Where Does My Trial Take Place?

Trials usually take place in my home studio but I can come to you if you prefer or if extra people are having trials at the same time.

When Should I Have My Trial?

I recommend you have your trial 4–8 weeks before the big day. This gives you plenty of time to gather ideas of how you’d like your hair and make-up as the other aspects of your wedding come together.

Some brides prefer to have their trial in the early planning stages and then have another nearer to the wedding day, when they’re sure of what they’d like. Early and extra trials are no problem but each trial is chargeable.

How Long Should I allow For My Trial?

By the time we’ve talked through ideas and maybe tried more than one style, you’ll need to allow 3–4 hours for your hair and make-up trial. If you’re just having hair or make-up, then allow 2 hours.

What Should I Bring?

I love it if you send me pictures of styles you like ahead of your trial and I can be thinking through ideas in advance.

If you’ve already chosen hair accessories that you want to use on your wedding day, bring these along too so we can incorporate them into your overall look. If you don’t have accessories yet, don’t worry; I can help you with ideas at your trial.

Do I Style My Hair Before My Trial?

Please come along with clean, dry hair but don’t straighten it.

Once you’ve had your trial, I’ll advise you when to wash your hair before the big day and email you a time plan for the morning.

Feel a Million Dollars

I want you to feel relaxed and pampered before you enjoy your big day and have the best time ever.

I could not recommend Alison more highly.  I chose a very ambitious hair-style for my wedding and expected her to suggest a simplified version.  Instead, she was excited and encouraging, achieving exactly what I wanted and it stayed in place throughout the wedding and an evening of dancing.  My make-up was flawless and I wouldn’t have changed anything – Sarah