I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many lovely brides during the run up to their wedding and of course on the wedding day itself.  From initial enquiry to meeting them at their wedding hair and makeup trial to then arriving on their wedding day and soaking up the atmosphere and being part of their special day – The whole process brings me so much joy!

There are a few key things to keep in mind to get the most out of  your wedding hair and makeup experience so here are a few things to consider…



Communication is key!  Miscommunication can be a real deal breaker when it comes to your wedding day hair and makeup so it’s important to communicate every step of the way.  It’s a very British thing to keep things to ourselves, even when we are not happy, we feel that we ought to just get on with it.  I have been guilty of leaving the hairdressers unhappy in the past, only to finally ring up hours later to express my disappointment. Thankfully the situation was rectified, BUT it would have been so much simpler for both parties if I had just said something at the time!  Your artist or stylist is not a mind reader, so at the wedding hair and makeup trial, make sure you communicate what you are not happy with so that it can be worked on there and then – after all that’s what hair and makeup trials are for – to “trial” ideas!

Camilla J Collins - Wedding Hair and Makeup

Ask Opinions

In can be quite daunting working out which wedding hair and makeup style to go for as there are just so many factors to consider!  Will it suit the dress?  Will you be comfortable wearing the style on the day?  Is the makeup too plain? Are your eyes to dark? Is the lipstick to bright?  Will the hairstyle hold?!  …Just stop right there!  I think it might be an idea to get a second unbiased opinion. It’s always a good idea to bring someone with you to the trial or alternatively you can send pictures to someone as you go along the process to ask for their opinion.  Choose your “go-to-gal” wisely however.  If your mum is the best person then great, but if she perhaps has her own ideas of what she thinks you should look like, then it may be best to bring a friend or bridesmaid who’s opinion you value and who will give you constructive criticism with your best interests at heart.

Try out a few styles

Its better to be safe than sorry, so at your trial make sure you try out everything you want to.  That’s exactly what a trial is for so don’t think you are being awkward or difficult to try out everything you had in mind.  It’s important to be 100% sure and the best way of doing that is though trial and error and the process of elimination.  You don’t want to leave your hair and makeup trial thinking “I wish I’d tried that.”

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