Our trials are 45-90 minutes long. This includes TWO looks ONLY
Trials are done at our studio in Commack Tuesdays & Thursdays
Clip in Hair Extensions
We recommend 95% of our brides to use clip-in hair extensions on their wedding day. Most bridal looks are full, voluminous styles. We recommend at least 220 grams of Foxylocks or Bellami hair extensions. In order to keep your hair lasting all night it is important you do NOT buy cheap hair extensions. If you want to see how extensions look before purchasing, we have some at our studio we can use on you for the trial for an additional fee.
Please send us inspirational photos or videos of the looks you are looking to achieve. Please have front photos as this is the most important part. We recommend finding front photos of yourself of times you have gotten your hair done when you hated and loved it. It is good for us to see what you like and more importantly what you do not like
Trial Hair Prep
The condition of your hair prior to your trial day is very important! Dirtier hair the better! We recommend washing your hair a day or 2 prior unless you have hair that gets greasy quickly. If you have naturally curly hair and you do not want your natural curls for your wedding hair getting a straight blowout prior is required. Blowouts are not included in the price. Please do not use any flat irons or curling irons. Blow drying your hair straight with no irons is best
The trial is a chance for you to really voice your opinion. Please do not be afraid to tell us if you absolutely hate something. We do NOT get offended if you don’t like something . The only way to achieve what you want is if you are 100% honest throughout the process
We recommend wearing jewelry and dressing up for the trial. Wearing white is a plus. It is sometimes hard for clients to envision the entire look when you are in sweatpants
Accessories make the bridal look. If you didn’t purchase a headpiece yet we do have some at our studio for the trial. If there is a specific headpiece you know you are purchasing we recommend waiting until you have it to do your trial
If you are using our recommended makeup artists please let us know so we can schedule your hair and makeup trial together. If you choose not to do your hair and makeup trial on the same day, we highly recommend doing your makeup beforehand so you can see the full effect
When to schedule your trial
We recommend reserving your wedding date ahead of time and doing your trial 2-6 months before your wedding date. So many styles and Pinterest board ideas change leading up to your wedding, and what you may want now may change. Most brides who do a trial over a year away from their date end up doing second trials as the date gets closer.
If you choose to do your trial before booking we suggest you at least have your wedding dress picked out, as many styles are created based on the dress you'll be wearing.
We do not do trials on the same day as engagement shoots or events. The reason for this is because during the trial we do more than one look and by the time we are done your hair tends to be messy and won't hold well due to all the style changes. The only time we will do your trial on an event day is if you are doing one style only.
After the trial
Your wedding date will be reserved for 24 hours after the trial. If a $100 deposit is not put down & a contract is not signed before then, your date may be taken by another bride. We have a very long waiting list and get daily inquiries about wedding dates.