"From the day I met Jodie at the trial, I knew she would do a fantastic job."
The bridal hair trial is an essential factor for the bride-to-be to collaborate with her expert hairstylist to bring her dream style vision to life.
It's a collaborative process throughout the bridal journey by providing inspirational images, wedding theme, hairstyling questions and personal style notes for the hairstylist to offer expert advice to achieve the hairstyle vision for the wedding day.
What is a bridal hair trial?
Bridal Hair Trial
Seperate from package:
Bridal Hairstyle (2 hours)
Where you and I collaborate in bringing your dream style vision to life. During this appointment we discuss a hair maintenance plan leading up to the wedding day and any additional questions.
Hair trials are not compulsory but highly recommended to collaborate with your hairstylist in designing your dream wedding hair. The professional experience provides the hairstylist with a hands-on evaluation of your hairs texture, length and condition in preparation for your desired style. This in-person style meeting helps the bride for;
1. Colour placement required for the hairstyle
2. Hairstyle shape (e.g. face-framing layers).
3. Hair extension purchases or hire for volume, length and support.
4. Veil placement.
5. Accessory placement.
Is a wedding hair trial compulsory?
When should I arrange a trial?
Bridal consultations are recommended at least 4 to 6 months, or a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the wedding. This ensures preparation requirements are arranged; like hair colouring, hair extensions and hair accessories to create your desired hairstyle.
Bridal hair consultation appointments are generally arranged on Sundays. Saturday appointments are not available due to wedding bookings.
I live on the southern end of South Coast of NSW so it can be difficult for most brides to travel to me as many live in Sydney, Canberra and the Wollongong region.
Once I have your signed service agreement with your location address, I will then know where you are based to start arranging a hair trial.
I will look at my calendar and advise you of when I will be travelling through your area for destination weddings and advise you of dates and times.
For Sydney based brides I generally book a hotel in the city and plan a full day of trials to reduce travelling around to multiple locations.
Where does the hair trial take place?
The hairstyle options
The bridal hair trial has an allocated time period of 2 hours. This timeframe is based on the consultation, the hairstyle preparation and finishing to complete the look.
If you are unsure of which option you would prefer from an upstyle and a down hairstyle you can email a request to trial both options.
Once I have reviewed your reference images I can advise if its achievable within the 2 hour booking, or if more time needs to be allocated due to different preparation techniques.
If more time is required additional charges will be applied.
Additional Time per (30min) - $50
Can I trial more than one hairstyle?
Usually it is only the bride who has a wedding hair trial to design her overall style for the big day.
I understand that the bridal party may like to trial a particular look, or the mother of the bride would like to design a style for her daughters special day for herself and is concerned about doing something different.
When arranging the trial date please confirm that you would like to request an additional service at the time of booking to ensure time is available to add them.
Predominately trials are arranged in a hotel room by myself with multiple brides in a day, they take first priority to ensure their trial occurs before their wedding day. I strongly recommend to take the last booking of the day if you wish to add on an additional person to the trial.
ADDITIONAL PERSON HAIR TRIAL = $170 per person (1 hour)
Can my Mum or Bridesmaid have a trial too?
TRY before YOU BUY
Bridal trials are only for brides who have secured their wedding date by paying a deposit and signing a contract.
I understands that some brides wish to have a trial before securing a date with a hairstylist. I cannot reserve the wedding date until a deposit and contract have been arranged. Without this step it can result in your wedding date being booked by another bride before your trial date, it is extremely risky so I no longer take bookings this way to avoid disappointment.
Can I arrange a trial before making a deposit booking?
How to Prepare
1. Once I have confirmed with you your hair trial appointment a confirmation email will be sent with the details.
2. An email will be issued with a link to complete a form with your hairstyle vision (images of your hair, your hair inspiration, hair accessories and your dream dress). I will advise if haircutting or hair extensions are required achieve the desired hairstyle. It also helps on the day as all the information is together ready to discuss.
3. Purchase hair extensions, hair accessories and get face framing pieces (if required) before the hair trial.
4. If you have a white top in the shape of your dress from the neckline, wear it to give an overall feel of where the hair will sit.
5. An email will be sent the day before the trial to confirm with details on when to wash your hair.
What do I need to do for the hair trial?
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