FAQ

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BRIDAL TRIAL

Our 5 tips for how to prepare for your wedding hair and makeup trial to prepare yourself for looking at the most beautiful on your big day:

1. GET PINNING!

There is so much inspiration online for your bridal beauty look and Pinterest is the holy grail for assisting in wedding planning in general. Do remember though images are often heavily edited.

Even if you can’t find the exact style you are envisioning, a collection of images will give your stylist a ‘feel’ of the look you’re going for. Including your dress, colour swatches and and even any room styling can also help!

You can take a look at our many many wedding hair and makeup inspiration boards here.

2. WHAT ABOUT IF I DON’T HAVE A CLUE?

Some questions to ask yourself:

  • how do you normally wear your hair? There are no rules – if you feel comfortable wearing it down then wear it down! There’s so many clever things your hairdresser can do to still make it look special. A fabulous blowdry can really show off a good head of hair!

  • when do you get the most compliments? When wearing a smoky eye or just a bare scrap of makeup? When do you feel your best?

  • how much makeup do you wear every day? You don’t have to wear stage makeup just because it’s your wedding day, I promise.

  • are you likely to pay attention to your makeup on the day? If not we wouldn’t suggest a strong lip.

  • is your venue dramatic and dark or light, bright and airy? You can get away with a more intense makeup look in candlelight and at later timed ceremonies.

  • what’s your dress style? Is it young, fresh and romantic or glam and structured? Is the detail around the neckline? You might want to show that off. This all helps guide your hair and makeup look.

  • do you love any celebrities personal style. That’ll help us with a reference and starting point
     

3. PREP PREP PREP – YOUR STYLIST IS TALENTED BUT NOT A MAGICIAN 🙂

So boring and I wish I had a more a exciting suggestion but drinking lots of water pre-wedding, getting regular hair trims, going somewhere decent to have your brows shaped and having a couple of facials are all going to help you look your best. You’re aiming for a great canvas that we can further enhance.

4. HOW TO ARRIVE AT THE TRIAL

For hair it’s best to wash it the night before but not use straighteners or any heated tools as it affects the hair shaft and make it harder to re-style. If you *need* to wash it every day then come with it washed that morning and the stylist can prep it.

I find it really helpful if the bride turns up with her regular makeup on so I can get an idea of how she looks every day and what kind of makeup she feels comfortable with. Please don’t use waterproof mascara though!

We’d also suggest wearing a white or light top (if that’s the colour you’re wearing) to help you get the feel of the hair and makeup look with the right colouring.

5. WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR TRIAL AND WHEN TO SCHEDULE IT

Scheduling the trial after you’ve bought ‘the’ dress is pretty helpful as it guides the whole look and focuses the mind as to how you’d like your hair and makeup however you don’t need to bring it with you and a picture will suffice. We normally suggest planing the trial 1-3 months before the wedding date.

Daylight is always preferable for your trial and do remember artists are often very booked up at weekends at weddings.

If you have any hair accessories or a veil already purchased then these are helpful to bring but we’re used to working without them so don’t worry if you haven’t decided on them yet. 

We wouldn’t suggest bringing tons of people with you as sometimes lots of opinions doesn’t help!! But a best friend, bridesmaid or Mum is fun. I’d select them on their positive vibes!

It’s good to wear your hair and makeup ‘look’ for an hour or so and take a look at it in different mirrors in your home to get used to it.

 PREPARING FOR MY APPOINTMENT

  • For a makeup appointment, please make sure your face is freshly cleansed and moisturized before your makeup artist arrives. 

  • For a blowout/haircut, we recommend your hair be freshly washed and damp upon your hairstylist's arrival.

  • For updos and dry styles, your hair should be washed the night before your appointment to see best results.

  • For a manicure, please make sure your nails are clean and free of polish. We can remove Gel Polish at an additional cost. 

  • When we arrive at your site, we’ll set up in 10 minutes, then get started immediately to ensure everyone is ready by the time requested.

  • We kindly request your seat be next to an electrical outlet and have an available flat surface for our tools

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE SPECIAL OCCASIONS SERVICE?

For special occasions as weddings and group of guests as soon as we have confirmed availability for your requested appointment, we will send over an invoice to the provided email which includes a deposit. The deposit has to be paid immediately (by bank transfer or PayPal) to confirm the reservation. It is non-refundable, non transferable. The standard deposit rate is 25% of the total booking value. The remaining amount must be paid at the latest on the day of the appointment by cash, credit card Visa or Mastercard.

ARE YOUR ARTISTS INSURED?
Yes, all of our artists have personal liability insurance.

DO I PAY FOR THE ARTIST’S TRAVEL?
Travel expenses:Barcelona metropolitan services are free of transportation charge.
Outside Barcelona metropolitan will be charge 1euro per 1 km (both ways)

WHAT PRODUCTS DOES THE ARTIST USE?
None of our artists are affiliated with a particular brand so all use a mix of high quality makeup products in their kit.
IF I’M NOT HAPPY AT THE TRIAL AM I COMMITTED TO BOOK?
No, and you are just liable to pay for the trial and any travel charges incurred.

CAN I BOOK IN A TRIAL WITHOUT PAYING THE DEPOSIT FIRST?
Our artists are all very popular so we always ask for a deposit first to hold your wedding date in their diaries before booking in your trial.

HOW LONG SHALL I ALLOW FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP ON MY WEDDING DAY?
your artists will work this out for you at the trial, however as a rough guide for approximate timings we suggest 2 hours for bridal hair and makeup and and 1 hour per person for everyone.

CAN I REDUCE THE PRICE OF THE PACKAGE IF I DON’T INCLUDE LASHES?
The lashes are a complimentary extra offered by us so we would not be able to discount if you prefer not to have them.

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BANK ACCOUNT 

Receiver: Michelle Stel
Bank: Banco Sabadell
IBAN: 
ES34 0081 0150 5100 0168 5477
BIC (SWIFT): BSAB ESBB

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