The number one piece of advice for any bride, is don’t just go for the best price when choosing someone for hair and make-up, but go for someone that you trust. You should make sure that they understand your needs so that you feel 100% confident on your big day and are not stressed.
Have a look at their portfolios and websites so you know what type of stylist/makeup artist they are.
It is a good idea to have your trial at least a month or two before your wedding day. You will want to get a trial so that you are 100% confident that you are going to get what you want. Any more than a month or two and your hair might change, and you wont get the same look on your wedding day. Any closer and you’re cutting it too close and if you’re unhappy with the stylist, it makes it difficult to find another one at short notice. A few brides have had their trial done the day of their bachelorette party to test the longevity of their hair and make-up.
Make sure that you have an idea of what you are wanting to look like on your big day, any pictures or magazine clippings of a style/makeup you have in mind is a great help for the stylist/make-up artist.
Hairdressers and make-up artists are typically visual creative people and explaining what you want may not come across the same way in their minds. This will help create the image you have of yourself on your special day. A good stylist will give you their honest opinion and will let you know if it won’t work, and give you an alternate – but more flattering – look.
The style of your hair and make-up should also suit the theme of your wedding, your dress, your face shape, your complexion and your hair. Bear in mind that everything comes together at the end.