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6 Tips for Your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

From St Louis' Top-Rated Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists

The morning of your wedding is such a special moment. You’ve finally completed all the planning and sorted out all of the details and now it’s time to relax, celebrate and enjoy this special time surrounded by your very best friends and family. The last thing you’ll want to be worried about is your hair and makeup not going exactly how you had envisioned it. So what’s the secret to ensuring your hair and makeup go exactly to plan? Ironing out all of the details in your hair and makeup trial! 


Luckily for all of our St. Louis brides-to-be, REFeyeANCE Makeup and Hair has a team of professional hair and makeup artists all throughout St Louis and Missouri. Our certified beauty experts have an array of top-rated salons for your hair and makeup trial needs and in some cases, we can also travel to you! Rest assured, we will lock down the perfect bridal look that suits you and your desires. There are a few things to keep in mind so that you get the very most out of your bridal trial and that’s exactly what we're here to tell you today! Keep reading for six super helpful tips to ensure you have a successful hair and makeup trial! 

1. Wear White or a Color Similar to Your Wedding Dress

Be sure to put on a top that is similar in color to your wedding dress before your trial begins. You’ll be able to get a better feel for how your hair and the tones of your makeup will flow with the color of your dress. Also, you’ll be better able to envision the whole look when it is complete. Bonus points: wear a top that is similar to the neckline of your dress to really pull it all together!

2. Have Your Hair Accessories and Jewelry

For the same reason as wearing white, you’ll also want to be sure to have your jewelry on hand and any hair accessories you plan to use. You’ll get a much better vision of your completed bridal look when you are able to see it with your jewelry and accessories. For all of our brides wearing a veil- don’t forget it! You’ll want to see exactly how your hair looks with and without the veil on. 


There is nothing we love to see more than our brides-to-be pulling up a whole Pinterest board filled with wedding hair and makeup inspiration. The term “a picture is worth a thousand words” is spot on here! It can sometimes be hard to put into words exactly what you’re envisioning so having inspo pics does a world of good in helping to showcase what you’re looking to achieve. Bring on all the Pinterest boards!


3. Prep ALL the Inspo Pictures
4. Be Nit Picky

Your wedding hair and makeup trial is your time to iron out exactly what you like…and also exactly what you don’t like. So, please be nit-picky! If you’d prefer bigger curls, brown liner as opposed to black, more highlighter, less volume. Whatever the case may be, no matter how big or small, tell you artist! It will not hurt our feelings. This is exactly what your trial is for and we want you to look and feel your very best on your big day- right down to the smallest details! 

5. Take Photos and Videos of Your Completed Look

Don’t forget to take ALL the photos and videos once your hair and makeup is complete. Don’t be shy, babe…get all the angles. It’s also a good idea to test out how your hair and makeup photographs in different lighting too! This way, you’ll remember exactly what works for you and this is a good way to pinpoint anything you would like to change as well.


6. Don't Let Your Hair and Makeup go to Waste

Now that you’re looking all cute with your hair and makeup done, don’t even think about washing it right off. Repurpose it! Plan ahead and schedule your hair and makeup trial before your bridal shower. Or set up a boudoir photoshoot for afterward and give your spouse-to-be a steamy wedding present. You can even book your engagement photo shoot for the same day and if you’re worried about spoiling your wedding day look, we can always switch up your makeup and hair a little so you can save the surprise for your wedding day! 

Remember these tips when booking your bridal hair and makeup trial and you’ll be sure to have a successful trial and stress-free wedding morning!  When it comes time to select your wedding hair and makeup artists, be sure to choose REFeyeANCE Makeup & Hair. 


REFeyeAnce offers the best wedding hair and makeup services in St Louis. We provide on-site airbrush makeup and hair services throughout St Louis and all of Missouri. Offering an array of services, our bridal beauty team will assist you in crafting the perfect package to fit your beauty needs and desires. We use only the highest quality products for superior results and to ensure that your bridal makeup & hair look flawless with an all-day waterproof/ heat resistant wear. We can’t wait to bring your St Louis wedding day beauty goals to life! Learn more about what we offer @


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