ARRANGE YOUR TRIAL
how to arrange your
Once your wedding date is available and fully secured with a deposit, it's time to arrange your important makeup trial for the bride and bridal party. All trials are held in the privacy of my home studio in Dodworth, Barnsley. My full studio address is given on a private customer page within my website. I will send the link and password to you when your trial date has been arranged or before.
Please browse the information below to help with your trial booking. Trial videos of real clients are included on this website, Facebook and Instagram. Please see links.
cheryl's home studio
how to arrange your trial
A trial appointment is initiated by the bride. This can be anytime but no later than six weeks before your wedding day.
When you're ready, please send through a 'list' of available dates. We will choose one and confirm your appointment by text.
At the trial you will meet myself and your appointed hair stylist if you have arranged one with me. Please note that all hair stylists are fully independent.
At the trial we will discuss the bridal makeup and hair agreement. Following that, we will enjoy a full, informal consultation to discuss every aspect of your wedding day, including the venue, dress, bridal party, timings and theme. No stone is left unturned.
Please note - every bride must have a trial. We also encourage the bridal party to have a trial too and on the same day as the bride, if possible.
We look over all of your visual inspiration and we create a bespoke makeup and hair design that you are truly happy with.
Before you leave, you will be given a beauty timeline of our arrival time and finish time - all details are fully discussed.
You leave absolutely delighted with your bridal makeup and hair!
what is a trial
A bridal makeup trial is the perfect opportunity to meet with your makeup artist and hair stylist before your wedding day. With an abundance of styles to choose from, the prospect of finding the right ‘look’ can be daunting. At the trial, we have an in-depth consultation to discuss your important wedding day details. This can include dress, venue, location, accent colours, theme and bridal party to name but a few – whatever is specific to you and your style of wedding. We are here to offer advice and support you no matter how long it takes. On the trial day, inspirational pictures and colour swatches are an excellent place to start before creating a look that is beautifully tailored to you.
how long does a trial take?
A trial can take a long time, especially if there are more than 3 persons, one being the bride. Please leave the day completely open for us. Sometimes a trial appointment can be harder than the wedding day as we're exploring options. Sadly, if we have to rush a trial we cannot give you the full advantage of our time, as this may be our only opportunity to meet you before the wedding.
Makeup Trial Timescales (on average)
On average I give 90 minutes for the bride
On average 60 minutes for the bridal party, per person
Hair Time Scales (on average)
60 minutes for the bride
40 minutes for the bridal party, per person
A maximum of 3 persons per bridal trial please.
trial hints and tips
I have written a super popular blog post on how to prepare for your bridal trial. My bridal clients said the information was invaluable. Please take a look