What to Expect During Your Trial

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

The Bridal Liaison will set aside a two-hour appointment for hair and makeup to talk through and play with color and style recommendations based on your skin and hair needs. Your appointment will begin with a thorough consultation with a Babydoll Weddings Stylist. We encourage you to bring inspiration images of hair or makeup that you are considering for your look. Trials allow your stylist the opportunity to gain knowledge about your hair texture and pliability, as well as help the stylist identify which hair and makeup products work best for a long-lasting look on your special day. We will do our very best to achieve your desired look based on the inspiration photos provided, keeping in mind that not all styles are easily executed or best suited for your facial features or hair type. Our goal is to schedule your trial with the same stylist that is available for your wedding day services, however, we book on a first-book, first-serve basis, so scheduling is based on availability. Reserve our services as early as possible, as we have many brides booking for the same wedding dates.

Please arrive for your appointment on time with a clean face, using only moisturizer that does not contain an SPF, unless otherwise discussed. It is recommended that you wash your hair the night before your trial, towel dry, add either a mousse or gel, and blow dry your hair straight back with either a round or paddle brush. If you are in need of professional products to prep your hair, we offer travel kits available for purchase in the salon. We ask that you follow these instructions to prep for your wedding day as well.

If you are thinking of wearing any hair accessories or a veil, please provide them at your date of trial service so your stylist can recommend options of how to incorporate the hair piece into your desired hairstyle. We suggest that you wear a button-down shirt that allows you to change your outfit without ruining your hair and makeup.

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.

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.