Hair and makeup are one of the most important aspects of your special day to get right. Check out these tops tips for hair and makeup to ensure you are perfectly polished and camera ready for your wedding day.

Book it – Book your hair and makeup as soon as you know the wedding date as most professional hair and makeup artists get booked a year or more in advance.

Plan it – Plan a date for your hair and make-up trial six months before your wedding, arranging a date for around 6-8 weeks before your wedding so it can then be tied in with your hen night or dress fitting.

Find your style – Research images of hair and make-up that you love and bring them with you to the trial. Top Tip: opt for images that are similar to your hair and skin tone, identifying what you like about each image.

The little extras – If you are considering a tan, lash extensions, new hair cut or colour, it is best to have these done before the trial date, this will show you how your hair and make-up will look on the day with any
added extras.

Skin prep – Another big bonus to getting your bridal trial done well in advance is it will give you time to implement any advice given at the trial to get your skin in tip top condition.

Prep it – If you are having brows shaped for the day also consider getting them groomed for the trial, that way you will have a clear picture of how it will look on the day.

Bring it – Bring your make-up bag to show the make-up artist what you currently wear, this will give them a good guide to the level of make-up you feel comfortable wearing.

Hair prep – Wash your hair the night before the wedding, this will ensure the style will hold and give volume. Avoid using styling products or straightening irons on the day as styling products can limit shine and straightening can prevent effective curling and volume.