Should I Pay for a Wedding Hair Trial?

By the time you walk down the aisle on your wedding day you’ve spent hundreds of hours planning, organizing, and envisioning every element—from the color scheme, to the venue, to your hair and makeup. You want everything to be perfect and understandably so. You’ve invested a lot of time and a lot of money into your big day. When you’ve agonized over every detail you want to make sure it’s right—especially that perfect bridal look. So it’s understandable that many women decide to do a hair trial, sometimes several, before deciding on the perfect up-do. That said, it can be hard to justify another expense, so the question stands: should you pay for a hair trial?

It really comes down to budgeting and awareness. If you know what to expect going into the trial, you won’t be caught off guard when it’s time to pay. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Some places do not charge for a hairstyle trial.
    1. Many times, a single hairstyle trial is included in the price. If you have several different ideas and require a few different trials, you may be charged for those. Make sure you’re clear on the salon’s policies.
  2. Be prepared with what you want.
    1. If you have any decorative hair pieces or a veil, bring them along to the trial. It’s important to get the full picture. One style you might like may not look right with the hairpiece you choose so bringing everything with you is a great idea.
  3. Pay close attention to how the style holds after the trial.
    1. If your hair is naturally curly and you go with something that requires your hair to be straightened, test the style outside or in similar conditions to where your wedding and reception will be held.
    2. It’s also a good thing to keep in mind when you’re searching for reception venues; is the venue temperature controlled? It can impact more than the comfort of your guests.


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