Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few answers to some questions that you may have regarding your hair and make up on your wedding day. 

Q  How soon in advance should I book my Wedding hair and makeup?

A  If you are happy with the details that I have provided on my web site I would suggest booking as soon as possible as dates in high season get booked up to 12 months in advance.

Friday, Sundays, Bank holidays and Christmas are also extremely popular.

Q  How soon should I book a trial?

A  I suggest contacting me as soon as possible to organise a trial for between 6/8 weeks prior to your Wedding day however should you wish to book sooner then I am happy to do this.

Q  Where will my hair and makeup trial be carried out?

A  I have a professional salon based at my home in Hedge end Southampton.

Q  What should I bring along with me on the day of the trial?

A  Bring along any hair accessories that you would like to wear; ie, a Veil or Tiara. You may also want to bring any pictures of styles that you particually like, a camera is also a good idea. Also you are welcome to bring along any make up products that you are particulaly fond of and that you can't live without from your make up Bag!

Q  How long will my hair and make up take to do on the day?

A  It depends on the length and thickness of your hair and the style that you are wanting me to create. I would suggest leaving at least 1 hour for hair and 45 minutes for makeup.

Q  How long will my Bridesmaid's hair take to do on the day?

A  45 minutes for hair and 45 minutes for makeup for an adult bridesmaid.

Q  How long for the mother of the bride/groom?

A  30 minutes for hair and 45 minutes for makeup for mother of the bride/groom.

Q  Do I need to pay a deposit?

A  I require a deposit of £20 on booking a trial with me. This will secure the date of your wedding in my diary and in turn be deducted from your final bill. 

Q  How far do you travel?

A  I cover Hampshire, Dorset and Sussex.

Q  Do I wash my hair on the day of the wedding?

A  Your hair will need to be as clean as possible so I suggest that you wash your hair either the night before or the morning of the wedding. Your hair should have very little product on and NO Straightening Irons should be used. This also applies to the trial.

Q  Do I have my Hair or Make up done first?

A  I suggest your hair is prepared first with rollers etc then make up applied and hair styled last.

Q  Do I need to buy my Hair accessories before I have my hair trial?

A  No, it is sometimes a good idea to decide on your hairstlye first so we can decide how to compliment the style with the accessories. I can supply a selection of hair accessories at the trial. I can also supply these on the day for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls, this will incur a small fee.

Q  Should I have my hair cut/coloured before my wedding?

A  It is always a good idea to have the dry ends removed to make sure your hair is in good condition however I would suggest having a minimal amount taken off and to do this 2/3 weeks before the wedding. The colour will need to be as fresh as possible so I would suggest getting any roots/colour touch ups done I week prior to the wedding.

To benefit the most, fresh highlights/colouring is essential prior to trial sessions.


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