Our Top Tips to Prepare for Your Bridal Hair Trial


Great news, you've booked all your wedding vendors and it's almost go-time for the biggest day of your life. Days are quickly dwindling down and you're approaching the phase where you have to start thinking about little details. We understand it can get a tad bit stressful without the proper guidance on how to prepare for your hair and makeup trial. Worry no further! Hair and makeup is the fun part of the wedding process and we are more than happy to help.

Casey Green Photography

Casey Green Photography

Shauna Veasey Photography

Shauna Veasey Photography

Great wedding hair and makeup is an investment and it takes a little preparation in your part. Follow all our steps and you can have faith knowing your stylist will recreate the exact look you envision. Start with our tips and this will ensure your stylist can properly do their job. Let's begin by preparing for your hair trial with our top 4 recommendations straight from our top hairstylists at Beauty Asylum.

Tip #1. Have Clean Hair

The one mistake that follows our Charlotte and Atlanta hairstylists around is, "Stylists prefer dirty hair." MYTH. If we can leave you with one tip from this entire post it would be to come to your trial with clean hair. Our stylists see dirty hair way too often. If your hair is super thick you can get away with a couple days of dirty hair. If there is too much oil in the hair there isn't enough dry shampoo in the world to cut the grease. We can always dirty the hair with product.

Tip #2. Don't Flat Iron

A flat iron to your hair before a hair appointment will make it very difficult for hair to hold curl.  The hair becomes silky and straight. Just like virgin baby hair on your four year old niece. Another alternative is to straighten the first 2-3 inches of hair at the root and leave the ends for styling. Our first recommendation would be to schedule a blowout the day of your trial or the day before to achieve the best results. 

Tip #3. Be Prepared

It's important to go into your hair trial with a few hairstyle ideas. This doesn't mean you have to make up your mind but a general idea is more than helpful in making sure your trial is a success. By having a couple pictures we are able to grasp the style you are trying to achieve and make recommendations based on your personal hair length and fullness. Keep in mind a stylist is meeting you for the first time. We want to get a feel for the look you and recommend what can work for you personally.

Tip #4. Know Your Hair

You found a hair picture you love and the inspiration is full of volume and all kinds of fabulous. Unless you are blessed with thick hair chances are extensions, product, and a professional are needed to create that bombshell head of hair. The best advice we can give you is to know your hair and what you have to work with prior to your trial. If you have fine/thin/short hair a little added fullness is great for the perfect bridal updo or down style. 

Our first go-to product is Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray. This will provide hold and fullness for anyone with ultra sleek hair or fine tress'. Our second recommendation would be clip-in hair extensions or a hair filler as a resource for length and volume. If you want Beyonce hair, we have to get you Beyonce hair. 

If you are unsure which route to go be sure to talk with your hairstylist before hand. We will be able to make recommendation and also be prepared with the proper hair accessories.