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Should I do hair and makeup trial at home?

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#1 aeroo

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    Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:25 PM

    I am wondering if I should do a hair and makeup trial at home first. I won't have time to do a trial in Mexico. I have my inspiration pictures and am wondering if it would be necessary to get trials done by people that won't be doing my hair and makeup on the actual day. At the same time, I've never had my hair or makeup done before, so maybe it's a good idea to go in and see what it would look like? Not sure what to do!

    #2 alex

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      Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:30 PM

      I personally think it's a good idea! The hairstyle/makeup that you have as your inspiration might end up looking alot more different on you than you expected & IMO that's not really something you want to find out on the day of your wedding! I would say go for it!

      #3 1elephant

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        Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:48 PM

        i didn't have a trial for either, but knew exactly what i wanted for hair and makeup. i knew that my hair would look fine in the chosen hairstyle, and wanted my makeup to be neutral colors w/ my eyes popping.
        if you've never had your hair done, i'd say go for it...if you don't want to spend the cash, you could get your makeup done for free at a makeup counter.

        #4 MarieSam

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          Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:48 PM

          Totally agree ~ a trial run is good in case you want to modify the style a little to better suit you. Plus getting made up is always fun, so why not??

          #5 nikkianddean

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            Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:40 PM

            Absolutely get a trial done!!! I think it might be helpful to see the style on you than on someone else. The other thing is you can make sure the style works for you. You never know - you might want to "tweak" a few things from your inspiration pics!!!

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            #6 JessicaM

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              Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:27 PM

              I am having a hair trial done before I leave to mexico too. I am just going to take those pictures with me as well to Mexico so they can recreate it. I wanted to make sure I liked it before I had them do it the day before!


              #7 Jenn

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                Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:12 AM

                Totally agree with Lauren about makeup... go to the department stores and have them make you up for free. I did get my hair done before going, but it honestly looked different on my wedding day. Similar, and I'm glad I got it done because I was stressing, but don't expect it to be identical...

                #8 starchild



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                  Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:01 AM

                  Okay I didn't do either but it's up to you and how important your chosen style is. I had a BM do makeup because she used to do it professionally so I trusted it would turn out well. Hair I wanted simple and it turned out fine. If you have a specific look in mind and are nervous about it then a trial wouldn't hurt.

                  #9 Bride010101

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                    Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:32 PM

                    I think I will do a hair trial at home with my stylist... that way we can play around and see what works. When I find one I like... I'll take tons of pictures to bring with me. I've heard the stylists at my resort are great at reproducing from pics... so I think this is the best way to go.

                    #10 jajajaja

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                      Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:24 PM

                      I think it's a good idea to get it done. Plus it's always good to test out how your hair will hold a particular style. For example, maybe you want soft waves but you find out your hair goes flat after 30 mins. That's a good thing to find out before the wedding.
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