Why Do Wedding Hair and Makeup Trials Cost?

How do you find a wedding hair and makeup artist with out spending hundreds of dollars on trial after trial, and why do they cost in the first place, if they are a trial? Does this sound like you? Your not the only bride who is wanting her wedding hair and makeup to be perfect. Here are some tips and guidelines and a bit of education as to why trials cost, and how to find the right artist in order to have a successful trial.

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First and foremost, a wedding hair and makeup trial starts with researching your artist. Look for reviews, and images of their work but also, how they conduct business, will say everything in the initial discovery email.

Next, it starts with you. Yes, YOU! As artists we cant read minds and when you tell us you want “natural makeup” that might mean different to the artist versus you, especially, if you arent used to wearing makeup at all! We recommend  starting to wear a bit more makeup, if your not used to wearing any at all just so you and your skin can get used to the look and feeling. Also, getting on a good skin care routine is also recommend so your wedding hair and makeup can look prestine and less cakey. Makeup doesnt look good on dry, dehydrated or under nourished skin.

As artists, we base our rates on time, product, and experience.

For the artist, there is a lot of experience that goes into making sure a brides trial is successful! One, knowing how to work and communicate with the bride is critical in being able to pin point the exact wedding hair and makeup look she’s going for and make her happy. Knowing how to work with the right foundation and products and see how they are oxidizing on her and knowing if they are oxidizing the wrong way, to be able to make that change – at the time of the trial. All this comes from the LEVEL of experience the artist or artists have.

If the brides not happy with certain looks, knowing how to communicate with the bride and help her get to the level she’s wanting. Its kind of like “Say Yes to the Dress” if you ever watched that show but its say “yes to the wedding hair and makeup!!” This entire process can take up to 2 hours. and thats why we put a rate on a bridal trial.

Last,  Professionalism, professionalism- its such a key factor in creating a gorgeous look for a happy bride!

Why We Don’t Offer Online Booking

Want to know why we dont offer makeup and hair online bookings? In the online world every growing and changing, we can book our wedding online with just a few clicks and never meet anyone who will be involved in the most important day of our lives! Sure, while it’s great to have everything right at our finger tips, to create a quick and easy way to get things done, I wanted to take the time out to create some insider tips on why its not always best just because it’s easy!

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1. We want to get to know YOU!
Hair and makeup is SUCH a personal process! If you tell me you want me to make you look natural, natural to me is different from your type of natural, so it’s always good to spend a little time, with you, getting to know your personal makeup style and how you wear makeup on a daily basis.

2. Large Groups Take Time
With any wedding party of 4 or more, we have to make sure your bridesmaids dont out shine the bride! We never book a large party without at least speaking to the bride on the phone, if possible, and finding out more information about the group. Do they all have long hair, are there any ethnicity needs? Do any of them have extensions? These are all factors to discuss with your artist beforehand so your group can be on a timely session.

las vegas wedding tips
Las Vegas Wedding tips

3. Your Personal Style
Like I said before, we want to get to know YOU! Why? If your having a rustic/vintage themed wedding, we dont want to give you a roaring 1920’s makeup and hair look. We go through a unique customization process during the online consultation to create a personal look for you using your wedding inspiration theme or photos.

4. Best Skin = Best Makeup
Yes, your makeup will only look as good as your skin! We need to know what you have been doing thus far for your skin so we an make some helpful suggestions to get it looking perfect! I dont care how good the makeup is, get on a proper skin care routine. Cleanse, Serum, Eye Cream and Moisturizer, AND dont forget to exfoliate 2-3 times per week. If you need help- ask me!

las vegas wedding hair tips
las vegas wedding hair tips

5. 2 Day Dirty Hair
Who all has heard to come to the wedding with 2 day dirty hair? While this works with some brides, this doesnt always work for everyone. If its fine or thin, we might want you to come with clean, dry hair. Again, this is why the trial and or consultation is so important so we an have the opportunity to tell you how to come prepared to best outcome!

There you have it, the top 5 reasons why we dont do makeup and hair online bookings! We have to consult with you so we can create a personal and intimate experience for your dream wedding! It’s as simple as that! Some may call it old fashion, but yes, coming from the midwest, there are just some values and traditions we have to stick to!