Top 6 Questions Before Booking A Hair And Makeup Trial

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If you’re reading this, you have probably already read when you should start booking hair and makeup for your wedding day. Prior to booking an artist for a hair and makeup trial and your wedding day, there are a few questions you should ask to make sure it’s the right fit. 

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Questions to ask before booking a hair and makeup trial

1. Where is the trial held? 

Most artists will come to you (your home or a hotel if you are from out of town), but some do only hold trials at their studios, so you want to be clear on the location prior to booking. 

2. How much time and/or looks will I be able to try during the trial?

The average timing for a hair and makeup trial (if with one artist) is roughly 2-3 hours, and about 1.5-2 hours for hair or makeup only. For most artists, after this designated time frame, any extra time will be an extra cost. Also, some artists only allow 2 looks or changes, so if you want to try more that is an extra cost as well. Prior to booking a trial, you want to be aware of the timing and amount of looks you can try, so you are prepared. 

3. Are airbrush or lashes included? 

If you are planning on trying airbrush for your wedding day, it’s important to find out if airbrush is additional for the day of your wedding, and for your trial as well, as it is typically an additional cost. Lashes might be also be additional for the wedding day, but not the trial, so you want to be sure of all the costs. 

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4. What’s the extra cost for styling of extensions?

9/10 times an artist will not provide extensions during your trial, so you will need to bring them if you want to try your hairstyle will more volume and length. Most artists charge extra for the styling of extensions to account for the time and skill it takes to place them in, so you want to be aware of this as well. 

5. Is there a minimum amount of services or value required for the wedding day?

Prior to even booking a trial, you want to be aware if there is a minimum number of services or value that the artist will require. If there is and you won’t meet it, you don’t want to waste your time doing a trial and then realizing you won’t be moving forward regardless. 

6. Is there a travel fee for the wedding day?

More often than not, there is a travel cost associated for the wedding day. This is to account for the wear and tear on the artist(s)’s vehicle, and it is a luxury that the artist comes to you on the wedding day. It may not be much, but is a cost you should plan for. 

Elwynn and Cass Beauty Concierge / Hair + Makeup Trial Questions

Photography: Ashley Bee Photo / Beauty Concierge: Elwynn + Cass

You might have a ton more questions to ask an artist prior to the wedding day and trial, but these are the top 6 questions you should ask to make sure you schedule a trial with the right artist for your needs. 

Xoxo,

Katelyn

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