what happens during a makeup/hair trial?

Sorry I know this has been asked many times before but I totally forgot. What exactly happens during a makeup/hair trial?

1) How long does it usually take and how many styles can you try out?

2) Are you supposed to tip the person during the trial?

3) Am I supposed to have the dress with me?

I'm thinking about having it on September 6th since Joe is taking me to a fancy restaurant in SF (a perfect occasion to be all dressed up). It's two weeks before my wedding though.. would that be cutting it a little too close?

In any case, thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice. =)
Posted on July 30, 2007 at 7:32 pm
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1) How long does it usually take and how many styles can you try out?




- Mine took about an hour for both hair and makeup. I told my stylist what I wanted and also showed her pictures, so we only did one style and I liked it already. I guess it depends on your stylist. Some let you try out a few styles, some might charge you for more than one style.




2) Are you supposed to tip the person during the trial?




- You can if you want, but I don't think I tipped her until the day of the wedding.




3) Am I supposed to have the dress with me?




- Not really, but you might want to bring your veil if you are planning on wearing one.




Since mine was a destination wedding, I had my trial just 2 days before my wedding. So 2 weeks should be plenty of time unless you totally hate your stylist after your trial (hope that won't be the case)!
Posted on July 30, 2007 at 8:52 pm
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1) How long does it usually take and how many styles can you try out?

For makeup trials, it took at least an hour. I was pretty much an open slate and told them the look that I was aiming for. For hair, it also took about an hour. It's a good idea to bring photos of hair styles that you like.

2) Are you supposed to tip the person during the trial?

I saved the tip for the actual day for the artist that I decided to go with. On the artists that I did not choose to go with, I also tipped them on the day of the trial.

3) Am I supposed to have the dress with me?

I did bring my veil to the hair trial. And, I brought a photo of my dress with me to all trials.
Posted on July 31, 2007 at 12:58 am
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According to my hair/makeup stylist (a friend) - she mentioned.....

1) How long does it usually take and how many styles can you try out?

Usually it's an hour for both hair and makeup. She told me to bring pictures with me and tell her what I like and dislike so she knows what she is aiming for.

2) Are you supposed to tip the person during the trial?

Since my hair/makeup stylist is my friend. She has offerred to do my hair/makeup, but I'm planning on giving her a thank you gift & a tip for her services that day.

3) Am I supposed to have the dress with me?

Definitely bring you veil & your hair accessories. Also she mentioned to wear a top that looks like the top of your wedding dress. So you can vision the whole entire thing.
Posted on July 31, 2007 at 3:05 am
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1) How long does it usually take and how many styles can you try out?
It depends on how quick the artist is and how long they are willing to spend doing your trial.
My first trial (I didn't go w/ them) took almost 3 hours. It was just because he was slow. My trial with my person took 1 hour. Both only did 1 style with me. But I know when my friend's wife went to her trial somewhere else, they tried a few styles on her. My cousin's trial took a few hours as well.

2) Are you supposed to tip the person during the trial?
I did at both.

3) Am I supposed to have the dress with me?
No but make sure you have your veil and anything else for your hair that you were planning to wear (flower, tiara, headband, clip).
I didn't bring my dress but I described it.
Posted on July 31, 2007 at 3:23 am

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