What to Expect During Your Trial

Trial runs are important not only for you as the bride, but for the stylist as well.

Why Trials are so important?

  • Trials give your stylist the opportunity to get to know your hair texture and pliability
  • Trials help the stylist identify which hair and makeup products work best for a long-lasting look on your special day.

How much time should I allot?

  • Hair – 1 hour
  • Makeup – 1 hour
  • Hair and Makeup – 2 hours

What should I bring?

  • Inspiration images of hair and makeup that you are considering for your look – You can also send your inspo here
  • Any hair accessories or a veil that you are considering wearing so your stylist can give ideas on how to incorporate them into your desired hairstyle – Babydoll Weddings will also have a variety of hair accessories available for purchase at time of trial

Will my stylist make recommendations for styles?

  • We always do our best to achieve your desired look based on the inspiration provided, keeping in mind that not all styles are easily executed or best suited for specific facial features or hair type

What should I wear?

  • We suggest that you wear a button-down shirt that allows you to change your outfit without ruining your hair and makeup

When should I wash my hair?

  • It is recommended that you wash your hair the night before your trial, towel dry, add either mousse or gel, and blow dry your hair straight back with either a round or paddle brush (if you would prefer to arrive with wet hair, a blow-drying service can be added to your trial for an additional charge. Please let us know if you would like this service PRIOR to your trial. Failure to communicate this service will result in a fee due at the time of trial.) 

What if I come after work?

  • While we prefer that you arrive to your appointment with a clean face using only moisturizer that does not contain an SPF, we do have makeup wipes you can use to remove your makeup.

Will I have the same stylist for my trial and my wedding?

  • We try our hardest to schedule your trial with the same stylist that is booked for your wedding day services, however, we reserve on a first-book, first-serve basis, so scheduling is based on availability.
    • It is important to reserve our services as early as possible as we may have many brides booking for the same dates.

When are trials offered?

  • Tuesday through Friday, with the earliest appointment scheduled at 9:00 a.m. and the latest appointment at 5:00 p.m.
  • Trials must be scheduled in advance to ensure availability.

What if I want to make changes after my trial?

  • Trust us, you wouldn’t be the first bride to want to make a small tweak here and there. Just call our Beauty Liaison and she can make the necessary notes in your file and inform your stylist.  99% of the time, an additional trial is not needed.

What do I do next?

You can contact the Bridal Liaison to schedule your trial at any time, however, we recommend scheduling the trial 4 to 6 weeks before your wedding date, and preferably on a day that you may be attending a party or social event so you can take full advantage of the hair and makeup services. Trials are offered Tuesday through Friday, with the earliest appointment scheduled at 9:00 a.m. and the latest appointment at 5:00 p.m. Due to limited seating please do not bring your wedding party with you unless previously discussed with the bridal liaison.

Upon leaving your trial, we would advise you to try on your dress or something in a similar style or color. Hair and makeup can change its appearance against different clothing colors. Please take a moment to examine your hair and makeup after your trial and if there are any changes that you would like us to notate, you may contact us to update your file notes for the day of.