We regularly answer the questions on brides’ minds.
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Q: Should I book a trial run and far in advance should I book?
A: A hair and make-up trial run is not mandatory but is highly recommended. A trial run is very important to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly. It helps so that our artists have a clear image of what your vision is for your wedding hair and makeup. Most of our brides schedule their engagement photos on the same day as their trial run and this way you will have fabulous hair and make-up for that event as well. When you come for your trial, we encourage you to bring pictures of what you want your hair and makeup to look like, photos of your dress, veil, or anything else that you may feel is going to help us. Bookings usually start 6 to 8 months in advance. The sooner the better, to make sure we will be available for your wedding date. We also recommend that you make a booking for your rehearsal dinner, because it gives your artists a chance to get to know you even better and try any final variations that you might be considering for your wedding-day look.
Q: How long will my trial be?
A: On your trial day, you should allow 1 hour and 30 minutes each for hair styling and makeup. If you’re trialing both hair and makeup, be sure to allow 3 hours. Try to make it to your appointment with plenty of time to spare or even better, come early so you can settle in and unwind while having a glass of champagne! We want you to feel calm and relaxed and enjoy this part of your wedding preparations.
Q: Can I try different looks at my trial?
A: We encourage all our brides to experience several different looks. First we have a chat and get to know you and the style of your wedding, and then we create a few signature hair looks for you to choose from. We explore makeup looks, starting out clean and natural, and then move on to a more smoky and sultry style. That way you can see a transition and decide what works best for you always with the backup of our expert advice and support.
Q: Can you help me choose a bridal hair accessory?
A: We have a beautiful collection of clips, combs, pins, and brooches featuring Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, feathers, and fabric flowers. When you come in for your trial, your hair artist can show you the full range and then incorporate some into your trial hair looks. Once your artist has helped you to choose the perfect accessory to complement your wedding-day hair, you can purchase it at our salon.
Q: I barely wear makeup. Can you make sure I won’t feel “too made up”?
A: At your trial, our makeup artists will talk with you about what kind of makeup you’re used to wearing, so that we can create a look for you that won’t feel overdone. We also have products for women who don’t like to wear a lot on their skin, such as tinted moisturizers, which keep the skin feeling light and looking radiant. At your wedding, you will be dressed differently and more pictures will be taken of you than on any other day. We will give you makeup that suits those circumstances while making sure that you still feel and look like you.
Q: How do I know my hair and makeup will last throughout my Florida wedding?
A: Throughout time and experience, we have worked with brides and bridal parties and have been using special styling techniques and hair and make-up products that we tested and know for sure that it will last you the longest in our sunny, humid or windy Florida weather. If it’s the oil on your skin that usually causes makeup to wear off, we use primers that prevent the oil from mixing with your makeup. You also have the option of airbrush makeup, which has a longer-lasting wear, making it especially popular in the hot summer months. And whether the day is hot and humid, windy or rainy, we use the latest top hair products to ensure your hairstyle holds throughout the day and long into the night while looking totally natural.
Q: What brands of makeup do you use?
A: We are stocked with the latest and the greatest. You’ll recognize many of your favorite products in our makeup kits: Nars, Stila, Trish McEvoy, Chanel, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, and many more.
Q: What brands of hair products do you use?
A: We love the European line – Keune, used by many amazing celebrity artists. Our artists have many other favorite brands in their kits such as Oribe, Kenra, KMS and Moroccanoil.
Q: I have allergies to certain products. What do you suggest?
A: Bring in the products that you use at home and we can work with those to create a beautiful, professional look for your wedding day safe from any allergic reactions. Our artists are very knowledgeable about the latest and greatest products, so they can also suggest hypoallergenic lines you may wish to try.
Q: What about my bridal party?
A: We offer a special package for the members of your bridal party. Your artists will work with you on the wedding day to create any look you want for your bridal party. You are welcome to bring photos for us or let us do something original and beautiful that complements your look. And if you have a big bridal party, don’t stress: we will bring along additional stylists.
Q: Can your artists stay overtime on the wedding day?
A: On your wedding day, your team of artists will be booked for your wedding exclusively; they won’t be rushing off to anyone else’s wedding. So if you want your artists to stay after you get into your dress, we are happy to arrange that. We do need advance notice, and there will be a fee/hour/artist.
Q: Do you have any specials or discounts?
A: We have a special discount: when you come in for your trial, we will give you a 20% off a cut, color, and hair and makeup services for your rehearsal day and engagement photos.
Q: I need a haircut and color before my wedding. Can you also do that?
A: Absolutely! Naples Bridal Beauty is based at Vogue Hair Design which offers haircuts, color, straightening, extensions, conditioning treatments, etc. Many of our brides continue coming to us long after their wedding day for regular styling and coloring.