Do I need a trial?
A bridal trial is a great way to finalise your wedding day look. If you are unsure of the hairstyle you want I would recommend a trial, it helps give you the chance to try out several hairstyles , discuss your current hair condition and seek any professional advise that is required leading up to your wedding day. It is also a great opportunity to ask any questions relating to the wedding day and feedback any information you want the Bridal Specialist to know prior to the big day. Your wedding day Hair and Make up is important, it helps complete your wedding day look.
Where does a trial take place ?
This depends on who you book but for me a trial can take place in either my home studio or at your home/holiday location. If you have booked with a salon I expect it will take place in the salon however, they may too offer home visits.
How should I prepare my hair for my trial?
I prefer to work with freshly washed and dried hair and then I can advise my brides if I feel it needs to be any different on the wedding day. Many brides think they need two day old hair but hairdressing has evolved so much in the way of creativity /trends and products supplied that two day old hair is definitely a thing of the past.
What should I bring to my trial ?
If you are having a veil then I would recommend bringing it along, I do advise my brides to buy there bridal accessories after the trials as else a hairstyle can end up being created around an accessory rather than you and what you require. If you have seen something you like in a bridal shop then I would recommend taking a photo of it to bring along and then we can discuss how it would work within the hairstyle.
I am having flowers in my hair on my wedding day.
If you are having flowers then it might be worth popping to a local florist to get flowers to bring along to give you an idea of what the flowers will look like.
I am not visiting Cornwall until the day before the wedding should I have a trial?
This is something I can't answer and it needs to be decided by my brides, I always say to my brides if I am available I am more than happy to do your trial the day/night before your wedding.
Do members of the bridal party have a trial as well?
I never mind doing a trial for additional members of the bridal party but it is not essential.
NEW for 2019 Brides.
NEW for my 2019 brides ! A studio at my home especially designed for my brides.
I wanted to be able to offer my brides another option for their trials where I wouldn't have to pay high rents which would then cause an increase in my prices and so after lots of planning , I developed and invested in an area of my home especially with my brides in mind.
Why don't I call my studio a salon? Because when I was salon based they were busy and full of people. They had that chaotic feel to them with a conveyor belt of clients and what I wanted to design was a much more of a personal, relaxing experience making my brides feel like the individual bride that they 1000% deserve.
When planning the development I wanted my studio to feel somewhere special and yet homely and professional but without it actually being directly in my home as that just didn't feel special enough for my brides and so I developed an exterior building in my garden into a studio. I had to make the most of the space adding the personal bridal touches where I could.
I am so proud to be able to offer this to my brides as an option , as it also saves me having to charge any trial travel fees too saving my brides a cost and even better there is free parking !
My brides feedback is very important to me as i like to know everything is perfect for them and a trial is a big part of that experience.
I like to ask my brides for feedback because they all mean so much to me and here is a review from one of my latest brides that visited the studio at the weekend;
Yesterday, I arrived for my hair trial with the lovely Emma. On arrival, my mum and I were offered a glass of bubbly and Emma put on relaxing music (great for bridezilla nerves!) Emma’s studio has a cosy and relaxed vibe with a rustic feel, (Think pinterest wedding!) with just enough space to play with a cathedral length veil! The mirror that ran along the length of the studio was great to see my hairstyle, and also my mum’s reaction! Emma worked magic on my thin hair; she is massively talented! My mum and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we’re looking forward to seeing Emma at the wedding!! Thank you Emma :).
Joanna -Wedding in 2019
Here is a review from my first ever bride that visited my studio-
I had my wedding hair trial at Emma’s home studio. It was the perfect space to trial a couple of different options, and finalise my dream wedding look. The studio was beautiful! Fully kitted out with everything we needed, and space for my Mum and I to both be there. A really lovely experience ☺
Amy Married September 2018.
I cannot wait to welcome future brides to my studio .
Amy, Amy, Amy. I feel like I have so much to say but I am struggling with this to get it all down. I have been trying to write this blog post for weeks ! And I must of written it over 20 times and now I have decided that all I am going to do is show you the below image .This image that after an amazing summer of brides just brought tears to my eyes.
A picture really does speak a thousand words.
Some lovely words from Amy ;
Koren was one of my out of county bride this year, she was simply magical.
Korens hair was shoulder length, so fine and super soft. She wanted a low unstructured bun. After having a play with Korens hair I advised her that I may need to put in some clip in extensions which Koren was so realistic about as she had thought she might need them. I advised her I would use the minimum amount of extensions that I could to achieve the full bun that she had hoped for. The reason for this was because Koren is not used to wearing extensions and so for someone who isn't used to wearing extensions it can feel uncomfortable or unusual due to the weight of the clips . My priority for my brides is that they feel comfortable so I can sometimes be hesitant in adding extensions to brides who aren't use to them. However, I used just one clip in extension and by using hair padding too I created her the low unstructed bun she had hoped for. I finished off the style with Korens Accessorie she had brought after her trial.
Koren said to me she has never had so much hair.
Here's some photos of Korens beautiful updo which she sent me.
Photography by Jennifer Jane Photography.