Why Wedding Trials are an Investment

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THUNDER BAY – LIVING – So its a few months till your big day! And you have a entire pinterest wall full of makeup and hair and nail ideas but how do you even pick one?
I like the lips on this one… but the top part of this hair style… but these nails don’t match my dress but the style is super pretty.



Wanting to be the most beautiful bride is super stressful. But that is why there are professionals who can help!

Inline image 1So When Should I start looking to do this?

This is highly debated between professionals.

“..Make sure to do a trial run or two at least two weeks before the wedding day. .”-  Offbeat Bride

“…As a general rule trials are done around 12 weeks prior to the wedding…”-  Reveal Hair and Makeup.

2 to 12 is a big jump! At my salon I say makeup 1-2 weeks prior for makeup and Holly Hairstylist whom I work closely with in Hair Infinity Salon (where I am also located) says for hair a week prior.

Both of our decisions are based on the ideas being fresh in our minds and so there is barely any time for anything to majorly change. 12 weeks sounds ludicrous to me just because how many times in 2-3 months have you re done your roots? waxed your eye brows? maybe even dyed your hair? These all have time to change your look overall and possibly have something mess up.

If you have skin issues, I would highly suggest that you go for a facial consultation 1-2 months prior to get whatever issues you have under control. If you need microdermabrasion or laser, don’t do it a week before! your face may still be red, swollen and sensitive to the makeup.

So you have all your pins and ideas that you want. That is great bring them with you! We love to see what you like, its harder to describe something then just showing! Email them, print them off, just have your pics ready on your phone or tablet.

What else should I bring?

If you have a veil, glasses, contacts (especially if they are colour changing), flowers, hats or specialty jewelry.

Don’t be surprised if the style you have been dreaming of doesn’t actually suit you. Most likely it is not the stylists ability – more so your differing colouring, face shape, hair type or specific features. Trust your stylist to adapt the style you love to suit both your hair type and face shape.

If you have specialty makeup that you have bought, bring it with you. No point in spending 70$ on a HD ultra light foundation and then have the makeup artist use a different kind. If you don’t have any make sure that your artist has her own kit and/or supplies that you can buy.

The whole point of the trail is to have everything ready for you so there is no trial and error when you only have given yourself 2-4 hours before the wedding to get ready. This will be also booked with your stylist instead of hoping there’s enough time to figure everything out day of. It is also easier so you are comfortable with your stylist, not just a random person showing up dictating your look.

So how much are trials?

Depends on the place, some places ask for a deposit for a wedding party and trail and some don’t. Holly Hairstylist charges 60$ a hour for colour and style wedding hair trials and I charge 40$ a hour for makeup trials.

Check out my wedding deals and specials here.

sexy bride

if you have any questions and comments leave a comment, call me or email me at scotiamua@shaw.ca!

Come visit me on November 8th at the Valhalla Inn for Thunder Bay Wedding Wishes Formal Fair



Scotia Kauppi
500 Frederica street W inside Hair Infinity Salon


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