Any recommendations on how I should prepare for my Bridal Preview? This is one of the most commonly asked questions that I get on the regular. Below you'll find my tips for preparing for your Bridal Preview.
I like to do the bridal preview 1-2 months before the big day, but ultimately this is up to you and your preference. I would definitely reserve your date before that, though. I have brides reach out to me as far out as a year before their wedding date.
The bridal preview typically takes about 2 hours (if you are doing both hair and makeup). I will usually block out 3 hours just to give us plenty of time to execute the look(s) we're trying to achieve.
Find 1-3 photos for inspiration for both your hair and makeup. Try to dwindle it down to your top favorites. What do you like about these styles? What don't you like about these styles? Keep in mind when bringing inspiration photos that they are INSPIRATION. Everyone has different hair texture, length, color, etc. Also keep in mind a lot of the ladies on Pinterest have hair extensions in. Lucky for you, this lady does hair extensions.
Bring any accessories you plan on wearing the day of.
Let me know if you are allergic to anything hair or makeup related.
Arrive at your appointment with COMPLETELY dry hair and a clean face.
Be honest at your preview. I can't read minds. If you don't like something, tell me! You won't hurt my feelings, I promise! I would rather you tell me at our appointment you're not liking something so we can fix it, than you going home unhappy.
This is YOUR preview. This is your time to make your vision come to life. Enjoy every moment!
I recommend washing your hair the day before your preview. It's not entirely true what they say..."dirty hair styles better." I can't work very well with dirty, greasy hair and you aren't going to like the results either. Instead, we will "dirty" your hair up with products to get the best result.
Try not to straighten your hair before your preview. This smooths down the cuticle of your hair and after you do this it is very difficult for your hair to accept a curl pattern from the curling iron. Instead, give yourself a nice blowout.
My favorite beauty tool for the skin is the Clarisonic. This is an exfoliating brush for your face or skin. If you don't own a Clarisonic or don't have the means to invest in one, use an exfoliating cleanser. Smooth, exfoliated skin makes for a nice canvas or base for makeup.
Work on keeping your skin and lips moisturized leading up to your preview so you don't have dry, cracked lips & skin.
Stay hydrated! This helps with the overall health of your skin and body.
If you've never worn false lashes before, I recommend starting with individual lashes at your preview and see how you like those.
I hope this helps you prepare for your Bridal Preview. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I look forward to spending these special moments with you!
Did I leave anything out? Let me know in the comments.