortable and look like YOU on your big day so we will start with minimal make up and build it up to a point where you feel it’s just right.
When is a good time to get a hair and make up trial?
3-6 months out from the big day is what we recommend. This will give you enough time to implement and see results from any skincare recommendations.
I’m not sure how I want my hair & make-up, will you advise me?
Of course, we are here to help! We like to get to know you first and look at photos of your dress and your ideas, and then we’ll make suggestions of what we think will look the most beautiful. We’ll explore different options with you, showing you what will most suit your dress etc. We want you to be 100% happy and if there’s something you’re not sure about we can change it until you are.
Does the hair trial need to be on the same day as the makeup trial?
Because we do both hair and makeup you will automatically have both done together. If however your only having makeup or hair done with us its a good idea to arrange the trials for the same day. Itll give you a better idea of your overall look.
Do I need to bring pictures of looks that I like?
We love our brides to bring photos of what styles they like. It can sometimes be hard to explain what you like so the pictures will give us a better understanding of your preferences.
Should I bring my veil to my hair trial?
Its not necessary but if you have your hair accessories then yes, bring them with you. Its nice to try them out beforehand and incorporate them into your chosen style.
Should I wear tan to my makeup trial?
If your wearing tan on the big day then its a really good idea to pop some on for the trial too. Tan changes your skintone completely so to get a better idea of how your makeup will look with tan applied, having it on for the trial helps.
Should I apply tan to my face?
No. I personally dont like tan applied to the face. Sometimes spray tans rub off and will make your face uneven/blotchy. I can easily match your face to the colour of your tan on your neck
I have scars on my face, will you be able to cover them?
Yes absolutely. Makeup is a wonderful thing. It can be applied with the lightest of touches for a natural finish but it can also be built up to cover anything your conscious of and would like hidden. There are lots of specialist products available too depending on the level of scarring.
What if I don’t like my hair or makeup at my trial?
Be honest – if you don’t like something, let us know! We won’t be offended. Your trial is about trying out different looks and ironing out any kinks. We dont always get the look right first time but remember, hair and makeup can be changed once you tell us what parts you dont like. We want you to leave safe in the knowledge that you will look absolutely amazing on the day
How long should I allow for hair and make-up on the morning of the wedding?
It depends on the size of your bridal party. We allocate 45 mins per person and always aim to have hair and makeup finished 1.5 hours before your due to leave to give lots of time for getting dressed and taking photos.
Will you fix my veil & hair accessories for me?
Yes, absolutely. We stay with you right up until your ready to leave making sure you look perfect for walking up the aisle. Once your in your dress we will do any top ups thats needed and fix your veil into place.
Will the make-up and hairstyle last all day?
Most definitely! My extensive kit has been developed through years of working in the makeup industry. The quality and longevity of the products I use are so important when it comes to bridal makeup.
Hair is prepped using high end tools and only good quality styling products and pins are used for holding everything in place.
Do I need to buy makeup for touch ups on the day?
The only products you should need throughout the day are lipstick /lipgloss and a setting powder. Everything else like foundation, concealer, eyeshadows etc once applied correctly should last perfectly for you.