• Kate Waller

How to make the most of your Bridal hair and makeup trial


I will send you over a booking form, if you can complete it with as must information as possible, your skin type, skincare routine, your daily makeup routine (if there is one!) or what you would wear makeup wise on a night out, also its really got for me to know what shampoo and conditioner you use.

I know it sounds like a silly question, to ask what shampoo and condition you use but some shampoos will leave a layer of silicone on the hairs surface, which means we wont to able to get a curl to last all day or an we wont be able to get the look we desire, I can advise some great 'clarifying' shampoo and conditions for every budget.

A makeup look is personal to everyone, we all wear a different amount of makeup and like different looks on ourselves, its normally what we are used to seeing ourselves look like, natural brows or thick or thin eyeliner, etc. It's really good to think of what you most like on yourself and what you dislike. If you really dont know that is totally fine, I am trained to make you look your best and to work with your natural features, eyeshapes, etc.

Pictures of your dress.... I love seeing a dress pic, if you have a picture of you in your dress that will help me give you ideas for hair styles, makeup colours, etc.


Hair : You know your hair the best, if you

have naturally frizzy hair and it works better day 2 after it being washed please come in with your hair the way you feel its best to style, I would ask for you not to arrive with wet or dirty hair please.

I always suggest that you shop for your bridal hair accessory after you have chosen your wedding hair style.

Makeup: Please arrive without makeup on if possible or with minimal makeup

The best clothes to wear to your trial are the same colour's as your dress, white, cream, etc. Its also great to wear a top that mimics your dress shape, I like to take pictures of you after the trial, to look back on before your wedding day, ill also send you the photos so you can see how you will look on the day.

We will of course be able to discuss ideas for your bridesmaids’ hair and makeup requirements. If they wish to also have a trial this can be arranged at a further time/date.

I will make notes of all we have created and work out how long I need to be with you on the day to make sure we have plenty of time.

(Please be realistic in your expectations, almost 95% of images you see on the internet are heavily filtered and edited!)

Please Note: Due to the use of very hot equipment for hair-styling, I kindly ask you not to bring babies/young children to the trial, your eyes will be closed for makeup for 70% of the appointment. Subsequent re-trials are charged at the same rate.

Kate Waller Hair & Makeup, covering Kent and Sussex


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