When do I come for my Trial?
I always prefer doing the trial as close to the wedding as possible. Around 1-2 weeks before the wedding. No longer than a month before.
Unfortunately I don’t do trials on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. I have weddings and functions on these dates.
During weekdays trials are scheduled from Monday to Wednesday: 09:00 – 12:00
A trial is normally 3 hours long on hair and makeup packages and 2-2.5 hours on makeup only packages.
Booking the trial is the responsibility of the bride. 1 free trial is included for the Bride
R300 makeup only
R600 hair and makeup.
All trials will take place at my house: 38 Huguenot Way, Oakwood Estate, Pinehurst, Durbanville
How long does the makeup take on the wedding day?
Hair and makeup for the bride normally takes a maximum of 2H30mins, depending on the style
Makeup only for the bride: 1 hour / 1h15mins, depending on the style.
Makeup for bridesmaids or mothers: 45mins
Which products do you use?
My kit consists only of professional makeup brands like:
MAC, PMU, Benefit, Smashbox, Urban Decay, NARS
I do not wear a lot of makeup..
Do not panic! I am not a believer in caking on the foundation just because “it looks better on photos”. That is a myth. Yes, a small amount of foundation is neccesary to camouflage blemishes and redness, but there is no reason why we cannot still be true to your own personal style. I believe your fiance should recognise you when you meet him at the altar. you should reflect a fresh, beautiful version of yourself, not a cookie cutter “bridal makeup” face.
I have heard about lash extensions, does this influence the makeup and is it a good idea?
Lash extensions is great! It compliments your makeup beautifully. One of the biggest benefits associated with wearing lash extensions, however, is how it makes mascara obsolete in your makeup regimen. Mascara is designed to lengthen and thicken lashes, as well as curl them. An eyelash extension does all of these things, but without running when wet, smudging, or smearing. This is obviously a great benefit on your honeymoon when diving into those tropical island waters. Beautiful accentuated eyes, no smudge!
My engagement shoot is coming up, can I book my trial for that date?
This might seem like a great idea, but please always consider the theme of your engagement shoot first. Engagement shoots is normally a very low key, relaxed shoot, or a special themed shoot. Having a “bridal makeup and hairstyle” with a summer beach shoot is not a great idea. Also, you will look the same on your engagement and wedding photos. Rather book a separate session and we can customize your look to the style of your shoot.
Engagement shoots are usually a few months before the wedding and once again, I do not prefer to do the trial so long in advance, as none of the dress fittings and styles are finalized.