How to prepare for your bridal hairstyling trial/preview with Amy
Here's what you need to know about your upcoming
Your Bridal Trial/Preview
A bridal trial/preview is for you and I to make a plan for your wedding day hairstyling.
It's time to put together your whole look and ensure we compliment your dress, your chosen wedding colour palette, makeup, veil, accessories and create a timeless, elegant bridal look.
Below are some hair prep tips for prior to your bridal hairstyling trial/preview.
Where to start..
- Start searching for inspiration if you haven't already.
- Ask yourself if you are a hair up or hair down kinda gal?
- Do you want to see pieces in the front framing your face or do you prefer it off your face?
- Will you be keeping your current colour?
- Have you scheduled a trim and maybe a treatment?
- Are you having a veil and/or hair clips or accessories?
- We will discuss all of this at your consultation but it's really good to start the process.
You will need to prep your hair for your hairstyling trial/preview. The reason for this is that we need to have very clean, very dry hair to style with. We are aiming for light, airy hair. If you can dry it with a blow dryer even better! Step by step further below, read on.
How to cleanse + dry like a pro
Soak your hair all the way through. Double cleanse! Shampoo your hair and rinse. Then repeat! This time focus on all the edges of your hairline and the crown of the head. Rinse really well. If you think you haven't washed enough or rinsed enough just start the process again.
Nourish. Use conditioner to nourish the mid-lengths and ends. Don't be tempted to apply directly to the root area. Leave for a few mins and rinse well. Do not put a treatment in your hair the night before unless your hair type is frizzy, coarse or very naturally curly.
Towel-dry and comb out then preferably using a hairdryer and smoothing brush, blow dry your hair with the dryer nozzle angled down. Alternatively, air-dry or if your hair is very long, thick, coarse, frizzy or curly - once completely dry - use straightening irons to smooth the cuticle.
Think ahead of time about where you like to wear your parting i.e. centred, left or right and if you'd like pieces out to frame your face or if you'd like it behind the ears. Please consider this when having a trim, cut or colour/highlights before the wedding day.
Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours for your hands-on bridal hairstyling trial/preview.
It's a small studio space so please discuss with me if you are wanting to bring someone along with you.
Please wear white or similar colours to your bridal gown/outfit. Preferably with a similar neckline.
Together we create one bridal hairstyle, if you wish to create more than one style then a second consultation needs to be booked at additional cost. We discuss in detail the style options before starting.
Unwell policy Please provide me with as much notice as possible if you are unwell, have a temperature or need to reschedule for another reason.
As you can imagine, it is critical that I remain well to show up for all my beautiful brides and clients this season. I am happier to reschedule than risk it.
All consultations are weekday availability only and can start at anytime from 9:15am through to 12:15pm is the last appointment. Please let me know if you will have difficulty with these days.
Please arrive on time to your appointment and not early (and of course not late) as I like to be ready for you and also another client may be leaving.
Studio address is 18 Killarney Avenue, Torbay. Look for the long white fence on the bend of the road. Parking on the road. Come in the gate at the top of the driveway and up the steps to the pod at your appointment time.
Photos and/or videos will be taken before, during and after the trial for the purposes of capturing the whole bridal look, recording products and techniques used and sometimes for promotional purposes. Any sharing will be done so with integrity.
Depending on your chosen look and your hairs' current length and density we may discuss the option of using extensions or padding to create a more desired shape or to create the desired styling. These can be hired or smaller items can be added to your invoice as required.
Almost all images we find on Pinterest or Instagram for bridal will have had a little help from these items so please consider this a topic when we meet.
"If you have any further questions regarding this document please just ask - I'm happy to answer them. I'm looking forward to enjoying this special time with you." - Amy