22 April 2021

How To Get The Most Out of Your Wedding Hair Trial

Your bridal hair trial is your first opportunity to really find out what is possible for your wedding hairstyle.


I will never accept a booking for wedding hairstyling without first meeting the bride for a hair trial. This is, plain and simple, to ensure that I am a good fit for you and can offer you the hairstyle that you want. If you’re looking for information on when is best to book your bridal hair trial, click here!

For this reason, it’s essential that your hair trial is as valuable to you as possible.

Follow these five pointers to make sure you get the most out of your hair trial. You’ll leave feeling confident that you have found your perfect bridal style in plenty of time for your wedding day!


1. Bring all your confirmed wedding details

This really is number one on the list. Bring, at the bare minimum, the details of your chosen wedding venue, your wedding date, photos of your wedding dress, and any accessories that you have chosen and confirmed (if you can’t bring the real thing, make sure you have photos!). Without these details, it can be difficult to finalise a hairstyle that ticks all your boxes. All additional information you can provide will be beneficial!


2. Make sure you’re well-versed on my Covid policies

Above everything else, my main priority is ensuring your safety when you visit my studio. I have outlined the main things I will be doing in the studio below, but I will also need some help from you. Follow the guidelines on the right-hand side to see what I require from you.


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3. Bring along all your inspiration

Bridal hair inspiration is everywhere, once you start looking. The possibilities are endless, and the advice available is enormous and often contradictory. Which is why it’s so important to whittle down your inspiration boards prior to coming in to see me. Try to pick just a few examples of styles that capture the different things you’re looking for, such a length, braids, volume, and era inspiration. Don’t forget that inspiration can come from anywhere, including friends’ wedding photos, Pinterest, and magazines.

If, however, you’re struggling to know where to start at the moment, download my helpful guide to the three most popular bridal hairstyles to give yourself a nudge in the right direction!


4. Make sure your hair is clean and free from products

Not many people know that just-washed hair is often quite tricky to style. When you’ve just shampooed, hair can be quite flat, and sometimes a bit too silky and soft to hold a style. So, I always ask my brides-to-be to wash their hair the night before seeing me. This way, it’s still clean, but will be easier to style. And please no products! They can change the texture of your hair and make it harder to work with!


5. Be open to suggestions

If you haven’t got much of an idea of what you’d like, then make sure you are open to suggestions. All of my suggestions will be created bespoke for you. I will be able to recommend certain styles to suit you and your chosen dress, which I know will be comfortable for you on the day. Be open to suggestions and you’ll find the perfect style – it just might not be one you’d even thought of before!



If you’ve got a hair trial booked in with me soon, then I can’t wait to start this magical process with you!


If you’d like to book in your bridal hair trial, click here.


Please get in touch with any questions you might have, no matter how big or small – I’m always happy to help!


Sally Anne Photography


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